Healthy tea-time treats, magic, mischief and a throw-back 70’s disco; here’s what we’ll be doing this weekend in London
Words Helen Brown
WEEKEND TACOVER AT BREDDOS TACOS
London’s favourite Mexican eatery are hosting a taco-takeover this weekend and everyone’s invited. Head over this Saturday for a sit-down dinner and Sunday for an all-day taco and mescal party (no need to book) with Ray Garcia from LA’s Broken Spanish restaurant. He was recently named chef of the year by Esquire US so you know this is a night not-to-miss.
VEUVE WIDOW SERIES
Veuve Clicquot’s widow series is definitely a date for the diary. This annual event welcomes seminal creatives bring to life their unfulfilled passion projects to life in a one-off immersive experience. This year, the event will take the shape of a four-storey installation that personifies the Seven Deadly Sins, curated by fashion maverick Carine Roitfeld.
20-21 October tickets available here.
BENEFIT COSMETIC’S STUDIO ‘76
This weekend, Benefit Cosmetics – the brand that brought you the first women’s only World Cup Pub and the iconic brows and beauty drive-thru, GlastonBrow – transports you back in time via a dazzling seventies disco. Studio ’76 is the brows, beauty and entertainment destination offering a blast from the (glamorous) past. As the number one eyebrow brand in the UK, Studio ’76 will pay homage to all things brows with two rooms of fun, pampering and seventies inspired cocktails.
Tickets are £12.50, available here.
BILLY & JACK’S SUPPER CLUB
Fresh off the back of their sell-out Southbank pop-up, MasterChef finalists Billy and Jack have paired their passion for the soul food of America with the experience of American bar and restaurant Christopher’s. Head Chef Francis Agyepong will join the pair for a gastronomic evening of delights. Begin with venison doughnuts, before tucking into chicken and truffle waffles and finishing with dessert inspired by a stateside classic.
18-20 October, tickets are £65; email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
KERB’S 5TH BIRTHDAY
KERB is celebrating five years of street food trailblazing with a star-studded birthday bonanza. They will be bringing back old faces to trade alongside the new and cooking up never-before KERBlaboration-themed £5 dishes. See street food titans Bleecker x Bao go head to head with the surprise “Blao”, and get stuck into Vicky’s x BluTop’s ice cream doughnut toastie.
20-12 October, kerbfood.com
A HISTORY OF MAGIC
Delve into divination and ponder the peculiarities of potions in a journey to where magic and myth began. This much-anticipated exhibition, launching this weekend, draws for the British Library’s distinguished collection to unveil rare books, manuscripts and magical objects and to capture the traditions of folklore and magic which are at the heart of the Harry Potter stories.
THE DIANA DIARIES
20 years after her tragic death, Battersea Arts Centre are paying tribute to national treasure Princess Diana with a moving exploration into what it takes to be human. The creator of Travelling Without Moving reads her Diana Diaries and other stories in a memorable and moving event.
FARM GIRL X FRED & BUTTER
Mark this Friday in your diary because sweet treats are coming to Carnaby. Renowned cafe Farm Girl are teaming up with baking genius Fred & Butter to bring you an assortment of wholesome baked goods, desserts and savoury snacks. Banana bread, coconut macaroons, protein-packed lemon bars and chocolate cookies are just a few of the healthy snacks on offer, which will be available alongside Farm Girl’s signature breakfast and lunch menus.