Go out: cinema
Get Out and Us director Jordan Peele combines Spielberg thrills and Spielberg elements with another compelling performance from Get Out lead Daniel Kaluuya in a thriller. He’s one of this summer’s hottest unmissable tickets. Starring Keke Palmer and Steven Yeun.
A feel-good documentary about how refugees Tinashe Nyamudka, Pardon Taguz, Joseph Dafana and Marvin Gweth escape domestic violence and become qualified sommeliers. They participated in the Wine Tasting Olympics in France and represented Zimbabwe on the world stage of wine lovers. cheers!
Romain Duris plays Gustave Eiffel – yes, the man who built a popular tourist attraction – in this love story about Eiffel and his childhood sweetheart Adrien Bourget (Sex Education’s Emma Mackey) You might even describe it as a towering romance.
Lal Singh Chadda
Directed by Advate Chandan and starring Aamir Khan, this Hindi reworking of Forrest Gump hits most of the familiar beats, all the way down to “Run, Laal, Run!” and “Life is like Golgappa. Your tummy may be full, but your heart always wants more”. Catherine Bray
Go out: gig
16 Until 22nd August; tour starts in Leeds
Mackenzie Scott has two new albums of touring material. His Silver Tongue in 2020, released just before the pandemic, was followed by a more intense Thirstier in 2021. Having released five albums, Scott now has music for every “new normal” mood. Michael Cragg
all points east
victoria park, london, 19 Until August 28th
The annual shindig returns with its typically eclectic line-up. Friday’s headliners Gorillaz will be joined by Turnstile, Pusha T and Self-Esteem, while Chemical His Brothers will battle for the lead alongside Kraftwerk on Saturday. I’ll be watching Disclosure and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds sets next weekend. MC
Troxie, London, August 13th
When 2015 saw the arrival of The Epic, a multi-style odyssey of West Coast bandleaders, all the persuasive fans welcomed a jazz renaissance. A thrilling performer, Washington brings his evocative ensemble to this UK gig with the support of Ezra his collective that conquers the acclaimed jazz, afrobeat and funk genres. John Fordham
Usher Hall, Edinburgh, August 14th
The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, with its chief conductor Edward Gardner, promises something special – their performance of Strauss’ Salome – unfortunately only in concert version – with one of the best modern interpreters of the title role. A Marin Bystrom leads a world-class cast; Johan Reuter is Jochanaan, Gerhard Siegel is Herodes, and Katerina Dalayman is Herodias. Andrew Clements
Go out: art
known and strange
V&A, London, until 6th November
Photography has been obsessed with spookiness since it was invented. Because of its truth-like nature, the Victorians sought to capture ghosts and ectoplasmic entities on camera. This free exhibition shows how that legacy lives on in photography today, as artists such as Dafna Talmor and Maurizio Angeli create impossible landscapes and surreal montages.
Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh, until September 24th
Scotland’s answer to Jackson Pollock is a mini-retrospective that conveys his energy, intensity and wild magic. Davey, who died in his 90s in 2014, blazed his own path in post-war British art, rejecting representation and pop with gnarled, barbaric abstract art. he is a great painter.
our place in the universe
Midsommar Common, Cambridge, ~ August 29
Curated by science-minded artist Oliver Jeffers, this outdoor art event helps adults and children alike visualize the scale of our solar system and where we stand within it. You can follow a 6-mile trail from Cambridge to Water Beach where the planet is mapped. feel small.
