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5 Fun Things To Do This Week, February 21-27

Here’s The Resident’s pick of what to do this week in London, from champagne brunches, to family fun and classical music…

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1[/drapcap]Pianist Alberto Portugheis, St John’s, Notting Hill
Acclaimed pianist Alberto Portughies  joins the London Beethoven Players to celebrate his 81st birthday with a rendition of his favourite Beethoven Pion Concerto. Set in the atmospheric St John’s expect to listen to well-known and much loved classical pieces including Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No2 in Bb Major Op 19 and Roman No2 in F Major Op 50. Vaughan and Mozart will also feature.
Date: Friday, February 25, 7.30pm
Tickets: From £8
Address: St John’s Church Notting Hill, Lansdowne Crescent, W11 2NN

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2[/drapcap]Champagne Brunch at Quaglino’s, St James’s
Inject a little glamour into your morning meal with Quaglino’s recently launched Champagne brunch. Every Saturday and Sunday, get glammed up for live music, food and free-flowing Taittinger Brut Reserve. While you quaff your fizz, dine on Quaglino favourites such as lobster thermidor and oak-smoked salmon rillette
Date: Saturday & Sunday 11.30am-4pm
Address: 16 Bury Street, SW1Y 6AJ
Website: quaglinos-restaurant.co.uk

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3[/drapcap]Bridgerton Secretcinema, Wembly
Live out your Bridgerton fantasy at the Bridgerton Secretcinema, where you get to frock up in your Regency finest and hunt for your true love and make your debut into a debauch society. Held in a secret location in Wembley, the event features a ballroom dancefloor with a string quartet playing pop classics. You will have a dance card which you can fill up with partners of choice. If all that sounds like you’re reliving your prom hell, there are side rooms where you can learn life drawing, play cards, train at the boxing club or re-live your favourite on-screen moments with a moving light show.
Dates: From February 15
Time: Tuesday to Sunday
Tickets: From £39
Address: TBA
Website: feverup.com

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4[/drapcap]Beano: The Art of Breaking Rules, Somerset House, The Strand
This exhibition steps into the pages of the much loved comic to explore how  the iconic comic has championed breaking the rules, while discovering boundary-pushing artists. Featuring all the Beano gang including Dennis and Gnasher, Minnie the Minx, Bananaman and the Bash Street Kids through original comic artwork and amazing artefacts. Make sure to catch this quirky exhibition during February half term before it ends on March 6.
Opening Hours: Saturday, Sunday & Tuesday 10am-6pm; Wednesday to Friday 11am-8pm
Tickets: From £16/£5 adult/child
Address:  Strand WC2R 1LA
Website: somersethouse.org.uk

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5[/drapcap]Drink a Margarita
Not that much excuse was needed, but National Margarita Day is Tuesday, February 22 if you need to justify a making – or ordering  – the deliciously refreshing beverage. If you need suggestions on where to go, try one of the many cracking London cocktail bars to make this year’s Top 50 Cocktail Bar List, such as Scarfes Bar or The Connaught.

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