This Week's Top Dates: Concerts, Comedy, Circus, Cult Cinema And Cider

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This Week's Top Dates: Concerts, Comedy, Circus, Cult Cinema And Cider

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Live by the Lake at Kenwood

Charm Your Date with an Al Fresco Concert

Impress your partner with an al fresco concert by Kenwood House this weekend. Live by the Lake has all you need for some outdoor romance: Hampstead Heath, great London views, top music from the likes of Suede, British Sea Power, Keane, Laura Mvula or the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, depending on the date. If music be the food of love, etc…

Show Me the Funny with a Trip to the Donmar

Show off your cultured side with a theatrical date at the Donmar’s latest hit show: The Same Deep Water As Me. Our critic said, “It’s rare a play provokes one to laugh incessantly, sometimes uncontrollably.” And we all know how sexy a sense of humour is, so perhaps this is the perfect play to show off your funny bone. Plan ahead, and you might even bag one of the Donmar’s brilliant £10 front row seats.

Try Sexy Fancy Dress at Frightfest

This week, the 14th annual Film4 Frightfest lumbers its zombie limbs and severed heads into the Empire cinema in Leicester Square for five packed days of premieres, previews, personal appearances, signings and surprises. Courting someone squeamish? Take them along and bravely put your arm around them as they cower from the horror and gore on show. Or, if your date’s more robust, you can always make an impression with a sexy goth costume…

Explore the Amazing Properties of Apples at Ciderfest

Popular tradition holds that Adam and Eve lost their innocence over an apple in the Garden of Eden. You and your date could get similarly experienced (ahem) at Ciderfest over the Bank Holiday weekend. Head to The Alma on Newington Green Road for a celebration of all things cider and perry this weekend, with an accompanying line-up of DJs and musicians including folk artist Sam Brookes and Reggae Roast DJ Adam Prescott.

Embrace Variety at the Haydaze Weekender

If variety is the spice of (your love) life, you'll find it at Proud Camden's Haydaze Weekender. Not sure what your new squeeze is into? Here you can offer them a pop-up Vinyl Record stall, a Vintage clothes boutique, a Silent film club, a Psychic Reading booth and a Tie-Dye workshop. There'll also be variety circus performers and traditional daytime entertainment "with a modern twist". In the evenings, the venue is promising concerts from than 50 bands across four stages and a marathon DJ set from MTV's Laura Whitmore.

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Last Updated 21 August 2013