It's a jungle out there. Not least behind Borough's Italian street-food market Mercato Metropolitano, where it is an actual jungle out there. With ruined temples, tropical plants, venus flytraps and all! Before you panic that south London has at last succumbed to the ravages of nature, as was always inevitable, we ought to explain that it is in fact all part of the new pop-up from immersive screening supremos Backyard Cinema. And that giant bean bags, gourmet cinema snacks and exotic cocktails are all involved – as are showings of adventure classics such as The Lion King, Jumanji and Jurassic Park.
Until 6 Nov; £16.50
Backyard Cinema, 42 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6DR
Things that are good: 1. Good causes. 2. Good food. And if you put them together? Well, you get the downright excellent Conflict Café, a month-long pop-up at The House of Vans in Waterloo. Here you'll be treated to three courses showcasing cuisine from Lebanon and Sri Lanka, while finding out more about the conflict-related issues the countries face. It's part of the the Talking Peace Festival, which is raising awareness of the plight of war-torn regions, as well as raising money for charity International Alert. There's no tastier way to give peace (and peas?) a chance.
22 Sept-2 Oct; from £20
Conflict Cafe, Arches 228-232, Station Approach Road, SE1 8SW