September To Do List Part Two

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It’s a To Do List of two halves this month, because THERE’S SO F*CKING MUCH TO DO! 

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Here’s Part Two, the assured follow-up to the critically acclaimed* Part One! It’s not too late to catch some of the Part One greatness: Headlong Theatre’s Decade continues throughout the month, Comedy @ Soho-HoWig Out and the Thames Festival are all coming up, and no day on the Southbank is complete without catching some of the fab Watch This Space Festival!

ScipMylo Comedy Festival @ The Comedy Café/Shoreditch Town Hall/Richmix/Hackney Empire | 8-17 September |  Various Times | £Various

New comedy festival in Shoreditch including some top name comedians and oddball treats. Our highlights include: Paul Daniels (16th September), Stephen K Amos, Miss Behave (with loads of top guests inc. Jonny Woo and Le Gateau Chocolat), Josie Lawrence and Sean Hughes. Looks a right laugh.

Grin & Bare It @Shoreditch Town Hall | 14-17 September | 20:00-22:00 | £Free

The hottest young stand-ups, visual artists, and experimental performers on the scene fused into a perfectly spun free festival. It’s not quite as straight-forward as that though… YOU have to find them and they might want to PLAY with you. Expect Karaoke Clowns, Bedroom Escapades, Slow Dancing, Nipple Flashing and six of the best up and coming stand-ups every night including our musical friends Pistol & Jack.

La Cucina Futurista @ Vogue Fabrics | 15-24 September | 20:00 | £40

This pop-up restaurant has a beautiful concept derived from the Futurist Artist Marinetti’s ‘Futurist Cookbook’. He believed ‘eating should be a multisensory experience.’, so expect surprising sights, sounds, scents and, of course, original and delicious dishes. To make a reservation call: 07506 146085, or email cucinafuturista@yahoo.co.u

Sound Tracks Festival @  Cafe Oto/Concrete/Amersham Arms/Dalston Eastern Curve Garden/New Cross Inn | 17 September | From 19:00 | £12.50

‘North Londoners! Overcome your bewilderment of the South! South Londoners! It’s really not so bad in the North!’. This new multi-site (Dalston to New Cross), very reasonably priced music festival taking place in some of our favourite venues along the great Overground line including Amersham Arms in New Cross and Cafe Oto in Dalston. The most amazing thing about the festival is their ‘Travelling Stage’ – a stage actually on the Overground train itself. The line up is eclectic, innovative and edgy featuring future greats such as Marina Gasolina, Tigercats, Fantastic Mr Fox and many more on trains and in venues.

The Playboy of the Western World @ The Old Vic | 17 September Onwards | 19:30; Wed & Sat Matinees 14:30 | £10-49.50

Opening the new season at The Old Vic, John Crowley directs J M Synge’s irreverent comic masterpiece starring our number one Misfit, Robert Sheehan (E4’s Misfits). This savagely funny Irish classic was first produced in 1907 and was met with rioting and controversy when it premiered, sending shock waves across the dramatic world.

Mysterious Skin  @ The Drill Hall | 18-20 September | Various Times | £12

Brilliantly poignant and gripping gay contemporary classic.  Featuring Nicole Faraday, best known for her role as Snowball Merriman in Bad Girls, and Harry Bradshaw, who was most recently seen in Hollyoaks.

Thundercub at Shinky Shonky @ Ku Bar | 21 September | From 22:00 | £Free

Thundercub, a bearded musical prodigy supports Kathryn Ellis at the home of offbeat cabaret and late night dancing spot – Shinky Shonky. Presided over by Boogaloo Stu the night is sure to melt your funny bone and also catch a glimpse of Thundercub, a rather beautiful new cabaret icon.

Swarovski Treasure Hunt | 24 September | All Day | £Free

Swarovski (famed for crystals) have moved into cinema and is celebrating the creation of their Discover Your Light short film directed by Bruno Avellian by having an amazing treasure hunt. They have teamed up with a US games specialist to design and host a large-scale citywide treasure hunt which will be undertaken by 500 teams of 2 players. By downloading the app for free, either in Apple’s app store or Google’s android market, players will be guided around a series of locations to complete challenges and earn points. The top score will win a trip of a lifetime to Paris, Barcelona, Florence or Istanbul which will be presented, along with a whole host of other prizes, at Lawrence Hall, Royal Horticultural Halls while the guests listen to DJ sets from the likes of the Filthy Dukes. A panel of culture vultures., decided by Dazed  and Confused will choose their most-loved and best-hidden gems of the city to become one of the treasure hunt’s 40 locations. Confirmed names Mark Titchner (Turner Prize nominee) Guerilla Science and Joe Dunthorne (writer, Submarine).

Postmodernism: Style and Subversion @ The V&A | 24 September Onwards | 10:00-17:30 | £11

We warned you about this earlier in the year – it’s going to be big! More details to come in a full length article.

Polari: London’s Peerless Gay Literary Salon @ Soho Theatre | 24 September | 21:00 | £8

Part of the Soho Literary Festival taking place at the Soho Theatre, Polari, a great online literary journal presents a night of  wordy wonders and dancing boys & gals.
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Plus don’t forget Open House London on the 17th and 18th September 2011 & Lomography‘s supersecret events.

*It’s true. They just never wrote it anywhere.

Stuart Wilson

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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.