31 May 2013

We love weekends

THIS weekend in Hackney: support a charity event with African vibes, join former EastEnder Barbara Windsor in a celebration of community, or make a day of it at a kid-focused festival.

Solus3 & Christos Fanaras

Dub sextet Solus3 and solo artist Christos Fanaras headline a spectacular night at Vortex Jazz Club. Treating the audience with orchestral and jazz instruments in an audio-visual collaborating with award-winning photographer Jan Dunning. £10. 8.30pm. Friday, 31 May.

Old-Skool Hip-Hop, R&B and Garage

Hip hop and R&B night at The Waiting Room, playing all the old skool favourites from Notorious B.I.G to Aaliyah straight through to Ice T. Not forgetting those Garage hits from the 90s. The Waiting Room. £5/free before 11pm. Doors open 10pm. Friday, 31 May.

Street Feast

Dive into unique and tasty treats at the weekly Street Feast event in Merchant Yard, Dalston. Featuring London’s finest traders including Sweet Tooth Factory and Fish Dog. Cocktails and craft beers are also on offer. Free. 5pm-12am. Saturday, 1 June.

Honeypot Street Party

A two-day fund-raising event hosted by Honeypot, a charity working to improve the lives of vulnerable children. Bring the kids to take part in beat boxing, street dance, live music and workshops in art and fashion at Boxpark. Also visit their pop-up shop for high street and designer garments for children. From 11am. Saturday & Sunday, 1 & 2 June.

Open The Gate

Experience African high life, kora fusion and jazz at this all day charity event at Rich Mix in aid of the Pen and Paper campaign in Gambia. Expect performances from Kodjovi Kush & Afrospot Orchestra, Tony Dudu, Jally Kebba Susso and Seddik Zebiri. Plus there is a chance to take away a souvenir from the African craft market. £10/7. From 12noon. Sunday, 2 June.

 

Honeypot Street Party takes place at Boxpark on Sat & Sun from 11am

Honeypot Street Party takes place at Boxpark on Sat & Sun from 11am

Honeypot Street Party takes place at Boxpark on Sat & Sun from 11am

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