A guide to what’s on around the area today.
PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Hard Core Legends. Old Skool, Druid and Vinyl Groover. Admission £5. Over 18s ROAR. (023) 9221 0437.
SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 11pm. Thunderdome. Admission free. (023) 9286 3911.
SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 11pm-late. It’s A Sin. With residents DJ Lemon and Spikey Mark. (023) 9286 3911.
HORNDEAN: Barton Hall, Horndean Technical College, Barton Cross (PO8 9PQ. 7.30pm doors for 8.30pm. Comedy All Stars Christmas Show. Featuring: Lucy Porter, Craig Murray, Nathan Caton. Hosted by James Redmond. Admission £10. wegottickets.com/f/5084.
SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Wedge Comedy Club. Featuring Nathan Caton , Kockov and Sara Pascoe. Compére Dinga. Followed by It’s A Sin till late. Admission: £8 (£6 NUS). (023) 9286 3911.
CHICHESTER: The Newell Centre, Riverside, St Pancras. 7pm. CAOS at Christmas . With an evening of festive music for all the family. Admission: £8, concs. (023) 8055 5366.
BOSHAM: Hamblin Hall, Bosham House, Main Road. 7pm-9pm. Reiki Sharing Circle. All welcome. (01243) 373746.
EMSWORTH: Emsworth Methodist and Pastoral Centre, High Street. 12.30pm-2.30pm. Emsworth Arts and Crafts Market. Browse the many arts and crafts made by local people. Unique Christmas gifts for friends and family. 07812 938 719.
PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. A Dickensian Mystery Dinner and Ghost Walk. Join us for this yuletide version of our murder mystery dinner. Admission £40. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Stamshaw Infant School, North End Avenue, Stamshaw (PO2 8NW). 4.30pm-7pm. Christmas Fayre. Many stalls, games for children, tea and coffee, craft making and a visit from Father Christmas.
COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by June Cousins and Michael Taylor from Wallington and Bob Read. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.
GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. Dazzle Exhibition. Featuring a spectacular display of art deco beaded dresses from the roaring twenties. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.
PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth ... devoted to the beautiful game. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.
SOUTHSEA: The Southsea Library Gallery, 19-20, Palmerston Road. 9.30am-5pm. Defragmentation. An exhibition of paintings, watercolours and ceramics by Toni Ndikanwu.
PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Skyfall (12A); 7pm. USA, 2012. Directed by Sam Mendes. Starring: Daniel Craig, Helen McCrory and Javier Bardem. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.
EMSWORTH: The Railway Inn, 95, North Street. The Cheese Doctors. (01243) 372351.
FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Ben Waters. Admission £12.50, concs. (01329) 223100.
GRAYSHOTT: Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road. 7pm. Blast from the Past – a Victorian Christmas. A family-friendly Christmas show featuring Chris Green and Jude Rees, accompanied by Sophie Matthews. Organised by Grayshott Folk Club. New members welcome. Admission £14, concs. (01428) 604798.
HAVANT: The Wheelwright Arms, 27, Emsworth Road. 9pm. Forever Queen. (023) 9248 3365.
LAVANT: Memorial Hall. 8pm. Chichester Country Music Club Concert. Featuring T R Dallas (duo). Admission: £5. (01243) 527966, 787008, or (01489) 896323.
PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. New Rock Godz Live: featuring Lip Service; Summers and Velvetine. Rock. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Front Bar, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 8pm. The Jellyrollers. Good time groovies. (023) 9221 0437.
PORTSMOUTH: Kitsch N D’Or Restaurant, 37, Eldon Street. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Sweet ’n’ Hot. Jazz duo (vocal and piano). (023) 9286 1519.
PORTSMOUTH: Old House At Home, Locksway Road, Milton. Remedysounds, 8pm; Skaraman, 9pm; Slick Minded Individuals, 10pm-11pm.
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 6pm-late. Silhouetted by the Sea: The Southsea Bob Dylan Convention 2012. Friday night get together, including a Bob Dylan-related open mic night, including contributions from top local musicians, Dylan videos on the big screen, and Dylan audio on the sound system. rmatavern.co.uk.
SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. Bon Jovi Experience. Admission: £10 advance, £12 door. (023) 8055 5366.
SOUTHSEA: Auckland Arms, Netley Road. 8.30pm. The Sensational Debbie C. (023) 9275 2488.
SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. Party Night. With Vince Hilaire’s 70s classics. (023) 9229 5195.
SOUTHSEA: Rosie’s Vineyard, 87, Elm Grove. 8.30pm-11pm. Live Jazz and Carols. Featuring: the Milton James Hot Four. (023) 9275 5944.
SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. Spike’s Classic Vinyl Rock Roadshow. (023) 9282 1658.
FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 6.30pm. Cinderella. Pantomime starring Anne Charleston. Admission £11-£17, concs. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.
GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 7.30pm. An Evening with Jenny Docherty. Join spiritualist medium Jenny Docherty in a demonstration of clairvoyance. Admission £10, must be booked in advance. (023) 9252 3463.
GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 1.30pm, 7pm. Aladdin. Traditional family panto. Admission: £15.50-£24, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.
HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. Aladdin. Pantomime by Mark Wakeman, presented by Bench Theatre. Admission £8.95, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, Curzon Howe Road, Portsea. 7pm. Christmas New Musical: Nutcracker. Directed by Richard Stride. Music and lyrics by Heather Uden. Admission £18, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: New Theatre Royal, Guildhall Walk. 7.30pm. George Alagiah: Home From Home. Come and listen to the incredibly charismatic newsreader George Alagiah OBE discuss multicultural Britain, and his connection with Portsmouth where he spent time as a student at a boarding school. Admission £18, concs. (023) 9264 9000, newtheatreroyal.com.
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7pm. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Pantomime starring Lisa Riley, Marcus Patrick and Aiden J Harvey. Admission £8-£21.50, concs. (023) 9282 8282.
STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre Theatre, Stubbington Lane. 7.30pm. Jack and the Beanstalk. Pantomime, presented by Crofton Amateur Dramatic Society. Admission £8, concs. (01329) 661143.
TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Miracle on 34th Street. A magical, funny modern heartwarming Christmas tale. Admission: £11. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.
WATERLOOVILLE: South Downs College Theatre, College Road. 7.30pm. Aladdin. BTec Level 3 Acting present this year’s college pantomime. Admission £6.50, concs. (023) 9279 7954, email@example.com.
WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 10.15am, 1.15pm. Aladdin. Traditional pantomime. Admission: £11.50-£21, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.