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For the weekend
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Things To Do
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TRANSPORT POSTERS TOUR:
Join a special tour of Acton Depot today and discover its unique collection of transport posters and artworks. Organised by London Transport Museum, the tour will guide you through a century of fine art and design. £10/£8.50, prebook, 11.30am
Do you have photos of Lewisham in the 1970s? Take them along to Lewisham Library, and have them included in a history project about the local area. Free, prebook, 3pm-7pm. Later on, there’s an evening of talks and music, exploring the lasting significance of 1970s Lewisham in UK black history. Free, prebook, 8pm
The summer food/drink/disco pop up experience is back on the Counter Café floating pontoon and canal boat in Hackney Wick. Detroit DJ legend Recloose is on the decks, and inspiration comes from the white sands, turquoise waters and colourful sea life of the Seychelles. £20, prebook, 6pm-2am
It’s the last Friday of the month so Natural History Museum and the V&A are both open late for adults to explore the exhibits after hours. Payment and booking required for some exhibitions. Plenty of food and drink is available to buy. Free, just turn up, 6pm-10pm (V&A: 6.30pm-10pm)
SOHO NIGHT WALK:
Meet outside the Dominion Theatre on Tottenham Court Road for a night-time guided roam around Soho. Hear about its fascinating history, from hunting-ground to harlots and cinema to sin. £9, 7pm
It’s over 10 years since Black Books ended, something that we mourn regularly. But at least you can see Dylan Moran live at the Hammersmith Apollo tonight and Saturday, in all his slightly drunk, whimsical glory. From £29.25, prebook, 7pm
As part of London Burlesque Festival, there's an exhibition showcasing the history of burlesque, from music halls to the slick showgirls of the World Famous Raymond Revue Bar. At Conway Hall in Holborn, age 18+. £11.20, 7.30pm
Watch the recent film about the bear from deepest, darkest Peru at Roxy Bar and Screen in Borough, and enjoy your dinner while you're there. Having seen the film, we're still campaigning for a tea train at Londonist HQ. £12, 7.30pm
Monograph Japanese Supper Club takes place at a secret location somewhere in Islington. Sample contemporary Japanese dishes in tasting portions, including udon noodle with smoked mackerel. £29, 7.30pm
THE DECADES MUSIC:
Whatever your favourite decade of music, chances are The Decades male harmony quartet can sing your favourite song. Tonight they perform at Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec in Kennington. £7, 9.30pm
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Good Cause of the Day
The songs of Peggy Lee and the music of Duke Ellington performed in the style of the Benny Goodman Quartet at Chingford Assembly Hall tonight. This concert is one of a series during 2015 to raise funds to support the work of the National Jazz Archive. Get your tickets here.
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