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Feast@Fitzrovia is a week long celebration of food, with events including wine tasting, cooking demonstrations, food challenges, film screenings and a pub crawl. Price and booking requirements vary by event — see programme for details. Until 5 July
Efes Snooker Club in Dalston is home to a pop-up crazy golf course, built mostly from reclaimed materials. It features all manner of obstacles, including a smoking volcano, a loop-the-loop and a towering totem pole. £25 (for one hour, four people), 2pm-11pm
The Royal College of Physicians hosts an evening of expert lectures and displays exploring London’s great plagues. Discover the work of physicians fighting the plague, the story of the famous 1665 epidemic as well as the history of London's plague burial sites. £10, prebook, 5.30pm
SCHOOL OF NOISE:
The Social on Little Portland Street hosts School of Noise, an event which encourages the exploration of noise, sound and music in creative, enjoyable and educational ways. It's run by a collective of musicians, sound artists and noise enthusiasts. £6, prebook, 6pm/8.30pm
Columnist and author (and sister of Boris) Rachel Johnson is the subject of the Hidden Prologues literary salon at the Radisson hotel on Bloomsbury Street. She's in conversation with journalist Sam Leith about her new novel, Fresh Hell, which takes a satirical look at London. Free, prebook, 7pm
The Czech Centre hosts a film screening at The Frontline Club in Paddington. Gottland is based on the book Gottland: Mostly True Stories from Half of Czechoslovakia by Polish author Mariusz Szczygieł, who takes part in a Q&A after the film. £10, 7pm
Cabaret meets the ukulele at Ukeclear Power at Udderbelly Festival. It may be a tiny instrument, but its power can transform comedians into sex symbols and simple ditties into singalong anthems. £12.50, 7.30pm
Amateur music groups Camden Light Orchestra and Camden Voices join together for a concert at St James's Church near Lancaster Gate. Expect gospel, pop and orchestral music. £9, prebook, 7.30pm
JAZZ-LACED MUSICAL COMEDY:
Jazz meets musical comedy at The Invisible Dot in King's Cross. Alex Horne leads the musical offerings, with stand-up comedians supplying the laughs. £12.50, 7.30pm
Previews at The Camden Head from Chris Betts, who’s been watching us all when we’re drinking, and John Hastings, who’s considering parental relationships. £5, just turn up, 8pm
PAINT POP ART:
Head to the Shortlands Tavern in Bromley to be guided step by step through creating your own impression of a Roy Lichtenstein inspired masterpiece. Ticket includes all art supplies and a glass of wine. £25, 8pm
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September may seem a long way off, but now's the time to sign up for Maggie's Culture Crawl 2015. It's part 15 mile night walk, part cultural adventure to raise money for people affected by cancer. There's a registration fee, and a minimum sponsorship of £200. Find out more and register.
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