Things To Do In London: Tuesday 28 April 2015

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Things To Do

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Alice's Comedy Wonderland comes to Soho

Political comedian Joe Wells is at the Bourne & Hollingsworth building in Finsbury to host a guide to bluffing the General Election, getting you ready to conquer even the trickiest of dinner party conversations. £10-£25, prebook, 6.30pm/7.30pm
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Dr Matt Lodder is at the Museum of Curiosities to explore the history of tattoos in high society. How did they go from being part of men's Navy uniforms to something worn by men and women alike? £5/£10, prebook, 6.30pm

Sunday Times foreign correspondent Christina Lamb is at the Frontline Club in Paddington to talk about the current situation in Afghanistan, giving a personal perspective on life in the troubled Afghan capital of Kabul. £12.50, 7pm
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Cartoonist Steve Bell and Guardian political sketch writer John Crace are at Conway Hall to give their final verdict on the Tory-Lib Dem coalition years. They will talk about the highs and lows of the last five years in Westminster, analyse the madness of election season and explain what makes the Cameron-Clegg partnership such fertile ground for satire. £12/£15, prebook, 7pm

Under the Underground is a panel talk all about Urban Fantasy London and comic books. Panelists include Titan Comics editor Steve White and architect and comic book artist Alison Sampson. The event is part of CityRead London. Free, prebook, 7pm

Cosy Science is a monthly informal gathering in which people can discuss the hottest topics in science over a beer or a glass of wine. Tonight, it's at The Cittie Of Yorke on High Holborn. The topic: how to make a big brain? 7pm

Expect the weird and wonderful at Phoenix Artists Club in Soho. The line-up for Alice's Comedy Wonderland includes Alice Marshall, Sooz Kempner, Coralie, Battle Acts, Paul McGarrity, Madame Magenta and That Pair. Age 18+. £6, 7.30pm
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Social historian Juliet Gardiner is at Bishopsgate Institute to discuss the ways in which dogs and other animals fought alongside their masters, their contribution to victory and the high price they often paid. Part of the current Dogs of the First World War exhibition. £9/£7, prebook, 7.30pm

Cadogan Hall in Sloane Square hosts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performing an evening of Russian masterworks, including Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No.2 and Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony. £14.90, 7.30pm
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Private members’ club Library is partnering with Edible Stories for a four week theatrical inspired pop-up. The play is broken down throughout the meal and presented as various edible courses. The food, your interaction with it, the interaction with the people at the table with you, and your environment will allow you to pull together the clues and gradually uncover the story. £55, 7.30pm
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Sail up and down the Thames as you tuck into a four course meal, singing along to classic show tunes. Expect plenty of dancing! £49.50, 7.45pm
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Discover weirdos of America, found on VHS tapes picked up at thrift and charity stores, with the Found Footage Festival. Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (Letterman) are pressing play at the Soho Theatre until 29 April. £15/£12.50, prebook, 9.45pm

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The Temporary Theatre is back!

Booking fingers at the ready — the Temporary Theatre reopens today with a programme of challenging new works from some of the UK’s most exciting theatre companies, including Tim Crouch, Orange Tree Theatre and Islington Community Theatre.

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This week Beyond Caring comes to the stage; expect a brutally honest and darkly humorous play, exposing stories of the invisible class of zero-hour contract workers. Check the season programme and book your ticket now.

Today’s Things To Do In London is sponsored by National Theatre.

Good Cause of the Day

Tonight at Sway Bar in Holborn, there's a fundraising event for the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund. Women can take along a minimum of three good quality items of clothing, and leave with new items to refresh your wardrobe. Book your tickets here.

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