RHYTHEM & BREWS REAL ALE FESTIVAL: The Snooty Fox, Newington Green, 5th-7th Feb
Head on down to this award-winning Canonbury boozer for three days of beer and music. DJs will play rhythm and blues, rock ‘n’ roll and soul music whilst you sip you way through top quality ales from some of the UK’s most exciting microbreweries. Entry is free, although for obvious reasons it is restricted to over 18’s only.
HAWKER HOUSE: 260-264 Kingsland Road, 5th Feb-4th Apr
Street Feast is back this weekend, just in time to celebrate the end of January detoxes. Head down to this indoor venue to enjoy some of the city’s most mouth-watering street food vendors without catching a chill. In addition to the three floors of food options there will be six bars serving craft beers, hot toddies, wine and spirits, as well as a cocktail bar on the top floor from Milk & Honey offering whisky roulette.
NORTH LONDON VINTAGE MARKET: St. Mary’s Parish Hall- 7th Feb- 8th Feb
To celebrate the 4th birthday of the magnificent Crouch End shopping fixture, they are hosting a special edition market on Saturday from 10-5pm and Sunday from 1-5pm. In addition to the usual edit of over 25 affordable vintage traders, fashionistas will find a retro raffle, a pop-up vintage beauty salon and some delicious birthday cake and tasty treats.
SIGMAR POLKE: Tate Modern- until Feb 8th
This weekend is the last opportunity to experience the work of the most insatiably experimental artists of the 20th Century. Polke worked in off-the-wall materials ranging from meteor dust to gold, bubble wrap, potatoes, snail juice, soot and even uranium. At every stage of his career he mocked, ridiculed and rebelled against every art movement and consumerist idea he encountered. The 14 rooms are scarcely enough to contain the messy, druggy and unfathomably elusive and extraordinary art of Sigmar Polke.