Things To Do In London: Friday 1 May 2015

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Today is the start of Barbican’s Mexican film season, screening classic Mexican musicals, comedies and dramas from the 1930s, 40s a

nd 50s featuring female stars of the era including Dolores del Rio and María Félix. Various prices, prebook, until 7 May

Explore the diverse neighbourhood of Marylebone on this walking food tour, led by chef and ex-restaurateur Michelle Francis. Try tastes as diverse as sausage rolls to exotic Middle Eastern fare, while learning about the history and architecture of the area. £68.50, 10.30am
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Seen the James Bond exhibition at London Film Museum yet? It features original vehicles seen in the films including the Aston Martin DB5, the Lotus Esprit S1, motorcycles, boats, and aircrafts, plus concept art and storyboards from the production’s art department. £9.50-£14.50, from 11am
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Take part in a bar crawl with a historical and cultural twist, complete with re-enactments, quizzes and improv comedy, starting at St Paul’s Cathedral. Visit historical spots, including some Shakespearean haunts, having a drink or two as you go. Age 18+. £15, 3pm
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Truman’s Brewery in Hackney Wick (NOT the one on Brick Lane) holds its first summer Yard Party, with beer, food, games, and a chance for you to check out the brew kit, with tours around the brewery. 5.30pm-10pm

William Banks Blaney, the founder of WilliamVintage, a company specialising in the finest vintage haute couture, talks about his new book, 25 Dresses, at the V&A Museum. £10/£7, prebook, 6.30pm

Mind reader Chris Meech is joined by gravity-defying Oliver Meech, magician Jack Beavis and mind trick expert Neil Henry at Shadow Lounge in Soho. £12, 6.45pm
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Simon Caine previews his Edinburgh show, Buddhism and Cats, at The Blue Posts in Soho. Go if you like puns, Buddhism, cats and not paying anything. Free, prebook, 7.30pm

Steve Truglia, one of only 300 people in the world to hold the Associate of the Inner Magic Circle distinction, performs his show of mind-bending, card-cheating, and scamming at Courthouse Hotel in Oxford Circus. £20, 7.30pm
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Oscar-nominated composer Grammy Award winner Antonio Sanchez leads a concert with music from the highly-acclaimed film Birdman. Takes place at Odeon in Leicester Square. £25-£35, prebook, 7.30pm

Hear the London Philharmonic Orchestra perform Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, conducted by Giancarlo Guerrero, at Southbank Centre. £15, 7.30pm
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If you steer clear of poetry or spoken word nights thinking they’ll be over-earnest, difficult, uncomfortably emotional, high-brow or boring, Fraff at Rich Mix is a night for you because it’s NONE of those things. £10/£8/£6, prebook, 8pm

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Good Cause of the Day

Petit Miracles is a small Shepherd’s Bush charity which supports entrepreneurs and offers them a hub from which they can start their businesses. Their two shops, upstairs in the West 12 shopping centre, are at risk of closure due to not receiving many visitors — so if you’re in the area, why not drop by and show them some love?

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