Things To Do Today In London: Wednesday 1 March 2017

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Four Solos In The Wild at Tate Modern

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FILM CLUB: At the age of three, a young boy named Owen stopped speaking and was diagnosed with autism. Track his journey making sense of reality through Disney movies in Life, Animated. There's a bring your baby along screening in the morning as well. Stanley's Film Club, £8/£6/£5, book ahead, 10am-1pm and 7pm-11pm

WOODLAND DANCING: Four Solos In The Wild depicts the oddly liberating experience of dancing solo in the woods. It's part of the Oska Bright Film Festival, a showcase for films featuring and created by people with learning disabilities. Tate Modern, £4, book ahead, 1pm-3pm

DIGGING FIRE: The Great Fire Of London was a while ago — but we can still learn a lot about it through archaeology. Gustav Milne talks about his experiences and insights from fire digs. Museum of London, free, book ahead, 3pm

PUB SCIENCE: There are so many animals on Earth — but how much do we really know about them and how they live? Dr Ross Piper investigates this... in a pub. Old King's Head, donation recommended, just turn up, 6pm

BEER & BURGERS: Czech beer giants Pilsner Urquell teams up with Cumbrian Speciality Meats and Draft House. Eat Galloway beef and wash it down with unpasteurised tank beer, brought directly overnight from Plzeñ. Draft House Chancery, £15, book ahead, 6.30pm-7.30pm and 8pm-9pm

Digging Fire at Museum of London

LIFE AFTER BREXIT: Brexit was a seismic shock to a London that voted to remain. This panel discusses what comes next. University of Westminster, free, book ahead, 7pm-9pm

COMEDY SHORTS: Come along and watch some comedy short films (and meet their creators) at The Book Club. The event is deaf and hard-of-hearing friendly. The Book Club, £3, book ahead, 7pm-11pm

FESTIVAL LAUNCH: Rich Mix are launching their Arab Women Artists Now festival with an evening of comedy, music and visual arts. Rich Mix, free, just turn up, 7.30pm

ANGRY BOATER: Joel Sanders has lived a life of rags to riches to rage. He was performing in the top comedy clubs in America and now he lives on a boat on the London canal. Probably not the best place to be for a man with high blood pressure. Backyard Comedy Club, £10, book ahead, 7.45pm-9.45pm

JAZZ NIGHT: A night of jazz, funk and soul is in store at Brasserie Zedel, with the tunes coming from Noel McCalla and the Derek Nash Band. Brasserie Zedel, £20, book ahead, 9pm

Art review: Thunderbirds are go

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This small and fascinating exhibition looks at the cultures of the Pacific Northwest coast. We're greeted by a large welcome figure, encounter armour, ceremonial masks and many other artefacts from history and present day. An insightful look into a culture we knew little about. Where the Thunderbird lives: Cultural resilience on the Northwest coast of North America, The British Museum, Room 91. Until 27 August ★★★★☆ (Open every day)

Theatre review: A Night to remember

Boasting not one but three names from the cult Channel 4 comedy Green Wing, this new production of Shakespeare's comedy of mistaken identity and court intrigue amps up the Bard's gender-bending theme. It sees Tamsin Grieg headline as the upright and uptight housekeeper Malvolia alongside Oliver Chris (Orsino) and Doon Mackichan (Feste); the latter is an especially superb interpretation of the Fool, somewhere between hipster reveller and hippy chanteuse. Tim McMullan's Sir Toby Belch turns up the debauchery to eleven, Imogen Doel as Fabia is a masterful clown and Phoebe Fox should walk away with awards for her hilarious Olivia. Simon Goodwin's direction is a happy, snappy affair aided and abetted by Soutra Gilmour's sublime design. The RSC has its own version coming later this year but they should know: Goodwin has set the bar very high with this brilliant take on the classic. Twelfth Night, National Theatre, South Bank, SE1 9PX, £29-£60, until 13 May ★★★★★ Franco Milazzo

Good cause for the day

LORD MAYOR'S CURRY: It's the 10th annual Lord Mayor's Big Curry Lunch, raising funds for ABF The Soldier's Charity. Last year the event raised over £1.5m for soldiers who risked so much in Afghanistan and Iraq. Catch up with your mates over a curry, enter a silent auction and prize draw, all in the name of a fantastic cause. Guildhall, book ahead, £100, 6 April, noon-3pm