WHAT TO DO THIS WEEKEND

Things to do this weekend

WHAT TO DO THIS WEEKEND

Things to do this weekend

What's on and where to go this weekend

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By Iesha Thomas on

What's on and where to go this weekend

By Iesha Thomas on
  • WATCH THE STAGE ADAPTATION OF ZADIE SMITH'S NOVEL

    Zadie Smith’s breakthrough novel White Teeth is coming to the stage for the first time. Playwright Stephen Sharkey and director Indhu Rubasingham are bringing this critically acclaimed book to life this weekend. Rosie Jones, the Iqbal twins, their parents, their grandparents, Mad Mary and a host of other characters make up the craziness of Kilburn High Road. A comedy infused with music and dance, this theatrical rollercoaster takes you on a fast-paced journey through history, different cultures and chance encounters. Book your tickets here.

  • ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS MARIAH CAREY

    With over 200 million records sold worldwide, 5 grammys and an octave range that (allegedly) can open garage doors, pop powerhouse Mariah Carey is unlike no other. And she's gracing Nottingham with her unforgettable presence this weekend. Screech the high notes to "All I Want For Christmas Is You", croon to "We Belong Together" and weep at "Hero". Get your tickets here.

  • SEE ROXANE GAY AT SOUTHBANK

    For the first time in the UK, Roxane Gay is in conversation at the Southbank Centre. The cultural critic and novelist will bring her unique wit and honesty to tackle contemporary culture.  From Wakanda to body image, she'll get frank on feminism, race and the chaos of today's society. Joined by filmmaker and Editor of gal-dem, Liv Little, this is an event you do not want to miss out on. Get more information here.

  • WITNESS A TALE OF FORBIDDEN LOVE

    Think Romeo and Juliet, star crossed lovers kind of vibe, but instead it's the Orthodox Jewish community and a lesbian couple. Years after she's ostracised from New York for being attracted to a woman, Ronit heads home after the death of her estranged father. b Jewish lesbians. She's reunited with Esti, the aforementioned woman, and they rekindle the passionate bond between them, exploring the boundaries of sexuality and faith. Starring Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz, Disobedience is directed by Seabstian Lelio who won last year's foreign film Oscar for A Fantastic Woman, about a transgender Chilean waitress. So you know this film is in excellent hands. Find your local showing here.

  • EXPERIENCE THE BREATHTAKING BEAUTY OF THE SCOTTISH BALLET

    If you need some escapism this holiday season, look no further. Christopher Hampson's Cinderella is all billowing ball gowns, beautiful lights and a magical world. Prokofiev’s melodic score is performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra to accompany this classic tale. For more details, click here.

  • GOOGLE, PROFESSOR GREEN AND FEMINISM. YES, YOU READ THAT RIGHT

    You could spend your Sunday doing nothing, and wondering where the time's gone. Or, you can catch the Professor Green Live Podcast at the Google Curiosity Rooms. Accompanied by special guests, Gizzi Erskine and Rizzle Kicks' Jordan Stephens, they'll be discussing masculinity, femininity and fitting in. You'll have the chance to ask questions. so get there for 1pm sharp. For more information, click here.

  • SEE A DARK COMEDY WITH DANCE SEQUENCES

    Bullies, heartache, pressure to act "masculine" and an accidental orgasm with your best friend. Sometimes it feels like you're living in Orwell's 1984. "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?" is a dark comedy that explores whether times really have changed as much as we think they have. It's a story that will touch young LGBTQ people and reflect on the experiences of older generations. After sold-out London previews and an acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe run, this play heads to the Soho Theatre along with a banging soundtrack of Culture Club, Eurythmics and Kate Bush. Book your tickets here.

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