What’s on for Saturday May 25 and Sunday May 26, 2013

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

CLUBBING

PORTSMOUTH: Milton Arms, In The Barn. 7pm-1.30am. Carry On Raving, guest M-Zone and MC Sharkey. Hardcore and hard-style. £6/£7 entry.

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

CONCERTS

FAREHAM: Holy Trinity Church, West Street. 7.30pm. Fareham Philharmonic Choir in concert. Programme includes works by Britten, Mendelssohn, Parry and Brahms. (01329) 664948 or 213899 for tickets.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: The Michael Nott Rotunda, Portsmouth Grammar School, High Street. 7.30pm. Portsmouth Music Club Concert. Featuring Sara Beaty (clarinet). Visitors and new members warmly welcomed. Admission: £7 on door. portsmouthmusicclub.org.uk.

TITCHFIELD: St Peter’s Church, Church Street (PO14 4AG). 7.30pm. Home for the Heart. Speranza concert including Prokofiev and Rachmaninov sonatas.

DANCING

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: Havant Library and Learning Centre, 10am-2pm Adult Learners’ Week demonstrations of embroidery, felt making, and a family history advice clinic plus a ukulele demonstration from 1pm to 2pm. All sessions are for courses run at the library, to which visitors can enrol. More details from Havant library (023) 92484945

BURITON: Five Bells, High Street (GU31 5RX). 1pm-4pm. Local Craft and Food Market.

FAREHAM: Methodist Church, Kings Road (PO16 0NU). 10am-2pm. Moving, with Wesley, in the Spirit. A celebration of John Wesley’s Conversion

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

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.

SELBORNE: Gilbert White’s House and Garden, The Wakes, High Street, (GU34 3JH). 10.30am-5.15pm. Wild at White’s African Safari. Hunt for the wild animals of the African continent hidden in our famous gardens. (01420) 511275, gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 12.30pm for 1pm-4pm. Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School. Life drawing meets cabaret! (023) 9286 3911.

WICKHAM: Scats Town and Country Stores, Fareham Road (PO17 5DE). 10am-4pm. Pet Event Day. A fun-packed day for both pets and their owners.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. In The House (15); 7pm. France, 2012. Subtitles. Directed by Francois Ozon. Starring: Emmanuelle Seigner, Ernst Umhauer, Fabrice Luchini and Kristin Scott Thomas. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

COSHAM: Cosham Social Club, Wayte Street. 8.30pm. Tangerine Tantrum.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8pm. Jazz Heaven. Featuring Anita Wardell (vocals), Tony Koli (sax), Dave Newton (piano), Martin Shaw (trumpet), Arnie Somogyi (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums). Admission £10, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11.15pm. Nik Kershaw. Solo acoustic. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Graham Arms, George Street. 8.30pm. Marine.

PORTSMOUTH: Old House At Home, Locksway Road, Milton. 9pm. Is This On. Four-piece 60s, 70s and 80s pop/rock band.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Crackling Jack. All welcome.

SOUTHSEA: Bandstand, West Battery Gardens (behind D-Day Museum), Clarence Esplanade. 1pm. Ska Day. Silhouettes, 1pm; Offbeat Offensive, 1.45pm; The Racketeers, 2.45pm-4pm.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 9.30pm. Gnosis Records Free Party. Featuring DJs Rich Jones, Sejon, Simon Heartfield and Stu Bryan(023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. The Drifters: The Diamond Dynasty Tour. Admission £25, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

SOUTHSEA: The Eastfield, 124, Prince Albert Road. 8.30pm. Kenny Mayes.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. Paparazzi. Pop/rock band. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Club 12th Hour. Featuring Gem & The Deadheads, The Harlots, Factory Dolls, Clayton Strange, plus DJ Lemon. Admission £4. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 7.30pm. Not The Royal Variety Performance. Presented by The Phoenix Players. Admission £9, concs. (01420) 472 664.

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.45pm, 7.45pm. The Pyjama Game. Starring Hadley Fraser and Joanna Riding. Admission: £31.50. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 8pm. Blue Remembered Hills. By Dennis Potter. Directed by Psyche Stott. Admission: £15-£26.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. Bram Stoker’s Dracula. 7.30pm. This version is set in the 1920s and is presented by HIADS. Admission £7. (023) 9246 6363.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Birds of a Feather. Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph are back together! Admission: £20.50-£30. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

TITCHFIELD: The Great Barn, Mill Lane. 7.30pm. The Tempest. Shakespeare’s final play, part of Titchfield Shakespeare Festival. Admission £11. (01329) 556156.

