This post is about a weekend in the past.
The weekend’s here, and rumour has it it’s going to be fine, dry and 19°C. Below are a fistful of suggestions if you’re at a loose end… and don’t forget to claim your free Caffè Nero coffee – you can use the voucher to start your Monday morning off right. You’re welcome! (Thanks to RobinLDN for the photo.)
Charming young stand-up Joe Lycett plays Soho Theatre
Seductive vamp/crazy-voiced clown Joey Arias, plays… Soho Theatre as well!
There’s an elaborate installation from Elmgreen & Dragset at V&A (until 9.30pm)
Catch Laura Mvula‘s biting soul at O2 Shepherds’ Bush
Chrome Hoof‘s provide out-of-this-world prog-funk-metal at The Lexington, Angel
Or there’s Wild Swans‘ post-punk at Rough Trade East, Brick Lane + 34 other gigs
It’s a club night for over-28s only at Coffin Dodgers’ Disco, Oxford Circus
Burn it up at Noise of Art’s Wicker Man Disco Inferno, Elephant & Castle
Alternatively, there’s eight hours of Four Tet (that’s 32 tets altogether) at Fabric, Farringdon
…or 26 other club nights to choose from
Creative arts all of kinds at three-day Elefest, Elephant & Castle
The finest British design at Best of Britannia, Clerkenwell
Free laughs to be had at the Angel Comedy Festival
Culinary delights now being served at the London Restaurant Festival, London-wide (until Oct 21)
Wheelie good films at the Bicycle Film Festival, various venues
A saucy Japanese art exhibition has just opened at the British Museum, Holborn
Or see one of our ten favourite art exhibitions open right now
There Has Possibly Been An Incident at Soho Theatre is oblique, unsettling, and on this weekend only
A marathon screening of ‘The Walking Dead’, Season 1 at The Ritzy, Brixton
Nicholas Jaar‘s downtempo electronica at Barbican
Hot Feet‘s ensemble folk rock at The Islington
Damo Suzuki gets psychedelic at The Shacklewell Arms, Dalston + 28 more gigs
Bugged Out! present garage-house duo Dusky at XOYO, Old Street
Set sail aboard SS: Atlantica’s 1931-themed boat party
It’s Oktoberfest at Village Green, Hackney Downs
A food and theatre mash-up kicks off at the Albany’s Yam Yam! festival, Deptford
Thundercat‘s space-fusion(!) at Village Underground, Shoreditch, The Vaccines‘ garage-rock at The Windmill, Brixton + 22 more gigs
Gangster/Hitler allegory ‘The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui‘ is our theatre show of the week – domestic drama ‘Scenes from a Marriage‘ and ‘blistering’ trapped-in-a-mine play ‘Land of our Fathers‘ are both great too
‘Filth‘, ‘Thanks for Sharing‘, ‘The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology‘ and ‘Sunshine on Leith‘ are all worth seeing at the cinema
On TV, ‘Glee‘ has a return to form, orangutans are lovely, and ‘Homeland‘ returns – but will it be any good?
And finally, here are five sweet places to take your lover on a date…
…then when you take ’em home, why not put one of September’s best albums on the stereo? Smooth. Real smooth.
Don’t forget that coffee!