Thursday is technically considered the weekend, right? We’re going to have to go ahead and give that a definitive “YES!” If you’re with us on this one, keep reading.
Stationed in the Hollywood Roosevelt, the Spare Room is a modern day gaming parlour and cocktail lounge that is anything but your typical Hollywood scene. Not only does this swanky lounge feature two vintage bowling lanes amidst a sea of custom, eclectic furnishings, but this October, the fabulous Samantha Shelton (of the jazz cabaret act ’If All the Stars Were Pretty Babies’ with Zooey Deschanel) is curating a live music series every Thursday! Are you dying yet? Because we are.
Now, what to wear, what to wear? This is the perfect time to debut the new Fall/Winter collection! This line blends rock ‘n roll design with DIY flare, perfect for the retro feel of the performances. Think along the lines of the Fitted Zip Sleeve & Front Jacket paired with High Waist Skinnies. Introduce this edgy ensemble on October 27 for The Petrojvic Blasting Co. performance!
If you’re looking for something authentic to do this Hallowe’en forget pounding the streets with the kids and instead head to Hackney for a weekend of horror movies in a church. The Round Chapel in Hackney, E5 will play host to these special Hallowe’en screenings from the people who brought London the Rooftop Film Club. Experience Cinema is a new way of watching cut, alternative and classic films in unusual settings. The classic 70′s horror movies on show over Hallowe’en weekend (28th-29th-30th October) are as follows:
The Exorcist (1973) – Friday 28th October at 7.30pm
The Omen (1976) – Sunday 30th October at 7.30pm
Halloween (1978) – Monday 31st October at 7.30pm
and a matinee screening The Blair Witch Project – Sunday 30th October at 4.45pm
Tickets cost between £9.50 and £11.50 and are available to buy: here
There is a licensed bar and visitors are encouraged to dress up, though fancy dress is not essential. Prepare to scare yourself silly in this spookiest of settings.
Attire: This is a hipster hangout housed in an industrial steam-punk venue! So, with that said ,dress code is not strict but they do ask you to be in “East Side lounge” attire. May we suggest our Loulou Skinny Mid Rise Trouser with a chambray top and a motor cycle jacket. (Yeah Rosie the Riveter is our inspiration. Duh.)
On 19th October Waterside Contemporary opens its Hoxton outpost. The first exhibition from the independent visual arts gallery formerly named Waterside Project Space, is entitled They Don’t Know Why, But They Keep Doing It. According to gallery founder Pierre d’Alancaisez this group exhibition explores ‘ideology in the post-ideological landscape’. Rejecting the structures ideologies assign to reality, the six artists – Grzegorz Drozd, artist duo Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, Javier Rodriguez, Konrad Smoleński, Maciek Stępiński and Radek Szlaga – present thought-provoking works in paint, installation and video. As explained by curators d’Alancaisez and Piotr Sikora, ‘the artists’ rejection of the institutionalised fuels the creation of new ideologies. They don’t know why, but they keep doing it’. Get your head round this exhibition as a warm up for the annual art fair, Frieze, taking place 13th-16th.
Until 5th November, at 2 Clunbury Street, London N1 6TT