What’s on for Saturday April 26 and Sunday April 27

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A guide to what’s on around the area this weekend.

TODAY

CLUBBING

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 11pm. Hot Fuss. Indie dance electro hiphop dnb dubstep techno party. Admission £4. (023) 9286 3911.

COMEDY

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 8pm. Matt Richardson: Hometown Hero. Touring with is debut solo show. Admission £10. (01420) 472 664.

CONCERTS

ALTON: Martin Read Hall, Alton College, Old Odiham Road. 7.30pm. Concert d’Entente. Alton Concert Orchestra is joined by l’Orchestre Garance of Alton’s French twin town Pertuis and Alton Convent Choir, in a selection of popular classical music and Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony. Admission £5, concs.

CHICHESTER: St Paul’s Church, Churchside (PO19 6FT). 7pm. Handel’s Messiah. Performed by Portsmouth Baroque Choir with The Consort of Twelve. Admission £1-£15. (01243) 371128, portsmouthbaroquechoir.co.uk.

DROXFORD: St Mary’s and All Saints Church, The Square (A32). 7.30pm. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet in concert. Performing music from Greensleeves to Gershwin. Admission £15-£20, in advance or on door. Available from Droxford Post Office (in Bakers Arms).

OLD PORTSMOUTH: The Michael Nott Rotunda, Portsmouth Grammar School, High Street. 7.30pm. Portsmouth Music Club Concert. Featuring Portsmouth District Composers Alliance. Visitors and new members warmly welcomed. Admission: non-members £7 on door. (023) 9282 0317, portsmouthmusicclub.org.uk.

WARSASH: St Mary’s Church, Church Road (SO31 9GF). 7.30pm. Spring Evening of Song. Performed by the Solent Singer and the Solent Male Voice Choir. Organised by the Locks Heath and District Branch of the RNLI. All proceeds to the RNLI. Admission £8.50 in advance or on door. (01329) 310651.

DANCING

FAREHAM: 24/8 Fitness, Down End Road (PO16 8TS). 7.30pm for 8pm-11pm. Dizzyfeet Dancing Post Easter Social Dance. Ballroom, Latin and sequence dances, raffle, American supper and a dance cabaret. BYO refreshments. Admisiosn £10.

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls Ballroom, Bury Road. 7.30pm-11.45pm. Freestyle Jive Dance to the music of Good Rockin Tonight, plus DJ. 50s era jive music. (023) 9242 8732.

PORTSMOUTH: Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Lane (PO3 5XT). 8pm-11pm. ALN Ballroom Dance. Admission £4. No bar, BYO. 07980 058 310, ballroomrazzmatazz.co.uk.

EVENTS

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 2pm. Yummm! Tale Tale Hearts. Crunchy, sweet, tart, gooey, runny, sour, thick, yummy! A celebration of food for children up to eight and their families. Admission £6, concs. (01420) 472 664.

FAREHAM: Thackeray Mall, Fareham Shopping Centre. Midday-2pm. Spirit of the South Ladies Four-part Harmony Chorus. (023) 9245 1220.

FARNHAM: Rural Life Centre, Old Kiln Museum, Reeds Road, Tilford. 10am-5pm. Steam Toy Rally. The museum’s wood yard will be in action demonstrating the handling of timber from tree to finished product aided by other woodland craftsmen and the Surrey Association of Woodturners. (01252) 795571 or rurallife.plus.com/rlc.

GOSPORT: St Mary’s Catholic Church, High Street. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Nightfever. Step into an oasis of peace, light a candle, enjoy the live music and stay as long as you like.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 12.15pm-1.30pm. African Drumming. Discover the fun and unity that comes from drumming together in groups in this workshop with tutor Tom Gregory. Admission £12, cons. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HORNDEAN: Butser Ancient Farm (Chalton/ Clanfield turnoff on A3). 2pm-4pm. Young Archaeologists Club. For youngsters aged eight to 16 with a different theme each month, this month: music. Admission £3. (023) 9259 8838, or butserancientfarm.co.uk.

LOCKS HEATH: The Lockswood Centre (SO31 6DX). 10am-1pm. The Wedding Boot Fair. Create your dream DIY wedding. Buy and sell your pre-loved wedding items, from wedding dresses to table decorations. Fantastic ideas, great bargains. Admission £1. 07901 501 509.

PORTCHESTER: Portchester Parish Hall, Castle Street. 9.30am-4.30pm.The Art and Craft Show. Organised by Roundabout Art Group, in aid of The Rowans Hospice. Items on show include: embroidery, ceramics, paintings, wood carving, etc, most for sale. Admission £1.

