We've got discount tickets for a fantastic new play, Seventeen. Scroll down for details.
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Things to do
ART FAIR: 90 specialist dealers descend on Chelsea today for the start of BADA Fine Art Fair, selling traditional, modern and contemporary art and antiques. Duke of York Square, £20, book ahead, until 21 March
HAIRCUT ON THE HOUSE: Ted's Grooming Room in Lancaster Place turns one today, but instead of you giving them a gift, they're offering you one. You can get the 'Cut A Long Story Short' haircut, for free. Ted's Grooming Room, free, just turn up, 9am-6.30pm (first come, first served)
ORGAN SESSION: Union Chapel welcomes legendary organist Donald MacKenzie, best known for playing the mighty five-manual organ at Leicester Square Odeon. Union Chapel, free, just turn up, 10am-1pm
TRACE YOUR FAMILY: If your ancestors are from London, there's a good chance their trade is recorded somewhere in Guildhall Library. With the help of the librarians, discover your family's past. Guildhall Library, £5.90, book ahead, 2pm-3.30pm
VR ART: The House of Peroni lands in Soho, allowing you to step inside a piece of art. There's also a bar area serving (you guessed it) Peroni. House of Peroni, £20 (includes beer or cocktail), just turn up, 5pm-10.30pm
BELIEF VS DUTY: Most open-heart surgery in children requires the use of donor blood. This goes against the beliefs of Jehovah's Witnesses, which causes tensions between clinical teams and devout families. Professor Martin Elliot lectures on this tension and discusses options for surgery without donor blood. Museum of London, free, just turn up, 6pm-7pm
A CAPPELLA: Yale University's a cappella group Something Extra covers every genre from pop to jazz to folk to indie rock in this rare appearance across the pond. The Underdog, London Bridge, £5, just turn up 7.30pm-8.45pm
FREE COMEDY: Every Wednesday night, the Trafalgar Tavern in Greenwich hosts free comedy. The pub has seen William Gladstone and Charles Dickens eat side-by-side, so if the comedy sucks, entertain yourself by thinking about what they might have discussed. Trafalgar Tavern, free, just turn up, 7.30pm-9.30pm
SEBRIGHT ARMS: Legendary Hackney music venue, The Sebright Arms, pushes on with a series of gigs celebrating its reopening. Tonight, it's meditative singer songwriter Nilüfer Yanya. Sebright Arms, £6, book ahead, 8pm
Don't miss your chance to grab tickets at a £10 discount for Seventeen — the critically-acclaimed play at the Lyric Hammersmith.
Seventeen is set after the end of the last day of school, when everyone's meant to move on. It's about the cusp of adulthood, the cusp of complete change.
But Seventeen is a coming-of-age story with a difference — one with some surprises up its sleeve...
If you want to come and watch it with fellow Londonist readers, we have a batch of tickets to the performance on 20 March. Even better, you'll get £10 off your tickets, with the best seats in the house for just £25.
For more details and to book your tickets, click here.
Art review: war and landscapes
We like how the House of Illustration introduces us to artists we've never heard of. Case in point Linda Kitson who worked for the BBC. We see images of war from the Falklands, plus her latest works covering landscapes. Not all the images were to our liking in this small one room exhibition, but we loved the ghoulish plague pit. Linda Kitson: Drawings and Projects at House of Illustration, £7.50, Until 30 April ★★★☆☆ (Tuesday-Sunday) Tabish Kahn
Theatre review: kosher cougars
It's a dark night in Dalston. It isn't stormy but you know you're in for bad weather. Council estate local Gina brings in a young devout Jewish man from outside her flat. Some of the lads on the estate have injured him after he was visiting the local slapper. He can't go home as it's the sabbath. And he doesn't want to face his fiancee. Gina is an ex-nurse and full-time carer. But just what care does young Gideon need? Michelle Collins and Joe Coen are engaging in their banter. Steward Permutt's script is full of laugh out loud moments. But the piece feels like it has several endings. Perhaps choosing one would give it more of an edge. A Dark Night in Dalston, Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, N4 3JP, £14.50-£18, Until 1 April ★★★★☆ (Tuesday to Saturday) Paul Ewing
Good cause for the day
WORLD OF RHINOS: Here's an evening of illuminating discussions on the Wild World of Rhinos. Hear first hand from the people trying to save them in Africa. All funds go towards making sure more of these wonderful animals survive. The Royal Institution, £95/£30/£25, book ahead, 23 March, 6pm-10pm
Fun things to do with our friends and sponsor Funzing...
Learn about London's debauched, drunken and disorderly history on this tour of the sordid side of the West End. Have you heard the story of the 15ft high tsunami of beer which rushed through the streets of London? Or about London's unluckiest theatre and most morbidly-located church? This tour will take you from the Covent Garden to Somerset House, entertaining you with tales of hangmen and criminals, prostitutes and paupers and the eccentric characters of Georgian London along the way. Get tickets
Camden's known for its street art, but how much do you really know about it? Explore the street art of Camden, and learn about the people who make it from an insider. You''ll visit pieces of street art that are off the beaten track, and get an insight into their possible meaning and inspiration. This two-hour tour will enable you to see Camden in a new light. Get tickets
Visit old pubs, even older churches, hidden rivers, mysterious tunnels and more on this tour of hidden Londo. You'll hear tales of the myths and legends which made the City of London what it is today, and find out the area's links to nursery rhymes and literary figures. Get tickets
Get sorted into one of the four magical houses of Hogwarts, and go in exploration of the city’s famous filming locations on this 2-hour walking tour. You’ll meet your guide outside the Palace Theatre, where Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is showing, and set off on your journey across town - following in the footsteps of Deatheaters, visiting the inspiration for Knocturn Alley, and marvelling at the Ministry of Magic. And you better brush up on your Potter knowledge, because you can earn points for your house along the way, by taking part in trivia quizzes. The winners? You’ll find out when the tour ends at Platform 9 3/4… Get tickets