WALKS & TALKS

BLENDWORTH: meet Blendworth car park (GR SU707133). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A 10-mile walk. Catch the No 37 bus from Petersfield Town Station at 9.27am. (01730) 269253.

GOSPORT: meet St George’s Barracks Guard Room on the corner of Weevil Lane. 1pm. Gosport Heritage Guided Walk ... around Royal Clarence Yard. Tales of rioting drovers and nightmarish pest control. (023) 9250 1024. thegosportsociety.com.

TOMORROW

CLUBBING

PORTSMOUTH: Milton Arms, In The Barn. 5pm-1.30am. George loves wiggle, guest Nathan Coles, Terry Francis, Eddie Richards - Tech-House Pioneers. £10 entry.

PORTSMOUTH: Milton Arms, Front Bar. Reggae, Dub, Ragga, Jungle and Dubwise. Free entry.

CONCERTS

CHICHESTER: Christ Church, Old Market Avenue (off South Street). 2pm doors for 2.30pm-4.30pm. Music on Sundays. Michael Walsh presents the Chichester Operatic Society in ‘The 20th Century Musical’. Visitors and new members welcome. (01243) 527425, musiconsundays.co.uk.

EVENTS

FARNHAM: Rural Life Centre, Old Kiln Museum, Reeds Road, Tilford. 10am-5pm. Bus and Coach Rally. Our popular biennial rally returns with a chance to see and ride on a wide variety of classic vehicles. (01252) 795571 or rurallife.plus.com/rlc.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 10am. Fourth Annual Jazz Workshop Weekend. Jazz musicians of al levels can attend either to improve their skills or learn the basics of jazz. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

LIPHOOK: Hollycombe Working Steam Museum, Iron Hill. 11am-5pm. A Countryside Celebration. Celebrating agricultural machinery – steam engines, tractors, stationary engines, tools, equipment, etc, as well as country/traditional crafts. (01428) 724900, hollycombe.co.uk.

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.

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.

SELBORNE: Gilbert White’s House and Garden, The Wakes, High Street, (GU34 3JH). 10.30am-5.15pm. Wild at White’s African Safari. Hunt for the wild animals of the African continent hidden in our famous gardens. (01420) 511275, gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk.

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

GIGS

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 6.30pm. The Jazz Student Showcase. A chance to show what the students have learned over the weekend jazz workshop. Admission £4, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Brewers Arms, 170, Milton Road (PO4 8PN). 5pm-9pm. Mojo Dollar playing with Dave Barrett.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 2pm-4.45pm. The Afternoon Show with Toseland. James Toseland’s new band. 7.30pm-11.15pm. The Paperboys. Canada’s finest. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Graham Arms, George Street. 8.30pm. Andy George.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 8pm. Double Barrel.

PORTSMOUTH: The Connaught Arms, Guildford Road (PO1 5EA). 4pm-6.30pm. Splitscreen Radio.

PORTSMOUTH: The Gun Room, RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8pm-11pm. Tongues & Grooves. Featuring Anne-Marie Fyffe – prize winning poet and host of London’s Troubadour Poetry Club. With music from The Hanging Tree Band. Admission £3/£4. tongues-and-grooves.org.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 2pm-6pm. Acoustic Afternoon with Herbie, Keith, Graham and gang. All welcome to listen or join in.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 6pm. The Kings of Swing: Frank and Dean playing all your Ratpack favourites. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: Lawrence Arms, Lawrence Road. 7pm. Arrows Karaoke.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. Alley Cats Open Mic Night. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms/Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7pm-3am. Tribute to Dave. All proceeds to Youth Music Charity. Featuring: Rolling Dog; Dragon Eye Morrison; Fivemiledrive; Watashi Calcutecs; Final Round ... Fight! Geushky 11pm-3am. DJs Udy, Chris Collins and Ian Void. Compére Rusty Sherriff. Admission £5. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 8pm. Guys and Dolls. Love story set in 1950s New York. Admission: £12, concs (show only); £22.50, concs (inc a two-course meal). (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.