Over the Hop Beer Festival – Parsons Green
This two-day festival celebrates the hops in all their British glory.
Breweries from across the UK and London, including a host of micro-breweries, will be on hand to tempt you with their finest selection of golden, blonde and IPA beers, with a load of dark drops also thrown in for good measure.
The White Horse’s famous BBQ will be cranking out all the usual char-grilled goodies, such as burgers and hog roast, while rock/folk outfit The Stealers will play on the Saturday afternoon to make sure you’re entertained while you sup.
Free, Mar 22-24, Fri & Sat,
Until 12am & Sun, until 11.30pm
The White Horse, 1-3 Parsons Green, SW6 4UL
Tube | Parsons Green
Uni Music League Comp
It’s the fourth quarter final in this public-voted battle of the bands comp featuring The High Commissioners, Rubin and The Groovy Tuesdays, Jack Rosies and JOS.
The winner gets to record an EP, a slot at this summer’s Wilderness fest and Koko support gig, and a photo and video shoot, too.
£5+, Mar 24, 5.30pm-10.30pm
The Borderline, W1D 4JB
Tube | Tottenham Court Road
Camberwell Free Film Fest
This two week orgy of silver screen wonder finishes up this Sunday, so get down and catch a free film and some tasty grub at one of the south London venues.
Our top movie choices are Miranda July’s ace indie Me, You And Everyone We Know (The Crooked Well, Mar 18) and Withnail And I (The Recreation Ground, Mar 21).
Free, until Mar 24,
Times vary Various venues
Station | Denmark Hill
SS Atlantica Ocean Party
This ocean liner-themed party harks back to when sailing across the ocean in one of the biggest ships man could design was the pinnacle of glamour and excess.
A luxury clipper will be transformed into a Thirties cruise liner, with cocktails, champagne, live floor shows, gambling tables, dancing and live bands.
£25, Mar 23, 8pm-2am
Savoy Pier, WC2R 0EU
Tube | Embankment
Light Show – South Bank
Sculptures and artworks from the Sixties onwards combine to illustrate and manipulate light and its effects.
There’s pieces you can walk around, through, as well as interactive ones.
There’s an expert-led tour on Mar 21, Light Bulb Moments on Mar 27, about the lives of our illuminating aids, and Poets After Dark, with 10 poets’ specially commissioned pieces accompanying the exhibition.
£11+, Until Apr 28, times vary
Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX
Tube | Waterloo
One of the biggest movie stars ever, born and bred Londoner Sir Michael Caine, as he is now known, is the focus of this exhibition of never-before-seen photos.
This insightful celebration of his life and work looks at how the cockney lad turned into a Hollywood legend and celebrated British institution.
Free, until July 14, 10am-6pm
Museum of London, EC2Y 5HN
Tube | Barbican
1 Big Night Out Pub Crawl
It’s the UK’s biggest daily pub crawl and has been since 2009.
You’ll weave through the capital’s streets with a load of fellow booze-hungry backpackers, you’ll see the sights, get well and truly sauced, and even get a free T-shirt thrown in to remind you about it – a bit of help that you’ll likely appreciate.
£13, Daily, 7.30pm
Verve Bar, WC2H 9NY
Tube | Leicester Square
Photos: Linda Nylind