Get some early Christmas shopping done, see a spooky play or enjoy some nostalgic music or comedy this weekend


*PREPARE to be spooked by Little Earthquake's production of I Ain't Afraid of No Ghost, taking place at West Stafford Village Hall this evening at 7.30pm. The story follows Gareth who, in 1986, shared a room with a KitKat-pinching ghost. 30 years later, with the help of home videos, retro toys and family interviews, Gareth is determined to discover what was really going on inside his very own haunted house. The performance is organised by Artsreach and is suitable for audiences aged eight and above. Tickets are £9 for adults, £6 for under-18s and £25 for a family of four, available from the Artsreach website or box office.

*RELIVE the magic of American rock band the Eagles in a tribute show by The Illegal Eagles at Weymouth Pavilion this evening. Renowned for their ability to recreate the Eagles' distinctive sound, the tribute band will perform all of the group's classic hits, from Hotel California and Life in the Fast Lane to Take it Easy and Desperado. The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets are £26.50 for adults and £8 for children, available from the pavilion website or box office.


*LISTEN to the contemporary tunes of ground-breaking quartet Methera in a performance at St Peter's Church, West Knighton, tomorrow evening at 7.30pm. With Lucy Deakin on the cello, Emma Reid and John Dipper on the fiddle and Miranda Rutter on the viola, the group combine traditional material with original pieces in a repertoire that has elements of both folk and chamber music. Tickets are £10 for adults, £6 for under-18s and £25 for a family of four, available from the Artsreach website or box office.

*ENJOY an evening of outstanding entertainment in aid of Scotty's Little Solders, a military charity dedicated to supporting children who have lost a parent serving in the British Armed Forces. Taking place at the Weymouth Pavilion tomorrow evening from 6.30pm, tickets are £45 each and include a welcome drink, two-course dinner and live music from the Daisy Chain entertainment group. For tickets, email or visit the pavilion website.

*RELAX to the music of Dorset County Orchestra, who perform their autumn concert tomorrow evening at the Dorford Centre in Dorchester. Conducted by prize-winning cellist Arturo Serna, the performance will feature masterpieces by the French composer Camille Saint-Saens as well as Beethoven and Brahms. The show begins at 7.30pm and tickets are £10 in advance from Dorchester TIC or £12 on the door.

*CELEBRATE the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons in the internationally acclaimed tribute show, Big Girls Don't Cry. The talented cast and live band will take audiences back to the 1960s and 70s with some of music's greatest hits, including Walk Like a Man, Rag Doll and December 1963 (Oh What a Night). The show comes to Weymouth Pavilion tomorrow at 7.30pm and all tickets are £26.

*A CHRISTMAS Shopping Fair is being held at Kingston Maurward College near Dorchester on Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17 in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

The fair is open between 10am and 4pm on both days. Entry is £5 per person. The fair will feature more than 50 stalls.


*THE roller disco returns to Weymouth Pavilion on Sunday, with sessions at 1pm and 4pm. All ages welcome. Tickets are £6 per skater and £2 per spectator, available on the door.

*PORTLAND Castle is holding a Christmas Fair on Sunday, November 17 from 10.30am to 4pm.

Enjoy a festive day out with a large variety of trade stalls and visit Santa in his grotto

There will be free entry and free parking. Call 01305 820544 for more information.

*ROUND off your weekend with an evening of comedy at Weymouth Pavilion on Sunday, headlined by Angelos Epithemiou. The creation of critically acclaimed performer Dan Renton Skinner, Angelos is the star of Vic & Bobs Shooting Stars on BBC2, Dave’s One Night Stand and Channel 4’s The Angelos Epithemiou Show. With regular host Tom Glover and two support acts to be announced, the evening's entertainments kick off at 7.30pm. Tickets are £15, available from the pavilion website or by contacting the box office.