5 Things To Do This Weekend... Watch The Great Gatsby, Go To NOISEstock
1. Watch... The Great Gatsby
The wait is over as Baz Luhrmann’s interpretation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby has finally hit the big screen – and in 3D no less. With costumes by Miuccia Prada, jewels by Tiffany & Co and music from Jay-Z and his very well connected circle of friends not to mention its stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, it’s a stupendous treat for the eyes and the ears.
2. Go to...a light show
Light is quickly gaining recognition as a respected medium in art circles and now [a href="/beauty/makeup/what-happens-when-supermodel-kate-moss--light-artist-chris-levine-and-makeup-maestro-charlotte-tilbu">Chris Levine[/a], the man responsible for snapping the Queen with her eyes shut, has a solo exhibition at The Fine Art Society Contemporary entitled Chris Levine: Light. Situated across two floors at the New Bond Street gallery, as well as mesmerising viewers with his light installations, he’ll also unveil a new figurative work of a well-known and high profile subject…
17 May – 15 June, [a target="_blank" href="/weblogEntries/faslondon.com%20">The Fine Art Society Contemporary[/a], 148 New Bond Street, London
3. Go to... a NOISEstock gig
If you’re in the Manchester area then get yourself down to the People’s History Museum on Saturday 18th May for [a target="_blank" href="http://www.Noisefestival.com">NOISEstock[/a]. Part of the Museums At Night programme, the NOISE Arts Charity is hosting this peace and love protest music themed gig with artists including Sam Duckworth (Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly), Zimbo (One Mile Away) and Envy (Unity Radio). Oh, and it’s totally free to get in!
People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3ER
4. Watch... Les Miserables on DVD
One of the only downsides of seeing Les Miserables on the big screen is that cinema etiquette dictates that you remain quiet throughout (gentle sobbing excused). But now that you can get your hands on the DVD, there’s no reason not to sing along to the musical numbers should you so desire. And should you have missed out the first time around for fear of weeping publicly at this very moving and Oscar-winning (props once again to Anne Hathaway) spectacle, you can also do that too in the privacy of your very own home.
Out now on DVD and Blu-Ray
5. Eat at... Balthazar
This hip New York eaterie was huge in the 90’s so it’s only fitting that the London arm opened right in the midst of a 90’s revival and now that the initial crush of critics and socialites is waning, it's the perfect time to go. Nestled right in the heart of Covent Garden, this French style brasserie serves up a treat. Whether you want a casual brunch of apple cinnamon pancakes to kick off your day or a post-shopping or pre-theatre evening meal (steak, pork belly, duck shepherd’s pie…) there’s something for everyone. And if you don’t have time to sit in, why not grab a bite from the on-site bakery. The pastries are divine.
Balthazar, 4-6 Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HZ, 020 3301 1155