London To Do List – 23-28 April 2013
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Our fab weekly London To Do List continues, with plenty of free, cheap and offbeat treats to get you through the week!
Just click on the date below (and scroll down if you’re on your iBlackberryPhone) to find out how to have good times GUARANTEED!*
*We will not be held responsible for bad times should they occur, however unlikely…
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They Say: A special Bar Wotever NIGHT!
We are so happy and proud that God Des and She have chosen Bar Wotever as their ONLY full gig in London on their European tour this year!
One Night ONLY!
God Des and She were first seen on the Showtime series “The L Word” performing their provocative track “Lick It” and had a number one video on MTV LOGO for 15 weeks with their song “Love You Better”.
Since then they have toured worldwide, performing to packed venues from New York to Sweden and sharing the stage with artists including Lady Gaga, Salt-N-Pepa, and SIA, and have released three albums to critical acclaim and just released their 4th in February of 2013. You can listen to that and more at www.god-desandshe.com.
More Info // Book Tickets
[/vc_toggle] [vc_single_image image=”18421″ img_size=”single-thumbnail” img_link_target=”_self”] [vc_toggle title=”Alastair Caplin’s Celtic Session! | Jamboree | 7.00pm | Free” open=”false”]
They Say: Tuesday welcomes you with a smattering of candlelit tables surrounded by a get-together of some of London’s finest traditional session musicians playing beautiful Celtic, Scottish & Irish tunes that have been passed down for 100’s of years warming the soul and en-flaming a throng of stomping feet, bringing friends old and new together in our musical hub that is Jamboree.
Lead by Alastair Caplin this session is continuously evolving with a range of musician’s playing including Ewan Macdonald, James Patrick Gavin, Alice Cade, Dave Tunstall, Dolly May, Rory Hobbs, John Langan and more!
So jump on that tube, and pull up a seat as they coax the evening through a rumpus atmosphere into a gentle haven of string and woodwind’s creating beautiful medieval Celtic harmonies in these often whiskey fueled lively jamming sessions!
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They Say: ROOMS – A Rock Romance begins in late 1970’s Glasgow at the very height of punk rock, where Monica, an ambitious Jewish singer-songwriter meets Ian, a reclusive rocker. As the pair become quickly entangled – both creatively and romantically – their music together hurtles them from the dingy clubs of Scotland to the glitz of London and ultimately to New York City…
Featuring an astonishing score by award-winning composer Paul Scott Goodman and performed by a live rock band, ROOMS – A Rock Romance is both a thrilling musical journey and a poignant unconventional love story about two young artists, whose love for each other deepens whilst their desires tear them apart.
ROOMS – A Rock Romance runs at the Finborough Theatre until 18th May.
[/vc_toggle] [/vc_tab] [vc_tab title=”Wednesday 24th April” tab_id=”1365932133155-4-7″] [vc_single_image image=”18406″ img_size=”single-thumbnail” img_link_target=”_self” el_position=”first”] [vc_toggle title=”Desperately Seeking The Exit | Leicester Square Theatre | £8 – £12.50″ open=”false”]
They Say: In 2007, American actor and playwright Peter Michael Marino wrote a massive musical based on the film “Desperately Seeking Susan” featuring the hit songs of BLONDIE. It opened in the West End – and closed a month later. Whoops! This solo train ride about a collective train wreck fills in the blanks of how the £4M musical was made and unmade. From hatching the idea, to deals with producers, MGM, Debbie Harry and even Madonna; all the way to thrilling workshops, dangerous previews, scathing reviews, closing night and beyond. This solo comedy has been winning over audiences from New York City to the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe where it was named one of the “Top 5 Shows” by The Stage. The tide is high … so, get into the groove!
Desperately Seeking The Exit continues at the Leicester Square Theatre until 20th May.
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They Say: This spring Everyman Cinemas is in residence at KXFS, making a 12 day pit-stop in an ex petrol station to screen some of the best road movies ever made.
Be transported to 1960s California in our gas station-cum-screening room, settle in under the shelter of the old forecourt canopy, gaze up at the big screen, with your own headphones and blanket, to join us for a road trip through Americana without ever leaving the comfort of your seat. We’ll of course have a fully stocked bar area with American hot dogs, beers, wine, cocktails and bottomless filter coffee.
For 12 days only, Everyman and KXFS celebrate some of the most iconic, thrilling, romantic and outrageous road trips ever seen on the big screen…
Everyman Road Movies continue at The Filling Station until 5th May.
More Info // Book Tickets
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They Say: Tonight’s illustrated lecture explores the occultism of film-maker Maya Deren. Deren’s occult career was a serious one, and pre-dated her involvement with voodoo / voudon, though it is often overlooked. Esoteric ideas and explorations of self, gender and womanhood are interwoven throughout her work, which deserves proper analysis appreciating her occultism. Judith Noble is a senior associate lecturer in film at the Arts University in Bournemouth, and has a long-established career in media. She is a gifted speaker as well as a recognised authority.
More Info // To book tickets, call 020 7419 8507
[/vc_toggle] [/vc_tab] [vc_tab title=”Thursday 25th April” tab_id=”1365932136262-7-7″] [vc_single_image image=”18410″ img_size=”single-thumbnail” img_link_target=”_self” el_position=”first”] [vc_toggle title=”Odd Ones Out Comedy Sketch Show | Horse Bar | 8pm | £5″ open=”false”]
They Say: Odd Ones Out are award-winning comedian Rosie Wilby and her feckless friend, Rachel Holmes. Known for their comedy podcasts, this evening sees them bring their unique current affairs-based banter to the stage, interspersed with stand-up, music and sketches.
