10 things to do in Dorset this weekend

1 Beginning tonight (12) and continuing until Saturday, third year students from Arts University Bournemouth will be staging an exciting production of Robert Louis Stevenson’s much-loved classic adventure, Treasure Island, at Lighthouse Poole. Tickets are priced at £15.75 for an adult and £7 for concessions. Evening and matinee performances are available. To book tickets, visit aub.ac.uk/boxoffice

2 Riverdance’s 25th anniversary tour plays the BIC Windsor Hall on the last night of its run this afternoon at 2.30pm and tonight at 7.30pm. The show catapults Riverdance into the 21st century and is said to completely immerse you in the extraordinary and elemental power of its music and dance. Get tickets from bhlivetickets.co.uk

3 See the Russian State Ballet perform at Bournemouth Pavilion over this weekend. They will stage Coppelia today, March 12 at 7.30pm; Sleeping Beauty tomorrow, March 13 at 7.30pm and Swan Lake on Saturday, March 14 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Go to bhlivetickets.co.uk for tickets.

4 Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman will revisit and reinterpret songs which span their career at The Sherling Studio, Lighthouse, Poole, tomorrow, Friday, March 13 from 8pm. From the early days of folk supergroup Equation through to the current release ‘Personae ‘ with a nod or two along the way to their extra-curricular musical adventures, the evening promises a whistle-stop tour through their artistic journey to date. Call 01202 280000 for tickets.

5 Dance music star Jax Jones plays the O2 Academy in Boscombe tomorrow, Friday, March 13. The Ivor Novello, Grammy and two-time BRIT Award nominated producer, DJ and multi-instrumentalist musician’s show starts at 7pm. Buy tickets at https://academymusicgroup.com/o2academybournemouth/

6 See three short plays at Winterbourne Stickland Village Hall, Blandford Forum tonight, Friday, March 13 from 7.30pm. Twisted Tales Vol. 2 will take you on a journey through time and space. Call 01258 880920 for tickets.

7 See John Verity, a musician who is ‘blue to his soul’ and his band at the Tivoli, Wimborne, on Saturday, March 14 at 7.30pm. Verity is the man and musician who is ‘blue to his soul’ and has been one of the most consistent performers on the British blues rock circuit for many years. Box office tickets cost £17.50. Call 01202 885566.

8 The LOL Comedy Club arrives at Bournemouth Pavilion Saturday, March 14 from 8pm. Paul McCaffrey, star of Live at the Apollo and Impractical Jokers, will headline. He’ll be joined by Ben Norris and Pete Phillipson. Damion Larkin will MC. Call 01202 055660 to book.

9 Danish traditional music duo Andreas Tophøj and Rune Barlsund will play country pub the Square and Compass at Worth Matravers on Saturday, March 14 at 9pm. The pair won Track of the Year at the Danish Folk Awards 2012 for their The Danish Immigrant EP. Pay on the door or call the venue in advance. http://www.squareandcompasspub.co.uk/what-s-on/1193/andreas-tophoj-and-rune-barslund.html

10 Go on a journey to a cosmic circus on Saturday, March 14 with Foreverland at the Old Fire Station, Bournemouth, on Saturday, March 14. Think colourful alien creations, out of this world décor and light years worth of confetti! Doors open at 10pm. Curfew is at 4am.

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