Happy Birthday Dear Cleo, Happy Birthday to you!

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RATHER fittingly when you consider what week it is, The Stables has Vampires Rock on stage this evening.

Join Steve Steinman as Baron Von Rockula and shake loose to rock classics including Sweet Child of Mine, Poison and We Will Rock You at this theatrical music mash...

Lee Hurst (right) is back out on the road, stopping off at the Wavendon venue as part of his Too Scared To Leave The House tour, his first proper live stint in a decade – he’s spent time away from the stage running his own Backyard Comedy Club in London.

But now back to the day job, he has booked more than 50 livedates.

Talk about back with a bang.

So far as subject matter is concerned, expect quips and funny conversation about acid rain, global warming, bird flu and mad cow disease.

Take a ticket and go giggle in the face of disaster, and if you can’t make it tomorrow night, try Saturday – Lee has added a second date at the venue.

There are Live Jazz Matters for the taking on Sunday morning, from 11.30am, and this is more than a wee bit special: It is a celebration of the wonderful Dame Cleo Laine (far right), on her 85th birthday.

She is one of the new city’s best assets, and a real musical legend.

Let’s give her the birthday she so richly deserves...

In the evening, Colin Vearncombe will rule in stage 2.

In the 80s he delivered the smash hit Wonderful Life as Black, which remains one of our most favoured songs today.

Bittersweet songs and a velvety voice cut loose from 8pm.

Acclaimed pianist Martin Litton and his Red Hot Peppers deliver the music of Jelly Roll Morton on Wednesday night.

Book on MK 280800.