Things To Do In London: Thursday 22 October 2015

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As part of the Cultural Capital Exchange’s Inside Out Festival, Queen Mary University of London invites you to explore rare and lesser-known 20th century masterworks of passionate intensity, and to delve deeper into the world of composition and performance. QMU, Mile End, £5/£2 for students 5.45pm-8.30pm

Exercise needn’t be boring. In fact, in the right setting, it can be a whole bunch of fun. Belly Fitness Classes will help you burn fat, lose weight and tone up. Give belly dancing a go and experience a workout with a difference. The Body Studio, Northwood Hills, £9, 11am

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MICHAEL MCINTYRE: Michael McIntyre returns with his hotly anticipated brand new standup show, Happy & Glorious. His previous Showtime tour was the biggest-selling comedy tour in the world of 2012, playing to over 640,000 people. This one could be even bigger. The SSE Arena, Wembley, Wembley Park, £40.75, doors open: 6.30pm

You’re never too old to play games. Join the games master for an evening filled with playground favourites, rebooted for the grown-ups. These playful pastimes will put a smile on your face and unleash your inner child. So... do you wanna play? Wac Arts, Belsize Park, £5, 7.30pm
With none other than Jools Holland as the venue's patron of music, head on down to Boisdale in Canary Wharf for your authentic fix of jazz or blues. Choose from either a two-course dinner or cocktail option, put your glad rags on, ready your jazz hands, and head out for a night to remember. Boisdale, Canary Wharf, £15, 7.30pm
Black Doldrums, Authentic Blue, Tridents Waters and Louise Macphail will be playing psychedelic blues rock at the Roadtrip, £6.95, prebook, 7.30pm
Drunken Nights is a series of free performance events for local pubs and provides development opportunities for early career artists. Enjoy six short performances including one from Ursula Martinez (Olivier Award Winning cabaret artist). Plus a performance by Drunken Chorus, The George Tavern, 373 Commercial Road, free, 8pm

Heidi O’Loughlin has supported Josie Long and now has her own slot at Soho Theatre, talking stowaways and unsung heroes. £10-£12.50, prebook, 8.45pm

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The Water Poet Big Boozy Pub Quiz
Partake in blind drinks tasting, a tiny bit of general knowledge, a few creative rounds plus many a bonus round with drinks-related prizes and alcohol-fuelled questions. Good knowledge of alcohol and beer brands is useful; creative skills, a plus; a love of booze, REQUIRED. Prizes include a large bar tab for the night, and prosecco. £20 per team of six, prebook, all proceeds go to Care International, downstairs in the Cellar Bar, doors: 6:30pm, Start: 7.15pm

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