French Institute, Edinburgh, Until August 28th
Lindsay Mackenzie’s abstract paintings are as breezy and invigorating as the cool air of Edinburgh. It evokes land, sea and life. This up-and-coming Scottish artist’s show includes videos by Saoirse Amira Annis as well as Emilia Kerr Biel and Johnnie Walker, as well as exploring community through cooking. Jonathan Jones
Go out: stage
Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh, 15 Until August 21st; Soho Theater, August 22-25
Edinburgh may not be the first port of call for the weird and extreme online US comedy, but SNL star Sherman is known for his surreal, body-horror-tinged skits. A short London run. Rachel Aroesti
Paedra and Minotaur
Theater Royal Bath, Until August 23rd
A double bill of music and dance with Fedora in Britain, premiered by choreographer Kim Brandstrup. This is the story of Phaedra’s sister Ariadne (who helped Theseus conquer the Minotaur) and her three outstanding contemporary dancers, Jonathan Goddard, Tommy Franzen and Laurel Dally Her Smith. Lindsey Winship
apollo ttheater, london, ～September 4Uh
Soho in the 1980s. After losing his partner to AIDS and being self-diagnosed, Michael decided to live his life to the fullest. Jack Holden’s One Man His play was inspired by a true story he heard while volunteering for the LGBTQ+ helpline Switchboard. Miriam Gillinson
hub, edinburgh, Until August 28th
Michael Boyd directs the lyrical adaptation of Euripides’ brutal Greek tragedy by poet and playwright Liz Lockhead. Adura Onassir stars as a vengeful mother. MG
Stay at: streaming
August 14th9pm, BBC One and iPlayer
Any drama with Nicola Walker is worth watching, but thanks to co-star (Sean Bean) and show creator Stephen Gorashevski, this four-part installment about their 30-year relationship is a must-see. Tilted in the area. If Golaszewski’s sitcom’s her Mum is a doddle, the marriage will be a closely watched, bittersweet delight.
August 1510pm, BBC Three and iPlayer
In this new teenage horror series, a group of friends are threatened by a strange, dark web-connected app. The app promises to blend standard social media horror with supernatural horror, this new teenage horror series.
She-Hulk: Lawyer by law
August 17, Disney+
Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) is an average thirty-something romantically troubled, high-handed lawyer. She transforms into a green superhuman when she gets moody (she looks a lot like her cousin Bruce Banner). Jameela Jamil, Tim Roth and Mark Ruffalo take on gorgeous supporting roles.
August 19thApple TV+
Fans of Aisling Bea and Sharon Horgan’s knotted sibling dynamic on This Way Up are really in for a treat. Hogan’s new Dublin and London-set comedy her thriller revolves around the close-knit Garvey clan (Anne-Marie Duff and Eve Hewson), who promise to take care of each other after the death of her parents. RA
Stay at: game
Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered
PC players get the chance to play one of the most fun superhero games, web-swinging through picturesque New York while fending off criminals.
outside August 16th, PC, PS4/5
This combination of roller skating and shooting games is even more dangerous than a real roller derby. Pull wild stunts and shoot rockets at your rivals in this stylish, futuristic blood sport. Keza Macdonald
Stay at: album
Panda Bear and Sonic Boom – Reset
Reset may be the first album officially credited to Animal Collective’s Noah Lennox and Peter Kember, but the pair go way back, with Kember producing Lennox’s 2011 solo album Tomboy. I’m here. Sonic His Reset and Tomboy share a lot in common, blending saturated psychedelia with quirky Beach His Boyz harmonies.
Pale Waves – Unnecessary
While the Manchester quartet’s first two albums reflected ’90s indie, Unwanted, produced by Zakk Cervini (Blink-182, Yungblud), leans heavily into pop-punk. Jealousy and Reason to Live both sound like her lost Avril Lavigne singles, while the acoustic The Hard Way showcases frontwoman Heather Baron-Gracie’s delicate vocals.
Hudson Mohawk – Cry Sugar
The Glasgow electronic producer is back with an oversized fourth album. It’s full of ultra-surreal, trap-infused beats and unexpected euphoria. Its highlights include the head-knocking recent single, Dance Forever.
Danger Mouse and Black Sort – Cheat Codes
In a big week of collaboration, Brian Burton and rapper Tarik Trotter team up for this guest-heavy hip-hop workout. Michael Kiwanuka adds ghostly levity to the rolling single “Aquamarine,” and elsewhere A$AP Rocky, Run The Jewels, MF Doom and more also add flair across his 12 tracks. . MC
Stay at: brain hood
Scumland: Money, Mayhem and Maserati
Mobeen Azhar, the BBC Three’s top detective, tells an interesting story in his latest series. He is a medical student who gave away free cash before being involved in a forex trading scam. Azhar tries to track down the culprit.
The second series of art streamer Mubi’s podcast tells the story of cinema through the history of some of the most notable theaters. Host Rico Galliano discusses notable screenings from 1970s Minneapolis suburbs to his 1940s Paris.
Open MIT directly
MIT, which spearheads the movement towards open access research, has launched a new platform where thousands of scholarly articles can be downloaded for free. Browse books about electronic music, Amazon’s legacy of commercial monopoly, and other niches. Amar Kalia