It’s Poinsettia Day today. No, really. A day to commemorate late botanist Joel Roberts Poinsett, who first unearthed a poinsettia, and, we’d imagine, to buy poinsettias or water the ones you already own. But first, regard this bed of finely-trimmed horti-cultural green(and red)ery, if you will…
TODAY’S COMEDY CHOICES
Alex Horne – Seven Years In The Bathroom, Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall, 12 Dec
Minus his brass Section for once, a solo Alex Horne recreates an average human lifespan via facts, statistics and visual aids, “doing everything you will ever do, in one evening”. Tickets here.
TODAY’S MUSIC CHOICES
Friendly Fires, XOYO, 12 Dec
Friendly Fires headline this special charity show at London’s XOYO to “raise awareness and funds to prevent male suicide”. The event was arranged after the death last month of the band’s friend, 29 year old Adam Connolly. The show will also feature a live performance from Cheatahs and other tba guests, plus DJ sets by Erol Alkan aka Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve, The Horrors, Trailer Trash Tracys and Chapel Club. Tickets here.
TODAY’S THEATRE CHOICES
The Animals And Children Took To The Streets, National Theatre Lyttelton, 12 Dec – 10 Jan 2013 (pictured)
Dramatists 1927 juxtapose film, animation, theatre and live music in the darkly imaginative parable of Bayou Mansions, a decrepit tenement block populated by wild child gangs. Tickets here.