Things To Do In London This Weekend: 27-28 February 2016

This weekend's Things To Do In London is sponsored by London Fashion Weekend. Londonist readers can get 20% off tickets by quoting code LONDONIST when booking. More details below.

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Yes that's beer, a whole weekend full of it. Image: Quinn Dombrowski

JUST GOT MADE: Somerset House gets taken over this weekend with craftspeople, micro manufacturers and material specialists for Just Got Made Weekender. Head to the River Rooms to meet the makers and explore all types of crafts. Confirmed attendees include I Make Knots, East London Printmakers, Inky and the Beast and loads more. £7.50/£5, prebook, 11am-5pm

LONDON BEER WEEK: Ales, lagers, ciders — they're all starring in the final days of London Beer Week. Grab your wristband and swipe discounts from over 100 bars. We hear rumours of £3 pints and £5 boilermakers for the entire weekend. £10, prebook, 12pm

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JUNK AT VAULT: Dig deep into the vaults under Waterloo station this weekend for JunNK Live. Using nothing but rubbish, this family-friendly show overflows with music, a cappella singing, ridiculous laughs and tons of energy. £10, prebook, 6.15pm

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GHOSTLY RIDES: Discover London's dark side with The London Ghost Bus Tour. Ride a creepy Routemaster past sites of horrid hauntings and dastardly deaths (with a bit of comedy thrown in too). It's a full-on theatrical experience. £15, prebook, various times

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Saturday 27 February

Discover Japan Now at the British Library. Image: Moyan Brenn

BAKE IT CAKE IT: Mary Berry is about to have serious competition after this Bake It Cake It workshop teaches you all the skills you need to win any bake off. You'll learn all the show-stopping skills to make biscuits, cupcakes, pastries and macaroons. Everything's included, just roll up your sleeves and bake. £59, prebook, 10am

SOANE MUSEUM: Travel back to Regency London at Sir John Soane's central London home. Take a specially guided tour through his treasures, including 3,000 year old Egyptian artefacts and paintings by Hogarth, Canaletto and Turner. You also get to peek into his newly-opened private apartments, previously unseen for 160 years. £10, prebook, 11am/12pm

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JAPAN NOW: Explore Japan at the British Library in a day packed with contemporary writing, politics, talks and debates. In four sessions, photographers and authors, including New York Times bestseller Takashi Hiraide, will discuss their work and how Japan influences them. £20, prebook, 11am-5pm

SLOT MACHINES: Find out What The Butler Saw, visit the Chiropodist or call Barry White's Love Line. Holborn's Novelty Automation arcade is a nostalgic trip back to the times of seaside slot machines. Test out a variety of automata for yourself at this unique museum. Free (pay for tokens), just turn up, 11am-6pm

MICROBREWERY TOUR: If you're feeling passion for the pint this weekend, join a microbrewery tour for a trip to four (yep that's four) microbreweries in Bermondsey Beer Mile. Taste craft brews and go behind the scenes to see how it all happens. £45, prebook, 1pm

WENDY COPE READING: She's best known for Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis, but today Wendy Cope reads from her newest poetry and prose collections at the Orange Tree Theatre. She'll also take questions and sign books as part of One Wedding and a Funeral. £15, prebook, 2.30pm

NINA CONTI: She's the award-winning ventriloquist who's a regular on TV and even in a BAFTA-nominated film. Phew. Join her new show as she plucks audience members and throws them into her act. Will you get strapped into her mask in this improvised hilarity, In Your Face? £24, prebook, 3pm/7.30pm

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SLEEPOVER IN THE TOMBS: Are you brave enough to watch The Omen in the London Tombs? Then let things take an even more spine-tingling turn, as you're trapped all night in the haunted arches under London Bridge. Don't expect a good night's rest, there'll be plenty of ghosts haunting your slumbers... £30-£100, prebook, 7pm

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ROOFTOP PARTY: Climb skywards at this VIBE party at Kensington's Roof Gardens. Smoking BBQ, DJs and a fusion of classic hits and modern tunes, dance till the early hours feeling like you're on top of the world. £15, prebook, 7pm

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DAVID O'DOHERTY COMEDY: With the tag line, "we're all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at David O'Doherty", the Dublin-born funny man bursts on stage at Hackney Empire. He's a TV regular, but promises both talking and songs played on "a stupid keyboard from 1986". So brace yourself. £20/£18, prebook, 8pm

ROCK THE BELLES: Bored with the usual club night? Get your swing on to the sounds of Biggie, 2Pac, Missy, Snoop Dogg, Kanye and more as hip-hop meets bowling at Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes. Bring the pins down to a hip-hop soundtrack. £7.70, prebook, 9pm

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London Fashion Weekend is back at Saatchi Gallery: book now and get 20% off tickets

The unmissable weekend for every respectable London fashionista is back. LFWE kicks off on Thursday and promises four days packed with catwalks, designer shopping at exclusive prices, industry talks and pampering sessions.

