Arts Ahead 4-10 Feb

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Arts Ahead 4-10 Feb

Joaquín Cortés: Unleashed at the Roundhouse
If you've survived the snow, why not celebrate with some of London's amazing culture this week?

Shows Opening

Joaquín Cortés is "Unleashed" tonight and tomorrow at the Roundhouse.

In Theatreland, the musical Casanova starts its six-week run tonight at the King's Head Theatre in Islington.

Pete Postlethwaite's King Lear comes down from Liverpool to the Young Vic, opening tonight. We'll bring you a review tomorrow, you lucky folk. In more Shakespeare news, The RSC renews its unlikely residence in Hackney with Othello from Monday. And a touch of Hollywood comes to the Apollo as James McAvoy and Nigel Harman star in Three Days of Rain from Tuesday.

Frank Skinner's Credit Crunch Cabaret brings a spoonful of mirth to the Lyric each Monday for a month, starting this Monday. Tonight's glamorous assistants are Connie Fisher, Anna Crilly & Katie Wix, Al Murray and a mystery guest.

In the artworld, if the Natural History Museum's given you a taste for all things Darwin, check out the Darwin at Down photograph exhibition at the Horniman from Saturday.

Of course, this Thursday is a First Thursday; so culturephiles should be heading East and finding all kinds of amazing art, culture and events kicking around East London until way past their usual bedtimes (9pm). We recommend popping into the brilliant Rivington Place, or checking out Andres Serrano's The Unbearable Lightness of Being at 20 Hoxton Square.

Last Chance to See

Cirque du Soleil's Quidam at the Royal Albert Hall is all over on Saturday, as is the Royal Shakespeare Company's beautiful A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Novello Theatre. Long-runner Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story at the Duchess Theatre is also packing up its poodle skirts and thick-rimmed specs and heading out of the West End.

Let us know what you're looking forward to this week in the comments below.

Last Updated 04 February 2009