Put your money away! Here are the week’s best free events
Head to the South Bank for the final weekend of the National Theatre’s River Stage. Throw some shapes at a dance workshop, see an NT Live screening of ‘Amadeus’ and belt out some ballads along with ace London choir Some Voices. There’s even yoga if you’re feeling flexible. National Theatre. Tube: Waterloo. Fri Aug 2-Sun Aug 4.
Get ready to feel old – it’s 20 years since ’90s classic ‘American Pie’ was released. Celebrate at Now TV’s pop-up tonight, where Jennifer Coolidge, aka Stifler’s Mom, will be serving up free apple pies with a ‘cheeky hole in the middle’. Lovely. 48 Poland St. Tube: Oxford Circus. Tue Jul 30.
Expect opera, jazz and theatre at this alfresco arts festival taking over Coal Drops Yard. Catch singers from English National Opera or sing along to all your favourite musical hits performed by stars of the West End shows. Start warming up your vocal chords now. Coal Drops Yard. Tube: King’s Cross. Until Sun Aug 4.
Murger Han’s fifth birthday
Birthdays are all about hogging the limelight, right? Not at Murger Han, which is celebrating its fifth birthday by offering free Xi’an noodles, a bun and drink to anyone with the number five in their birthday. Happy days. Murger Han. Tube: Euston. Fri Aug 2.
Signor Whippy cones
How do you improve a classic? Add booze. That’s presumably the thinking behind Bunga Bunga’s Signor Whippy cones – Mr Whippy laced with Grey Goose vanilla vodka. There are 100 of them up for grabs from 7pm today. Sweet! Bunga Bunga. Battersea Park Overground. Tue Jul 30.