Things to do in London this Weekend – May 6-8

Looking for something to do this weekend? This is your definitive guide which will come every week, telling you what’s happening this weekend. As you know, this can range from one off events, long running events, or just cool places or good clubs to visit.

We’ve had plenty of club nights over the last few months, usually with RnB, pop, or some kind of hip hop. Now, we have Scared to Dance.

This particular night touts bands on their playlist such as The Clash, Belle And Sebastian, New Order, The Smiths and The Cure.

This event is on Friday at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston.

“We’re back at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston on Friday 6th May playing the best in indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music! Our guest DJs are Adam Neil and Kieran Curran from the Edinburgh indie club night Unpop! They have DJed for us on several occasions over the years playing brilliant sets featuring Pavement, The Moldy Peaches, The Go-Betweens, Weezer and Stereolab.”

You can sign up to their Facebook event before doors open at 11pm to get on the £4 cheap list, otherwise entry is £6. Get more info here.

If you’re hankering for some new food to try, you might want to check out the Surbiton Village Fete.

“The fourth Surbiton Village Fete brings foodie demonstrations and competitions arranged by Maple Village WI, delicious delights from local businesses to be bought and devoured at the many stalls on site, live music, and the annual dry hopped beer festival.”

This event is on from Friday 5th – Sunday 15th at various venues, and is free. Get more info here.

Moving back to nightlife for the moment, there is also Burning Down the House. This also offers something a bit different with the music, promising the best songs of the 80’s. This instalment is also a tribute to Prince, so if you want to honour is life in style, this might just be for you.

“Just when we were starting to process Bowie, we’ve lost another icon. But are we gonna let the elevator bring us down? Oh no – let’s go. It’s BDTH: the big purple Prince special. We’ll be paying funky tribute with all his greatest tracks, plus the usual… except this time, everything will be purple.”

This is on at the VFD near Dalston Kingsland Overground, and costs £5. Get more info here.

If you can get in, there’s also the Buttoned Down Disco taking place on Saturday night. This event is invite only, but it is a monthly event, so you can still check it out if you miss it this time.

“Musically, we are driven by a lifetime’s passion for music and we play the songs that we love. Club founder and resident DJ Christian Laing mashes up Eclectic Pop, Indie, Punk, Electro, Funk & Disco, although you might also hear some Dubstep, Reggae, Ska, Soul, Motown, Psychedelic Garage Rock, Bubblegum Pop, New Wave, One Hit Wonders, Breakdance, Quirky Cover Versions, Hip Hop and Mash Ups. Upstairs in the Gallery Bar, DJ Antics rolls out the house party vibes.”

This event is on at Koko in Camden, so read more here.

If you’re after a bit of art appreciation, it might be worth checking out the Sony World Photography Awards.

“The Sony World Photography Awards is the world’s biggest photography competition and its aim is simple: to recognise and reward the best contemporary photography in the world. The annual awards gala and ceremony takes place in London, welcoming an international attendance of industry leaders to celebrate the recognition of the best in contemporary photography and each year also pays tribute to one of our masters with the Outstanding Contribution to Photography Award.”

The awards are on at Somerset House on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are varying prices, ranging from £6.50-£25, so get more info here.

Ordinarily, I would finish up with a small selection of gigs that are on this weekend, but sadly yet again there is nothing happening this weekend.

Regardless of what you do, enjoy the sunshine and have a great weekend.

Things to do in London this Weekend - May 6-8
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