Things to do
OTHELLO REMIXED: Othello: Remixed is Shakespeare’s play, but not as you know it. It’s set at a boxing club in 2019 London, although the plot is still familiar. Championship boxer Othello choses Michael Cassio to be his corner man, leaving a rejected Iago riven with jealousy and deceit. Omnibus Theatre (Clapham), £16/£13/£10, book ahead, 25 June-14 July
CHASING RAINBOWS: Chasing Rainbows marks the 50th anniversary of the moon landings. The theatre show tells the story of Ama, the first Caribbean woman in space. As she orbits the Earth, she prepares an address for her daughter’s graduation ceremony, highlighting her losses and things she’s missed out on while pursuing her dream. Age 12+. Hoxton Hall, from £10, book ahead, 25 June-20 July
SCULPTURE IN THE CITY: As part of the final week of London Festival of Architecture, take a tour of the Sculpture in the City artworks. The free-to-view outdoor works are installed for up to a year, making use of public spaces, and this tour gives an insight into the process of creating them. St Botolph-Without-Bishopsgate, £20, book ahead, 4.30pm-6.30pm
ILLUSTRATED MAPS: Create your own illustrated map of the capital at this creative workshop. Focus on three famous landmarks, recreating them in pen and ink guided by artist Polly Crossman. No experience is necessary and all materials are provided. Southwark, £40, book ahead, 6.30pm-8.50pm (sponsor)
POPBITCH POPQUIZ: Up to date on your celebrity gaffes and famous faux pas? Gossip newsletter Popbitch hosts its latest pub quiz, covering trivia, music, arts and crafts… and a few juicier topics too. Bar tabs and theatre tickets are among the prizes to be won. Smiths of Smithfield, £5.50, book ahead, 7.30pm
PAINT LONDON: Pop-Up Painting is a relaxed evening where you can recreate your own version of Rebecca Hunter’s London skyline painting. All supplies are included, and a qualified artist is on hand to offer advice… but no-one’s stopping you going off-piste and reworking the masterpiece into your own style. Village East (Bermondsey), £27.99, book ahead, 7.30pm-9.30pm
SPOKEN NERD: The Festival of the Spoken Nerd gets underway with An Evening Of Unnecessary Detail. Enthusiasts, scientists, miscellaneous experts and comedians take to the stage to talk about whatever they flippin’ well choose. Expert anything from maths to history to… ‘an upgraded sausage cannon’. Backyard Comedy Club (Bethnal Green), £11.11/£8.88, book ahead, 7.30pm-10.30pm
STORYSLAM: Chemistry is the theme of this month’s Moth Storyslam, where members of the public are invited up on stage to tell a story. Your tale must be five minutes long, and on the topic of chemistry — or you can just sit back and listen to other people’s stories. Rich Mix (Shoreditch), £12, book ahead, 7.30pm
ROSIE JONES: Comedian Rosie Jones offers a preview of her new show, exploring what it’s like to be the world’s first, and only, disabled, gay, northern comedian with a phobia of cotton wool and a lethal amount of Creme Eggs in her wardrobe. Pleasance Theatre (Islington), £5, book ahead, 7.45pm
COMEDY: John Kearns and Pat Cahill team up once again for comedy show 110%. Expect songs, thoughts about the Northern line and a guest comedian, all taking place in a pub. The Bill Murray (Islington), £8, book ahead, 8pm-10pm
Good cause of the day
Sign up now to take part in Urban Rush in October. The 15-mile run raises money for homelessness charity Shelter. Find out more and book your place.
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