Say yah boo sucks to the post-Christmas pinch and January blues. Revel in austerity with some cheap and cheerful entertainment.
Tonight: Holly and ivy meets in conflagration between 4-5pm in the front garden of the Geffrye Museum, marking the definite end of Christmas (free).
The Nunnery shows off the Balfron Project, mural sized photograph tonight between 6.30-9pm.
Friday: If you're not at work, discover Monteverdi at Christ Church Spitalfields on the final day of Spitalfields Music Winter Festival. Starts 10.30am, free but please book.
The London Short Film Festival opens tonight with a party at the ICA (free entry).
Saturday: Forget the gym, try South Asian dance for free at the British Museum. Take the kids, make a day of it: sessions at 11.30am, 12.30pm and 1.30pm.
Sunday: Dancers and musicians from Trinity Laban interpret what might be the first ever graphic score, December 1952 by Earle Browne in the Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall. Free performances at 11.30am, 2pm and 3.30pm.
Monday: Watch Fowlers Molly Dancers do their Plough Monday dancing in Greenwich: starting at Asburnham Arms, 25 Ashburnham Grove, SE10 8UH Meet from 7.30pm to dance at 8pm, moving on to The Morden Arms, 1 Brand St, SE10 8SP Dance at 8.45pm, and winding up at Richard the First, 52-54 Royal Hill, SE10 8RT Dance at 9.30pm. Free but you might feel inclined to buy them a drink.
Tuesday: Hoopla Impro runs Stand Up For The First Time which claims to be the friendliest open mic night for comedy improvisers in town. Free to the audience, unless you want to make an optional donation to the beer and wine fund. At the Miller, 96 Snowsfield Road, London Bridge SE1 3SS from 8pm.
Wednesday: Hopefully more laughs with the Absolutely Free Comedy Night at the Queens Head, Denman Street W1 with 4 acts trying new material from 8.30pm.
Image by myrtlemount via the Londonist Flickrpool.