What we're reading
- Bosses at London's key cultural institutions talk about the importance of the city's nightlife for the #savenightlife campaign.
- A Chinese land holdings firm has bought The Cheesegrater for £1.15 billion.
- The changing composition of the Battersea Power Station development.
- Tower Hamlets rejects plans for Time Out food market in Spitalfields.
- A man has died after a stabbing on Upper Street in Islington.
Things to do today
URBAN FOOD FEST: The smash hit street food is heading indoors for the first time. Visit Selfridges Food Hall for the first day of the Urban Food Fest deli and taste delicious dishes from around the world. Selfridges, free (sadly the food isn't), just turn up, 9.30am-9pm
SILVERSMITHING FAIR: Head to Chelsea Old Town Hall to see the best in silversmithing and mixed media jewellery. Chelsea Old Town Hall, £6, just turn up, 10am-6pm
BUGGING NAZIS: During the second world war, British intelligence bugged the conversations of German prisoners of war for an upper hand. Dr Helen Fry examines this deceptive act. Bentley Priory Museum, £3, just turn up, 11am-noon
ISMS OF MODERN ART: The early modern period (1905-1915) was filled with a number of isms in the art world. Cubism, Orphism, Futurism, etc. all contributed to the birth of the ultimate ism: Modernism. This lecture investigates the proliferation of art movements during this era. Old Town Hall, Richmond, £12, book ahead, 11am-noon
MAKING NATURE: Drop into the Wellcome Collection's exhibition Making Nature for a tour and chat with its curator Honor Beddard on the process of putting it all together. Wellcome Collection, free, just turn up, 6pm-6.45pm
RECONSTRUCTING BONES: Guided by the hands of seasoned anthropologists, excavate, reconstruct and investigate five skeletal structures. Age 16+. Museum of London, £28/£21/£20, book ahead, 7pm
HOCKNEY AND MUSIC: The Tate Britain and Festival No. 6 are putting on a night to remember. You can see the fantastic David Hockney retrospective, enjoy live music from Blossoms, poetry from John Cooper Clarke and much more. Tate Britain, £69, book ahead, 7.30pm-11.55pm
GYM THEATRE: "Will has one true love but is it Bec or the gym?" Head to Pleasance Theatre for a semi-staged reading of A Gym Thing, a love story from an addict's point of view. Pleasance Theatre, £5, book ahead, 7.45pm
MUSICAL SATIRE: It's been a tough time for Mitch Benn. He's 46 and his childhood heroes are dropping like flies. How long can it be till the grim reaper comes knocking for him? Benn confronts death with hilarious musical consequences. Bloomsbury Theatre, £15/£13, book ahead, 8pm
KARAOKE: Bethnal Green Working Men's Club is keeping it simple with a karaoke night — time to show that you were always meant for superstardom. Free shots for people with the nerve to get up on stage. Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, free, just turn up, 8pm-1am
Art review: an electrifying exhibition
The Wellcome Collection takes on the vital energy source we all rely on. Charting humanity's history of believing God created lightning to the futuristic Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, via experiments with twitching frogs legs and the construction of the National Grid. This show is fascinating throughout and yet another success for the always brilliant Wellcome Collection. Electricity: The Spark of Life at Wellcome Collection. Until 25 June, free. ★★★★☆ (Tuesday-Sunday) Tabish Khan
Theatre review: not the sharpest axe in the tool shed
Based on the story of cause célèbre, Lizzie Borden, who may or may not have chopped up her parents in Victorian America, this Danish show is less a musical and more of a concert with minimal theatricality, consisting of alternating rock ballads and strident guitar numbers. Think of a particularly bizarre Eurovision Balkan entry that has been shopping at the tackier end of Camden Market and you'll get the picture. The four singers have fine voices but ultimately it's a blunt weapon. Lizzie, Greenwich Theatre, Crooms Hill, SE10 8ES, £25/£20, until 12 March ★★☆☆☆ Chris Bridges
Good cause for the day
EXTREME VETTING: This comedy night presents seven comics from Trump's seven banned countries. All proceeds go to Refugee Action. Boondocks Diner, £5, book ahead, 7.30pm
Fun things to do with our friends and sponsor Funzing...
Learn about London's debauched, drunken and disorderly history on this tour of the sordid side of the West End. Have you heard the story of the 15ft high tsunami of beer which rushed through the streets of London? Or about London's unluckiest theatre and most morbidly-located church? This tour will take you from the Covent Garden to Somerset House, entertaining you with tales of hangmen and criminals, prostitutes and paupers and the eccentric characters of Georgian London along the way. Get tickets
Camden's known for its street art, but how much do you really know about it? Explore the street art of Camden, and learn about the people who make it from an insider. You''ll visit pieces of street art that are off the beaten track, and get an insight into their possible meaning and inspiration. This two-hour tour will enable you to see Camden in a new light. Get tickets
Visit old pubs, even older churches, hidden rivers, mysterious tunnels and more on this tour of hidden Londo. You'll hear tales of the myths and legends which made the City of London what it is today, and find out the area's links to nursery rhymes and literary figures. Get tickets
Get sorted into one of the four magical houses of Hogwarts, and go in exploration of the city’s famous filming locations on this 2-hour walking tour. You’ll meet your guide outside the Palace Theatre, where Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is showing, and set off on your journey across town - following in the footsteps of Deatheaters, visiting the inspiration for Knocturn Alley, and marvelling at the Ministry of Magic. And you better brush up on your Potter knowledge, because you can earn points for your house along the way, by taking part in trivia quizzes. The winners? You’ll find out when the tour ends at Platform 9 3/4… Get tickets