Things To Do Today In London: Monday 27 March 2017

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HEINZ BEANS: Celebrate all things beans at Selfridges. A pop-up is opening to mark the 50th anniversary of Heinz Meanz Beanz. Buy yourself a limited edition can for £2, or tuck into dishes including Beanz with scrambled egg or crispy bacon for £3. Selfridges Foodhall, dishes £3, just turn, 27 March-23 April

AIRFIELD: This huge artistic instillation from Anneliese Gilchrist, explores the Berlin airfield Flughafen Tempelhof and its many roles over time. The Gallery, Craft Central, free, just turn up, noon-8pm

MEN'S MENTAL HEALTH: Male suicide is the biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK. This expert panel discusses what can be done to change that. China Exchange, £10, book ahead, 6.30pm-7.45pm

VIDEO GAME MUSIC: Everyone remembers the chip tunes from old school video games. This evening of talks looks at how video games have influenced the relationship between popular music and bleeps and bloops. Museum of London, £12/£9, book ahead, 7pm

Never Fade Sessions at The Social

TERRARIUM: A terrarium is an ecosystem unto itself. Learn about their history and how to care for them, and build your own at this creative workshop in Camberwell. The Tiger, £30, book ahead, 7pm-8.15pm

WINE AND CHEESE QUIZ: Unfortunately, you'll need more than a stellar knowledge of wine and cheese to do well in this quiz — general knowledge comes into it too. There are plenty of delicious prizes up for grabs though. Vivat Bacchus Farringdon, £10, book ahead, 7pm-10pm

FOLK MUSIC: Never Fade Records take over of The Social for the evening, where they present stripped down acoustic performances from up and coming musicians. The Social, £10, book ahead, 7pm-10pm

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Hear two of London's most popular choirs — Hackney Singers and Lewisham Choral Society — join forces to perform Bach's B Minor. Royal Festival Hall, £12-£32, book ahead, 7.30pm

INTEGRITY: Canadian turned Londoner John Hastings is bringing some much needed Integrity to this city, in the form of his new comedy show. The Soho Theatre, from £12, book ahead, 9pm, until 29 March


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Cocktails in the City: Much more than mojitos

Cocktail connoisseurs, listen up. There's a whole weekend dedicated to cocktails coming to London. Cocktails in the City pops up at One Marylebone from 30 March until 1 April, celebrating tipples from all over the globe.

There'll be 25 world-class bars serving up signatures sips and inventive concoctions for you to sample. With creative bartenders and in-house infusions, rum punch workshops and make-your-own-gin classes, this promises to be way more than a cocktail party.

Tickets for Cocktails in the City are £15 and include entry and a cocktail.


Art review: get in the face of Björk

Copyright Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones

This new gallery across two houses in Whitechapel has pulled together some fantastic works in its latest exhibition. If you missed the Virtual Reality Björk exhibition at Somerset House, here's a chance to get face to face with her. It's very intense. Plus there are music videos, prints and sculptures in this eye-catching show. Immortal at Gallery 46, 46 Ashfield Street, E1 2AJ, until 1 April, free (booking recommended for the Björk piece) ★★★★☆ (Tuesday-Saturday) Tabish Khan

Theatre review: earthy and elevated

English National Ballet brings three late-20th century ballets to the Sadler's stage in this mixed bill of modern classics. American choreographer William Forsyth's hyperathletic In The Middle, Somewhat Elevated brought a young Sylvie Guillem to the attention of the world 30 years ago; the jade unitards and 80s electronic music are a little dated now, but Forsyth's explosive, angular choreography remains refreshingly modern. On press night the opening sections suffered from a few wobbles in the unison, following which the company settled into a secure and confident performance featuring an outstanding Tiffany Herman. Hans van Manen's Adagio Hammerklavier provides a lyrical respite before the main draw of the programme: Pina Bausch's earthy 1975 masterpiece The Rite Of Spring, formidably danced by the company and as potent and visceral as ever in its depiction of pagan sacrifice. English National Ballet — Pina Bausch / William Forsythe / Hans van Manen, Sadler's Wells Theatre. Rosebery Avenue , EC1R 4TN, £12-£55 23 March - 1 April ★★★★☆ Lise Smith

Good cause for the day

TEENAGE CANCER TRUST: Teenage Cancer Trust's takeover of the Royal Albert Hall begins tonight, with a gig from Olly Murs. A great time to be had, in aid of an important cause. Royal Albert Hall, various prices, book ahead, 27 March-2 April

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