A guide to what’s on this weekend
PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. DIY Punk Night. With Tango Pirates; De Rellas; The Black Bullets; Jailbait; support from DJ Vinny Void. Admission £6. Over 18s ROAR. (023) 9221 0437.
SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 8pm. Wolf Cub Club presents ... [Not] Foo Fighters vs [Not] Qotsa, plus DJs. 11pm-2am. Wolf Cub Club. Admission free. (023) 9286 3911.
SOUTHSEA: Wedgwood Rooms, Albert Road. 9.30pm. Hipshaker. Featuring The Ricardos. Admission £5. (023) 9286 3911.
PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, Curzon Howe Road, Portsea. 8pm. Instant Soop. With their comedy improvisation show. Admission £10, concs. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Tiger Tiger Portsmouth, Gunwharf Quays. 6pm doors for 8pm-10pm (last entry 7.45pm). Jongleurs Comedy Night. Tonight’s line up is Dominic Woodward, Joe Rowntree, Quincy and Colin Cole. Admission £15. (023) 9288 2244.
EMSWORTH: St James’ Church, Church Lane (PO9 2TU). 7.30pm. Seasonal Concert. An evening of music presented by the Emsworth Community Singers. Tickets: (01243) 389004 or 07985 606 670.
PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra: Song and Dance. Includes works by: Bernstein, Copland and Rachmaninov. With David Hill and Alexander Gavrylyuk. Admission £14-£24. Free pre-concert talk, 6.40pm. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. Midday. Portsmouth Choral Union Concert with Southern Pro Musica. Performing works by Handel, JS Bach and Ian Schofield. Admission £14 on door, concs. (023) 9282 2227.
WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church, Hambledon Road. 7.30pm. Cantemus Choir in concert: Music of Remembrance. Featuring works by Malcolm Archer, Tavener, Purcell, Parry, Holst and Elgar. Admission £8, in advance or on door. (023) 9246 3531, cantemushavant.moonfruit.com.
PAULSGROVE: Community Centre, Marsden Road. 8pm-11pm. Saturday Ballroom Dance. Plus some sequence dancing. BYO, no wet bar. Admission: £4. (023) 9273 3393, 07980 058 310, ballroomrazzmatazz.co.uk.
COSHAM: St Philip’s Church, Hawthorn Crescent, Cosham. Midday-3pm. Christmas Fayre. Meet Father Christmas, enjoy raffles, gift stalls, cakes and refreshments. Admission: 40p.
HAVANT: Havant Spiritualist Church, Brockhampton Lane. Demonstration of Transfiguration. With John Hocking. In aid of the Cuan House Wild Life Rescue. Admission £5. (023) 9226 1591.
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.
HAYLING ISLAND: United Reformed Church, Big Hall, Hollow Lane. 9.30am. Christmas Craft Fair. Organised by Hayling Support Group for the Rowans Hospice. (023) 9246 4683.
OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas Cathedral, High Street. Christmas Fair in Nave and Cathedral House.
OLD PORTSMOUTH: Technology Department, Portsmouth Grammar School, High Street. 10am-4pm. Solent Guild of Woodcarvers and Sculptors Carve-in. All welcome.
PORTSMOUTH: Holiday Inn, Pembroke Road (PO1 2TA). South Coast Ship Show. Celebrate the area’s maritime heritage. Admission: £1. (023) 8055 5366.
PORTSMOUTH: Scoutlands, 20, Evelegh Road, Farlington (PO6 1DL). Christmas Fair. Raffle, games, home-made cakes, etc. Raising money to fund a charity trip to Kenya. (023) 9279 5568 or 07786 967 737.
PORTSMOUTH: St Cuthbert’s Church, Hayling Avenue. 10am-3pm. November Fair. Visit Father Christmas, buy presents, preserves and cakes. Admission 50p.
PORTSMOUTH: St James’ Church, 287, Milton Road, Milton. 10.30am-2pm. Christmas Bazaar. Bottle stall, books/toys, grand draw, refreshments, Santa’s grotto, tombola, turkey draw. Admission: adults 25p; children 10p.
PURBROOK: Deverell Hall, London Road. 10am-midday. Christmas Market. In aid of the Rowans Hospice. (023) 9225 2466.
SOUTHSEA: House of Bethany, 7, Nelson Road. 10am-4pm. Quiet Day. Conducted by Sister Joanna Elizabeth SSB. Please bring a packed lunch, drinks and tea provided. Admission: £6. Please let the Sisters know if you want to attend on 023-9283 3498 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOUTHWICK: St James’ without-the-priory-gate Church, High Street (PO17 6EB). 10.30am-4pm. The Organist Entertains your Christmas Shopping. In aid of the Rowans Hospice.
PORTSMOUTH: Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Lane, Copnor. 10.30am-4.30pm. Portsmouth Model Railway Exhibition. Twelve working layouts, trade support, demonstrations, etc. Refreshments available. Admission £4, concs. (023) 9283 0670, shmrc.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Untouchable (15); 7pm. France, 2012. Subtitled. Directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano. Starring: Francois Cluzet, Omar Sy and Anne Le Ny. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: New Theatre Royal, Guildhall Walk. 7pm. Alfred Hitchcock Double Thrill! Rear Window (PG) followed by Psycho (15). A tribute to one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. (023) 9229 1346, portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.
COSHAM: Cosham Social Club, Wayte Street. 9pm. Splitscreen Radio. All welcome.
FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Juan Martin. Flamenco guitar. Admission £14.50, concs. (01329) 223100.
GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. Midday-midnight. Gosport Soul Club All-Dayer. Ten DJs playing Motown, soul and Northern Soul. Catering facilities on site.
HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8pm. Keith James in Concert: The Songs of Leonard Cohen. Admission £14. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.
HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 7.45pm. A Night to Remember. With tributes to Whitney Houston and Tina Turner, presented by Julia Martin. Admission £10. (023) 9246 6363.
PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. Roddy Radiation and The Skabilly Rebels. Support from Offbeat Offensive and The Surfin’ Birds. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. Joe Butt.
PORTSMOUTH: Old Canal, Shirley Avenue, Milton. 8.30pm. Louise.
PORTSMOUTH: Old House At Home, Locksway Road, Milton. 7pm-11pm. Electric Eden, 7pm; Big Love Soul, 9pm.
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Party Night at the RMA. rmatavern.co.uk.
ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Trevor John.
SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. Rufus Stone. Admission: £9 advance, £10 door. (023) 8055 5366.
SOUTHSEA: Alma Arms, Highland Road, North End. 8.30pm. Reactor 1. reactor1.co.uk.
SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. Thinker. (023) 9229 5195.
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Kate Rusby. Folk. Admission £20, concs. (023) 9282 8282.
SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. Archive 45. Old school punk band(023) 9282 1658.
SOUTHSEA: The Rifle Club, Goldsmith Avenue. 7.30pm doors. The Racketeers. Plus DJ Rob Moore. Admission £5. (023) 9235 5245, therifleclub.com.
FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 3pm. Musical Madness. Presented by the Everyone Active School of Dance. Admission £8. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.
SOUTHSEA: St Peter’s Theatre, Fraser Road. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Smike. A lively pop musical presented by the Giselle Academy. (023) 9269 9988.
TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7pm. Room 13. Somebody was in there. Somebody or something! A Titchfield Youth Theatre production. Admission: £6.50. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.
WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 8pm. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner. Presented by Pilot Theatre and York Theatre Royal. Admission: £18, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.
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HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 2pm. Annual General Meeting, followed by The Music Makers. David Bury, a frequent contributor to the Elgar Society Journal and a past member of the society’s council, discusses the work and its reception. Organised by the Elgar Society Southern Branch. All welcome. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 4pm. Music Foundation Concert. With Brian Moles (organ). 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.
GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 7pm-10pm. Country & Western Dance. With M T Allan. Organised by GCA Thorngate Dance Club. Admission £6. (023) 9251 0012.
HAVANT: meet outside The Spring, East Street. Midday. Tandem cycle ride to Bedhampton. Organised by the Portsmouth CTC. All welcome. (01243) 466556, ctcportsmouth.hampshire.org.uk.
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.
OLD PORTSMOUTH: Square Tower, Broad Street. 11am-4pm. Vintage Fair and Christmas Crafts/Gifts. Admission by donation to Hounds for Heroes, 07970 358 208. (023) 9261 7890.
PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 10am-3pm. Scrapbook Getaways Christmas Craft Fair. Cards, gifts, art work, jewellery, scrapbook items, book a getaway, win prizes and lots more! Admission 50p. 11am-3pm. portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.
SOUTHSEA: Palmerston Road. 10am-2pm. Hampshire Farmers’ Market. Enjoy the taste of local food.
COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 1pm-4.15pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Belinda. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.
PETERSFIELD: Physic Garden Room, off High Street. 10am-4pm. PACS Potters’ Ceramics Exhibition. Over 100 items of pottery and sculpture. Free admission.
PETERSFIELD: St Peter’s Church, The Square. 10am-5pm. Arts and Crafts Exhibition. Local artists showcase their latest work.
PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Portraits and Landscapes: Rediscovering Richard Ubsdell ... marking the bicentenary of this local artist. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth ... devoted to the beautiful game. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. Andy Fairweather Low. Blues, country, pop and soul. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.
SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 7.30pm doors.Fragile. Admission: £10 advance, £12 door. (023) 8055 5366.
SOUTHSEA: Auckland Arms, Netley Road. 8pm. Helene! Sunday chillax session. (023) 9275 2488.
SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 6pm. Ugly Auntie. The party band. (023) 9229 5195.
SOUTHSEA: Lawrence Arms, Lawrence Road. 7pm. Arrows Karaoke.
SOUTHSEA: Marmion Tavern, Marmion Road. 5pm-8pm. Ricky Zalez.
SOUTHSEA: Rosie’s Vineyard, 87, Elm Grove. 8.30pm-11pm. Live Jazz. Featuring: the Milton James Hot Four. (023) 9275 5944.
SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 8pm. Hindsights. Plus Godard, Noyo Mathis, and Like Home. Admission £3. (023) 9286 3911.
SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Sonic Boom Six. Plus Imperial Leisure, Zegema Beach and The Barebackers. Admission £8. (023) 9286 3911.
FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 4.30pm. Stara of Tomorrow: Stageskool. Presented by Bekims Stage Skool. Admission £12, concs. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.
HEADLEY: Village Hall. 6pm. Play in a Day for Children In Need: The Fleet Street Nativity. The perforamnce: for a paying audience. Come and support us! Organised by Headley Theatre Club.
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 2pm. Fagin’s Last Hour. Told from the point of view of Fagin the Miser. Adapted and performed by James Hyland. Admission £8. 7.30pm. A Christmas Carol. As told by Jacob Marley (Deceased). Adapted and performed by James Hyland. Admission £8. Joint ticket £10. (023) 9282 8282.
WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 7.30pm. Frisky and Mannish: Extra-Curricular Activities. The have done the world tour, now they are in Winchester with their bestest bits. Admission: £15. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.