What's on in Hackney this weekend: 10-12 March

Check out our picks of things to do this weekend in Hackney from a spring carnival to a ghoulish magic show

Spring Carnival

£5. 10.30pm-3am, Friday 10 March

Join in this explosion of dance and carnival culture. Headliners Bristol/Trinidad duo Jus Now will bring their contagious blend of soca rhythms and UK bass to Birthdays, in Dalston, for a not-to-be-missed set. There will also be sounds of dancehall, funk, jungle and more, direct from the Caribbean, provided by The Sultan, of Radar Radio. Deals and discount available for large groups or birthday parties of any size.

Master Of The Macabre

£12.50-22.50. 7.30pm, Friday, 10 & Saturday, 11 March

Benedict Barber is a magician with a taste for the ghoulish and grisly (pictured above) and will take the audience on a dark autobiographical journey at Hoxton Hall. This theatrical experience will leave you wide-eyed with astonishment and bring you to the edge of your seat with fear. If you’re prepared to have your prejudices challenged, your assumptions questioned, your beliefs shaken and your nerves shredded then this is the show for you.

Fat Buddha Yoga

£16/12 yoga only. 10/11am, Saturday, 11 March

Shake off the week's stresses with Fat Buddha Yoga, a monthly pop-up where you can stretch and sweat to bumping basslines at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen. Followed by a tasty post workout brunch. Or join from 10am for a 4-5km run before the yoga session.

Spring Wild Food Foraging With James Wood

£26. 11am - 4pm, Saturday 11 March

Embark on an adventure to discover the wild, edible delicacies to be found growing around Hackney. Learn how to safely identify a range of plants and try up to 30 pre-made tasters from syrup infusions to chutney and jams, then finish with a two-course wild food feast. Departure Point: Pavillion Café, Victoria Park.

Disabled Access Day

Free. 1.30-3.30, Saturday, 11 March

Celebrate Disabled Access Day at Hackney Museum and explore the ‘We Are Artists’ exhibition, curated by an art group challenging ideas of what disability means. Grab the opportunity to join in performances, creative workshops, and meet and greet with disabled artists.

Hackney Record Fair

Free entry. 11am-6pm, Sunday, 12 March

Discover independent music labels and get hold of some rare or obscure LPs, cassettes, music ephemera, and vintage hi-fi items. Also on sale are underground mags, fanzines, alternative culture books, and more at Epic, Dalston. 

So So Soca

£11.99. 2-10pm, Sunday, 12 March

This regular celebration of soca music is back with an all-day spring fling soca fete. Held at The Magic Roundabout, in Shoreditch, you can expect giant games, BBQ food and tons of soca hits supplied by DJ Triple M, DJ AliTwizt, DJ CJay and DJ Lox.