Pick of the line: 07/05 – 11/05

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde: Arcola Theatre

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde: Arcola Theatre

Our picks of the best entertainment on the East London Line.

Saturday – Bangers & Mash @ 93 Feet East

Sunday – Curry Festival @ Brick Lane

Monday – Comedy Bin @ Carnivale

Tuesday  – The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde @ Arcola Theatre

Wednesday – Those Dancing Days @ XOYO

Bangers & Mash at Xoyo, Old Street

Not the sausage fest the name suggests

Saturday – Bangers & Mash @ 93 Feet East

Club night featuring an eclectic mix of everything from Motown and hip-hop to indie and electro rock ‘n’ roll. Anything goes! Free before 8.00pm. £7 on the door after 8.00pm.

Brick Lane Street Sign

Get some fire in your belly at Brick Lane

Sunday – Curry Festival @ Brick Lane

The annual festival returns to Brick Lane and Hanbury Street. Try a traditional dish from North India or Bangladesh from one of the many stalls and restaurants alongside a wealth of music and dance at the Baishakhi Mela (Bangladeshi New Year Festival). Street party starts at noon, and the festival continues throughout the week. For a full list of events and restaurants taking part, visit the website.

Carnivale Comedy Bin

You ain't bin to comedy 'til you've been to comedy bin

Monday – Comedy Bin @ Carnivale

Forget those Monday blues and prepare to laugh your socks off with a night of hilarity. This weekly stand-up comedy night features the cream of up and coming and established acts from the comedy circuit. Show starts at 8.00pm and entry is free. White Church Lane, E1.

Arcola Theatre logo

The theatre that's taking over Dalston - sustainably

Tuesday  – The Strange Case of Dr Jekyl And Mr Hyde @ Arcola Theatre

Arcola Theatre presents a bold interpretation of the classic Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Arcola says:  “A haunting ensemble represent the mysterious layers of Dr Jekyll’s mind as we witness Hyde’s darker throughts take a tighter hold and Dr Jekyll begin to lose control.”

If you’re a keen theatre-goer, the Arcola is set in a stunning converted factory in the heart of Hackney. The production starts at 8.00pm, with a second performance on Wednesday 11th May. Tickets cost £6.

Those Dancing Days

Sweden's all singing, all dancing five piece

Wednesday – Those Dancing Days @ XOYO

Live music from Stockholm favourites Those Dancing Days. NME described their most recent album Daydreams and Nightmares as: “Fizzing indie-pop to charm both the starry-eyed teen and the world weary indie connoisseur.”

Doors open at 8.00pm at XOYO, Cowper Street. Tickets £9 and entry strictly 18+.

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