The Easter Film Hop
It’s like watching a movie, only without the sitting down and watching it part. What do we mean?
This car park-based weekend of movie magic has three films on the big screen – a sing-a-long to Grease (Mar 29); a dance-a-long to Dirty Dancing (Mar 30); and a concert-style screening of Purple Rain (Mar 31).
You then get some wireless headphones so you can dance, sing and go mental along with these cine-classics with a dressing up box to aid your immersion. After that there’s a silent disco as well. Top tunes and top movies. Get in!
£15, Mar 29, 30 & 31. 4pm-10pm
The Book Club, EC2A 4RH
Tube | Liverpool Street
King of Kong Documentary
The Vanishing Point screened Assault On Precinct 13 in an old police station and The Omen in a 19th-century church crypt.
Now they bring ace gaming doco, King Of Kong – A Fistful Of Quarters, about two warring Donkey Kong players, to Retro Game Base. Get your geek on with this heart-warming movie about joystick competition.
£10, Mar 30, 7.30pm SW16 3PX
Station | Streatham
Breton: Photo exhibition & show
It would be easy to hate indie band-cum-visual artists Breton. But the truth is, their debut, Other People’s Problems, was pretty fucking ace.
This photo exhibition, Escalation, at Proud Camden continues to “describe narratives, art and people around us,” says frontman Roman Rappak. They’ll open it with a live show, too.
Free, Mar 28-31,
11am-6pm NW1 8AH
Tube | Camden Town
Holi Fest at Cinammon
Loads of places are offering menus for the Indian Holi fest, a colourful celebration marking spring on March 28. Our pick though has to be Cinammon, whose Kitchen, Club and (third and latest, Cinnamon) Soho venues have all got superb Indian menus that cater for spice lovers of all budgets, with cocktails galore, too.
Mar 18-30, times vary
Cinnamon Soho, W1B 5PF
Tube | Tot Crt Rd
Revellers dressed up for Christathon
What are you going to do this Easter to celebrate Christ’s death? (Is celebrate really the right word?) Stuff yourself full of chocolate eggs? Enjoy the four-day weekend?
Or go mad dressed like the beardy man on this son of our Lord-themed pub crawl? If you want to do the latter – and why the hell wouldn’t you? – get down to this annual Crucifixion-themed dress-up party.
Free, Mar 31, from 2.30pm
Meet at The Trinity, SE1 1JX
Tube | Borough
Souzou: Japan outsider art
More than 300 art works, from famous and unknown artists, come together for this exploration of Japanese culture, memory and creativity.
It’s the last exhibition at the Wellcome gallery before a boastful £17.5m redevelopment, which is due to be done in time for summer next year.
Free, Mar 28-Jun 30. 10am-6pm
(til 10pm Thur; open 11am Sun)
183 Euston Rd, NW1 2BE
Tube | Euston Square
The Get Back Beatles
With one of the best back catalogues known to the musical world, The Beatles are never going to stop being everyone’s favourite band.
The Get Back Beatles smash through the Fab Four’s most popular Sixties tunes, while capturing their youthful exuberance and spirit of the decade of miniskirts and counter-culture chic.
£10, Mar 28, 7pm Floridita, W1F 0TN
Tube | Oxford Circus