What's on in Hackney this weekend: 3-5 March
Take it back to the nitty gritty of grime nights or jump into a ball pit for adults, plus more, this weekend in Hackney
Shazia Mirza: For One Night Only
£12.50/£10.50. 7.30pm, Friday, 3 March
The award-winning stand-up comic brings her daring extended tour ‘The Kardashians Made Me Do It’ to Hoxton Hall, examining the nature of offence, the sinister intrusion of ISIS into the lives of young British Asian women and more.
Free, various opening times, Friday, 3 - Sunday, 5 March
Hackney-based Mervyn Diese brings together a group of disparate fellow East End artists for an exhibition examining their uneasy relationship with social media at Hundred Years Gallery, in Hoxton.
£6 adv/10 otd. 8pm-2am, Saturday, 4 March
DJ duo The Nextmen are back, ready to rock Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen with four hours of definitive party sounds. Expect to be swept up in a frenzy of music from hip-hop and reggae, to jungle and house, with a sprinkling of exclusives. On the decks in room 2 will be Chris Read, DJ Chux and Mo Fingaz.
Bottomless Brunch at GlowyMcGlow
£35. 12noon-5pm, Sunday, 5 March
Close your weekend by diving into adult ball pit (pictured above) combined with a two-hour bottomless brunch including prosecco (also bottomless). What could possibly go wrong... Set over two floors at GlowyMcGlow in Dalston, the ball pit has recently been upgraded with LED lighting effects. Choose from a 1pm or 4pm arrival time.
£7. 7pm-12midnight, Sunday, 5 March
Showcasing some of the scene's original MCs and DJs and bringing the original grime rave feel back. Featuring Flirta D, Sharky Major, Hyper and Nasty Jac, with a special set from Marcus Nasty of Rinse FM and Dizzle Kid spinning UK bass/funky at The Nest, in Dalston.