Enter into the festive spirit this weekend, enjoy some musical entertainment or experience a classic Victorian tradition. Here's our guide to the best of the weekend.


*ENJOY Elvis Presley at his peak in a concert by Lee Memphis King, one of Europe's most successful tribute artists. Having toured One Night of Elvis for the past 10 years, Lee has gained numerous accolades and headlined some of the most prestigious venues in the world. In his latest production, Lee celebrates the iconic Vegas Years from 1969 to 1977, accompanied by a live orchestra, talented backing vocalists and video projections detailing Elvis' life. The show takes place at 7.30pm tonight at the Weymouth Pavilion. Tickets are £26.

*EXPECT to laugh and cry in Gracefool Collective's production of This Is Not A Wedding, performed at the Dorchester Corn Exchange this evening at 8pm. The play is a radical reimagining of society's most recognisable ceremony, as four defiant brides wade through the minefield of tradition, conformity and expectation. Using entertaining dance theatre, the production explores coming of age in a high pressure, low-tolerance, success-driven world. Suitable for ages 11 and over, tickets are £12 or £10 for concessions, available from the Dorchester Arts website or box office, or in person at the Corn Exchange.

*PUZZLE out an Alzheimer's whodunnit at Milborne St Andrew Village Hall, near Dorchester, tonight at 7.30pm.

Comic, poet and psychiatric nurse Rob Gee appears in Forget Me Not. Jim’s wife, a patient on a dementia ward, has died from what appears to be natural causes. Jim is a retired police detective and he smells a rat. He’s determined to solve one last murder. The problem is he also has dementia. Call 01258 839230 for tickets or go to artsreach.co.uk


*CHRISTMAS returns to Weymouth's Hope Square tomorrow and Sunday, with entertainment taking place from 12pm to 5pm each day. A pop-up Christmas Market will be selling local produce, mulled cider and festive gifts and crafts, while family-friendly music and dance performances will keep crowds entertained. This annual event is a community collaboration brought together by the #WeySohoCollective, Pilgrim House Trust and Weymouth BID.


*ALSO embracing the festive spirit is Brewery Square in Dorchester, which kicks off the Christmas season tomorrow from 4pm. Music from Weymouth Concert Brass will be followed by a fire and dance show, before the lights are switched on at 5.30. Concluding the evening will be performances by Ze Trio and the Bovington Military Wives Choir. Skating in the square also returns, and Jurassic Coast Foods will be providing all kinds of festive delights. For exact times and more information, follow Brewery Square on Facebook.

*SPOT the stars of tomorrow in Weymouth Dance Studio's biannual show, 5 Six 7 8. Taking place tomorrow at the Weymouth Pavilion, the performance showcases a variety of styles in an exciting combination of song and dance. There will be two performances taking place at 2.30pm and 7pm. All tickets are £12.50, available from the pavilion website or box office.

*HEAR vintage jazz from the 1920s and 30s in a performance by The Sunset Cafe Stompers at Broadmayne Village Hall tomorrow at 8pm. The show, entitled Jazz Arrives in Britain, charts the development of the genre in this country, reviving tunes by the likes of Scott Joplin, King Oliver and Irving Berlin with the help of instruments including the trumpet, trombone, clarinet and banjo. Tickets are £15 per person, available by contacting bvhall@outlook.com or 07748 474715.


*CELEBRATE the season in traditional Dorset style with a performance by The Ridgeway Singers & band, taking place at All Saints Church in Piddletrenthide on Sunday. With their roots in the south Dorset Ridgeway, the group is inspired by the rich sources of locally collected folk songs and West Gallery carols. Led by Tim Laycock and Phil Humphris, the vocalists and musicians present a a joyous celebration of Christmas past and present, including works from the Puddletown and Bridport manuscripts together with newly composed carols in the Dorset tradition. The show starts at 4pm. Tickets are £8 for adults, £6 for children or £21 for a family of four, available from Artsreach.

*EXPERIENCE a classic Victorian tradition as Dyad Productions present three seasonal tales of terror at Dorchester Corn Exchange on Sunday. Performed by Rebecca Vaughan and directed by Elton Townend Jones, the stories will shine a light on human fragility and bring to life the ghosts that haunt us. From the creators of Jane Eyre: An Autobiography and The Time Machine, the performance of Christmas Gothic begins at 8pm. Tickets are £14 for adults and £12 for concessions, available from the Dorchester Arts box office or website, or in person from the Corn Exchange.