Things To Do Today: Friday 18 March 2016

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FIND YOUR LONDON: The best way to discover London's hidden outdoor spaces, Find Your London Festival, opens today throughout the city. From gardens to parks and even market places, celebrate the great outdoors in the city, with 100 events, loads of them free, ranging from yoga, cycle trails, treasure hunts and beekeeping. Use their interactive map to pick your day out, according to your mood. Choose from Active, Curious, Playful, Relaxed or Inspired. See website for details. (Sponsored listing)

See Camden's music scene on today's tour. Image: HoosierSands

CAMDEN MUSIC TOUR: The soundtrack to Camden is a who's who of talent. From Winehouse to Hendrix, Jagger and Barrett, hear how these icons shaped the worldwide music scene. You'll hear some of their best loved songs on this walking tour and have a chance to visit famous Camden Market too. £12, prebook, 3pm

CLASH OF THE TITANS: Going head-to-head for Sport Relief, see Sir Steve Redgrave and Freddie Flintoff compete in a selection of Olympic-style challenges at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Get up close to the rivalry (all in the name of Sport Relief, of course) and cheer on your champion this Friday. £17.60, prebook, 5.50pm

AFRICAN FILM: As part of their Red Africa season, Calvert 22 presents Death Metal Angola, a special screening of Jeremy Xido's exploration of the subculture in Angola's second largest city, Huambo.Free, prebook, 7pm

LAUNCH PARTY: We really liked his book, Rivers Of London, so we're eager to see what's in store in Ben Aaronovitch's latest work, Body Work. Tonight, Gosh! comic store hosts the launch party of this beautifully drawn novel, so come and grab your copy. Free, just turn up, 7pm

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS: Gothique Film Society screen two movies celebrating the uncanny this evening. Head to Conway Hall for plants that come alive in Little Shop Of Horrors, and supernatural cats in The Uncanny. £7, prebook, 7pm

EASTERN EUROPEANS FOR DUMMIES: See Eastern European theatre group There There (AKA Bojana Jankovic and Dana Olarescu) as they take the stage at Rich Mix. They've dissected the stereotype often portrayed by the media, with their tongue firmly in cheek, for this invitation to discover what it's like to be Eastern European in the UK. £8/£6, prebook, 4.30pm/ 7.30pm

IMPROV COMEDY: Do Not Adjust Your Stage storm Cog Arts Space tonight with improvised character comedy show, Stereologues. You help create the show as, inspired by single words from the audience, they concoct new characters. These guys sell out a lot, so catch them while you can. £6-£8, prebook or on door, 8pm

BIRTHDAY PARTY: Cheese and pineapple, snap bracelets, Backstreet Boys — if the 90s is still as fresh to you as a pair of platform trainers, head to Bethnal Green Working Men's Club for Party Like It's Your Birthday. Boom! Shake the Room as you get stuck into the best 90s tunes, party games and even a buffet. £5/£6, prebook, 8.30pm

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Good cause of the day

There are loads of events taking place for Sport Relief this weekend. This keep-fit cause supports projects in both the UK and abroad, dividing 50% of money raised to each. Visit their website to sign up for this weekend's events. Can you run a Mile? Splash through the Swimathon? Or peddle like the clappers in The Cycle?

For a free day of family fun, get yourself to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, where there are even more sport and non-sporty activities taking place. Try and break some world records, throw yourself into Parkour, get stuck to the sticky flywall, meet CBBC characters, enjoy live entertainment and have a go at over 15 different sports... phew.

Visit the Sport Relief website for more information, events run from 18-20 March (Sponsored listing)