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Egyptian-German singer-composer Merit Ariane will be bringing the Hans Christian Andersen classic Thumbelina to life through the power of song amid the cosy glamour of Sands Films.Sands Film Studio (Bermondsey), £14, book ahead, 7.45pm PORTMAN MARYLEBONE SUMMER STREET PARTY: There's hula hooping, Latin dance, and plenty of street food for you to tuck into at the Portland Marylebone Summer Street Party.Flying the flag for the novelist tonight is historian (and O'Brian's stepson) Nikolai Tolstoy, marine artist Geoff Hunt, and historian and presenter Kate Williams.British Library, £12, book ahead, 7pm-8.30pm NEON NAKED LIFE DRAWING: See the human form in a whole new light at a terrifically trippy life drawing class.THE TIME CAPSULE: Five estranged friends walk into a pub. It's basically like a real life Sims game (but hopefully less sadistic).This isn't the set up to a joke, but a choose your own adventure play where you control the characters' fates — will they fall in love? The Landor Space (Clapham), £15, book ahead, 17-29 July CHE MALAMBO: Argentinian machismo is the order of the week at Sadler's Wells, where all-male percussive dance sensation Che Malambo will be strutting their stuff.There's also a pop-up bar serving free, street art inspired cocktails made with award-winning Label 5. WINE TASTING SOCIAL: If you're looking for an event to meet new people, why not try one with a generous dose of inbuilt social lubrication?
Ritzy Cinema and Cafe (Brixton), £14, book ahead, 6.30pm-8.30pm PYROGRAPHY CLASS: Feel the burn at the Royal Society of Sculptors, where London Craft Club will be teaching you the ancient art of pyrography (fire-writing).
Having been artfully adorned in reactive body paints, your models will become living sculptures under UV light for you to recreate in pencil or fluoro neon pastels.
The Duke of Wellington (Dalston), £12, book ahead, 7.30pm-9.30pm DIDO AND AENEAS: Seduction, sorcery and a betrayal of epic proportions — the legend of Dido and Aeneas has it all.
Rich Mix (Shoreditch), £10-£15, book ahead, 8pm Fancy yourself a bit of a street art whizz, but don't know where to start?
There are free graffiti masterclasses taking place in Shoreditch this week, thanks to Label 5 Scotch Whisky.
There's some wood offcuts for you to practice on before you get cracking creating artful burn marks on chopping boards, kitchen utensils, or whatever tickles your fancy.