Six things to do in the next 48 hours: May 24 and 25

Moscow State Circus
Moscow State Circus
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Your quick guide to what to do in the Portsmouth area today and tomorrow

WORKSHOP: A TALE OF ONE CITY

Portsmouth Museum, today, 10.30am-12.30pm

Novelist and News columnist Zella Compton leads a free writing workshop to help you find inspiration through the art of Edward King. Limited spaces.

CIRCUS: MOSCOW STATE CIRCUS – GOSTINITSA

Southsea Common, tonight until June 4

The Moscow State Circus will open the doors to its Hotel of Curiosities in Gostinitsa, a new show with the added sparkle of 1930s Hollywood.

ROCK: MADINA LAKE

Engine Rooms, Southampton, tomorrow, 7.30pm

A whole decade since the release of their debut album From Them, Through Us, To You, 00s rock darlings Madina Lake are back for a long-awaited UK reunion tour.

TRIBUTE: MONEY FOR NOTHING

Ferneham Hall, Fareham, tomorrow 7.30pm

Money for Nothing are Europe’s premier tribute to Dire Straits – and have studied the band in great depth to be as close as possible to the real thing.

FOLK: CALAN

Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham, tomorrow, 7.30pm

Fiddles, guitar, accordion, bagpipes and step dancing explode into life when Calan, the energetic young folk band from Wales, take to the stage.

STAND-UP: SOUTH COAST COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR

New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth, tomorrow, 8pm

The South Coast Comedian of the Year contest reaches its second semi-final. The supremely funny Zoe Lyons also makes a special guest appearance.