Things To Do In London This Weekend: 21-22 May 2016

All weekend

Get your taste of SicilyFest this weekend. Image: Nick Holdstock

VOGUE FESTIVAL: Strike a pose at Vogue Festival 2016, this weekend at Kensington Gardens. For this celebration of the fashion magazine's 100th anniversary, speakers include Dolce and Gabbana, Christopher Kane, Kim Kardashian West, Charlotte Tilbury, Alexa Chung and more. From £60, prebook, 9.30am-7.30pm

SPIN LONDON: Discover the perfect combination of bikes, art, inspiration, fashion, innovation and style at Spin. The show celebrating all things bike-related returns to the Old Truman Brewery. Quote LONDONIST at the checkout and get two tickets for the price of one. £15, prebook, 10am-5pm

POP UP SICILY: Get a taste of Italy this week at SicilyFEST pop up market in Bishops Square. Fill your foodie belly with a selection of cannoli, arancini, pasta, marmalades, jams, sweet and savoury preserves, desserts, craft beers and wines. Catch cookery classes with Chef Carnevale, unveiling his tips, tricks and Sicilian orange salad. Free, just turn up, 10.30am

ART16: Wander through a world of art without leaving London at Art16 this weekend. It's as eclectic as ever, with pieces by emerging artists, talks from experts and food residencies. Take advantage of the exclusive offer for Londonist readers: use promo code 'LOND241' to get your discount. £15, prebook, 11am-7pm (5pm Sunday)

MURDER MILE: Take a walk on the sinister side with this weekend’s Murder Mile. One mile, 18 murderers, 75 deaths — there've been some gruesome goings-on in London.. £15/£12, 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, noon

Saturday 21 May

Get sketching pearly royalty at a right cockney knees up (see below). Image: Glen Scott

FIRE FIRE: Can you survive the Great Fire Of London? Head to London Dungeon’s newest attraction, opening today, and be plunged back into 1666 with Escape the Great Fire Of London. From £19.95, prebook, 10am

BURKA AVENGER: See the award-winning animated TV series from Pakistan at Southbank Centre, created by pop star and social activist, Aaron Haroon Rashid. Follow the adventures of inspirational school teacher Jiya, as she fights for justice and peace, as the super heroine, Burka Avenger. Free, just turn up, 10am-11pm

SCHOOL OF NOISE: Let the kids get as noisy as they like this Saturday at Chats Palace Arts Centre’s School Of Noise. Children between 7-12 can discover electronic music and the science of sound and even take part in a performance in July. £6.47, prebook, 10am/11am

ZURICH MEETS LONDON: There's more to Switzerland than cuckoo clocks, army knives and chocolate — find a tale of two cities at Zurich Meets London this Saturday. Join the Dada event finale at Central Saint Martins, featuring a 'creative boxing contest' where artists, lecturers, poets and performers from all over the world trade verbal and physical blows. Free, prebook, 12pm-12am

WORLD WHISKY DAY: Taste more than a wee dram at The Scotch Malt Whisky Society. They’re running sampling events throughout the day, where spirits will be selected based on a personality test you complete — your Flavour Behaviour. Free, prebook, 1pm/3pm/6pm

WILD FOOD: As part of Chelsea Fringe, explore Plants & People: Wild Food today at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. Discover and try wild plants that can be used for food, under the expert guidance of Kenneth Greenway. You can even take home enough to whip up your own wild salad. £6-£8, prebook, 1.30pm

TENNIS TRAINING: Get in training for Wimbledon with V-Tennis Club’s Open Day. Whether you’re a ball bashing novice or a Djokovic-style pro, pick up a racket this Saturday. Free, prebook, 1.30pm

ART MACABRE: Celebrate pearly kings and queens with a drawing class at The Book Club. Sketch your own London icons while singing along to traditional East End songs. If it was any more Cockney, it'd be Barbara Windsor. £10-£15, prebook, 2pm

MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM: One of the Bard's best takes over the stage at Barbican. The tale of feuding kings and queens, unrequited love and the rude mechanicals with a cast combining the RSC with amateur actors. £45-£55, prebook, 7.30pm (also at 1pm)

JURASSIC WORLD: You know what to expect with this screening of Jurassic World at The Lost Format Society. Huge dinosaurs on the loose at the new incarnation of Jurassic Park. £11.49, prebook, 9pm

Sunday 22 May

Party your way down Ritherdon Road this Sunday Image: Robbies

STREET PARTY: Ritherdon Road closes for its annual party. Expect 50 stalls, a huge live music stage and loads of family events — save your Sunday for this super summer street party. Free, just turn up, 11am-5pm

STAR BOOT SALE: Fancy grabbing a star’s bargain cast offs? Now’s your chance to own Russell Brand’s skinny jeans, Idris Elba’s shirt, Sophie Dahl’s coat — and loads more. For celebrity one-offs, live music and food in aid of Syria Response, head to Old Truman Brewery. £15.44, prebook, 11am

PANAMA PAPERS: Conway Hall hosts lecturer and broadcaster, Dr Neil Faulkner, as he discusses The Panama Papers. What do they tell us about the greed and corruption of the global elite? And how does a world where wealth is more concentrated than ever before affect us all? £3, prebook, 11am

SPRING BRUNCH: Brixton's Seven hosts a spring brunch for Music For Liberia in the upstairs gallery room, complete with meat, fish, vegetables and cocktails. Join them for music, tasty dishes and, er, brainstorming apparently. Free, prebook, 12pm-3pm

PLAYMOBIL WITH FIRE: Hornsey Fire Station opens to the public today and Playmobil is on board too. There'll be plenty of chances to meet fire fighters, make Playmobil stations and meet Sherlock, the fire dog. Free, just turn up, 12pm

WILLY WONKA: BFI Southbank shows the original and best version of the Roald Dahl story, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Join an after-film Q&A with Veruca Salt actor, Julie Dawn Cole, and get stuck into a family funday packed with games. £4-£11.75, prebook, 12.30pm

KIDS BEATBOX: Become a sound magician with record-breaking beatboxer, Shlomo, at Udderbelly Festival. Watch him make music with his mouth and step in as one of his sidekicks, making sounds, noises and music. £9, prebook, 12.30pm/3.30pm

FUTURE FOOD: Grab a bite of the future at Yelp’s Future Food Festival at Cargo. Molecular food scanning, ice robots, instant-freezing beers and snacks made from bugs. There’ll be plenty of samples for everyone, so you can taste the next snack crazes this Sunday. Free, prebook, 1pm-10pm

SUNDAY SESSIONS: Music producer and performer Moyo brings his full-length piece, Neon Horizon to Southbank Centre's Sunday Sessions. Hear his hybrid of Eastern and Western music exploring themes related to technology and humans versus machines. Free, just turn up, 5.30pm

BANGARANG: Jamaican actor, Keith 'Shebada' Ramsay and theatre veteran, Terri Salmon, are back at Hackney Empire in David Tulloch's Bangarang — a powerful social satire, complete with comic relief. £28.50 (+bkg fee), prebook, 7.30pm