By Charlotte Cox
Partying away Prohibition, raving with Roadrunner, eating rhyming chicken. This weekend, we're keeping it surrealMore
NIGHTLIFE: Elrow – Far West Weekend
Remember when dance music was about – well, dancing around? Like a bit of a loon? With a goofy grin on your face? Well then, our EDM-weary friend, let us introduce you to Elrow. This Barcelona crew throw hilarious house/techno nights that combine costumes with street theatre with high-concept décor – and this weekend, they’re taking us to the Wild West. Filling Village Underground with can-can dancers, lawless partying, cowboy games and, er, Roadrunners (really) – not to mention DJs of the finest order – for three whole days, this is one not to be missed. Yee-haw, indeed.
1-3 Apr; from £15, Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3PQ Elrow.uk
DRINK: The London Whisky Weekender
Some things in life are inevitable. Night follows day. Summer follows spring. And a hangover must surely follow the Whisky Weekender. But boy, will it be worth it – because at this gathering of 20-plus craft distillers at Hackney’s Oval Space, your ticket price includes a tasting glass and all sample whiskies. To reiterate: all sample whiskies. This means you can cruise around sampling delicious drams, finding out more from the makers and dancing to the on-site DJs (pretty likely after a dram or four). Just don’t plan too much for the next day, OK?
1-3 April; from £30, 29-32 The Oval, E2 9DU