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44 excellent events happening in London this weekend

Posted at 5:15 pm, November 29, 2013 in Arts & Entertainment
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This post is about a weekend in the past.

Looking for something to do this weekend?
We’ve rounded up things to do this FridaySaturday and Sunday.

All weekend

See some great short films at Future Cinema’s Future Shorts, east London (Fri/Sat)
Partake in pre-Christmas deals and sales at both the Westfields
Brian Harvey probably won’t be at the E17 Designers Market, Walthamstow (Fri/Sat)
A new exhibition from Jake & Dinos Chapman at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery
Time Out photographer Elisabeth Blanchet has an exhibit, South Bank
Meet your cybernetic overlords at Robot Safari EU, Science Museum
Sketchy characters at the London Illustration Fair, Old Street
Get baked at the Great Paradise Bake Off in Kensal Green (feat. Sue Perkins!)
Sampled Streetwear and Record Sample Sale at Vibe Bar, Brick Lane (Sat/Sun)
A cycling and coffee fair at Spin London X The LCF Xmas Fair, Old Street
Lots of Pop Art film screenings on offer at the Barbican
Get wintery out west at Chelsea Physic Garden’s Christmas Fair (Sat/Sun)
We almost forgot, it’s the World Memory Championships, Croydon

Friday night

Oooh, an Opening Ceremony sample sale, and two other sample sales
A V&A Late: Rules of Adornment looks at making yourself all pretty and that
A London Transport Museum late celebrates everyone’s favourite line-and-circle combination
Gigs: Disclosure at Brixton Academy; Melt Yourself Down at The New Empowering Church, London Fields; Mindless Self Indulgence at Koko, Camden; and 49 more.
Clubs: Undeniable grooves at Executive Realness, The Waiting Room, Stoke Newington; loopy techno and whatnot at Nocturnal: The Field + Lapalux + more,  Oval Space, Bethnal Green; deep and warm dancefloor explorations at Reviveher: MCDE with Motor City Drum Ensemble, Corsica Studios, Elephant & Castle; and 19 more.


Sale away to the W9 Christmas Sale, Warwick Avenue
You’re going to the Independent Label Fair and that’s vinyl, Spitalfields
The PCC’s Breaking Bad all-nighter has sold out – but there might be returns!
The same goes for the UK Twin Peaks Festival, Hammersmith
Gigs: Barenaked Ladies at IndigO2, North Greenwich; Charli XCX at Islington Academy; Lianne Li Havas at New Cross House; and 43 more.
Clubs: Eclectic vibes at Rhythm Section, Bussey Building, Peckham; mammoth techno party Cocoon, Building 6, North Greenwich; house from the ‘dam at Trouw Takeover with Tom Trago, Village Underground, Spitalfields; and 27 more.


Now for something completely different! Only joking, it’s the Dalston Christmas Market
Or the Winter Fayre at Greenwich Penninsula Ecology Park
Make decorations from photographs at the Photographers’ Gallery Sunday Workshop
A screening of Hitchcock’s thriller ‘Rebecca’ in the grand, wood-panelled hall of Leytonstone School
Gigs: J Cole at Hammersmith Apollo; Robyn Hitchcock at St. Pancras Old Church; The Naked And Famous at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire; and 44 more.

Or why not…

Settle down in front of this weekend’s best TV
Head to the cinema to catch one of these great movies
Plan your Christmas shopping with our handy-dandy gift guide
Book into one of our 17 favourite theatre shows in London
Or go see our top 10 art exhibitions on right now
Buy one of these clever Christmas jumpers
And say goodbye to November with 47 stunning photos from the last 30 days