You're spoilt for choice this weekend with the variety of events on offer - from a show with ex-Strictly stars to plays and cabarets in village halls. It's all on offer.

*ABBA fans prepare for a riotous night out.

Waterloo - The Best of ABBA comes to Weymouth Pavilion tomorrow night at 7.30pm.

The show looks back at the sensational rise to stardom of the Swedish pop group ABBA and recreates it so impeccably that fans, old and new can still experience the thrill of a live ABBA show.

Call the box office for tickets and more information.

*DANCE to the Music waltzes its way to Weymouth Pavilion on Sunday night.

This exciting must see dance show is like no other and features much-missed Strictly professionals Kristina Rihanoff, Robin Windsor and Oksana Platero.

Christopher Maloney of X Factor fame will be providing the vocals.

This entertainment extravaganza begins at 7.30pm. Call the box office for tickets and more information.

*DARKLY brilliant performer Charlie Bicknell is back with her Fallen Angel tour of rural Dorset.

Her heaven-sent cabaret will be performed in Broadwindsor near Beaminster tonight and West Stafford near Dorchester tomorrow.

Fallen Angel is packed with anarchy, wit and comic ingenuity. Songs range from Tim Minchin to Meatloaf and Jacques Brel to Bizet. With a rebellious joie de vivre, acrobatic antics and accompaniment by pianist David Harrod, expect a wicked night out.

The show is touring Dorset courtesy of Artsreach. It's suitable for those aged 14 plus. Call 01308 867644 for tickets for the Beaminster show or 07968 633834 for tickets for the West Stafford show.

*A COMEDY dinner is being held at the Eypes Mouth Country Hotel in Eype near Bridport.

Fine food and comedy action will be served up Allo Allo style. Pop along for a night to remember with Rene, the Gastapo, the Resistance, his secret affairs and his wife, Edith. Expect a big fun night out in a friendly party atmosphere with some of the finest comedy actors in the land. Tickets cost £45 and include a three course meal and entertainment. Call 01308 423300 for tickets.

*A CHARMING 1940s experience with a twist will be performed in rural Dorset this weekend.

Think of England by the Anonymous is a Woman production company calls in at Sandford Orcas tonight, West Lulworth tomorrow and Halstock on Sunday.

It's 1943 and the War Office have employed Bette and Vera to travel the country hosting tea dances to boost morale amongst local communities and RAF personnel. But how will the locals react when they discover the women's real purpose: to send the young men off to fight having experienced all of life's pleasures? The play is suitable for those aged 12 and above. See to buy tickets.

*VIEW the night sky at Durlston Country Park in Swanage tonight from 7.30pm.

Join the Wessex Astronomical Society for a short talk in the Learning Centre and a chance to use telescopes to view the night sky.

You'll be able to see the moon, star clusters, galaxies, Orion Nebula and winter constellations.

The viewing is weather dependent - phone 01929 424443 on the day to confirm. It costs £3 per person.

*HEAD to Bridport for a funk and soul night at the Electric Palace tomorrow from 8.30pm.

Boogie on down to some fabulous sounds all on vinyl.

DJ Dr Funk has the best record collection in the area and the skill to choose sounds that you can’t stop dancing to.

Call the box office for tickets and more information.

*JAZZ fans should head to Lyme Regis for Jazz in the Bar with Andy Williamson and Phil Clouts on Sunday night.

Jazz pianist Philip Clouts presents the next in his series of intimate gigs in the atmospheric bar of the Marine Theatre in Lyme.

Saxophonist Andy Williamson is known for his repertoire of somewhat risqué old blues songs. He’s played with the Big Buzzard Boogie Band on BBC Radio 2, 3, and 4. He has also performed with Tom Robinson, Suggs, and Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, and even at Buckingham Palace

Doors open at 7pm. Call the box office for tickets and more information.