Culture Calendar #48: Picks For The Week
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w/c 11th December
What: Callisto: a queer epic
Where: Arcola Theatre
When: Monday 11th - 23rd
Following two sold-out and critically acclaimed runs at Arcola and the Edinburgh Fringe, Callisto: a queer epic is back for another run ending at the end of December. Writer Hal Coase intertwines three remarkable queer stories, hurtling across time and space. Don’t miss it!
What: Inside Pussy Riot
Where: Saatchi Gallery
When: Tuesday 12th
It may have started in November, but this week is the ideal time to get down to the Saatchi Gallery. Inside Pussy Riot tells a story that needs to be experienced to be understood. To mark the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, audience members are encouraged to pull on a balaclava and stand up for what they believe in, just like Pussy Riot did back in 2012 when they staged a performance inside Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior.
What: Stanley Jones in conversation with Michael Taylor
Where: Marlborough Fine Art
When: Wednesday 13th
Marlborough Fine Art will host Stanley Jones in conversation with Michael Taylor to coincide with their excellent exhibition Two Decades: British Printmaking in the 1960s and 1970s. Jones has worked with Giacometti, David Hockney and Henry Moore to name a few. Taylor is founder of the legendary Paupers Press. RSVP is essential but this event will shine unprecedented light on the master print-maker. The tour starts at 6:00pm and its free but places are strictly limited.
What: The Black Madonna
Where: York Hall
When: Saturday 16th
We have a rule here at Tung HQ that we strive to live by: never miss an opportunity to go see The Black Madonna. Hitting York Hall this Saturday is everyone’s favourite dance music connoisseur, presenting her We Still Believe show from 2pm-midnight. If there’s one thing we love more than The Black Madonna it’s an early night, so this is a real double-whammy for us.
What: Sundays at Phonox - Jackmaster & Eli Escobar & Krystal Klear
When: Sunday 17th
Now ordinarily we’d never go from one big night out on to the next (see above re: early nights), but thanks to The Black Madonna’s 12am closing time, we reckon we might be able to make an exception for night one of Jackmaster’s four-night Phonox residency. Jackmaster and Krystal Klear have thrown some 10/10 parties in the past, and this one is set to be no different.
What: The Nightmare Before Christmas + Gremlins (Screenings)
Where: Moth Club
When: Sunday 17th
With only 8 days left in the countdown to Christmas, it’s high time to start bingeing on the festive films. We’re into Love Actually as much as the next guy (although that Lindy West piece will never truly leave our hearts and minds), but, for us, nothing can ever beat Gremlins. Head over to Moth Club for a double screening of Gremlins and Tim Burton classic The Nightmare Before Christmas, and maybe when you get home chuck on Die Hard to complete the trifecta of tangentially Christmassy films.