What's on in Hackney this weekend: 6-8 January
If there is a resolution to keep this year, it's to spend your weekends in Hackney, where there's always something to tickle your fancy
Hot Since 91
£10/12/15 before 11pm/£20 after 11pm. 9.30-11pm, Friday, 6 November
Hot Since 91 will change your perception of karaoke. Channel your inner 90s kid for the ultimate throwback experience with playground games from the decade, a photobooth (pictured above), and free fried chicken, candy floss and UV/glitter face paint plus give aways, at Mangle, E8.
£10-36. Various times, Friday, 6 - Sunday, 8 January
The seasonal must-see panto comes to a close this weekend, so don’t miss this bang-up-to-date magical fairytale at Hackney Empire. Set in enchanted Hackneytonia, Princess Tahlia’s life is changed forever after an evil spell is cast on her.
The Glory’s 2nd Birthday Party
Free before 10pm/£5. 8pm, Saturday, 7 January
It’s time for The Glory’s terrible twos to take full effect and celebrate its second birthday with an almighty draggy disco party. The two-floor celebration in Haggerston features DJ sets by Chaka Khan’t and Dance Armstrong, and pop-up performances from a huge line-up of wonder women including John Sizzle and Fabulous Russella.
Hackney Flea Market
Free entry. 11am-6pm, Saturday, 7 & Sunday, 8 January
Hackney Flea hosts its first market of the year with vintage stalls selling clothes, furniture, records, jewellery, art and more in the heart of Stoke Newington at Abney Hall. Grab a bite at the on-site cafe while listening to feel good tunes and shopping for one-of-a-kind items.
London Short Film Festival
Various prices. 4-6pm, Saturday, 7 & Sunday, 8 January
The London Short Film Festival’s return takes a look back at underground feminist punk movement, Riot Grrrl, to see how women took hold of the music scene, creating films, zines and other art forms in its wake, and will look at other youth and sub cultures, past and present, from grime to Bowie to black rock. Participating venues include Hackney Attic, Hackney Picturehouse and Moth Club.