What's on in Hackney this weekend: 24-26 February
From 70s rock, funk and soul to jazz, delve into a host of music and arts events this weekend in Hackney
Jazz Verse Jukebox
£9/8 conc. 7.30pm, Friday, 24 February
Nightspot Cinema Presents Jackie Brown
£22. 7pm-3am, Friday, 24 February
Enjoy a screening of Tarantino’s hit movie ‘Jackie Brown’, followed by a 70s funk and soul immersion party until 3am. Expect live music from Brassroots, playing hits by legends George Clinton and Parliament, right through to the Godfather of Soul himself, James Brown, all at Mick’s Garage, in Hackney Wick. ‘Funky dress’ is encouraged.
Free. Fri & Sat 1-6pm, Sun 12noon-5pm, Friday, 24 - Sunday, 26 February
Explore the vibrant and dynamic works in Tschabalala Self’s first UK solo exhibition at Parasol Unit, in Hoxton. Concerned with the concept of the black female body within contemporary culture, Self examines the confluence of race, gender and sexuality through a variety of forms and initiatives.
3D Tales - The Disenchanted Forest
Free entry. 5-9pm (Fri)/10am-5pm, Friday 24 - Sunday, 26 February
Catch the opening weekend of the first UK exhibition of 3D paintings (image below) at Forman Smokehouse Gallery, in Hackney Wick, by artist Sara Le Roy. She says: "My new series explores the dark side of fairy tales as viewed in the third dimension."
Fleetmac Wood Presents Rumours Rave
10pm-3am, Saturday, 25 February
Head down to Oval Space for the last remaining on-the-door tickets for a celebration of 40 years since the release of Fleetwood Mac’s classic album ‘Rumours’, re-framed for the dancefloor with remixes, edits and originals from DJ collective Fleetmac Wood. The album by the epic 70s rock band (top image) has now sold more than 100 million records worldwide.
£15/12 conc. 3-4.30pm/7.30-9pm (Sun), Saturday, 25 & Sunday, 26 February
The Big House theatre company for young care leavers has collaborated with award-winning writer, Alex Weatle MBE to produce dramatised extracts from the writer’s 1999 novel, 'Brixton Rock', at Mangle E8. The story follows Brenton as he is finally reunited with his mother and his life changes forever.
Learn the Art of Batik
£23 + booking fee. 2-4.30pm, Sunday 26 February
Learn the fascinating art of batik, an ancient textile technique where hot wax is applied to fabric using a tool called a tjanting. Create striking designs as artist Rhian Sutcliffe guides you through other more contemporary techniques such as incising and stamping at Geffrye Museum, in Hoxton. All materials included.