What's on in Hackney this weekend: 17-19 February

There's big names in playwrighting, comedy, music and fashion, all squeezed into one weekend in Hackney

Deep Vibes & Sonoro w/ Jess Bays

7pm-3am, Friday, 17 February

Deep Vibes is all about bringing in unsung and up-and-coming DJs who care about nothing more than pleasing the crowd. Expect to hear the whole spectrum of house music: vocal, tech house, bass house, grooves, and everything in between at McQueen, Shoreditch.

‘Nobody Puts Baby In The Corner’

£3 with names on FB wall/£5 otd. 8pm-2am, Friday, 17 February

Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen transforms into the summer camp from ‘Dirty Dancing’ to celebrate the film’s 30th anniversary with a Valentine’s party. Bringing a blend of break-up bangers and pop songs, think disco balls and a 1960s American resort theme, with palm trees, coconuts and cocktails. In the bar, Night Call DJs will be playing a mixture of 60s, 70s and 80s dance and pop music, inspired by the movie.

New Nigerians

£17/14 conc. 3.30pm/8pm, Saturday, 18 February

Hackney-born writer Oladipo Agboluaje weaves a gripping tale of conflict and compromise, setting the scene for a political revolution in 21st century Nigeria at the Arcola Theatre in Dalston.


£10/14 otd. 8pm, Saturday, 18 February

Known for its great comedy line-ups, ‘Knock2bag’ is back at Rich Mix, in Shoreditch, this time headlined by the hilarious Reginald D Hunter (top image), gracing the stage again, ahead of his UK tour, and joined by Tom Allen, stand-up rapper Joe Jacobs and more.


Get Busy

£3-5. 9pm-3am, Saturday, 18 February

After an incredible 2016 Get Busy is back for another round of Caribbean fire at The Macbeth of Hoxton, playing the likes of Vybz Kartel, Rupee, Mavado, Machel Montano, plus afrobeats and the usual hip-hop bangers.

Vintage Fashion Fair

£4(£2 with NUS card). 11am-5pm, Sunday, 19 February

Vintage romance meets modern luxury as London’s best quality vintage fair arrives at the Courthouse Hotel, in Shoreditch. While browsing, shoppers will hear renditions of famous jazz songs, and enjoy tasty treats served on fine china. The fair stocks menswear and womenswear from between 1800 and 1980 (image above), as well as designer pieces from names such as Dior, Vivienne Westwood, YSL and Biba.