What's on in Hackney this weekend: 24-26 March

What’s not to love this weekend? The days are getting longer, it’s Mother's Day and we’ve chosen the best events to check out in Hackney

DJ Premier

£17.50. 7pm-3am, Friday, 24 March

Legendary hip-hop producer DJ Premier comes to London for a one-off show at Oval Space, Hackney, with support from beat maker, Cadenza, and Torii Wolf. Followed by an after party (£5/free for DJ Premier ticket holders) at Birthdays, in Dalston, till the early hours.


£17/14 conc. 3.30pm/8pm, Friday, 24 & Saturday, 25 March

This re-imagining of this 16th century drama by an all-female, East Asian cast brings new relevance to Christopher Marlowe’s classic tale of war, vengeance and mistrust at Arcola Theatre, in Dalston, with live Japanese drumming.

Dat Brass

£5. 8pm, Saturday, 25 March

Funk & soul weekender music festival present their in-house brass band, Dat Brass with a killer line-up of DJs including Mylo Harvey and Russ Ryan. Expect to journey through live brass, hip hop, funk & soul, disco, Latin, afro, house, future beats and more at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen.

Woof Time

£12.50 adv/£15 otd. 11am-1pm, Sunday, 26 March

Bring your dog to the People's Park Tavern, in Victoria Park, for an afternoon of pet-loving fun, including a doggy fashion show, dance competition, and live ‘Barking Bake Off’. Bring your mum and your gran for some Mother's Day fun.

Touch of Class: Mother’s Day Special

£22.50-30. 8pm, Sunday, 26 March

Treat the number-one woman in your life to a Touch of Class this Mother's Day. This comedy and music showcase at Hackney Empire is set to deliver a night of non-stop entertainment from the likes of stand-up comedian, Slim, and live performances from lovers rock royalty, Carroll Thompson and reggae artist Peter Hunningale.