EDITED BY JANE MULKERRINS 1 2 3 4 7 8 London Lite Friday, 31 July 2009 25 SHOTGUN WEDDING AT CLUB DE FROMAGE WHO wants to receive a boring save the date card two years in advance? The best weddings, in our opinion, are the hasty ones at which the bride is sporting a suspicious bump. Dressing up is vital though -- disapproving vicars and grumpy bridesmaids are all welcome at this night of storming wedding classics. Tomorrow, 10.30pm-3.30am, 10, 8 before 12. O2 Islington Academy, 16 Parkfield Street, N1 (clubdefromage.com) and Markus Schulz are all contenders but no one comes close to mighty Tisto, who plays London this weekend. His is a career of firsts. His remix of Deleriums Silence was the first dance track ever broadcast on daytime US radio, hes the only dance DJ to play live at an Olympics opening ceremony, the only nightclub DJ to have a waxwork in Madame Tussauds and the only DJ on the planet to regularly sell out 25,000-plus ticket events. And thats whats happening tonight in Victoria Park. There are still a few tickets left on the gate -- my advice is drop whatever plans you have and see the worlds number one DJ. Go. Go now. Tomorrow sees Victoria Park turn into a playground for electronica aficionados as the annual Field Day festival drops in. Among the live acts and DJs are Eat Your Own Ears, Skream, The Horrors, Mystery Jets, Little Boots, Erol Alkan, Fake Blood and dozens more. Bermondsey Streets Cable hosts a Field Day after-party from the Bugged Out crew, with Erol Alkan on the decks once more, plus Little Boots, Fake Blood and lots of others. Finally, if the park actions given you a taste for the outdoors, check out Brixtons Dex club with its huge roof terrace. Sunday is a Get Diverted special: Raymundo Rodriguez headlines and 400 punters gets down to house, electro and techno. From epic arenas to intimate rooftop gatherings, summer clubbing in London is all about diversity. Just dont let those trance DJs near a dictaphone. clubland@thelondonlite.co.uk LIVINGFORTHEWEEKENDER Interval drinks NEW this week, The Curtains Up (28A Comeragh Road, W14), above Barons Court Theatre, has a bohemian interior with a dash of modern design. The bar offers a range of real ales -- such as Adnams and Doom Bar -- plus a wide selection of bottled beers. Not Notting Grill The Clarendon (123a Clarendon Road, W11) is a new addition to Notting Hill, on the former site of the Notting Grill. Spread over two floors, theres a ground-floor gastropub with expansive windows and exposed brickwork. Theres also BarFly Whatsnew intown an intimate cocktail bar on the first floor and a chic roof terrace, with decking and parasols. Ride em cowboy LAUNCHED by the Inc Group, Union Square is a new venue in The O2 (11 Peninsula Square, SE10). The interior has been themed along Wild West lines, with a wood-panelled bar, stuffed moose heads and paintings of Native Americans. Aiming for the pre- and post-gig crowds, theres food service until 9pm, while the bar remains open till midnight. DAVID HUDSON Wereall goingto... HypnoticeffectofatranceDJ legendwhowasfullofbeans SHOTGUN WEDDING AT CLUB DE FROMAGE WHO save the date card two years in advance? The best weddings, in our opinion, are the hasty ones at which the bride is sporting a suspicious bump. Dressing up is vital though -- disapproving vicars and grumpy bridesmaids are all welcome at this night of storming wedding classics. Tomorrow, 10.30pm-3.30am, 10, 8 before 12. O2 Islington eld Street,Academy, 16 Parkfi N1 (clubdefromage.com) Erol Alkan, Fake Blood and dozens more. lots of others. Finally, if the park actions out Brixtons Dex club with its huge roof terrace. Sunday is a Get Diverted special: Tonight AMONG the few things that make driving in London bearable are the great pirate radio stations. From the rocking house sounds of Passion FM (91.8) to the electro and tech house of Select UK (99.3), their top tunes are with me whenever I drive in the capital. Tonight, legendary pirate station Rinse FM celebrates its 15th birthday, teaming up with dubstep party people FWD>> to bring clubbers at Matter a top line-up