21 June 2013

We love weekends

THIS weekend, there's a free all-day festival on Rivington Street; laughs at Hackney Empire featuring top urban comics; and white trousers, slicked-back hair, moustaches and 'Bohemian Rhapsody' at Netil House.

Plex-Basement Sessions

The third instalment of Basement Sessions featuring guests at The Waiting Room. Names are kept secret until the last minute, though one is known for their live DJ sets and the other is a deep techno star. Tickets available on the door. Friday, 21 June.

Sports in the Square

For the 'ballers', pop to Dalston to learn basketball skills from experienced coaches and shoot hoops like pros. Gillett Square will be transformed by Greenhouse into a basketball court for first timers and the more practised dribbler. Forms part of Dalston Children's Festival. Ages 8+. Free. Saturday, 22 June.

Queen Live at Wembley '86

Watch a screening of one of the greatest rock bands: Queen's 1986 Magic Tour performance at Wembley. Netil House rooftop bar and kitchen will be in full flow to make sure all your party needs are met. Fancy dress is not compulsory, but encouraged. Limited seating. £12. Saturday, 22 June.

The UK Kings of Comedy

Four friends; one mic. The best UK comedians come together under one roof for two nights of belly-aching stand-up at Hackney Empire. Stars Kojo, Eddie Kadi, Richard Blackwood and Slim. 18+. £30.50/17.50. Saturday, 22 and Sunday, 23 June.

Rivington Street Festival

Bring your dancing shoes for a day of music and art for this year’s Rivington Street Festival. Ten venues each with their own individual music and art line-ups, two outdoor stages, DJs and performances from acts including Batty Bass, DJ Captain Crunch and Shorebitch. Also visit a fancy dress boutique, pop-up nail bar and photo booth. Tickets available on the door. Free. Sunday, 23 June.

Rivington Street Festival has two outdoor stages with acts including Batty Bass

Rivington Street Festival has two outdoor stages with acts including Batty Bass

Rivington Street Festival has two outdoor stages with acts including Batty Bass

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