ART: London Art Fair fills Islington's Business Design Centre with modern British and contemporary art for five days from Wednesday. Day tickets are £13 advance or £17 on the door, on Saturday and Sunday it's open from 10am
SNOOKER: Masters Snooker is being played out at Alexandra Palace. Watch the best players in the world pot those balls (or find somewhere to polish your own skills). Booking until Sunday 19. Tickets for afternoon session £15+bkg, all day £25+bkg, sessions at 1pm & 7pm
FOOTBALL: Consult the London Football Guide for a round up of all the local football action taking place this week, including tips on ticket availability and deals and a top 10 fixtures list.
DRY JANUARY: Staying off alcohol this month? Try these booze-free venues.
Saturday 18 January
BEHIND THE SCENES: There are a few tickets left for a tour of Horniman Museum's off site store, the Study Collections Centre. Tickets £10, prebook, 2.30pm
NETBALL: Watch England play Jamaica in the International Netball - Tri Series at Wembley Arena. You can also see England A team play Wales as a warm up show. Tickets \from £17.75-£28.75, prebook, first match 4pm, main event 7pm
WASSAIL: Toast the trees in Rotherhithe at Brunel Museum's Wassail with live music and singing and the Midnight Apothecary on hand to fix you warming concoctions, whether with or without alcohol. Wrap up warm, this one takes place in the garden. Tickets £5.50 inc bkg, prebook, 6.30pm
SINGING: Crouch End Festival Chorus marks its 30th anniversary with a concert at Barbican, premiering new work when my brother fell into the river... alongside some psychedelic sounds. Tickets £12.50-£28, 7.30pm
CEILIDH: Burns Night celebrations start early with the everso popular Ceilidh Club at Hammersmith Town Hall (Friday and Saturday night). Most celebrations are next week, check them out here. Tickets £28.50/£15 +bkg in advance, prebook, get there early to avoid queues, 8pm
Sunday 19 January
CHINESE FESTIVAL: To mark the end of the V&A exhibition Masterpieces of Chinese Painting 700-1900 a Chinese Festival of painting, paper and performance with music, storytelling, dance and crafts takes place at the museum. Free, some performances ticketed - check full listings here, 12-5pm
TYPOGRAPHY: Discover the signage of Dalston with a Type Safari, now partially inside for winter! £20, 6.30pm
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