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Now that the weather's turning, it's time to head indoors and explore the undiscovered bits of London's buildings. Tate Britain hides one such gem amidst its better-known treasures: its historic graffiti.
Things to do
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Young's Pubs celebrate its 184th birthday with food, drink and music at five London branches: Wandsworth, Wimbledon, Clapham, Streatham, and Sydenham. Register in advance for a free pint and get grub from Burger Shack. Free, just turn up, all day
If this summer has taught us anything, it's that London loves anything rooftop. Shake up your sky-high routine of eating, drinking and cinema-going with Serene Social's Rooftop Yoga at Hotel Megaro in King's Cross. £15, prebook, 8am
Decentralised Dance Party organise street parties powered by boombox backpacks and old-school FM radio. It arrives from the States to start its European tour in London. Location announced on Facebook. Free, just turn up, 6pm
FILM AND LIVE MUSIC:
Hot Town is the fundraiser for London Short Film Festival's 13th edition in January 2016. Expect live music from Girls Names, a DJ set by Hot Chip members and a British filmmakers programme, plus bespoke cocktails for the occasion and hot food on the terrace. Oval Space, £18, prebook, 6.30pm
Extra-Terrestrial starts its Open Air Weekender of sci-fi cult classics this evening with a screening of 1972 robot-greenhouse movie Silent Running, and a live set from psychedelic minimalists Grimm Grimm evoking the planets beyond. Free, prebook, 7pm
Belt your heart out Stevie-style with Singology at Queen of Hoxton in Shoreditch. If you hadn't guessed, it's gospel meets karaoke — Sister Act meets Top of the Pops. £10, prebook, 7pm
MUSEUM OF COMEDY:
If you’ve ever had to endure (or been) a Bridezilla, Anna Morris’s show is for you. Laugh, wince, cry with recognition at the Museum of Comedy in Bloomsbury. £10, prebook, 7pm
TEA AND CHEESE:
Pairing cheese with wine or beer not doing it for you any more? Try it with cleansing and refreshing teas to intensify and alter the cheesy flavours and textures. Tea Studio's tasting's at Trinity Buoy Wharf, Docklands, £20, prebook, 7pm
Bring the djembe rhythms of West Africa to Belsize Park at this class with drumming maestro Tom Morley. Leave your inhibitions at home and have a sing too: even the tone-deaf can make beautiful music. Wac Arts, £8, prebook, 7.30pm
Award-winning Iranian comedian Omid Djalili takes the stage at the National Maritime Museum along with Dan Atkinson and Joe Lycett (8 Out of 10 Cats, Live at the Apollo). £18.50, prebook, 7.30pm
The square mile is usually more about work than play. Turn that on its head and make the City your playground on a clue-cracking, secret-unlocking quest to save London from disaster. Citydash starts at The Old Tea Warehouse, but who knows where it ends? £15, prebook, 8pm
Fire breathers, sword swallowers and snake charmers join the burlesque dancers at The Camden Carnival. Be wowed at Proud while chowing down on a two-course meal and sipping a glass of Prosecco. £25, prebook, 8pm
Good cause of the day
Cavell Nurses’ Trust is putting on a Centenary Gala dinner at the Swan Restaurant at the Globe to aid its work supporting Nurses, Midwives, Healthcare Assistants and students who are in financial or personal hardship. Although tables for ten are £1500, you can get hold of tickets in smaller amounts subject to availability. Ring 01527 595999 for more information, 6.3opm
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