Whether you fancy donning your cowboy hat at a wild west-themed pop-up, raising the stakes at an immersive screening of 'Casino' or chowing down on jerk chicken, we've got you covered with the best pop-ups in London this February.
White Men Can’t Jerk Residency at The Magic Roundabout
Street food favourites White Men Can’t Jerk are taking up residency slap-bang in the middle of Old Street roundabout, serving up fiery fare including their signature jerk chicken and Redstripe wings. The Magic Roundabout, Old Street, EC1Y 1BE. February 5–May 30.
What’s Your Poison? at Stories bar
How much chocolate is deadly for dogs? Which is more toxic, caffeine or nicotine? All these questions and more will be answered at this pop-up event where the folks at Art Necro are taking the phrase 'what's your poison' rather literally with a night of toxicology and intoxication. They'll teach you all about the science of poison, while you get drunk on (non-poisonous) cocktails. 30–32 Broadway Market, E8 4QJ. February 24, 7pm–10pm. Tickets are £20 and include three complimentary cocktails.
London Loves LA is the brainchild of sisters Sophie and Ella, who've sifted through LA's vintage shops and brought the best of the bunch back to London. Give your wardrobe an overhaul and pick up some new threads at this one-day event, where they'll also be sharing some tips on running a small business. January 29, 2pm–9pm. Unit B, 100 De Beauvoir Rd, N1 4EN.
Take a walk on the wild side at Django Bango – a new wild west-themed pop-up that's swinging open its saloon doors in east London this month. They're taking over several multi-storey buildings and turning them into an entire 'buckaroo town', where they promise to cater for the good, the bad and the hungry. 22-36 Raven Row, Whitechapel, E1 2EG.
Thought river cruises were just for OAPs? Think again. Climb aboard the 'My Fair Lady' cruiser for London Shell Co's canal boat supper clubs, where you'll sink your teeth into a three-course seafood supper as you float along from Camden to Little Venice. Starting at Walker’s Quay, Camden Town. Various dates. Lunch £40, dinner £60. Get tickets.
Pop Feast at Pop Brixton
Why have one meal when you can have three? That's the ethos at Pop Brixton's Pop Feast, where they invite three food traders to dish up two of their signature dishes each, as part of a mega six-course meal. This month they've got Donostia Social Club, Maria Sabina and Kyonocha taking over the kitchen, and you can expect to feast on everything from chicken enchiladas to sushi salads. Pop Box, Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Rd, SW9 8PQ. February 11, from 8pm. £40 ticket includes a six-course meal and three drinks.
Fowl Mouths pop-up at The King & Co
Fowl Mouths specialise in what they call 'Japanese comfort food' and there's nothing foul about it. Forget boring old bangers and mash, their style of comfort food combines Japanese flavours with classic British and American dishes, including twice-fried kara-age chicken, teriyaki chilli wings, pumpkin korokke scotch eggs and pork belly benedict with poached eggs and yuzu hollandaise. They're taking the reigns in the kitchen in Clapham pub The King & Co from February 1 until March 6, so you've got plenty of time to work your way through the menu. The King & Co, 100 Clapham Park Rd, SW4 7BZ.
Having previously taken over a bowling alley for a screening of 'The Big Lebowski', the folks at Feed Me Films are getting even more meta with an immersive screening of Martin Scorsese's 'Casino' in an actual casino. Your ticket gets you two cocktails, popcorn, steak and chips (or salmon, if you'd rather something less meaty), dessert, as well as a few themed treats to crack out when the film kicks off. And if you're feeling lucky, you'll be able to try your hand at craps or blackjack, or you could play it safe with a learn-to-play session using valueless chips – but where's the fun in that? The Hippodrome Casino, Leicester Square, WC2H 7JH. February 13 and 27, with more dates in March TBC. £45.
Pop-up Indie Magazine Shop
Take a break from bingeing on Netflix and stock up on some decent reading material at this pop-up magazine shop, where you can pick up the latest issues of the of Delayed Gratification, Anorak, Hello Mr and lots of other lovely indie magazines. Or if you've already got too many magazines cluttering up your living room, you can donate them to The Hyman Magazine Archive, where you can be sure they'll go to a good home. Albert House, 256-260 Old St, EC1V 9DD. February 6, 11am–6pm. Free.
Kansas Smitty's and Shotgun Carousel present Mardi Gras
Forget Valentine's Day or Pancake Day – in New Orleans, February is all about Mardis Gras. But now you can celebrate on this side of the pond, as the folks at Kansas Smitty’s and Shotgun Carousel are bringing the Deep South to the South Bank with a weekend-long celebration of live music, all-American booze and whacky costumes. The Vaults, Leake St, SE1 7NN. February 5–6, 10pm–3am.