This post is about a weekend in the past.
If you fancy just sitting around, disregard this. Put your feet up. Relax. But if you like going to things, have we got a blog post for you!
Geek out at the great big Science Uncovered event, Natural History Museum, South Kensington (free)
Howl along to a special screening of An American Werewolf In London, Barbican
Behold a multimedia festival of screenings at Night Contact, Dalston
Gigs! Psych-infused stoner-rock from Fuzz at The Dome, summery indie from Swim Deep at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, downtempo R&B from Deptford Goth at Union Chapel plus 41 more gigs.
Clubs! Tief’s second birthday at Corsica Studios, Lost Valley of the Power Ballads, Bethnal Green, or choose from 19 others.
Light up a building with the sound of your screams at House of Pain, Bankside
Tuck into some Bengali mutton at the Halal Food Festival, Canning Town
Ink deep thoughts at the International London Tattoo Convention, Wapping
Join one of 30+ free guided walks with Walk London’s Autumn Ambles
See art created by prisoners at The Strength and Vulnerability Bunker, South Bank
Or get cross at the Deptford X visual arts festival, Deptford (runs till Oct 5)
Ver una película at the London Spanish Film Festival (runs till Oct 9)
Bookworms can slither along to the Soho Literary Festival or Wimbledon Bookfest
Spoiler alert – FutureFest reveals what’s coming next at Shoreditch Town Hall
There’s lots of rural fun stuff at Countryside Live, Leyton Marsh
Prefer beats to sheep? There are two days of electronica at Dummy AGM, London Fields
Or there are Polish v western sounds at Unsound Festival, various venues
Get along to one of our top 10 current art exhibitions or our favourite theatre shows running right now
Go long at an American football-themed block party on Regent Street
Do your wurst at Urban Food Fest’s German-inspired food night, Shoreditch
Watch cult films at Scalarama’s Moviedrome night, Notting Hill
Gigs: ska-pop from legends Madness at Ally Pally, indie-pop v noise-rock with This Many Boyfriends at Seabright Arms, or 36 others.
Clubs: Six Years of Deadly Rhythm at the Bussey Building, Mixcloud’s Record Store Social at Big Chill House, or there are 22 more to peruse.
Feel the burn at Festival of Heat: London’s Chilli Festival, Spitalfields
Roll out the barrels with the Pearly Kings and Queens Harvest Festival, Bow
Tough-but-cute Japanese pop-punk from Shonen Knife, Dingwalls, the somewhat challenging Mainliner at Corsica Studios, or 24 more.
Deserving of a trip to the cinema…
Hannah Arendt ‘an intelligent portrait of a fearless woman’ ★★★★☆
Prisoners ‘gritty, suspenseful, unmissable’ ★★★★☆
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints ‘a hypnotic thriller with brains’ ★★★★☆
The Wicker Man ‘recut version with even more sex and Satanism’ ★★★★★
…or see the rest of our current critics’ choice
Have a nice weekend, everybody!