Dance the night away at this 1920s speakeasy

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Things to do:

OUR FUTURE LIKES: Artists and young people from the Bethlem Adolescent Unit are showing just how wonderful the internet could be, subverting web-platforms that often lead to poor mental health and creating breathtaking new alternatives. Catch the final day of the exhibition. Bethlem Gallery (Beckenham), free, just turn up, 10am-5pm

PILOT IMAGE: Expert speaker Guillaume de Syon discusses the massive importance of sartorial wares for WWI pilots, breaking away from troops on the ground to forge identity and masculinity in uncertain times. The Royal Air Force Museum (Colindale), free, book ahead, 12.30pm-2.30pm

RECLAIMING SPACES: Discover how the evolution of buildings, places and spaces offer up an artistic biography of an era in this curator-led talk from Kate Thorogood as part of the Dwelling exhibition. Fitzrovia Chapel (Fitzrovia), free, just turn up, 1pm-1.30pm

CANDID CONVERSATIONS: This discussion on coping with the departed from the Royal College of Nursing covers interactive activities and bite-sized accounts of how healthcare professionals encounter the important topics of dying and mourning. The Royal College of Nursing Library (Marylebone), free, book ahead, 5.30pm-7.30pm

DRAW BY CANDLELIGHT: Enjoy an evening with your run of the galleries, home to one of the greatest collections of architectural drawings in the world. Hear curators talks, watch demonstrations and get hands-on with a drawing workshop, all candlelit for added atmosphere. Sir John Soane’s Museum (Holborn), £25, book ahead, 6pm-7.30pm and 7.30pm-9pm

RECOVERY ROLLERCOASTER: From a focus on all things addiction, the Science Gallery has gone into recovery with a museum late of talks, screenings, activities and performances by academic experts in the field and people recovering themselves. Science Gallery (London Bridge), free, just turn up, 6.30pm-10pm

JUNGLE BY NIGHT: Experience the energy of Jungle by Night, a band fusing dance, jazz, rock and afrobeat to create powerful performances that really connects with crowds. They’re launching their fifth album, Livingstone so expect classic Jungle’s hits and brand new tracks. Jazz Cafe (Camden), £20, book ahead, 7pm-11pm

GAME OVER: Street Fighter, Sonic, Mario Kart and many more retro console games come together with music to match from the resident DJ for the ultimate games night. The offering for technophobes is equally good with crazy golf, karaoke, classic board games all on offer. Holborn Library (Holborn), £6, book ahead, 7pm-11pm

CANDLELIGHT CLUB: Sneak off to a secret central location for a night of wild fun all set in the prohibition era of the 1920s. Live jazz, cabaret and exquisite cocktails make for a killer atmosphere and it’s the ultimate chance to get dressed up. Secret Location (to be emailed to ticket holders), £25, book ahead, 7pm-12am

JESTER AND SON: Performed in Czech with English subtitles, this rip-roaring production tells the tale of an aristocrat transformed into a jester for an unforgettable spectacle. Shaw Theatre (King’s Cross), £25, book ahead, 7.30pm-10pm

Good cause of the day

Book tickets to The White Thistle Ball, a legendary evening event for 11-14 year olds. Music comes from Virgin Radio DJ Christian Williams and there’s entertainment, photobooths and a tombola with unbelievable prizes. Money raised goes towards the children’s charities Small Steps and Get Kids Going.

from Londonist