We've not done very well on the virtuous January front and seem to have spent all our money and most of our nights out on the lash with a flagrant disregard for propriety and our bank account. We don't mind though because, as usual, there are some excellent free things to do in town this week.Monday: British Asian gangsta folk ska punk is where it's at with the intriguing sounding Barbar Luck at the Scary Gotcha Club. He'll be doing a live set at the Vibe Bar, E1. Doors from 8pm and entry is free. Expect some old skool hip hop and fresh underground grooves from the DJs too which sounds like an excellent way to start the week.
Tuesday: Do you hate yourself for being stupid? Then you probably need to go to Punk Science and fill the holes in your brain. Get all the big questions answered for free free but you must book in advance. It's at the lovely Dana Centre which is fast becoming our favourite place for sciencey entertainment.Wednesday: There's a new cool monthly film club night starting in the bar at 93 Feet East from 7pm. First Cut will be showing a trilogy of films by Rob Hardy at 8.30pm. Not only is admission free but there will be free popcorn too. Did you get that? FREE POPCORN!!! Thursday: Discover the music of Italian composer Luca Francesconi for no pennies at all tonight at the mighty impressive Royal Festival Hall. Music of Today is a series from the Philharmonia Orchestra aimed at getting you philistines through the door. It would be churlish to refuse. Be there at 6pm. Friday: First Friday of the month is Late at Tate Britain and this month it's the Neo-Classical with a new wave DJ, dance, lectures and a roving photographer. Open till 10pm and free to get in. Saturday: City Hall is open between 10am - 5pm this weekend if you want to go and poke about the GLA's wonky nipple. Sunday: Another opportunity to explore classical music for free, this time in an unusual setting - a pub. The Little Proms is at the Spice of Life pub, Soho from 7.30pm and promises classical stars in an environment they cherish. Or, you could stay in and do the Dirty Dancing DVD workout.
Image of the Punk Scientists courtesy of the Dana Centre.With many thanks to the London Freelist which is sadly closing soon. Check the websites for more information.