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Dex Lee as Know Moe in Five Guys Named Moe, (c) Helen Maybanks

This week: 19 – 25 February

19 February 2018 Suzanne Frost

After the cold dark days of last week we could all do with some fun, so here are some exclusively jolly ideas to brighten up the end of February.

Fat Tuesday at the Vaults

(c) Laurence Howe Photography

It’s half time at the VAULT Festival and performance collective Shotgun Carousel are throwing their fourth annual Mardi Gras party Fat Tuesday this year. Bringing together all the international sounds of the celebration, with the best of London’s live acts, the collective present their own take on the New Orleans festivities. There will be a giant brass section, circus acts, cabaret performances, costumes, parades and more. Early bird tickets have sold out but you can still get door tickets.
 
Fat Tuesday is at the VAULTS on 23 February at 22:30, Tickets are £16.50 on the door
 
 
Rose Matafeo: Sassy Best Friend

 
The sassy best friend serves as a sidekick to the main character in romantic comedies and is usually portrayed as quirky or not conventionally attractive. NZ comedian Rose Matafeo brings her latest critically acclaimed show to Soho Theatre following its sell-out, celebrated UK debut at the Edinburgh Fringe. Negotiating the life lessons learnt from teen rom-com movies, this hour of sketch and stand-up is all about Rose’s 25 year struggle with being the sassy best friend in her own life.
 
Sassy Best Friend is at Soho Theatre 19 – 24 February, Tickets from £12 
 
 
 
Wizard’s Brunch
 
This Harry Potter themed brunch, hosted at Cargo, will ensure a day of spells, potions and wand-envy. Guests are encouraged to dress up in their best robes, glasses, beards and geek chic looks and there will be a special prize for the best dressed. Magic will ensue, with House points, incantations, a Wizard tournament and actual owls soaring overhead. Wingardium leviosa!
 
The Wizard’s Brunch is held at Cargo on 24 February. Tickets are £35 which includes a brunch, main, dessert and an hour of bottomless potions or prosecco
 
 
 
Superflex: One Two three Swing!
 
(c) Tate Photography

The Danish artists’ collective SUPERFLEX is best known for its playfully subversive installations and films. Founded in 1993 by Danish artists Bjørnstjerne Christiansen, Jakob Fenger and Rasmus Nielsen, SUPERFLEX has gained international recognition for collaborative projects and solo exhibitions around the world. Now the three Danes have been commissioned by Hyundai Motor to create a site-specific work for the Tate Modern and have filled the Turbine Hall with swings. Each swing has been designed for three people, with the idea that swinging with two other people has greater potential than swinging alone and our collective energy resists gravity and challenges the laws of nature. So grab some friends, embrace your inner child and swing as three.
 
The Hyundai Commission: Superflex One Two Three Swing! is at Tate Modern till 2 April
 
 
Five Guys Named Moe

The Five Moes (c) Helen Maybanks

Clarke Peters’ Olivier Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated jazz musical is entering the final weeks of its engagement at The Marble Arch Theatre. The pop up venue in Green Park was custom built for this production, sending visitors right back into the golden age of jazz: styled as a 1940s all-swinging New Orleans club, complete with festooned courtyard, bespoke cocktail bar, smoky corners and band-stand as a centerpiece, the show is performed in the round for the first time. Take your seat at the cabaret tables in the Funky Butt Club and have drinks served directly to your table. All you have to do is tap your toes along with Big Moe, Little Moe, Eat Moe, Know Moe and Four-Eyed Moe.

Five Guys Named Moe is at The Marble Arch Theatre until 24 March

 
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