Put your money away! Here are the week’s best free events.
From a first edition of Virginia Woolf’s ‘Orlando’ and the notebook Sarah Waters used to write ‘Tipping the Velvet’ to original campaign material, journals and posters from the Gay Liberation Front, the British Library’s fascinating new show explores LGBT history through cultural and personal expression. British Library. Tube: Euston. Until Sep 19.
Mountain bike and road circuit sessions
You can use the Olympic Park’s one-mile road circuit and mountain bike trails for free this weekend. Either bring your own bike or hire one there. Lee Valley VeloPark. Tube: Stratford. Sat Jun 17, 2pm.
Over the next few weeks, Dulwich Picture Gallery is putting on themed Friday night events. Expect debate, film, performance, music and workshops. Dulwich Picture Gallery. West Dulwich Rail. Until Jul 2.
Free ice cream from Crate x La Gelateria
Celebrate National Beer Day with a scoop of American Nut Brown Ale sorbet. Crate Brewery has teamed up with La Gelatiera to create the dessert. The ice creamery is offering free scoops for the first 100 Time Out readers to call in on Thursday. La Gelatiera East Village. Tube: Stratford. Thu Jun 15.
An exhibition of two halves, this Thiebaud retrospective looks at the artist’s West Coast landscapes and food still lives. He’s spent six decades painting cakes, pies and candy, raising arguments about excess, desire, and mass-production. White Cube Mason’s Yard. Tube: Green Park. Until Jul 1.
If you’re around Shoreditch on Monday lunchtime, you might want to head to the opening of Cottons Curtain Road. The rum bar and street-food inspired restaurant is offering free jerk chicken wings and barbecue pork ribs to its first 200 customers. To nab your freebie, follow Cottons on Twitter or Facebook and share their #JerkMadness post. Cottons Curtain Road. Shoreditch High St Overground. Mon Jun 19, noon.