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46 wonderful things to do this weekend

Tube Station. Photo: Umbreen Hafeez

[Photo: Umbreen Hafeez]

And what a weekend line-up we’ve got for you – phwoar!

All weekend

Lust after the loungers and titillate over the tableware at Heal’s Modern Craft Market, Goodge St.
Browse boutique accessories at Desire Jewellery & Silversmithing Fair, Chelsea.
Talks, activities and screenings across London: VIEW: A Festival of Art History is set to be one bumper arts fest.
Championing creativity in the gay community: the Winter Pride Awards, Shadwell.
Get your wellies on for Orchids: A Plant Hunter’s Paradise at Kew Gardens.
Indulge in escapism at the Destinations Holiday and Travel Show, Earls Court.
Grab your Crayolas and enter the Design a Bridge competition, Tower Bridge.

Friday night

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s your super-hero alter ego at the Friday Night Live: Supa World late, Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green
Wassup? Wassail Party! A cider-fuelled knees-up from the London Orchard Project

Gigs: Fuck Buttons at The Forum; Gabby Young and Other Animals at Under The Bridge; Smog’s Bill Callahan at The Royal Festival Hall; and nine more.

Clubs: Coffin Dodgers Disco at The Phoenix (over-28s only); Aeroplane at The Nest, Dalston; Deviation at XOYO, Old Street and eight more.


Gigs: Lucky Dragons at the Southbank Centre; Tom Odell at the O2 Academy Brixton; Anna Calvi at The Troxy; and three more.

Clubs: Saturday Nights at Oslo, Hackney; Scared to Dance at Moustache Bar, Dalston; Night Train at Egg, King’s Cross; and seven more.


Insect-sex: See Isabella Rossellini and Jean-Claude Carrière perform in Green Porno at the Southbank Centre.
Less Lou Reed, and more Lee Evans: Perfect Day comedy, at the Elixir bar, Mornington Crescent.
Rate rollerskating? Fan of footy? Try Rollersoccer, Queen Mother Sports Centre, Vauxhall.
Get crafty with the kids at the Sunday Family Workshop: Photographic Transformations, Parasol Unit, Angel.
Or discover a whole new world at A Magical Musical Night of Disney, The Pheasantry, Chelsea
A night of occult, comedy, tarot, magic and film at The Lexington’s Ghouls Night, Pentonville Road.

Gig: Dead Prez, at the Jazz Café, Camden.

Other ideas

Film: Check out this week’s cheeky new releases; Dallas Buyers Club,The Invisible WomanLift to the Scaffold.

Theatre thrills: New this week: Sizwe Banzi is Dead and Happy Days at the Young Vic and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at The Barbican.

Inspiring installations: See James Turrells sensational spaces at the Pace Gallery, Piccadilly Circus, or Dale Chihuly glassworks at the Halcyon Gallery, Mayfair.

Peer at paintings: This week, Germany Divided launched at the British Museum, and Lucien Freud’s A Not So Still Life opened at Luxembourg & Dayan, Piccadilly.

Print and photomania: Hockney: Printmaker at Dulwich Picture Gallery, Bailey’s Stardust at National Portrait Gallery, and Allan Forsythe at Gallery Elena Schukina, Mayfair.

Fix up, fashionista-style: Get discount bargains at The Stylist’s Rail, Hoxton, or enjoy a hearty vintage rummage at The Book Club,Old Street or Paradise By Way of Kensal Green.

Buy yourself something nice… at the VIP Music fair, Westminster, or the Royal Horticultural Hall Antiques Fair, Victoria.

And in other blog news (in case you missed out):

A tube map of London’s independent coffee shops
➔ Check out these photos from the upper decks of buses
➔ Here’s a house with a spaceship in the attic
➔ Five things we expect, nay DEMAND from the ‘Back to the Future’ musical

That’s all folks! Ta-ra for now…

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