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Jaguar E-Type, Old Vic Murder, Easter Egg: London Weekend

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Members of Cast, a rock band from Liverpool, U.K., are touring to promote a new album. The group is led by John Power.

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Members of Cast, a rock band from Liverpool, U.K., are touring to promote a new album. The group is led by John Power. Close

Members of Cast, a rock band from Liverpool, U.K., are touring to promote a new album. The group is led by John Power.

A 1961 Jaguar E-Type is included in "British Design: 1948 to 2012" at the Victoria and Albert Museum through August 12. Source V&A via Bloomberg Close

A 1961 Jaguar E-Type is included in "British Design: 1948 to 2012" at the Victoria and Albert Museum through August... Read More

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A creation by British designer Alexander McQueen. The gown is a highlight of the exhibition "British Design: 1948-2012" at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Close

A creation by British designer Alexander McQueen. The gown is a highlight of the exhibition "British Design:... Read More

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Eve Best in ``The Duchess of Malfi’’ by John Webster at the Old Vic in London. Director Jamie Lloyd keeps the production in 17th-century costume. Close

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Eve Best and Harry Lloyd in ``The Duchess of Malfi’’ by John Webster at the Old Vic in London. Ferdinand’s incestuous desire for his sister is explored in the production. Close

Eve Best and Harry Lloyd in ``The Duchess of Malfi’’ by John Webster at the Old Vic in London. Ferdinand’s incestuous... Read More

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Eve Best, center, and ensemble in ``The Duchess of Malfi’’ by John Webster at the Old Vic in London. Webster’s 1613 play is about a noblewoman who wishes to marry her steward, and her brothers who wish to prevent her. Close

Eve Best, center, and ensemble in ``The Duchess of Malfi’’ by John Webster at the Old Vic in London. Webster’s 1613... Read More

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A fiberglass egg designed by architect Zaha Hadid for the London charity "The Faberge Big Egg Hunt." Hadid's egg was sold for 45,000 pounds ($71,000) to benefit Action for Children, a children's charity, and Elephant Family, which funds the conservation of the Asian elephant. Close

A fiberglass egg designed by architect Zaha Hadid for the London charity "The Faberge Big Egg Hunt." Hadid's egg was... Read More

The Liverpool band Cast is back in London, striving to measure up to the Who and playing songs from a new CD, “Troubled Times.”

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.”

Cast, tonight at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Shepherd’s Bush Green, W12 8TT. Information: http://www.castband.co.uk/, http://www.o2shepherdsbushempire.co.uk, or +44-844-477-2000.

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.

Saturday

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.)

Saturday Night

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.

Sunday

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.

To contact the writer on the story: Farah Nayeri in London at farahn@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Manuela Hoelterhoff at mhoelterhoff@bloomberg.net.

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