A big name act is performing in Weymouth this weekend and there is also plenty of outdoor entertainment to enjoy, including a popular cider festival and carnival celebrations.

*PREPARE for a nostalgia extravaganza as the UK’s no.1 rock 'n' roll variety production returns with the Best Of That’ll Be The Day tonight from 7.30pm.

This very special edition of the show presents the most popularly requested songs, impressions and comic sketches from more than 33 years.

Featuring smash hits from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s this is a throwback evening of entertainment that guarantees to have you on your feet and dancing in the aisles before the night is over. Contact the box office for tickets.

*A FREE family friendly celebration of cider is being held in Dorchester's Borough Gardens tomorrow (17) from 3pm to 10pm.

Dorchester Cider Festival will feature live music, entertainment and more than 75 award winning ciders. All profits from this event are distributed to local good causes by the Dorchester Round Table.

*ONE of the most successful disco acts around is performing at Weymouth Pavilion tomorrow. (17)

Odyssey, the band behind Native New Yorker and Use It Up and Wear It Our, will take to the stage of the Pavilion at around 9pm for a standing only concert. The support act is Romina Johnson.

*OUTDOOR theatre is coming to Maumbury Rings in Dorchester on Sunday (18) with The Legend of King Arthur.

Pack up a picnic and join Dorchester Arts in the open air to enjoy this classic tale of Arthur, a sword and the Knights of the round table. With inventive staging, original songs and magical storytelling, all the family will be talking about this experience for years to come! It starts at 5pm.

*MELLOW moments come to Weymouth Pavilion on Sunday (18) from 7.30pm with Carpenters Gold.

This tribute will be playing all the hits such as Goodbye to Love, Solitaire and We've Only Just Begun. West End vocalist Vikki Holland-Bowyer has the warm dulcet tones which sound uncannily similar to superstar Karen Carpenter. Contact the box office for tickets.

*HEAD west to Bridport for Bridport Carnival tomorrow (17). It heads off at 6.45pm from West Street and will be headed by the princess and her attendants, along with the Mayor of Bridport. After the parade, there will be dancing in the street to Mojo, or a chance to visit the funfair in the coach park. This will be followed by the ever popular Torchlight Procession on Sunday, August 18, which starts from Bucky Doo Square at 9pm, (torches will be on sale from 6.30pm) and finishes at West Bay with dancing to Mid Life Crisis, a bonfire and a fireworks display (weather permitting).

*A COUNTRY Day is being held at Creech Grange House near Wareham on Sunday from 11am to 5pm.

There will be a traditional fete, a country fair, vintage cars, alpacas, children's activities, burgers, cream teas hurdle making displays and more on offer. Entry is £2.