Here’s our quickfire guide to seven of the many great events in and around Portsmouth this weekend.
1. Tonight, 7.30pm, Kings Theatre, Southsea: ABBA MANIA
It’s been 42 years since ABBA won the Eurovison and now it’s your turn to dance along to all of your favourite ABBA songs, including ‘Mamma Mia’, ‘Dancing Queen’ and ‘Winner Takes It All’. ABBA Mania is recognised as the the world’s number one touring ABBA tribute production and is in Portsmouth tonight. Look forward to a night of enjoyable music and reminisce the times when ABBA ruled in music.
Tickets: £19.50 Adults, £17.50 Concessions. Info: www.kingsportsmouth.co.uk / 023 9282 8282
2. Saturday, 8pm, Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea: THE MODFATHERS + THE TARGETS
If you love Paul Weller, then get yourselves down to The Wedgerooms for The Modfathers tomorrow night. With Tony’s scary resemblance in vocals and appearance to the man himself, The Modfathers’ concert is not to be missed.
Tickets: £8. Info: www.wedgewoodrooms.co.uk / 023 9286 3911
3. Saturday 1.30pm & 7.15pm, Ferneham Hall, Fareham: GOSPORT GANG SHOW
For an evening that’s full of the ‘feel good factor’, then get yourselves to Ferneham Hall where over 100 young people are part of a fast moving variety show. There is something for everyone in this jam-packed production.
Tickets: £9.50 Info: www.fernehamhall.co.uk / 01329 231942
4. Saturday, 12.30pm, Hayling Island Library: LEARN TAI CHI
Why not finish the Easter Holidays by beginning to learn a new skill? Your tutor will teach you the 18 stances of Qi Chong that, when practiced regularly, can help boost energy levels and improve your health. The tutoring will last 10 weeks and the final class will be on June 18
One off £50 fee. Info: www.hants.gov.uk/shop / 023 9246 1534
5. Sunday 6.30pm (doors), Portsmouth Guildhall: THE HOLLIES
The Hollies have performed, toured and recorded music throughout the past 50 years. They’ll be performing their classics ‘The Air That I Breathe’ and ‘Carrie Anne’ during this two-hour performance.
Tickets: £27.50 £31.90 Info: www.portsmouthguildhall.org.uk / 0844 847 2362
6. Sunday 4pm, The Admiral Drake, Kingston Crescent, Portsmouth: SOMETHIN’ ELSE
Join Hampshire’s not so average rock band at The Admiral Drake as they bring you live music through the evening. Somethin’ Else is a six-piece classic rock band who have been entertaining audiences since 1999. What makes this band not so average, is the fact they have members who play the saxophone and harmonica, adding variety to their sound.
The event is free. Info: 023 9265 1599
7. Sunday, 8pm, Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea: MEXRRISSEY
Morrissey has always been a prophet with honour in Mexico. His songs of love, loss and longing have found a huge audience. Now the love has been returned with a band made in Mexico City, reinventing Morrissey’s and The Smiths’ songs. Mexrrissey had a UK tour in 2015, with a sellout gig in Manchester. Their debut album, No Manchester, released last month, was recorded in Mexico City and Tucson, Arizona, under producer Camilo Lara.
Tickets: £14 Info: www.wedgewoodrooms.co.uk / 023 9286 3911