What we're reading:
- Rihanna is bringing a Savage x Fenty shop to London.
- Drill music spilling out of London 'reflects youth experience.'
- London's road map to becoming the world's smartest city.
- How gin bounced back to become London's latest it drink.
- London's first male nail bar opens in Peckham.
Things to do:
GETAHEAD FESTIVAL: Beat midweek burnout with the help of not for profit Getahead Festival. They're kicking off 24 hours of fun with a sober sunrise rave, and there's massage, stand up, and live music to follow. Omeara (London Bridge), from £10, book ahead, 6am-6am
PING PONG PICNIC: Pack some snacks, a blanket, and get ready to show off your ping pong prowess as Ping! returns to our fair city. Don't forget to pick up a goodie bag. Whitehall Gardens (Westminster), free, just turn up, 11am-3pm
WORDS ON THE WATER: Authors Caroline Brothers (The Memory Stones) and Oliver Cable (Fresh Air and Empty Streets), bring you an evening of canalside readings, live music and book signings from atop a floating bookshop. The London Bookbarge, Granary Square (King's Cross), free, just turn up, 5pm-9pm
NICE AND TOASTY: Calling all lovers of baked goods — House of Toast's carby quiz-slash-dance party is back. Assemble a batch of fellow gluten gluttons for a toast-ally awesome quiz and construction competition and watch your competition crumble. Drink, Shop & Do (King's Cross), £5, book ahead, 7pm
HERBACEOUS SUPPER CLUB: Feast on a three-course menu of foraged delights within Bluebird Chelsea's idyllic courtyard. The restaurant has partnered with The Botanist gin to present a supper club that's bursting with spring flavours (and gin). Bluebird Chelsea, £45, book ahead, 7pm
NEW MOON DANCE: For a decade, women have been gathering to dance under the light of a full moon at St Peter's Church in celebration and support of one another. Now, all self-identifying women are invited to celebrate the beginning of a new lunar cycle as part of Rhythm Village's festival of movement. No need to feel left out, boys — there's a dance for you too. St Peter's Church/Bolney Meadow Community Centre (Vauxhall), by donation, book ahead, 7.30pm-9.30pm
THE MUSIC QUIZ: Show off your music knowledge at the Half Moon's pub quiz. There's a £75 bar tab up for grabs, as well as free tickets to the gig of your team's choice. Half Moon (Putney), £5, book ahead, 8pm
PROTEST ANTHEMS: For decades, activists have used music to call out injustices and inspire change. Celebrate protest songs old and new at a jazz-inflected evening hosted by music journalist Paul Morley. Aures London (Waterloo), from £5, book ahead, 8pm
BEAR FUNNY: Themes of confidence, companionship, and origami in multi-award winning comedian Ian Smith's new show, Craft. See it alongside Sarah Callaghan's new set before they both hit the Fringe. The Finsbury (Manor House), free, book ahead, 8.30pm-10.30pm
Good cause of the day
Prepare to be pummelled by a rainbow of colour as you run 5k across London. The NSPCC is The Color Run's official charity partner this year, and they ask that you raise £100 in sponsors ahead of event on 8 July.