Tonight: Keep an eye on the exterior of the Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall tonight from 6pm: projections in response to trips to the High Arctic will be beaming through the dark, reminding you that comparatively, it's really not that cold.
Friday: Celebrate the new Medieval and Renaissance Galleries Late at the V&A tonight with their Renaissance Ball. Sounds opulent and packed with music, crafts, performance and the wonderful collection. Free, from 6.30-10pm.
If you're Brockley minded, you might want to support the fundraiser in aid of Bold Vision for Telegraph Hill
. Free to under 18s and suggested £5 (and more if you want to donate) for adults enjoy performances by local artists with music, readings, drama and more. From 7.30pm, St Catherine's Church.
Saturday: Have a walking weekend to round off this astringent January. The Winter Wanders courtesy of London Walks and TfL are running all weekend. There are over thirty walks to choose from on the 7 routes that make up the 350 mile Strategic Walk Network for London with the special addition of 'Walking towards the Games' route taking you out to the Olympic Park. Have a cuppa at ViewTube while you're there.
Sunday: Join the the Lammas Lands Defence Committee World Wetlands Day Walk across Leyton Marshes. Meet 2.15pm, Lea Valley Ice Centre car park. Free.
Or you could volunteer with Thames21 and help clean up House Mill Pond in Bow. 11am-3pm. Please let them know you're coming.
Monday: Flicks or giggles? It's Cigarette Burns cinema time at the Mucky Pup, Islington. This month showing Reanimated. Or try the launch Comedy Song Club at Peter Parkers, Denmark Street - just £3 this week only if you mention Londonist on the door. Showtime 8.30pm.
Tuesday: The Portrait Anatomised is a free public lecture at the Thai Theatre, LSE by artist Susan Aldworth. First come, first served: 6.30-8pm.
Wednesday: The annual Quick Flick World Festival screening party returns to the Roxy from 8pm. For a £3 cover charge you can sample 3 minute films by London filmmakers. In fact, there's still time to submit a film if you've one lurking and want to get it seen.
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