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Going Out: Cinema

Going Out: Cinema

Past Lives

Starring Greta Lee, Teo Yoo and John Magaro, this delicate and sensitive drama explores the romantic tensions that arise in a New York marriage when one partner’s childhood friend visits from South Korea, seemingly with more on his mind than just a vacation. A fine directorial debut from Celine Song.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3

It’s reunion time for the Portokalos family, with writer-director Nia Vardalos once more starring as Toula, who back in 2002 married hunky Ian (John Corbett) despite complications arising from her extensive ensemble of characterful relatives. This time, the family are descending on the small village where Toula’s late dad grew up.

The Nun 2

What do Baroness von Troken in The Princess Diaries, the scary face in Mulholland Drive and the demon nun from The Nun have in common? They’re all played by actor Bonnie Aarons, and she’s back in the habit here to terrorise in another gothic chiller, set in a boarding school in France.

School of Rock – 20th Anniversary rerelease

It is hard to believe it is 20 years since Jack Black pretended to be a teacher at posh prep school in order to help some children win a Battle of the Bands contest. See this amiable comedy again and marvel at the lax DBS checks of a supposedly elite educational establishment. Catherine Bray

Going Out: Gigs

Shania Twain

Get your Stetson and leopard print Lycra out of storage because Canada’s country-pop queen is coming to the UK. Ostensibly it’s in support of February’s UK No 1 album, Queen of Me, but expect a litany of hits from 1997’s gazillion-selling Come on Over. Michael Cragg

Matthew Halsall

Trumpeter-composer Halsall creates a personal soundscape from eastern-leaning influences and the meditative 60s jazz of Alice Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders. At these gigs, he’ll lead his fine octet through new album An Ever Changing View. John Fordham


David Adedeji Adeleke has helped turn Afrobeats into a global concern. His most recent album, the Skepta-assisted Timeless, made the UK Top 10, so expect to hear that heavily represented at these shows. MCA

Going Out: Stage

A View From the Bridge

This co-production is directed by Headlong’s new artistic director Holly Race Roughan, who will explore the human price of a country’s immigration policies through Arthur Miller’s devastating play. Starring the equally brilliant Jonathan Slinger and Nancy Crane. Miriam Gillinson

Sorry We Didn’t Die at Sea

The first English translation of Italian playwright Emanuele Aldrovandi’s satirical and absurdist take on Europe’s migration crisis. Set in the near future, a group of travellers are forced to flee to the very countries they’d once closed their borders to. MB

Brian Butterfield

Peter Serafinowicz’s 00s sketch show was sadly short lived, but one cult character has managed to live on regardless: catastrophically blundering business guru Butterfield. Now he’s set to appear in the flesh for the very first time, as the reliably creative Serafinowicz takes him on the road. Rachel Aroesti

Going Out: Art

China’s Hidden Century

A spectacular, absorbing journey through the last century of Imperial China, from the refined world of the court to the tough lives of ordinary people. The violence of China’s 19th-century history is startling. Religious risings and opium wars rocked an ancient society, paving the way for revolutions to come.

The Stuff of Life/The Life of Stuff

An immersive gathering of assemblage, bricolage, and other art forms that use found stuff. Art has been incorporating and recycling everyday materials ever since Picasso and Braque put bits of chair covering and newspaper into their cubist still lifes more than a century ago. Today it has new climatic urgency.


This poet, film-maker and artist from Sierra Leone presents a work about African migrations and the fluid nature of identity. Choirs from all over Europe join in singing a single chorus: “We are what’s left of us”, in a lyrical multimedia installation that questions representations of Africa and the Black experience.


This attempt to tell the story of modern art in chronological order juxtaposes artistic trends in Scotland and Britain with revolutionary movements across Europe. How do 20th-century British modernists such as Wilhelmina Barns-Graham compare with their continental contemporaries Mondrian and Max Ernst? The survey stretches from 1900 to 1980s postmodernism.

Staying In: Streaming

The Morning Show

Still looking to fill that Succession-shaped hole? This high-octane, starry (Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon) drama about trouble at the top of a TV network may be just the ticket. Especially as season three features Jon Hamm’s tech billionaire, who has plans to rescue the firm from bankruptcy – an offer with strings very much attached.


Jenna Coleman has made her stock in trade tense, bingeable and often highly disturbing dramas about people who suddenly find themselves doing terrible things. Following The Cry and The Serpent, we now have Wilderness, in which she plays Liv, a woman who wreaks bloody revenge on a cheating boyfriend.

Coco Chanel: Unbuttoned

With her uncanny ability to shape the trends of the day, does Coco Chanel qualify as the first ever influencer? That’s the angle explored in this documentary – part of the storied Arena strand – tracing her incredible journey from penniless, peasant beginnings to a fashion giant who revolutionised womenswear between the wars.

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Most sitcoms mellow with age, but not this incessantly crude, provocative and giddily funny buddy comedy, which returns to prod and satirise modern cultural mores for the 16th time. This season’s scrapes involve crypto, politically correct arcades and the gang attempt ing to pitch a new booze brand to guest stars Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston.

Staying In: Games

The Isle Tide Hotel

Part of the burgeoning interactive film genre, this live-action mystery has you trying to rescue a daughter you’ve never met from a masked cult.


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