of DJs. From Skream and Benga to Ms Dynamite, Kode 9, Geeneus and Newham Generals, its a whos who of grime, dubstep and UK funky artists. FWD>> and Rinse @ Matter, Peninsula Square, SE10 (020 7549 6686), 10pm- 6am, 20. Tube: North Greenwich Saturday LOOK beyond the name of Potty Mouth Disco and the fact that youre raving in a car park, and get set for a formidable line-up of DJs spinning electro, disco and wonky techno. DJ collective of the moment, Greco-Roman Sound System are joined by their latest stars, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. In room two, 50 Bones Records (Little Boots, The Shoes) takes control, with resident DJs Cooly G and electro don Primary 1. Theres also burlesque disco wrestling. And why not? If wearing spandex and grappling with your chums in a sea of glitter is wrong, then I dont want to be right. Potty Mouth Disco @ Hewett Street Car Park, corner of Hearn Street and Plough Yard, EC2 (07534 229184), 10pm-5.30am, 8 before midnight, 10 after. Tube: Old Street Sunday THIS Camden stalwart invites punters to bring their old folks records down and play them. Now, either other peoples parents are far cooler than my own, or what theyd actually like you to do is just bring down some good old-school tunes and stick them on. Guest DJ Kav (ex Happy Mondays) joins the party, plus theres a rocknroll raffle and free cake. Bring Your Parents Records @ Bar Vinyl, 6 Inverness Street, NW1 (020 7681 7898), 3pm-midnight, free. Tube: Camden Town SCOTT MANSON Birthday: Kode 9 play at Matter secretisout! Griffin. They have films, storytelling nights and play retro records at this boho boozer with a great beer garden. 360 Victoria Park Road, E9 (020 8533 0040, thebritanniapub.co. uk). Lager 3.30, G&T 3.10 THEAPPROACH ART and alcohol co-exist in the cosy confines of this pub -- which is just a hop, skip and a jump over the canal that separates the park from its western neighbours. The gallery upstairs exhibits contemporary sculpture and paintings, the bar downstairs serves up Czech lager to a culturally literate crowd of hedonists. 47 Approach Road, E2 (020 8980 2321, theapproach.co.uk). Lager 3.40, G&T 3.60 THESTAR OF BETHNALGREEN WHOD have thought you could get a queue snaking round the block on Bethnal Green Road? The Star sounds like a pub but its actually a mini club. Tonight, Chico and Big Daddy serve up all sorts of tunes, from Diana Ross to Sebo K. Tomorrows Field Day survivors can pitch up for a dose of grubby electro, dubstep and much more from DJs Sigma, Shortstuff and Mr Batista. 359 Bethnal Green Road, E2 (020 7729 0167, starofbethnalgreen. com). Lager 3.40, G&T 3.30 BETHNALGREENWORKING MENSCLUB THE Working Mens Club is a haven of nightlife so hot and so underground that they try to keep it a secret by suppressing press coverage. But were not scared to tell our fellow Londoners that if you like cabaret, fancy dress, Sixties or Eighties music, this is the place to come and push the boundaries. Tonight you can spin the wheel of fortune and murder some ballads at Hot Breath Karaoke (thehouseof hotbreath.com). 44-46 Pollard Row, E2 (020 7739 7170, workersplaytime. net). Bottle of lager 2.50, G&T 3.50 TheMorganArms ONE of our favourite places for a pint and a plate of pub grub in all of east London, The Morgan Arms caters for party animals whove grown up a little and fancy a calmer and more civilised evening surrounded by paintings, perched on some of the comfiest seats in town. Lovely dcor and atmosphere, right in Mile Ends little heritage quarter. 43 Morgan Street, E3 (020 8980 6389, geronimoinns.com). Bottle of lager 3.50, double G&T 4.25 ThePalmTree DONT write off this place as a dinosaur because, despite first appearances, its pretty natty. The Palm Tree has preserved its faded, modish grandeur, hence the cute hand-drawn cartoons and the jazz coming from the stereo. But a new wave of young nocturnal adventurers drawn to Victoria Parks burgeoning scene are starting to drink here -- so get down and grab a table before they do. 127 Grove Road, E3 (020 8980 2918). 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