A guide to what’s on around the area today.
PORTSMOUTH: Chi Coffee, 146, London Road, North End (PO2 9DJ). 7pm-9pm. Open Mic Night. Whether looking for a message or to share your own passion of what you love doing psychically. (023) 9378 2412.
PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 2pm-4pm. Knit and Natter. Friendly group of beginners and experienced knitters. Just turn up and give it a go. Just £1.50 a session. (023) 9278 0500.
COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by the Solent Aviation Art Society. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.
GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Blooming Marvellous: intergenerational community knitted garden. Over 2,500 knitters and crocheters worked with participatory visual artist Pauline Stanley to create the garden. Come and join in to help our garden grow. Free Admission. (023) 9252 3463.
PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Tricorn: Controversy in Concrete ... recollections of the Brutalist structure 10 years after demolition. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Pompey special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Lounge at the RMA. Acoustic showcase night. rmatavern.co.uk.
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. 911 – Illuminate ... The Hits and More Tour 2014. Admission £20-£22. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.
SOUTHSEA: Little Johnny Russell’s, Albert Road. Nick Courtney presents ... Ella Payne, 7pm; Perry and Harry, 7.30pm; Ryan James, 8pm; Megan Linford, 8.30pm; Ash Watson, 9pm; Lennon Taylor, 9.30pm; Leanna Mercer, 10pm; Nathalie Gunn, 10.30pm-11pm. vinylrecords.co.uk/gigguide.txt.
SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7pm. Stiff Little Fingers. Admission £18.50. (023) 9286 3911.
GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. Dracula. By Bram Stoker, adapted by John Ginman and directed by Eliot Giuralarocca. Admission: £19.50-£20.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.
SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Buddy – The The Buddy Holly Story. Before the Beatles, before the Stones, rock n roll was born! Admission £15-£29, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.
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DENMEAD: All Saints Church Hall, Hambledon Road. 7.30pm. Gardening with Native Plants. A talk Alan Edmonson about choosing the best native plants for different areas of the garden, organised by the Denmead Horticultural Society. All welcome. Visitors’ admission £2; members free. (023) 9225 4289.
FAREHAM: United Reformed Church Hall, Osborn Road South (PO16 7DG). 7pm for 7.30pm start. Walk on the Wild Side and Species with Ric Reilly, organised by the Solent Fuchsia Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £1.
PORTCHESTER: Portchester Methodist Church, Castle Street. 7.15pm for 7.30pm. On Being a Writer of Thrillers. Talk by Richard Frankland, organised by The Portchester Society. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission by donation of £1 per head. portchestersociety.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: meet outside Civic Offices, Guildhall Square. 12.15pm. Lunchtime Walk. Take a break with this brisk walk to Gunwharf or Southsea and back. New walkers to arrive early to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.