Expect plenty of long-term fans worshiping John Power’s group: Noel Gallagher of Oasis, no less, likened a Cast concert to a religious experience. The loudest cheers will come for well-known tracks such as “Sandstorm” from the million-selling debut album “All Change.”
Popeseye is an unpretentious neighborhood steakhouse a 10- minute walk from the Shepherd’s Bush Empire. The grass-fed Aberdeen Angus comes from a family butcher in the north of Scotland, and is strong on flavor. Information: http://gsarnikowska.perso.neuf.fr/popeseye/ or +44-20-8788-7733.
A copper-colored collector’s Jaguar is yours to ogle at the Victoria & Albert Museum.
The 1961 E-Type sits proudly among other prototypes in “British Design: 1948-2012” (through Aug. 12). Nearby are an elongated maquette of the Concorde, a delicate model of Norman Foster’s Gherkin, and clips of commercials, including a Heineken one parodying “My Fair Lady.” In it, a posh girl desperately tries to sound working-class as she utters the words “The water in Majorca don’t taste like wot it oughtta.”
After a ramshackle opening section with faded frocks and furniture, the show turns on the glamour with David Bowie’s lopsided Ziggy Stardust bodysuit and John Galliano’s deconstructed-corset gown (inspired by Egon Schiele). Oh, and there’s a room devoted to the ubiquitous Damien Hirst, with a drug cabinet, a pill-shaped stool, and a molecule sculpture from his now-defunct Pharmacy restaurant.
Information: http://vam.ac.uk or +44-20-7942-2000.
Galvin Demoiselle is a new bistro in Harrods Food Hall. The store is a short walk from the V&A. Galvin, open all day, is a good spot for lunch, afternoon tea, or early dinner. Information: http://bit.ly/HdwJGa (No telephone line.)
Strangulation, adultery and suggestions of incest are on the menu at the Old Vic Theatre.
“The Duchess of Malfi” tells the story of a blue-blooded lady who marries beneath her station, has a few kids, and unleashes the wrath of her possessive, bloodthirsty brother.
Incense wafts through the theater as you take your seat to watch a spectacle replete with smoke machines, ornate stairways, and masks. If you’re prudish or squeamish, keep away, or you’ll see a married woman mount a cardinal, a brother and sister kiss on the mouth, and one or two characters get choked with rope.
Information: http://www.oldvictheatre.com or +44-844-871- 76-28.
A fiberglass egg signed by Prince Charles and his wife Camilla and sold for 51,000 pounds ($81,000) in a March charity auction is on display at Covent Garden Piazza -- along with dozens of others -- this Easter weekend.
The royal item drew the highest live-auction bids in the Faberge Big Egg Hunt. More than 200 eggs have been created for the event, including by architect Zaha Hadid and artist Marc Quinn, and you can still bid online for many of them. The artist duo Jake & Dinos Chapman have yet to deliver theirs.
At Covent Garden Piazza through Easter Monday. Information: http://www.thebigegghunt.co.uk.
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