Things To Do This Weekend In London 2-3 March 2019

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Last chance to see the Peanuts exhibition at Somerset House

LAST CHANCE: It's your final chance to see the Peanuts exhibition, featuring original sketches, merchandise and memorabilia and other gimcrack related to Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the gang. If you grew up with the comic strips, you may find your perceptions of your favourite characters challenged somewhat. Somerset House, £14, book ahead, until 3 March

CUTTY SARK CARNIVAL: Cutty Sark hosts a family-friendly, Brazilian-themed carnival for anyone aged 4+. It celebrates the ship's journeys to Brazil, when it was owned by Portugal and known as the Ferreira. Cutty Sark (Greenwich), included in admission, just turn up, 2-3 March

JEWISH BOOK WEEK: This celebration of Jewish authors and literature begins this weekend, with a programme covering everything from fiction to biographies to cook books. Several events have already sold out so book soon if you see something you fancy. Various prices and locations, book ahead, 2-10 March

SPARE PARTS: Be one of the first to see Science Gallery's new exhibition, Spare Parts. It focuses on organ transplants and tissue regeneration in the human body, and looks at both organic and engineered ways of rebuilding the human body. Science Gallery (London Bridge), free, just turn up, 28 February-12 May

Saturday 2 March

The Hendon Band of the Salvation Army performs

WOMEN AND ARMY: Find out the roles that women have played in the Army, and how they've helped shape it into what it is today. The family-friendly programme of music, performances and talks includes the tale of Mother Ross, who disguised herself as a man to join the Army before women were allowed to. National Army Museum (Chelsea), free, just turn up, 10am-4pm

CRAFTY FOX: 50 regular Crafty Fox Market traders appear at the sample and seconds sale, giving the public a chance to get their hands on artworks and craft pieces from jewellery to prints to ceramics to knitted items — at a bargain price. Mercato Metropolitano (Elephant & Castle), free entry, just turn up, 11am-5pm

LONDON ON WHEELS: Museum of London hosts a bus tour around some of the key sites that featured in the city’s suffrage movement. Ride the vintage Routemaster through the City and Westminster while Rachel Kolsky, author of Women's London, points out the key sites, and explains the difference between suffragists and Suffragettes. Age 16+. Museum of London,£28/£25, book ahead, 1.30pm

SEWING MACHINES: One of London's most niche museums has its monthly open day today. The Sewing Machine Museum is home to hundreds of the machines, including one that was given to Queen Victoria's eldest daughter as a wedding present. Here's what happened when we visited last year. London Sewing Machine Museum (Tooting), free (donations welcome), just turn up, 2pm-5pm

DISNEY MUSIC: Tracks from the Broadway shows of The Lion King, Tarzan, Aladdin, Mary Poppins, and other Disney favourites are all performed live by West End singers in this special concert. Royal Albert Hall,  £16-£90.63, book ahead, 2.30pm/7.30pm

MAD MAX: Watch 2015 film Mad Max: Fury Road, tonight's Silver Screen Science Fiction screening in Greenwich. The post-apocalyptic action film follows a woman rebelling against a tyrannical ruler in search of her homeland, helped by a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max. Royal Observatory (Greenwich), £10.30/£8.20/£9.30, book ahead, 6pm-8.30pm

SALVATION ARMY: The Hendon Band — one of the Salvation Army's finest brass bands — performs in a former church, accompanied by renowned trumpeter Philip Cobb, Principal at the London Symphony Orchestra. Gemma Hinchliffe and Una Voce provide the vocals. LSO St Luke's (Old Street), £15/£16.50, book ahead, 7pm

PASS IT ON: Comedian Lucy Porter's new stand-up show, Pass It On, muses on what we receive from our ancestors and what we pass on to future generations — think dodgy knees and global warming. ArtsDepot (North Finchley), from £12, book ahead, 8pm

Sunday 3 March

Rummage through a vintage sale in Islington

BOY AND MERMAID: Three storytellers weave a tale of musical merfolk, live on stage. The Boy And The Mermaid is set in a tiny fishing village where a boy, who lives with his grandmother, is forbidden from venturing beyond the shore, but nonetheless manages to strike up an unlikely friendship. Age 5+. ArtsDepot (North Finchley), from £9, book ahead, 11am/2pm

VINTAGE SALE: Vintage and retro clothing is sold by the weight at this sale, where you can pick up preloved items for £12 a kilo. Candid Arts (Islington), £2 entry, just turn up, 11am-4pm

KIRKALDY MUSEUM: The Kirkaldy Testing Museum's monthly opening is today. One of London's lesser-known museums, it contains Kirkaldy's unique Universal Testing Machine — the huge hydraulic powered invention he designed to test whether building materials were strong enough. Time your visit right and you might see it in action. We visited in 2015. Kirkaldy's Testing Museum (London Bridge), £8/£6, just turn up, 11am-5pm

RECORD FAIR: Spend your afternoon browsing through all manner of vinyl at Hackney Record Fair. Over 50 stalls, including record vendors and independent sellers, are selling hundreds of records — you might just stumble across the one you've been seeking for years. Earth (Hackney), £2 entry, just turn up, 11am-6pm

SPIFFING MAGIC: Time-travelling magicians Morgan and West bring their Utterly Spiffing Magic Show to north London. Expect to have your mind boggled by illusions, tomfoolery, magic and silliness in the family-friendly production. Jacksons Lane (Highgate), £12.95, book ahead, 12pm/3pm

SWING NINJAS: Seven-piece band the Swing Ninjas perform a blend of New Orleans swing, spirituals, blues and Cajun jazz in this lunchtime gig at one of London's best jazz bars. Hideaway (Streatham), £10, book ahead, 2pm

JOHN WILLIAMS: Having written theme music for Harry Potter, Jaws, Star Wars, and ET, it's fair to say that composer John Williams is something of a Hollywood legend. Hear some of his best-loved film tunes performed live by the London Concert Orchestra. Southbank Centre, £16.50-£47.50, book ahead, 3pm

LIVE MUSIC: Performing both classical and present day tunes, the Pixels Ensemble is a group of chamber music players. Today they stick to the classical side of things, showcasing work by Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. Conway Hall (Holborn), £12/£10, book ahead, 6.30pm-8.30pm