London On The Cheap: 19-25 November

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London On The Cheap: 19-25 November

Trio VD at London Jazz Festival by Suke Driver - find free music in Southbank bars and foyers

Tonight: Go and see the new jazz themed installation in Gillet Square, Dalston 'Mezzo Moderno, Mezzo Distrutto' by Larisa Blazic in collaboration with local people. The large-scale video installation draws on the dramatic architectural changes altering Dalston's landscape gearing up for 2012. The video will run continuously over the course of eight hours each night until 21st November.

If you've a pal in tow take advantage of a cheap deal at late at the Courtauld Gallery. 2 people get in for a fiver each from 6pm. The current exhibition is Frank Auerback: London Building Sites 1952-62 and you can behold the famous Manet in the collection, A Bar at the Folies-Bergère along with many other masterpieces. Till 9pm, Somerset House.

Friday: The Peckham Literary Festival hosts storytelling tonight at Persepolis. Think caravansary, far away lands and persian tea. Leave the worries of the week behind as you fall under Sally Pomme Clayton's spell. Free from 7.30pm but please reserve a place.

Saturday: There's a "très chic BarBootSale" at the Old Queens Head between 12-5pm. Jumble sale meets vintage glam with 'frock and roll' tunes, a tombola, cake and vintage bargains.

It's London Jazz Festival time so find free music courtesy of BBC Radio 3 in the Clore Ballroom at the Royal Festival Hall from 3pm.

Sunday: Hop aboard Greenpeace's most famous ship, Rainbow Warrior as it drops anchor at West India Dock and opens for free tours from 10am, last tour at 3pm. Please register your interest here.

In Covent Garden, there's a free drumming workshop with BassToneSlap on the Piazza between 11am-3pm if you feel like getting rid of some rhythmic pent up aggression.

It's the last day of the Flat Time House exhibition - as part of the Peckham Literary Festival - "The Present Moment/The Whole Event" featuring book reliefs and paintings by John Latham and more. Free, 12-5pm, 210 Bellenden Road SE15.

Tuesday: Find out if democracy and philosophy co-exist at the Prometheus Trust talk by Tim Addey. £5, from 6.30pm at New Acropolis, 19 Compton Terrace, N1

Wednesday: It's Late at the Science Museum tonight for adults only, hooray! Between 6.45-10pm tour the museum's fascinating exhibits without tripping over small children with the help of silent disco and giant party games. Christmas themed, get hands on creating a racy robotic gift and discover what toys were filling the Victorians’ stockings.

What have we missed? What's going on where you are? Please let us know of cheap and free events in your area by tweeting @londonist, leaving a comment or emailing info to londonist at gmail dot com.

Last Updated 19 November 2009