20 June 2014 by

10 Hot Things To Do This Weekend: Watch The Fault In Our Stars & Wow At Vanessa Paradis

GALLERY >> What To Do This Weekend

1. SHED TEARS TO THE FAULT IN OUR STARS

For devotees of John Green’s young adult novel, films don’t come much more anticipated than this romantic drama about two teens (Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort) who meet at a cancer support group. A guaranteed tearjerker.

In cinemas now 

2. READ CHOCOLATES FOR BREAKFAST

First published in 1956, Courtney Love and Lena Dunham are said to be obsessed with Pamela Moore’s tale of a sexually precocious 15-year-old fending for herself in boarding school.

Reissue out now, £8.99, HarperCollins

3. CATCH EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

In the gorgeous surrounds of the Scottish capital, highlights include a showing of James Franco’s latest film Palo Alto, plus Noel Clarke, Eddie Izzard, Tilda Swinton and Shirley Henderson, all previewing new works.

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4. DINE AT THE TYPING ROOM

The new East London restaurant on the site of the old and much-loved Viajante, in the splendid setting of Bethnal Green’s Town Hall hotel. Fancy, pricey, occasion food on the menu.

Open now; Patriot’s Square, E2

5. WOW AT VANESSA PARADIS

Karl Lagerfeld’s muse, Johnny Depp’s ex – Ms Paradis, like that other Parisian sweetheart Ms Bruni, returns to her secondary career as a musician. She’s got a surprisingly robust back catalogue that puts lovely teenage folly Joe Le Taxi in the shade.

The Forum, London NW5, Saturday

6. LOSE YOURSELF AT SOMERSAULT FESTIVAL

Carefully considered and beautifully curated boutique festival in a stunning South West setting. Epicurean, comic, dramatic and nightlife adventures complemented by woozy headline act Spiritualized, surfy Jack Johnson and folksy Ben Howard.

17-21 July, Castle Hill, North Devon

7. RETURNS ONLY FOR SKYLIGHT

The play in which Carey Mulligan becomes the starriest turn on the West End stage for the next two months. Stephen ‘Billy Elliot’ Daldry directs. Bill Nighy co-stars. Expect queues at the stage door for autographs, nightly. It's London’s hottest ticket.

Until 23 August, Wyndham’s Theatre

8. LISTEN TO ED SHEERAN

The album title - X - stands for ‘multiply’, something Ed is likely to do to his already robust global audience, with new endorsements from hip-hop heavyweights Pharrell Williams and Rick Rubin. Resistance is futile.

Out Monday

9. GO SEE CHINESE PUZZLE

The sights, sounds and polyglot energy of New York provide an appealing backdrop to this sequel to 2002’s Pot Luck and 2005’s Russian Dolls. Romain Duris (above), Audrey Tautou, Kelly Reilly and Cécile de France return for a fun, sexy adventure in blended-family modern living.

In cinemas now 

10. READ THE SILKWORM

The most successful British author of her generation, JK Rowling returns under the pseudonym (Robert Galbraith) that she was revealed to be behind on the release of the first in the Cormoran Strike novels.

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Hurrah! It's almost the weekend so all thoughts are turning to how to make the most of a (possibly sunny) two days of freedom. Ascot kicked off this week, bringing with it some brilliantly bonkers headgear (see all the madhatters here) and Edinburgh International Film Festival is in full swing with the likes of James Franco previewing new works. But if you're after something closer to home, we recommend hitting the cinema to see the tear-jerkingly brilliant film, The Fault In Our Stars. Or why not get into a new book with the new tale that Lena Dunham's said to be obsessed with.

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