London To Do List – 24 February - 2 March

London To Do List – 24 February – 2 March

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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!

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balladoftheburningstarBallad Of The Burning Star | Battersea Arts Centre | Until March 8 | 7:30pm | £15/12 

Theatre Ad Infinitum presents a tale of victimhood, persecution, aggression and love. A journey into the core of Israel, “with music, killer heels and a lethal troop of divas”!

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pilsnerurquellstrongroomPilsner Urquell Tank Beer Launch | Strongroom Bar | 7pm | FREE

Strongroom becomes the second UK Tankovna bar, serving fresh unpasteurised Pilsner Urquell tank beer, bringing a bit of the Czech Republic to the centre of Shoreditch.

Brewmaster Vaclav Berka will be on-hand to make sure you’re drinking your beer (delivered direct from Plzeň, Czech Republic) in sufficient quantities.

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gameshowThis is the Moon, that is the Earth (we are here, we are here) | Ovalhouse | 8pm | £5

A brand new piece of work (in development) from Gameshow.

They Say: Matt and Matthew are on a journey into space and the audience is coming too. We won’t be back for tea. Or probably ever again.

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lorrainebowencabaretcrumbleLorraine Bowen’s Cabaret Crumble | RVT | 8pm | £8

The occasional star of Duckie, RVT panto’s and Hot August Fringe presents an evening of quirky cabaret.

As well as showcasing hits including Yumbo Centre Gran Canaria, The Crumble Song and Buried or Cremated?, Lorraine is joined by The Chalkwell Ladies Drum ‘n’ Bass League to perform their greatest hits!

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glamourfactoryThe Glamour Factory | Camden Centre | 8pm | FREE

A lesson in LGBT history from Bird la Bird, who hosts an evening of glam and glitz (and exams)!

The Goldsmith Vintage catwalk presents LGBT fashions past and present, DJs Sadie Lee, Jonathan Kemp and Joe Pop play LGBT classic tracks, and Cherry & the Rock’n’Roll Pirates, Maria Rosamojo, Earl Grey and Alana Pillay rock the house.

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grannyludskiAt Home with the Ludskis No. 11 – Twisted Sister Edition | Rio Cinema | 11.30pm | £6.50

They Say: Granny Ludski, curator, wants it all! A regular, pop-up spectacular of stimulating moving image art, innovative music, photography, painting, sculpture, compelling performance art, vj’s, poets… Anything to keep Granny happy!

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artmacabreGlobal Curiosities: Japan – Art Macabre Death Drawing | The Book Club | 2pm | £10

They Say: For our inaugural salon, we visit Japan to take inspiration from the darker side of Japanese festivals, folklore and funerary traditions. We mark the event of ‘Hina Matsuri’, Shinto’s Japanese Doll Festival, exploring the uncanny nature of the doll with a model posing both nude and in traditional Japanese costume.

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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.