Things To Do In London Today: Wednesday 14 August 2013

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Gizzi Erksine cooks up a storm at Skate King's Cross today, details below.

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CAMDEN FRINGE: Camden Fringe continues with many excellent and varied acts to see. For a performance with a difference, try Paolo Ferrari's Live and Al Dente. His venue, The Etrusco Bar by Mornington Crescent, has unexpectedly shut down, meaning the remainder of his performances will take place...outside the venue. £4, just turn up, 8.30pm

ART: Even if you haven't heard of Dutch graphic artist Dick Bruna, you may well have heard of his most famous creation, Miffy. To mark his 60 years in the biz, the cafe at Foyles Charing Cross hosts an exhibition of his work. Free, just turn up, until 29 August

BOOKS: Two simultaneous events at Waterstones Piccadilly. First is the launch of Russian Book of the Month, which is The Spectre of Alexander Wolf by Gaito Gazdanov, where you can hear a panel of experts talk about it. Second, children’s authors RJ Palacio, Laura Jarrett and Sally Gardner discuss how they celebrate difference in their novels. Both events £5/£3, just turn up, 6.30pm

ROLLER DISCO: Food writer and presenter Gizzi Erksine takes over the diner at Skate King's Cross, so roller disco-goers can enjoy treats such as truffled beer cheese while skating to a live rock band. £26.67, prebook, 6.30pm

FASHION: Fashion Exposed at Rich Mix is an annual charity fashion show, with an aim is to bring all the different art forms together for young people to express their talents, poetry and of course, fashion. Free, just turn up, 7pm

MALE MODELS: Institute of Contemporary Arts screens Daddy and the Muscle Academy — a documentary film around the story of artist Tom of Finland, who creates vivid, and often fetishised, portraits of male models. £10/£8, prebook, 7pm

POETRY SLAM: It’s heat one of the Roundhouse Poetry Slam. Judges John Berkavitch, Daniel Cockrill, Stephanie Dogfoot, Zena Edwards, Kat Francois and Polarbear assess some of the country’s best young performance poets. £4, prebook, 7.30pm

SUPERHEROES: Cabaret Roulette at Madame Jojo's is a new type of cabaret experience, in which eight established artists of disparate styles are given two months in which to create a new act based on a theme chosen by the audience. Tonight's theme: Superheroes. £15/£12/£10, prebook for cheaper tickets, 8pm

TONGUE FU: Sharp-tongued poets, storytellers and comedians are Tongue Fu‘s guests at London Wonderground on the South Bank. £12.50, prebook, 9.15pm

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Good Cause of the Day

Singer-songwriter Melissa James performs a specially planned Gig in a Gallery tonight to raise money for the Small Steps Project — a charity dedicated to supporting children around the world who live on rubbish dumps and survive through scavenging. Melissa fuses her love of blues, folk, jazz and soul into her music, and the performance will take place at Canvas in Wimbledon Village. £6, prebook, 7pm

London Connection Puzzle

Yesterday's clue-word was TERESA. Today we give you GIACOMO. What's the London connection? Email matt@londonist.com if you think you've got the answer.

From Londonist’s Archive

A couple of ye olde London videos for you. In 2011, we posted a rare video where you can see 1920s London in colour, and another where we skip forward a few decades for a driving tour of London in the 1950s.

London Weather by Inclement Attlee

In honour of the spying bins of London, today's weather forecast is written in invisible ink. To find out what the weather gods have in store, simply rub lemon juice into the blank space below. iOS and Blackberry users can also use apple or blackberry juice. Android users — your device is not supported.