Things To Do In London: Wednesday 2 March 2016

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Are there aliens out there? Find out the possibility of meeting them at today's Gresham College lecture. Image: Mac Spud

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Things to do today:

LIFE ON MARS?: Head to Gresham College to discover the secrets of extra terrestrial life. Where are the aliens? And how much time is needed to generate life? Join Professor Joseph Silk as he discusses the probability of life on other planets. Free, just turn up, 1pm

CROCHET CIRCLE: Get hooked on crochet at the Museum Of Childhood's friendly crochet workshop. Bring a hook and some yarn (though there'll also be some available there) and get knotting. Beginners welcome too. Free, just turn up, 2pm

CHOCOLATE TAPAS: Bite-sized sweet and savoury treats plus a cocktail tasting with Madécasse, at Ember Yard Bar. Sample all things chocolatey while you meet brand founder, Brett Beach, and even get a goody bag. £20, prebook, 6pm

CITIZEN SCIENCE: PubSci invites student of PhD Biodiversity Management, Gail Austen, to tonight's discussion about citizen science and its evolving role in society. Hear about Austen's current research, investigating accuracy, and discuss what makes an expert. Free, just turn up, 6pm

Make like Fred and Ginger (but less creepy than this waxwork) at a swing dance class. Image: Loren Javier

BEER AND CHEESE: Clarkshaws microbrewery host a beer and cheese pairing evening tonight in south London. Taste a range of their best brews, including some exclusives, paired with a selection of fine cow's, sheep and goat's cheeses. £20.83, prebook, 7.30pm

MAKE YOUR OWN CLUTCH: Learn to work with leather and make your own bespoke clutch bag. Amanda will guide you through all you need to know, including using an industrial sewing machine and cutting your bag pieces. All materials are included and even complete beginners are welcome. £45, prebook, 6.30pm

BEGIN TO SWING: However you swing, get dancing at Swing Patrol's beginner's swing dance class in Ealing. Lindy Hop and Charleston your way through an energetic evening whether you're a Fred, Ginger or a total beginner. £10, prebook, 9pm

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Good cause of the day

The Proud Activist welcomes some of Britain's funniest female comedians — including Bridget Christie, Sara Pascoe and Felicity Ward — for a night of girly giggling,

Money goes to Women's Aid, the charity protecting women and children from domestic abuse. £15-£25, 2 March, 8pm