London To Do List – 18-24 November

London To Do List – 18-24 November

Our fab weekly London To Do List continues, with plenty of free, cheap and offbeat treats to get you through the week!

// Monday //

The Affiliates

The Affiliates | The Invisible Dot | 7:30pm | £6

A one-off special featuring three inventive, new acts with whom The Invisible Dot is affiliated. Featuring Ellie White, Oscar Jenkyn-Jones, and Twins.

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Anne Frank

Anne Frank: The Musical | The Fiddlers Elbow | 7:30pm | £10

Created by Gavin Swift & Laurence North and produced by Tiny Dog Productions, this musical featuring a score of all new songs is “a sort-of-comedy-but-definitely-still- a-tragedy about a girl, a diary and the musical of her lifetime…”

Anne Frank: The Musical runs until November 20th // More Info & Buy Tickets

// Tuesday //

The Lady's Not For Walking

The Lady’s Not for Walking Like an Egyptian | Oval House | 7:45pm | £8

Finally, the answer to that popular question: What do you get if you cross all of the words of Margaret Thatcher’s public speeches with all of the words of every top ten hit by a female artist from the 80s?

A celebration of lycra and legwarmers – “this is the 1980s like you’ve never seen them before. Or…exactly like you saw them before.”

The Lady’s Not for Walking… runs until November 23rd // More Info & Buy Tickets

Peckham Pelican

Live at The Peckham Pelican | The Peckham Pelican | 8pm | FREE

The Peckham Pelican is “a bit like Cafe Oto but longer instead of wider”. Expect left-field electronic stuff, jazz, acoustic and the like. Check out the free-entry party on November 15th, featuring Kit Grill, RV & INNO70.

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I Love Lists

I Love Lists | Drink, Shop & Do | 7:30pm | £5

I Love Lists moves to Drink, Shop & Do for a collaborative workshop which aims to get you primed for the holiday season, crushing any lingering procrastination tendencies, and taking stock of your best assets. Oh, and there will be cocktails!

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// Wednesday //

London Comedy Forum

London Comedy Forum | Institute of Education | 6:30pm | FREE

The London Comedy Forum is “an opportunity for researchers from a range of disciplines, including performers, philosophers, educational theorists, psychologist and sociologists, to meet and discuss their research on comedy”.

This time around, the panel will be looking at the use of comedy for science communication and public engagement.

Confirmed speakers include: Robin Ince, Dr. Steve Cross, Timandra Harkness, & Dr. Alice Bell.

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Sagaloo Millionaire

Sagaloo Millionaire | Tooting Tram & Social | 7pm | £25

A classic Wednesday curry night with a twist, as it combines the finest and most delicious tastes of India with the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire! Eat great, authentic Indian food and watch a great, Oscar-winning film.

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Frenz: Are We Alone In The Universe? | Strongroom Bar | 7:30pm | FREE

Celebrating what would have been Edwin Powell Hubble’s birthday, Frenz ask: ARE WE REALLY ALONE IN THE UNIVERSE?

Colin Stuart, Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, astronomer & author of ‘The Big Question in Science’, joins Frenz to talk about what humans have done and are currently doing to track down alien life!

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// Thursday //

Staging The Spectacular

Staging the Spectacular | V&A | 10:30am | £25

Examining how the London 2012 Olympics transformed and exceeded public expectations of the stadium as a creative space, this symposium features designers and architects who have developed the stadium as an innovative space for rock, pop, opera, theatre and sport.

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Hip Hop Karaoke

Hip Hop Karaoke | The Social | 7pm | £5

£3 Guest List Entry if you email

Get on the mic and act out your wildest rap fantasies at The Social, with Hip Hop Karaoke and the Southern Hospitality DJs. To get on the £3 guest list, email your names before 9pm the previous day (Wednesday).

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// Saturday //

EastEnd Cabaret

EastEnd Cabaret Club | The Russet | 8pm | £7

Award-winning musical comedy duo, and To Do List favourites, EastEnd Cabaret are taking up residence at The Russet with a series of Saturday night shows throughout November and December.

Spend an hour with Bernadette Byrne and Victor Victoria before they leave their London bedsit to take their show on a 3 month tour around Australia (it’s a hard life). Then get another drink and kick up your heels as they host the East End’s louchest, most unpredictable lock-in!

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Flöhmarkt Autumn Jumble | Amersham Arms | 1pm – 5pm | FREE

The quarterly jumble of dreams returns – “there will be clothes and accessories appropriate for the coming winter, knits and shoes and books and bric a brac, and all for only a bit of loose change, so come have a dig around!”

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Interrobang | The Betsey Trotwood | From Midday | £7-£15

Annexe Magazine returns with the second Interrobang. This year promises to be bigger and better, with more shining talents from across the capital to entertain and delight at the historic Betsey Trotwood.

Expect three floors of music, stories, comedy and spoken word.

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// Sunday //

Harry, My Cat Died

Harry, My Cat Died | The Good Ship | 6pm | £6

They Say: “The stages of grief are many. When coping with the loss of a close one, some people get emotional. Others seek comfort in religion. Sometimes, people turn to drink. Others like to tell Harry out of One Direction.

Join Professor Stephen Frizzle from the Harry, My Cat Died Research Centre as he presents the results and findings of a year-long psychological study. Who are these “Directioners” who devote their time in trying to get Styles’ attention? Why does Harry need to know when there is a dead cat in the world? Is sending a photo of your just-then dead grandma really an effective tool in getting Harry to like you? And just how scary IS a cactus?”

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I am Joint Editor at To Do List. I like: nice pubs, film marathons, not doing real marathons, bad comedy, plays/musicals with shorter second halves, and the Oxford comma.