London On The Cheap: 22-28 October

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London On The Cheap: 22-28 October

Preparation for the weekend's NFL game at Wembley by only lines

If you can't afford a ticket to the NFL match this weekend there's still plenty to distract you. Wrap up warm and catch some cheap action off gridiron.

Tonight: Art Saves Lives launches with an arty event at Stoke Newington Library tonight from 6pm. It's free but you might choose to buy a £10 raffle ticket to win a work of art.

Friday: As it was put together on a "micro-budget" it seems appropriate that you should check out some of This is not a Gateway at some point. There are plenty of discussions, presentations and performance events taking place around Spitalfields today and this weekend.

Saturday: It's the Anarchist Book Fair at Queen Mary and Westfield featuring many talks, meetings, briefings, and over 90 stalls presenting the newest publications related to anarchism plus film screenings and cabaret, on the hour every hour between 12-6pm. Fair open 10am-7pm.

Seasonally appropriate, Ingrid Bergman's "Winter Light" is being screened at the National Gallery this afternoon at 2.30pm, £4/3.

Sunday: Black History Month fun day - Our Lady and St Joseph's Church Hall, 100a Balls Pond Road from noon to 6.30pm. Entrance costs £1 for over 14s. learn how black culture has influenced Hackney from those who grew up in the borough. traditional food, dance, poetry, Carribean tombola, art and crafts for sale.

Enjoy an evening of rare short films by Arthur Lipsett and more and plus erotic soundtracks of the 60's and 70's, programmed by Stanley Schtinter at the Roxy from 6pm. free.

Monday: There's a new material try out night at Bar Kick's Comedy Cellar tonight from 7.30pm. Free entry, 127 Shoreditch High Street.

Tuesday: In the Gallery at the top of Foyles, Charing Cross Road, Tim Dee will be talking about his lifetime of looking at birds (of the feathered variety) promoting his memoir, "The Running Sky: A Birdwatching Life" from 6.30pm. It's free to twitchers and others alike but email to reserve a place.

Wednesday: Our friends at 'We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat'... are putting on a Halloween Special 'I'll Be Back...Film Quiz'. Test your knowledge of all films spooky and ghoulish at the Victoria Pub, 110 Grove Road, Mile End. 7.30 for 8pm, £2.50 entry.

What have we missed? Let us know of cheap and free things happening in your part of town. Comment, tweet @londonist or email londonist at gmail dot com.

Last Updated 22 October 2009