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IMMERSIVE TEAM GAME:
The latest challenge from London's experiential gaming company Handmade Mysteries combines immersive theatre with the challenge of the current games craze. An ideal outing for friends, families or, if you're feeling brave, an unusual date night. Four Thieves, Clapham Junction, £20, 1.30pm
SECRET LONDON RUNS LAUNCH:
Secret London Runs does guided running tours, exploring London’s secret sights and hidden history. The challenge will be based around a game of deduction and quick wit, as guests become detectives for the evening to hunt out and question the suspects in hiding, and find out who killed the Bishop of Winchester. The Boot & Flogger, Southwark, £15 per team of one to four (+ £1.75 booking fee), prebook, 6-9pm
PIMP YOUR PUMPKIN:
A pumpkin carving competition where the most creepy and creative carvers win prizes. Pumpkins, the tools and all the crafts will be provided. There'll also be horror movie screenings, classic Halloween tunes and a Gordon's Gin cocktail from a witches cauldron. £5, includes a pumpkin and cocktail. Dead Dolls House, Angel, 6.30pm
SCIENCE MUSEUM LATES:
Science Museum Lates are adults-only, after-hours theme nights that take place in the museum on the last Wednesday of every month. This week: immerse yourself in the world of computing and coding, in celebration of the birth of Victorian pioneer Ada Lovelace. Free, 6.45pm-10pm
A FIRM OF POETS:
A quartet of poets faces the audience; step up to the mic to perform their material. A cross between a poetic super-group and Whose Line Is It Anyway?, this show is fast paced and never the same twice. The Firm will be joined this evening by award winning Luke Wright and the divine Julia Bird. Bloomsbury Theatre, £12/Conc £10, prebook, 7pm
CIROC SCHOOL OF MIXOLOGY:
Learn to create the perfect bowl of punch at The Ciroc School of Mixology whilst watching the sun set over the Thames. More London Estates, London Bridge, £20, 7.30pm
LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA:
Markus Stenz leads London Philharmonic Orchestra as they perform majestic works separated by centuries. From Stravinsky’s stunning opus to Larcher's Violin Concerto, penned in 2008, these pieces are characterised by their electrifying pace and dynamics. Royal Festival Hall, Southbank, £9, 7.30pm
Colin Cloud is a forensic mind reader — a cross between Derren Brown and Sherlock Holmes. See him in mindboggling action at Leicester Square Theatre tonight and tomorrow. £12/£10, prebook, 9pm
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Good cause of the day
Laugh Till It Hurts in aid of Crisis
An evening of live comedy to raise money for Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people. MC John Robins presents Jon Culshaw, Kevin Eldon, Christian O'Connell, Tony Law and Bob Mills. The Comedy Store, £15, £10 standing, prebook, 7pm
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