Unusual things to do in London

Unusual Things To Do In London This Week | 23-29 Nov

Unusual things to do in London this week include: a free music festival, Man of La Mancha, the BEST band ever, Fringe! Festival & much more…

Monday 23 – Sunday 29 November 2015

PICK OF THE WEEK

Fringe! Festivals | Various Venues | Tue 24-Sun 29 Nov | From Free


This year the Fringe! programme is unbeatable and epic for a great selection of truly unique perspectives which are bound to warm up winter.

Here’s our highlights:

  • Eisenstein in Guanajuato (Tues 24):  “Over-the-top journey of Russian auteur filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein’s trip to Mexico in 1931”.
  • Favela Gay (Thu 26): “LGBT people at the bottom of the socio-economic ladder reinvent their lives through music, dance, politics and study and how Rio’s famous Carnival brings them together.”
  • The Cult of JT Leroy (Sat 28): “The truth behind underground literary sensation JT Leroy is gradually exposed in this mind-boggling documentary.”
  • Dyke Hard (Sun 29): “It wouldn’t be Fringe! without a Swedish feminist DIY road movie musical, and this year is no exception! A remarkable (if totally nuts) first feature from Bitte Andersson packs in all the ninjas, cyborgs, dykes on bikes, ghouls, evil villians and lesbian stereotypes B-movie references you could ever want in this epic journey for our heroes to make it to Battle of the Bands. “

But don’t think it ends here, there’s literally too many incredible events to feature here. See the full programme here.

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THEATRE

Man of La Mancha | Bridewell Theatre | Weds 25 Nov – Thu 5 Dec | 7.30pm with Sat Mats at 2.30pm | £16.50/13.50

The music of Man of La Mancha is legendary and we can’t wait to see it revived by the immensely talented SEDOS collective. Dream the impossible dream and get your tickets now!

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COMEDY

BOURGEOIS & MAURICE AND FRIENDS | The Glory, Haggerston | Fri 27 Nov | 8pm | £11.40

bourgeois and maurice

Multiple musical comedy maniacs Bourgeois & Maurice are popping up for a one off show, they plan ‘to give this show their full 67%’.

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FESTIVALS & MARKETS

Hyper Japan | Tobacco Dock, Wapping | Fri 27 Nov-Sun 29 Nov | Various Times | £13


Forget about the rest of the Hyper Japan programme, LADY BABY your INSANE new favourite band are on Friday at 7pm. Don’t believe us? Watch the video above innit.

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Le Boutique Bazaar | McQueen, Shoreditch | Sun 29 Nov | 1-7pm | £7 or 5 if you click attending on FB

le boutique bazaar
‘London’s premier destination for stylists, models, performers, style fetishistas and dramatic fashionistas of all types, Le Boutique Bazaar features a curated selection of 40+ designers representing underground fashion & all things daring- think couture latex, custom corsetry, elaborate headresses, tempting lingerie, luxury leather, and exotic jewels….we create a decadent and interactive atmosphere across 3 sumptuous floors, where you can browse, buy, flirt, pose, drink and have fun with like-minded and inspiring people of all types…’

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Pop Shop | Winterville, Victoria Park | Every day until 23 Dec | Various Times | Free Entry

pop shop winterville

A party boutique like no other stuffed full of pop art inspired goods from now or yesteryear.

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FILM

Argentine Film Festival | Picturehouse Hackney & Ritzy Brixton | Thu 26 – Sun 29 Nov | Various Times & Prices

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A marvellous Gaucho fest including a road trip movie with a dog called BOMBÓN and Separado which tracks Super Furry Animals Gruff Rhys in finding his Welsh roots in Patagonia.

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EVENTS

FLASHBACK presents FUN HOUSE | Efes Snooker Club, Dalston | Sat 28 Nov | 9pm | £15

 

flashback present fun house

We were waiting for the day when mullet man PAT SHARPE would come back into fashion, and THE DAY HAS COME. FLASHBACK host a party full of FUN HOUSE charm with ‘giant ball pit, go karts, silly prizes and Mr Fun House himself Pat Sharp on the 1s and 2s.’.

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FOOD & DRINK

An American Thanksgiving in London | Hector & Noble, Victoria Park | Thu 26 Nov | 6pm | £30

Hector & Noble Thanksgiving

£30 is a snip for this ace TURKEY DINNER menu including ‘Turkey Breast & Duck Stuffing, served with Yams, Caramelised Vegetables & Cranberries’ & Cheesecake & Pumpkin Mousse.

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FREE MUSIQUE

Did we miss any unusual things to do in London this week? Add a comment below & we might add in your tip…

Rupert Dannreuther

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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.