What we're reading:
- UK's first medical cannabis investor floats in London.
- Paddle boarders' victory over 'pontoon of doom' near Kew Bridge.
- How Londoners are saving money in 2018.
- What's with London's vegan food obsession?
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Things to do:
JUST YOUR TYPE: Are you a font fetishist? Does the mere mention of comic sans consume you with rage? If so,Trapped in Zone One's new typography exhibition is for you. Check out brand new works from six artists and grab yourself a limited edition t-shirt. Hanbury Hall (Brick Lane), free, book ahead, 8am-5pm, until 9 June
MORNING ON MARS: Join Royal Observatory astronomers for a morning of children's activities dedicated to the Red Planet. Visit a state of the art digital planetarium, handle meteorites and take a virtual walk on Mars. Suitable for ages 7+. Royal Observatory (Greenwich), £8.20, just turn up, 10am-12pm, until 11 April
REVOLUTIONS REVEALED: 1968 was a tumultuous time in human history. Let The National Archives transport you back in time to the Parisian student protests and the Vietnamese Tet Offensive in this illustrated talk. The National Archives (Kew), from £4, book ahead, 2pm-3pm
CLAY DAY: Who says clay and cocktails don't mix? Get stuck into an evening of moulding madness and create pint-sized party scene while sipping your favourite adult beverage. Drink, Shop & Do (King's Cross), free when you buy a drink, just turn up, 6pm
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Is human gluttony costing us the Earth? An expert panel including former Green Party leader Natalie Bennett and philosopher Tim Freke discuss how changing our eating habits could save the planet in Food, Facts and Fantasy from the Institute of Art and Ideas. The Store (The Strand) from £8, book ahead, 6.45pm
BREAKING BANDS: From vintage soul to indie rock, The Fix, in association with BMI, is here to bring you the best new bands about to hit the big time. Tonight's show includes live performances from Paul Weller collaborator Nia Wyn and Lana Del Rey soundalike Emma Beatson. The Social (Little Portland Street), free, just turn up, 7pm-12am
LIFE OF BRIAN: If you're mourning the end of the Easter festivities, remember to Always Look on the Bright Side of Life. A mildly blasphemous movie night isn't a bad place to start — head down to Genesis Cinema for a free screening of the achingly funny Monty Python classic Life of Brian. Genesis Cinema (Whitechapel), free, book ahead, 7pm
SHORT FILM FEST: The Euro Shorts International Film Festival continues at Prince Charles Cinema. Watch a diverse array of bite-sized films from around the world, including The Feast, a dystopian fairy tale for the #MeToo age starring Harry Potter alum Katie Leung. Prince Charles Cinema (Soho), from £15, book ahead, 7pm
DEVIL'S ADVOCATE: Comedian Chris Betts unleashes his inner contrarian in a live game show that pits him against the audience. The gloves are off as Chris is forced to argue against anything his spectators say, no matter how ridiculous or convoluted his claims become. The winning side gets a prize. 2 Northdown (King's Cross), £3, book ahead, 7.30pm
THE SLEEPER: After a powerful run in Edinburgh, The Sleeper hurtles into London. Weaving together real-life testimonies of Syrian refugees, Henry C Krempels innovative new play follows the story of a British writer aboard a European sleeper train who naively reports a refugee she finds hiding in her bunk. The Space (Westferry Road), £14, book ahead, 8pm-9pm, until 14 April
Good cause of the day
Eight plucky comedians goes head-to-head in a series of five minute sets on the theme of 'feminist talking points'. All profits from the show will be split between two organisations; The Phoenix Project for Mama Biashara and Index on Censorship. The former works in remote areas of Kenya to rescue girls who are escaping FGM, forced marriage and rape while Index on Censorship is a campaigning publishing organisation that monitors threats to freedom of speech.
Fun things to do with our friends and sponsor Funzing...
Secret Gin Run
That's right, gin. Got your attention now, haven't we? If you're a fan of the good stuff, can we tempt you into a gin run? Jog a scenic 10km route, keeping yourself hydrated with gin and discovering the gin history of London. Play gin themed games and stop at historic gin palaces. You'll be rewarded with a well-deserved G&T at the end of the run. Gin runs take place the whole week 2-6 April 2017, with different paces for different events. Check the website for details and find the one that suits you best. Get tickets
A Secret London Tour
How well do you really know London? Visit the streets that inspired Harry Potter locations and see London's most superstitious hotel. On Matt's tour you will explore hidden places and discover stories unknown to even the most knowledgeable of Londoners. Get tickets
Makeup & Skincare Masterclass
Perfect your skin base, create a flawless finish with your makeup and add some colour to brighten your look - before getting the wow factor for those all important work parties and nights out. The Seventa Image Academy intensive Makeup & Skincare Group Masterclass is your ticket to learning all the correct application techniques, including cleansing of the face, choosing the correct foundation, contouring and highlighting and perfecting the smokey eye.
Make the Most of the British Museum on This Brilliant Tour
Track the journey of humanity through this tour around the British Museum. The tour aims to help you understand why the world is the way it is, and show how humans learned to question absolutely everything. Get tickets
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