The week starts off with a re-imagining of Ray Galton and Alan Simpson’s Steptoe and Son (Tues 9-Sat 13 Apr, 7.30pm, tickets from £12) at Sherman Cymru in Cardiff. Directed by Emma Rice, the play explores the complex relationship between father and son Albert and Harold Steptoe.
Further theatrical entertainment comes in the form of Love And Money (Until Thurs 9 May, 8.00pm, tickets: £8-£12) at Chapter Arts Centre this week and various other theatres across South Wales, it brings us a tale of greed, desire and all things unrequited.
Stand-up for Porter’s (Wed 10 Apr, 8.30pm, admission: free) this week sees critically acclaimed Irish comedian Eric Lalor take to the stage with support from Mike Bubbins, Leroy Brito and Liam Schewitz.
London indie band Tribes (Fri 12 Apr, 7pm, tickets: £12.50) are set to play Cardiff Students Union fresh off the back of last year’s NME tour. A follow-up to their highly-praised debut album seems set to remind fans why they started listening in the first place.
Globetrotting DJ Sean Tyas (Sat 14 Apr, 10.00pm, tickets: £20) heads a 10-hour collaborative session at Escape. The night will feature over 40 DJs across four rooms and includes sets from the talented likes of Sied Van Riel and Acti.
Soul fans should look out for Hannah Williams And The Tastemakers (Sat 13 Apr, 8pm, tickets: £4) who make a return to Gwdihw this week with the Fat City DJs there to round the night off nicely.
Those looking to (cautiously) celebrate the arrival of spring should take a look at Heritage (Until Sun 28 Apr, Admission: free), Katie Jane Vickers latest exhibition at The Last Gallery, Llangadog. Katie uses childhood nostalgia to bring us a range of pieces inspired by our natural surroundings.
British Sea Power (Sun 14 Apr, 7.00pm, tickets: £13.50) release their sixth album Machineries Of Joy this month and mark the occasion with a visit to the Coal Exchange. The Brighton six-piece are renowned for their intriguing choice of subject matter.
Eco-minded art lovers should head to Chapter Arts Centre for Art Car Bootique 2013 (Sun 14 Apr, 11am, admission: free), a fanciful combination of fashion, food and entertainment. Don’t forget to take a look at the ever-popular £1 jumble sale held by Northcote Lane Market.