What’s on for Friday, February 14, 2014

From left, Cassie Compton, Ray Quinn, Ruth Madoc, Jon Robyns, and front Stephanie Clift.

From screen to stage, Cassie Compton loves starring in The Wedding Singer

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A guide to what’s on around the area today

CLUBBING

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 10pm-2.30pm. It’s A Sin Room 2: Thunderdome. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 11pm-2.30am. It’s A Sin. With resident DJs Lemon and Spikey Mark. (023) 9286 3911.

COMEDY

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Wedge Comedy Club Valentine Special. Featuring Kevin McCarthy, plus special guests. Compére Dinga. Followed by It’s A Sin till late. Admission: £8 (£6 NUS). (023) 9286 3911.

DANCING

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Ballroom and sequence with music provided by Brenda &W Sounds. Admission: £3. (023) 9242 5331.

EVENTS

LISS: Triangle Centre, Mill Road. 2pm-4pm. Scrabble. Join us for an afternoon of words. All levels welcome! Admission £2.50 (inc tea/coffee). (01730) 301000.

SOUTHSEA: Havelock Community Centre, Fawcett Road. 1pm-2.30pm. Mindful Living Club. Support for people interested in practising mindfulness in their daily lives. Admission £7 on door. 07540 751 910, goodmentalhealth.org.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring the paintings of Suzette Smith and Belinda. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Open Art Exhibition. A chance to see some of the best work by our local artists in an exhibition displaying a variety of styles and media. Visitors are invited to vote for their favourite piece. Both the visitors’ choice and the Rotarians’ choice are awarded prizes. Sponsored by the Gosport Rotary Club and Southern Co-operative. Free Admission . (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays (PO1 3BF). 11am-4pm. Creating Balance, the result of a year-long collaborative project initiated by Portsmouth University. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.

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.

FILMS

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Cinema Paradiso (PG); 2.30pm, 8pm. Giuseppe Tornatore’s loving homage to the cinema. (01428) 642161 for further details.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (PG); 7pm. USA, 1961. Directed by Blake Edwards. Starring: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard and Patricia Neal. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

HAYLING ISLAND: Barley Mow, Manor Road (PO11 0EZ). The Little Deep Band. Blues, Latin and soul.

LAVANT: Memorial Hall. 8pm. Chichester Country Music Club Concert. Featuring Steve Cherelle and Lucy Leigh. Admission: £5. (01243) 527966, 787008, or (01489) 896323.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11pm. Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls of The Wonder Stuff. Acoustic. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 8.30pm. Valentine’s Evening with J Wacky.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm-late. Non-stop 70s and 80s. rmatavern.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Matt Pryor (The Get Up Kids). Plus Allison Weiss. Admission £9.50. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Kitsch N D’Or Restaurant, 37, Eldon Street. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Sweet ’n’ Hot. Jazz duo (vocal and piano). (023) 9286 1519.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. Power of Three. Tasty blues trio. (023) 9282 1658.

STAGE

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 8pm. Grease. Danny and Sandy fall in love all over again. Presented by GSA Productions. Admission: £15-£23.50. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. Supernova VI: Set One. A festival of new one-act plays presented by Bench Theatre. Two sets of plays on successive nights. Admission £8, concs, one night; £10, concs for two nights. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Happy Days – A New Musical. Starring Heidi Range as Pinky Tuscadero. Admission £20-£34, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Grease. Presented by the Portsmouth Players. Admission £6.50-£15. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. The Pub Quiz. The play uncovers the complex relationships, foibles, opinions and arguments of those taking part in this unique new play by Steve Harris. The audience won’t be left out as they have to take part in the quiz too. Admission: £11, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. From 6.30pm. Dreams and Fears. Presented by Glimpse Theatre (Young Theatre Royal). This installation-based performance is a sensitive exploration of what young people both fear and aspire to. Performances every 15 minutes. Admission £5. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

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.