What’s on for Saturday February 23 and Sunday February 24, 2013

10 things to do in the run up to Christmas in Portsmouth and Southsea

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

CLUBBING

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Fever. With special guest Micky Blackmarket dnb. Admission £5 in advance, more on door. Over 18s ROAR. (023) 9221 0437.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 11pm-2am. Neon Ballroom. (023) 9286 3911.

CONCERTS

OLD PORTSMOUTH: The Michael Nott Rotunda, Portsmouth Grammar School, High Street. 7.30pm. Portsmouth Music Club Concert. Featuring Kim Vaughan (cello) accompanied by Kamilla Arku (piano). Visitors and new members warmly welcomed. Admission: £7 on door. portsmouthmusicclub.org.uk.

DANCING

COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Club Fuction Room, Spur Road. 7.30pm for 8pm-11pm. Club-50 Disco. Golden oldies and disco classics. With Denis Kaye. All welcome. Admission: £4 members, £5 guests. (023) 9225 1958 or club-50.co.uk.

NORTH MUNDHAM: Village Hall. 8pm. Chichester Country Music Club Dance. Featuring: The Garry Blackmore Band. Admission: £5. (01243) 527966, 787008, or (01489) 896323.

PORTSMOUTH: Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Lane, Copnor (PO3 5XT). 8pm-11pm. Saturday Ballroom Dance. Plus some sequence dancing. BYO, no wet bar. Admission: £4. (023) 9273 3393, 07980 058 310, ballroomrazzmatazz.co.uk.

EVENTS

HAVANT: Staunton, Middle Park Way, Leigh Park. 10am-4pm. Butterfly House. Watch the butterflies take part in courtship flights and feed from plant nectar and fruit. (023) 9245 3405.

HAYLING ISLAND: United Reformed Church Small Hall, Mengham. 9.30am. Coffee Morning. Organised by The Rowans Haying Island Support Group.

HORNDEAN: Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Gravel Hill. 7.30am. British Heart Foundation South Downs Trial Challenge. Run or hike various distances along the South Downs Way. 0808 100 2109.

PETERSFIELD: St Peter’s Hall, St Peter’s Road. 9.30am-1.30pm. Makers’ Market.

SOUTHWICK: D-Day Memorial Hall, Priory Road (PO17 6ED). 10am-12.30pm. Baby and Toddler Nearly New Event. Hosted by Southwick Parent and Toddler Group. Come along and grab a bargain. All admission fees help to raise funds for the group. Admission £1 (inc tea/coffee).

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 1pm-4.15pm. Art Exhibition. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. Matisse Drawing with Scissors, Late Works 1950-1954. (023) 9252 3463.

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.

SOUTHSEA: Art Space, Brougham Road. 1pm-4pm. Going Home. An exhibition of works by Natalie Dowse. artspace.co.uk.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Oscar event: Les Misérables (12A); 6.15pm for 7.30pm. UK, 2013. Directed by Tom Hooper. Starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. The Ray Jones Band.

GOSPORT: Gosport Masonic Hall, Clarence Road (PO12 1BB). Midday-1am. Charity All-Day Rocking Party in aid of the Rowans Hospice. Featuring: The Ricardos, Twangmasters, Rockin Bandits, Eddie Robbins, The Sunbeams, and The Dole Brothers. Plus DJs Simon Moon, Simon Flint, Little Carl, Tom Owen. MC from Forest FM 92.3, Steve Stackofwax. Admission £20. 07795 548 248.

GRAYSHOTT: Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road. 7.30pm. The Old Dance School. Organised by Grayshott Folk Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £12, concs. (01428) 604798.

HAVANT: AMF Bowling, Portsdown Hill Rd. 8pm. The Jammers. Covers band playing Mod, Indie, Punk and British Rock. thejammers.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Connaught Arms, Guildford Road, Fratton. 8pm. Disco/Karaoke. Theme: the 60s. 07788 558 176.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. This Way Up. rmatavern.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Graham, George Street, Buckland. 8.30pm. Kenny Mayes.

PORTSMOUTH: The Old House at Home, 104, Locksway Road, Milton. 8.30pm. Polarity. Rock and Classic rock cover band.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square.9pm. Eskimo 11 & Amplified present: All Gone Pete Tong. With special guests Miguel Campbell and Raf Daddy. Admission £16.50 in advance. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 8.30pm. Double Barrell. Ska.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. The Deborah Bonham Band. Admission: £12 advance, £14 door. (023) 8055 5366.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 8pm. Avondale 45. Plus special guests: Black Anchor; Caught In A Crossfire; and Capsized. Admission £3. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8.30pm. The Full Trevor John Band. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. Sahara Snow. Good fun magic metal. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Wilko Johnson: The Farewell Tour. Plus special guests: The Good Time Charlies. Admission £15. (023) 9286 3911.

