Things to do in Hackney this weekend: 11-13 January
What new habit are you taking up this year? Embrace the outdoors, take part in Dry January, or party that little bit harder - starting this weekend.
Canal Movie Weekend
£10.50/ £8 matinee. Various times, Fri 11 - Sun 13 Jan
Film screenings on the Cinema Barge, Hackney Wick. Featuring 'Tides' and 'Anchor and Hope', two recent feature films made on the canals and rivers in London. Fiodra is 24-seat micro-cinema with a saloon bar.
Island to Island: Journeys Through the Caribbean
Free entry. Various times, until Sun 13 Jan
Presenting a visual journey through the English-speaking Caribbean with stunning photographs taken over the past sixty years. Find out how the region's multicultural history has shaped the distinctive cultures found across the Caribbean today at Hackney Museum. Hurry, this exhibition comes to a close this weekend.
'Has It Come To This' - Launch Party
£8. 8pm-2am, Sat 12 Jan
'Has it Come to This' a new Garage night is launching in Hoxton, providing a regular fix of the smoothest two-step anthems and garage bangers. Legends DJ Luck & MC Neat will be spinning a set for the launch at Queen of Hoxton. Step back to the early 2000s with UKG beats and dirty basslines and expect a night loaded with old-school classics, hidden gems and future garage. Adv tickets sold out! Tickets available on the door.
London Fields Walk
£10/ £8 conc, 11am-1.15pm, Sat 12 Jan
Take a stroll and follow an ancient trackway out of Hackney to hear about the 'common land' of London Fields, one of London's few remaining Lidos, the first Jews in Hackney, 18th century asylums for the mentally unwell, the Regent's Canal, and admire the striking 1960s religious murals of John Hayward. Find out why were there riots on Broadway Market plus more. Meeting point: Hackney Town Hall Steps, Hackney Central.
Mindful Drinking Festival
Free. 11am-6pm/10am-5pm, Sat 12 & Sun 13 Jan
Overdone it this festive season with the Sherry? Take a break at this one-day festival where you can taste lots of great alcohol-free drinks, listen to inspirational talks and make cocktails, all at the Old Truman Brewery, Shoreditch.