what’s on in Hackney this weekend

Watch The Grand Budapest hotel at the Rio Cinema on Friday

Watch The Grand Budapest hotel at the Rio Cinema on Friday - Credit: Archant

a short, sharp guide to what’s on in Hackney this weekend:


Attend a women’s world day of prayer which will feature a programme of worship offered by women in Egypt. From 7.30pm, at St Mary’s Old Church, Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 . Free.

Have fun for a good cause at a fundraising evening for Palestinian women featuring a meal, followed by a short talk by visiting women from the country and three live bands – Beat Rivers, Benny and the Cheesegrater and The Elasticated Waste Band. From 7pm at Halkevi Centre, 31-33 Dalston Lane, E8. Tickets £10 (£6 concs), call 020 8802 4604.

Watch release of much-touted film Wes Anderson film The Grand Budapest Hotel. From 1.30pm, 4pm, 6.30pm and 8.45pm at Rio Cinema, 107 Kingsland High Street, E8. Costs £10, call 020 7241 9410.


Find out how the Alexander Technique can help reduce pain plus improve quality of life at a session for women and girls. From 10am at Aden Grove, N16. Free, call 020 7254 9206.

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Throw out outdated fears and get rid of past hurts you’ve been hanging on to at a session to spring clean your emotional toxins. From 11.30am at Dalston CLR James Library, Dalston Square, Hackney, E8. Free, call 0207 836 6688.

Listen to comedian Josie Long DJ at The Moustache Bar for the third time on International Women’s Day, offering a combination of indie pop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music throughout the night. From 10pm at 58 Stoke Newington Road, N16. Free, email paul@scaredtodance.co.uk.


Grab yourself a bargain or stop by for a cuppa and a slice of cake at a school table top sale. From 1pm at Lauriston Infant and Junior School, Rutland Road, E9. Free, email franperera@gmail.com.

Watch comedy called The Real Housewives of Brixton – about four housemates who live in a luxurious apartment above a meat shop in Brixton all competing to be the most successful, unique and fabulous individuals that they think they are. From 8pm at Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street, London E8. Costs £20, call 0208 985 2424.

Watch darkly comic play Storm in a Teacup which is a window into the quirky and tender world of three sisters as they fight the system to keep their independence. From 7.45pm at Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, N4. Tickets are £19.50, email clarelouise.english@gmail.com.