Things To Do Today In London: Friday 3 June 2016

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Step inside a Sunset Safari tonight (see below). Image: Chris White

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Things to do today:  

PROJECT AWESOME: See great views of the city on your workout with Project Awesome at Primrose Hill. See the sun rise during your workout with this friendly fitness class. Free, just turn up, 6.30am

POP UP PERFORMANCE: The V&A presents a family event full of dancing robots in the John Madejski Garden as part of Engineering Season. Free, just turn up, 11am/1pm/3pm

SOUTH BANK FOOD MARKET: Street food, artisan specialities — all types of tasty morsels take over SC Food Market. Even if you're not hungry, visit Southbank Centre Square and inhale scrumptious smells of colourful cuisines. Free, just turn up, from noon-8pm

SPLICE FESTIVAL: UCL brings you Splice Festival — an audio visual performance arts celebration taking place this weekend. Today, get involved with talks, presentations, panel discussions, live music and AV performances at Rich Mix from a huge selection of artists and speakers. Free-£12.50, prebook, 1pm-1am

NAP TIME: Canary Wharf invites you into bed this Friday as part of Lift Festival. Curl up under the covers at Adams Place and listen to a childhood tale as part of this installation by Argentinian artist, Fernando Rubio. Free, prebook, 12.30pm/1.30pm/5.15pm/6.15pm

Pink plaques abound for today's punk event at Stoke Newington Literary Festival. Image: themostinept

LITERARY FESTIVAL: Stoke Newington Literary Festival starts this evening with a packed programme celebrating the written word. Our favourite of tonight's events include Stand Up and Spit: Punk, Poetry and Pints, Crime Confidential and a Game of Thrones Pub Quiz. For more information, see our article on this year's programme. Prices vary, just turn up, from 7pm, until 5 June

SUNSET SAFARI: Take a dusk ride through ZSL London Zoo on this Sunset Safari. Then as the sun goes down, bid good night to the animals and enjoy festival-style fun including animal acrobats, street food, music and learn more about the zoo's incredible species. £27/£20, prebook, 6pm

JAPANESE SUPPER CLUB: Hackney turns Tokyo for this evening's supper club. Get your taste buds round a selection of tantalising flavours, made with authentic ingredients, and meet new people at this secret location (address revealed after booking). £29.90, prebook, 7pm

MUCH ADO: One of Shakespeare's best love stories, Much Ado About Nothing gets the big screen treatment at Keats House's showing tonight. Josh Whedon's stylish black and white take on the classic story has been touted as the greatest modern adaptation since Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet. £8, prebook, 7pm

MEAN GIRLS SCREENING: If you've ever been personally victimised by Regina George, drown your sorrows at Clapham Grand's Mean Girls screening. So many fetch activities — join a Jingle Bell Rock dance off, a Burn Book photobooth, Kalteen Bars (they just burn up all your carbs) and Half a Virgin mojitos. You'll even be allowed to wear pink without it being Wednesday. You go, Glen Coco. £1, prebook, 7.30pm-3am

COMEDY: Comedians are puppets in Hoopla's Improv Comedy Club at The Miller. The RH Experience storm London Bridge with improvised games, scenes and sketches. It's a popular one, so get in early to grab a seat. Free, just turn up, 8pm

Good cause of the day

There's plenty of time to get training for this summer's AJ Bell London Triathlon on 6-7 August. Run, swim and cycle your way to glory for your chosen charity. These include Bloodwise, Macmillan Cancer, Scope, Cancer Research. Join over 13,000 participants in two days of charitable exercise, with three distance options: Super Sprint, Sprint Team and Olympic. See website for details, 6-7 August