Whether it's some early Christmas shopping or relaxing with beer and music, we've got plenty to take your fancy this weekend


*HEAD down to Weymouth Pavilion tonight for a performance by Eban Brown, former lead singer of R&B band, The Stylistics. With his tenor vocals celebrated across the globe, Eban has also sung with The Manhattans, The Delfonics and The Moments, before embarking on a solo career in January this year. His live show will feature some of The Stylistics' greatest hits, from You Make Me Feel Brand New to You Are Everything, along with some fresh originals. The performance begins at 7.30pm and tickets are £24, available from the pavilion website or box office.

*TAKING to the stage in the Ocean Room at Weymouth Pavilion this evening will be leading Bon Jovi impersonator Gary Williams, with his leading tribute show, Bon Giovi. Having toured across the world, Bon Giovi covers every aspect of the artist's extensive career, with hits including Living On A Prayer, It's My Life and Wanted Dead or Alive. The show starts at 8pm and tickets are £19, available from the pavilion box office or website.


*GET started on your Christmas shopping at Wessex Events' 36th annual craft and gourmet food show, held at Kingston Maurward College near Dorchester tomorrow and Sunday. With more than 100 stands selling local treats and high quality gifts, alongside street food, real ales and hot drinks, the family-friendly event promises to get everyone in a festive spirit. The fair is open from 10am to 5pm each day. Entry is £3 for adults and free for under-16s.

*ENJOY the inaugural Beer and Music Festival at the Nothe Fort in Weymouth, taking place tomorrow from 12pm until late. Nothe Fort have partnered with the Piddle Brewery to host this event as a charity fundraiser in aid of the Poppy Appeal and Royal British Legion. Both Whistling Gunner and Sappers Courage, brewed specially for Nothe Fort by Piddle Brewery, will be on sale, along with street food stalls including Top Gun Catering, serving Bratwurst and wood-fired pizza. Musical entertainment by local artists will be taking place throughout the day, as well as firing displays and cannon drills by Nothe Fort Artillery. Entry is £10 for adults and £2 for children.

*FOR a performance by Billy Rowan, aka The Undercover Hippy, head to the Corn Exchange in Dorchester tomorrow night at 8pm. Not your average singer-songwriter, Billy combines powerful messages with reggae rhythms to create music that both makes you think and makes you dance. Tickets are £14, available from the Dorchester Arts website or box office.


*EXPERIENCE a tribute to the wit and song-writing skill of Englishman Noel Coward, led by pianist and entertainer Peter Gill on Sunday at 3pm. Held at the Corn Exchange in Dorchester, Peter will perform gems including Mad About The Boy, A Bar on The Piccola Marina and Don’t Let’s Be Beastly To The Germans, celebrating the life of the actor, writer, composer, director and producer. Tickets are £12, available from the Dorchester Arts website or box office.

*RELIVE the magic of the timeless duo as The Simon & Garfunkel Story comes to Weymouth Pavilion with their 50th anniversary tour. Straight from a week-long run in London's West End, the show will feature projection photos and original film footage, as well as performances of all the hits, from Mrs Robinson and Cecilia to Bridge Over Troubled Water and Homeward Bound. The show takes place on Sunday at 7.30pm. Tickets are £25 or £23.50 for concessions, available from the pavilion website or box office.

*GO to Martinstown Village Hall on Sunday at 7.30pm for a double bill of award-winning hip hop. Presented by Canadian troupe Tentacle Tribe, prepare to be wowed by Origami Mami and Nobody Likes a Pixelated Squid. Origami Mami will see three female dancers perform a routine that unfolds from simple to complex geometry, while Nobody Likes a Pixelated Squid features an urban hip hip duet inspired by the fluid movements of sea creatures. Tickets for the show are £10 for adults, £6 for children or £25 for a family of four, available from the Dorchester Arts website or box office.