Pub shorts

THE Black Bean Sauce duo will perform covers and comedy items at the Merchant on Saturday, from about 9pm. They are Dave Hirst on guitar and Laurence Marshall on ukulele and banjo. The pair met on a performing-arts course at Yorkshire Coast College.

THE Lakeside Soul Club is back at the Cask on Saturday, from 8pm until 1am. Guest DJ Bridgie, from York, will join residents Mick Charlton and Jinxy.

THE Blue Shoes – aka Snake Davis and Jim Diamond – return to Cellars on Monday 6 June, at 8pm. It will be the fifth time the duo have played at the pub for landlord Brian Witty. All 70 tickets always sell in advance. This year they cost £12.