PORTSMOUTH: Beam Engine House, Henderson Road, Eastney. 1pm-5pm. Eastney Beam Engine House Open Day. See the magnificent Boulton and Watt Beam Engine in its original site. Admission free. (023) 9282 7261.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 8pm. 1920s Murder Mystery. Pick your way through the clues to discover the ‘moiderer’ in an evening of comedy, songs, ludicrous accents and a three-course dinner! Admission: £24, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: House of Bethany, 7, Nelson Road. 2.30pm. Easter Carols. Followed by tea. Please let the Sisters know if you want to attend on 023-9283 3498 or ssb@sistersofbethany.org.uk.

TITCHFIELD: Parish Rooms, The Square. 2pm-4pm. Scrap Happy Young Quilters Group. For six to 16 year olds. Have fun and learn to sew small patchwork projects for all abilities. Admission £3 per child. Accompanying adults welcome, especially with young children. yquilters@uwclub.net, (023) 9258 5194.

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 10am-5pm. Titchfield Art & Craft Show. Admission £2. (01329) 842824.

EXHIBITIONS

PORTSMOUTH: Ground Floor Café, 1000 Lakeside, North Harbour (PO6 3EN). 10am-4pm. Stitches to Dye For Embroidery Exhibition. Portsmouth and District Embroiderers Guild have collaborated with Portsmouth Young Embroiderers in putting on this exhibition. (023) 9238 9056.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Dallas Buyers Club (15); 7pm. USA, 2013. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée. Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner and Jared Leto. Poster sale from 6pm. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GARDENS

ALTON: Walbury, Lower Froyle. 2pm-5pm. Garden Open. A garden in three sections, each packed with plants in colour-themed borders. Water features, alpine house and fern walk. Plants for sale, teas. Admission £3.

GIGS

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Mairearad and Anna. Mairearad Green (accordion and bagpipes) and Anna Massie (guitar, banjo, fiddle) are a captivating duo. Admission £13.50, concs. (01329) 223100.

FAREHAM: The Fareham public house, 54 Trinity Street. 9pm. The Angie Haynes Blues Band. 07954 570 316.

GRAYSHOTT: Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road. 7.30pm. Jed Grimes. Support from Damien Clarke (Pressgang). Organised by Grayshott Folk Club. New members welcome. Admission £10, concs. (01428) 607096, grayshottfolkclub.co.uk, grayshott.com/folk.

NORTH MUNDHAM: Village Hall. 8pm. Chichester Country Music Club Dance. Featuring: Ian Highland and Twilight Country. Admission: £5. (01243) 527966, 787008, or (01489) 896323.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11.15pm. Bill Gregory: Then To Now. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Druids, Binstead Road, Buckland. Kenny Mayes.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 9pm. Snag and Digs. (023) 9234 1665.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Veronique Devine and The Vixens present: Rock with the Foxes – a special Easter Burlesque Revue. Admission £5 in advance, £7 on door. rmatavern.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Tap, London Road, North End. 8.30pm. Beau.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Everything Now. All welcome.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. The City Calls. Admission £6. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Parade. 8.30pm. The Targets. Featuring The Jam and Two Tone classics. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Hazzard County. Dirty Southern rock varmints. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7pm. Moulettes. Plus Kate Young, Jerry Williams. Admission £10. (023) 9286 3911.

WATERLOOVILLE: The Plough & Barleycorn, Tempest Avenue. 8.30pm. Lucy in the Sky.

WICKHAM: The Kings Head, The Square. 9pm. Wonston Churchill. (01329) 832123.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Stevie. By Hugh Whitemore, a tribute to the life and work of Stevie Smith. Starring Zoë Wanamaker. Admission: £18-£22. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. South Pacific. Presented by the South Downe Musical Society. Admission £12.50-£14.50, concs. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 8pm. Agatha Christie’s Black Coffee. Starring Robert Powell as Hercule Poirot. Admission: £19-£30.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. London Suite. Neil Simon’s comedy is presented by Bench Theatre. Admission £8, cons. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 2pm. Bugsy Malone. The smash hit musical is brought to life with interactive sets that will put you right in the action! Admission: £14, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 6pm. 2014 Be Your Best Rock Challenge: heat five. Admission £12. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. West Side Story. A vibrant stage production of the classic musical Admission £15-£45, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Borstal Boy: punk rock opera. A true story of a bad lad turned good, based on the book: Converted on LSD. Performed by The Asylum Seekers. Admission £10, concs. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 7.30pm. Morecambe. A moving, often hilarious tale about one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers. Pre-show lecture at 6pm, free, but places must be reserved in advance. Admission £17.50, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

TOMORROW

CONCERTS

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. John Miller and His Orchestra. Peforming the music of Glenn Miller. All proceeds in aid of the 2013 Mayor of Fareham’s charities. Admission £17.50, concs. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

EVENTS

FARNHAM: Rural Life Centre, Old Kiln Museum, Reeds Road, Tilford. 10am-5pm. Steam Toy Rally. The museum’s wood yard will be in action demonstrating the handling of timber from tree to finished product aided by other woodland craftsmen and the Surrey Association of Woodturners. (01252) 795571 or rurallife.plus.com/rlc.

