North London Food & Culture

MUST DO: late April

From rampaging dinosaurs to free beer, five excellent things to consider over the next seven days

Now serving evenings: Carrots and Daikon. Photo: Tom Kihl
Now serving after work: Carrots and Daikon. Photo: Tom Kihl

FOOD: evenings at Carrots

The hip Vietnamese hole-in-the-wall opposite The Forum have just revamped their interior space with handy counter seating to allow room for 12 diners, so it’s now far easier to eat in. The boys are also creating a new dinner menu (from salads to steamed rice rolls) with home delivery as a convenient option too. Open till 8pm. Tweet them on @carrotsndaikon. 10 Highgate Road NW5

FUNDRAISER: an ace gig at St Luke’s Church

Michael Kiwanuka performs at
Michael Kiwanuka performs at St Luke’s church

Book now for a special concert which takes place on Saturday 2nd May in Kentish Town to support vulnerable children in Uganda. And the line-up is truly remarkable: Mercury-prize nominee and long-term Kids Club Kampala supporter Michael Kiwanuka, MOBO Award winner and BRIT Award nominee Laura Mvula, and wildly popular local siblings Kitty, Daisy & Lewis. Tickets £35 from here. St Luke’s Church, Oseney Crescent NW5

THEATRE: try Jurassic Lark – The Musical

Yes, really. Another one you need to book right now is this adults-only musical comedy based on the classic Spielberg movie, which kicks off at the Lion & Unicorn on 5th May for four nights. The concept? “Ever wondered what the dinosaurs were thinking whilst being chased through Jurassic Park? Well now you can find out.” Sounds brilliant. Tickets are £15/ £12 (kids) from here. 42-44 Gaisford Street, NW5

FREE BOOZE: hurry to The Stag for one night only

A free can of Hell's tomorrow night? No way! Photo: The Stag
A free can of Hell’s tomorrow night? No way! Photo: The Stag

This one we like. On Friday night – that’s tomorrow – Gospel Oak’s fantastic garden boozer is teaming up with Camden Brewery for the first in their summer series of We Love Beer parties. Basically, all you need to do is get there at 5pm for a free can of Hells, as it’s limited to the first 200 people. And if the weather’s good, you’ll be glad you were early enough to bag one of those cabanas, eh? Friday 24 April, 5pm, 67 Fleet Road, London NW3 2QU


CLUB: support the Mayor at Stillery

Be afraid: the Mayor of Kentish Town
Be afraid: the Mayor of Kentish Town

Heard of the Mayor of Kentish Town? He’s the creation of an experienced comedian and actor, Steve Furst, who’s most famous for starring in the Orange mobile phone cinema adverts, but has also been in TV shows like Little Britain. To celebrate his new single Bring The Ruckus being released there’s a launch party this Tuesday, 28th April at Stillery with live PA’s from Lenny Beige and the Mayor, DJs and more. Free, starts 7pm. 18 Kentish Town Road NW1

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