Put your money away! Here are the week’s best free events
This new show, featuring artist Lynda Benglis’s controversial Artforum centrefold, presents works from 48 international artists, charting the belle époque of feminist art. Photographers' Gallery. Oxford Circus. Until Jan 8.
Mum tuts at your shoddy wrapping efforts, year after year? Learn how to wrap and theme your gifts with this masterclass from cool Swedish stationers kikki.K. The Dray Walk Gallery. Shoreditch High St Overground. Nov 28-Dec 1.
This mixed-media installation, developed by London-based studio Marshmallow Laser Feast, invites users to ‘hug’ a giant sequoia tree and trip out with a state of the art Vive Virtual Reality headset. The longer you hug, the weirder it gets, as users are transported into ‘tree time’, where pinecones feel like the Sydney Opera House, and the canopy is filled with neuron energy flows. Southbank Centre. Waterloo. 4.30pm-7pm. Until Dec 28.
House of Vans is screening the buffest, bravest heroes in spandex in a 100-seater cinema housed in the Waterloo tunnels. Go and see Heath Ledger’s Oscar-winning turn as The Joker in the best Batman yet. Arrive early to get a seat. House of Vans. Waterloo. Sat Nov 26. 3pm and 5.15pm.
A must for Potter fans, design studio MinaLima exhibits new and original works featured in the latest instalment of the franchise. Visitors can get fanboy selfies with authentic props used during filming, on loan from the Warner Bros studio. House of MinaLima. Leicester Square. Until Feb 4.
The folks behind Street Food Garden are bringing a little bit of Val d’Isère to Vauxhall. This ski village offers fondue stalls, a cablecar photobooth, a winter sports bar and both hot and cold cocktails, so you can get all piste up, alpinestyle. Just don’t bank on any snow. South Lambeth Place. Vauxhall. Until Jan 13.Share the story