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

WINCHESTER: The Railway, 3 St Paul’s Hill. Jazz Morley. Admission £7 in advance, £8 on door. (01962) 867795.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Oklahoma! Musical presented by Stage One Youth Theatre. Admission £10.50, concs. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 8pm. Nocturne: The Romantic Life of Frédéric Chopin. With Harriet Walter, Henry Goodman and Lucy Parham. Admission: £19.50-£21.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Iron. Emotional drama by Rona Munro, presented by Bench Theatre. Admission £8, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Hayling Community Centre, Hayling Park, Station Road, West Town. 7.30pm. High School Musical. Presented by Hayling Youngsters. Admission £8, concs. (023) 9246 7545.

PETERSFIELD: The Studio@TPS, Cranford Road. 7.30pm. My Mother Said I Never Should. Play by Charlotte Keatley, performed by the Lion and Unicorn Players. Tickets £5-£10 from One Tree Books, (01730) 264458.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 2pm, 8pm. National Theatre Connections: What Are They Like? By Lucinda Coxon. Admission: £6, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Trouble in Pantoland. St Mary’s Fratton Parish Panto. Enjoy a traditional panto and see members of the parish enjoying themselves on stage. Admission £4, concs. (023) 9282 2990.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. New Jersey Nights. A celebration of the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Admission: £19-£30.50. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 2pm, 7pm. Zippo’s Circus. Admission £15, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. The Wheel Spins (The Lady Vanishes!). A pre-war mystery. Admission: £11. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WEST MEON: West Meon Village Hall. 7.30pm. Neville’s Island. Tim Firth comedy, performed by West Meon Theatre. Tickets £8 from westmeontheatre.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

CHERITON: meet Cheriton War Memorial, north of A272 between Petersfield and Winchester (GR SU583284). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. An eight-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.25am. (01730) 269253.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 2pm-3pm. Talk by Leading Ceramic Artist, Sue Paraskeva. She will outline her working methods. The event is free but booking is essential as spaces are limited. Please telephone (023) 9283 4779 to reserve your place. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

TOMORROW

CONCERTS

CHICHESTER: Christ Church, Old Market Avenue (off South Street). 2pm doors for 2.30pm-4.30pm. Music on Sundays. Featuring the Fujita Piano Trio, performing music by Haydn, Dvorak and Ravel. Visitors and new members welcome. (01243) 527425, musiconsundays.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 4pm. Music Foundation Concert. Featuring James Ewing (piano). Admission free, retiring collection in aid of the St Mary’s Music Foundation which supports young people from the area in developing their musical skills. (023) 9282 2990.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Fareham WMC, Mill Road. Sunday is bingo and quiz night. 01329 232575.

FARNHAM: Maltings, Bridge Square. 10am-4pm. Unravel. A two-day festival of knitting ... handspun yarns, talks, workshops and more. Admission: £9 daily; £12 weekend. (01252) 745444.

HAVANT: Staunton, Middle Park Way, Leigh Park. 10am-4pm. Butterfly House. Watch the butterflies take part in courtship flights and feed from plant nectar and fruit. (023) 9245 3405.

PORTSMOUTH: The Church of the Resurrection, Penrhyn Avenue, Drayton. 2pm-4pm. Morris Dancing Workshop. Male, female, beginners, all welcome. Please wear comfortable flat shoes. (01243) 573562, belles-and-arrows-morris.co.uk.

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

GIGS

EMSWORTH: The Lord Raglan, Queens Street. 8.30pm-10.30pm. Tangerine Tantrum.

FAREHAM: Fareham WMC, Mill Road. 8.30pm. Nadia Kaye. Powerful female singer. farehamwmc.com, 01329 232575.

PORTSMOUTH: The Pelham Arms, Chichester Road, North End. 6pm-9pm. Mojo Dollar. Five-piece 60s band.

PORTSMOUTH: Gun Room, RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8pm-11pm. Tongues and Grooves. Featuring Happenstance poets Lydia Fulleylove and Matthew Stewart; with music from Sue Apicella and Paul Horton of the Jelly Rollers plus open mic and raffle. 07775 244 573, tongues-and-grooves.org.uk, rmatavern.co.uk.