Web Editor Sophie Eastaugh looks at London’s week ahead and picks the best of the bunch for our weekly events guide.

Don’t miss out!

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1.    Fading Gigolo [divider]

In Cinemas nationwide

John Turturro’s twisting sexual comedy stars Woody Allen as a broke bookseller who finds himself negotiating sexual encounters for high-flying women (Sharon Stone, Sofia Vergara).

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2. Daniel Cainer: Stories in Song [divider]

Thursday 29 May, 8pm. £12.50-17.50. St James’ Studio, SW1E 5JA. Additional show June 29.

Last year’s winner of the ThreeWeeks Edinburgh award, comedian Daniel Cainer performs a 5 starred collection of stories-in-song; charting feuding tailors, a Jewess who joins a 1950s Christian cult, a cocaine-addicted rabbi and many more.

More info here

Greta Garbo and Fredric March in Anna Karenina

Greta Garbo and Fredric March in Anna Karenina

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3. Garbo – The Ultimate Star with George McGhee [divider]

Thursday 29 May, 2pm, £12 adv/ £15 o.t.d. LJCC

Join Film buff George McGhee (BBC commissioner of Mad Men and Heroes)to look into the mystery that was Greta Garbo, the greatest star in the Golden age of Hollywood.

More info here

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4. Milk ‘n’ Shake [divider]

Sunday 1 June, 2pm. £3/£1.50 conc. JW3. Ages 2-8 + adults.

 Bring kids aged 2-8 to this Shavuot party, with a cheesy DJ to get you moving, an art station to help you get creative and hands-on dairy delights to keep tummies happy.

More info here 

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5. Jazz at JW3:Polly Gibbons & Trio [divider]

Sunday 1 June, 8pm. £15/£7.50 conc. JW3

JW3’s  monthly Sunday jazz evening sees Polly Gibbons bring her rich, soulful vocals and Cohen-inspired blues sensibilities to the Howard Hall.

More info here

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6. Blumenthal [divider]

Monday 2-Sunday 15 June, times vary. £12/£6 conc. JW3

Actor/director Seth Fisher has been lauded as an ‘exceptional new talent’ after this debut feature film, a heart-warming comedy that kicks off with a playwright who dies of a heart attack while laughing at his own joke.

More info here

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7.  Meet the Historian: Antony Beevor talks about D-Day: The Battle for Normandy [divider]

Monday 2 June, 8pm. £12 adv/£15 o.t.d. LJCC

To commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings, award-winning historian Antony Beevor discusses his international best-seller, D-Day: The Battle for Normandy.

More info here