08 February 2013

We love weekends

Brand new jazz, an indie flick premiere, vintage fashion, top class comedy or youth street art classes… all are on offer in Hackney this weekend.

Django Bates at Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston

Bates performs tracks from his whimsical new album Confirmation, with rhythmic and harmonic jazz piano at Vortex Jazz Club in Dalston this Friday. He reassembles his favourite tunes by great jazz musician Charlie Parker, accompanied by Peter Eldh on double bass and Peter Bruun on drums. Friday, 8 February

Perfection at Rio Cinema, Dalston

Dalston's Rio Cinema hosts the UK premiere of US indie film Perfection, the story of 30-something Kristabelle, played by writer-director Christina Beck, who lives with her mother Sally. Kristabelle lacks self-confidence and is terrified of men, while Sally is addicted to plastic surgery and fancies herself a sex kitten. The film will be followed by a Q&A with Christina Beck. Saturday, 9 February

Vintage Fair at Shoreditch Town Hall, Old Street

Make room in your wardrobes and shop ‘til you drop at Shoreditch Town Hall this Saturday. This vintage shopping experience doesn't stop at clothes: you can pick up homeware, accessories and jewellery as well, and then drink tea from old fashioned china as you admire your lovely purchases. Saturday, 9 February

Kevin Precious at the Comedy Café, Rivington Street

Hackney's recently rebranded Comedy Café brings you top quality comics this Saturday in the form of Brighton-based Kevin Precious and US comedian Tom Rhodes. Saturday, 9 February

Hoxton Street Art Festival at PEER gallery, Hoxton Street

Sign up for a free art school for 15 to 18-year-olds, with Shoreditch Festival at Peer Gallery in Hoxton. If you’re ambitious, creative and interested in the arts then this is for you. What’s more, you’ll get training and hands-on experience of project management. Saturday, 9 February

Django Bates performs at the Vortex Jazz Club in Dalston

Django Bates performs at the Vortex Jazz Club in Dalston

Django Bates performs at the Vortex Jazz Club in Dalston

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