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Something For The Weekend in London: April 12-14

Matilda Egere-Cooper

something1 300x140 Something For The Weekend in London: April 12 14Now that we’re into the start of the festival season, choosing what to do on the weekend should be a breeze – so make some space in your calendar for La Linea 13, Udderbelly and the Warp Films at 10 season over the next few weeks, while one-offs like the Dante Fried Chicken brunch and the Gaia’s Show of Hands are two destinations this weekend that simply can’t be missed.

Friday

ART & CULTURE: La Linea 13: The London Latin Music Festival

How much: from £20

We say: For the best of the best in eclectic and contemporary Latin Music, look no further: La Linea 13  promises to introduce you to all there is to know over the next month, kicking off on Friday with two exciting shows at Electric Brixton and Union Chapel.

Info: www.comono.co.uk/la-linea

ART & CULTURE: Udderbelly Festival, Southbank

How much: Various

We say: That upside down Purple Cow is back for a fifth time to host an international programme of comedy, dance, music, circus acts, theatre and cabaret. The opening gala on the 12th features Irish stand-up Andrew Maxwell, EastEnd Cabaret and silent comic Sam Wills aka The Boy with Tape on His Face.

Info: www.underbelly.co.uk

Saturday

ART & CULTURE: Live Vibe: I Have a Dream at Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London, E1 6LA

How much: £10 early bird, £14 on the door

We say: To mark the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s death, a collection of the capital’s emerging hip-hop dancers will be performing a new work at this informal, interactive night for dance lovers.

Info: www.richmix.org.uk/whats-on/event/live-vibe

ART & CULTURE: Nelly Duff presents Gaia: A Show of Hands at The Ravencroft, 4 Ravencroft Street, London, E2 7QG

How much: FREE

We say: One of the most thought-provoking street artists of our time will be presenting his first UK exhibition for one week only. The New York-born, Baltimore-based artist has built an international reputation for his street murals, and this show will demonstrate his continuous fascination with hands through his unique style.

Info: www.nellyduff.com

Sunday

EAT & DRINK: Dante Fried Chicken Chef Residency Takeover at Death By Burrito | Closing Brunch + Party, 22 Kingsland Road, London E2 8DA

How much: £20

We say: We had a sneak peak of the DFC brunch last week (two thumbs up), so if you want to try the Los Angelino’s unique and delicious soul food cuisine, now’s your chance. At the time of publication, there were only two remaining time slots (12 and 9pm) to book, so you might want to get in there QUICK – last year’s Weekend LDN Cookout was a complete sell out.

Info: www.billetto.co.uk/en/events/dfctakeover

CINEMA: Made in Britain: Warp Films at 10 season at the BFI, Belvedere Rd, South Bank, London SE1 8XT

How much: £11 per film

We say: The BFI are celebrating the 10th anniversary of one of Britain’s finest independent production companies by screening a plethora of their best films including This Is England, Bunny and the Bull and Submarine. Season wraps up on April 27th.

Info: whatson.bfi.org.uk/Online

For more things to do in London, visit www.theculturalexpose.co.uk

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