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

From St Patrick's Day to Spike Lee's birthday, check out our selection of what's on in Hackney this weekend

St. Patrick’s Day Bollix Ball

Free before 11.30pm. 10pm-2am, Friday, 17 March

Celebrate St Patrick's Day with an Irish themed queer shindig led by John Sizzle and JonBenet Blonde playing tunes from 10pm, followed by an afterparty (from 11.30pm) featuring pop-up shows and a disco from DJ Fannar at The Glory, Dalston.

The Beer Edit

From £10. 12noon-5pm/6-11pm, Friday, 17 & Saturday, 18 March

Part of London Beer Week, but so much bigger and better, The Beer Edit features over a dozen pop-ups, DJs, street food and free beer on arrival, at Oval Space.

Number 90 Bar & Kitchen 3rd Birthday Party

6pm-4am/12noon-3am, Friday, 17 – Sunday, 19 March

It’s Number 90’s third birthday, so celebrate with them with a weekend full of all-day and night parties featuring live bands, DJs, live art and performance in Hackney Wick.

Hackney Downs Vegan Market

Free entry. 1pm-5pm, Saturday, 18 March

A monthly showcase of veganism and art taking place at Hackney Downs Studios, where foodies can buy some of the finest vegan street dishes in the city. Expect pie & mash, cheesecakes, BBQ pulled jackfruit tacos and up-cycled clothing.

Spike Is 60

£11/9 conc. 3pm, Sunday, 19 March

‘Spike is 60’ celebrates the milestone birthday and iconic cinematic catalogue of the incomparable film director. The season begins with a screening of the classic 1990 film ‘Mo Better Blues’, a day before his actual birthday, treating audience members to a live jazz band playing music throughout the screening at Rio cinema.