Oxbridge Race, Ice-Age Nude, Suede Rocks: London Weekend

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British singer Brett Anderson of Suede. The band is now touring in support of its first album in a decade.

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British singer Brett Anderson of Suede. The band is now touring in support of its first album in a decade.

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Keir Charles and Phoebe Waller-Bridge as David and Marian in "Mydidae" at Trafalgar Studios. The story, written by Jack Thorne, is a vignette about relationships. Close

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Keir Charles and Phoebe Waller-Bridge as David and Marian in "Mydidae." The vignette is directed by Vicky Jones.

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Keir Charles as Marian and David in "Mydidae." The drama runs through March 30. Close

Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Keir Charles as Marian and David in "Mydidae." The drama runs through March 30.

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Alexia Khadime and Jared Gertner in "The Book of Mormon." A romance blossoms between Khadime's local girl Nablungi and Gertner's Elder Cunningham. Close

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Gavin Creel and Chris Jarman, who portrays the General, in "The Book of Mormon." The General is an under-exploited antagonist who performs as a stooge in his principal scene with Creel's Elder Price. Close

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A bison carved from mammoth ivory. Found at Zaraysk in Russia, it is estimated to be about 20,000 years old.

An Ice-Age nude, a legendary boat race and a gourmet Easter Egg meal are among Muse’s arts and leisure recommendations this weekend.

STAGE

It’s your last chance to see a couple talk over their relationship in the tub. “Mydidae” (a Jack Thorne play ending Saturday at the Trafalgar Studios) has naked Marian and David discuss their past, which seems banal enough until you find out there was a tragedy along the way. Expect more soul- than flesh-baring: http://www.atgtickets.com or +44-844-871-7632.

Brand new to London is “The Book of Mormon,” which broke West End records with more than 2 million pounds ($3.03 million) of tickets sold in just 14 hours. Critics are split, audiences excited. In case you want to boost box-office totals: http://www.bookofmormonlondon.com or +44-844-482-5110.

DINING

Corrigan’s Mayfair celebrates this weekend with an Easter-egg-decorating master class and lunch on Saturday. It’s 50 pounds for adults and 30 pounds for children, who can keep their chocolate creations. The three-course Sunday lunch is 27 pounds. Information: http://www.corrigansmayfair.co.uk/easter-celebrations/ or 44-20-7499-9943.

If you think it’s time for healthy eating, Gauthier Soho is worth checking out. Chef Alexis Gauthier has just published “Vegetronic,” a book that celebrates vegetables as the main ingredients in dishes that might also feature meat or fish. The restaurant offers a Vegetronic Menu and lists calories per dish. Information: http://www.gauthiersoho.co.uk/ or +44-20-7494-3111.

VISUAL ARTS

What’s so modern about modern art? Not much, judging by the 23,000-year-old sculpture of a nude woman that opens the British Museum’s “Ice Age Art: The Arrival of the Modern Mind.” Made of mammoth ivory, the tiny, bulbous figure seems a miniature Henry Moore; Picasso kept two replicas of it in his atelier. See also the oldest known portrait of a woman -- 26,000 years old, with a dimple in her chin. Through May 26. For information: http://www.britishmuseum.org.uk or +44-20-7323-8181.

Ending at Tate Modern is “A Bigger Splash: Painting after Performance,” a survey of action- and performance-based art. It opens with the famous David Hockney picture of a diving board moments after use: http://www.tate.org.uk or +44-20-7887-8888.

MUSIC

Bach’s St. John Passion gets its Easter performance at the Barbican, this time by the Academy of Ancient Music. The voices and period-instrument players are directed from the harpsichord by Richard Egarr.

March 29, 3 p.m. at Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y 8BS. Information: +44-7638-8891, http://www.barbican.org.uk.

Suede, one of the most critically lauded groups of the 1990s, is touring to mark its first album in a decade. Brett Anderson’s men will be reprising singles such as “Trash” as well as songs off the new “Bloodsports.”

March 30, Alexandra Palace, N22 7AY. Information: +44-20-8365-2121, http://www.suede.co.uk, http://www.alexandrapalace.com

OTHER LONDON OUTINGS

Teams from Oxford and Cambridge Universities have their 159th row-off on Easter Sunday. Cambridge tops the scoreboard so far, with 81 wins against 76 (the year 1877 was a tie). The bridges and riverside pubs will be packed. Will Oxford narrow the gap this year? Information: http://www.theboatrace.org.

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

Muse highlights include Mark Beech on music, Jason Harper on cars, Rich Jaroslovsky on technology, the New York weekend guide and Lance Esplund on U.S. art.

The U.K. switches to British Summer Time on Sunday with clocks going forward an hour.

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

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