PETERSFIELD: Langrish House Hotel, Langrish (GU32 1RN). Midday-3pm. Wedding Set Up Day. You are invited to come and view the Talbot Room dressed for a marriage ceremony and a wedding reception, allowing you to get a real feel for how things are done here. (01730) 266941.

PORTCHESTER: Portchester Parish Hall, Castle Street. 9.30am-4.30pm.The Art and Craft Show. Organised by Roundabout Art Group, in aid of The Rowans Hospice. Items on show include: embroidery, ceramics, paintings, wood carving, etc, most for sale. Admission £1.

PORTSMOUTH: Beam Engine House, Henderson Road, Eastney. 1pm-5pm. Eastney Beam Engine House Open Day. See the magnificent Boulton and Watt Beam Engine in its original site. Admission free. (023) 9282 7261.

PORTSMOUTH: Bransbury Park, Eastney. 2pm-5pm. Miniature Railway Rides. Portsmouth Model Engineering Society members offer rides on steam and/or electric locomotives (weather permitting). Rides are 40p per person for two circuits of track. portsmouthmes.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: NBECSA, Onslow Road (PO5 2HN). 9am-3.30pm. Table Top Sale. Tables £8. Admission 20p pp. 07817 623 051, 07769 275 837.

SWANWICK: Burseldon Brickworks Museum, Swanwick Lane (SO31 7HB). 11am-4pm. Victorian Steam Up Gala Day. Traction engines, tractor parade, vintage bicycles, Victorian displays, craft and gift stalls, spinning and art, museum, children’s activities and much more. Admision £6, concs. (01489) 576248, bursledonbrickworks.org.uk.

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 10am-5pm. Titchfield Art & Craft Show. Admission £2. (01329) 842824.

WINCHESTER: Middlebrook Street and car park. 9am-2pm. Hampshire Farmers’ Market. Enjoy the taste of local food.

EXHIBITIONS

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Square Tower, Broad Street. 11am-4pm. Crafts in the Tower. A monthly exhibition of original artwork by selected local artists, designers and makers. Painting, print making, collage, ceramics, origami, glass work, wood turning, textiles and jewellery. craftsinthetower.com.

PORTSMOUTH: Ground Floor Café, 1000 Lakeside, North Harbour (PO6 3EN). 10am-4pm. Stitches to Dye For Embroidery Exhibition. Portsmouth and District Embroiderers Guild have collaborated with Portsmouth Young Embroiderers in putting on this exhibition. (023) 9238 9056.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. The Invisible Woman (12A); 2.30pm. UK, 2014. Directed by Ralph Fiennes. Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones and Kristin Scott Thomas. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GARDENS

ALTON: Walbury, Lower Froyle. 2pm-5pm. Garden Open. A garden in three sections, each packed with plants in colour-themed borders. Water features, alpine house and fern walk. Plants for sale, teas. Admission £3.

GIGS

PETERSFIELD: The Good Intent, 40-46, College Street. 8pm. Fay Wray. Hi-powered rock and funk band.

PORTSMOUTH: Blue Lagoon, Hilsea Lido, London Road, Hilsea. Midday doors for 12.30pm-3pm. Dave Pearson’s Big Band Orchestra. Keeping big band music alive in Portsmouth. (023) 9266 2440.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-10.45pm. Jim Diamond. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Gun Room, RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8pm. Tongues and Grooves. Music from Rob Johnston. Plus open mic fund raiseer. Admission £4. tongues-and-grooves.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Stag, New Road, Buckland. 5pm. Lori-Anne.

PORTSMOUTH: The Tap, London Road, North End. 5pm. White Rabbit Saloon. Acoustic trio playing a mix of popular hits.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Civil Eyes. Admission £4. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Alleycats Open Mic Night. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Alkaline Trio. Plus Bayside. Admission £20. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 11.30am, 4pm. The Boy Who Wasn’t There. Suitable for seven to 11-year-olds. Following the production will be a post-show discussion with the cast. Admission: £7.50, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Midday doors. UKBFF South Coast Bodybuilding Show. One of the biggest qualifying events in the country. Admission £20. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Forever In Blue Jeans. High energy, hit songs and hot dance. Admission £19.50. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

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