Skyride 2009 by McTumshie via the Londonist Flickrpool
Feeling the pinch? Having fun is still a cinch.
Tonight: It's a First Thursday so there's a plethora of free art available in east London after work.
Poker in the Park returns to Leicester Square this afternoon from 4pm, free admission (but take care not to lose your shirt).
Friday: The Swedenborg Society start a series of free screenings themed on Images of the Afterlife in Cinema beginning with Jacob's Ladder at 6pm.
Tate Britain's Late "The Real Thing" explores the "emerging philosophical paradigm of Speculative Realism and its impact on contemporary art practice." Um... there will also be a bar.
Saturday: Celebrate the reclamation of Brockley Common with a free public party featuring a ukelele jam, walkabout and gardening stuff, midday till 6pm.
Mosey down Jermyn Street and feel terribly British with their on the street garden party between midday and 5pm with catwalk shows, Martini making, cigar rolling, puppet show, market and classical music.
Sunday: Get on your bike cos this Sunday is for cycling.
The Urban Green Fair in Brockwell Park offers workshops, talks, a spoken word marquee, climate camp, solar cinema, local summer feast and kids activities between 11am-7pm. Free admission but donations welcome.
Monday: Join a guided cycle ride round the E17 Art Trail at 5.45pm.
Tuesday: Book in advance for the Tastour Tease! mini wine tasting and it's just £5 ticket. Takes place at The Wine Tun, 2-6 Cannon Street EC4M 6XX between 6.30-9.30pm (but stay and get pissed if you can afford it!) Includes one glass of Davy's #1 red or white wine and a tutored wine tasting.
Wednesday: Try comedy speed dating at Up The Creek, Greenwich. It's during the Greenwich Comedy Festival so fingers crossed, your ideal comedy loving date will show up. If not, well, you'll have a laugh at the half time stand-up at least. £5, 8 for 8.30pm.