What To Do This Weekend 26.04.23
CHECK OUT A COOL EXHIBITION
Samutaro x Gant
American sportswear label Gant has been dressing men in its preppy clothing since the late 1940s. After a pop-up in NYC, the brand brings its archive exhibition to east London on Sunday 30th April. Curated by trend consultant @Samutaro, it showcases never-before-seen vintage pieces from the brand’s early days right through to today – exploring its preppy style and zooming in on 90s sportswear and skate style. From retro shots of Ivy Leaguers to old-school hip hop images, the brand’s evolution will be laid bare for visitors. You can also shop a selection of Samutaro x Gant merch including hoodies, tees and caps.
6 Dray Walk, Spitalfields, E1 6QL; until 2nd May
LEVEL UP YOUR FITNESS
When it comes to building lean muscle and improving fitness levels, it doesn’t get better than KXU’s new Threshold class. Threshold training is all about working within 80-90% of your maximum heart rate for extended periods of time. This 45-minute class uses ski-ergs, assault bikes, dumbbells and bodyweight exercises to build endurance. Challenging and effective, it torches calories and can help you sculpt a stronger physique. The pay-as-you-go concept means you don’t need to commit to a membership, either. Your first two classes at its Belgravia studio are £35.
241 Pavilion Road, Belgravia, SW1X 0BP
TRY A NEW COCKTAIL
Barts x Woodford Reserve
Woodford Reserve has teamed up with Sloane Square speakeasy Barts on an old fashioned cocktail menu. The dark and atmospheric bar, designed to look like a 1920s drinking den, has hidden the menu inside a locked book – you’ll need to find out the password to unlock it. Choose from three cocktails made with Woodford Reserve bourbon: ‘The Breakfast Gang’ also features Jade Perique tobacco liqueur, Tia Maria coffee liqueur and black peppercorn syrup; the ‘Movie Palace’ adds popcorn syrup and Angostura Orange bitters; and there’s a classic old fashioned with sugar and Angostura bitters. Bar snacks like padron peppers, beef empanadas and steak sandwiches will keep you upright.
Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, SW3 3DW; until 30th April
GET YOUR CULTURE FIX
Church Halls & Broken Biscuits Exhibition at Quantus Gallery
DJ Fat Tony is best known for his stints in Ibiza and being papped with the likes of Kate Moss and Boy George. During the early noughties, he hit rock bottom after an out-of-control cocaine binge that almost literally left him speechless – he pulled out all his own teeth with pliers while experiencing psychosis. Following rehab and therapy, he’s now a spokesperson for addiction, much like artist Ed Worley, whose own story follows a familiar trajectory. The two have teamed up for this new exhibition, which is a tongue-in-cheek look at the different forms of addiction and recovery, featuring painting and prints of cartoons, featuring Sesame Street characters and Winnie the Pooh. The exhibition is free, but any donations will be given to rehab centres around the UK.
11-29 Fashion Street, Spitalfields, E1 6PX; until 20th May
LEARN FROM THE PROS
Marylebone Food Festival
Ottolenghi, Cavita, La Fromagerie, Donostia, Cubitt House, The Italian Greyhound, T by Tamara, Delamina, The Cavendish, Philglas & Swiggot and Hagen – just some of the names announced so far for this weekend’s Marylebone Food Festival. Festival highlights include a mezcal and street food pairing session at Kol Mezcaleria (Wednesday 26th), a butchery class with The Ginger Pig (Thursday 27th), and an afterparty at the Coach Makers Arms pub (Friday 27th). Look out for special discounts and offers at the neighbourhood’s restaurants and bars, too. Tickets start from £10.
Various locations; until 30th April
CATCH UP WITH THE GUYS
Daddy Bao & Mr Bao
Tooting’s Taiwanese restaurant Daddy Bao and its Peckham sibling Mr Bao have a new brunch menu. We rate the former for its cool vibe and excellent sake list, and will be heading down with haste. Available every Saturday and Sunday, the menu’s highlights include hot chicken waffles with a spiced butter, Sichuan pepper and maple syrup; kimchi and crispy corn fritters with Thai basil sauce; smoked salmon and cream cheese bao buns; and bacon, egg and cheese pancake rolls. You can add on bottomless fizz or cocktails like ‘Plum Negronis’ made with gin, Campari and Takara plum wine.
113 Mitcham Road, Tooting, SW17 9PE; 293-295 Rye Lane, Peckham, SE15 4UA
Visit DaddyBao.co.uk or MrBao.co.uk
TOAST TO THE KING
Pop-Up Martini Bar at The Londoner
The Londoner has opened a pop-up martini bar to celebrate King Charles III’s Coronation. Said to be His Majesty’s favourite drink, martinis will be served at The Stage – the hotel’s swanky champagne bar. Guests can choose from three drinks: ‘His Majesty’ is made with Noilly Prat Dry and Belvedere vodka; ‘Le Français’ makes use of champagne and various tea blends; while the ‘Homage’ is a tribute to the late Queen that nods to her favourite gin & Dubonnet tipple. Guests can also order a plate of Fine de Claire oysters with lemon creme fraiche and green tabasco oil.
38 Leicester Square, West End, WC2H 7DX
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