Things To Do In London This Weekend: 15-16 February 2014

Catch a film underneath Vauxhall Village's railway arches, details below.

All weekend

EXTREME NATURE: Horniman Museum's new exhibition, Extremes, opens on Saturday, looking at how animals and plants survive in extreme conditions. £6.60/£3.30, prebook, until 2 November

GREECE: The Hellenic Centre in Paddington hosts a weekend of documentaries about the modernisation of post-war Greece. Free, prebook, 1.15pm & 3.15pm both days

VALENTINE-Y VAUXHALL: No no, Valentine's isn't over yet. But that's ok when the event in question is a pop-up cinema underneath Vauxhall Village's railway arches. Choose from films Moonrise Kingdom, Lost in Translation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Brief Encounter, Breakfast at Tiffany's and Casablanca. £7.50, prebook, times vary

MUSIC & FILM: The Ealing Music & Film Valentine Festival continues this weekend with a packed schedule of aural and visual treats. We especially like the sound of an Ealing Studious tour on Saturday and a talk by rock'n'roll bigwig Pete Townshend, of The Who fame, on Sunday. See website for full details

LISTED HOMES: Are you a listed property owner? Get advice on how to manage your property during the Listed Property Show, taking place at London Olympia this weekend. Free, prebook

FREE: Saving those pennies? London is a great city for free events – take a look at our recently updated Free London page for a map of where frugal fun can be found in the capital

Saturday 15 February

PHOTOGRAPHY: For keen photographers, a Going Pro Workshop is being held at St Matthews Conference Centre, offering help to develop a portfolio, find clients, and more. £95, prebook, 9am

WILDLIFE: Join Stoke Newington East Reservoir for an Open Day offering guided bird watching walks, wildlife bingo and free hot drinks. Free, just turn up, 10am-3pm

FAMILY FUN: The Royal Institution hosts Family Fun Day: Life Fantastic, a day of drop-in talk, activities and events aimed at 6-12 year olds and their families. £12/£6, prebook, 11am

FOOD TOUR: Top punning with the For Batter or Wurst walking food tour, stopping to pick up many delicacies along the historic route from Tower hill to Borough Market. £55 (includes food and drink), prebook, 11am

HACKNEY HISTORY: Take in some history with the Heart of Hackney Walk. Trace Hackney's past from Saxon settlement to city borough, with its rich diversity forged by 400 years of immigration. The walk includes a visit to Hackney Museum, and to the roof of the 13th century St. Augustine's Tower for the view. £8, prebook, 11am

BEER: Cheers to the arrival of another weekend with a pop-up ale and meet-the-brewer event in Wanstead, or a daytime crawl around eight of the best pubs in N8 and N4. See here for more details (and for other upcoming beery fun in London)

ARTY FAMILY: Winter Family Day at the Whitechapel Gallery aims to bring families together and keep them entertained with a variety of art making and spoken word activities. Free, prebook, 12-4pm

ROMANTIC MOVIES: Keep the Valentine's Day romance alive with the London Romantic Movie Tour. Visit the famous blue door from Notting Hill and the church from the Love Actually wedding scene, as well as sights from Bridget Jones, About Time and Atonement. £25/£18, prebook, 2pm

WOLK: Folk in Motion, a community interest company that works to involve wheelchair users in adapted forms of traditional dance. Today, head to Cecil Sharp House to watch a 'Wolk' performance - a fusion of folk and street dance. Free, just turn up, 2.30-4pm

LOVE DUNGEON: Plague-ridden alleys, mysterious murders and the dark history of London. Blow away the fuzzy loveballs of Valentine's Day with London Dungeon's Love to Hate, special late-night event. £15-£25, prebook, 6.45pm

SEX APPEAL: Hosted by Al Murray, the third Sex Appeal charity comedy night at Bloomsbury Theatre has a fantastic line-up and all proceeds go to Brook, the only national voluntary organisation providing free and confidential sexual health advice and services for under 25s. £18.50+bf, prebook, 7pm

PARTY TRICKS: Can you kill someone in a space the size of a telephone box? This is one of the skills being taught at Shunt Artists Party Skills For The End Of The World workshop. £11, prebook, 8pm

STRANGER LOVE: Get hitched to a complete stranger at Shotgun Weddings' Valentine's Party at The Underdog Gallery. The ceremonies, not recognised by the law or any religious groups, marry two strangers every hour. £8/£10, prebook, 8pm

COMEDY: This week's Saturday Night Comedy Show at Comedy Cafe Theatre features Sean Meo, Peter Beckley and Brian Higgins. £9.50/£12, prebook, 8pm

Sunday 16 February

NEW FOOD: Nuno Mendes has been announced as Executive Chef at Chiltern Firehouse, which opens today as part of a new Marylebone hotel, serving modern food with American influences.

FASHION: Chelsea Town Hall goes vintage, with thousands of clothes from past years on sale. The event is called Frock Me and brings together some of the biggest vintage traders in town. £4, prebook, 11am

GUIDED WALK: Fancy a walk ... in a cemetery? Then head to Tower Hamlet Cemetery, which is also a Local Nature Reserve, for a free guided walk. Free, just turn up, 2pm

LGBT: Snapshots at the Arcola Theatre gives 5 LGBT writers a chance to exhibit their work expressing what LGBT culture means to them. £10 prebook, 7pm

COMEDY: Edinburgh award nominee Mike Wozniak introduces experimental comedy at the Invisible Dot in Kings Cross, with Tony Law, Rachel Parris, James Acaster and a mighty special guest. No, we can't tell you who it is. £8, prebook, 7pm

BIT MORE COMEDY: Sunday Special club night in Greenwich celebrates its ninth birthday with Doc Brown, Adam Hess, another mystery special guest, John Robins MCing and free cake. £6 / £4, prebook, 7.30pm

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