Now, we wouldn't usually advise buying art – or anything else, for that matter – from the back of a car in Vauxhall. Except for this weekend, that is, because more than 100 artists will be heading to the district to sell exclusive pieces from the boots of new and vintage rides (Vauxhalls, of course). Big names include Sir Peter Blake, Marcus Harvey, Gavin Turk, Pam Hogg and Bob and Roberta Smith – all of whom will be there in person – and the theme of the fair is 'The Original', so there'll be plenty of one-off works up for grabs. Surely marking the first time anything good ever came out of the back of a Vauxhall Astra.
9 July; £5
Art Car Boot Fair, Whitgift Street, London SE11
It's fair to say that XOYO are spoiling us with their Friday night residents. The Black Madonna has just finished a stint, following in the beat-laden footsteps of Andy C, Heidi and Bicep. But starting on Friday might just be their most brilliant series yet, as Erol Alkan – he of the seminal Noughties night Trash – takes charge of proceedings. And he's going in hard, recruiting electro-punk/alt dance icon Peaches for a live set, plus Dalston Superstore owner Dan Beaumont to take to the decks. In the 13 weeks to come, you can expect the likes of 2ManyDjs, Boys Noize, Daniel Avery, Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor… You may as well just block book Fridays in your diary now.
7 July; £20
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street, Shoreditch EC2A 4AP