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Pick of the Line, November 16 – November 22

We still have a couple of weeks’ respite until the tinsel and baubles really take over, and this week we have some great events to pass the long winter evenings before the mistletoe arrives. Console geeks, vintage fashion fiends and those with a taste for fiery food are all well served, but people of a more reflective nature will also find something for them at the Broadway Bookshop. Don’t forget, if there’s an event you would like us to know about tweet @ELL_events!

Carbon Dating

November 13 – December 1

Jack Studio Theatre, 410 Brockley Road, Brockley SE4 2DH

How many dates does it take to find The One? Audiences are invited to join 12 individuals looking for love in Ron Elisha’s new comedy at the Jack Studio Theatre. Described as ‘the perfect antidote to the Christmas run up’, the work looks at the hilarious – and often excruciating – consequences of messing up that all-important first date.

The Bar of Aero

November 16 – 18, 12-7pm

The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields E1 6QL 

The Old Truman Brewery is transformed into a chocolate wonderland by the Bar of Aero this weekend. The ultimate bubble playground, it will be filled with innovative technology that will create a multi-sensory chocolate extravaganza. There will be a bubble waterfall and a peppermint scented wonderland where people can play with floating bubbles in an attempt to win prizes. 

Unskinny Bop

November 16, 9pm-2am

Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, 42-46 Pollard Row E2 6NB

Queer club nights come and go but one reigns supreme: monthly dance party extravaganza Unskinny Bop. Going strong since 2002, UBop has created legions of devoted fans that turn up to Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club every month in search of disc dancing opportunities for ‘girls, gays and misfits’. Pay a reasonable fiver, or £3 for those with flyers, and dance the night away with a supernaturally friendly crowd to the sweet sounds of Missy Elliott, the Supremes, Le Tigre and Ike & Tina.

Pop Up Vintage Fashion Show

November 17, 11am-5pm

Old Spitalfields, 16 Horner Square, E1 6EW

The brainchild of six bloggers, businesswomen and general vintage enthusiasts, the Pop Up Vintage Fashion Show looks set to showcase the best of style from the 1930s to the 1990s. Carefully selected purveyors of vintage clothes and accessories will take to Old Spitalfields market to liven up your winter wardrobe. There will be live performances by Swing Patrol who will also be on hand to teach one and all how to lindy hop, jive and swing.

Chilli Stand Off

November 17, doors open at 11am

29-32 The Oval, Hackney E2 9DY

9 Great Chefs. 9 Great Chillies. It is up to you to taste and vote for whose is best. Drinks from the Milk & Honey festival bar as well as live music, DJs and Gelupo ice cream. Tickets include all the chillies, two Texan beers, a tequila cocktail and some Tweat Up surprises on the day. The winner will be announced at 8pm.

Once Upon a Console

November 21, 7:30pm

Hackney Attic, Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, Hackney E8 1HE

Once Upon A Console is licenced to thrill. Skyfall has given everyone James Bond fever and it is 50 years since the suave sociopath on her Majesty’s secret service appeared on cinema screens. So prepared to be pitted against each other – spy vs. spy style, in the greatest Bond game ever created; Goldeneye on the N64. They will have a killer selection of retro games from the pixel-past with a bit of a shaken martini flavour including James Pond, Duckhunt and Confidential Mission in the light-gun arcade.

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