Something For The Weekend in London: February 22-24
How should you spend the last weekend of February in the capital? How about hitting up Lunchtime Disco at its new locale, learning loads about Bangladeshi culture at the Bargehouse, indulging in another fried chicken pop-up and maybe heading to Covent Garden to discover why nostalgic poster art simply rocks.
ALTERNATIVE: Lunchtime Disco at The Book Club, 100-106 Leonard St, London EC2A 4RH.
How much: FREE (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for guest list and table reservations)
We say: This acclaimed afternoon party has moved home to The Book Club, so Shoreditchers can now get their groove on from 12-3pm.
ART & CULTURE: Oitij-jo festival at Bargehouse, Oxo Tower, Southbank, London SE1 9PH
How much: From FREE to £7.50
We say: If you ever wanted to discover more about Bangladeshi culture, this three-day festival will be a worthwhile introduction, featuring fashion, literature, music and exhibitions.
ART & CULTURE: Bitch Boxer at Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, London W1D 3NE
How much: FREE
We say: This one-woman play received rave reviews last year for its engaging narrative that explores a female boxer’s bid for glory at the 2012 Olympics. Though the Games are long gone, the show’s still a stunner.
ART & CULTURE: Poster Art 150 at London Transport Museum Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7BB
How much: £15
They say: Complete a visit to Covent Garden this weekend by swinging by this new exhibition of classic poster art that once decorated our tube networks. There’s even work by the legendary Man Ray.
EAT & DRINK: Lucky Fried Chicken at the Grafton, 20 Prince of Wales Road, London, NW5 3LG
How much: FREE
We say: Gourmet fried chicken seems to be the food du jour in these austere times, so unsurprisingly, another pop-up has arrived to trump all those before it. Lucky Fried Chicken may be poking fun at KFC but from what we hear, the food is a million times better. Sunday lunch perhaps?
ALTERNATIVE: Oscar Night at The Roxy, 128-132 Borough High St London SE1 1LB
How much: £10
We say: Enjoy this year’s Oscars in style at the Roxy, who’ll be rolling out the red carpet, popping the Prosecco and running competitions for the best dressed while screening the awards well into the morning. It’s a late one for a Sunday, mind you, but it’s sure to be plenty of fun.
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