Things To Do In London Today: Friday 29 November 2013

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"To Ultimate Karaoke, and be quick about it!". Jake and Dinos Chapman display their artwork at Serpentine Gallery, details below. © Jake and Dinos Chapman


BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at The Hop Exchange on Southwark Street, Bishopsgate Institute and Hammersmith Town Hall. Free, see site for terms and conditions

ART: "Morality, the history of art and consumer culture" are the themes in Jake and Dinos Chapman's latest exhibition, while  Egyptian artist Wael Shawky navigates the territory between truth and myth, both at Serpentine Gallery. Free, just turn up, until 9 February 2014

ILLUSTRATION: The London Illustration Fair opens today at Hackney Arches for browsers, buyers and art lovers. Free, just turn up, until 1 December

BOOK SIGNING: Bill Bryson’s signing copies of One Summer: America 1927 at Waterstones London Wall. Free, just turn up, from 1pm

START UP: A salon at Institute of Contemporary Arts explores the strategies of start-up spaces and the tools needed to get your project off the ground. £5, prebook, 3pm

MASS DIE-IN: Over 2,000 cyclists, drivers and pedestrians will lie down in front of TfL HQ on Blackfriars Road today in a peaceful protest to make London's roads safer for all users. Free, just turn up, 5pm

REGULAR MUSEUM LATES: See in the weekend with a spot of culture at the British Museum, National Gallery, Tate Modern, or National Portrait Gallery. Free, check websites for closing times and events

WALK: Join Trails of the City for a guided walk seeking out the secrets and scandals of London past in the streets around Oxford Circus. £8/£6, just turn up, 6.30pm

ADORNMENT: Why do we wear what we do? Why do we have jewellery, accessories, technology and tattoos? A special Friday Late at Victoria and Albert Museum focuses on adornment. Free, just turn up, 6.30-10pm

SHORT FILM: Featuring films of 30 minutes or less, The Swedenborg Short Film Festival at Swedenborg Hall screens a selection of short films, with awards being given at the end. Free, prebook, 6.30-9pm

LONDON'S LOGO: The tube roundel is one of London's most distinctive symbols. David Lawrence, author of A Logo for London, guides you through the roundel’s evolution at this London Transport Museum late. £8/£6, just turn up, 6.45pm

MARKET: Christmas comes to Walthamstow with art, design, cake and live music at the E17 Designer's Market. £2 (includes drink), just turn up, 7-10pm (it's on tomorrow too)

ULTIMATE KARAOKE: Love karaoke? Then you might spontaneously combust at Ultimate Karaoke at London's Scala, where Rockaoke, Hip Hop Karaoke and SoulBrew Karaoke join together for a night of throbbing neck veins and missed high notes. £14.06, prebook, 7pm-3am

COMEDY: It's The Big Green Bookshop's last comedy night before Christmas, so they have a cracker for us tonight with Suman Biswas, Katie Lane and Elf Lyons (who we saw earlier this year and loved) on the line up. £5, prebook, 8-11pm

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

NEW SCORES: Notations, a tour where musicians improvise a new score for a film every night, is at Café Oto in Dalston tonight. £8.80, prebook, 8pm

Good Causes of the Day

Fire Hazard creates dramatic, active games on the streets of London and this Sunday you can join its action-packed Citydash in aid of the mental health charity Mind. 20 checkpoints, 60 minutes, three friends to watch your back and six guards who are trying to stop you. Can you make it? £15, prebook, Sunday 1 December at 2pm

London Connection Puzzle

Your clues so far have been RICHARD HANNAY, EDWARD JENNER, ERIC GILL and, today, FALUN GONG. What's the London connection? No need to email in, as we already have a winner.

From the Archive

Want to get some peace and quiet this weekend? Here are our top 10 peaceful places in London. And if you want to mull over what could have been during your quiet time, then we recommend our guide to London's unbuilt towers and skyscrapers.

London Weather by Inclement Attlee

Somewhat breezy, with wind speeds similar to those from a hand-dryer clogged with potato waffle. The grey clouds should thin out a little, like pancake mix in an over-sized frying pan. In summary: a strangely culinary forecast, with moderate croutons.