London To Do List - 20-26 January

London To Do List – 20-26 January

Our fab weekly London To Do List continues, with plenty of free, cheap and offbeat treats to get you through the week!

Main picture from Benny & Jolene, which premieres at the LOCO London Comedy Film Festiival (see below)

// Pick of the Week //

LOCO London Comedy Film Festival 2014 | January 23 – 26

The third annual LOCO London Comedy Film Festival, featuring the World Premiere of Benny and Jolene, two selections of new comedy short films, the LOCO Discovery Award for a new British feature without distribution, plus loads more! As featured on our 2014 To Do List!

Highlights include: 
  • The World Premiere of Benny and Jolene, the debut film by Jamie Adams, starring Craig Roberts and Charlotte Ritchie.
  • A special 50th Anniversary screening of Stanley Kubrick’s classic Dr. Strangelove.
  • A full day celebrating satirical comedy at BFI Southbank.

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// Monday //

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PLAYTIME Music Social | Apartment 58 | 6pm | FREE

A music industry social featuring performances from established acts and taster sets from some of London’s rising talent.

Performing this week will be Ruth TheodoreMercedesNate MaingardSwallow and the Wolf, Tchengiz, Jade Ward & Demelza.

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// Tuesday //

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Fringe Benefits: Free Fringe Fundraiser 2014 | Bloomsbury Theatre | 7.30pm | £15

A night of hilarity in support of Peter Buckley Hill’s Free Fringe, featuring a great lineup: Robin Ince, Phil Jupitus, Daniel Kitson, Stewart Lee, Andrew Maxwell, Sara Pascoe, Christian Reilly, Katherine Ryan, Addy van der Borgh & Peter Buckley Hill.

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// Wednesday //

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COe2 by Casper Oliver Shop Party | Tomorrow’s Store | 5.30pm | FREE

A special event at the Prince’s Trust Tomorrow Store to celebrate Casper Oliver’s pop-up shop showcasing his debut accessories collection, COe2.

Grab a bargain with discounts on the COe2 collection available exclusively at the event, and then move on for post preview drinks at a surprise location!

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// Thursday //

theshift

The Shift | Amersham Arms | 8.30pm | £5/£3 Facebook Guestlist

They Say: You like avant-garde performance if it’s good. You also like Girls Aloud.
Sometimes you fancy a Fanta Tropical and eat sushi from a supermarket if you’re in a rush. You also probably fancy the same-sex, or at least are ‘Very Liberal’ about it (and have experimented a few times – whatevs). You use the word whatevs more often than you think you do. You like it when there’s a sequin or two. You studied an arts degree. You don’t take it all too seriously. But seriously enough. Hi.

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jamsandwich

Jam Sandwich | The Russet | £4 or £10 with Dinner

Jam Sandwich continues its monthly residency at The Russet, with a great lineup including: Lucy Evans, Sample Answer, Sylvia Stone & The Pandas & The Fireflies, plus live art from Craig Art Keenan.

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// Friday //

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FIGS IN WIGS bring you HI-BROW | Bethnal Green Working Mens Club | £8/5

A soriée of excellence for those with the most distinguished of tastes!

Join the Figs in Wigs for a jolly jamboree featuring performances from Josh(Tina) Breach & Figs in Wigs, plus themed DJ slots, line dancing and scotch eggs!!

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// All Weekend //

improvathon

Improvathon | Park Theatre | Every 2 hours from 7pm Friday until 9pm Sunday | £10/7 for a 2 hour session

The seventh annual London Improvathon presented by Extempore Theatre takes over the Park Theatre for an epic 50-hour improvised comedy soap opera in twenty-five 2-hour episodes.

The setting – The Starship Xanadu – the galaxy’s finest cruise ship, known throughout the universe as ‘the future of entertainment.’

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// Saturday //

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The Joys Of Mrs Peel | Peckham Liberal Club | 8pm | £15

They Say: The Avengers’ Emma Peel is one of British T.V.’s most iconic female characters, sophisticated, self reliant and as sexy as a summer afternoon making languid love in the country house of your dreams.

Lit by vintage oil wheels and infused with a psychedelic baroque finesse. Mrs. Peel features a grooving live band, a superb dance floorshow, fantastic visuals culled from rare period movies and exquisite cocktails that reflect each evening’s carefully honed theme.

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Stuart Wilson

About 

I am Joint Editor at To Do List. I like: nice pubs, film marathons, not doing real marathons, bad comedy, plays/musicals with shorter second halves, and the Oxford comma.