Things To Do In London Today: Friday 14 June 2013

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BLOOD: Today's opportunities to donate blood are at Stoll in Fulham and City Temple on Holborn Viaduct. Free, see site for terms and conditions

OCCUPY LONDON: Occupy London holds a people's assembly and non-violent protest at a symbolic location near Canary Wharf today (exact location to be announced beforehand), as part of the Stop G8 London week of action. Free, just turn up, from 12.30pm

HAIR ART: Yes. Art made of hair. Apparently hair jewellery was particularly popular from the late 17th century, reaching its peak in the Victorian era. Learn about its history in this workshop class, before trying out the techniques yourself. Students must bring their own hair to use (!), but all other materials will be provided. £50, prebook, 1-5pm

POP-UP CINEMA: The Great Hall on Leyton High Road offers a free pop-up cinema experience today, with a family viewing of Finding Nemo followed by a screening of Alfred Hitchcock's North By Northwest. Free, prebook, 5pm and 8pm

MUSEUM LATES: Unwind after work with a spot of culture at the British Museum, National Gallery or National Portrait Gallery. Free, check websites for closing times and events

JAPANESE LITERATURE: Japanese author Masashi Matsuie is in conversation with Michael Emmerlich at the London Review Bookshop ahead of their World Literature Event later this month, focusing on Japan. £10, prebook, 7pm

MEMENTO MORI: Art historian Karen Bachmann explores the historical development of the memento mori in this talk as part of The Last Tuesday Society's lecture series. £7, prebook, 7pm

PARTY LIKE IT'S 1929: Live swing music, dancing lessons, cabaret performances, cocktail quaffing...1929 has it going on, apparently. Join Herr Kettner's Kabaret on Soho for a slice of the decadent, aristocratic life. £20 (or £65 with three course dinner included), prebook, from 7pm

COMEDY: Deborah Frances-White’s comedy/storytelling show Half a Can of Worms is at the Etcetera Theatre. £10/£8, prebook, 7.30pm

POETRY READINGS: Winners of this year’s Eric Gregory Award read at The Bell on Middlesex Street, plus Roddy Lumsden. £5, just turn up, 7.45pm

IMPROV: Slapdash International Improv Festival lines up The Republic, Dogville and Shannon and Alan at The Nursery Theatre, SE1. £7, prebook, 8pm

LIGHTSHOW: Want to see UCL’s portico bathed in coloured light while enjoying a free bar and BBQ? Then head along for what the organisers describe as a ‘psychedelic thermal performance visualisation’. Free, prebook, from 8pm

ROLLER SKATE: The Friday Night skate starts at Wellington Arch. Anyone who feels competent on skates is welcome to join. Free, just turn up, 8pm

A BIT OF EVERYTHING: Join The Friday League tonight for an evening of animation, film, dance, mime, music and installation. Cheap drinks too, apparently. £5 in advance or before 9.30pm, prebook, 8.30pm

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Good Cause of the Day
Help KaraokeBox fundraise for Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity on Monday 17 June by popping along to their Smithfield branch for a night of karaoke, auctions, great prizes and special guests. Diana Vickers will be performing as a special guest and all proceeds will go towards Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity. Free, RSVP to guarantee entry, Monday 17 June from 7pm

London Puzzle of the Week
Your final clue-word of the week is NICK. Your previous clues were ROGER, DAVID and MICHAEL. What's the London connection?

London Weather, by Inclement Atlee
'Free tarot readings' is a corner of the internet I've never previously explored. But having announced that the next few forecasts will be made using mystical methods rather than scientific meteorology, divining London's weather through the use of the card deck seemed like a good idea. Here's a six-card reading for today's skies:

Unfortunately, I navigated away from the page without reading the proper interpretation, so I've had to work it out for myself. As you can clearly see from the jaundiced Apollo, it's going to be sunny, at least for a sixth of the day. It also seems to be blue skies all the way if you're an owl-carrying lawyer, or, like Mr Paris there, have three girlfriends and an apple to choose from, but much cloudier if you're a fool. The magician's just dicking around...I'm not really sure what he has to offer vis-a-vis the weather — what type of conjurer doesn't even have sleeves? I'm also not sure what a 'Hierophant' is, but he looks kind of cool with that rock salute, and he also seems to augur sunshine. Yeah, we're inviting him to Friday night drinks. Rock on, everybody, and have a sunny weekend.

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Puzzle of the week - they are the first names of the current and previous three Lord Mayors of London !