The British Museum is currently hosting a very special exhibition of 100 of Pablo Picasso’s etchings that you should know about. The collection, produced between 1930 and 1937, is touted as one of the most important set of prints of the 20th Century. Picasso’s influences are also represented at the exhibition; the curators at the British Museum have also included some of Rembrandt’s sculptures and works that inspired Picasso.Until 2nd September The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG www.britishmuseum.org
Museums at night 2012: Maps Unleashed
This weekend sees the special ‘Museums at Night’ event taking place across London, with various galleries and museums opening their doors after hours for a slightly different visitor experience. At the London Transport Museum, you’re invited to check out a new exhibition called Maps Unleashed with a guided tour from the curators. You can also take part in a workshop and enjoy a live DJ set from Bob Stanley. A fun-packed break from the norm.18th May London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, London, WC2E 7BB www.ltmuseum.co.uk
Worth a look on any given weekend is the Battersea Arts Centre, a place that always plays host to plenty of great music- and culture-based events. This weekend, catch Mercury Music Prize winners The XX who’ll be playing a selection of their hits, including VCR, and who’ll most likely unveiling some of their more recent material, too. Tickets are available via a ‘lottery’ on the band’s website, so make sure you head over there asap to be in with a chance of gittin’ some. A great intimate setting with a great headliner, this is the essential concert of the weekend, wethink.18th May Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TN www.bac.org.uk
Krush Showcase presents Ame and Clockwork
Krush don’t throw parties very often, but when they do they’re always carefully-planned affairs that boast small-but-strong line-ups and consistently impressive locations. They also attract an informed, discerning clientele, which makes each party a very special affair. This weekend’s soiree features German duo Ame (Kristian Beyer & Frank Wiedemann) who are widely regarded as masters of their craft, while that other duo, Clockwork, will also be in attendance, unleashing their own brand of dark, sultry tech house.19th May Stay tuned here for more information on the location.