Things To Do In London: Friday 5 February 2016

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Today's Things To Do In London is sponsored by our media partner the Wallace Collection. Don't miss Look OUT Late, happening tonight — scroll down for more information.

Learn how to stay alive in space. (see below). Image: Mark Cornick LRPS

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Things to do today:

ANYONE CAN MAKE A DRESS: Let your inner Dior burst out at this dress making workshop, Anyone Can Make a Dress in a Day. Get to snips with pattern cutting, add fastenings and bring out your flair for fabric — all in this six-hour class. £49, prebook, 10am-4pm

ALE FESTIVAL: Hop 'n' Roll Real Ale Festival crams the Snooty Fox with ales and ciders, rock 'n' roll, DJs and festival food this Friday. There's a huge selection of brews from local and UK-wide names including a special Ramones tribute beer. Free, just turn up, 3pm-1am

NEW BAR OPENS: Poke your nose into brand new venue, Behind This Wall, when it opens today in Hackney, with tempting cocktails and a Hawaiian-style food selection. Be one of the first to explore it. Just turn up, 5pm

LGBT LAUNCH: LGBT History Month launches today with an event at Islington Town Hall. Speakers include equality campaigner, Stuart Milk, Peter Tachell and Jefferey Weekes. There's entertainment by Diversity Choir, stalls, wine from Barefoot and plenty of chances to network with LGBT organisations. Free, prebook, 5.30pm

BORDERLESS WORLD: Frances Stoner Saunders inspects the complexities of the world's border control. How scrutinised are we in this so-called 'borderless world'? Head to the British Museum to join the discussion. £10/£8, prebook, 6.30pm

Sing happy birthday to Bob this Friday. Image: Stockcar Pete

BOB'S BIRTHDAY: Reggae's brightest legacy, Bob Marley, would have been 71 this Saturday. Get jammin' to the sounds of tribute band, Legend at this Brooklyn Bowl birthday party. Reggae beats and alcohol-based treats will keep the (one) love flowing this evening. £11, prebook, 7pm

STAYING ALIVE IN SPACE: What's it like to live outside of earth? The Science Museum presents this event exploring life in a space station, with experts in space travel and biomedicine, including Cosmonaut Ryzanskiy, who spent 166 days in space on the Soyuz TMA- 10M mission. £15-£26, prebook, 7.30pm

LIFE ON MARS: A twist on the Bowie tribute, Life On Mars, glides into Alexandra Palace Ice Rink tonight. Swoop across the ice to the Starman's greatest hits as well as music from those who were inspired by him. £9, just turn up, 8.30pm

COMEDY: Tony Law brings his particularly absurd brand of comedy to Leicester Square Theatre with his latest show Frillemorphesis. Don’t expect to follow the whole thing; we mean this in the best possible way. £16/£14, prebook, 9.30pm

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Celebrate LGBT History Month at the Wallace Collection Late

Today marks the beginning of LGBT History Month's busiest weekend in London. The city will be celebrating its queer side and The Wallace Collection is hosting Look OUT, a one-off late filled with live music, art workshops and curators' talks.

Explore the Collection after hours while sipping on a glass of wine — listen to a very special concert by Fingersnap performing in the stunning Great Gallery and join a makeover session led by celebrity hair and make-up artist Darren Evans. Look OUT will also feature cabaret, life drawing, guided tours and more.

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Try life drawing and other creative activities during the evening

Londonist is proud media partner to the Wallace Collection and its Friday Lates series. Look OUT takes place at 6.30pm tonight at The Wallace Collection, Hertford House, Manchester Square, W1U 3BN. Tickets are £12/£10 and can be bought on the Wallace Collection website.

Good cause of the day

Americana musician, Larry Kaplin, plays a rare London gig in aid of Burgh House Museum. With a set including his own material and New England folk favourites, such as Old Zeb and Song For Gale, this is set to be a night of fine musical storytelling. £12/£10, prebook, 6.30pm