What To Do This Weekend: Day of the Dead Festival & For A Good Time, Call
Celebrate Day of the Dead Festival
Still feeling spooky after Halloween? Then head down to London’s Old Vic Tunnels for Wahaca’s Day of the Dead Festival. Enjoy tequila cocktails and food from their pop-up street kitchen while listening to Wilderness Festival headliners Rodrigo y Gabriela. Explore the tunnels to see performances from Theatre of Dolls and exhibitions by leading Mexican artists.
Now until 3 November
Watch For A Good Time, Call…
What do you do when you move in to a fabulous New York apartment with an old college frenemy who pole-dances and you can’t afford the rent? Set up a phone sex line of course. For A Good Time, Callsees smart business-head Lauren and smutty-mouthed Katie put their respective talents to good use forging an unlikely friendship in the process. With a hilarious cameo from Seth Rogen, it’s equal parts filth and funny.
In cinemas now
Read The Twelve by Justin Cronin
The Twelve is Justin Cronin’s follow up to his best-selling dystopian apocalyptic thriller The Passage. Part Hunger Games,part Outbreak, The Twelvepicks up the story after a government plan to create a group of super warriors by infecting a dozen death-row inmates with a virus backfires. With talks of a film in the offing, it’s a gruesome but gripping read.
Listen to Calvin Harris
If Cheryl Cole’s Call My Name and Rihanna’s We Found Love are firm favourites on your ipod playlist then make sure you nab a copy of Calvin Harris’s third album 18 Months.He’s been a busy boy collaborating with the likes of Florence Welch and Dizzee Rascal. Glowsticks at the ready!
Go to a gallery
It’s not often you see an exhibition featuring two artists who’ve lived two centuries apart, but Hockney to Hogarth: A Rake’s Progressdoes just that. David Hockney used his experience of America in the ‘60s as the influence behind his series which follows William Hogarth’s tale of a corrupt merchant’s son.
Until 3 Feb, Whitworth Art Gallery, Oxford Road, Manchester, whitworth.manchester.ac.uk