Things to do this weekend is sponsored by the Institution of Civil Engineers.
FOOTPRINTS OF MEMORY: This exhibition at Amnesty International's Shoreditch offices is raising awareness of those — particularly students — who have disappeared in Mexico in recent years. It features 40 pairs of shoes worn by people when they were searching for their family members, and messages for the missing. Amnesty International (25 New Inn Yard, EC2A 3EA), free, just turn up, 20-31 March, 9am-6pm
BABY LAMBS: Forty Hall Farm welcomes new lambs into the world this springtime. Greet the fluffy wuffy things, and even see them being born at this lambing weekend. Plus there are opportunities to meet and feed other rare farm animals. Forty Hall Farm, £5/£2/free, just turn up, 11am-4pm, 25 and 26 March
CERAMICS MARKET: Hackney Flea Market brings together some of London's most talented DIY potters for the Independent Ceramics Market in Stoke Newington. Abney Hall, free, just turn up, 11am-6pm, 25 and 26 March
PUPPET THEATRE: Little Venice's Puppet Theatre Barge is back, with The Flight Of Babuscha Baboon. It's the story of a baboon who wanted to fly to the moon in a hot-air balloon. Puppet Theatre Barge, £12/£10/£8, book ahead, various times until 14 May
FLORISTRY WORKSHOP: Learn how to arrange a floral piece in time for Mother's Day. At this workshop you'll learn the basics of floral vase arrangement, and take your work home with you when you leave. Coppa Club Oxford Circus and Tower Bridge, £40, book ahead, various times, 25-26 March
Saturday 25 March
FILM FESTIVAL: West Norwood Free Film Festival sees the likes of Northern Soul, Finding Dory and The Goonies screened at locations around the area. Tonight's offering? Back To The Future. Various locations, free, just turn up, 25 March- 1 April
CREATIVE CRAFTS: There's a creative crafts fair in Greenwich for the day. Not only is there lots to buy, there are also taster sessions in how to make the crafts themselves. Perfect for those panicking about last minute Mother's Day shopping. Greenwich Park Centre, free, just turn up, 10am-4pm
PLAY ON WORDS: 5-11 year olds and their families are invited to take part in a words-themed creative workshop, inspired by words on display in the galleries and in the Library's collection. British Library, free, just turn up, 10.30am-noon
BESTIVAL: Experience a mini version of Bestival. DJs (including Goldierocks and Rob da Bank), arts & crafts, cuisine from Zoe's Ghana Kitchen and spiritual meditations take over this listed Georgian townhouse and courtyard garden in Soho. The House of St Barnabas, £15, book ahead, noon-7pm
FAMILY FOLK SHOW: Get ready to sway, dance and feel the rhythm at this family friendly folk show from duo Megson. Half Moon Theatre, £7, book ahead, 2pm
NIGHTTIME WALK: A starlit walk of discovery through some of Kensington's most intriguing passageways, alleys and tunnels, culminating with storytelling on the theme of darkness. Bring a candle in a jar and dress warmly. Secret location, £6/£3, book ahead (email vanessa@londondreamtime.
INTIMATE THEATRE: Normal is the tale of the Dusseldorf Ripper, which interrogates how society handles those who deviate from societal norms. If you get there an hour early watch Friends adaptation, Mates, for free. Afterwards there's an Aqua fan party warehouse rave too. It's all going on. Styx, £15, book ahead, 7.30pm
Thoughts on the city's best infrastructure projects? Get voting
Londoners — now's the time to have your say on the best infrastructure projects in the capital. The Londonist People's Choice category at the ICE Civil Engineering Awards is chosen by you — take a look at the 2017 contenders. There are seven projects on the shortlist, ranging from station regenerations — like London Bridge, Custom House and Liverpool Street — to state of the art buildings such as Guy's Cancer Centre.
Perhaps you think Battersea Power Station's chimney replacement is worthy of winning, or that Bermondsey Dive-Under or the North-South Cycle Superhighway stand a chance? Check out the frontrunners and vote here.
