Things To Do Today In London: Thursday 29 September 2016

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La Traviata is at Artsdepot

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JEWISH MUSEUM LATE: Practise your moves with a swing dance class and take a curator's tour around Jewish Museum's current exhibition Jukebox, Jewkbox! A Century on Shellac and Vinyl. Age 18+. £10/£5, book in advance, 6pm

WINCHESTER RIFLE: Attend a British Library discussion about the history of the Winchester Rifle, an iconic gun made in Connecticut. Taking part is journalist Laura Trevelyan, a descendant of the Winchester family. £8, book in advance, 6.30pm

TRANSLATED TEXTS: Join multilingual writers Vanni Bianconi, Xiaolu Gou and Bohdan Piasecki at Free Word Centre for a discussion about linguistic differences and identifying with different languages. £5/£3, book in advance, 6.45pm

ROSE TREMAIN: Author Rose Tremain discusses 40 years of writing, with Maggie Ferguson, the Literary Director of the Royal Society of Literature. £10/£7, book in advance, 7pm

MODERN CLASSICAL MUSIC: Pianist Chad Lawson plays his modern versions of Chopin's classics at The Forge in Camden. £12.50, book in advance, 7pm

LA TRAVIATA: Olivier-award winning OperaUpClose performs an English version of La Traviata, set in the 1920s prohibition era. Takes place at Artsdepot in Finchley. £15-£25, book in advance, 7.30pm

1955 FILM: See a one-off 35mm screening of Simon and Laura, a 1955 satire of the BBC at The Cinema Museum. The film is introduced by Josephine Botting, the BFI's Curator of Fiction. £8.50, book in advance, 7.30pm

LIP SYNC BATTLE: From Britney to Backstreet Boys, bring your game face (and your friends) to the Queen of Hoxton's boys vs. girls lip sync battle — don't worry if you can't sing because no singing is required. £4/£5, book in advance, 8pm

COMEDY: Gareth Richards, Kate Lucas and Ben McGowan are on the Collywobblers Comedy line up performing at The Lordship Pub in East Dulwich. £8/£10, book in advance, 8.30pm

Good cause of the day

MACMILLAN COFFEE EVENING: Spend your evening sipping cocktails, nibbling canapés and watching entertainment curated by designer Sophie Conran at Grade I-listed Spencer House. All proceeds to Macmillan Cancer Support. £100, book in advance, 29 September

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PORTRAIT DRAWING: Parisian artist Antonia will teach you how to capture the essence of portrait drawing as you paint and pose, accompanied by a glass of wine. £25, 22 October/5 November

SRI LANKAN COOKERY: Discover how to make Sri Lankan dishes like elu mas currya (lamb curry) and vambatu currya (aubergine curry) at home, with Numi's half-day's class — get your tickets here.  £70 9/12/20 October