BAH humbug! If you are already bored with Christmas then enter a relatively festive-free zone as tribute band Who's Who perform the final gig of the year at Tropic at Ruislip.
Since forming in 1996, the group have built up a loyal army of fans across Europe and beyond, thanks to their energetic live performances, complete with Townshend's infamous leaping and Daltrey's unforgettable microphone whirling antics.
The band have also become regulars at the Isle of Wight festival and also performed Quadrophenia in its entirety at the 2006 International Who Convention, leading to praise from none other than Simon Townshend, younger brother of Pete, who called them an 'absolutely brilliant band'.
The group, who claim to deliver 'far more than than your average run of the mill band', pride themselves on raw power, passion and soul, to evoke the feeling and energy of their heroes at their peak.
what? Who's Who
when? Friday, December 17
where? Tropic at Ruislip, Ruislip Social Club, Grosvenor Vale, Ruislip, HA4 6JQ
cost? £12 (£10 in advance) call: 020 8707 2256
They're behind you ...
OH YES they are! The Compass Theatre is the latest local venue to jump on the pantomime bandwagon, bringing to life the much-loved tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
This sparkling seasonal show provides all the fun, music and laughter of a traditional pantomime, complete with magic mirrors, a poisoned apple and a handsome prince. Dame Doughball is on hand to mix it all together for the perfect festive family treat.
what? Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
when? Monday, December 20-Thursday, December 30
where? Compass Theatre, Glebe Avenue, Ickenham, UB10 8PD
cost? £12.50 (concessions £9.50)
call: Box office 01895 673 200
It's never too late to learn
'TIS the season to overindulge and worry about the diet in January, giving everyone the perfect excuse to sign up for a fun cake-decorating workshop.
Use a design to create a stunning top for a Christmas cake to share with family and friends, under the expert guidance of Margaret Donovan, who has been decorating cakes for more than 17 years, after turning her passion for baking into a career.
The workshops on Tuesday are suitable for anyone aged 11 and above, and you will need to bring along a medium-sized container.
Beginners aged four and above are welcome on Wednesday, where a 3D Christmas tree will be produced. Booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.
what? Christmas cake decorating workshop
when? Tuesday, December 21, 11am-2pm and Wednesday, December 22, 11am-1pm
where? Uxbridge College, Hayes Campus, College Way, Coldharbour Lane, Hayes, UB3 3BB
cost? £10 contact: Margaret Donovan on 07962 392 358 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep the children entertained while you shop
A CHRISTMAS holiday fun and party workshop for children on Monday will give busy parents time to do their last-minute present-buying in peace.
The workshop, hosted by The Windmill Studio Centre, will feature baking, sticking, making, painting, dancing, acting, face painting, dressing up, party games and food, a photo with Father Christmas and a goody bag to take home.
Suitable for girls and boys aged from four to eight years old.
The centre will also hold two children's Christmas disco parties on Tuesday from 10am to noon (for four-year-olds) and 1pm to 3pm (for five to seven-year-olds).
what? Christmas holiday and party workshop
when? Monday (December 20), 10am-3pm
where? The Windmill Studio Centre, 106A Pembroke Road, Ruislip, HA4 8NW
cost? £18.50 a child call: Judy McPhee on 01895 624 755 or email email@example.com
Cruise your way to a stress-free Christmas
IF PREPARING for the festive season has left you stressed and bad-tempered, then take the opportunity to relax and unwind on a Christmas family cruise.
West London Floating Classroom, also known as Elsdale II, will be taking a leisurely trip along the Grand Union Canal, when children can create an eco-friendly decoration, make a Christmas stocking and meet Father Christmas, while adults get the chance to chill out with a free hot drink and nibbles. Advance booking is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment.
what? Christmas family cruise
when? Tuesday, December 21, 10am-noon
where? Elsdale II, Packet Boat Marina, Packet Boat Lane, Cowley, UB8 2JJ
cost? 07545 924 868
contact: Skipper Vicky Tustian at victoria. firstname.lastname@example.org