Things To Do In London: Friday 19 December 2014

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Enjoy an evening of cabaret at Hackney Picturehouse. Details below

Enjoy an evening of cabaret at Hackney Picturehouse. Details below

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CHRISTMAS IS COMING: And we have a bumper page of all the festive goings on in London. We’ll be updating it throughout December, so keep checking back.

THEATRE QUIZ: Emma Freud hosts the annual battle for theatrical knowledge between two competing teams at the National Theatre. £4/£3, prebook, 5.30pm

NATIONAL GALLERY: Explore the National Gallery like you’ve never done before with City Treasures guided tours. Their tours are tailored for small groups, booking in advance is suggested. £15pp, prebook, 6pm

CAROL CONCERT: Get into the festive spirit and listen to a Christmas carol concert at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church. Free, prebook, 7pm

BISHOPSGATE BALLROOM: Head to Bishopsgate Great Hall and enjoy an evening of music and dance. Nick Miles plays Ballroom and Latin tunes to get you on the floor — expect salsa and tango as well. £10/£8, prebookfrom 7pm

LIVE MUSIC: The Smyths, named as the best UK tribute band of the Smiths, performs tonight at The Good Ship in Kilburn. £9, prebook, 7.30pm 

CABARET: Cabaret monstrosities Baby Lame and Moan Crawful perform tonight at the Hackney Picturehouse. Expect an evening of punk, horror and drag celebrating the Yuletide season. £6, prebook, 7.30pm

COMEDY: Jarred Christmas, Ian Stone, Sofie Hagen and Keith Farnan generate laughter at the historic Mycenae House in Blackheath. Who says comedy has to be in a dingy pub? £10, prebook, 8pm

CLUB NIGHT: Wanted is a night designed for for party-goers and music lovers happening at Shapes, in Hackney. The lineup includes Outboxx, DJ Anna Wall, Tom Bulwer, Shivas Regal and Lorelle Lambert. £7, prebook, from 9pm

BLOOD: Today’s opportunities to donate blood  are at Holborn Viaduct, Sheen Lane Centre, Sir James Hawkey Hall in Woodford Green and the usual donor centres. See site for terms and conditions. Scared of donating blood? Watch our video.

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Good Cause of the Day

Today, Croydon Citadel Salvation Army presents a Christmas carol concert at The Trinity School, in order to raise money for the RNIB. The gig starts at 7.30pm, tickets cost just £5 each and you can book yours by emailing christmas@croydoncitadel.org.

From The Archive

On this day last year, we shared with you our choices of London’s most atmospheric cinemas. Which is your favourite?

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18 December 2014 | 7:00 pm – Source: londonist.com

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