Join us as we spend next week in contemplation of history, film, science, and art — but first, rock out all weekend at some great gigs. It's good to be a Londoner.Friday: The city's oldest acoustic club, Easycome, have drawn all sorts of musicians to Nunhead in the past seventeen years. For the anniversary spectacular tonight they're moving out of their pub and taking over the Islington Arts Factory. The Hankdogs lead the charge.Saturday: Exceedingly hip Angel "pop-up" The Double Club is very much popped up at the moment, alternating and combining Congolese with Western music nights. Tonight is a stellar example of the former, with Alfredo Belcanto formerly of Wenge Musica. No cover charge but you might be tempted by oil drum barbecue and Primus beer.Sunday: 250 years of Robert Burns, and how his night has changed. The Burns Night of champions (skint champions, at least) is at Hootananny Brixton, powered by Saor Patrol, the kilted Motörhead of the North.Monday: Benjamin Franklin House are joining the lunch lecture circuit on Mondays starting today, and it's a good start: a look back at the reign of Mother Gin in London. Temperance being #1 among Ben's Thirteen Virtues, we're sure he would approve. Tickets are £5/£3.50 concs, less than the House's usual admission price (frugality was Ben's #5).
Tuesday: If you're a short film fan and haven't been to the free weekly Short & Sweet evening at AKA, you'd better get to this one. The eclectically minded film club looks set to disappear along with the rest of the venue next week.Wednesday: A follower of Ben Goldacre's Bad Science, the blog and the Guardian column? We are. Don't miss the live show at the LSE tonight.Thursday: Not much information on this one, but we like what we hear: artists Lundahl & Seitl collaborating with pianist Cassie Yukawa on a personalised musical journey through Steinway & Sons piano workshop. The Memory Of W.T. Stead runs from Tuesday to today, and you'll have to write in for details: email@example.com.Image courtesy of windscreen fly via the Londonist flickrpool.