London’s Easter Weekend Round-up

Your bank holiday weekend starts here...

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Rotorino, Dalston

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So those lucky folk out east get another cool eatery... The latest venture from Jonathan Downey (Milk & Honey, Giant Robot, Street Feast…) chef Steve Parle (Dock Kitchen, Moro, River Café) and model-turned-wine buff Ruth Spivey (Wine Car Boot, Street Vin ) is open for its second full week. Already a hit, you need to head down early to bag a table in the sun for southern Italian treats like fresh mozzarella, seabass carpaccio and the amazing pea gnudi. Best of all, among a good list of unusual and delicious (mostly Italian) wines, there is a great prosecco at only £3.50 a glass. Go on - you have a whole extra day to recover

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Rotorino, 34 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4AA, 020 7249 9081

Frat Party at the Earlham St Clubhouse

If old school rap is your thing, there’s a 90s hip-hop frat party at Earlham Street Clubhouse tonight, and those getting into the spirit by kitting themselves out in 90s gear will be rewarded with free drink. Can't make it tonight? Well console yourself with two -for -one pizzas on Saturday night.

35 Earlham St, London WC2H 9LD, 020 7240 5142,

Proud Cabaret City, Twisted Voodoo

A dark take on the usual burlesque and cabaret, expect snakes, exotic hula hoops and swords - perhaps not one for a front row seat.

Tickets from £35, includes show and three-course meal. Opens 6.30pm for the 8.30pm kick -off.

If you want to carry on partying after the show, take your ticket down to Proud Camden (below) for free entry

Thursday 17th April, Proud Cabaret City, No.1 Mark Lane, London, EC3R 7AH, 02072831940,

Proud Cabaret Camden Shock Theatre

Proud Cabaret Camden‘s Shock Theatre mixes circus acts (fire-breathers, beds of nails…) with some near-the-knuckle comedy from the likes of Abi Collins and Joe Morose. Tickets, £44, include a three-course meal and the show. Grab your seats between 7pm and 8pm for an 8.30pm start
Friday 18th April, The Horse Hospital, Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8AH, 0207 482 3867,,
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Proud Cabaret Camden Beautiful & Damned

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Drop in on Saturday for Proud’s take on a Gatsby-style cabaret with lots of twirling tassels, fancy fans and glitter galore. Tickets, £64, include three courses from Proud’s 1920’s menu. Open 7pm for the 8.30pm show.

Saturday 19th April, The Horse Hospital, Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8AH, 0207 482 3867,,

The Lock Tavern Festival, Camden

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This weekend- long festival will stretch from Thursday right through the bank holiday weekend, with live music and great DJs to keep the party going. The line-up includes Big Deal, Benin City, Pins, Seekae and Kult Country.

17-20th April Free Entry. 35 Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8AJ, 020 7482 7163,

Urban Food Fest

Saturday nights from 12th April to Saturday 21st June will see street food markets take over @ Euro Car Parks on Shoreditch High Street. Browse the trucks and stalls for global eats, craft beers and ales, cider and specialist urban cocktails, shots and wine.

5pm till Midnight, Free Entry, @Euro Car Parks, 162-175 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6HU,

Secretsundaze Easter Special

For their first party of 2014 at Electric Brixton, Secret Sundaze has Derrick May, Deetron, Peverelist, Kowton, Asusu, Arnaldo, James Priestley and Giles Smith keeping the crowds entertained.

Thursday 17th April, 9pm – 6am. Town Hall Parade, Brixton SW2 1RJ,

Berwick Street Soho Record Store Day

Record Store Day Berwick Street’s annual shindig will be showcasing videos from the archive of the legendary 1967 Marquee Club, including Geno Washington, The Ram Jam Band, The Smoke, Jimi Hendrix and The Who. Showings will start at 1.15pm, 3.15 pm and 5.15pm and last around 40 minutes each.

Saturday 19th April 2014; 26 Berwick Street, London W1F 0PH,

Dusty Fingers Vintage Market and Treasure Hunt

When you've scoured the Vintage Market 's 40-plus stalls of vintage, retro and upcycled lighting, furniture, fashion, jewellery, homeware, movie memorabilia and a vintage kilo sale, refuel with Popdogs London and Street Shakes at the on-site Sausage and Shake Fest. Dusty Fingers Sunday Thrift and Village Green Markets are hosting a special Easter Sunday vintage treasure trail. Get stamped on entry and go to collect your Easter Sunday gift from a variety of Clapton's eateries, cafes, bars and pubs. Start from Dusty Vintage's resident venue in The Round Chapel, head off through Hackney Downs Park and on to the Village Green on Amhurst Terrace. Happy hunting!

Dusty Fingers Market, Easter Sunday, 11-3pm (£1 entry)The Round Chapel Centre for the Performing Arts, 1d Glenarm Road, E5 0LY,