By Charlotte Cox
Welcome to a bumper weekend of arty, party, festy and foodie delights. What to do first??More
ART: Yayoi Kusama
How’s this for a CV: Yayoi Kusama has been dubbed ‘the most popular artist in the world’; was the sole visual to make it on to TIME’s 100 Most Influential People list; hugely influenced the work of Andy Warhol; and at 87 years old, she still know how to rock neon polka dots and post-box red wigs. Intrigued? You should be. This week sees her open new installations at two sites – at the Victoria Miro galleries near Old St and in Mayfair – installations which variously involve mirrored infinity rooms, psychedelic dotted prints and a field of huge, illuminated pop-art pumpkins. See it to believe it.
Until 30 July; free 16 Wharf Road, N1 7RW and 14 George Street, W1S 1FE
FOOD: Too Many Critics at Ceviche Old Street
If Masterchef has taught us anything, it’s that cooking for restaurant critics is SCARY. But at this special one-off charity event, the tables are turned – bwaah ha ha! – and it’s the country’s top food writers that must cook a banquet to impress a panel of top chefs, not to mention the assembled diners. Aka: you. It’s all in aid of Action Against Hunger, and will see the like of The Observer’s Jay Rayner and The FT’s Bill Knott getting into chef’s whites to cook a Peruvian feast. All you need to do is sit back, enjoy the Taittinger champagne reception, and prepare your snarkiest tasting notes…
NIGHTLIFE: Kitsuné Summer Rooftop Party
If there’s anyone that knows how to club the cool way, it’s taste-making Parisian label Kitsuné. Specialists in super-hip ambient electro and deep house, they’ve worked with everyone from Digitalism to Simian Mobile Disco – and this weekend they’re hopping on a Eurostar to show London how it’s done. And why throw one party, when they can throw two? Promising us a rooftop party by day, club session by night, events start off al fresco at Old Street’s Magic Roundabout, where house DJs will soundtrack your sunset, before proceedings then move to the Ace Hotel for more chic beats and Gallic cool. Mag-ni-fique.
4 June; from £18.50 Old Street Roundabout, London, EC1Y 1BE