[Photo: Tracy Cheng]
A plethora of potential amusements await – but which will you choose?
Modern masculinity debated at Being A Man, Southbank Centre
Irish musical comedy from Rubber Bandits at Soho Theatre
Nordic film, television and literature celebrated at Nordicana, Truman Brewery
Retro goodies on sale at two-day North London Vintage Market, Muswell Hill
Clubs: The End of the World Party, Scala, Kings Cross; Bugged Out! with Fake Blood + Canblaster + Boy 8-Bit, XOYO, Old Street; Urban Nerds x Snowbombing Party with DJ EZ + Marcus Nasty at Village Underground, Spitalfields; and 14 more.
Clubs: Orlando Boom with Ivan Smagghe Back-to-Back with Nathan G. Wilkins at Queen of Hoxton; Trouble Vision at Corsica Studios, Elephant & Castle; Double Denim Disco at Bells of Shoreditch; and 10 more.
Join the Chinese New Year celebrations in Trafalgar Square
Buy direct from designers at Fashion Sunday, Oval Space, Bethnal Green
Grand yet tiny designs at City of London Dollshouse Festival
A screening of ‘Serpico‘ at the BFI – part of their new Al Pacino season
Daytime grooviness at Prowl’s Psychedelic Tea Party, Stoke Newington
Bargains for brides at the Vera Wang Sample Sale, Bond Street
Grab tickets to The Book of Mormon: tickets on sale for May and June exclusively through Time Out until Monday – and there’s no booking fee!
Get lucky in one of our competitions: win tickets to the Shard’s VIP Party, a hot trip to Barcelona, a luxury holiday to Beijing, an art lover’s trip to Berlin, a weekend of east London culture, a day of circus training or lots of other lovely things.
Hit the cinema: documentaries ‘The Armstrong Lie‘, ‘Dark Days‘ and ‘Teenage‘ are all very much worth a look; and Oscar contenders ‘12 Years A Slave‘, ‘American Hustle‘ and ‘The Wolf of Wall Street‘ shouldn’t be missed (nor should Academy-snubbed ‘Inside Llewyn Davis‘!)
Take a theatre trip: this week we gave ★★★★☆ to ‘King Lear‘ at the National Theatre, ‘Blurred Lines‘ at the Shed, ‘The Body of an American‘ at Gate Theatre, ‘Punishment Without Revenge‘ at Arcola Theatre, and ‘Rapture, Blister, Burn‘ at Hampstead Theatre – and there are 24 more critics’ choice shows currently running, too.
Enjoy some art: check out Martin Creed’s exhibition at Hayward Gallery; Isaac Julien: Playtime, a feature length film installation, at Victoria Miro Wharf Road, Old Street; A Dialogue with Nature: Romantic Landscapes from Britain and Germany at Courtauld Gallery, Aldwych. Check out our guides to the best new art or the best shows overall.
Go to a car boot sale: buy or sell yourself happy at one of these 12 jumbles.
Stay in: and enjoy cult US sitcom ‘It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia‘ on Netflix
Enjoy the week’s most popular blog posts:
✚ Behind the scenes at London’s first cat café
✚ The 12 most burgled postcodes in London
✚ Squeaky tube barrier does ‘woohoo!’ bit from Blur’s Song 2, with hilarious results
✚ Survey: what Londoners really think of North, South, East & West London
✚ London’s population is getting younger and younger
Aaaaand that’s all for this week. PEACE.