10 Hot Things To Do This Weekend From Reading 'Her' To Booking Your Wireless Tickets

13 June 2014 by

GALLERY>> What To Do This Weekend

Dance until dawn with Jennifer Lopez’s AKA

Shameless, excitable, glossy and entirely throwaway collection of sleek urban pop with a serious Saturday-night spring in its stilettos. Includes the unambiguously titled Big Booty (Oh, Jen!) and undeniable current earworm First Love. Out Friday

Live La Dolce Vita

In celebration of the V&A's new exhibition, 'The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 - 2014', the Bulgari is hosting the ultimate afternoon tea for fashion aficionados. As well as enjoying dainty finger sandwiches, warm tartlets, scones and Bulgari treats, it includes VIP entry to the exhibition. What's more, the tea is presented with a signature cocktail, 'Dolce Vita', designed to pay homage to the femininity of Italian fashion.

£48 per person includes Afternoon Tea, VIP entry to the exhibition and signature 'Dolce Vita' cocktail
[a target="_blank" href="http://www.bulgarihotels.com/">www.bulgarihotels.com[/a]. Runs from 5 April - 27 July 2014

Check out Devil’s Knot

Arty Canadian director Atom Egoyan goes mainstream with this account of the West Memphis teen trio wrongfully convicted in 1994 of killing three boys. Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon and Dane DeHaan class up the cast. In cinemas from Friday

Discover Belle

A defiantly non-stuffy period drama, this is the surprising true tale of Belle (a magnetic Gugu Mbatha-Raw, far left), an illegitimate mixed-race child brought up by her aristocratic great-uncle (Tom Wilkinson) and aunt (Emily Watson). Belle’s battle for true love and against the slave trade go winningly into the blender. In cinemas from Friday

Come down to Grazia Salon

In honour of her hilarious debut The Wrong Knickers, Bryony Gordon is joined by fellow literati Elizabeth Day, Alexandra Heminsley and Helen Walsh to discuss the topic of the hour: are we as sexually liberated as we think we are? 25 June, Momo, 25 Heddon St, London W1B 4BH. Free cocktails on the terrace at 6.30pm. Tickets £5; visit waterstones.com/tickets

Read Her by Harriet Lane

Nina’s a control freak, Emma’s a mess. What happens when their paths cross – and is it really the first time? Psychological, page-turning follow-up to Alys, Always, Ms Lane’s best-selling debut. £12.99

Chuckle at Tim Dowling’s HowTo Be A Husband

Men try to live up to their family duties in The Guardian columnist’s witty take on the ancient art of marital bliss. £12.99, Harper Collins

Book now for Wireless Festival

Your first opportunity to see Kanye West post-wedding delirium, with the added bonus of Pharrell supporting and Drake headlining the second date. Will Kim and North West be watching from the wings? London and Birmingham sites, 4-6 July; wirelessfestival.co.uk

Go To: Meltdown Festival

James Lavelle (above) was the Mark Ronson of the ’90s – the nerd all the cool girls wanted to date. Now he’s following in the footsteps of Morrissey, David Bowie and Massive Attack by curating the annual South Bank leftfield music and arts shindig, and he’s assembleda fine line-up, including a screening of Under The Skin with a live soundtrack. 13-22 June; southbankcentre.co.uk

Visit the E-Vapor-8 exhibition

Broad and brilliantly edited mixed gallery show of art inspired by or referencing the acid house phenomenon, curated by Francesca Gavin at Sheffield Artspace, whose patrons include Jarvis Cocker and The Designers Republic’s Ian Anderson. Contains work by Jeremy Deller and Christian J Petersen. Until 16 August, Site Gallery (sitegallery.org)

Because good people deserve good weekends we're here to give you a helping hand. We've rounded up some of the hottest things to do this weekend, from watching Belle and Devil's Knot to dancing until dawn with Jennifer Lopez. On our weekend reading list is Tim Dowling's How To Be A Husband and Her by Harriet Lane. Click through the gallery above for our tips on how to make your weekend great...

Words: Paul Flynn


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