Upstairs at the Ritzy
Hail a Taxi Driver and head for the Godfather of all quizzes. With questions from the world of film and no limits on team size. For A Few Dollars More you can enjoy nice food and drink. Get there early or book online as places sell out fast. Two different quizzes this time round. Doors: 6pm. Quiz: 7.40pm. £5.
Opening night for POST by Xavier de Sousa, an exploration of what it means to be a migrant inhabiting a “national limbo”. Includes soup-making heritage workshop. Until 3 Dec 7.30pm. £13. Concessions (lots of them) £8.
Eat Your Own Ears presents indie rock band Toy with “local, rain-drenched and mushroom-speckled Anglo-mystic roots”. 7pm. £12.50.
Big Apple @ Brixton Rooftop
All proceeds to charity from “official start to Christmas” (Gets earlier every year etc. etc.). Big Apple team up with their friends at the Love Support Unite foundation to unveil tree, decor and festive menu. “Love specs” available on the night will make staring up at the twinkly ceiling “very special”. 6 – 11:30pm.
Dubioza Kolektiv from Bosnia and Herzegovina live. with a Balkan ska, punk and reggae mix.
Live Night and Selector Lazy Face plus DJ Set by Club Stroeja Sofia. Doors / DJ set: 7:00 pm. Live music: 8:00 pm. £23 advance. £29 door.
First in a series of masquerade parties, with Claptone, Germany’s masked deep house producer, leading the night’s musical offerings at Electric’s latest regular night. Performing behind a golden beaked mask, the Berlin-based producer has been a popular figure in German house music over the last few years, with a string of releases on Shir Khan’s label Exploited since his first EP No Eyes in 2013. He will draw from a music collection including his own productions and deep house. With Eli & Fur, Mat.Joe, Technic and special guest: Oliver Dollar. In room 2: Jethro Watson, MADe, Nightmare and Joe Kelly. 10pm–6am. £25+.
Admired electronic music DJ Gerd Janson begins four consecutive Friday all-nighters. The Running Back label founder’s career has included residencies at some of the world’s most famous clubs. He began in Darmstadt’s Café Kesselhaus then in 2000 took up residence at Frankfurt’s Robert-Johnson from where he began a steady upward trajectory. A residency at Berghain’s Panorama Bar followed alongside a continuous global touring schedule.
Crafty Fox Market return to its original home with a weekend of stalls, workshops, tea and cake, DJs and a bar. Workshops over the weekend include (Saturday) My Blooming Day to learn modern gift wrapping techniques (drop in, £12). Guest curator: Zoe Pearson, UK Marketing Manager for Pinterest.
Final Brixton Vintage Kilo Sale of the year. Can you get your Xmas shopping done in one hit with some vintage bargains? With tonnes of vintage clothing direct from the wholesaler. All stock is just £15 PER KILO with FREE ENTRY. Plenty of knitwear, furs, jackets, sportwear, flannel, denim, dresses, coats and much more to keep you stylish and warm over the festive period. 11am – 6pm. How it works … Simply find what you want; Get it weighed; Pay for it – It couldn’t be simpler. Pop open as usual with its bars, music and food
Herne Hill Film Festival
Features 12 Free Films of Christmas. Starts 4 December and runs till 21 December. All showings are indoors. Highlights include Tangerine, shot on iPhones at the Lido Café on 4 December Full programme here.
Brunch, hip hop and a quiz. How’s that for mixing it? Brixton’s Rum Kitchen hosts a Supa Dupa Brunch Party. A two-course brunch (brunch … courses … what next?). Music from DJs Emily Rawson, TP, Super K & Mensah. Expect 90s and noughts hip hop, RnB, 80s soul and more. Quiz from Big ‘Teddy” Ted. Email requested arrival time when you book at firstname.lastname@example.org. Noon–8pm. £29 includes brunch and a table you can keep all day. £9 – no food but you can buy on the day.
Brixton BookJam is back, with an eclectic mix of writers including: Howard Cunnell, Zoe Howe, Anna Maconochie, Zelda Rhiando, Tom Tomaszewski, Rabiah Hussain, Lydia Syson and Douggie John. 7.30pm – midnight. Free.
Coming up …
Dulwich Picture Gallery
From Tuesday 6 December, Britain’s first public art gallery illuminates its 19th century building and grounds with a lights trail. Wrap up warm and wander the gardens to discover light installations and lanterns from the creative minds behind Christmas at Kew. Follow winding paths to find secluded nooks lit up by bursts of colour, accompanied by a soundtrack of ambient sounds. You can create your own festive family photo at a giant baroque frame in our grounds, venture into the enchanted cottage where the whole family can enjoy Christmas storytelling and festive classics from pop-up choirs. Mulled cider, hot chocolate and other festive treats from a Christmas cabin. Christmas market and street food at weekends. Tickets £7 – £35. Storytelling is an additional £3 per child with timeslots booked online. Thursdays – Sundays only.