Your Weekend Agenda (24th-26th March)
It’s exactly what you get when you invite hundreds of people to a sleepover. But what you’ll also find is a three-course dinner, cocktails, insect tastings, stand-up, scientific demonstrations, live music, all-night screenings, aaaand plenty of creepy cabinets of stuffed animals to jump out from behind at 3 in the morning.
Details: 24th March, 6.30pm | Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 5BD | £180
The Picturehouse Travelling Cinema
…is a 100 seater cinema in a lorry, and it’s parked up at the Ealing Filmworks development for the next two weeks screening a clutch of recent releases, including Moonlight and La La Land.
Just make sure you read your ticket carefully.
Details: 23rd March – 6th April | Ealing Filmworks Development, 9 The Broadway, W5 2NH | From £9
Montagues and Capulets
As his name suggests, he had a penchant for violence. And the latest production from CoLab will throw you right into the heart of it, by immersing you in the gang war underlying Romeo and Juliet, set in the 90s rave scene.
Details: From 24th March | The CoLab Factory, 74 Long Lane, SE1 4AU | £20 (unless of course, you’re a Nudge Member)
Masterpiece Painting: Picasso
Studio Masterpiece run classes on how to recreate famous paintings, step-by-step, with a little help from some BYO vino. The good news is that this week they’re covering Picasso, so it’s basically supposed to look wrong.
Details: 24th March, 7pm | The Artworks, 60a Weston Street, SE1 3QJ | From £25
Apparently failing to grasp the concept of the word “micro”, The House of St. Barnabas is hosting a giant (mini) festival curated with the Bestival team, kicking off with bottomless brunch from Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen, and following up with an afternoon of intimate acoustic performances from emerging artists in their gothic chapel, alongside craft workshops, a meditation sound bath, and DJ sets from Felix (Basement Jaxx) – all in aid of helping the homeless.
Details: 25th March, 12-9pm | 1 Greek Street, W1D 4NQ | From £15
Lucky & Joy
What do you get if you mix a Moro-trained chef from Art of Dining and a mixologist from Background Bars? Background Art. Or, more relevantly, this broad-ranging food and drink residency, with a weekly-changing menu of flavoursome regional dishes from across China and innovative pan-Asian cocktails – and it finishes this weekend.
Details: Thursday – Saturday, until 25th March | Craving Coffee, Markfield Road, N15 4QQ
Convergence Festival Closing Night
The annual London music, art and technology festival closes this year with an all-nighter curated by Jacques Greene, who will be performing a live set as well as inviting a bunch of his buddies down for the takeover.
Details: 25th March, from 10pm | Electric Brixton, Town Hall Parade, SW2 1RJ | From £16, book HERE
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Go Scavenger Hunting
Like museums, but wish there was more codebreaking, riddle solving and racing against time? Well, apparently you’re not alone, because Breadcrumbs have created scavenger hunts around various London haunts that are conducted entirely via text message.
Details: Various locations | From £3.99
Ten Days Six Nights
If your understanding of performance art is a little foggy, then you’ll feel right at home at Fujiko Nakaya’s “immersive fog sculpture” springing up as part of this festival of site-specific installations and live performances.
Details: 24th March – 2nd April | Tate Modern, Bankside, SE1 9TG | Various prices
Main image: The House of St. Barnabas
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