This year, four major London-based designers will display their collections, fresh from the Fashion Week's catwalks: Mary Katrantzou, Temperley London, Emilia Wickstead and Holly Fulton. Don't miss the chance to see their creations up close!

Book your tickets now and get an exclusive 20% discount* by quoting the code LONDONIST.

London Fashion Weekend takes place at Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, SW3 4RY from 25-28 February 2016. Visit the website for more information on the programme and to book tickets.

*Offer not valid on LUXE and LUXE Premium tickets. Discount available on advanced booked tickets only. Booking and transaction fees apply.

This weekend’s Things To Do In London is sponsored by London Fashion Weekend.

Sunday 28 February

Fill your face today with a pastry workshop (see below). Image: Su-Lin

LSO DISCOVERY AT BARBICAN: Get close to London Symphony Orchestra at Barbican's Discovery Day. Watch a rehearsal of Berlioz's Romeo and Juliet, join a Q&A and performance with Berlioz expert Julian Rushton in celebration of Shakespeare 400. £20, prebook, 10am

ON THE WALL ART TOUR: The writing (and pictures) are on the wall in this Camden Street Art Tour. Discover the graffiti work of more than 100 artists on some of the capital's most colourful streets. £10, prebook, 11am

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UNLIMITED DIM SUM: Who needs a roast for Sunday dinner? Dine on dumplings, scoff spring rolls and pig out on puffs at Fu Manchu's All You Can Eat Dim Sum. You even get a glass of prosecco to toast your weekend. £23, prebook, 12pm-8pm

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CAUGHT BY THE RIVER SOCIAL CLUB: Bush Hall presents An Afternoon of Words and Music with former Ravishing Beauties member, poet/folk musician Virginia Astley, her harpist daughter Florence, Ian Rawes and Amy Liptrot. £12.50, prebook, 1pm

INTERIOR DESIGN: Give your home a shot of spring colour with this furniture painting workshop. Learn the basics of changing up chairs, tables and more — don't worry about mistakes, experiment on teacher, Devika's, furniture before you're let loose on your own. You'll even learn to make your own paint. £59, prebook, 1pm-6pm

CIRCUS SHOW: Family-friendly silliness, The Party: A Circus Show, rolls up to JW3 this Sunday. It's a madcap tale of a birthday party gone wrong, crammed with juggling, clowning, trick cycling and tumbling, for ages 3+. £10, prebook, 1.30pm/3.30pm

BAKE A PORK PIE: Pork pies make a perfect Sunday comfort food, so have a crack at making your own with JoJo at The Blacksmith Arms. She'll show you how to primp up your pastry and get your filling perfect. Knock up your bespoke baked creations while sipping a pint or two in this relaxed workshop. £29, prebook, 3pm

OLD SKOOL SUNDAYS: Step back to the 90s in Shoreditch at the retro-tinged Far Rockaway. With Saved By The Bell on screen and DJs playing the best vintage anthems, Sunday nights have more than a touch of nostalgia. We almost expect Kelly Kapowski to walk in. £5, prebook, 6pm

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SKETCH OFF: See the best in new sketch-based comedy talent at Leicester Square Theatre. Join the search for the Sketch Off winner from six fresh funny acts on stage. Chuckle your way through this comic heat for some pre-Monday funniness. £5, prebook, 6.45pm/9pm

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THEATRE: Southwark Playhouse presents Rounds, the journeys of six junior doctors as they struggle to balance the pressures of the wards with their personal lives. Featuring stunning work from a Lecoq ensemble, projection and visual theatre, the piece will be followed by a post show debate. £10, prebook, 7pm

OSCARS 2016 PARTY: Could this be the year Leo finally gets to hold the gold at the 88th Academy Awards? Throw on your party frock (or suit) and head to the Roxy's Oscar bash — they're showing the whole ceremony live. Plus there'll be canapés and awards for best dressed, most unique and best red carpet photo — it's like being there, but you don't have to do a speech.

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