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Well done team, we’ve almost made it out of January intact. We hope that you managed to stay dry, work up a sweat, eat healthier and generally be that all round better guy or girl you promised to be on New Year’s Day. Happily we’ve got all sorts of suggestions for ways to reward yourself this week, from classic alternative comedy to different flavours of karaoke, classic films, chilling new horror and even the secrets to becoming a millionaire.

This is your last chance to enter our competition to win a free monthly travelcard worth £144! Make February all the sweeter with all that spare cash to blow on nights out.

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Have yourselves the finest of weeks.


WEDNESDAY – The Funny Side of Shoreditch presents Earl Okin: As usual the Funny Side have curated a superb evening of affordable comedy at this exotic, Brazilian-themed venue just five minutes away from Old Street Station.  Earl is the only man on the planet who has managed to straddle the worlds of Bossa Nova and alternative comedy.  His between song banter, vocal trumpet solos and winning gags have made him a unique must-see act for over 30 years. £10


THURSDAY – Gospeloke in Shoreditch: If conventional karaoke just doesn’t cut the mustard for you, then pimp up your night out in the company of Toni Robinson (not the Time Team one) and her 15 strong Gospel choir, who will back you to the hilt and make all your Sister Act fantasies come true. £5 – £10


THURSDAY – An Evening With The Man Who Coaches the 1% in Mayfair: Join host Ash Pattni, Ambassador to the self-development industry, as he interviews the man who coaches and advises the world’s elite business people.  His client base includes major CEOs, A-list celebrities, world leaders and ultra high net worth individuals.  Head along if you want to find out some of the secrets to success from a man right at the top. £20  £10

90s jam

FRIDAY – 90s Karaoke Jam in Hoxton: Indulge your love of the 90s all night with this time portal back to the age of denim flairs, hoodies tied round your waist and backward flipped baseball caps.  There are three separate stages, devoted to the best hits of the decade, retro computer games and a photo booth complete with memorabilia like cassette tapes, floppy disks and bum bags. £10

Mildred Pierce

SUNDAY – Stow Film Lounge presents Mildred Pierce in Walthamstow: Watch a classic of British cinema in the homely surroundings of the Vestry House Museum.  All sorts of delicious snacks are available, plus you can bring your own DVDs (or VHS if you’re feeling retro) for their Film Swap Shop.  £4.50 – £5.50

Blackbox Chew

SUNDAY – Blackbox: Chew in Camden Town: Chill yourself to the bones with the winner of the 2015 London Horror Festival short playwrighting competition, now extended to full length for even more shocks.  Inspired by writer Sarah Tejal Hamilton’s own experiences as a war reporter, it follows its protagonist into the dark heart of war torn Haiti. £10 £6


MONDAY – Bladerunner in Oxford Circus: Before Harrison Ford was a grumbly space father dealing with his wayward, Vader -worshipping kid (#SpoilerAlert, but really you should have seen it by now) he was tackling sci-fi issues even more dark and thorny in 21st century Los Angeles.  Go for the incredible plot, visuals and acting, stay to see how many of Ridley Scott and Phillip.K.Dick’s predictions about 2019 are likely to come true… £11  £10


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