Your quick guide to what’s on in the Portsmouth area
PUNK: THE DAMNED
O2 Guildhall Southampton, Tuesday, 7pm
Not resting on their laurels after a storming 40th anniversary tour, punk legends The Damned return ahead of the release their first album in 10 years.
FAMILY: COMEDY CLUB 4 KIDS
Chichester Minerva Theatre, Tuesday, 2pm
Children and adults alike can split their sides this half-term with a swear-free but non-patronising hour of hilarity at CFT’s Comedy Club 4 Kids.
LITERATURE: ST VALENTINE’S DAY MASSACRE
The Square Tower, Old Portsmouth, Tuesday, 7.30pm
There are no sugar-sweet love stories allowed at the St Valentine’s Day Massacre, a night of twisted tales of ‘romance, revenge and bleeding hearts’.
SOCIAL: LOVE AT FIRST SIT
The Ironmaster, Fareham, Wednesday, 7pm
There’s a night of speed dating with a twist at Love at First Sit Event this Valentine’s Day. You get eight minutes each time, but the guy wears a blindfold for the first four minutes.
CINEMA: TOM OF FINLAND
Eldon Building, University of Portsmouth, Wednesday, 7pm
Showing as part of Portsmouth Film Society’s 4th Pride LGBTQ+ Film Festival, Tom of Finland is an alluring biopic of the eponymous artist who was heralded as a gay liberation hero.
THEATRE: DIAL M FOR MURDER
Ferneham Hall, Fareham, Wednesday until Saturday, times vary
Set in 1954, Fareham Musical Society presents Dial M For Murder the classic thriller made famous by Alfred Hitchcock in the intimate Octagon Room.
See Portsmouth’s most comprehensive entertainment listings in The Guide every Friday and online at portsmouth.co.uk/whatson.