What To Do This Weekend 13.03.20
CATCH SOME COMEDY LEGENDS: The Funniest Show In Town At The Moment
Two American icons of comedy are at the Royal Albert Hall for two nights only. Steve Martin and Martin Short – two of The Three Amigos – have enjoyed a 30-year friendship that has given birth to the critically acclaimed ‘The Funniest Show In Time At The Moment’. Expect backhanded one liners from Short, banjo interludes from Martin and a lot else in between, as they reflect on the past three decades.
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, SW7 2AP; 14th & 15th March
GO GREEN: St Patrick’s Day Festival
Finally, this is the weekend to drink Guinness for breakfast. Central London turns green for Sunday’s St Patrick’s Day parade, with its Irish food, dancing and decorated floats. Expect a huge turnout, with lots of the action focused on Trafalgar Square, where Irish bands and celebrities will entertain the masses.
Various locations; 15th March
WATCH THIS NEW FILM: Bacurau
This eye-opening Brazilian western won the Jury Prize at the most recent Cannes Film Festival. It starts out following a filmmaker who journeys to Bacurau, an off-the-beaten-track village, to document local life. The film’s initial realism confronts viewers with characters that feel familiar and intriguing, inviting them to bear witness to some tumultuous lives. Then the realism takes a back seat. Amid some familial in-fighting and many funny moments, villagers face up to oppression and corruption – look out for a crooked politician named Tony Junior. Ultimately, this is a strange and unsettling story of a town fighting against injustice.
POP IN FOR SOME ART: Andy Warhol At Tate Modern
Famous for his pop-art images of Marilyn Monroe, Coca-Cola and Campbell’s soup cans and hero of American culture, Andy Warhol has got his first dedicated exhibition at the Tate for more than two decades. It showcases 25 works from his 70s ‘Ladies and Gentlemen’ series, alongside an interactive, floating ‘Silver Clouds’ experience and a psychedelic multimedia experiment called the ‘Exploding Plastic Inevitable’. Warhol’s radical work and defining impact on art in an era of social and technological change is conveyed well by the scale of the pieces in this exhibition.
Bankside, SE1 9TG
EAT SOME TOP-NOTCH MEXICAN: Ernesto ‘Kut’ Gómez At Carousel
After training in multi-starred Michelin kitchens around Europe, Ernesto ‘Kut’ Gómez moved to Vancouver and established a couple of popular Mexican restaurants, including fine-dining Fayuca. He’s briefly back in London this weekend, gracing the kitchen at Carousel. Known for his ‘North Pacific Mexican’ cuisine, he’ll introduce guests to a menu of dishes made using bio-diverse ingredients like single-origin corn to make the best-tasting tortillas known to man (or so he claims), sourced from the outer reaches of Mexico.
71 Blandford Street, Marylebone, W1U 8AB
DRINK SUSTAINABLY: Nine Lives X Abigail’s Bar
At Vinegar Yard, 70s-style Abigail’s Bar is hosting a takeover by cosy London Bridge watering hole Nine Lives. Star of the show is a cocktail menu inspired by sustainability. If a drink made from leftovers like pomegranate husk or lemon rind doesn’t sound appealing, rest assured, the ingredients are expertly sourced from street food traders at Vinegar Yard – and cocktails have been designed by Tommasco Cicala, Ziggy Barascu and Sweet & Chilli. If you’re trying to live a bit more sustainably, this is probably one of the easier changes you can make.
72-82 St Thomas Street, Bermondsey, SE1 3QX; 12th-15th March
TAKE A CROSS-FIT CLASS: Wit Training
Not for the faint hearted, Wit is a class-based gym specialising in CrossFit workouts that promise to put you to the test. Its MetCon class is great if you’re looking to blow off some steam after a long week, incorporating bikes and barbells into a tough workout that will get you learning new skills and working towards a fitness goal. More targeted classes are also available, like Weightlifting and Strength Club, as well as some speciality options on a Sunday.
1 New Change, St Paul’s, EC4M 9AF
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