Fun for all the family (provided they’re over 18)
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They Say: Examining how and why shoes have become the most fetishized commodity in the developed world, the evening is the first in a new and exciting season of talks, “37 Things You Need To Know About Modern Britain”. The events will feature a panel of experts who will take the everyday and turn it inside out to discover what it tells us about modern Britain.
[/vc_toggle] [/vc_tab] [vc_tab title=”Friday 26th April” tab_id=”1365932135487-6-1″] [vc_single_image image=”18414″ img_size=”single-thumbnail” img_link_target=”_self” el_position=”first”] [vc_toggle title=”The Save Rubyyy Jones Revue: BAD BITCHESSS | The Worlds End | 8pm | Free” open=”false”]
They Say: The Save Rubyyy Jones Revue Is A Truly Modern Burlesque, Cabaret & Variety Show Brought To You As A Challenge, To Face Your Fears, Own Your Kinks And Embrace Yourrr Rubyyy Jones…
Held on the last Friday of every Month at the fantastically welcoming World’s End In Finsbury park, this event brings you some of the Uk’s finest Performers and Artists to surprise and entice you
The April line-up includes: Anna The Hulagan, Trixi Tassels, The Late Night Shop, Poppy La Pilule, Apoca Lipstick, Julie “psycho” Jones, Georgia Ruby, Mr Mistress, Lolo Brow, Miss Cairo and Rubyyy Jones!
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They Say: Exploring the idea of the ‘six degrees of separation’, Hyperlink invites you to take part in a series of interventions, workshops, performances and installations with artists, photographers, designers and musicians. Experience exciting performances by rapper Sway, Akala, Angel and and acoustic set by Sebastian Blake plus spoken word from George the Poet.
Take part in a wealth of workshops from fashion photography with Rankin to zine-making with It’s Nice That, fashion design with Cassette Playa, to Aberrant architecture. Plus, don’t miss Vase Curate, Trap music from Stooki x Stooki Sound and a fusion of live art, electronic sound, song, spoken word and visual art from Raw Material.
Hyperlink runs across three days, 26-28 April.
[/vc_toggle] [/vc_tab] [vc_tab title=”Saturday 27th April” tab_id=”1365932134659-5-3″] [vc_single_image image=”18416″ img_size=”single-thumbnail” img_link_target=”_self” el_position=”first”] [vc_toggle title=”At Home With The Ludskis | | Rio Cinema | 11.15pm | £6.50″ open=”false” el_position=”last”]
They Say: HippyStan Edition : for your fix of avant garde film music art performance installation happening at the RIO Cinema in Hackney. Curated by Granny Ludski, bringing challenging, intriguing, leftfield artists of the world together 4 one nite only. HippyStan includes: Kenneth Anger, Carsten Holler, Meredith Monk, Travis Matthews, Oliver Herring, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Christy Lee Rogers with Paul Kwitek, Georgio ‘the Dove’ Valentino, Gilbert & George, Brenden Maclean, Eileen Perrier, Manuela Barczewski, Juliana Brustik, Sue Frumin, BADFOOD, House of O’Dwyer, and Guest Curator, Blair Zaye with Boychick Eyeline, Little Foxes (Gwen Bajon & Yasmin Moghaddam) and Maya Art…
[/vc_toggle] [/vc_tab] [vc_tab title=”Sunday 28th April” tab_id=”1365932130848-4-3″] [vc_single_image image=”18417″ img_size=”single-thumbnail” img_link_target=”_self” el_position=”first”] [vc_toggle title=”Spacegirls Cunning Linguists and Soft Centred Minstrels | The Birds Nest | 5pm | Free” open=”false”]
They Say: Once again Spacegirl presents for your Aural Pleasure the finest in spoken word and soft centred minstrels.
Lie Back and Think of the Birds Nest, as you listen to Cunning Linguists David Lee Morgan and Christian Watson. Listen to Massi Fiocco gently put the world to rights, get souled up til its brimming over the edges with Scarlett Shambles, find out how you can Stand Up For Your Rights with Sarah Bear (back from her sabbatical in the USofA).
And as if that’s not enough Karen Barnes is gonna be dishing out some gifts for the gifted amongst you, be lucky. And Clothes Swap Lovers Say ‘Bring your old clothes and find the new you’ and ‘bring any old men’s, women’s and children’s clothes, accessories, shoes, hats, bags, jewellery and cosmetics.’ Yeah Babies there’s gonna be a clothes swap. There will be Sunday dinners better than your nan makes for £7 and a reasonable priced bar that will leave you enough change for the night bus home feeling all at peace with the world and ready to face Monday morning with an inane grin on your face that is bound to frighten the locals. All this for free admittance to the bestest friendly edgy pub in saaarf London.
Get your Sunday gladrags on and get there late afternoon – gonna kick off about 5pm.
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They Say: From music videos and movie parodies to left-field experiments and video-interactive live performance, cabaret artists are embracing the moving image as never before. Created by Time Out cabaret editor Ben Walters, BURN has been showcasing this work since 2010, presenting work made for the camera by the likes of Dickie Beau, A Man to Pet, Alp Haydar, Scottee, Jonny Woo and Bourgeois & Maurice. Expect art, trash, music and madness.
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I am Joint Editor at To Do List. I like free, cheap & offbeat London, especially: cabaret, art, theatre, pop-ups, eating out, quirky films, museums, day trips, social enterprise & much more.