The 10 Hot Things To Do This Weekend

By Emma Spedding - 27 March 2015

Deputy Digital Editor


Because good people deserve good weekends, here's our 10 things to do...

1. Explore Bjork: Archives

The book accompaniment is the closest many will get to New York’s sensational MoMA retrospective of Iceland’s most famous export. This being Björk, it’s delightfully art directed by M/M Paris and split into five slip-cased volumes of inspiration and essays, including a contribution from New Yorker music brain Alex Ross. Out 30 March (£40, Thames & Hudson) 

2. Watch Cara Delevingne 

Michael Winterbottom turns a shocking event – the murder of Meredith Kercher – into meagre drama with The Face Of An Angel, a fictional tale about a film-maker (Daniel Brühl) moping around Italy. Thank heavens for Cara’s turn as a waitress – she’s the best thing in it.

3. Get swept up by Cinderella


The trend for darker, twisted takes on classic fairy tales is on the wane. Instead, here’s Kenneth Branagh’s pretty Disney version, a winning blend of old-fashioned romance and magic. Downton Abbey’s Lily James offers a suitably sweet Cinderella, while Cate Blanchett intrigues as her neurotic nemesis). 

4. Read Hausfrau: A novel

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Jill Alexander Essbaum’s compelling novel concerns an American ex-pat in Zürich, unable to cope with her husband or the community. In the absence of intimate emotions, she delves into a series of disastrously short sexual encounters to try to reclaim some self-esteem. And there the problems really start. Out Thursday (£14.99, Random House)

5. Catch designs of the year

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Unveiling of the shortlist for the Oscars of the design world. Previous winners include Jonathan Ive and Zaha Hadid and categories are architecture, digital, fashion, graphics, product and transport. Something for everyone, you might say. Design Museum, London SE1, 25 March to 23 August

6. Mix cocktails with culture

Get lost in the world of short stories with Any Human Heart writer William Boyd, who will perform a reading at BAFTAs inaugural Pin Drop event. Enjoy a cocktail and experience the novelist’s unique style live, followed by a Q&A session. BAFTA 195 Piccadilly, 1 April

7. Party with Chic and Nile Rodgers

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From Le Freak to Get Lucky, Mr Rogers is in full ownership of a four-decades long, fabulous back catalogue of disco heaven. Look, this is the closest guaranteed flashback you’ll get to Studio 54 in Ardwick tonight, unless Bianca Jagger happens to ride through on a horse (unlikely). Manchester 02 Apollo, 24 March, and touring

8. Don't miss Future Islands 

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When the underperforming Baltimore indie rock band went on Letterman, their brilliant, sobering music earned almost 4m YouTube views. Singer Samuel T Herring is between Henry Rollins and Morrissey on the hotness scale. Amazing live. Royal Albert Hall, London,28 March, and touring

9. Discover Wild Tales 

Produced by Pedro Almodóvar, this is a deliciously twisted collection of vignettes from Argentine director Damián Szifrón. Road rage spirals to a deathly climax; parking fines provoke an explosive response; a bride takes revenge on her cheating groom... Giddily enjoyable. In cinemas Friday

10. Dine at the Ivy Chelsea Garden


That most famous of London restaurant insignia charges on to the equally iconic King’s Road. Featuring a Chelsea Garden Salad special to commemorate the beautiful outdoor space. Booking from Monday, 197 King’s Rd, SW3;


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