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This week’s Time Out critics’ picks

Posted at 5:00 pm, October 15, 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, Music & Nightlife, Top 5, TV

Now we’ve got over the excitement of London Cocktail Week, it’s time to enjoy our editors’ top picks for this week’s film, music, club, comedy, theatre, art and good old television. Check out their picks below.

Film

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1. Thrilling hostage drama ‘Captain Phillips’.
2. ‘Blue Jasmine‘, Woody Allen’s excellent comeback.
3. ‘Filth‘, the best Irvine Welsh adaptation since ‘Trainspotting’.
4. Offbeat charmer ‘Prince Avalanche‘.
5. James Gandolfini’s penultimate film ‘Enough Said‘.

Music

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Thursday: Rising LA indie rockers Local Natives play Brixton Academy.
Thursday: Jerky jaunty foursome, San Cisco, headline Scala.
Sunday: Saharan blues-rockers Tamikrest play XOYO.

Clubs

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Friday: A celebration of the soulful side of house and garage at Fire.
Saturday: The ultimate futuristic disco at Autumn Street Studios.
Sunday: NYC disco legends Danny Krivit and Francois K will be at Electric Brixton.

Comedy

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Tuesday-Sunday: Nonsensical US sketch duo Pajama Men hit the West End for a six-week residency.
Tuesday:
Professional comics perform their acts then swap sets with each other at Joke Thieves.
Tuesday:
Hollywood’s favourite comedy darling Russell Brand’s highly anticipated Messiah Complex.
Friday:
Shambolic weirdo Joe Wilkinson hosts a new weekly residency, The Joe Wilkinson Experience.
Monday: 
Happy Mondays is headlined by Radio 4 and ‘QI’ star Susan Calman on Oct 21.

Theatre

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1. Edinburgh fringe hit ‘Credible Likeable Superstar Rolemodel‘ plays at Soho Theatre until October 26.
2. Last chance to see the acclaimed ‘Chimerica’ until it ends on October 19.
3. Watch ‘Macbeth’ played by a cockerel in London’s premier puppet theatre’s dark adaptation. Ends November 10.
4. A funny, painful, modern gay-rights classic, ‘The Pride‘ runs until November 9.

Art

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1. Young Argentinian artist, Adrian Villar Rojas‘ show is like discovering an ancient – and brilliantly atmospheric – tomb. Ends November 10.
2. Miro’s cool Mayfair space open with classic Yakoi Kasuma‘s ‘Infinity Net’ paintings, ending November 9.

TV

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Wednesday: ‘The Tunnel’ is a great reimagining of Scandi cop drama ‘The Bridge’.
Thursday: The last episode of Brum bloodbath ‘Peaky Blinders’.
Friday:
Fourth season of ‘The Walking Dead’ begins.
Sunday: Loveable daft new sitcom ‘Toast of London’.
Monday: Learn from the courage and integrity of these women in ‘Storyville: Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer’.

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