1.THE highly acclaimed London base five piece To Kill A King are headlining Buryfields Winter Session. Following the popularity of last year's live music event Buryfields are back with three great bands at The Elgiva in Chesham at 8pm tonight (Friday). One of the hardest gigging bands in the UK, last year To Kill A King have played at The Great Escape, Dot to Dot, Reading and Leeds, Bestival and Leefest (amongst others) and headlined shows in Europe. They were main support to Bastille on their March UK tour and again on their more recent tour both in the UK and Europe. Playing before them will be the wonderful "Bela Takes Chase" who sings memorable songs with a unique voice. Opening the evening will be the three piece all girls band "Rouge" who are an all girl four piece from London. Tickets are £12.50 from www.elgiva.com or call 01494 582900.
2. LAUGH your stress away this weekend and start the year as you mean to go on. The Bucks Laughing Club provides laughter and relaxation for your body and mind. Release those endorphins and boost your immune system. When was the last time you had a really good laugh? No charge but contributions much appreciated. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or see www.buckslaughingclub.com. The class is tomorrow (Saturday) from 2 to 3pm at The Rossetti Hall in Holmer Green.
3. LISTEN to the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons tonight at The Wycombe Swan at 7.30pm. The show called Big Girls Don't Cry features the East Coast Boys, who recreate the music of this popular band including Sherry, Grease is the Word, Bye Bye Baby and Working My Way Back to You Babe. Tickets are £19 (concessions £2 off) from 01494 512000 or go to www.wycombeswan.co.uk.
4. THE UK's leading constitutional historian, David Starkey, is known for his forthright views and will be talking tonight at Norden Farm in Maidenhead at 7.30pm. He talks about the period he describes as the most glorious soap opera, The Tudors. Tickets are £17.50 from 01628 788997 or go to www.nordenfarm.org.
5. THE Hazlemere Players will be performing Murdered to Death this weekend. This play by Peter Gordon is one of the "Inspector Pratt" series of spoof Agatha Christie whodunnits and will be performed at the Hazlemere Community Centre in Rose Avenue on January 17 and 18 starting at 8pm. The play introduces the inept and bungling inspector who battles against the odds and his own incompetence to solve the murder of the owner of a house in the country in the 1930s. It soon becomes clear that the murderer isn't finished yet; will the miscreant be unmasked before everyone else has met their doom or will the audience die laughing first? Call 01494 534215 or email email@example.com