London vs New York To Do List – 31 March - 6 April 2014

London vs New York To Do List – 31 March – 6 April 2014

In what would be the 50th edition of our weekly London To Do List, we’re going TRANS-ATLANTIC!

We’re heading to the city that never sleeps, the Big Apple, so good they named it twice etc etc, otherwise known as NEW YORK!

So here’s our extra special London vs New York To Do List, with a combination of kooky, cool and offbeat treats both sides of the pond…

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lameuteLa Meute | Roundhouse | 26 March – 6 April | 7:30pm | From £22.50

Semi-nude bearded hunks flip flop their way through spectacular circus high jinks in the first show at CircusFest 2014.

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slipperroomThe Slipper Room | 167 Orchard St

NYC’s palace of variety serves up a dollop of the weird and wonderful every night.

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take2Take 2: Gravity (3D) | Cineworld | 3 April

This is the cheapest deal we can find for a night out at the Cinema. Plus 3D is the only way to see this epic sci-fi masterpiece.

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hedwigHedwig & The Angry Inch | Belasco Theatre | Until August 18th | From $49

All About My Mother’s Neil Patrick Harris takes on John Cameron Mitchell’s iconic role as the titular trans Hedwig with the angry inch.

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jacobsJacob’s Snack Britain | White Space Gallery | 1 April | From 8pm | FREE

A unique, snack-inspired art exhibition featuring installations made entirely from Britain’s favourite baked snacks, including Jacob’s Jacob’s Crispbreads, , Mini Cheddars and Twiglets, will go on display in London on 1st April.

Running for one night only, the 20 piece exhibition will include some of Britain’s best-loved celebrities, landmarks, and icons. Expect an evening full of fun and flavor from some of Britain’s most talented food artists.

momaps1MoMA PS1 | 22-25 Jackson Ave | Thursday – Monday | 12pm – 6pm | $10

You’ve heard of MoMA, well here’s MoMA PS1 it’s offbeat little sister.

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nevertrythisNever Try This At Home | Soho Theatre | 2-27 April | 7:15pm | £10 – £20

Missing proper kids saturday morning telly? Relive your slightly creepy childhood with this pop parody at Soho Theatre.

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joespubJoe’s Pub at The Public | 425 Lafayette Street

Quintessential performance venue championing To Do List faves: Justin Bond, Susanna & many more.

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first2014FIRST 2014 | Tristan Bates Theatre | 1-19 April | Various Times | Various Prices

New performance festival for solo shows from top new theatre talent.

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haydenplanetariumHayden Planetarium | 79th Street and Central Park West

We’re missing the old beast next to Madame Tussauds at Baker Street and hope this NYC fave lives up to the hype. Whirly planets a – go-go.

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walkthingTaking Leave | From South Kensington Station | 6 April | Various Times | FREE

Free immersive show where an audience will discover a poignant war story whilst exploring the tunnels under South Kensington.

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kinkyKinky Boots | Al Hirschfeld Theatre | Until January 2015 | From $87

Cyndi Lauper’s hit musical about the power of the shoe is still selling like hot cakes and with songs like Sex is in the Heel we know why!

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chrispChrisp Street on Air  | 5 April | All Afternoon | FREE

Free festival celebrating the amazing Angela Lansbury, showing Bednobs & Broomsticks, 2 London themed episodes of Murder She Wrote and much more…

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heathersHeathers: The Musical | New World Stages | Until 7th September | From $50

Cult killer comedy comes to Off-Broadway. ‘Well, f*ck me gently with a chainsaw. Do I look like Mother Teresa?’

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burnthatcherBurn: Thatcher Memorial Special | Hackney Attic | 6 April | 7pm | £7

See the queer side of Thatcher with a rollicking night of cabaret film from top artistes & performance from Myra Dubois.

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brookolynnightBrooklyn Night Bazaar | 165 Banker Street, Brooklyn | Fridays & Saturdays | 7pm – 1am

Food, live music & tat make this one unmissable hipster dive.

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Stuart Wilson

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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.