Things To Do In London This Weekend: 16-17 April 2016

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Get cheeky at the V&A's Undressed exhibition today

VICTORIA (AND ALBERT'S) SECRET: The V&A strips off for you with its A Brief History Of Underwear exhibition, starting this Saturday. From corsets to Calvins, underwear has been the foundation of fashion for as long as there have been clothes. Discover its history in a collection of over 200 objects, fashion plates, photographs and film. £12, prebook, 10am

PHOTOGRAPHER’S GALLERY: See the short-listed entries for this year’s Deutsche Borse Photography Foundation Prize at the Photographers' Gallery. Laura El-Tantawy, Erik Kessels, Trevor Paglen and Tobias Zielony feature. Free-£3, just turn up, 11am-6pm

AMAZING BUBBLE MAN: Louis Pearl is the bubble king. A regular sell out at Edinburgh, he's a mix of bubble-based trickery, comedy and artistry. We particularly love the sound of his 'bubble volcano'. Catch him (if you can) at the Southbank Centre as part of Udderbelly Festival this weekend. £9, prebook, 11am/12pm/1pm/2pm

LIGHT UP: It's circus without the Big Top for this weekend's Light Up at the Roundhouse. Head outdoors for a street-based evening of spoken word, circus, parkour and digital magic. It's an exciting journey through the struggles, hopes and dreams of the north London youth who've helped to devise this spectacle. Free, just turn up (see website for location), 8pm

Saturday 16 April

Celebrate the vinyl this Record Store Day. Image: Nathan Ryan

RECORD STORE DAY: There are loads of shows and events exploding across the country for Record Store Day. In London, head to Brill Cafe in Clerkenwell and Container Records in Brixton for free music and record-related celebrations. Free, just turn up, check the website for times

SPOON CARVING: Get crafty with carving this Saturday. Wood wizard Sophie Sellu of Grain and Knot will take you through the basics of creating your own spoon at this workshop in Wholefoods, Kensington. You'll learn to use carving knives and even get breakfast included to test your spoon out. £53.49, prebook, 10am

THIS IS A VOICE: This Wellcome Collection exhibition explores the unique qualities of our voices. Join the acoustic journey with work from artists and vocalists with paintings, manuscripts, medical illustrations and ethnographic objects. Free, just turn up, 10am-6pm

ROYALS, ROGUES AND RETREATS: Explore Chingford with a 19th century swindler, tales of a famous composer and a trip to the edge of Epping Forest on this walking tour with Joanna. Enjoy the semi-rural feel of the area if you fancy getting out of central London this Saturday. £12/£9, prebook, 11am

URBAN FOOD FEST: The amazing food free-for-all comes to Shoreditch again this weekend. Expect mouth-wateringly good dishes, craft beers, ciders and cocktails. It's open till midnight so you can make a night of it. Free (various prices for food and drink), just turn up, 12pm

CHOCOLATE TASTING: Your taste buds will love sampling the finest Peruvian chocolate with Cooca Runners. Head to Ceviche for milk, dark and white concoctions from Martin Morales. £25, prebook, 3.30pm

90s PARTY: The award-winning and downright eccentric Little Nans has popped up for 10 weeks in Shoreditch, offering a 90s soundtrack with quirky cocktails at Red Gallery. Expect talk of the Backstreet Boys and a bit of girl power, Spice Girls-style. £10, prebook, 6pm

SATURDAY COMEDY: The Comedy Cafe lays on the laughs this Saturday with funny business from Greg Faulkner, Quincy, Chris Betts and Michael Legge. Stay on after for DJs and dance. £12, prebook, 8pm

THE DISCO SHED: It’s not in an actual shed, but The Book Club is a perfect location for this night of disco, hip hop and bass with DJ Mr Benn (wasn’t he a cartoon character?) Dance through to the small hours. £4-£5, just turn up, 8pm

ADULT FROZEN: Give in and let it go at the Prince Charles Cinema tonight. If you've been hiding a secret love for Elsa and co, warble along to your heart's content at this singalong screening of Frozen. It's adults only and fancy dress is strongly encouraged — fake snow at the ready. £16/£13.50, prebook, 9pm

Sunday 17 April

Give into your passion for the pint at Love Beer today.

LOVE BEER: Battersea Arts Centre loves beer and they're proclaiming it loud this Saturday. Drop in for this family-friendly festival with live music, food and Xbox, plus over 100 beers to try, buy and take home. Free entry, just turn up, 10am-6pm

REAL WINE FAIR: Gallons of vino are flowing at Tobacco Dock this Sunday for The Real Wine Fair. Over 150 growers and winemakers will be pouring and presenting, plus there'll be tasty morsels of artisan foods to try and buy. You can even catch a masterclass, included in your ticket price. £15 (+bkg fee), prebook, 10am

RAW FOOD: Find out how to make your own tasty raw food dishes with Lia from Made In Hackney. She'll teach you how to make a banquet of raw treats including Pad Thai, macaroons, chocolates, sushi, dips and sweets. There'll even be enough to take home for dinner. £67 (kids go free), prebook, 11.30am-4.30pm

BREWERY OPEN DAY: Both beard owners and the clean shaven are welcome at the Weird Beard Brew Co open day. Come and taste their best beers, right where they're brewed — in west London. Take a tour or munch on a selection of snacks while chatting all things pint-related with the brewers themselves. Free (food and drink charges), just turn up, 12pm

LIFE ON MARS: Is there life on Mars? How high can you jump on the moon? Find the answers to these and other questions — and do the Space Walk to some extra-terrestrial music at Keats House family day this Sunday. Free, just turn up, 1pm

HITCHCOCK'S HACKNEY: Discover one of north London's secret spots on this Regent's Canal walk. Take a stroll from King's Cross station along the intriguing waterways towards Hackney — former stomping ground of Alfred Hitchcock. Discover the history and see the evolution of this area with the IWA. £10, just turn up, 2.30pm

FREE PARTY: Leave the sofa behind this Sunday afternoon. Musicologists bring their vibrant brand of beats to Brick Lane. Finish your weekend with a bit of dance and techno at Cafe 1001. Free, just turn up, 4pm- 10.30pm

POETRY: If you're feeling like a Sunday night verse or two, Torriano Meeting House invites all poets to take to the stage at its poetry reading. Tonight hear from Paul Lyalls, and take part yourself — poets from the floor are always welcomed. £5/£4, just turn up, 7.30pm

COMEDY: Go downstairs at The King's Head for Sunday Comedy Variety Cabaret. It's been running since 1981, so these funny folk know how to put on one hell of a comedy party. Wendy Wason, Chris Cantrill, Ian Lane and Alan Francis take the stage tonight. £7/£5 (+booking fee), prebook, 8pm

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Laurence Scales

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