Alternative Stuff to do this Week in London – 21st-27th March!

Carabas This Weeks Event Recommends...

For our full months event recommendations see our London Events page and Regular Events page also – if we’re missing something (your own event or someone else’s) let us know!

As ever below the first run of events extracted and pasted from our London Events you’ll find the same for this week from our Regular Events page which covers those ongoing weekly and monthly happenings…

Enjoy and have a great week!


MONTY NERO AND MARTIN SIMMONDS SIGNING DEATH SENTENCE VOL. 2: LONDON! Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR – 6-7 pm. Check out more info on the title here and interior art on our preview page here!
CG - Ti - Apr - Death Sentence London reduced
CRICK CRACK CLUB PRESENTS FAIRY TALES FOR GROWN-UPS – THE HOMING STONE, BY HUGH LUPTON. “Arthur Ransome is best known as the author of Swallows and Amazons. What is less well known is that as a young man he went to Russia as a journalist, was swept into the maelstrom of the Revolution, collected a rich mass of fairytales, and became a spy. He played chess with Lenin and fell in love with Trotsky’s secretary, Evgenia Shelepina. Through history, legend, and fairytale Hugh Lupton tells how his great uncle tells and Evgenia’s escaped through Estonia on horse and cart. As the boundaries between fairytale and reality twist and fade, our various heroes put their faith in talking horses, a utopian future, and the power of a stone talisman to get them home.” The Forge, 3-7 Delancey Street, NW1 7NL
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AN EVENING OF FANTASY WITH SEBASTIEN DE CASTELL, DEN PATRICK, AND REBECCA LEVENE at Blackwell’s Holborn! Blackwell’s London, Holborn, 50-51 High Holborn London WC1V 6EP – 6.30 pm… *** Check out the latest from the authors here:Sebastian (Saint’s Blood), Den (The Girl on the Liar’s Throne) and Rebecca (The Hunter’s Kind)
CB - JF - Apr - Saints Blood
REGRESSION SESSIONS 4TH BIRTHDAY PARTY- THE HIPPY TRIPPY SHAKEDOWN! “Step in to our psychedelic kaleidoscope and prepare to be transported back to The Summer of Love, where the music & vibes were good, the drugs & hugs were free and living and loving was easy!” Fire Main: Jack Swift B2B Devstar * Granite State * more TBA / Mirror Arch: Mayan Audio Takeover Featuring Kritix * DJ SD * Roklo * RECS * Xeno / Hosted by Mc Element – Lightbox: Hutch & James Rail * Mista Bounce * NANCY / Protocol: TBA – Fire and Lightbox, 39 Parry Street, London, SW8 1RT. And if you need a bunch to go with the London Alternative Nightlife Meet-Up group are heading along…
LE - Mar - Regression Sessions
BEDROCK: JOHN DIGWEED @ THE MINISTRY OF SOUND! With Culoe De Song * Eagles & Butterflies * BOg * R.E.C * Dal Leahy * Foreign London  * Beck ‘n’ Bird b2b Mitch West * Allusive Art b2b Nic David * Soul Of Noise – Ministry of Sound, 103 Gaunt Street, London * The fab London Techno, House & Psychedelic Clubbing MU are heading along if you fancy joining…
LE - Mar - Bedrock John Digweed
BLACKADDER & FRIENDS with guest DJ’s STAR SHAPED CLUB! (Facebook link). “This month Blackadder will be joined by Bobby Foster of London’s finest Britpop night, Star Shaped Club“. £4 OTD / £2 before 12pm – 11pm – 3am – ROCK N ROLL | POST PUNK | NEW WAVE | PSYCH – The Shacklewell Arms, 71 Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, E8 2EB
LE - Mar - Blackadder & Friends
LEON VYNEHALL ROJUS EP LAUNCH PARTY!  “To celebrate the release of Rojus we are putting on a rather special party curated by Leon Vynehall. He invites Young Marco, Sassy J and Mr Bongo Soundsystem. From 2 pm onwards… Day: A brand new warehouse space in Hackney Wick, unused for shows on this level before. Food provided by Berber & Q. A special Rojus beer collaboration with CRATE Brewery for this one off party will be made. Night: Afterparty released nearer the time, one of the best intimate spaces in London. This will be a 6 hour B2B spectacular with special guests.” Mick’s Garage, Queens Yard, Hackney Wick, London, E9 5EN. And the London Techno, House & Psychedelic Clubbing Meet-Up bunch are going if you want to head along with some other folk…
LE - Mar - Leon Vynehall Rojus EP
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND ***BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA @ The Prince Charles Cinema! “Jack Burton, a tough-talking, wisecracking truck driver whose hum-drum life on the road takes a sudden supernatural tailspin when his best friend’s fiancee is kidnapped. Speeding to the rescue, Jack finds himself deep beneath San Francisco’s Chinatown, in a murky, creature-filled world ruled by Lo Pan, a 2000-year-old magician who mercilessly presides over an empire of spirits. Dodging demons and facing baffling terrors, Jack battles his way through Lo Pan’s dark domain in a full-throttle, action-riddled ride to rescue the girl.” The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
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RICHIE HAWTIN, NASTIA, STACEY PULLEN & MORE @ FABRIC! ROOM 1: Richie Hawtin * Nastia * Hito * Roi Perez / ROOM 2 * Terry Francis * Stacey Pullen * Cari Lekebusch – Fabric, Charterhouse St, EC1M 3HN
LE - Mar - Richie Hawtin Nastia & Stacey Pullen
26th – 29th
WOLF ALICE play the O2 Forum! 9-17 Highgate Road, Kentish Town, London, NW5 1JY – “Grungey alternative rock”Mark Kelly
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BSFA Open Meeting – non-members welcome. Last Wednesday usually (check) – Talk / Social: Sci-Fi – The Artillery Arms (upstairs), 102 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8ND – Interview with author and social gathering. THIS MONTH: ALIETTE DE BODARD interviewed by EDWARD COX! Non-members welcome and free!
Comica Social – Last Wednesday – Social: Comics – The Central Bar,The Foyer, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX – Free gathering for those who love comics – 6-10pm
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Scared to Dance – Last Saturday (also second) – Club Night: Indie – MOUSTACHE BAR, 58 Stoke Newington Road, Hackney, N16 7XB – Bi-monthly club night in East London playing indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music.
CEP - Scared to Dance


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