The weekend post is sponsored by Walk London
- Alchemy festival begins at Southbank Centre on Friday with a free fashion show 'Calligraphy in Motion' and a packed programme of events exploring South Asian culture.
- London Independent Film Festival starts Friday, screening micro-budget and no budget indie films at the Roxy and Shortwave until 24 April.
- Scramble for tickets to the King and the Minotaur subterranean art/performance/cocktail melange at Mornington Crescent.
- Try OperaShots — brand new short contemporary opera (they've had good reviews so far) at Linbury Studio, downstairs at Royal Opera House, Friday and Saturday 7.45pm, tickets £9.70-£20.40.
- Join us on the Royal Wedding pub crawl from 3pm.
- La Linea music festival sees Ojos de Brujo with special guests at Barbican for a special 10th anniversary show — flamenco fused with hip hop, funk, punk and other streetsounds. From 7.30pm, £12-22.
- Look Mum No Hands is 1! They're having a party at their place from 7pm, then over to Nomad till way late.
- Beautiful Bush Hall plays host to Josie Long and friends from 7.30pm. Tickets £12.50.
- Take a blanket to Greenwich Dance at Borough Hall, Greenwich for a contemporary dance performance involving local people and pros inspired by the Arctic conditions of Aomori, in Northern Japan. Tickets are £10 or 'pay what you can afford'. 7.45pm (also, 3.30pm on Saturday).
- Run Riot sadly tell us it's Shunt's last night at 42-44 Bermondsey Street. Go and have a drink with them as they close the doors for the final time: 7.30pm-3am, tickets £10. We hope they'll be back with a new home very soon.
- It's Record Store Day. Go flipping through the racks in your favourite independent record shop. Show them you care.
- The Vintage Kilo sale proposition is this: "mix and match items from the 60s-80s and pay for them per kilo. No matter whether it's dresses and a pair of jeans, retro tees, jackets or skirts, 1kg is £15. Result." Come to the Rag Factory, 16-18 Heneage Street, E1 5LJ between 11am-4pm. £1 admission.
- The Hunt for Happy is a treasure hunt in central London with all proceeds going to the Samaritans. Look at the Facebook event for more info or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get in on the action.
- Museum of London have a pop up archaeology exhibition at St Martin's Courtyard, Covent Garden. It's of stuff excavated from the new development site. Today, there's a workshop on Saxon Life between 12-4pm with MoL experts on hand to talk about found objects and the ancient history of the area.
- Vaisakhi celebrations fill Cabot Square, Canary Wharf between 2-5pm with Bhangra music and dancing, Sikh martial arts and (don't tell everyone) free traditional food.
- As the Queensday crowds drift away from Trafalgar Square towards De Hems, the Anti-Cuts Protestors move in for another 24 hour occupation. Here's how to join them.
- Ceilidh to raise funds for the Campaign Against Climate Change at The Others, Manor Road, Stoke Newington N16 5SA. From 7.30pm. Tickets £10.
- It's the final final of the Place Prize finals. Who will win the £35,000? Be at Robin Howard Dance Theatre, 8pm. Tickets £25.
- Spoonfed say there's "another huge night of hip-hop tinged goodness" as Soundcrash returns to XOYO, Cowper Street, Hoxton EC2 with "some of the best and most interesting DJs/live acts on the scene", including Ghostpoet. 9pm-3am. Tickets £12 adv, £16 on the door.
- It's Marathon Day! Interactive route map here and spectator guide here. We'll bring you a list of pubs along the marathon route later today, if you want to sit and drink while others slog their guts out. Or stay in bed with a creme egg and watch it on telly.
- The Muff Market launches today (steady...) combining old fashioned jumble with high street fashion, independent sellers, art, bric a brac, cheap drinks and more. At 4th Floor West, 255-259 Commercial Road E1 from midday, with live music and a knees up at 7pm
- The 7th Annual Zine Symposium sets up at the Rag Factory, E1 between 12-6pm celebrating zines, small press, comix and DIY culture. Free entry.
- It's also Scrabble Sunday. London Word Festival's free and open tournament at the Pembury Tavern, Hackney starts at 3pm.
Other good stuff:
- New! The Week in Geek
- Feeling the pinch? Use London on the Cheap
- Got a way with words? Consult the Book Grocer
- Get the giggles with our comedy selection
- Cultural openings and closings this week in Arts Ahead
- Going to a gig? Check Music Choice
- Life is a cabaret old chum. Come to the cabaret.
- Ideas for family friendly activities this Easter.
- watch the Royal Wedding and where to partake of the revels.
The Weekend Post is brought to you by Walk London, championing seven amazing walking routes around London. For ideas and inspiration on exploring the capital on foot, visit the Walk London website or visit them on Facebook.