A guide to what’s on around the area today.
PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Hardcore, Hard Dance, Total Barnage. Vinyl Groover vs Technikore, Technical Difficulties, Dax Smooth/Matt EP, Millzee/Scott Bruno and Lee Coretek. Scott Attrill vs Technical plus others. £3 before 8pm, £5 after. R.O.A.R.
SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 10pm. Indo Silver Club. It’s A Sin Room Two. (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.
SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Wedge Comedy Club. Featuring Richard Morton, plus a special guests. Compére Dinga. Followed by It’s A Sin till late. Admission: £8 (£6 NUS). (023) 9286 3911.
EMSWORTH: Emsworth Methodist Church and Pastoral Centre, 19, High Street. (PO10 7AQ). 1pm-3.30pm. Emsworth Arts and Crafts Market. Come and browse the many arts and crafts made by local people. 07812 938 719.
GOSPORT: Local and Naval Studies Centre, High Street. 10.30am-11.30am. Museums for Beginners! An opportunity for the under-fives with their parents or carers to come and explore the Search for Science Room full of stuffed animals and other natural history specimens. Admission free but book in advance as places are limited. (023) 9252 3463.
PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 6.15pm-9.20pm. Reiki Therapy and Indian Head Massage. Drop-in therapy session, no appointment necessary. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. Admission: £5-£8.
COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by June Cousins, Ros Croft and Michael Taylor. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.
GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Harbour View. Hampshire marine artist Colin M Baxter returns with his new exhibition featuring new watercolours, oils and drawings inspired by the many ships and yachts visiting Portsmouth Harbour. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.
HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 10am-midday. HB50 Exhibition. To commemorate 50 years since the closure of the Hayling Billy train line, the Station Theatre is hosting historical displays about the railway line, the people who ran it and used it and the communities it supported. The exhibition features photographs and artefacts, many of which are on loan to the Hayling Billy 50 project from members of the local community. (023) 9246 6363.
PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Teddy Bear Story ... featuring 150 teddy bears, including many rare and diverse examples of the toy. 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.
PORTSMOUTH: The Lodge Arts Centre, Victoria Park, Anglesea Road. 9am-5pm. An Exhibition of Photographs. By members of Solent Camera Club. solentcameraclub.com.
HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Summer in February (15); 8pm. Directed by Christopher Menaul. Starring: Dominic Cooper, Emily Browning and Dan Stevens. (01428) 642161 for further details.
HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. Les Misérables. (12A); 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Directed by: Tom Hooper. Starring: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway. Admission £3-£4. (023) 9246 6363.
BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 8pm. Guy Pratt: The Sideman. Celebrating 30 years as the bass player of choice for the heavyweights of rock and pop. Admission £12, concs. (01420) 472 664.
NORTH BOARHUNT: North Boarhunt Social Club, Trampers Lane. Boarhunt Blues Club. Featuring: The Lawrence Jones Blue Band. All welcome. Admission £10. (023) 9225 4909, boarhuntblues.com.
PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11.30pm. A Play Up Pompey Music Even. Featuring tribute bands: The Targets, Kings Jester and Half Light. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 8pm. Double Barrell.
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Spike’s Legendary Classic Vinyl Rock Roadshow. rmatavern.co.uk.
SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Kent Duchaine. Authentic Delta Blues. (023) 9282 1658.
SOUTHSEA: The Irish Club, Elm Grove. 8pm. The Courtiers with Gary Roberts provide a night of Irish foot-stomping folk music. Charity gig in support of Help for Heroes. Admission £5 in advance or on door. (023) 9282 5152.
SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8pm. Vince Hilaire’s Northern Soul Classics. (023) 9229 5195.
CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. If Only. A new political play by David Edgar full of moral dilemmas. Admission: £30.50, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.
CHICHESTER: Theatre in the Park, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. Barnum. A revised version by Cameron Mackintosh and Mark Bramble, starring Christopher Fitzgerald. Admission: £15-£35, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.
GOSPORT: 23, Foster Road (PO12 2JH). 7.30pm. The Taming of the Shrew. Performed by the Villagers Open Air Drama Group. Admission £7, concs. All profits to local charities. (023) 9252 6573.
GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 8pm. Follies. Book by James Goldman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed and choreographed by Aidan Treays. Admission: £11.50-£23, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.
HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. Ladies Day. Play by Amanda Whittington, presented by Bench Theatre. Admission £8, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Starboard Arena, Victory Gate, Historic Dockyard. 6.30pm gates for 7.30pm. Henry V. Presented by Collingwood RSC. Admission £12, concs. 0844 880 5406, historicdockyard.co.uk/henryv.
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Roy Orbison. Presented by Barry Steele and backed by his five-piece band. Admission £19, concs. (023) 9282 8282.
STUBBINGTON: Crofton Hall Theatre, Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane. 7.30pm doors for 8pm. Dial 01329 For Murder. A murder mystery by Ivor J King, presented by Lee Players. Admission £10 (inc supper). (01329) 662128.
TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Sleuth. A whodunwhat by Anthony Shaffer. Admission: £11, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.
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.