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LUNCHTIME CONCERT: Guildhall Chamber Orchestra provide the music at Bishopsgate Institute's lunchtime concert today. Free, just turn up, 1.05pm
THEATRE PLATFORM: Playwright Tena Štivičić talks to Misha Glenny about her new play 3 Winters, at National Theatre. The play follows a Croatian family from 1945-2011. See our review. £4/£3, prebook, 6pm
MUSEUM LATE: It’s the last Friday of the month, which means Natural History Museum is open late. The adults-only event sees bars and food outlets pop up in the museum, for a chance to explore the exhibitions and galleries away from the usual crowds. Free (charge and booking required for some events), just turn up, 6-10pm
ANOTHER MUSEUM LATE: The Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington has its monthly late opening with a curated programme of live performances, cutting-edge fashion, film, installations, debates, special guests and DJs, with bars, food, and late-night exhibition openings. Tonight's theme is crowdfunding. Free, just turn up, 6.30-10pm
LGBT LITERATURE: Polari, the LGBT literary salon at Southbank Centre is led by award-winning author Stella Duffy. The evening also showcases James Maker (winner of The Polari First Book Prize 2011), Catherine Hall, John R Gordon and Persia West. £5, prebook, 7.30pm
OPERA DISCUSSION: English Pocket Opera offers its interpretations of Verdi's opera based on Shakespeare's Macbeth. Tonight's event features an after show discussion. Takes place at Platform Theatre at Central Saint Martins. £15, prebook, 7.30pm
FRIDAY NIGHT DISCOURSE: The subject of tonight's event at Royal Institution is the rise of antibiotic resistance. We have come to rely on antibiotics but they are losing their effectiveness: what can be done about it? £17, prebook, 7.50pm
ANIMAL MUSIC: New London Chamber Choir is at Wilton's Music Hall. The theme is the animal world, and features performances including an interpretation of William Blake's poem The Tiger, in various human and non-human languages. £12.50, prebook, 8pm
COMEDY: Deadpan Norwegian Daniel Simonsen headlines the Camden Comedy Club, with other sets from Felicity Ward, Andrew Stanley and Sean McLoughlin. £7, prebook, 8pm
ASTRONOMY: Hampstead Observatory‘s weekly open nights give the public a chance to view the heavens. NOTE: the observatory only opens if the skies are clear — keep an eye on the Facebook page for updates. Free, just turn up, 8-10pm
BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood are at Brewers Hall in the City, Stoll in Fulham, and British School of Osteopathy. See site for terms and conditions. Scared of donating blood? Watch our video.
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