What's On In London This Weekend? 29-31 October

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What's On In London This Weekend? 29-31 October

What are you up to this weekend? Here's a round up of recommendations and a smattering of suggestions to help you make the most of your 48 hours leisure time.

Ganesh and Nelson from Diwali on the Square 2008 by Daniel_C_C
All weekend:

  • Our Halloween and Day of the Dead recommendations should keep you in macabre mode most of the weekend but for less morbid activities... read on.
  • Get your chew of choice made at Bombas and Parr's Artisanal Chewing Gum Factory at Whiteleys until Sunday.
  • The Relentless Freeze Festival brings skiing and snowboarding to Battersea Power Station. Unlikely, yes, but true. Day tickets £36, weekend tickets £86.
  • Friday:

  • Last chance to catch the Spaghetti Western Orchestra at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre tonight, 7.30pm (£16-25).
  • Can you Be Honourable? Let Josie Long persuade you.
  • Marvel at the Darwin Centre After Dark at the Natural History Museum. Free, open till 10pm. View the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition while you're there - book tickets in advance, £8.
  • Oxjam continues with 'Nightmare on Great Portland Street' at the 229 Venue at 229, Great Portland Street, London. Admission is £7, all proceeds go to Oxfam and tickets are available now.
  • The Swedenborg Short Film Festival screens submissions on the theme of heaven and hell tonight (6.30-9pm) and tomorrow (12-4pm) at The Society building on Bloomsbury Way. Free.
  • Late at the V&A tonight is Catching Shadows, an evening honouring the silhouette. Free, till 10pm.
  • Saturday:

  • Take some kids to see the Moomins at the London Children's Film Festival which starts today at Barbican. 10am, £10/8, age 4+.
  • Visit the Nepalese Fair Trade Market in Spitalfields
  • Join the NFL fan rally in Trafalgar Square and try out your long suppressed cheerleader moves (hold back on the Glee routines though - there's a time and place for everything)
  • Brent celebrates Diwali on Ealing Road from 2pm with fireworks in Barham Park around 8.30pm.
  • Venn Street Market in Clapham has a beer festival and celebrates its own apple day with seasonal ciders from 10am right through till Sunday tea time.
  • Sunday:

  • It's NFL day at Wembley with a warm up tailgate party in the arena followed by the big game - San Francisco 49ers vs Denver Broncos in the legendary stadium at 5pm.
  • Frock Me Vintage Fashion Fair inhabits Chelsea Town Hall, Kings Road, SW3 between 11am-5pm, £4.
  • Trafalgar Square will be full of light for the Mayor's free official Diwali celebrations between 2-6.30pm.
  • Other good stuff:

    Comb our specialist selections for all things literary in the Book Grocer, show openings and closings in Arts Ahead, gigs galore in Music Choice and things for when you're skint in London on the Cheap.

    You can also browse all latest arts and events features and salivate over our latest food and drink content for gastronomic inspiration.

    Booking ahead:

    Get tickets for A Fluid State: one of London's most inventive food festivals, happening weekend of 3-5 December 2010. Buy now.

    What are you doing? Let us know in the comments. And have a stonking time.

    Last Updated 29 October 2010