Your guide to what’s happening in Brixton this week
Monday 16 May: The Ritzy
Remember that surprise party you planned, where the guest of honour never showed up? Or perhaps you realised at the worst imaginable time that you were going to be a parent: surprise!? Whatever the surprise is – good, bad or a huge anti-climax, come to Spark London Storytelling Open Mic at Upstairs at the Ritzy and listen to the stories of others, or surprise yourself and tell your own. £4. 8pm – 11pm (doors 7.30).
Wednesday 18: Hootananny
The Floor Rippers’s Element Jam, supported by Universal Zulu Nation Monthly, is put on to showcase Hip Hop culture with Music, Dance and Word Play. The host of the evening brings together musicians, dancers, MCs and fans, to get together, battle and jam in a melting pot of talent and culture. Free. 8pm to 12am.
Friday 20: Brixton Jamm
Cohola’s House is back for Summer Sixteen at Brixton Jamm, the third installment of their house party in a club. The line-up features Freddy Kawesi, Winston, LAB.co and Yazzus. £5 to £8. 10pm to 4am.
Saturday 21: Phonox
One of Montreal’s most enigmatic and captivating talents, producer Jacques Greene, lands at Phonox for the night. Free before 9pm, £5 adv, £10 door. 6pm to 4am.
Sunday 22: The Windmill
Punk Rock BBQ: after a brilliant summer of shows in 2015, London Punk Sessions is back with another super solid line-up. Nice and early start and finish, wrapping up live music around 9.30 with the bar open till 11. And a BBQ of course. Featuring performances from Simon Wells, Mummy, Horror My Friend, Madame Medusa, Lost in Space, Glue and Splurge. £5. From 3pm.