What's on in Watford this weekend, 23rd and 24th March, 2019

Orchestra Concert

Louisa Katania, a talented local musician, plays the Glazunov Saxophone Concerto with the Abbots Langley Orchestra. Also on the menu is the Overture to Oberon by Carl Maria von Weber and the 2nd Symphony by Alexander Borodin. It’s a chance to hear Louisa before she leaves to study at the Royal College of Music. There are very few saxophone concerti and the Glazunov concerto is one of the best known and very beautiful.

Abbots Langley Community Centre, High Street, Sunday, March 24, 7.30pm. Details: 07530 266293

The Bootleg Beatles

The world’s premier Beatles tribute band continues to draw critical acclaim from across the globe with their stunning recreation of the greatest songbook of all time. Tracing the fab four’s journey through the swinging 60s, every tiny detail is meticulously covered from costumes to authentic period instruments. With a little help from their own Pepperland Sinfonia and this year featuring a special set celebrating the 50th anniversary of the White album, this is a not-to-be-missed event.

The Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23, 7.30pm. Details: 01727 844488 alban-arena.co.uk

Flour Babies

In this one act play, when the annual school science fair comes round, Mr Cartwright's underachieving class don't get to work on the Soap Factory, the Maggot Farm or the Exploding Custard Tins. To their intense disgust they get the Flour Babies - sweet little six-pound bags of flour that must be cared for at all times.

Pump House Theatre, 5 Local Board Road, Watford, Saturday, March 23, 7pm. Details: 01923 241362 pumphouse.info

Ordinary Days

A romance on the rocks, an artist's vision stalled, and a graduate’s thesis in peril lead four young New Yorkers through a series of humorous and touching musical, intersecting vignettes, as they search for fulfilment, happiness and love. This melodious one act musical, performed by an award-winning cast, will reveal the simple beauty of letting go to truly live.

Pump House Theatre, 5 Local Board Road, Watford, Saturday, March 23, various times. Details: 01923 241362 pumphouse.info

Big Fish Little Fish

The award-winning family rave returns to Watford with a superhero. DJ Barry Ashworth (Dub Pistols) will be playing acid house, techno, and drum 'n' bass throughout the afternoon. There will also be crafts, confetti, bubbles, baby chill area and giant balloons.

Watford Colosseum, Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Sunday, March 24, 2pm. Details: 01923 571102 watfordcolosseum.co.uk

Legally Blonde

The brilliant team that brought you Addams Family the Musical is returning to Radlett with this fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie Legally Blonde. This all-singing, all-dancing romantic comedy is a fun-filled, feel good fiesta.

The Radlett Centre, 1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, Friday, March 22, to Sunday, March 24, various times. Details: 01923859291 radlettcentre.co.uk

Snow White, Rose Red, Bear Brown

Snow White and Rose Red – sisters, twins and best friends – have lived in the forest since they were babes in the wood. Brought up by their hardworking mother to be kind, caring and forest fluent – if sometimes a little over enthusiastic in their deeds! When their quiet life is interrupted by a friendly bear a new chapter begins. But why has the bear chosen them as playfellows? Why is there sadness in his eyes? And who on earth is that rude little man with a ridiculously long beard that they keep bumping in to? All questions will be untangled in this new show from the Woods of Widdershins, using puppets, storytelling, original music and a fantastical fairytale forest. Suitable for ages 4+.

The Old Town Hall, High Street, Old Town, Hemel Hempstead, Saturday, March 23, 2.30pm. Details: 01442 228091 oldtownhall.co.uk

Talking Pictures TV Festival of Film

A variety of films, shorts and celebrity guests from the world of film, including Bernard Cribbins OBE, Brian Murphy, Marty Wilde, Anne Aubrey, Craig Douglas and Glyn Baker, with more stars to be announced. Also included in the day are some 1950s and 1960s British feature films shown in the theatre on a big screen and some public information films and shorts. A truly great day out for fans of British film and TV from the 40s, 50s and 60s.

The Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Sunday, March 24, from 10am. Details: 01727 844488 alban-arena.co.uk

Barbara Hepworth: Artist in Society

This major exhibition explores a short, yet significant, period in the life of one of Britain’s most celebrated artists, and highlights Hepworth’s little-known connection to Hertfordshire. Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975) was a British sculptor and leading figure in the international art scene, in a remarkable career spanning five decades. Bringing together sculptures and drawings, some of which have not been seen together since they were first created 70 years ago, this unique exhibition focuses on an important period in Hepworth’s career immediately after the Second World War, when she was working from her new studio in St Ives and began to receive wide recognition. Her work is characterised by a fascination with female/male dualities, where abstracted male and female figures are placed in close relation to each other to form a single harmonious unit.

St Albans Museum, St Peter’s Street, St Albans, Saturday, March 23, to Sunday, September 8. Details: 01727 864 511 stalbansmuseums.org.uk

Tales from the Vicarage Live

Tales from the Vicarage Live returns to the Palace for another great night of Watford FC nostalgia and laughter. On stage will be former players Nigel Callaghan, Andy Hessenthaler, Micah Hyde and John Eustace alongside host and lifelong hornet fan Adam Leventhal. The four players - with nearly a thousand Watford appearances and over 100 goals between them - will provide a fascinating insight into their respective times at Vicarage Road which span over 30 years and analyse the highs, lows, controversial and entertaining moments along the way. Everyone gets a complimentary previous volume of the Tales from the Vicarage series included within the ticket price and will also get a chance to meet the players in the foyer on the night for photos, signing and a catch up.

Watford Palace Theatre, 20 Clarendon Road, Watford, Sunday, March 24, 7.30pm. Details: 01923 225671 watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk

Museum Bring and Buy Sale

Friends of Bushey Museum invite you to their fundraising bring and buy sale. All money raised will go to Bushey Museum.

Bushey Museum, Rudolph Road, Bushey, Saturday, March 23, 10.30am to 1.30pm. Details: 02084287700 stebbeds12@virginmedia.com