[Carter’s Steam Fair on Eel Brook Common in Fulham. Pic: Flamenco Sun]
Tell the April showers to shove off. Get out and about this weekend with our brillo ideas…
Head to the O2 arena for marvellous indie film festival Sundance London.
See Daley dive: The London Aquatics Centre reopens for the FINA/NVC Diving World Series.
Smash it stoner rock style at Desertfest music festival Camden.
Watch fun flicks at unusual venues at the New Cross and Deptford Free Film Festival.
Kids bits: Storystock at the Saatchi Gallery; Shakespearean workshops continue at Easter at the V&A; or Hahahopscotch workshops at Brunel Museum gardens, Rotherhithe – parents can kick back with a cheeky fresh herb cocktail.
Explore biology technology at Synthetic Aesthetics at the V&A.
Learn the facts behind funnies at the Science of Laughter, RIGB, Green Park.
Enjoy live music and tasty food from Greenwich Dance at the Supper Room, Borough Hall.
Light up, get set, go! It’s the Electric Run at Wembley park – glow sticks at the ready!
Stitch and sing at Crafternoon Cabaret Club’s First Birthday, The Hospital Club, Covent Garden
Support Freightliners Farm and Islington Giving on a town-meets-country-rich-meets-poor-themed charity walk, starting at Islington Town Hall.
Attend It Was a Lover and His Lass at The Actor’s Church, St Paul’s, for the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s baptism.
City Lit Deaf Day: Discuss deaf issues and celebrate achievement with a play, art therapy and workshops, Holborn.
Catch some sweet rides at Bonham’s Classic Car Auction, the Royal Air Force Museum, Colindale
Take fido for doggy accessories, treats, and training at the Cabbages and Frocks Dogs Day, St Marylebone Parish Church.
Check out the William Morris wallpaper as the historical 7 Hammersmith Terrace reopens for the summer.
The Music Circle, part of Annie Lennox’s Circle initiative with Oxfam, is back to host stellar second hand sale Rumble in the Jumble, Oval Space.
Embrace spring at the Perivale Wood Nature Reserve Open Day.
Rejoice with Rembrandt in song at the Portrait Choir Singing Day, the National Portrait Gallery.
Cheer on aspiring athletes (aged 7-16) at the London Mini Marathon, Greenwich Park.
Russian pianist and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy meets muso Edward Seckerson at The London Jewish Cultural Centre, Golders Green.
Wake up and smell the roses at Columbia Road Flower Market.
Sample 250 wines (as well as cider, beer and vodka) at the Vintage Wine Festival, Old Billingsgate Market (Fri and Sat).
Fancy Meeting You Here: comedians and culture on a tour of the Tate or the British Museum (Fri and Sat).
Last chance to catch: Keep It Clean! A Grubby History of Wandsworth and London, the Wandsworth Museum (until Sat); The Anatomy of a Suit at the Museum of London; Discoveries: Art, Science and Exploration at Two Temple Place.
Theatre: See the newly opened ‘A Small Family Business‘ at the National Theatre, Olivier, South Bank; ‘A View From The Bridge‘ at the Young Vic, Southwark; ‘Let the Right One In‘ at the Apollo Shaftesbury; or seven more.
Kids’ theatre: See the London Children’s Ballet do ‘Nanny McPhee‘, the Peacock Theatre, Covent Garden (all weekend); ‘Lost & Found‘ at Madame Jojo’s, Soho (Sat); ‘The Last Pearly‘ at Rich Mix, Bethnal Green (Sun).
Food: try the tasty cuisine at the revamped Cat & Mutton pub, Broadway Market; eat around the world at the Urban Food Fest, the Euro Car Parks, Shoreditch; or try one of London’s newly opened fab food joints.