The things you need to do over the next week
1 THEATRE | The Singing Hypnotist
Part revivalist meeting and part medicine show. Using a combination of clinical hypnotherapy, stage hypnosis, original music and good old fashioned showbiz, Christopher Green’s character performs songs to heal, transform and put you under. The first artist in residence at the British Library, he is known for his comedy creations such as Tina C and Ida Barr and will answers questions on hypnosis after the show.
Wiltons Music Hall, Wapping, Nov 9, 8pm, £12.50-15, wiltons.org.uk
2 EXHIBITION | Venom: Killer and Cure
Explore fear and fascination as you get up close to snakes, spiders and scorpions and discover their deadly power. View more than 250 specimens and discover how venom has transformed from a deadly weapon to a cure that is used in medicine today to save lives. They include a 2.5m Komodo dragon and the world’s deadliest ants, more dangerous than a cobra.
Natural History Museum, November 10 to May 13, £5-25.50, nhm.ac.uk
3 CLUB | Bongo’s Bingo
So Solid Crew will headline the south London debut of this show, which is part rave, part experiential odyssey and very much a night of bingo. Expect sing-a-longs, false calls, nostalgia, dance-offs, audience participation and the chance to win prizes from Henry Hoovers to boxes of Coco Pops.
Printworks, Surrey Quays, Nov 9, doors 6pm, first game 8pm, bongosbingo.co.uk
4 ART Made by Manos
Manos’ designs are the products of his experiments in materiality; for him clay is not a static material but a starting point. His work, on show at the Window Galleries prioritises the aspect of materiality, or at least that’s what we’re told
Jubilee Walk, Canada Place, until Dec 1, free, canarywharf.com
5 COMEDY | Jimmy Carr: The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour
The funny man has distilled his best jokes and brand new material into one night of laughs. Jimmy has been on the stand-up scene for a decade and a half. In that time he’s performed nine sell-out tours, playing nearly 2,000 shows to more than 2million people across four continents. Now all that experience is being put to good use.
Indigo At The O2, North Greenwich, Nov 11, 7.30pm, £28.50, theo2.co.uk
6 DRINK Alcotraz
Try this bar inspired by the prison where guests wear orange jumpsuits and pay for the privilege of smuggling in some liquor. It will be surreptitiously made into four drinks by mixologists and, presumably, served in a bedpan or baked bean tin to avoid the wrath of the warden. Up to 30 can attend for stretches of an hour and 45 minutes.
Until Dec 17, Thursday-Saturday, from 5pm-11pm, £30, alcotraz.co.uk
7 SPORT | ATP Finals 2017
The season-ending showdown will feature the best eight qualified singles players and doubles teams. Britain’s defending champion Andy Murray and former winner Novak Djokovic are both injured, but French and US Open champion Rafael Nadal and Australian Open and Wimbledon winner Roger Federer head the field.
The O2, North Greenwich, Nov 12-19, from £12, theo2.co.uk