Things to do is sponsored by Institution of Civil Engineers.
What we're reading
- Prince Harry took girlfriend Meghan Markle on a private tour of the Natural History Museum.
- Nearly half of London's boroughs still have fewer residents than they once did.
- The Met Police role-played a major terrorism incident exercise on the Thames.
- You'd think someone would notice before it got this far.
- Luminous photo of London from the International Space Station.
- Watch a druidic ceremony welcoming the Spring Equinox next to the Tower of London.
Things to do
FIELD ADVENTURES: There are 1.2m recorded species on this planet, but some estimates believe there may be as many as 100 times that. Find out what life is like for a modern field explorer, discovering these new species. Grant Museum of Zoology, free, just turn up, 1.30pm-2.30pm
GEOGRAPHICAL JOURNEYS: Experience an evening packed with tales of adventures and wonder at the Royal Geographical Society. These microlectures transport you all over the world. Royal Geographical Society, £15/£12/£9, book ahead or just turn up, 6pm-10pm
FREAKS CABARET: The freaks are out in full force at Brasserie Zédel tonight. BBC3's Mawaan Rizwan brings you the capital's biggest names in drag, including seven foot singer Gingezilla. Brasserie Zédel, £15, book ahead, 7pm
THINKING CINEMA: Buddhist monk Lobsang runs a brave social experiment in the foothills of the Himalayas. He set up a community which rescues and cares for orphaned and neglected children. But new arrival Tashi is struggling to adapt. Watch the award winning Tashi & The Monk followed by a Q&A from co-director Johnny Burke. The Thinking Cinema, £5/£3.50, book ahead, 7pm
POETS CORNER: The Black Cultural Archives present The Poets Corner, a weekly poetry and spoken event. Shoot them an email in the run-up and you can be performing. The Black Cultural Archives, £5, book ahead, 7pm-10pm
ELECTRONIC PIONEERS: 50 years ago, Camden hosted one of the UK's first ever music festivals. To celebrate that anniversary, electronic music pioneers Radiophonic Workshop perform with support from similarly legendary names, Andrew Weatherall and White Noise. Jazz Cafe, £16, book ahead, 7pm-11pm
DASH CAFÉ: The politics of the Soviet film industry is the subject being tackled at this month's Dash Café. Watch film clips from across the decades accompanied by debates with experts, and get an insight into how the industry was censored. Rich Mix, free, book ahead, 7.30pm
STAND UP HUMAN: If you could redesign the human body, what would you change? Scientists and comedians come together to tell you, basically, why your body isn't fit for purpose (and why lions are better than you). The Book Club, £5, book ahead, 7.30pm-10pm
COMEDY NIGHT: Alison Thea-Skot, Jon Pointing and BAFTA-nominated Spencer Jones are all on the line-up for WIP It Real Good character comedy night. The Betsey Trotwood, free, just turn up, 7.45pm
ESTUARY SONGS: Eight folk musicians convened in Southend to compose songs, dealing with a handful themes around the Thames Estuary. They're now performing what they've come up with. Cecil Sharp House, £12.50, book ahead, 8pm
Will Liverpool Street Crossrail station take gold at these awards?
As part of the ICE London Civil Engineering Awards, Londonist readers can have their say on the city's best infrastructure. With a shortlist of seven incredible London projects to choose from, it's a tough decision.
One of the frontrunners is Liverpool Street station's Crossrail project. As it's the deepest station on the Crossrail network, bespoke cranes that could negotiate the tunnels had to be built especially for the project. Convinced? Cast your vote here.
Art review: remembering Amy
Family photos sit opposite awards. A school jumper contrasts with the dress and shoes Amy Winehouse performed in. This intimate exhibition shows both the entertainer and a member of a loving family. It's a touching tribute and, though the two are unrelated, we think it makes a good companion piece to the documentary about her life. Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait at Jewish Museum, 129-131 Albert Street, NW1 7NB, Until 24 September, £7.50 ★★★★☆ (Open every day) Tabish Khan
Theatre review: intimate variety show
Staged in an absolute peach of a West End cabaret joint, The House of Q's latest outing once again shows off the extraordinary talents of compère and chanteur Mercury, conjurer Neil Kelso and dancer Felicity Furore. Their intimate variety show in this stylish and sexy underground boudoir encompasses sassy mashups, stunning magic and scintillating burlesque. There's rarely a dull moment in this hugely entertaining and lively show. The House of Q's Champagne Cabaret, Brasserie Zédel, 20 Sherwood Street, Soho, London W1F 7ED, £15, Shows 22 March and 10 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
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