Your Weekend Agenda | 21st-23rd April
How to create a great pop-up bar – secret location? Check. Completely lit by candles? Check. 20s theme? Check. Live jazz bands? Check. Burlesque acts? Check. Bar bites like langoustine cocktail and raised game pie? Check. Nudge Members’ deal? Check.
Details: 21st & 22nd April | A Secret Location | £25-£130
Sister Act with a Live Choir (MEMBER EXPERIENCE)
It’s not often you get to tell someone to pull up a pew, and literally mean it. Well, now is one of those times. And that pew is in one of London’s most monumental churches, Central Hall Westminster, where for four dates this April Amacoast Cinema will be bringing you an ecclesiastical cinematic experience like no other. They’ll be screening the award-winning ‘90s musical comedy Sister Act accompanied by a live band and a full, thirty-five person gospel choir.
And as a Nudge Member, you get a VIP queue jump ticket, plus complimentary snacks, and booze throughout the show. For free. Find out more HERE.
Details: 21st, 22nd, 28th and 29th April | Central Hall Westminster, Storey’s Gate, SW1H 9NH | £40pp
Purple Rain at The Grand
Time to party like it’s 1999 with this screening of the cult film, one year after Prince left us for a higher plane. It’ll all be followed up by a Purple Rave, with DJ sets from Rob da Bank and Mylo as well as live performances late into the evening. Don’t forget your beret.
Details: 21st April | The Grand, 21 – 25 Saint John’s Hill, SW11 1TT | From £1
Doorbell ringing is a seriously underrated way to score an adrenaline rush.
It’ll always give you a buzz.
Especially if you set aside an evening this week to head down the backstreets of Leicester Square, track down the 6th door on the street and press the unmarked button above the golden plaque. Because it’s here that you can score tickets to the next meeting of The Club, an evening of immersive performances, bespoke cocktails and late night dancing.
Details: 22nd April | Begin by visiting 6 Great Newport Street, WC2H 7JB (Mon-Fri, 6-8.30pm), or simply book online HERE | £30
Untitled Uncovered with Tony Conigliaro
In the cocktailing equivalent of winning a golden ticket to Willy Wonka’s factory, drinks mastermind Tony Conigliaro is personally inviting you behind the scenes of his alchemical cocktail lab, the Drink Factory, before leading you down the street (probably with less skipping than Willy) to his new bar Untitled for a complimentary cocktail.
Nudge Members, there’s something a lil’ extra for you. Log in to Member Benefits to see more…
Details: 22nd April, 3-5pm | 538 Kingsland Road, E8 4AH | £50
RA Lates: ‘America Dreaming’
The American Dream is going to get a Freud-level analysis at the RA Lates this month – they’re going to be outfitting the place like the Depression-era ’30s. Think automobiles, the New Deal, the Dust Bowl, Golden Age of Hollywood, Sam Spade, Philip Marlowe, and above all – freedom. There’ll be a Hollywoodland film studio, a ‘Southern state hoedown vs Chicago music hall’ dance area, a political soapbox, street food stalls, and cocktails bars a-plenty.
Details: 22nd April | The Royal Academy, Burlington House, W1J 0BD | £35
Clarette on Soft Launch
A new wine bar in Marylebone opens this week, taking over a former mock Tudor pub and filling three floors with an admirable selection of French and international wines, hand-selected by founder and Chateau Margaux heiress, Alexandra Petit-Mentzelopoulos. A fact which it’s probably wise to impress your date with at the start of the evening, rather than after a few glasses.
Details: 50% off food until 25th April | 44 Blandford Street, London W1U 7HS
Classic Car Boot Sale
The Classic Car Boot Sale is returning to Kings Cross. The 100 or so rare vintage motors will be joined by street food, impromptu theatre, live music, buses, bikes, and bars.
You can go down and pickup a few things.
Details: 22nd & 23rd April | Lewis Cubitt Square, Stable Street, King’s Cross N1C | £4-£5
St. George’s Day at Borough Market
Chow down on the Feast of St. George at Borough Market this year, where traders will be stepping up to create special themed products that celebrate the cooking traditions of both of St. George’s patron lands (England and Catalonia), alongside cookery demonstrations and er, folk-hip-hop fusion dancing.
Details: 23rd April, 12-4pm | Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street, SE1 1TL | Free
St. George’s Day at The Zetter Townhouse
Fighting dragons is a weighty task.
Mainly because they’re covered in scales.
So The Zetter Townhouse in Marylebone are paying homage to the man who managed to defeat one, by inviting you to don your tweeds and boaters, and enjoy an array of cocktails and canapés made with traditional English brands like Neal’s Yard Cheeses and Beefeater Gin. And, naturally, the best dressed will win an overnight stay at the hotel.
Details: 23rd April | 28-30 Seymour Street, W1H 7JB | Free entry, just turn up
Main image: The Candlelight Club
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