Things to do today is sponsored by Bourne & Hollingsworth.
What we're reading
- The Switch House has boosted business at Tate Modern.
- As the housing crisis worsens, developers are taking advantage by building dog kennel flats in Barnet.
- Examining the corrupt wealth fuelling the housing crisis.
- Sexist tube advert is taken down after backlash.
- A giant anchor is returning home to Deptford High Street.
Things to do today
WALKING FESTIVAL: Walking: a form of exercise AND a way of exploring a new area. Do both in this week-long walking festival from CoolTan Arts. Today's event explores Charlie Chaplin's London. Various places and prices, book ahead, 28 March-2 April
BEER FESTIVAL: The Wandsworth Common Spring Beer Festival brings 100 cask ales and 25 craft ciders to Le Gothique restaurant and bar, along with live music and festival food. Wandsworth Common, £4/£3, book ahead, 29-31 March
MICROHOUSING DEBATE: Is microhousing — the act of building smaller homes — an appropriate and effective way of dealing with London's housing crisis and ensuring that people aren't priced out of the city? This Centre for London debate brings expert panelists together to discuss the pros and cons. 7A Howick Place, Victoria, free, book ahead, 6pm-8.30pm
SCIENCE MUSEUM LATE: Get your geek on at Science Museum's monthly late opening. Go hunting for meteorites, watch your heart pump, or dance at the silent disco. 18+, Science Museum, free, just turn up (be prepared to queue), 6.45pm-10pm
PIANO DAY: The piano is an incredibly versatile instrument. To mark Piano Day 2017, witness it utilised in an evening of jazz, grime and dance. Union Chapel, £15, book ahead, 7pm
DOCHEADS: A cinematic exhibition of short documentaries chronicling topics as varied as the far-right in Bradford, to car crashes in Cambodia. The Horse Hospital, £6, book ahead, 7pm
LA VOIX: Travel around the globe with some of the world's greatest divas in the La Voix's new show, Red Hot Globe Trot. Brasserie Zedel, £25, book ahead, 7pm
PUNK KINGS OF DYSLEXIA: Housmans bookshop hosts poet and punk-zine writer Stephen Micalef who will be reading from his book The Punk Kings of Dyslexia, a poetry collection about how the punk scene changed his life. Housmans, King's Cross, £3, book ahead, 7pm
BREXIT COMEDY: For a lot of people living in the capital Brexit isn't a laughing matter, leaving many EU nationals living here worried about their status. A short talk on the where these EU nationals stand, is followed by comedians cheering people up on the day article 50 is triggered. Conway Hall, £12/£8, book ahead, 7.30pm-11pm
REGGAEOKE: Karaoke and reggae. Pretty much does what it say on the tin. Oh, there will also be a live band backing you, to truly bring the vibes. Queen of Hoxton, £10/£15, book ahead, 7.30pm-midnight
NINETIES THEATRE: The Skriker is a theatre production telling the story of a shapeshifter tormenting two sisters and the underworld. Styx, £15, book ahead, 29 March-1 April
Sample drinks from the world's best bars at this cocktail celebration
From retro mixers to foraged ingredients, check out what's new in the mixology world at Cocktails in the City, an entire weekend dedicated to our favourite tipples.
Housed in the stunning One Marylebone, Cocktails in the City is a three-day event celebrating the vibrant and the varied when it comes to cocktails. Showcasing 25 bars from all over the world, you'll be able to sample drinks from expert bartenders from Oslo and Stockholm without having to leave London — or even the building.
Running from 6-11pm from 30 March until 1 April, we suggest you get booking for this ultimate cocktail experience — tickets include entry and a cocktail.
Art review: a soul sucking cloud
Step into darkness for two supremely atmospheric films. Both are projected into cavernous spaces, one where we stand at the top of steps and watch souls get sucked into a giant cloud. In the other a giant space feels claustrophobic as roots grow on screen and sound reverberates us — we felt like people could appear from the darkness around us. A fantastic first visit for us to this gallery in Vauxhall. IC98: Meditations on the Anthropocene at Beaconsfield, 22 Newport street, SE11 6AY, until 23 April, free ★★★★★ (Wednesday-Sunday) Tabish Khan
Theatre review: violence crawls beneath the surface
Nina Segal's latest play is a profoundly unnerving and keenly perceptive portrayal of the violence that lurks beneath the surface of our society. Turning a mirror on its audience, Dan Hutton's production is tense, dark, and assaulting. Big Guns shows real promise from a writer who is not afraid to pick her world apart and reveal the horror at its heart. Big Guns, The Yard Theatre, Queen's Yard, E9 5EN, £15 - £17, until 8 April ★★★★☆ Savannah Whaley
Good cause for the day
COMEDY PUB QUIZ: Join The Quizards of Aus — comedians Sarah Bennetto and Bec Hill — for a rollicking pub quiz. Ridiculous rounds include: butts in film and most evil photo ID. All proceeds go to Doctors Without Borders in Aleppo. The Bill Murray, £10/£20, book ahead, 8pm-10pm