North London's Cultural Guide

Three things to do this weekend

Been staying in all month so far? Be inspired by a bit of culture - and save with money-off deals in the neighbourhood

Farcical. The new play at Kentish Town’s Lion & Unicorn theatre. Photo: PR

THEATRE: Get saucy at the Lion & Unicorn

When Bernard discovers his wife, Jacqueline, is having an affair, he blackmails her lover into bringing his own wife to dinner to surprise her. But that isn’t the only one the evening will bring. This frantic farce promises lashings of “French naughtiness” and plays from Jan 20 for five nights (ends Saturday Jan 24). Tickets £15 (call 08444 77 1000) 42-44 Gaisford Street NW5

CLUB: Swing by a hip hop block party

Mouth-watering. Get 50% off food at Q Grill in our print issue. Photo: PR
Mouth-watering. Get 50% off food at Q Grill in our print issue. Photo: PR
Spoken word trailblazer Scroobius Pip brings his block rockin’ club night We.Are.Lizards to The Stillery on Sat 24th Jan. He’ll be dropping hip hop cuts to whip up an atmosphere of what he describes as “ringing ears and spilt beers”, while unleashing the music “as loud as your body can comfortably receive it.” Alongside Scroob you’ll find resident former DMC champ DJ Destruction and English Disco Lovers, with Bones and Faer among the live shizzle on the night. 18 Kentish Town Road NW1

FREEBIE: Enjoy a special offer or two

Did you know our current January print issue is rammed with savings as befits the pesky month in question? Grab one today and you can enjoy a mighty 50% off food at hit Chalk Farm diner Q Grill, 50% off in our online shop, 20% off Malden Road Chinese massage clinic Touch Tuina and two sirloins with bearnaise, watercress and fries for just £25 (usual price £40) at these four local Young’s boozers: the Spread Eagle in Camden, the Roebuck and Flask in Hampstead, and Queen’s in Primrose Hill. Find a free copy from this list of stockists across eight postcodes

4 thoughts on “Three things to do this weekend”

  1. Another thing to do – especially for readers with energetic children : brave the cold and join our monthly playing out session on Ryland Road this Sunday from 2 to 5pm. The street will be closed to traffic for children to play out, and neighbours to meet up. Wrap yourselves up, bring your own (food, warm drinks, toys…) and join the fun!

    1. Hi Fran, our advice is to read us daily as every day we publish articles about things going on in the area, especially in our “Pinboard” section. You can also keep up with what readers are posting on

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