A guide to what’s on in the area today.
PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Milk Multi-Centre Student Night. Admission free before 8pm, £3 after. Over 18s ROAR. (023) 9221 0437.
OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 1.10pm. Lunchtime Live! Featuring David Dewar, Chippenham Parish Church (organ). Admission: £2.50, concs. (023) 9282 3399.
DENMEAD: All Saints Church car park, Hambledon Road. 9am-midday. Focus4 Car Boot Sale. Bookings: (023) 9225 2507.
FAREHAM: Holy Trinity Church Hall, West Street. 7.30pm. Christmas Unwrapped. Discover and share practical ideas about engaging with children and families over Christmas. Hosted by Libby Norris, children’s and families work consultant. (023) 9289 9678.
GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 7.30pm. Meet the Author: Kate Mosse. Who will be taking about her writing life and her new book. Admission: £5, concs. (023) 9252 3463.
PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm-4.30pm. Craft Club. All welcome. (023) 9269 2914.
PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 2pm-4pm. Friendship Club for the over 55s. With lots of different activities each week. Admission: £2.50. (023) 9278 0500.
WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church Hall, Hambledon Road. 9.30am-11.30am. St George’s Market. Eggs and home made preserves, honey, cards, jewellery, wood craft, craft, cakes, and plants. Coffee and tea available. (023) 9226 4583, stgeorgesnews.org.
COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Belinda. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.
GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. Dazzle Exhibition. Featuring a spectacular display of art deco beaded dresses from the roaring twenties. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.
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. 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.
HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Hope Springs (12A); 8pm. Directed by David Frankel. Starring: Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carrell. (01428) 642161 for further details.
FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. The Stylistics. Admission £22.50. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. Keigh James presents: Nick Drake and William Blake. Acoustic. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm doors-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Sasha Mattissen, 7pm; Stevie D, 7.30pm; Lee Coneley, 8pm; Matt McGowan, 8.30pm; Mellor, 9pm-10pm; The Smiley Campbell Band, 10.15pm; Iain Sillars, 11.15pm. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.
ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Herbie Armstrong and friends Open Mic Night. All welcome.
SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. Dodgy. Admission: £15 advance, £17 door. (023) 8055 5366.
SOUTHSEA: Auckland Arms, Netley Road. 8.30pm. The Sensational Debbie C. (023) 9275 2488.
SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Petr Hook and The Light perform Unknown Pleasures. Plus Tiny Phillips. Admission £20. (023) 9286 3911.
COSHAM: St Phillip’s Hall, Hawthorn Crescent, Highbury. 7.45pm. 3-4-50. Three one-act comedies presented by the Highbury Players. (023) 9238 7329.
FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Presented by Hull Truck Theatre. Admission £14.50, concs. (01329) 223100.
GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7.45pm. Charles Dickens’ The Haunting. Starring David Robb and James Roach. Admission: £15-£26.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: New Theatre Royal, Guildhall Walk. 7.30pm. The Depository. A devised performance by English and Drama students from the University of Portsmouth. Admission £5. (023) 9264 9000, newtheatreroyal.com.
PORTSMOUTH: The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 8pm. Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood. Admission £12.50, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.
SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. The Nutcracker. Presented by the English National Ballet. Admission: £10-£45. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. 10cc. 40th anniversary tour. Admission £23-£29. (023) 9282 8282.
TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Communicating Doors. Time travelling comedy thriller by Alan Ayckbourn. Admission: £9. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.
WATERLOOVILLE: South Downs College Theatre, College Road. 7pm. Dynamic Freeze. The 2012 winter dance show, performed by South Downs College dance students. Admission £5, concs. (023) 9279 7954.
WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 8pm. Jasmin Vardimon: Freedom. Directed and choreographed by Jasmin Vardimon. Admission: £16, concs. Pre-show discussion at 6.15pm and post-show Q&A (both free but please reserve your place). (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.
WALKS & TALKS
DRAYTON: Drayton Methodist Church Hall, Havant Road. 2pm. Christmas Extravaganza. With Pam Welch. Club competitition: With Christmas in Mind. Organised by Cosham and District Floral Society. Refreshments available; visitors and new members welcome. (023) 9237 9868.
PORTSMOUTH: meet Mountbatten Centre, Twyford Avenue. 2pm. Walk with Friends. Two/three mile walk. WFH accredited. All ages and abilities welcome. New walkers please arrive early to register. (023) 9286 3224.
SOUTHSEA: St John’s College Auditorium, Grove Road South. 7pm for 7.30pm. St John’s College Politics Society meeting. Graham Stuart, Conservative MP for Beverley and Holderness, will address the society. Refreshments available. stjohnscollege.co.uk.