Sunday 26 March
*Remember that the clocks go forward at 1am this morning. Don't be that person who's an hour late for everything today.*
FREE PIZZA: Ahead of opening its first London restaurant in Battersea Power Station in June, Danish brand Mother Pizza is giving away free pizza to celebrate Mother's Day. At time of writing, the details are sketchy, but we're reliably informed that details of locations and times will be posted on @ closer to the time.
CHILD GRAFFITI: The Royal Academy host a drop-in, family-friendly graffiti session. Watch as children unleash their inner street artist — without worrying about your own wallpaper. The Royal Academy, free, just turn up, 11am-3pm
BLACK TOTTENHAM: Tottenham's black history dates back to the 1550s, when the Moor Balthazar Sanchez made the area his home. Follow the history of black Tottenham from then up until the present day on this walk around the area. Seven Sisters Station, £10/£5, book ahead, 11am-1pm
FASHIONABLE RECYCLING: Freshen up your wardrobe by swapping your old clothes for replacements at a swishing event. Good quality men's, women's, children's and baby clothing can be swapped for tokens, which can in turn be swapped for items donated by other people. Recycling at its most fashionable. Studio 5 in Haringey, Free, just turn, 12.30pm-3pm
PAOLOZZI WALK: Take a tour around London to see the wonderful sculptures by Eduardo Paolozzi which are dotted around the city. The tour culminates in a visit to the current Paolozzi exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery. Starts at British Library Courtyard, £10, book ahead, 1pm
AFTERNOON TEA: The perfect way to treat your mother to a memorable day out, on the day that's all about her. Charlton House have a delicious collection on homemade treats for you to feast upon, unlimited prosecco and live music. Charlton House, £35/£18, book ahead, 1pm
MOTHER'S DAY CRUISE: Treat your mum to a lovely day out on the River Thames, with a cruise from Chiswick Pier. If you're feeling peckish you can get cakes on board. Chiswick Pier, £10/£15, book ahead, 3.15pm
LIVE MUSIC: Celebrate Bangladesh Independence Day with live music from east London raised singer-songwriter Shapla Salique and her band, who will be performing Bengali folk music with a twist. Rich Mix, free, just turn up, 7.30pm
Theatre review: Hamlet, the seance
Probably the closest thing this country has to a medium, Dickie Beau is able to use impressive lipsynch skills and theatrical magic to bring to life and to the stage rarely heard recordings of voices past and present. In his latest show, he uses decapitated mannequins and talking heads to expound on Hamlet and enlightens us on how iconic actors across the ages like Sirs Ian McKellen and John Gielgud felt about playing the great Dane. By turns incredibly moving, insightful and hilarious, there is plenty here which resonates long after the last word is uttered. Dickie Beau's Re-Member Me, The Almeida, £15, 26 March ★★★★★ Franco Milazzo
Fun things to do with our friends and sponsor Funzing...
Learn about London's debauched, drunken and disorderly history on this tour of the sordid side of the West End. Have you heard the story of the 15ft high tsunami of beer which rushed through the streets of London? Or about London's unluckiest theatre and most morbidly-located church? This tour will take you from the Covent Garden to Somerset House, entertaining you with tales of hangmen and criminals, prostitutes and paupers and the eccentric characters of Georgian London along the way. Get tickets
Camden's known for its street art, but how much do you really know about it? Explore the street art of Camden, and learn about the people who make it from an insider. You''ll visit pieces of street art that are off the beaten track, and get an insight into their possible meaning and inspiration. This two-hour tour will enable you to see Camden in a new light. Get tickets
Visit old pubs, even older churches, hidden rivers, mysterious tunnels and more on this tour of hidden Londo. You'll hear tales of the myths and legends which made the City of London what it is today, and find out the area's links to nursery rhymes and literary figures. Get tickets
Get sorted into one of the four magical houses of Hogwarts, and go in exploration of the city’s famous filming locations on this 2-hour walking tour. You’ll meet your guide outside the Palace Theatre, where Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is showing, and set off on your journey across town - following in the footsteps of Deatheaters, visiting the inspiration for Knocturn Alley, and marvelling at the Ministry of Magic. And you better brush up on your Potter knowledge, because you can earn points for your house along the way, by taking part in trivia quizzes. The winners? You’ll find out when the tour ends at Platform 9 3/4… Get tickets