What's On In London This Weekend? 2-4 July

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What's On In London This Weekend? 2-4 July

Celebrating the launch of the Mazda Thrillseekers campaign.

What are you up to this weekend? Try our judicious picks for 48 hours of London weekend leisure time

Friday: Devilishly good cabaret is double decking up at the Soho Theatre tonight and we recommend both shows to you. First up, Sarah Louise Young does her outrageous character comedy songs as Cabaret Whore (8pm, £12). Then the devilish, deranged, filthy and fabulous Bourgeios and Maurice take the late night slot at 9.30 with their new show, Shedding Skin (£17.50). Be amused, shocked, appalled and leave wanting more - do both, we dare you.

Saturday: Liked the Skin exhibition at the Wellcome Collection? If you fancy adding a dose of fiction to your science, pop along tomorrow afternoon to meet author Michelle Lovric, whose latest novel is The Book of Human Skin, tracing the struggle for survival of a young 18th century Venetian girl against the machinations of her brother - as well as lots and lots of flesh (2.30pm, free).

There are still some tickets available for Wireless 2010 in Hyde Park - Saturday only - if you want to see LCD Soundsystem, 2manydjs, Snoop Dogg, UNKLE, New Young Pony Club and more (£85, 2-10.30pm).

Sunday: Comedy buffs can laugh all afternoon at Jokes Newington in N16 with 20 acts previewing their full Edinburgh Festival shows across 2 venues between 12-8pm.

If period dress is more your thing, powder your hair and frock up in Rococo finery for an 18th century style picnic in the gardens of Chiswick House, Burlington Lane, W4 from 1pm. Brought to you by Nehelenia Patterns; hint, if you're nifty with the sewing needle they can probably help you with a pattern for your outfit. Meet on the lawn behind Chiswick House - RSVP on Facebook.

Thinking ahead to next week already? How about booking yourself on a unicycle workshop next Saturday at London Transport Museum? There are sessions for kids and adults and the cost includes general admission to the Museum (£5/10/15).

Check out our regular literary, music, arts and cheap recommendations of things to do and browse our latest food and drink content for gastronomic inspiration.

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Last Updated 02 July 2010