What's on in Hackney this weekend: 27-29 January
When it comes to the best nights out and arts and culture events, there's no place like Hackney over the weekend
In-Reach: Beats In The Brewery
£10. 9pm-5am, Friday, 27 January
A night of underground drum & bass and dubstep brought to you by two labels – Flexout Audio and Uprise Audio – providing DJs from around the world. Craft beers and a hog roast will also be served at The Brewhouse, London Fields.
Black Wax Attack Session
£10. 10pm-4am, Friday, 27 January
Ninja Tune affiliate, The Bug, brings his definitive sound of dancehall, dub and bass to The Nest, in Dalston. One-to-watch dubstep master, Compa, joins the bill, alongside UK dancehall queen Lady Chann. Expect a night packed with certified basslines and heavy beats, guaranteed to have you dancing from start to finish.
Burns Baby Burns
£37/59. 6pm-12midnight, Friday, 27 & Saturday, 28 January
Expect all the lights, colours, sounds and smells of a Scottish hooley in a 19th century Highland castle, with an East London twist. Complete with roaring pipes, blazing fire, and a healthy dose of choice literary recitation to name but a few of the attractions. Ticket price includes dinner, whisky and Ceilidh dancing all at St John-at-Hackney Church.
The Greatest Sneakers of All Time
Free entry. 10am-6pm, Friday, 27-Sunday, 29 January
This exhibition will be both a history and an homage – revealing the secret stories behind the creation of the 25 most iconic sneakers ever made – providing a fascinating narrative of the integral role they played within key sporting and cultural movements throughout the 20th and 21st century, at The Archivist’s Gallery, Haggerston.
The Little Festival
£20. 4pm-3am, Saturday, 28 January
Basement event space, Mangle in London Fields, converts into an enchanted hangout for a mini festival (video above) presenting resident and guest DJs, alongside one of the underground music scene’s most-loved artists, Ninetoes, who will take you on a journey of atmospheric and rhythmic house and techno.
Brunch With Bey
£8/£33. 1-8pm, Sunday, 29 January
Club night Supa Dupa Fly teams up with drink/food/dance space, Miranda, for Brunch with Bey at Ace Hotel, in Shoreditch. Every hour, on the hour, there will be 15 minutes of Beyonce-only hits plus a RnB & hip-hop quiz. £33 tickets include a two-course brunch and prosecco.