Looking for a big outdoor party full of drag queens and pop music? Sink The Pink’s one-day fest in Finsbury Park should be right up your street. Nadine Coyle heads the bill, and is sure to be flanked by an army of all-singing, all-dancing, best-dressed drag stars.
Quentin Tarantino’s riotous alt-history of ’60s Hollywood is a glorious love letter to the movies. Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt deliver killer lead performances in what is a stellar film from the cult director.
At just £39, the tasting menu at this Hackney eatery won’t leave you surviving on beans on toast for the rest of the month. Ex-Pidgin head chef Adolfo de Cecco has crafted an ambitious and surprising seven-course serving where even the extras (bread, petits fours) linger in the memory. And all in a single, relaxed room that turns the stuffy image of fine dining on its head.
Dale Chihuly’s stunning glass sculptures have been exploding out of Kew Gardens’ glorious foliage since April. See them lit up after dark at these special lates and listen out for a soundtrack played by live musicians – including the UK’s only glass harmonica player.
Get ready to rummage! The vintage institution is bringing 20,000 items of retro garb to Peckham for this humongous sale. And with all items priced at £15 or less, you can get a whole new (old) outfit for less than you think.
Forget everything you know about ‘Evita’: this one properly rocks. A swaggering reboot of the Andrew Lloyd Webber classic, Jamie Lloyd’s production is a pumping adaptation edged with dirt, rust and grime.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at some amazing spots on this annual jaunt around East End venues. This year, Britain’s oldest synagogue, Bevis Marks and Huguenot silk-weaver hangout Dennis Severs’ House will be opening their doors for a series of tours where the clocks are turned back to seventeenth- and eighteenth-century London. Booking required.
‘Under the radar’ and ‘rooftop bar’ are two phrases not usually seen next to each other, but the Renaissance Hotel’s open-air spot is just that. Escape the hustle and bustle of Euston Road this summer and discover gin-tinged peace in the middle of King’s Cross.
Can’t make it to Sink The Pink’s Street Party? The cabaret night spotlighting queer performers of colour is decamping to the Southbank Centre for a free evening of burlesque, drag and sideshows set to neo-soul, R&B and Motown.
London Experimental is a free radical film club dedicated to showing esoteric movies in unusual locations. Next up: a makeshift cinema in Islington Metal Works.
The Hoxton pub is celebrating a decade of serving up craft beers, real ale and cider by throwing a huge street party. Expect live music, tasty helpings of street food and, of course, lots of the hoppy stuff.
Go on a VR journey to Mars, see exclusive planetarium shows, do a photoshoot with a Dalek and join talks on sci-fi at this space-themed late.
The world around us is a terrifying shambles of politics, war and social media mundanity – and maybe Elizabeth Prentis’s revolting, light-hearted, kinky art is the perfect antidote. It’s super-sexual, gross, sticky and very good.
Expect an afternoon of cluckin’ good fun at this chicken and rum fest in Brixton. Tickets include free chicken wings and rum punch, while there’ll also be DJs and games. Sounds finger-lickin’ good.
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