*CELEBRATED comedian, singer, actor, presenter and impressionist Rob Brydon presents a very special evening of toe-tapping tunes and side-splitting laughter at Weymouth Pavilion tonight from 7.30pm. (6)

Best known for feel-good TV favourites like Gavin and Stacey and Would I Lie to You, Rob swaps the screen for the stage as he takes his new show out on the road to a series of intimate venues across the UK.

Songs and Stories features a sensational live band and tells Rob's personal musical journey from South Wales to Hollywood and back. Call 01305 783225 for tickets for all Weymouth Pavilion shows.


*HEAD to St Aldhelm's Centre in Weymouth for the Weymouth Music Festival, a non competitive festival open to all ages and abilities. Members of the public can enter for £5 from 9am and enjoy musicians' live performances throughout the day. Call 01305 787234 for more information.

*PIANIST Lucy Parham returns with the third in her Composer Portraits series at Dorchester Corn Exchange tomorrow (7) at 8pm.

Elégie chronicles the life of composer and pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff in words and music, from his youth in Russia, through his self-imposed exile in 1917 and finally to California, where he died in 1943.

The concert includes many of his best-loved works for solo piano, as well as music by Scriabin and Tchaikovsky, alongside a fascinating narrative drawn from the composer’s letters and diaries, read by Olivier Award-winning actor Henry Goodman. Tickets cost £24 or £22 for members of Dorchester Arts. Call 01305 266926.

*HEAR some talented tribute artists belt out some big numbers at the Power Ballad Show at Weymouth Pavilion tomorrow (7) at 7.30pm.

This celebration of one of the most creative and emotionally charged periods in the history of music transport you back to a time when hair was big, and voices were even bigger!

You will be flooded with emotions and memories as you find yourself singing along to hit after hit from artists such as Rainbow, Heart, Whitesnake, Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams, Tina Turner Alannah Myles and many more...

*VIRTUOSO guitar and fiddle players from the band Sheelanagig, Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow will play Briantspuddle Village Hall tonight (7) from 7.30pm.

In demand as musicians, writers and arrangers, Kit and Aaron have worked with many established artists including Grammy Award-nominated Yola, Seth Lakeman and Afro Celt Sound System.

Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow’s debut album ‘The Fox’ was been received with critical acclaim, exploring the relationship between fiddle, guitar and voice, using the fertile ground of the traditional music of the British Isles as its starting point.

*A LIVE concert and album launch can be enjoyed at Sunninghill Prep School in Dorchester tomorrow (7) at 7pm. The concert, Old Harry Rocks, features an evening of guitar compositions taken from his new album Old Harry Rocks. The compositions have mostly been inspired by the unique beauty of a selection places in Dorset as well as some historical tales that make up its curious past. Tickets cost £10 on the door and money raised on the evening will go to The World Land Trust.

*AN AUTISM friendly day is being held at Monkey World at Bovington tomorrow (7).

To help autistic visitors and their families further, on selected dates, visitors with autism can access the park at 9am, an hour before public opening time, to avoid the rush at the gates. All gates will be open so there will be very little in the way of queueing.


*HOLD on tight as Live and Swinging by the Syd Lawrence Orchestra at Weymouth Pavilion at 7.30pm on Sunday takes you on an exciting journey that is stunning, dynamic, and thrilling. Directed by Chris Dean, this mesmerizing performance is packed with all your Big Band Favourites. It features the music of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Neal Hefti, Billy May, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and many more.