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What's on in Hackney this weekend: 20-22 January

Discover diverse events from performance to comedy to take you right through the weekend in Hackney

UNaugural Ball

£12. 8pm, Friday, 20 January

An international group of comedians come together to laugh and rage on President Trump's Inauguration Day. Hosted by American comedian Megan Ford with guests Mae Martin, Scott Capurro, Desiree Burch, Grainne Maguire, Shon Faye and more at Hackney Showroom.

Richard III

£15/12 conc. 7.30-9.30pm, Friday, 20 - Sunday, 22 February

The retelling of Shakespeare's blackest comedy ‘Richard III’ has all the hallmarks of a Netflix thriller. This latest offering at the Rosemary Branch Theatre has critics gossiping excitedly about its highly visual style.

Make Your Own 3D Printed Phonecase

£24. 2-4pm, Saturday, 21 January

Spend a Saturday afternoon trying something new. Be creative and learn the basics of the amazing 3Doodler pen that let's you draw your own freehand creation in multi-coloured plastic. Then under expert guidance, make your own phone case to take home or give as a gift, all at Surface Matter, London Fields.

Chop X Beats – Winter Warm-Up

Free till 3pm with RSVP/£7.50. 2-9pm, Saturday, 21 January

Celebrate African culture with a day of food, music and traditional games from West Africa, plus a live screening of the African Cup of Nations Ghana vs Mali match. Taste the famous Mama’s Jollof rice, sweet plantain and more. Plus DJ Nore will bring the latest’s sounds in an exclusive afrobeats set at The Brewhouse, London Fields.


£15 otd. 11pm-5.30am, Sunday, 22 January

A load of DJs will help bring your weekend to a close delivering the best in deep and tech house, soulful and heavy bassline music at Club Aquarium, Shoreditch. There will be face painting, smoke/lazers and, of course, the infamous indoor swimming pool...