Guetta Rocks Roundhouse, Leonardo Visions: London Weekend

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David Guetta onstage during the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in California. Guetta will perform at the iTunes Festival alongside Calvin Harris on Sept. 15, 2012.

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David Guetta onstage during the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in California. Guetta will perform at the iTunes Festival alongside Calvin Harris on Sept. 15, 2012. Close

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Doon Mackichan and Tamsin Greig in ``Jumpy" by April de Angelis at the Duke of York’s Theatre. Hilary’s loud friend Frances worries about aging, and performs a burlesque routine during the course of the show. Photographer Robert Workman/Jo Allan PR via Bloomberg Close

Doon Mackichan and Tamsin Greig in ``Jumpy" by April de Angelis at the Duke of York’s Theatre. Hilary’s loud friend... Read More

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Bel Powley and Tamsin Greig in ``Jumpy" by April de Angelis. Overprotective Hilary and her stroppy daughter Tilly are locked in combat throughout the play. Close

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Tamsin Greig in ``Jumpy" by April de Angelis. Hilary worries, among other things, about the course feminism has taken since the days of the female anti-missile protesters at Greenham Common in the 1980s. Close

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Caravan restaurant in London. The Clerkenwell eatery has tables outside.

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Seared tuna, cheese and peanut wontons, avocado with chili, and goat's curd with lentils at Caravan. The London eatery has an eclectic menu. Close

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Caravan restaurant in London. The casual eatery serves Asian-influenced seasonal food. Close

Caravan restaurant in London. The casual eatery serves Asian-influenced seasonal food.

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"The Hemisection of a Man and a Woman in the Act of Coition" (c.1490-92) by Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo relied on imagination and medieval medical theory for this drawing; as a result many details are wrong. Close

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"The Skull Sectioned" (1489) by Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo began a beautiful series of drawings of a skull in a manuscript dated April 2, 1489. Close

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"The Cardiovascular System and Principal Organs of a Woman" (c.1509-10) by Leonardo da Vinci. The drawing was the culmination of Leonardo's researches into human internal organs in one notebook. Close

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"The Lungs" (c.1508) by Leonardo da Vinci. The details of the spine and liver to the right suggest Leonardo may have dissected a pig. The work was on public display in 2012. Close

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The San Francisco Ballet in George Balanchine's "Divertimento No.15." The company is in London performing 10 short pieces at the Sadler's Wells Theatre. Close

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It’s the mother-daughter pairing from hell.

Tamsin Greig plays middle-aged Hilary in “Jumpy.” Once a bold anti-nuclear campaigner, she now plays powerless parent to teenage Tilly (Bel Powley), who describes her, thoughtfully, as “mental-pausal.” Hilary’s evenings are spent reading out pages of “Great Expectations” to her sweet but dull husband.

Tilly’s sex life sets off a funny chain of events. The biggest hoot: Hilary’s single friend Frances (Doon Mackichan), whose plumes-and-tassels burlesque number is, alone, worth the ticket.

Acting is great, especially from bumbling Greig, and sets look good. At the Duke of York’s Theatre through Nov. 3. Information: http://www.royalcourtatdukes.com/ or +44-844-871- 7627.

Saturday

Ever wonder what a skinned corpse looks like? Stop by Buckingham Palace and find out.

The Queen’s Gallery displays 87 sheets of Leonardo Da Vinci’s anatomical sketches, the biggest number ever to go on show.

There are bones, innards, muscles, and lungs. The sketches are delicate and precise, except in one case -- “The Hemisection of a Man and Woman in the Act of Coition” -- where Leonardo lets his imagination loose and ends up being anatomically incorrect.

“Leonardo Da Vinci: Anatomist” is at the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, through Oct. 7. Information: http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/exhibitions, +44-20-7766-7300.

Saturday Night

The free iTunes festival reverts to dance mode tomorrow night. French star David Guetta performs his electropop hits in a double bill with London’s Calvin Harris, who revels in the unlikely claim that he invented disco. Harris was born in 1984, some time after the genre emerged, though he did enhance it with tunes like “Dance Wiv Me” and “Ready for the Weekend.”

Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8EH. Information: +44-844- 482-8008, http://www.roundhouse.org.uk or http://www.itunesfestival.com.

Marine Ices, close to the Roundhouse, traces its history to 1931. It’s still serving pizza and other simple Italian fare, as well as the ice creams and sorbets it’s famous for. Information: http://www.marineices.co.uk/index.html or +44-20-7482-9003.

Sunday

America’s oldest professional dance company is in town.

The San Francisco Ballet performs 10 short works during its nine-date run at Sadler’s Wells. Sunday’s show features a Christopher Wheeldon choreography (“Ghosts”) and a piece by the company’s artistic director Helgi Tomasson (“Trio”), set to Tchaikovsky’s “Souvenir de Florence.” Information: http://www.sadlerswells.com or +44-844-412-4300.

Sadler’s Wells is close to Exmouth Market, a tiny street filled with places to eat. For great coffee and unusual, fusion dishes, Caravan is hard to beat. The casual, crowded bar- restaurant is owned by New Zealanders, who have their own roaster in the basement. Information: http://www.caravanonexmouth.co.uk/ or +44-20-7833-8115.

(Farah Nayeri writes for Muse, the arts and leisure section of Bloomberg News. The opinions expressed are her own.)

To contact the writer on this 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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