Best Of Londonist: Fish Markets, Singing Lifts And Cat Gangs

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IMPROV COMEDY: Shoot From The Hip continue to come up with funny sketches based on audience suggestions at Covent Garden's Top Secret Comedy Club. First come, first served. 15 September, 8pm, and Tuesdays until the end of January. Tickets free.

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ALTERNATIVE PROM: For a different take on the Last Night of the Proms head to the Electric Ballroom's Common People Prom for a singalong concert of classic anthems. Profits go to homeless charity Crisis. Camden. 15 September, 8pm. Tickets £21.50.

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GOSPEL KARAOKE: Try singing along to soulful spiritual music instead of the usual terrible pop ballads at Queen of Hoxton's Gospeloke in Shoreditch. 17 September, 7.15pm. Tickets £10.

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LIFE DRAWING: Sir John Soane's Museum is a real London treat and its candlelit Lates attract long queues, so this new event is a welcome extra. Its new Life Drawing in the Museum gives art-lovers the opportunity to sketch models in the mirrored library of this treasure-filled Georgian townhouse. 18 September, 6pm. Tickets £45.

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DALAI LAMA: The Nobel prize-winning Tibetan Buddhist leader speaks at the O2 about the meaning of compassion and wellbeing and how to achieve these through meditation. 19 September, 1pm. Tickets £41.25.

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COLD WAR PUB CRAWL: Thinker, Drinker, Solver, Spy adds espionage-themed clue-hunting and puzzles to this pub quiz starting in Tottenham Court Road. 19 September, 4.30pm (also 26 September and 3 October). Tickets £15, excluding drinks.

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Ever been serenaded by the singing lift of Southbank Centre? Video in link below. Photo by Andy Kirby via Londonist Flickrpool.

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