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Your Sunday morning best-of-Londonist weekly round-up, this week sponsored by our media partner The Wallace Collection. Don't miss Le Roi Soleil: Party like it's 1699, happening on 2 October.

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PANEL DISCUSSION: Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan’s latest book, The Red Web, uncovers the history of Russian surveillance. Join them for a talk about their book, from digital dictators to online revolutionaries, at the Frontline Club in Paddington. 29 September, 7pm. Tickets £12.50.

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FILM FESTIVAL AFTER PARTY: Celebrate the final night of the Raindance Film Festival at the Shortlist Gala at Café de Paris in Soho. Live music from Lois & The Love, Atari Teenage Riot and Lois Winstone. 30 September, 9pm. Tickets £10.

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OLD SCHOOL CHINATOWN: The Blue Lotus Opium Den at Mayfair's Carousel recreates the decadence of 1870s Chinatown with dim sum, cocktails and 'insalubrious' entertainment. 30 September-3 October, 7pm. Tickets £38.

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BAKE OFF LIVE: If you love Great British Bake Off, you'll want to nab tickets to The London Cake and Bake Show at ExCel London, Docklands. Get baking, tasting and learning. 2-4 October, 10am. Tickets £9.

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MUSIC FOR MUSEUMS: The Whitechapel Gallery pushes boundaries once again with this art-meets-music series. Vocals, film and performance combine in this set from Paul Abbott, Cara Tolmie and Mikhail Karikis. 3 October, 4pm. Tickets £10.

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WRESTLING: Enjoy a drama-and lycra-filled afternoon in Edmonton at the Millfield Theatre. See title fighters and young hopefuls with attitude. 4 October, 2.30pm. Tickets £14.60.

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Party like it's 1699 at The Wallace Collection on Friday

The historical Hertford House opens its doors late and marks 300 years since the death of hedonistic monarch Louis XIV with a one-off late event, Le Roi Soleil: Party Like it's 1699.

How exactly do you party like the Sun King? Think bling mirror installations, mask making, a perfume apothecary, Baroque 'n' roll music and behind-the-scenes tours. The event is part of Louis XIV: a season of talks, films and special events dedicated to France's wildest king.

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Le Roi Soleil: Party like it's 1699 takes place at 6pm on 2 October at The Wallace Collection, Hertford House, Manchester Square, W1U 3BN. Tickets are £12 and can be bought on the Wallace Collection website.

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