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Aspiring musicians stand up and be heard. At the late-night basement jazz club 606, up-and-coming players are encouraged to jam alongside more established names. Tonight is the club's Christmas party and the set will feature Ola, a vocal-led soul quintet and Samara, described as a latin/jazz sextet feat. 606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London, SW10 (0171-352 5953). Entrance pounds 4.25.

There will be a lot of big "phat" beats being kicked around in Oxford tonight. With the eclectic taste buds of both Death In Vegas and The Lo- Fidelity All Stars, you can expect to be pulled through the sounds of the Seventies, Eighties and Nineties kicking and screaming. Both acts are renowned for ear-splitting live performances. At the Zodiac, Oxford (01865 726336).

Catch the end of The Spitalfields Winter Festival, with a performance from the award-winning choir Joyful Company of Singers, especially good if you are tired of the old carols, as they will be premiering a new one - Illuminare Jerusalem - by the festival director, Judith Weir. Christ Church, Brushfield Street, E14 (0171-377 1362). Tickets pounds 4-pounds 14.

Northern men stripping, cackling laughter and the chance to see Robert Carlyle on the big screen. Confront what you hardly dare to imagine when walking past building sites and get down to the musical and pec' fest of The Full Monty. Tonight at The Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London (Bookings: 0171-638 8891).

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