London On The Cheap: 13-19 March

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London On The Cheap: 13-19 March

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.

Last Updated 12 March 2009