By Charlotte Cox
Drink cocktails from portholes, dine in a disused petrol station and dance like it’s the 1920s. Who wants an ordinary weekend anyway?More
Dog shows just got stylish. That's right - forget crusty Crufts, because there's a way more fashionable (and fun) canine pageant in town. Held at London's Primrose Hill, this open-to-all charity event features categories including prettiest bitch, most handsome dog and dog that looks most like a celebrity. It's all to support anti-puppy farming campaign Pup Aid, so get down there to check out JK Growling, Diggy Azalea or even Bark Obama (we hope).
Pupaid, 5 Sept; 11am – 5 pm, Primrose Hill, spectators free; competitors £3, registration from 10am
NIGHTLIFE: RetrolicIious at Barrio East
It’s back: Barrio’s electro-swinging, rock ’n’ rolling, quiff-wearing celebration of 1950s cool. And it’s bringing with it a suitably hip-shaking soundtrack featuring classic funk, soul, reggae and swing, plus cutting-edge electro to bring us right up to the modern day. Throw in retro Latin-inspired cocktails and a vintage caravan where you can get dolled up in full flicked eyeliner and victory rolls, and it’s bound to be a helluva night.
Sept 5; £5 141-134 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6 JE, barrioeast.com