Try your hand at molecular cocktail-making, join a late-night weaving class or watch a rubber duck race! Have yourself a perfect week with the suggestions below.
The Subculture Archives Present: Peter Walsh, The Subculture Archives, Thu, free. Experience Manchester in all its ‘Madchester’ glory at this talk with Mancunian rave photographer Peter Walsh.
Oxjam Bowie Night: We Can Be Heroes, The Royal George, TONIGHT, £5 donation. An evening of karaoke for Oxfam where you can take your favourite Bowie form.
‘Touch’, Soho Theatre, all week, £16-£26. Brutally perceptive new relationship comedy from the team team behind ‘Fleabag’.
Jennifer Tee: ‘Let It Come Down’, Camden Arts Centre, from Tue, free. For her solo show, Jennifer Tee, a Netherlands artist with Chinese-Indonesian heritage, has dipped into the bloody well of ‘Macbeth’.
Molecular Cocktailing, Drink Shop & Do, Wed, £28. Slurp-happy students will each create three delicious cocktails with coordinating molecular garnishes.
‘Streetscapes’, Finsbury Tower, Wed-Sun, free. See a photo investigation into urban living at an exhibition of our city’s changing environments, curated by The Photographic Angle.
Woke… But Then Make It Fashion, Libreria, Thu, £4. Meet the founders of progressive fashion and politics magazine Cause & Effect as they discuss the challenges of creating a genuinely diverse product in a live conversation at Liberia bookshop.
Devendra Banhart, Hackney Empire, Tue, £25. The celebrated hobo-turned-wyrd folk/psych-pop maverick draws from his extensive back catalogue.
The London Loom Late Nights, The London Loom, Thu, £25. Get weaving after hours at The London Loom’s new series of late-night workshops. Strictly 18-plus, these are craft classes with an explicit edge.
Pop-up India, Proud East, all week, prices vary. Proud East’s latest pop-up celebrates the Asian subcontinent through a carefully curated series of events, workshops, art, live music, DJs and food.
Blink 182, The O2, Wed-Thu, prices vary. Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker and new frontman Matt Skiba return to help thousands in their mid-twenties relive their pop-punk adolescence.
‘A Short Exhibition About Music Zines’, London College of Communication, until Fri, free. Experience the rough-and-ready essence of punk subculture and DIY publishing at an exhibition dedicated to five decades of music zines.
‘Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power’, Tate Modern, all week, £15. This exhibition flips the idea of ‘black art’ on its head, tracing an underlooked 20-year period of creative innovation among African-American artists.
Dragon Boat Regatta and Duck Race, Merchant Square, Thu, free/£3 donation. This year’s rowing race will be a stone’s throw from the brand new Floating Pocket Park and there’ll also be a rubber duck race for anyone who doesn’t fancy the oar-some action.
‘Bodies’, Royal Court Theatre, all week, £25, £12 Mondays. A hard-hitting, occasionally problematic drama about the ethical quandaries of the international baby trade
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