Things To Do In London: Wednesday 13 January 2016

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Pop yourself to the Tate. Image: Stockcar Pete

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POP GOES THE TATE: It's closing soon but you've still time to grab The World Goes Pop at Tate Modern and be immersed in the colourful, high-energy world of pop art. From installations to huge canvases, film and even a man-shaped chair, this is a 10-room journey through the world's response to the pop movement in the 1960s and 1970s. £16, prebook, 10am- 4.30pm, until 24 January 2016

GET LINE DANCING: Give your workout a boost in this morning line dancing class at the Sundial Centre. Easy-to-follow routines will get you yeehaw-ing in no time. Whether you're a complete beginner or a Cotton-Eyed Joe pro, all adults are welcome at this fun, informal session. £2.50, just turn up, 10am

FROM BLUES TO BACH: Give your lunchtime a classical soundtrack at this special concert presented by Dulwich Picture Gallery. A selection of south London schools' best musicians fill the impressive Christ's Chapel with saintly sounds. Free, just turn up, 1.30pm

DISCOVERING DISCOVERY: Discovery, the National Archives' online catalogue holds more than 32 million records. That's 1,000 years' worth of information you can access — enough to blow your mind just thinking about it. Whether you're researching something or love history, take advantage of this awe-inspiring collection by attending the archive's Discovering Discovery: Using The National Archives Website and Catalogue, to learn how to use the archive and website. Free, prebook, 2pm

Robert Newman on the skulls. Image: Soho Theatre

COMEDY: Seeing that Rob Newman has a run at Soho Theatre it’s tempting, for those of us of a certain age, to start quoting things like "that’s you, that is". But that’s all in the past: Newman is all political now. Although how that fits in with wearing an MRI-hat for the duration, we're not quite sure. Runs until 24 January. £12.50-£20, prebook, 7pm

FOLK WITH THE DUHKS: Neo-folk artists The Duhks play their first UK show at Cecil House. Catch this Grammy-nominated band, known for their exciting hybrid of French-Canadian and Celtic music, smashed up with blues, soul and Afro-Cuban beats. Celebrity admirers include Dolly Parton and David Crosby. £14, prebook, 7pm

GRIME AT CRACK IN THE ROAD: For their first 2016 show, Crack in the Road bring the UK's best new grime music stars to Dalston bar, Birthdays. Scumfam, Hardy Caprio, Snowy and Cloudy Tribe mix bass and heavy sounds in what promises to be one incredibly grimy night. Free, just turn up, 7.15pm

ITALIAN FOR SUPPER: Giuseppe, a travelling Italian in London, invites you into his cosy apartment to share the food his mama used to make at this Vegetarian Winter Supper Club. Treat yourself to a sumptuous five-course vegetarian feast packed with delicious flavours and fresh ingredients. You'll feel like you're in Italian sunshine in no time after this warm evening of making new friends and trying authentic food. £18, prebook, 7.30pm

HARMONY ON HEELS: Ladies-only choir, Harmony on Heels welcome ladies of all ages to a taster rehearsal this Wednesday at Clean Break, Kentish Town. They've toured Europe with their mix of eclectic musical styles — from Queen to Benjamin Britten, and everything in between. Free, just turn up, 7.30pm

Get your hands on a paper version of Londonist:

Keep your eyes peeled for a special print version of Londonist being handed out at certain tube and rail stations tonight and tomorrow...

Good cause of the day

Seven comedians, including Edinburgh-nominated Nish Kumar, take to the stage to help the relief effort in the flood-hit Indian city of Chennai. Fresh Off the Boat is happening at The Comedy Pub, Oxendon Street on 24 January. All money raised goes to one of India’s largest independent and youth volunteer non-profit organisations, Bhumi, which is working to help the people of this stricken area in the Bay of Bengal. Tickets £20.