Things To Do In London This Week: 25 Feb-4 March 2015
The best things to do in London this week, hand-selected by the Culture Whisper team, from baroque opera to southern gothic
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JUST OPENED: Tapas Revolution Shoreditch
He cut his teeth in the elBulli kitchen and Gordon Ramsay loves him; get to Omar Allibhoy's hot new Shoreditch spot.
OLD MASTER: Goya, Courtauld Gallery
The Courtauld gathers the Spanish master's Witches and Old Women series, in which the artist's imagination reaches nightmarish heights.
FOODIE TALK: Jay Rayner
The Observer food critic geeks out over London's Middle Eastern restaurant scene, joined by chefs from The Palomar and Honey and Co.
TRIED & TESTED LOCAL TREAT: 1898: Contemporary Dance Festival
Notting Hill's Coronet opens its iconic doors to dancers from Rambert and English National Ballet for a boutiquey evening of hugely watchable experimentation. Look out for the Absynthe dance- just wonderful.
GOLDEN AGE OF HOLLYWOOD: Suddenly, Last Summer, BFI
Still got Oscars fever? Both Elizabeth Taylor and Katherine Hepburn were nominated for this 1959 adaptation of Tennessee Williams' Southern Gothic.
LIVING LEGEND: John Baldessari, Marian Goodman
Stills from film paired with non-existent scripts: the 83-year old American artist exhibits major new works in Soho's recently opened Marian Goodman gallery.
STILL A CHANCE TO SEE: Closer
It's completely sold out and causing a sensation at the Donmar. But did you know you can get front row £10 tickets?
BAROQUE OPERA: Indian Queen
Henry Purcell's final opera, left unfinished at his death, is seldom performed. Now, by splicing it with some of the composer's greatest songs, Peter Sellars has created a new version with the ENO.
ESCAPING WINTER: Alluring Orchids, Kew Gardens
We're heading over to Kew this weekend and into the tropics: thousands of orchids fill the Princess of Wales conservatory with shocks of colour.
FOR THE FAMILY: Big Hero 6
No, you haven't missed the first five. Disney's Oscar-winning animation takes inspiration from anime to tell a story of brotherhood, grief and robots.