Sundays. They're for roast-potato-induced dozing, right? NOT. THIS. ONE. Because this Sunday belongs to UK grime star Little Simz. The MC, rapper and, may we say, snappy dresser, is taking over proceedings at Roundhouse Rising – the Camden venue's week-long festival of new music – and bringing together her pick of emerging artists for the ride. Expect poetic Chicago hip-hop from Mick Jenkins, sultry soul from Tiffany Gouché and jazzy RnB care of Nérija – not to mention a set from La Simz herself, performing second album Stillness in Wonderland. BOOM.
12 Feb; £17.50
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH
Fact: No one likes Valentine's. For coupled-up folks, it's too corny, expensive, fraught with disappointment (delete as appropriate). And for singles? Let's just say it most likely involves gin and move on. BUT WAIT! Here is a non-cheesy, non-pricey and downright cool thing to do, whether solo or duo. Hit pop-up the Bloody Brunch Club (bloody Marys + brunch, you'll see where its popularity lies) is putting on a special pre V-Day edition this Saturday, involving, well, bloody Marys and brunch. But also espresso martinis, DJs spinning funk, soul and disco, plus a special singles' sitting where the Brunch Club Cupid will do the hard bit for you. And hey, if all else fails, there's always pastries and hard alcohol to fall in love with.
11 Feb; from £19.50
The Bloody Brunch Club, Haunt, 182 Stoke Newington Road, N16