Five great things to do in Portsmouth this week

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Here’s our quickfire guide to five of the many great events being staged in the Portsmouth area this week.

1. The Nutcracker

Kings Theatre Southsea

January 27-28, 7.30pm- 10pm

Entry: £34.50

Moscow City Ballet is currently touring and performing director Smirnov-Govolanov’s version of Nutcracker. Composed, choreographed and premiered in Russia, Tchaikovsky’s ballets are the very heart and soul of Russian Culture, and a massive must see for any Ballet lover.

2. Mathew E. White

Wedgewood Rooms Southsea

January 28, 7pm- 11pm

Entry: £16.50

Founder of Spacebomb records Mathew E. White and his Spacebomb Band is at Wedgewood Rooms this Thursday, for his blowout 2016 tour. eMusic’s Breakthrough Artist of 2012, Paste Magazine’s Best New Act of 2012, and a Consequence of Sound Rookie of the Year, Mathew E. White is certainly an act to see!

3. Burns Night, Supper and Dance

Ferneham Hall Fareham

January 29, 7pm- 11.45pm.

Entry: £25

Following what would have been Scottish poet Robert Burns’ 257th Birthday this week, The Rainbow Centre in Fareham is hosting their annual Burns night this Friday. Guests will be welcomed with a traditional bagpiper followed by an adressing of the haggis and a tot of whiskey.

Following dinner guests will be entertained with a live band, Woodsiders Ceilidh Band and their caller, who will walk everyone through each Scottish dance.

4. One Night of Elvis - Lee Memphis King

Kings Theatre Southsea

January 30, 7.30pm- 10pm

Entry: £21.50

Lee Memphis King is Europe’s most successful Elvis Presley tribute artist and presents the quintessential tribute to Elvis himself. Lee Memphis King celebrates the legendary career of the musical icon. Backed by a world class orchestra and singers and featuring large screen projection, this is the largest Elvis show to tour UK theatres.

The Italian renaissance style of the beautiful Kings Theatre is the perfect place to sit back and enjoy live acts.

5. Dave Pearson’s Big Band Orchestra

The Blue Lagoon

January 31, 12pm- 3pm

Entry: Free

If you want to feel like you’ve been thrown back into the 1930’s or perhaps fancy feeling like you’re on the set of a Sinatra film then head down to The Blue Lagoon this Sunday for Dave Pearson’s big band Orcestra.

With free admission and a full- licence bar it’s a hard offer to pass up for a family friendly afternoon outing.

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