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07 February 2019
Weekends

Things to do in Hackney this weekend: 8-10 Feb

From chocolate making to heartbreaking, our picks will have you learning a thing or two this weekend.

Heartbreak Hotel: the breakup party

£10. 7.30pm, Fri 8 Feb

Do you hate Valentine's Day? Are you single? Heartbroken? Then Heartbreak Hotel delivers, an immersive 7-day multi-media festival exploring heartbreak in all its forms at Rich Mix, in Shoreditch. The opening night kicks off with a breakup party featuring an eclectic mix of burlesque, spoken word, sassy drag, comedy, musical performances and much more.

Paid in Full screening and party

£12/£15. 6.30-11pm, Sat 9 Feb

It's a 'Paid in Full'-themed evening so come dressed to impress in your best 1980s get up or favourite character from the movie and be in with a chance of winning a free giveaway for the best dressed. Expect sweet treats and a well-stocked bar, all at Hackney Picturehouse, in Hackney Central.

Anthropocene

£10-£35. 7.30pm, Sat 9 Feb

An enthralling new show at Hackney Empire is the last stop of Scottish Opera's UK tour. Set in an Anthropocene age - in which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment - this gripping, up-to-the-minute new opera tells the story of a team of scientists who become trapped in frozen Arctic wastelands.

The Glory's Year of the Pig party

Free before 10pm/ £8 after. From 8pm, Sat 9 Feb

In honour of the Lunar New Year, it's a queer Asian takeover at The Glory, in Haggerston, hosted by ShayShay. Asian culture will be celebrated with live performances and DJ sets.

Original chocolate making

£50. 11am-1pm/ 3pm-5pm, Sun, 10 Feb

A great early Valentine's gift - try out this fun introduction to chocolate making with exotic tastings, goody bag, demonstrations and of course, tons of mouth-watering chocolate at My Chocolate, in Shoreditch. You know what they say, chocolate is an aphrodisiac...

Heartbreak Hotel: The Breakup Party at Rich Mix, Shoreditch

Heartbreak Hotel: The Breakup Party at Rich Mix, Shoreditch

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Paid in Full screening and party at Hackney Picturehouse

Paid in Full screening and party at Hackney Picturehouse

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Scottish Opera's 'Anthropocene' comes to Hackney Empire

Scottish Opera's 'Anthropocene' comes to Hackney Empire

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Year of the Pig Party at The Glory, Haggerston

Year of the Pig Party at The Glory, Haggerston

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A fun introduction to chocolate making at My Chocolate in Shoreditch

A fun introduction to chocolate making at My Chocolate in Shoreditch

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Heartbreak Hotel: The Breakup Party at Rich Mix, Shoreditch
Paid in Full screening and party at Hackney Picturehouse
Scottish Opera's 'Anthropocene' comes to Hackney Empire
Year of the Pig Party at The Glory, Haggerston
A fun introduction to chocolate making at My Chocolate in Shoreditch

Updated: 11 February 2019

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