Things To Do In London: Friday 22 April 2016

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Women and their dogs are the focus of this snap-yappy exhibition (see below). Image: The Stig 2009

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Things to do today:

LABORATORY 12: Footwear meets firearms at this fashion exhibition at Fashion Space Gallery, opening today. Inspired by the KGB, Benjamin John Hall has created fully-operational shoes with concealed devices, reflecting the how far governments are prepared to go to hide espionage. Free, just turn up, 10am-6pm

PHO(DOG)RAPHY: Exhibition, Canines & their Companions — Women and their Dogs woofs up this Friday. Expect pup pics galore in support of the charity All Dogs Matter, at Fitzrovia's Gallery Different. Free, just turn up, 10.30am-6pm, until 23 April

DORA PROJECT: Peckham Platform presents a commemorative exhibition for the last ever DORA Project. Join the discussion on activating and commemorating historical events in London, focussing on tributes to south London's V2 rocket victims from the second world war. free, just turn up, 4pm

Keep it dark on tonight's secret kayak trip.

SECRET KAYAK: Grab your paddle and get ready to thrash through London's canals this Friday as you Kayak the Canal. From Limehouse to Crate Brewery, the 6km route takes you through wildlife-packed banks with a professional instructor on hand and the promise of pizza at the end. £36, prebook, 6.30pm-10.30pm

CHICKENSHED JAZZ: Shimmy to the sizzling sounds of Jazzin Jolson at Chickenshed Bar this Friday. Let the accomplished ensemble carry you back to Dixieland. £15-£17, prebook, 7pm

FREE FOOD: Yep, you're reading that right. Tonight, with the purchase of a cocktail before 9.30pm (approx. £10), you can sample a free buffet at Giovanni Rana as part of this Young Professionals London meet up. Check their website for details of what's included. £10 (for drink), prebook, 7pm-9.30pm

MUSIC IN THE DARK: Acoustic guitar sounds from duo JP and Sheetal flood Blackhorse Studios as they invite you to experience Arabic, Spanish and gyspy music in the dark. £9.90, prebook, 8pm

COMEDY: Comedians are puppets in Hoopla's Improv Comedy Club. The monthly night of Glitch Cabaret features music, alternative comedy and an improvised puppet show, plus live improv with actual humans. £5, prebook, 8pm

Good cause of the day

The £1 for Tiger Found campaign is back. If you see Paul Goldstein in his enormous tiger suit at this year's London Marathon, let Exodus Travels know and they'll donate £1 to the Tadoba National Park language school project. Even better, grab a selfie with the Tiger and they'll donate £2.

It's grrrreat. See website for details and watch out for Paul running this year's marathon