As it always is on the earliest Thursday of each month, tonight is a First Thursday night.
This means that over 100 east London galleries and exhibition spaces (not least Vyner Street, St Johns Bethnal Green, Vital Arts and the brand new Formans Smokehouse, who all have shows opening this very evening) are allowing us all to appreciate their various artistic wares for free, just this once.
On the off-chance that hasn’t quite sated your cultural wants, maybe the following will…
TODAY’S ART CHOICES
William S Burroughs – All Out Of Time And Into Space, October Gallery, 6 Dec – 16 Feb 2013
An exhibition of late beat novelist and ‘Junky’ author William S Burroughs’ lesser-famed paintings, drawings and ‘talismanic’ art objects. Info here.
TODAY’S COMEDY CHOICES
The Brett Domino Trio – Advent Calendar Spectacular, Hall Two at Kings Place, 6 Dec
Sheffieldian viral phenomenon The Brett Domino Trio unveil surprise guests – Rich Fulcher is so far the only given – via a man-sized novelty advent calendar. They’ll also be singing unsmilingly about things like the BBC’s ‘Young Apprentice’, and Christmas. Here are tickets, and here are the BDT now:
Funny Folk Comedy Club, Goldsmiths Student Union, 6 Dec (pictured)
Ian Smith comperes a non-ticketed night featuring arch ‘Friday Night Dinner’ guest Tom Rosenthal and Biggin Hill-based comic Richard Stainbank. Stage times and other such details via this link.
TODAY’S THEATRE CHOICES
In The Republic Of Happiness, Jerwood Downstairs at Royal Court Theatre, 6 Dec – 19 Jan 2013
A “violent” and “provocative” satire on modern obsessions, Martin Crimp’s alternative Christmas drama traces the surprise arrival of an estranged uncle. Outgoing Royal Court AD Dominic Cooke directs, this being one of his last plays for the theatre. Tickets via the ticketing page, obviously.