What’s on for Saturday February 15 and Sunday February 16, 2014

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

CLUBBING

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 9pm. Where’s Me Jumper? (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 9pm. Beats & Swings presents ... Beats & Blues. Featuring DJ Format plus Cyborgs (live). Admission £7. (023) 9286 3911.

COMEDY

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 8pm. Andrew Lawrence: There Is No Escape. His latest stand-up show with all new material. Admission £15, concs. (01420) 472 664.

DANCING

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

HORNDEAN: Blendworth Church Centre, Blendworth Lane. 7pm-10pm. Hoe Down and Ploughman’s Supper. All welcome. Organised by Horndean Parish Twinning Association. BYO drink and glasses. Admission £10. (023) 9259 4938.

WICKHAM: Community Centre, Mill Lane. 8pm-11pm. Saturday Ballroom Dance. Admission £4. 07980 058 310, ballroomrazzmatazz.co.uk.

EVENTS

COSHAM: Oasis Wellness Centre, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 11am-12.30pm. Mindful Living Club. Support for people interested in practising mindfulness in their daily lives. Admission £7 on door. 07540 751 910, goodmentalhealth.org.uk.

COSHAM: St Philip’s Church Hall, Hawthorn Crescent, Highbury. 11am-2pm. Table Top Sale. Variety of tables and home-made cakes. Refreshments available. Admission 40p.

HAVANT: Park Community School, Middle Park Way (PO9 4BU). 10am-7.30pm. Portsmouth Music Festival: Dance. Admission £3-£5, concs. portsmouthmusicfestival.co.uk

EMSWORTH: Palmers Road car park. 10am-2pm. Hampshire Farmers’ Market. Enjoy the taste of local food.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays (PO1 3BF). 11am-5pm. Contemporary Makers Fair. Showcasing some of the very best contemporary craft in the region, including jewellery, ceramics, printmaking, glass, textiles and furniture. Admission free. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: St Wilfrid’s Church, George Street. 10.30am. A Valentine’s Coffee Morning. A morning of refreshments and competitions to mark St Valentine’s Day – funds raised to support the British Heart Foundation.

SELBORNE: The Wakes, High Street (GU34 3JH). 10.30am-4.30pm. Snowdrop Weekend. Enjoy the first signs of spring awakening, with delightful displays of snowdrops delicately blanketing Baker’s Hill with their dainty heads, our varieties include Galanthus Nivalis, Galanthus Plicatus and Galanthus Elwisii. (01420) 511275, gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Dovercourt, Portsmouth High School, Kent Road. 9.30am-8.45pm. Portsmouth Music Festival: Woodwind and Recorders. Admission £3-£5, concs. portsmouthmusicfestival.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Salvation Army Southsea Citadel, Albert Road. 7pm. An Evening of Youthful Praise. With Jared Littlewood (vocal), Boscombe Young People’s Band, supported by Southsea Junior Musicians.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. Midday-3.30pm. 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. 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-5pm. 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. Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth. A Study in Sherlock. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. All Is Lost (12A); 7pm. USA, 2013. Directed by J C Chandor. Starring: Robert Redford. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

EASTLEIGH: The Concorde Club, Stoneham Lane (SO50 9HQ). 8pm. Valentine’s 2Party in the company of Sinitta. With live performances from Olushola, plus sets from Lauren Bartlett, Pammie Moore and Jack Williams. There will also be a DJ to keep things moving. Raising funds for Countess Mountbatten Hospice. Admission £25-£50. (023) 8061 3989, theconcordeclub.com.

GOSPORT: The Park Tavern, Park Road. 9pm. Soul Patch. 07789 510 608.

GRAYSHOTT: Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road. 7.30pm. Martin Turner’s Wishbone Ash. Organised by Grayshott Folk Club. New members welcome. Admission £15. (01428) 607096, grayshottfolkclub.co.uk, grayshott.com/folk.

PORTSMOUTH: Alma Arms, Highland Road. 7.30pm. Mojo Dollar. Playing 60s mod, pop, rock and soul.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 8pm-11pm. The Riotous Brothers. Blues. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

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

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 9pm. Dave Barrett.

PORTSMOUTH: Mr Pickwick, Milton Road, Milton. 8.45pm. Reactor 1. reactor1.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Thatchers Bar, 95, London Road, North End (PO2 0BN). 8.30pm. Cher tribute.

PORTSMOUTH: The Mermaid, 222, New Road, Copnor (PO2 7RW). 8.30pm. The Booze Brothers.

PORTSMOUTH: The Stag, New Road. 8.30pm. Beau.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. The Fendertones.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 3pm. Strummerville All Dayer. With special guest Kermit from Black Grape. Also featuring: Rex Domino, Lo Fi Poet Band, The Harlequin, Soul & Fire, The Flying Alexanders, Rob The Liar, Chemical Threat, Bobby Looga, Dave Hubble, & more tbc. Admission £7 in advance, £8 on door. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. Kent Duchaine. Authentic delta slide blues. (023) 9282 1658.

STAGE

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 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 Two. 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.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 7.30pm. Radio Soop. Turn on and tune in as Soop takes you back to the golden age of radio. Admission £10, concs. (023) 9246 6363.

HEDGE END: The Berry Theatre, Wildern Lane (SO30 4EJ). 11.30am. Tea Time. Devised and directed by Toby Hulse. A wonderfully silly and colourful celebration of meal times in words, song, music and dance. For ages two to six years. Admission £8, concs. (01489) 799499.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 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. 2.30pm, 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.

WALKS & TALKS

CHICHESTER: meet Poyntz Bridge car park south of Chichester on B2145 Selsey Road (GR SU865023). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A six-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.25am. (01730) 252706.

COSHAM: St Colman’s Church Hall, St Colman’s Avenue (PO6 2JJ). 7.15pm for 7.30pm. Brazil Part 3. Talk by Cliff Thompson, organised by the Portsmouth and District Branch of the British Cactus and Succulent Society. Visitors and new members welcome. (023) 9237 5667, portsmouth.bcss.org.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 1.30pm. Elgar’s North East Mentor. Richard Westwood-Brookes will discuss the friendship between Elgar and Nicholas Kilburn. Organised by the Elgar Society Southern Branch. All welcome. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HORNDEAN: meet Visitor Centre, Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Gravel Hill (PO8 0QE). 1.30pm. Woodfuel Boiler Guided Walk and Talk. A one-hour guided walk looking at the Park’s biomas project. Booking essential. (023) 9259 5040.