Things To Do Today In London: Monday 8 October 2018

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Channel MJ at this dance class

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INSPIRING ART: Hands up who needs a boost on Mondays? Check out Samantha Luise Emery's solo exhibition celebrating iconic and inspirational women through embroidery, painting and photography to be reminded of your sheros. The Brick Lane Gallery (Shoreditch), free, just turn up, 10am-6pm

REMNANTS AND REALISATION: Get behind the scenes at the reopened Smithson building, grade II listed and former home to The Economist, it's now housing a major display of artist Adam Ball's energetic artwork. Last chance today. The Smithson Building (St James), free, just turn up, 12pm-7pm

SHERRY WEEK: There's literally nothing there isn't a week for, and so with that in mind, celebrate International Sherry Week with a tasting of the sweet stuff paired up with carnivorous delicacies touted as 'the best in the world'. Pizarro Restaurant (Bermondsey), £16, book ahead, 12pm-10.45pm

EPIC THEATRE: A condensed version of Aeschylus's classic trilogy, over an hour you'll encounter theatrical magic in the retelling of a truly legendary family as they dice with murder, vengeance and honour. Pleasance Theatre (Holloway), £12, book ahead, 4.30pm-5.30pm

MUSIC THEORY: Join expert Tom Service to explore the origins of listening in a fascinating talk that hopes to get to the bottom of what listening to music really means, how we hear and why on earth we find radio jingles so damn catchy. Museum of London, free, just turn up, 6pm-7pm

Celebrate Sherry Week

GET CRAFTY: Put the hip in hip flask with this craft event designed to help you channel your inner artist and decorate your own drinking vessel. All sparkles included and you can have a tipple from the bar while you do it. Drink, Shop & Do (King's Cross), £5, just turn up, 6pm-10pm

DIVERSITY IN SCIENCE: Exploring the work of black scientists from AI to genetics, this panel of experts demonstrates how cutting-edge tech is redressing the balance to bring diversity to STEM. The Royal Institution of Great Britain (Mayfair), £16, book ahead, 7pm-8.30pm

MOVE LIKE MJ: It's never too early to start Halloween prepping, so head to this dance class to master moves like MJ and you'll be ready to thrill. Drink, Shop & Do (King's Cross), £15, book ahead, 7pm-9pm

SHANE WARNE: Hear about the life of a living legend from the man himself. Cricketing superstar Shane Warne will be in conversation with rival Mike Atherton at The Oval, overlooking the pitch where it all happened. The Kia Oval (Kennington), £30, book ahead, 7.30pm

SINGER-SONGWRITER: Sway your way into Tuesday with live songs from Beautiful Tragedy, the latest album and haunting soundtrack of self-discovery by Canadian singer-songwriter Josh Taerk. Half Moon (Putney), £2, book ahead, 7.30pm

Good cause of the day

Pledge to join the SleepWalk for Shelter and help to fight homelessness this winter. Winding through London from Liverpool Street to Waterloo this walk will generate money to prevent life on the cold, hard streets.