What we're reading:
- Electric scooter company Bird launches trial at the Olympic Park in a bid to change regulations.
- City of London concerns grow about a bad Brexit deal.
- All Points East 2019: The Chemical Brothers to headline London festival.
- Half of the Russians in London are spies, claims new report.
Things to do:
FUTURE LEADERS: Kickstart your career with a day of inspiring talks and workshops for the leaders of tomorrow. Promoting diversity in business, this is one conference not to be missed for those going places. Emirates Stadium (Arsenal), free, book ahead, 10am-4pm
STYLIST LIVE: An almighty squad of inspirational women will be serving up #goals at Olympia by bringing the much-loved Stylist magazine to life through expert talks, food and beauty stands and plenty of on-site exclusives. Olympia (Kensington), £15, book ahead, 10am-7pm
FACE VALUE: Check out Lot 5 Collective's brand new exhibition, showcasing portraiture created through a synthesis of traditional techniques and modern themes for a breathtaking, and sometimes surreal old meets new result. The Royal Opera Arcade Gallery (St James), free, just turn up, 10.30am-6pm
THE WAY THINGS ARE: Karanjit Panesar is one of the most promising artists of the moment and through this solo exhibition questions everything. Mapping the global political landscape through the images of advertising and rhetoric he has created sculpture, film, animations and text to ask if this is really the way things are. Arebyte Gallery (East India), free, just turn up, 12pm-6pm
JUICE FANZINE: Head to a celebration of Juicy Records' annual zine as they launch the latest issue featuring the hottest underrepresented up and coming artists, alongside photography by Braulio Amado. 5th Base Gallery (Brick Lane), free, book ahead, 5pm-9pm
TIGER MOTH: Set sail from your seat with Tiger Moth's nautical sounds aboard the majestic Golden Hinde. With support from Bozo Zoo, expect a free-wheeling evening of gypsy, folk, swing and world music. The Golden Hinde (London Bridge), £7.50, book ahead, 6.30pm-10pm
SEASONAL SUPPER: Feast on a veg-centric three-course dinner from the brains behind award-winning Natural Kitchen Adventures, Ceri Jones. The Pill Box Kitchen (Bethnal Green), £40, book ahead, 7pm-10pm
PANCAKES AND BOOZE: The Underdog brings together live music, over 200 pieces of artwork, a ton of booze and stacks of all you can eat pancakes for a late night pop-up to feed body and soul. Underdog Gallery, £8 cash on the door, just turn up, 7pm-1am
KATRINA GIG: Hear live music from Katrina of Katrina and the Waves and feel like you're walking on sunshine. She's bringing her heady mix of powerful voice and catchy songs to play Waves' classics and new hits from her forthcoming album. Half Moon (Putney), £15, book ahead, 8pm-11pm
HONESTY BAR: Vinery is on a mission to bring wine to the masses, removing the stuffy stereotype with a pay what you feel honesty bar of sommelier selections to a soundtrack of soul, funk and party tunes. Benk + Bo (Shoreditch), £7.99-£9.99, book ahead, 8pm-12am
Good cause of the day
Support LGBT youth charity Albert Kennedy Trust through a night of music at the Gallery Cafe on 9 November. For just £5 hear soulful sounds from Owen Duff and the boisterous Black Smock Band, in aid of a good cause.