Things To Do In London Today: Wednesday 5 June 2013

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BLOOD: Today's opportunities to donate blood are at The Hop Exchange on Southwark Street and City Temple on Holborn Viaduct. Free, just turn up, see site for terms and conditions

BOLD BRIGHT ART: Gary Hume and Patrick Caulfield are two British artists associated with the Pop Art movement, and work by both is on display at Tate Britain from today. £14.50/£12.50, just turn up, until 1 September

SCULPTURE: Sculpture Season at Grant Museum of Zoology starts today, with students from the Slade School of Fine Art at UCL invited to create works in response to the museum's collection. The brief is wide so expect a variety of works. Free, just turn up between 1-5pm, until 31 August

BEER: Strongroom Bar in Shoreditch hosts a five-day beer festival in its courtyard. This year, with added cheese. Over 40 beers and ciders will be on offer and cheese-lovers can munch their way through the cheese-stalls or attend a beer-and-cheese-pairing masterclass. Free, just turn up, until 9 June

1.3KM ART: The Red Bull Collective Art Exhibition arrives in London today. More than 2,000 original pieces of artwork from around the world come together to form a 1.3km ‘collective art’ exhibition in the Red Bull Studios by London Bridge. Free, just turn up, until 7 June

FLEA CIRCUS: Fleas riding bicycles, fighting duels and pulling chariots. Roll-up as Tim Cockerill, zoologist and slideshow performer, delves into the phenomenon of the flea circus and shows you previously unseen footage of fleas in action, at Grant Museum of Zoology. Free, just turn up, 6.30pm

RAIN OF POEMS: Holly Hopkins, Malika Booker, Chris McCabe, Karen McCarthy Woolf and Kirsten Irving read at the launch of Rain of Poems at the Southbank Centre. £8, prebook, 6.30pm

SEX AND DISSECTION: Not two things you necessarily want to combine, but Dr Simon Chaplin leads this illustrated lecture at the Last Tuesday Society on the sexual undertones of the anatomy schools in Georgian London. £7, prebook, 7pm

MUSIC PERFORMANCE: Head to Kings Place tonight for a joint performance by world music group 33a and the Polish fiddle-led quintet Vołosi. £14.50/£9.50, prebook for cheaper tickets, 7.15pm

UKRANIAN LITERATURE: The Dash Cafe, English PEN and the British Ukrainian Society present a literary evening with Oksana Zabuzhko at Rich Mix. Free, just turn up, 7.30pm

COMEDY: Be still our beating hearts! Both Adam Riches and Nick Mohammed are guests of The Pin at Leicester Square Theatre £8, prebook, 8.30pm

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Good Cause of the Day
On 6 June, the Brunei Gallery hosts a charity evening in aid of the UK-Sri Lanka Trauma Group, made up of mental health professionals and other interested parties. The group addresses the psychological impact of trauma in Sri Lanka. At this event, photographer Stephen Champion will be exhibiting and discussing his work – a photographic portrayal of post-war Sri Lanka. £5 donation on the door, just turn up, 6pm

Random Little Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Londonist
We once wrote a book. It's true. Back in 2006, we put together The London Collection, a kind of trivia guide to the capital, with plenty of nuggets you won't find in other such books. Only one of the five authors still writes for Londonist, and he contributed under pseudonym. Hence, nobody really knows about it. After receiving rave reviews ("A joy", "daft but diverting bog literature"...), it disappeared with little trace. You can still get it from Amazon.

London Weather, by Inclement Atlee
Picture the sun, at a party with some other suns. He'd like to chill, but he can't. He's the sun. But suddenly  Feelin' Hot Hot Hot comes on the stereo. The sun, and the other suns, form a line, parading through the party in a quasi-stellar version of the conga, feelin' hot, hot, hot. That's what the forecast looks like for the next few days.