Culture Calendar #11: Picks You Shouldn't Miss

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w/c 27th March

What: Thundercat

Where: Heaven

When: Tuesday 28th

Following the release of his latest album 'Drunk' which we called 'an R&B record for the 21st century', Thundercat is bringing his unique brand of jazz fusion to Embankment this Tuesday. A veteran of Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder imprint, Thundercat's live show promises to vibe-heavy.

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What: Caryl Churchill’s 'The Skriker'

Where: Styx, Tottenham Hale 

When: Wednesday 29th 

One of three instalments of Rift's 90s season at Styx (Sarah Kane's 'Blasted' and Anthony Neilson's 'Normal' have both graced the space over the last three weeks), GRUFF theatre brings Caryl Churchill's unsettling magical realism to Tottenham Hale. GRUFF plan to "re-imagine this relevant and grotesque take on human nature and the story of our own existence through their uncompromising and direct style. The company will invite performers into their collaborative ensemble, to take audiences on a journey into a dangerous world of warnings from the up-side-down." 

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What: Secundino Hernández: Paso

Where: Victoria Miro 

When: Thursday 30th 

Meaning ‘step’, the exhibition title, Paso, refers to a series of movements through abstraction and figuration. At Wharf Road, Hernández will show abstract paintings that continue his investigation into gesture and form while extending the innovative techniques of accumulation and removal for which he has become widely known.

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What: Visual Cultures: Decoding The Music Video

Where: ICA

When: Thursday 30th

The ICA says: "Skin Deep collaborate with POC. to showcase the work of four filmmakers, screening a series of new music videos which challenge how we define film. This event explores how filmmakers of colour are responding to new technologies, creating fresh work that is opening up new spaces for conversation around the exclusivity of filmmaking. Showcasing work by Raine Allen Miller, Bafic, Akinola Davies Jnr and Stephen Isaac Wilson, the screenings will be followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers, alongside Nadira Amrani from POC. and Jessica Straker from Juice VCR."

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What: Helena Hauff

Where: Oval Space

When: Friday 31st March

Fresh from the success of her recent Essential Mix, Helena Hauff is bringing industrial electro and jagged techno to Oval Space. Having honed her skills over a long-term residency at Hamburg's Golden Pudel, Hauff has risen to star status on the DJ circuit through expert selections and vinyl-only sets, with Ben UFO dubbing her 'literally [his] favourite DJ at the moment'. This is a must-see. 

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What: Peter McDonald in conversation with writer Agnieszka Gratza

Where: Kate MacGarry

When: Saturday 1st

In tandem with their newest exhibition, artist Peter McDonald (born in Tokyo 1973) sits with writer Agneiszka Gratza to discuss his artistic practices and latest body of work. The exhibition: Mushrooms of Language, is McDonald's fifth solo exhibition at Kate MacGarry, consists of multiple works on paper and large works on canvas as he continues his exploration of the everyday, drawing on his real life experiences. 

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