Arts Ahead: What’s On in London 25–31 January

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Arts Ahead: What’s On in London 25–31 January

What's new and exciting on London's cultural calendar for the rest of January.

Our top recommendation this week is Sadler's Wells Sampled, which comes to London's premier dance house this weekend. You can see bite-sized dance performances and workshops in everything from flamenco and ballet to hip hop and contemporary dance. Performers include Balletboyz, American Ballet Theatre, ZooNation and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Prices start at £6.

Be There First: London Shows Opening

King Lear opens at the Roundhouse tonight, as part of the RSC's Winter Season at the venue. Tomorrow, Du Goudron Et Des Plumes takes inspiration from the story Of Mice And Men and turns it into a physical play combining circus, acrobatics, music and more. From Monday, Alex Horne's hit jazz production, The Horne Section, comes to the Lyric Theatre.

Lucrezia Borgia is this week's opera pick: opening at the London Coliseum on Monday.

The Best View of Heaven is from Hell comes to the Idea Generation Gallery from Wednesday: photographs by a former soldier of the Afghan National Police.

On Friday, you can see Most Wanted: Richard Phillips' new exhibition of oil paintings of celebrities including Miley Cyrus and Robert Pattinson at the White Cube Hoxton Square. Alternatively there are two big new shows opening at the Whitechapel Gallery from Saturday: John Stezaker's collages and Bethan Huws' watercolour drawings, wall texts and installation.

And there are a couple of nice things on offer for little londonists this week. From tomorrow, you can go on a Bear Hunt at the Rose Theatre in Kingston. Or try new exhibition Food Glorious Food at the V&A Museum of Childhood from Saturday.

Last Chance To See: London Shows Closing

Tomorrow is your last chance to see the two Hamlets currently appearing in London: both the RSC's production for younger audiences at the Roundhouse and Rory Kinnear's acclaimed performance at the National cease "to be" on Wednesday night. La Bohème closes at the London Coliseum on Thursday.

Ecological satire Flesh and Blook & Fish And Fowl closes at the Barbican on Saturday, as does Midsummer at the Tricycle, and Master Class at Richmond Theatre.

Sunday is your last chance to see Little Angel Puppet Theatre's Alice in Wonderland, Cirque Du Soleil's Totem at the Royal Albert Hall, and We're Going on a Bear Hunt at the Rose in Kingston.

Art shows GSK Contemporary – Aware: Art Fashion Identity at the Royal Academy and John Pawson – Plain Space at the Design Museum also close on Sunday. If we've missed anything, let us know in the comments below.

Last Updated 25 January 2011