What we're reading
- Bosses at London's key cultural institutions talk about the importance of the city's nightlife for the #savenightlife campaign.
- A Chinese land holdings firm has bought The Cheesegrater for £1.15 billion.
- The changing composition of the Battersea Power Station development.
- Tower Hamlets rejects plans for Time Out food market in Spitalfields.
- A man has died after a stabbing on Upper Street in Islington.
Things to do today
URBAN FOOD FEST: The smash hit street food is heading indoors for the first time. Visit Selfridges Food Hall for the first day of the Urban Food Fest deli and taste delicious dishes from around the world. Selfridges, free (sadly the food isn't), just turn up, 9.30am-9pm
SILVERSMITHING FAIR: Head to Chelsea Old Town Hall to see the best in silversmithing and mixed media jewellery. Chelsea Old Town Hall, £6, just turn up, 10am-6pm
BUGGING NAZIS: During the second world war, British intelligence bugged the conversations of German prisoners of war for an upper hand. Dr Helen Fry examines this deceptive act. Bentley Priory Museum, £3, just turn up, 11am-noon
ISMS OF MODERN ART: The early modern period (1905-1915) was filled with a number of isms in the art world. Cubism, Orphism, Futurism, etc. all contributed to the birth of the ultimate ism: Modernism. This lecture investigates the proliferation of art movements during this era. Old Town Hall, Richmond, £12, book ahead, 11am-noon
MAKING NATURE: Drop into the Wellcome Collection's exhibition Making Nature for a tour and chat with its curator Honor Beddard on the process of putting it all together. Wellcome Collection, free, just turn up, 6pm-6.45pm
RECONSTRUCTING BONES: Guided by the hands of seasoned anthropologists, excavate, reconstruct and investigate five skeletal structures. Age 16+. Museum of London, £28/£21/£20, book ahead, 7pm
HOCKNEY AND MUSIC: The Tate Britain and Festival No. 6 are putting on a night to remember. You can see the fantastic David Hockney retrospective, enjoy live music from Blossoms, poetry from John Cooper Clarke and much more. Tate Britain, £69, book ahead, 7.30pm-11.55pm
GYM THEATRE: "Will has one true love but is it Bec or the gym?" Head to Pleasance Theatre for a semi-staged reading of A Gym Thing, a love story from an addict's point of view. Pleasance Theatre, £5, book ahead, 7.45pm
MUSICAL SATIRE: It's been a tough time for Mitch Benn. He's 46 and his childhood heroes are dropping like flies. How long can it be till the grim reaper comes knocking for him? Benn confronts death with hilarious musical consequences. Bloomsbury Theatre, £15/£13, book ahead, 8pm
KARAOKE: Bethnal Green Working Men's Club is keeping it simple with a karaoke night — time to show that you were always meant for superstardom. Free shots for people with the nerve to get up on stage. Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, free, just turn up, 8pm-1am
Art review: an electrifying exhibition
The Wellcome Collection takes on the vital energy source we all rely on. Charting humanity's history of believing God created lightning to the futuristic Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, via experiments with twitching frogs legs and the construction of the National Grid. This show is fascinating throughout and yet another success for the always brilliant Wellcome Collection. Electricity: The Spark of Life at Wellcome Collection. Until 25 June, free. ★★★★☆ (Tuesday-Sunday) Tabish Khan
Theatre review: not the sharpest axe in the tool shed
Based on the story of cause célèbre, Lizzie Borden, who may or may not have chopped up her parents in Victorian America, this Danish show is less a musical and more of a concert with minimal theatricality, consisting of alternating rock ballads and strident guitar numbers. Think of a particularly bizarre Eurovision Balkan entry that has been shopping at the tackier end of Camden Market and you'll get the picture. The four singers have fine voices but ultimately it's a blunt weapon. Lizzie, Greenwich Theatre, Crooms Hill, SE10 8ES, £25/£20, until 12 March ★★☆☆☆ Chris Bridges
Good cause for the day
EXTREME VETTING: This comedy night presents seven comics from Trump's seven banned countries. All proceeds go to Refugee Action. Boondocks Diner, £5, book ahead, 7.30pm
Fun things to do with our friends and sponsor Funzing...
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
How well do you really know London? Visit the streets that inspired Harry Potter locations and see London's most superstitious hotel. On Matt's tour you will explore hidden places and discover stories unknown to even the most knowledgeable of Londoners. Get tickets
The London Undergound is over 150 years old, and it's seen a thing or two in its time. Are you brave enough to face the ghosts of the Underground? Travel through the home of the Bank's Black Nun, learn about the elderly angel who saved a tube worker from death, and come to face to face with Farringdon's screaming spectre. Bring your oyster card and discover the hidden secrets of the Underground. You'll need to have an Oyster card or travelcard for this event. Get tickets
Have you visited London's Roman ampitheatre? What about London's Medieval market places? Hear weird and wonderful tales of our beautiful city as you take a walking tour, seeing everything from centuries-old churches to the hanging place of William Wallace. Whether you've lived here all your life or are visiting for a few days, you're sure to learn something new about London. Get tickets