What we're reading:
- Murals have appeared at crossings in London overnight.
- The £2 billion plan to transform Barking into a 'mini-Manhattan'.
- London Bridge Station makes seasonal typo.
- Croydon's Poundworld fined £1.2 million for mice infestation.
Things to do:
FAIR PLAY: Opening tonight, Fair Play is the inaugural art show by Women in Art Fair, which looks to rebalance gender representation in the art world. All works by the 12 exhibited artists explore femininity and what it means to be a woman today. Gallery Elena Shchukina (Mayfair), free, just turn up, 9.30am-5.30pm, until 24 March
REFRAME DEMENTIA: Hosted by Alzheimer's Research UK, this new exhibition at Oxo Tower Wharf will give you an insight into dementia, through images, music and virtual reality. Oxo Tower Wharf, free, just turn up, 11am-6pm, until 18 March
SUFFRAGETTE CITY: A century after women were given the vote, Diane Atkinson will reflect on the daring and often violent struggle women faced whilst trying to make their way into the male-heavy political system. National Archives (Kew), £4-£5, book ahead 2pm-3pm
LEGO ROBOTS: Get competitive with any big kid's ultimate dream at Drink Shop Do. Round up a team and build a winning robot out of Lego, all fuelled by beer and cocktails, obviously. Drink Shop Do (King's Cross), free when you buy a drink, book ahead, from 6pm
LADYLIKE: Ladylike is a dance theatre piece exploring the themes of sexism, stereotypes and the masks we wear, all through Afro-Cuban and contemporary dance. The Vaults (Waterloo), £10, book ahead, 6pm-7pm
CLOTHES SWAP: Exchange items you no longer wear for something that will revamp your wardrobe at the Poplar Clothes Swap. Bring up to 10 items and receive tokens which you can 'spend' on others' donations. A pop up vegan bar and café will keep you fuelled during this night of eco-shopping. The Cabin (Poplar), £2, just turn up, 6pm-8.30pm (doors open 5.30pm for browsing)
ELIZABETH LINE: Learn all about the brand new Elizabeth line, which is due to change the way London travels. This talk will give you an overview of the whole project, the key stakeholders and its notable construction activities involved. Imperial College (South Kensington), free, book ahead, 6.20pm-7.30pm
WOMEN IN HORROR FILMS: Inspired by literary beginnings with Mary Shelley and Bram Stoker, the horror genre is still a hugely popular one. Head to this workshop at City Lit to gain an insight into the portrayal of the female body in horror films through psychological interpretation. City Lit (Covent Garden), £9, book ahead, 7.40pm-9pm
TEQUILA TASTING: Don your poncho and get down to Star by Hackney Downs for an evening dedicated to Mexico's famous spirit. Maestro Tequilero Oli will guide you through the various different types of this golden nectar. Star by Hackney Downs, £10, book ahead, 8pm-10pm
MOOSTAK MUSIC: A night of improvised music awaits at Star of Kings. Moostak Trio and Dave Storey Trio will showcase instrumental improvisation, following their roaring success at Greenwich Festival last year. Star of Kings (King's Cross), free, just turn up, 8pm-11pm