Things To Do In London: Friday 19 February 2016

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'Av yerself a swashbuckling sleepover at the Museum Of London. Image: JD Hancock

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Things to do today:

RASTAMOUSE: The Easy Crew take over Southbank with their crime bustin' and making bad t'ings good. Join CBeebies' Rastamouse co-creator, Michael de Souza, for reading, rhythms and rhyme at the Royal Festival Hall. £10/£5, prebook, 10.30am

PIRATE SLEEPOVER: Scurvy scum can spend the night at a swashbuckling sleepover at the Museum of London, Docklands. Take yerselves on a torchlight museum tour and get yer shut eye in the galleries of this 200 year old warehouse. Arise as the sun be showing for breakfast and a film. Savvy? £60, prebook, 6.45pm-9.40am

A HAPPY HOMOSEXUAL: Conway Hall hosts an evening with LGBT activist Terry Sanderson as he talks about his memoir, The Adventures Of A Happy Homosexual. From gay activist to agony aunt, via media monitor and secular campaigner, Terry's done it all. Free, prebook, 7.30pm

Get involved in a Bowie inspired fashion show. Photo by Stockcar Pete in the Londonist Flickr pool

BOWIE FASHION SHOW: Ziggy played guitar, but he could also strut his stuff on a catwalk. Designer Mary Martin London has been influenced by David Bowie since her career began in 2012. In tribute to the man who wrote Fashion, tonight's catwalk show features Mary's signature uses of PVC, fur and bright colours. £10, prebook, 8pm

GINA'S CABARET:  Gina's Butterfly Effect prepares you to "expect the unexpected" tonight. Classical cabaret, with a modern twist — comedy, music and even escapology, burst into the Ivy House, ending with a grand finale. £15, prebook, 8pm

SOUL OF THE 60s: Get your swinging 60s groove on at The Phoenix. Bring your beehive for this night of soulful classics, from Jackie Wilson to James Brown. Shake off the working week and get dancing. £5, prebook, 9pm

COMEDY: There's strong, solid, straightforward stand-up on offer from Nick Cody in his show Beard Game Strong. Expect him to improve a rather languid reading of an audiobook, defend unhealthy thick shakes and recount the time he 'heroically' saw off an actual bear. £10-£15, prebook, 9.30pm until 27 February

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Good cause of the day

War Child presents Passport To Brits Week at Bush Hall. Get in the mood for Britain's biggest music awards while helping War Child — a charity for children affected by global conflicts. Bloc Party, Frank Turner, Professor Green, Florence and the Machine, and even Coldplay, will be bringing the noise at more than a week's worth of charity concerts. Prices and times vary, until 26 February 2016