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Looking for something to do in Hackney this weekend? Here are our suggestions
Friday late-night takeaway
Mama Wangs restaurant: The Dolls House, Hoxton Square
Run by two entrepreneurs who turn derelict buildings into pop-up venues, this week Mama Wangs serves up a four-course set menu of authentic Chinese dishes.
Friday 21 March, 6pm-1am
Saturday Dance Extravaganza
Face Off 2014 – The Finals:Hackney Empire, Mare Street
The UK’s largest university music and dance competition comes to the Empire. King’s College London, Leicester, UCL, Hertfordshire, Brighton & Sussex and City compete to take the title.
Saturday 22 March, 6.30pm, £23 (£18 concession)
CA Mathew: Photographs Of Spitalfields A Century Ago, Eleven Spitalfields Gallery, Princelet St.
100 years ago a mysterious photographer arrived at Liverpool Street and walked into the heart of Spitalfields capturing the bustling district in gorgeous detail. A haunting look at pre-war London.
Saturday 22 – Sunday 23 March, 12pm-6pm
Saturday night culture
Britney Spears Custody Battle Vs. Zeus in Swan Rape Shocker, & Painkillers, the Yard Theatre, Hackney Wick
Britney’s Custody Battle by Lucy Hutson draws on the writer’s experiences searching for Jesus, battling with consumerist choices and mental health forms. Painkillers by Mamoru Iriguchi explores physical pain, obesity and body image through staged magic.
Tuesday 18 – Saturday 22 March, 7.30pm and 9pm
Posh Sunday lunch
China and Ben’s Sunday Lunch, Palm2, Lower Clapton Road
Sample the likes of chicken liver parfait with organic sourdough and mustard watercress to start, pork, Chorizo & White Bean Pie for main and a dark chocolate and sea salt tart to perfectly polish off your packed weekend.
Sunday 23 March, 11.30am-3pm