Things To Do Today: Friday 11 March 2016

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Things To Do Today: Friday 11 March 2016

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Take your good, bad and ugly side to the Royal Albert tonight. Image: Rufus Gefangenen

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ART TEXTILES: Marian Clayden took tie-die from hippie hangings to the US high street, using her shibori dying methods. The Fashion and Textile Museum hosts this restrospective of her work, opening today, featuring designs on silk, cotton, velvet and wool. £9/£7, prebook, 11am-6pm

BRRRING: Spin through the West End on this Love London Bike Tour with guide Jess. Whiz round Waterloo, cycle through Southbank and ride past the Royal Opera House. Salute the Queen with a bike bell 'brrring' as you pass Buckingham Palace — all on this three-hour tour. £24/£22, prebook, 12pm

ROYAL INSTITUTE LATES: Tonight's RI Lates explores space. How do we survive in it? What's life like on the International Space Station? Hear from experts in space science and cosmology and even try out a few demos. £14/£10, prebook, 6.30pm

Swing the electro way at The Grand (see below). Image: Electro Swing Circus

CELILIDH CLUB: Tear up the floor at London Welsh Centre with an evening ceilidh. Extra tickets have just been released, so grab them quickly if you fancy step dancing into Saturday. £18.15, just turn up, 7pm

ROYAL ALBERT HALL: Every great Western has a dazzling soundtrack. The Royal Albert Hall presents an evening concert of some of the best Western movie themes to ever come out of Dodge City. Expect epic numbers from John Barry, Elmer Bernstein and, of course, Ennio Morricone. £58.60, prebook, 7.30pm

BEN RIMALOWER: The acclaimed US director and performer brings his Patti Issues to St James Theatre. It's a hilarious account of his obsession with Broadway diva, Patti LuPone, that's received high praise across the pond, even from the lady herself. £17.50, prebook, 8pm

ELECTRO SWING: White Mink are ready to plunge you into the world of Electro Speakeasy tonight at The Grand, led by Electric Swing Circus, a six-piece fusion of 20s swing smashed together with electro beats. Gatsby would be proud. £15, prebook, 9pm

COMEDY: Laugh in the swish surroundings of the Salisbury Hotel, with the giggles provided by BBC Radio 4 nerd Angela Barnes, Annie McGrath (one half a double act Twins) and Heather Shaw, known for tackling the thorny issue of Alzheimer's. £5, just turn up, 10pm (doors 9.30pm)

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Good cause of the day

Get tuneful for charity at tonight's Health Prom concert at St George's, Bloomsbury. Health Prom, which supports vulnerable children in the UK, Eastern Europe, Asia and Afghanistan, welcomes the University Of London Chamber Choir for a programme including Poulenc Four Motets for Lent, Bach motet Der Geist hilft unsrer Schwachheit auf, Tallis, Allegri, Gibbons, and Janet Wheeler's Sonnet 8. £10/£5, prebook, Friday 11 March 7.30pm

Last Updated 10 March 2016