What's on in Hackney this weekend: 18-20 November

Check out our top picks of events not-to-be missed this weekend in Hackney

It’s the Northern line’s turn to run all-nighters on the tube, giving access to Hackney via Old Street station. Look out for Shoreditch nightlife events without the fear of having to take the night bus home.


Free. 8pm till late, Friday, 18 November

Epic wine dance party, Genuwine returns for back-to-back R&B, soul and hip hop classics plus an awesome wine list curated by certified sommelier Courtney Stebbings to keep you wining and grinding all night long. Ruby’s Lounge in Dalston is where the magic happens.

Stevie Wonder Special

Free until 9pm/£6 otd. 9pm-2.30am, Friday, 18 November

Celebrate one of soul’s greatest artists of all time. The Blues Kitchen resident band, The Beekays, will be playing a set of Stevie Wonder classics and party tunes till the early hours. DJs will be playing vintage rock ‘n’ soul till close at the Shoreditch venue.

EFG London Jazz Festival

Various prices. Various times, Friday, 18 – Sunday, 20 November

The music festival celebrating jazz in a city with rich cultural diversity, comes to an end this weekend. Hackney venues Rich Mix, Vortex Jazz Club and Shoreditch Town Hall host performances by saxaphonist Camilla George Quartet, drummer Bill Laurence, creative powerhouse trumpeter, Theo Croker (video below) and more. The Vortex, Dalston closes the festival with a late-night jams session from 11.45pm.

Magical Winter Party

Free. 2-11pm, Saturday, 19 November

The Shoreditch Roundabout transforms into a magical winter wonderland by His & Hers (top video of latest party) with the sound of London’s finest up and coming DJs delivering the best house, old school classics and tech house all day long. 

90s Vs 00s

£3/5 otd. 9.30pm, Saturday, 19 November

‘Can you kick it? Yes you can! Jump up, jump up and get down.’ Special guest DJ Santero plays the biggest club bangers from the 1990s and noughties at Trapeze Basement club, Shoreditch. Expect to hear hits from the like of 50 Cent, Blackstreet, Deee-Lite and Bell Biv DeVoe.

Mai Sunday

Free entry, 1-11pm, Sunday, 20 November

Poets, DJs and dancers join Franco-Vietnamese dance artist Nguyen Tri Mai for a day of art-fuelled performances including poetry readings accompanied by dance performances and live music, short film screenings and more, closing with a DJ selection all at Grow, Hackney Wick.