Arts Ahead: What's On In London 30 March-5 April

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Last Updated 30 March 2010

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 30 March-5 April


Picadilly Revisited at the Royal Opera House: music and film exploring the life and loves of Hollywood's first Chinese film star, Anna May Wong

With a few work-free days over Easter, chances are you might be looking for something cultural and entertaining to do in our fair city. Here are some pointers. Feel free to add your own in the comments below.

Be There First: London Shows OpeningBallet Nacional de Cuba's production of Swan Lake opens at the London Coliseum tonight. And if you're hoping to catch superstar dancer Carlos Acosta, you'll have to be picky with your dates: he's on tonight and 1, 7 and 8 April. Good luck.Also opening tonight is Bedroom Farce at the Duke of York's Theatre, Peter Hall's production of Alan Ayckbourn's comedy on suburban marriage. At the Linbury Studio in the Royal Opera House you can see Piccadilly Revisited tonight and tomorrow. It sounds like it'll be a fascinating exploration of the life and loves of Hollywood's first Chinese film star, Anna May Wong. And you can see Mark Ravenhill's Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat at the Union Theatre from tonight (we'll bring you a review as soon as we can).If you're entertaining kids over the Easter weekend, check out Aracaladanza's Clouds, part of Sadler's Wells' Family Weekend from Friday. Alternatively, you might like Greenwich Children's Theatre Festival (drama, puppetry, poetry, fairytales, magic, music and workshops with a timely Alice in Wonderland element) which starts tomorrow.For exhibitions and arty recommendations, A Garden Within Doors: Plants and Flowers in the Home opens at the ever-interesting Geffrye Museum today. David Adjaye: Urban Africa and Sustainable Futures - Can Design Make a Difference? both open at the supercool Design Museum tomorrow. From Thursday, we recommend Storm Thorgerson: Right But Wrong at the Idea Generation Gallery: an exhibition by the designer behind Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon album cover, and albums by other bands including Muse, 10cc and Led Zep.And for those of you who love to check out recent refurbs on London's museums, don't miss the Leighton House Collection, which opens on Saturday. The studio/home of Victorian artist Lord Leighton, Leighton House Museum in Holland Park Road reopens following a £1.6m spring clean.Last Chance to See: London Shows ClosingSaturday is your last chance to see Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the New Wimbledon Theatre, The Gods Weep at Hampstead Theatre (if you're brave enough!), The Sanctuary Lamp at the Arcola Theatre, and the star-studded Waiting for Godot at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.Suburbia at the London Transport Museum closes on Sunday. Catch it while you can, we thought it was ace.