Christmas is getting close but there's still plenty of entertainment to be had locally - here's our Guide to how to make the best of your weekend.

*FEEL festive tonight in Dorset County Museum, Dorchester, with the Ridgeway Singers and Ban Christmas Concert.

The concert starts at 7.30pm. Concertgoers will be able to enjoy West Gallery Carols, local folksongs, seasonal stories and Dorset Dance Tunes.

Tickets are available from Dorchester TIC in Dorchester Library on 01305 267992. Tickets cost £10 for adults, £5 for under 18s and £25 for a family.

*FILM The Ballad of Shirley Collins will be screened in Bridport tomorrow (23) night as part of the Bridport Winter Solstice Festival.

Shirley Collins herself will be appearing at The Electric Palace for a Q&A after the film. She will be accompanied by the film's producer, Paul Williams.

Widely regarded as the 20th century's most important singer of English traditional song, Shirley Collins stood at the epicentre of the folk music scene during the 1960s and '70's. However, in 1980 she lost her voice in mysterious circumstances, and was forced to retire from musical life.

Rob Curry and Tim Plester's documentary sets out to explore the story behind the icon, and chronicles Shirley's battle, at the grand old age of 80, to rediscover that voice she lost so many years previously. Call the box office for tickets and more information.

*ENCHANTING family pantomime Cinderella continues at Weymouth Pavilion until January 1.

This will be the first professional pantomime production of Sleeping Beauty at the Weymouth Pavilion as far back as we can research and is already set to be the most spectacular and magical show yet! Featuring stunning scenery, incredible illusions, toe-tapping music and amazing projected sequences!

We're delighted to welcome back Weymouth's Favourite Dame Lee Redwood in the role of Queen Thelma. Sleeping Beauty will mark Lee's 5th Christmas Pantomime at Weymouth Pavilion playing the Dame and audiences can expect this year's costumes and wigs to be more fabulous than ever before!

Contact Weymouth Pavilion box office for tickets and more information.

*A FESTIVE concert is being held at St Andrew's Church in Yetminster this evening.

A Crown of Roses sees Fieri exploring depictions of Mary in folk and polyphonic music, presenting Christmas music by composers from Praetorius to Rutter, with arrangements of some of Europe's best-loved traditional carols alongside intricate polyphony.

There will be wine tasting during the interval provided by Palmers Wine Stores (Bridport) and an exhibition of textile art from local artist Suzy Wright.

Tickets cost £15 for adults. Go to or buy on the door.

*YOU can still enjoy Christmas storytelling at Corfe Castle today and tomorrow.

Join the Lord of Misrule on a journey through the romantic ruins. Find out about the rich history of Tudor traditions and maybe participate in a play or a game or two. The castle will be open until 7pm for Winter Lights today and tomorrow.