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RECORD YOURSELF ON VINYL:
Aberlour, makers of single malt whisky, are offering people the chance to be a part of vinyl history when its Voice-o-Graph — a vintage recording booth — arrives in London today (it's here until 2 November). Pluck up the courage to sing with a whisky or two. Free, Phonica Records, 51 Poland Street, 11.30am-7pm Monday-Saturday and 12.30pm-5.30pm on Sundays
Anyone who doesn’t agree that Back to the Future is the best trilogy of all time is welcome to come to the Londonist offices. where our comedy editor will bore all comers to tears with lengthy explanations on why they’re wrong. Nathan Cassidy isn’t replicating BTTF, but he’s based a trilogy of shows around the idea of Marty McFly's exploits. See them all at Leicester Square Theatre tonight. £20/£8 per show, 7pm
THE ART OF PIPE SMOKING:
The final part in a series of tastings on how to successfully pair pipe tobacco with wine, food and spirits. This time participants will be guided on how to puff away with vintage cognac. Dunhill Tobacco of London, prebook, £52, doors open at 7pm, tasting starts at 7.20pm.
ACOUSTIC EAST FESTIVAL:
The return of AcousticEast, means (funnily enough) a series of acoustic events being held in east London. For tonight's, you can catch three unplugged performances from a diverse range of artists playing across a multitude of genres. Lineup: - The Beatbox Collective - Alex Bay - Benjamin Yellowitz. Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, £10, 7.30pm
HOMAGE TO T.S. ELIOT:
The London Library is hosting a very special evening of readings to celebrate T.S. Eliot and his work. A cast of leading artists will be coming together for one night to pay homage to the writer, and raise funds for the library he loved. £55 (£45 for London Library members),Wilton’s Music Hall, prebook, 7.30pm
FOLK AT CECIL HOUSE:
A prolific musician and renowned performer, John Spiers is best known as a member of Bellowhead and one half of Spiers and Boden. This October he brings his intimate solo show of infectious dance tunes and incredibly sensitive slow airs to Cecil Sharp House. £14, prebook, 7.30pm
BURLESQUE AND CABARET:
Glamorous, saucy and bold as you like, Chic BonBons put on one hell of a show. Think 1920s Paris. Think classic burlesque. Think sensual dance and cabaret that elicits a world long gone, but resurrected for one night only in Zigfrid von Underbelly. Hoxton, £12, 8pm
BACK TO THE FUTURE SCREENING WITH THE DELOREAN:
21 October 2015 marks an important date in movie history: we finally at the date which Marty McFly travels forward to, in 1989 time-travelling classic Back To The Future II. Not only will you get to enjoy the film, the Delorean will be on site for you to see and even to sit in. Corbet Place Bar and Lounge, Spitalfields, £10, 8pm
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Good cause of the day
The Affordable Art Fair
Come to CoolTan Arts’ charity viewing of the Affordable Arts Fair. You’ll have the chance to see thousands of inspiring artworks, mingle with artists and enjoy free refreshments. CoolTan Arts are the Affordable Art Fair’s charity beneficiary and all the ticket proceeds go directly to help provide more workshops, walks and self advocacy training. The Affordable Art Fair takes place from 22-25 October 2015 in Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park. Charity Preview Night on 21 October 2015, £25, prebook, 5.30pm-9.30 pm
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