Things To Do In London Today: Tuesday 23 July 2013

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Haifaa Al-Mansour, Wadjda, 2012


BLOOD: Today’s opportunity to donate blood is at Lambeth Town Hall. Free, see site for terms and conditions

VISUAL THEATRE: Mimetic Festival boasts a variety of cabaret and comedy offerings tonight, including biting wit in Service with a Sneer, satirical songs from Jonny and the Baptists, and a stressed out comedy courtesy of Interrupted. See website for full listings, until 27 July

100 NIGHTS OF COMEDY: Viv Groksop talks about doing 100 comedy gigs in 100 nights, at Stoke Newington Bookshop. £2.50, prebook, 6.30pm

WADJDA: Screening at Institute of Contemporary Arts tonight is Wadjda, a film telling the story of a small Saudi Arabian girl who refuses to be cowed into submission by a male-dominated society. Wadjda is also the first film to be shot entirely in Saudi Arabia, a country that has no cinemas. £10/£8, prebook, 6.30pm

ATTENTION: Witz author Joshua Cohen is talking about attention with Brian Dillion at the London Review Bookshop. £7, prebook, 7pm

GEEKERY: Camden's Black Heart is the setting for tonight's Geek Showoff, a quick-pace evening of talks on geeky subjects, tonight featuring Londonist editor M@ revealing some of London's lesser-known capital facts. Free (but charity donation encouraged), just turn up, 7pm

COMEDY: Free comedy at The Camden Head today with Uncle Henry’s Fantasy Hour. Line-up includes Damien Slash, Twins and Anna Morris. Free, just turn up, 7.30pm

ON THE SPOT: This sounds excellent. Beatboxer Beardyman is at the The Invisible Dot to create a brand new album in an hour, based on audience suggestions. £8, prebook, 7.45pm

PARADISE:LOVE: On their terrace, Oval Space screens PARADISE: Love tonight, a drama film about a European woman who seeks out African boys selling love on Kenya's beaches. £9/£7, prebook, 9pm

COMEDY: If you’re one of the 10m people who’ve viewed Rubberbandits’ song Horse Outside you might be interested to see them at Soho Theatre. Warning: they look terrifying. £10-£20, prebook, 9.30pm

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Good Cause of the Day

The Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon takes places in London on 6 October 2013. Not only does the half marathon take place across a spectacular route, allowing you to mark your progress with some of London's most iconic landmarks, but participants can also fundraise for some fantastic charities. No less than 230 charities have guaranteed race places. See website for full details.

London Connection Puzzle

Your first clue-word of the week is George. You're extremely unlikely to guess the London connection from that, but have a think, and hold out for your second clue-word tomorrow.

London Weather, by Inclement Attlee

Finally. Finally. The weather broke. Expect more rain, thunder and 404 errors.