Gilbert & George aren't known as the shy, retiring types. As such, it probably won't amaze you to hear that their new show isn't centred around watercolours of flowers. Nope: it's actually a violent, eerie, lurid and crazed series of stained-glass-window-style photofits of (the usually clean shaven) artists superimposed with symbolic, surreal beards. Beards made of wire mesh, beards made of beer foam, beards made of flowers, beards comprising rabbits with snakes for tongues… Oh, and standalone celebration of the word 'f**k'. OBVIOUSLY.
Until 28 Jan
White Cube Bermondsey, 144 – 152 Bermondsey Street, SE1 3TQ
Things in life that you can never have too much of: 1) sushi 2) champagne 3) more sushi (see?). And with that firmly in mind, may we present The Devonshire Club's new weekly Saturday brunch, which aims to keep those three things firmly covered. The two-hour-long Japanese feast features an array of sushi and sashimi, plus seafood and vegetable tempura, roast pork belly, chilli and coriander ramen, crispy duck and pomegranate salad – AND free-flowing fizz. As a finale, you'll also get to try the miso-blackened cod… Another thing to add to that never-too-much-of list, then.
Saturdays except 23 Dec; £50, plus £15 for free-flowing prosecco, £30 champagne
Sushi in the City, The Devonshire Club, 5 Devonshire Square, EC2M 4YD
What's the difference between Christmas and Christmess? Absinthe, for one thing. As this raucous new supperclub-cum-immersive theatre pop-up proves. Because as well as a 12-dish banquet centring on Cajun-roasted turkey with candied yams, an anarchic Santa who dances on tables, a live jazz and blues parlour, mulled wine bar, and rebel elves roaming free, there is also a hidden absinthe den presided over by the Green Fairy herself. Probably best just to go in the once though. Otherwise Christmess will become plain old Mess-mess…
Until 22 Dec; £55
Christmess, 32 Southwark Street, London Bridge, SE1 1TU