What's on this weekend

King for a Day

King for a Day is the brand new concert from acclaimed jazz vocalist Atila, celebrating one of the defining voices of the 20th century: Nat King Cole. This thoughtful and entertaining new show takes a fresh look at the life and work of the timeless Nat King Cole - whose vocal styling in songs such as Nature Boy, Unforgettable and When I Fall in Love defined a golden era of music and earned him a place in the history of American music as one of the most iconic vocalists of all time.

The Radlett Centre, 1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, Saturday, December 1, 7.30pm. Details: 01923859291 radlettcentre.co.uk

Shiamak’s Winter Funk

Shiamak present a series of unique dance classes that culminate in a spectacular performance at Watford Colosseum. The program gives participants a platform to experience the performing arts. The highlights of the show include performances by The Shiamak London Dance Team who will present special acts demonstrating their professional training. The show will feature hundreds of performers from ages four to 74.

Watford Colosseum, Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Saturday, December 1, 5pm. Details: 01923 571102 watfordcolosseum.co.uk

Rabbi Santa’s Comedy Night

A fantastic evening of Jewish comedy featuring top South African comedian Nik Rabinowitz, Manchester Fringe Best Comedy Award Winner Rachel Creeger, star of BBC’s The Kosher Comedian Bennett Arron, and many more.

The Radlett Centre, 1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, Sunday, December 2, 7.30pm. Details: 01923859291 radlettcentre.co.uk

Tim Burton’s Batman (12A)

Superhero movies are now a common theme, but once upon a time it was thought that they were a thing of the past. Then Tim Burton broke the rules and cast a comedy actor against type, and a new Batman was born.

The Old Town Hall, High Street, Old Town, Hemel Hempstead, Saturday, December 1, 10.30am. Details: 01442 228091 oldtownhall.co.uk

Spice World – The Movie (PG)

Both charming and cheesy, Spiceworld take us back to a time when Britain really was on top of the world. So hang on to your knickers, pump up your platforms and fasten your seat belts, because the Spice Girls are taking centre stage.

The Old Town Hall, High Street, Old Town, Hemel Hempstead, Saturday, December 1, 7pm. Details: 01442 228091 oldtownhall.co.uk

Heaven’s Rage

Heaven’s Rage is a short poetic film directed by Mark Crane, inspired by Leslie Tate’s Trans memoir. It has been selected to show at 27 international film festivals, winning the best experimental film award at the Jim Thorpe Festival. After a screening of this award-winning film, Mark and Leslie will answer questions about the making of both film and book.

The Old Town Hall, High Street, Old Town, Hemel Hempstead, Sunday, December 2, 2pm. Details: 01442 228091 oldtownhall.co.uk

Columbus (12A)

This critically acclaimed film is a beautiful love letter to Americana and the many forms of love. Only released in a few select cinemas in the UK, don’t miss this opportunity to see this contemporary classic.

The Old Town Hall, High Street, Old Town, Hemel Hempstead, Sunday, December 2, 3.30pm. Details: 01442 228091 oldtownhall.co.uk

Young Frankenstein (12A)

When Young Dr Victor Frankenstein, a respected physician, becomes heir to his grandfather’s estate, he travels into his grandfather’s world complete with sidekick, assistant and monster. What could possibly go wrong?

The Old Town Hall, High Street, Old Town, Hemel Hempstead, Sunday, December 2, 5pm. Details: 01442 228091 oldtownhall.co.uk

Christmas Fayre and Fun Dog Show

With over 15 stalls, you can grab a bargain for your pet as well as yourself. This family event includes special farmyard world with a petting farm and games for children. Why not bring your dog along and enter your adorable pooch in the fun dog show? If you don’t have an animal of your own then come and have a look at all the animals waiting to find their forever home.

National Animal Welfare Trust, Tylers Way, Watford, Sunday, December 2, 11am to 3pm. Details: 02089500177 j.defriez@nawt.org.uk

Made in Hertfordshire Christmas Market

After the success of last year’s market, this year’s will take place in a bigger venue and includes over 40 talented designers, makers and sellers. Come along and buy local this Christmas and give your friends and family something unique this festive season. There will also be a pop-up tea room, a craft section for kids and goody bags.

Allum Manor, 2 Allum Lane, Borehamwood, Saturday, December 1, 9.30am to 3.30pm. Details: visitherts.co.uk

Edwardian Christmas Market

Festive cakes, mince pies, shortbread, jams, pickles and chutneys, art and crafts and all things festive.

Reveley Lodge, 88 Elstree Road, Bushey Heath, Sunday, December 2, 11am to 3.30pm. Details: 0208 428 7700 stebbeds12@virginmedia.com

Christmas Market

Genuine artisan products, unique gifts and jewellery, handmade crafts and toys, clothing and food.

Rudolf Steiner School, Langley Hill, Kings Langley, Sunday, December 2, 11am to 4pm. Details: 01923 262505 reception@rsskl.org

Northwood Christmas Craft Market

A variety of beautiful crafts to browse and buy, all handmade by local crafters. For children there will be hands-on Christmas crafts to make, a treasure hunt and the chance to visit Santa in his grotto. Northwood Live at Home charity will also be there selling Christmas puddings, jams and jellies and other festive fare.

Methodist Church Hall, Oaklands Gate, Northwood, Saturday, December 1, 10am to 3pm. Details: northwoodcraftmarket@hotmail.co.uk

Christmas Craft Fair

Every year Frogmore Paper Mill holds a Christmas Craft Fair where local craftspeople can sell their wares. You will find around 40 stalls selling handmade jewellery, papercrafts, woodturnings, ceramics and homemade fudge. There will also be a Christmas raffle and lots more.

Frogmore Paper Mill, Fourdrinier Way, Apsley, Hemel Hempstead, Sunday, December 2, 11am to 4pm. Details: 01442 234600 frogmoremill.com

Traditional Christmas

Find out about how Christmas was celebrated in the past. See a selection of the museum’s buildings decorated for Christmas as they would have been during the time period that they represent. The Victorian toll house will be decked with holly and ivy gathered from the woods and illuminated by candles and firelight. The 1940s Prefab will show how people celebrated a restrained wartime Christmas enlivened by make-do-and-mend decorations. Father Christmas will be making his annual stop at the museum and will greet visitors as he sits by the fire in Haddenham Cottage. Children (and adults) are invited to take part in Christmas crafts and activities. The museum will be joined by local folk musicians who will perform a mixture of festive, traditional and modern folk music. There will be a small number of stalls where you can purchase gifts and local handmade items courtesy of local craftspeople.

Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park, Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St Giles, Saturday, December 1, and Sunday, December 2. Details: 01494 871117 coam.org.uk