Gather your pocket change and hold your head high. There's some place to be every day of the week, no matter how skint you think you are. London provides.Friday: The new claimant to the East End throne, the Queen of Hoxton, made its splash this month and is now hosting an ultrahip party for Dummy Magazine. Free before 10pm, £3 for the fashionably late.Saturday: It's a music-heavy week, and it seems that even the clubbers are getting notions and wanting to show off their own record collections. The London Fields is celebrating the Charity Shoppe with a BYO night of under-£2 finds, while Bring & Share, on simultaneously at the Edinburgh Castle in NW1, builds on the concept to create a game of musical bingo.Sunday: The musical weekend isn't over yet. Kentish Town creative space Club Ponderosa are starting a series of casual Sundays called Soundcheck. The list of five musical offerings sound good and the "cake potluck" sounds great.Monday: There'll be a Battle Royale happening tonight at the Comedy Store as the Funniest Student 2009 hits the final. Uncharacteristically for the venue, tickets are free if you RSVP quick.Tuesday: The Grant Museum's Animal Adventures season rolls on, tonight exploring the evolution of size via the strange paradox of the dwarf elephants.Wednesday: What's Cookin' is the club of choice for Country & Western aficionados, who gladly hit the dusty trail to the Sheepwalk in Leytonstone. Tonight there's a band we can all enjoy, the United Stoat of America, who take everyone from U2 to Atomic Kitten back to their hillbilly roots.Thursday: The Royal College of Surgeons' must-see Hunterian Museum is open for a private view tonight following the juicy talk The surgeon, the countess, her husband and his lover, a tabloid tale of Georgian London. Tickets are £5, and it's just the beginning of a season on sex and scandal in the eighteenth century.
London On The Cheap: 13-19 March
Last Updated 12 March 2009