A guide to what’s on in the area this weekend.
PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Mark Ambrose and David Holness. Tech house. Admission £5. Over 18s ROAR. (023) 9221 0437.
SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Funkt*If*Ino. Admission £5. (023) 9286 3911.
HORNDEAN: Blendworth Church Centre, Blendworth Lane (PO8 0AA). 7.30pm. Winter Wonderland. A traditional Christmas concert plus other musical favourites, presented by the Downland Singers. Admission £8, concs. 07738 240 467.
PETERSFIELD: Festival Hall, Heath Road. 7.30pm. Handel’s Messiah. Performed by The Froxfield Choir with the Docklands Sinfonia. Conducted by Richard Smith. Soloists: Penny Grant (soprano); Elizabeth Denham (alto); Jon Grave (tenor) and Andrew Ashwin (bass). Admission £16 (concs). Tickets from One Tree Books (01730) 261199. Further details from (01730) 231226.
RAKE: Village Hall. 7.45pm-11pm. Liss Sequence Dance Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £4. (01730) 892570.
FAREHAM: West Street pedestrianised precinct. 9am-2pm. Farmers’ Market. Sample before you buy from the people who actually produce, and taste the difference in quality whilst supporting your local farming and rural community. Music from the TS Tenacity Band from midday to 2pm.
GOSPORT: Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green. 10.30am-2pm. Christmas Market. Includes grand raffle, activities for children, lots of stalls, refreshments, and entertainment. 07709 919 602.
HAVANT: St Alban’s Church, Bartons Road. 1pm-3pm. Christmas Fayre.
HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 10.30am. Storytelling Session. Every child loves a story. In this session the children become involved and join in with the actions. For four to eight year olds. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.
OLD PORTSMOUTH: Technology Department, Portsmouth Grammar School, High Street. 10am-4pm. Solent Guild of Woodcarvers and Sculptors Carve-in. All welcome.
PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 11am-1pm. Christmas Fayre. Come and get your Christmas presents and lots more. Tables for sellers £5 members, £6 non-members. Admission 30p. (023) 9269 2914.
PORTSMOUTH: Historic Dockyard. 10am-6pm. Victorian Festival of Christmas. Visitors will be magically transported into a Dickensian-style bygone era of real snowy white streets for the rich and poor, with seasonal carols, the ever raucous Fagin’s Tavern and unique Christmas gifts market. Admission £16, concs. (023) 9283 9766, christmasfestival.co.uk.
SARISBURY GREEN: Sarisbury Green Community Centre, The Green (SO31 7AA). 10am-4pm. Art and Craft Fayre and Art Jumble. Paintings, crafts, Christmas gifts, art and craft materials, second-hand art jumble, refreshments.
WARSASH: St Mary’s Church, Church Road. 1.30pm-4pm. A Christmas Market. Stalls with Christmas themes, carols and seasonal refreshments.
PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. On The Road (15); 7pm. USA, 2012. Directed by Walter Salles. Starring: Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.
COSHAM: Cosham Social Club, Wayte Street. 9pm. Stolen. All welcome.
FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Shanan Lyford, female vocalist. Plus DJ Zodiac.
PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 8pm. The Small Fakers. Mod/Pop. Admission £9. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Connaught Arms, Penhale Road, Fratton. 8pm. Elliott. With tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s.
PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. The Herbz.
PORTSMOUTH: Old Canal, Shirley Avenue, Milton. 8.30pm. Steve Williams.
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. Cancer Research Charity Night. Featuring: The Silhouettes, 8pm; Pepin and the Climatologists, 9pm; Barn Society, 9.45pm, followed by late DJ. Admission £3. rmatavern.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Old House At Home, Locksway Road, Milton. Lucky Pierre’s, 8pm; Different Place Band, 8.50pm; Shane Presley and the Miltonairs, 10pm-11pm.
PORTSMOUTH: Southsea Caravan Park, Melville Road, Eastney. Kenny Mayes.
ROGATE: Village Hall, North Street. 7pm doors for 8pm. Apache. Presented by Oakgate CMC. (01730) 892498.
SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. Have Some Moore. Admission: £10 advance, £12 door. (023) 8055 5366.
SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 8pm. Melodramas. Plus special guests: The Founders of; and Becky Anderson. Admission £3. (023) 9286 3911.
SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. The Mary Jane Band. Celtic folk rock band. (023) 9229 5195.
SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. Monster. Rock covers band. (023) 9282 1658.
SOUTHSEA: The Rifle Club, Goldsmith Avenue. 7.30pm doors. The Mods with Johnny Warman. Plus DJ Rob Moore. Admission £5. (023) 9235 5245, therifleclub.com.
WICKHAM: The Kings Head, The Square. 9pm. The Sensational Jonny Depps. (01329) 832123.
FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Calendar Girls. Presented by the Portchester Players. Admission £10, concs. (01329) 223100.
FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 5.30pm. Sing-a-Long a Christmas. The Bodyrox interactive magic of Christmas spectacular. Admission £15, concs. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.
GOSPORT: Brunel Theatre, HMS Sultan, Military Road. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Santa is Missing. A pantomime adapted from Santa in Space, written by Jim Wringe and presented by the Sultan Theatre Group. Admission £5, concs. (023) 9254 2272/ 9254 2708 (after 5pm), sultantheatre.org.uk.
HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. Edwardian Christmas Party. A yuletide gallimaufry presented by Havant Light Opera. Admission £8, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.
HORNDEAN: Horndean Junior School, Five Heads Road (PO8 9NW). 7.30pm. Humbug! A Dickens’ Christmas. A semi-dramatised performance of ‘A Christmas Carol’ with a selection of carols and festive songs, presented by Denmead Operatic Society. Admission £6. (01329) 310849.
PORTSMOUTH: New Theatre Royal, Guildhall Walk. 7.30pm. Bacalao. The UK’s finest salsa big band presents a night of hot Latin music. Admission £15, concs. (023) 9264 9000, newtheatreroyal.com.
SOUTHSEA: St Peter’s Theatre, Fraser Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. Shake, Ripple and Roll. A musical presented by the South Downe Stage School. 0845 467 6462.
PURBROOK: Deverell Hall, London Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. Snow White and the Fairy Godmother’s Panto. A pantomime presented by the Deverell Players. (023) 9222 2389.
SOBERTON: Soberton Village Hall, Long Lane (SO32 3PF). 2pm, 7.30pm. The Sound of Music. Presented by the Soberton Players. Admission £6, concs. (01489) 878724.
SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 8pm. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express. A new production for 2012. Admission: £15-£39.50. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. The Producers. Presented by Portsmouth Grammar School. Admission £10-£12, concs. (023) 9282 8282.
TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Communicating Doors. Time travelling comedy thriller by Alan Ayckbourn. Admission: £11. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.
WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 2.30pm, 8pm. Radio Times: The Musical. Starring Gary Wilmot and Sara Crowe. Music by Noel Gay. Admission: £15-£23. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: St Cuthbert’s Church, Hayling Avenue, Copnor. 6.30pm. Advent Carol Service.
PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 6.30pm. Candlelit Advent Service. A special service of advent music in candlelight, which prepares us for the coming of the light of the world.
OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. Advent Services. Advent Service, 10.30am. Advent Carols, 6pm.
FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 2.30pm. Band of HM Royal Marines Collingwood in concert. Admission £13.50-£16. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.
GOSPORT: Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green. 3.30pm. Organ Concert. By Andrew Gunning. Free admission, retiring collection.
FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Evening bingo and quiz night in the lounge.
FAREHAM: West Street pedestrianised precinct. 10am-4pm. French Market. There will be a wide range of first class produce on offer from authentic French traders.
GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 11am-4pm. Christmas Fayre. Great family day out with side shows, arts and craft stalls, live shows, Father Christmas, carol signing and much more. (023) 9251 0012.
HORNDEAN: Queen Elizabeth Country Park Visitor Centre, Gravel Hill. 10am-3pm. Crafts in the Park. Featuring a mix of art, crafts and home produce. (023) 9259 5040, hants.gov.uk/countryside/qecp.htm.
PETERSFIELD: Market Square. 10am-2pm. Christmas Festival and Hampshire Farmers’ Market. Enjoy the taste of local food.
PETERSFIELD: St Peter’s Church, The Square. 6pm. Advent Poetry and Prose.
PORTSMOUTH: Historic Dockyard. 10am-6pm. Victorian Festival of Christmas. See today for further details. (023) 9283 9766, christmasfestival.co.uk.
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 6pm. Carols at the Kings. Presented by the Salvation Army and featuring the St John’s College School Choir, Salvationist musicians and young folk, carol singing, the Nativity with Portsmouth High School Nursery. Compére Russell Rook. In support of The Elizabeth Foundation. Admission £5.50, concs. (023) 9282 8282.
CHICHESTER: Bull’s Head, 99, Fishbourne Road, Fishbourne. 8.15pm-11pm. Milton James Duo and Friends. Traditional jazz band. (01243) 839895.
PORTSMOUTH: Connaught Arms, Penhale Road, Fratton. 5pm. DJ Jimmy Ryan. With tunes from the 50s and 60s.
PORTSMOUTH: Old House At Home, Locksway Road, Milton. 7pm-10pm. Open Mic/ Karaoke. Featuring and hosted by Matt McGowan. Everyone is welcome to simply turn up and perform a few songs.
SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 7.30pm doors. Sound of the C. The finest up and coming band from Southampton and beyond. Could be the next big thing! Admission: £6 advance, £7 door. (023) 8055 5366.
SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 6pm. The Freestyle Funk Collective. (023) 9229 5195.
SOUTHSEA: Lawrence Arms, Lawrence Road. 7pm. Arrows Karaoke.
SOUTHSEA: Marmion Tavern, Marmion Road. 5pm-8pm. Dave Barrett.
SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1, Delamere Road. 2pm-5pm. Belle and the Beaus. Soul/funk band. (023) 9282 1658.
SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Urban Vocal Group. Admission £8. (023) 9286 3911.
GOSPORT: Brunel Theatre, HMS Sultan, Military Road. 2.30pm. Santa is Missing. A pantomime adapted from Santa in Space, written by Jim Wringe and presented by the Sultan Theatre Group. Admission £5, concs. (023) 9254 2272/ 9254 2708 (after 5pm), sultantheatre.org.uk.