Weekender

by thewheatandthechaff

It’s the return of the weekender. Mis-Teeq with the bump n flex.

Watch this: Hans Was Heiri, Zimmermann & de Perrot, The Barbican

This weekend is the last chance to catch Zimmermann & de Perrot’s latest freewheeling part-acrobatics, part-dance and part-slapstick show at the Barbican. The centrepiece is a brilliant piece of set: a rotating house of four rooms that tips upside down with its residents inside, so they end up walking the walls and dancing on the ceiling, à la Lionel Richie.

Until January 26, The Barbican, Silk St EC2Y 8DS

Dance here: Trouble Vision weekender, Corsica Studios

The fantastic Trouble Vision crew celebrates its third birthday by taking over Corsica Studios for the whole weekend, with two extensive lineups of some of the finest underground dance music around. On Friday 25th, the music policy nods to the UK underground with headline slots from  Martyn, Loefah and UK house heavyweight Huxley. Dark Sky heads up some notable support. On Saturday the pant-wettingly exciting combination of  Theo Parrish and Marcellus Pittman will be playing an exclusive 8 hour set together all night long in Room 1. In Room 2 is the awesome Bicep, who will be supported in turn by Robert Johnson associate Lauer. Big tings.

Corsica Studios, 4/5 Elephant Rd, SE17 1LB

Eat here: Medlar

medlar restaurant

Delicious, unpretentious food at a reasonable price in a decent setting: Medlar really is as good as it gets. Service is led by David O’Connor, formerly at The Square. The room is tastefully designed and unobtrusive enough to let the cooking do the talking, which it does in some style. The man leading the kitchen, Joe Mercer Nairne, who used to be at Chez Bruce, cooks with tremendous skill and craft. There are great wines by the glass, and a longer list from which half carafes are available, and at £26 for three courses, rising to £39 at dinner, Medlar is excellent value. Oh, and the cheese board is absolutely out-of-this-world.

Medlar, 438 King’s Road, London SW10

See this: Juergen Teller: Woo!, ICA

The ICA hosts this comprehensive survey of the hugely influential and controversial German photographer’s work in both the fashion and art worlds, ranges from his early portraits of a young Kate Moss to the provocative images used in his weekly column in German newspaper DIe Zeit and, famously, his collaborations with sometime muse Charlotte Rampling.  Teller’s aesthetic has been copied by countless imitators since he burst onto the scene a couple of decades ago, but rarely bettered.

23 January 2013 – 17 March 2013, ICA, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH

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