Tonight: The Feral Choir perform late at the British Museum as part of Journey through the afterlife: ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, between 6.30pm and 9pm. Free, just drop in. It’s £12 (kids free) to see the actual exhibition.
Hackney Wicked premier their film of the 2010 festival at 7.30pm at the Lord Napier, Hackney Wick.
Friday: London Metropolitan Archives look at south London on film, 1-4pm.
Start your weekend with live jazz in Ray’s Jazz Cafe on the first floor at Foyles Charing Cross Road with the Ronan McCullagh Trio, 6-7pm.
Plenty to choose from at the LSE Literary Festival, where all events are free but you must book.
Saturday: Chiswick House’s new Camellia Festival starts today. Just £5 adults/£2.50 for children gets you access to the newly restored conservatory, housing the amazing camellia collection.
Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair is just £4 to get into with loads of retro gear to rummage through, 11am-4pm.
Drop by the ICA Live Weekend for free experimental music and notation exhibition.
Sunday: The beautiful Phoenix Cinema, East Finchley recreates the 1960s cinema experience with a free screening of ‘Saturday Night and Sunday Morning’ with period adverts, as part of their Century of Cinema series, celebrating the cinema’s 100 year history. Free but please book. Starts 2pm.
Get a free fashion fix at Canary Wharf.
If you’re heading for shopping on Columbia Road, take the weight off, chill out and play table tennis and other Olympic sports at the new Market Club at Rich Mix from midday till 8pm, free entry.
Monday: Rob Deering tops the bill at Kilburn’s Good Ship Comedy night. Starts 8pm, £5.
Wednesday: Get a scientific explanation of happiness (which may well equal hanging out late at the Science Museum with no kids about, glass of wine in hand) free, 6.45-10pm.