A guide to what’s on in the area today
PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Annihilation. Jump up drum n bass. DJs Konichi, Decimal Bass, Levela. Admission £5 in advance, £7 on door. Over 18s ROAR. (023) 9221 0437.
SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 9pm-2am. Wolf Cub Club. Admission free. (023) 9286 3911.
PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra. Admission £34.50. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: St Cuthbert’s Church, Hayling Avenue, Copnor. 7.30pm. Portsmouth City Band in concert among all the trees of the Christmas Tree Festival. Admission £7 (inc glass of wine). (023) 9282 7071.
PORTSMOUTH: Third Floor Arts Centre, Norrish Central Library, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. Music in the Round: Ensemble 360. In a Paris Salon wth Maggie Steed as Princesse de Polignac. All welcome. Admission £15, concs. (023) 9284 3023, firstname.lastname@example.org.
PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Ballroom and sequence with music provided by Brenda &W Sounds. Admission: £2.50. (023) 9242 5331.
BISHOP’S WALTHAM: St Peter’s Church, Free Street. 10am-4pm. Nativity Crib Festival. Display of nativity scenes and collages. Free admission, coffee, tea, cookies and cakes available.
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: Age UK Portsmouth, The Bradbury Centre, 16-18, Kingston Road. 9.30am-3.30pm. Safe and Warm Open Day. Plus free electric blanket testing by Trading Standards (bookings telephone 023-9284 1298). Restaurant facilities available. Everyone welcome.
PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, Curzon Howe Road, Portsea. 8pm. Charity Christmas Murder Mystery. A very Dickensian murder mystery charity night Admission £18.50 (inc two-course meal), concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.
SOUTH HARTING: British Legion Hall, Church Lane. 11am-midday. Harting Village Market. Local produce and craft stalls. Home baking, cards, knitwear, jewellery, woodwork, homewares, gifts and more.
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: Driftwood Studio, North Medow, Royal Clarence Yard, Weevil Lane. 10am-5pm. Marine Miniatures. Marine paintings and driftwood by Hampshire marine artist Colin M Baxter. colinmbaxter.co.uk.
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.
HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Skyfall (12A); 7.45pm. Directed by Sam Mendes. Starring: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem and Ralph Fiennes. (01428) 642161 for further details.
HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. Hugo (U); 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Directed by Martin Scorsese and featuring the voices of Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen and Asa Butterfield. Admission £3-£4. (023) 9246 6363.
PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Beasts of the Southern Wild (12A); 7pm. USA, 2012. Directed by Benh Zeitlin. Starring: Quvenzhan Wallis, Dwight Henry and Levy Easterly. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.
EMSWORTH: The Railway Inn, 95, North Street. Rock & Roll Hoodlums. (01243) 372351.
FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Tim Edey and Brendan Power. A lavish parade of inventive characters and sketch magnificence. Admission £12.50, concs. (01329) 223100.
FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Tim Edney and Brendan Power. Folk/Celtic. Admission £12.50, concs. (01329) 223100.
FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Ultra Sounds Disco.
HAVANT: The Wheelwright Arms, 27, Emsworth Road. 9pm. Force Four. (023) 9248 3365.
PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. Total Jamm. Ticket only.
PORTSMOUTH: Old House At Home, Locksway Road, Milton. Aviv, 7pm; Leigh Mary Stokes, 8pm; Becky Jerams, 9pm; Aviv, 10pm-11pm.
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Spike’s Classic Vinyl Roadshow. rmatavern.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: The Brewers Arms, Milton Road. 9pm. Stolen.
SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. Doors Alive. Admission: £12 advance, £14 door. (023) 8055 5366.
SOUTHSEA: Auckland Arms, Netley Road. 8.30pm. Christmas Party Music with Helene. (023) 9275 2488.
SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. Ugly Auntie. Party band. (023) 9229 5195.
SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. Stone Free. 70s rock covers band. (023) 9282 1658.
SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. From the Jam: 35th Anniversary Tour. Plus special guests: The lost Boys. Admission £15. (023) 9286 3911.
FAREHAM: Millennium Hall, HMS Collingwood, Newgate Lane (PO14 1AS). 7.30pm. Wizard of Oz The Panto. Pantomime presented by Collingwood RSC. Admission £6. 07502 037 922.
FARNHAM: Maltings, Bridge Square. 11am, 2pm. Robin Hood. A show for the whole family, presented by Farnham Rep. Admission: £9, concs. (01252) 745444.
GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 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.
HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, Portsmouth Road (PO8 9LJ). 7.30pm. Season’s Greetings. Play by Alan Ayckbourn presented by Horndean Amateur Theatrical Society. Admission £6. (023) 9278 5800.
PORTSMOUTH: New Theatre Royal, Guildhall Walk. 7.30pm. Aspects of Love. Musical presented by CCADS. Admission £8-£12, concs. (023) 9264 9000, newtheatreroyal.com.
PORTSMOUTH: Tiger Tiger Portsmouth, Gunwharf Quays. 10pm. X Factor Friday. If your favourite X Factor finalist was voted off the show last Sunday, see them perform live tonight. Admission £5 before 11pm. (023) 9288 2244.
SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 8pm. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express. A new production for 2012. Admission: £15-£39.50. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.
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.
WALKS & TALKS
GOSPORT: Georgian Suite, Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 2pm-4pm. Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust Gosport constituency meeting. Member of the public are invited to come along to see a presentation and talk to the elected members of the trust’s council of governors and a trust representative.
PORTCHESTER: Portchester Community Centre, Westlands Grove. 7.45pm. The Treasurer Talks. To find out more you have to be there, organised by the Solent Omnibus Club. Visitors and new members welcome. (023) 9273 1061.
SOUTHSEA: meet Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade. 10.30am. Seafront Walk. Walk along the promenade. Suitable for all. New walkers to arrive early to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.