Your Weekend Agenda (24th – 26th February)
Nightspot Cinema presents: Jackie Brown
If your er, soul aim of the weekend is to get funked up (so, so sorry), you could do worse than heading to this screening of Tarantino’s cult thriller Jackie Brown, which will be followed by live music from Brassroots and DJs spinning funk and soul until 2am.
Details: 24th February, doors at 7pm | Mick’s Garage, Ground Floor, Queens Yard, E9 5EN | From £22 HERE
Craft Beer Rising
Now in its 6th year, it’s pretty safe to say that Craft Beer Rising has risen. And as part of that rising, they’re adding a new room to the fest, giving them space for 170 breweries to show off their hoppy wares, plus the requisite live music.
Details: 23-25th February | The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL | £12.50
OneTrackMinds at Wilton’s
If you’ve ever wanted to attend a live mashup of Desert Island Discs and a TED talk with a panel of incredibly talented comedians, writers, activists and artists in a 300 year old music hall, then this is probably the event for you.
Details: 23rd – 24th February, 7.30pm | Wilton’s Music Hall, 1 Graces Alley, E1 8JB | From £6
…and if that’s not enough TED for you, head along to the Hackney Empire for spin-off TEDx’s flagship event, with short, inspirational talks from experts in climate change and artificial intelligence, comedians, and activists, under the theme ‘Society Beyond Borders’.
Details: 25th February, 12-8pm | Hackney Empire Theatre, 291 Mare Street, E8 1EJ | From £45 HERE
(Early) Pancake Day
Being told you’re good at making pancakes is one of the highest forms of flattery.
It’s not something we do flippantly.
So rest assured, this list of Shrove Tuesday-approved pancake places are the absolute best in the city, guaranteed to give you the crepes on Pancake Day.
Barbican Craft of Film Festival
If you’ve ever wondered what the best boy actually does, this festival is for you. It’s a homage to the different roles in filmmaking, from animation to cinematography, with screenings, talks and masterclasses with international professionals from films like Melancholia and Dogtooth.
Details: Until 28th February | Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS | Individually priced
Mardi Gras at Pop Brixton
Featuring more party than Tuesday could ever handle alone, Pop Brixton is transforming into New Orleans’ French Quarter for a Fat Tuesday bonanza, with a parade, live music, Louisiana-inspired food and drink, and wandering performers and fortune tellers – who probably already know what an great night it’ll be.
Details: 25th February, 11am-midnight | Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road, SW9 8PQ | Free
Watch the premiere of The Salesman
If you’ve ever wondered what watching a film with 10,000 other people is like, then head to Trafalgar Square this weekend, where the hotly-anticipated, Oscar-nominated film from Iranian director Asghar Farhadi will be screened for the first time in the UK – for free.
Details: 26th February, 3-7pm | Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DN | Free
Development Sundays at Le Bab
Don’t panic, but Le Bab want to grill you… In the sense that this weekend, they’ll be serving up brand new experimental dishes in their Kingly Court branch in exchange for your esteemed appraisal. And since it’s such a testing experience, you’ll also get 50% off your food for your trouble.
Details: 26th February | Kingly Court, Carnaby Street, W1B 5PW
Just when you thought commuting was the most complex navigational challenge London could throw at you, along comes a (very) immersive spy adventure which involves dashing across London with a group of enemy agents on your tail, leaving you with two hours to crack codes, liaise with your comrades and evade your pursuers.
Details: 26th February | Secret Location | £40
Main image: Pop Brixton
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