Put your money away! Here are the week’s best free events
Auction house Christie’s has quite a fancy-pants reputation: it’s where some of the world’s most expensive art changes hands. But that doesn’t mean it’s not open to the ordinary Londoner (ie, you). At tonight’s late-night event you can take part in a life-drawing class and browse works by Ai Weiwei and Gerhard Richter, which are soon to go under the hammer. Christie's. Tue Apr 5. 6pm-8.30pm. South Kensington.
As part of ‘Cycle Revolution’, the Design Museum will be holding sessions to help give anxious pedallers a confidence boost. Experts will give your bike a checkover and take you for a short training ride. Design Museum. Bermondsey. Sat Apr 9 - Sun Apr 10.
Award-winning Covent Garden ice-cream makers La Gelateria are opening a brand new shop. To incentivise you to pass through the doors they’ll be handing out free scoops for one day only. Form an orderly queue! 1 West Walk Park, Westfield Centre. Stratford. Sat Apr 9.
Ah, spring at last. Get into the spirit by admiring all things floral in this new show of Dutch flower painting. It tracks the genre’s beginnings at the turn of the seventeenth century to the masterpieces of the late eighteenth century. National Gallery. Charing Cross. Until Aug 29.
You can still catch the last few days of this top-notch film event, taking place in venues across Camberwell. We recommend eerie black-and-white flick ‘Carnival of Souls’ (April 6) and brilliant transgender drama 'Tangerine' (April 10). Various venues. DenmarkHill. Until Apr 10.
As part of Art on the Underground, composer Matt Rogers has created a series of compositions inspired by the Victoria Line. You can see them performed by London Sinfonetta over the coming weeks. Various stops on the Victoria line. Sun Apr 10, Apr 17 and 24, 3pm - 4:30pm. See art.tfl.gov.uk