25 April 2014 by

What To Do This Weekend: See Tracks, Read Frog Music And Explore Sundance London

GALLERY >> What To Do This Weekend

SEE TRACKS

Robyn Davidson’s ’80s memoir recounting her 1,700-mile trek with camels across Australia has been a long time coming as a film, but Tracks is worth the wait. Mia Wasikowska (above) aptly conveys the young explorer’s dogged spirit, connecting richly with local natives and the vast landscape. With Adam Driver.

In cinemas from Friday 

EXPLORE SUNDANCE LONDON

This indie film festival offers titles including Fruitvale Station and Frank, featuring Michael Fassbender as an avant-garde musician in a papier mâché head.

O2 Centre, 25-27 April

WATCH BIRDLAND

A cracking new play that follows the trajectory of a hedonistic rock star as he nears the end of a world tour and faces the challenge of heading back home.

Until 31 May, [a target="_blank" href="http://royalcourttheatre.com/">royalcourttheatre.com[/a]

GO AND SEE THINGS WE DO IN BED

Curated by Girl With A Pearl Earring author Tracy Chevalier,this exhibition focuses on theart of quilting, featuring works from the 18th century, Grayson Perry and more.

Until 31 October; [a target="_blank" href="http://www.bexleyheritagetrust.org.uk/">bexleyheritagetrust.org.uk[/a]

HEAD DOWN TO THE RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE

Raising funds for exploited women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and with donations from the likes of Jessie Ware and Arcade Fire, this London auction from The Music Circle is hosted by Gemma Cairney.

26 April; [a target="_blank" href="http://www.justgiving.com/themusiccircle/eurl.axd/f598cf3f11b03a4ba90db20c52839351">justgiving.com/themusiccircle[/a]

WATCH THE OTHER WOMAN

Cameron Diaz (above) plays a lawyer who takes revenge on her cheater boyfriend (Game Of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), teaming up with his wife (Leslie Mann) and a younger rival (Kate Upton, above right). Bodily fluids predictably spill, but it’s the wrongedwomen dynamic that brings comedic heft.

In cinemas now

READ EMMA DONOGHUE’S FROG MUSIC

Set in 1870s San Francisco, the follow-up to Room focuses on burlesque dancer Blanche and what happens after she witnesses a murder.

£16.99, Picador

DOWNLOAD LYKKE LI’S NEW TRACK

The dewy-eyed troubadour is back with the bewitching single No Rest For The Wicked, from album I Never Learn, co-produced by Björn Yttling.

‘No Rest For The Wicked’ out now

LISTEN TO JACQUES GREENE’S PHANTOM VIBRATE

He was the guy with the glassesin Azealia Banks’ video for 212, and now the sometime remixer is back with a new EP – a crunchy three-tracker that sounds as fresh as a daisy.

Out now

Okay so it might not be a four day weekend (boo!) BUT that makes it all the more important to make the most of what we do have. And to give you a helping hand, we've rounded up some of the hottest things to do this weekend, from watching Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver in Tracks to exploring what's on offer at Sundance London. We also have recommendations for a cracking new play and a brilliant exhibition as well as a jumble sale with donations from the likes of Jessie Ware and Arcade Fire. 

Click through the gallery above for our tips on how to make your weekend great...


Comments

All posts must obey the house rules, if you object to any comments please let us know and we'll take the appropriate action.