What’s On In London This Weekend? 12-14 November

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What’s On In London This Weekend? 12-14 November

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

Will you be leaving your party shoes in the bathroom at Bring White Wedding this Saturday? Image by SabineThole via the Londonist Flickrpool.

All weekend:

  • Masterchef Live tempts your tastebuds to Olympia.
  • The London Korean Film Festival continues at the ICA
  • The London Jazz Festival starts today. If you haven't got tickets for the hottest gigs, catch some freebs on the Southbank.
  • Croydon's Are We Here? Festival continues at the Clocktower with Destroydon: help build a model of Croydon and then see it destroyed by Godzilla next week.
  • Friday:

  • The World Press Photo 10 Exhibition opens at the Royal Festival Hall. Free.
  • Go behind the scenes at the Royal College of Surgeons with a late night tour and a squizz at the Hunterian Museum with a drink in hand. Open 6-9pm, tickets for the tour cost £5, booking essential on 020 7869 6560. Entry to the museum only is free, no need to book. 35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3PE
  • Bling it up for a UK garage tribute night in Dalston; 'It's a UKG thing" at Visions 588 Kingsland Road, E8. £4 before 11, £5 after.
  • Saturday:

  • It's the Lord Mayor's Show so don't miss all the ceremonials between Mansion House and the Royal Courts of Justice from 11am. The Bank of England Museum is open on a rare Saturday to celebrate between 11am-5pm. Take the kids along and get them facepainted as Ratty, Mole and Toad from the Wind in the Willows. At 5pm head to Victoria Embankment for some spectacular fireworks. There's also free entry to St Paul's Cathedral with special performances throughout the day.
  • Brian's Winter Wonderland Pop Up Shop opens today at Maiden, 188 Shoreditch High Street E1 6HU with vintage bargains galore till Sunday. Good luck.
  • The Canary Wharf and Westfield ice rinks open today.
  • The best wedding reception in town congas off tonight courtesy of Bring Stuff at 229 Great Portland Street. There will be cava, cake, cheese and pineapple nibbles and wedding DJs, The Feeling, spinning a proper kitsch White Wedding set. From 9.30pm, £10 on the door, £8 in advance. Dress appropriately. Or borrow a wedding dress when you get there.
  • Sunday:

  • The One Taste Festival takes over the Bedford at Balham. Five rooms, three floors, bags of spoken word, music, poetry, dance, food and fun. £12 adv, 1pm till 2am. Buy tickets now.
  • The UK Jewish Film Festival presents New Voices at Soho House; "An evening of short film screenings, schmoozing and boozing." 6.30-10pm, £10.
  • Catch Japanese Cinema at the Barbican with a Directorspective on Takeshi 'Beat' Kitano.
  • Lights! Camera! Improvise! sees comedy impro group the Scat Pack create a unique live movie every week at the New Diorama Theatre. £10/8, 8pm.
  • Other good stuff:

    Don't forget to comb our specialist selections: Get literary with the Book Grocer, artsy with Arts Ahead, rock with Music Choice and scrimp with 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:

    Tastours' Champagne and Sparkling speedTasting is next Saturday at The Theodore Bullfrog, Strand, £40.
  • Get your tickets for A Fluid State: a bonkers food and arts festival on 3-5 December.
  • The Weekend post is sponsored by The Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project

    On November 27th, 2010 - 14 countries will exchange the best of their local nightlife as part of The Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project.

    For your chance to BE THERE the day the world swaps nights, click here.

    Last Updated 12 November 2010