Our pick of events to help you make the most out of your weekend..

The (Imaginary) Misogynist

Number 15 is unanimously chosen as first trumpet in a blind audition. She turns out to be a woman. The leader of the orchestra turns out to be a misogynist. The next 12 years of her life turn into a living hell as he tries to get rid of her in this wildly comic satire on prejudice, power and the people in its thrall.

Barbican, Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS, until Thursday, February 16. Details: barbican.org.uk

Dare Devil Rides to Jarama

Spain 1936. Clem ‘Dare Devil’ Beckett joined the International Brigades. He was loved by the masses for his great daring, courage and skill on the Speedway track. He was a man of the people, and the same fight he used against money-sharks and corruption in his sport, he used to defend democracy against Franco’s rising fascist army. This new play commemorates and celebrates the contribution and sacrifice of the volunteer International Brigades on the 80th anniversary of their creation.

Chelmsford City Theatres, Fairfield Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1JG, Friday, February 17, 8pm. Details: 01245 606505

Epping Forest Guardian: EDITOR: Anna Wintour, editor of American Vogue, is rumoured to be on the guest list for the Yves Saint Laurent: Style is Eternal exhibition at The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle

London En Vogue

London has long been at the cutting edge of international fashion and is arguably one of the most glamorous cities in the world. Launched to coincide with London Fashion Week 2017, this is our the Museum of London’s first walking tour devoted to the influence of the West End on the London Fashion scene. Do the catwalk from the acclaimed St Martins College to the seminal Blitz nightclub and beyond.

Museum of London, 150 London Wall, EC2Y 5HN, Friday, February 17, 2pm. Details: 020 7001 9844

Showcase Night

Jenny LaTouche has been a member of London Community Gospel Choir for over 30 years. Jenny also runs a local community choir (JGL Singers). As a solo artist Jenny’s songs cover genres stretching through gospel, RnB, reggae and popular music. Also playing are ONUR, a 20-year-old singer/songwriter, with heavy influence from Prince, Bruno Mars and D’angelo, and Sam Castell-Ward, whose catchy but meaningful songs feature harmonica, guitar and a folk/punk edge.

R.A.F.A Club, 295 Cranbrook Road, Ilford IG1 4UA, Friday, February 17, 7.45pm. Details: 07917 050490

The Sick of the Fringe

Since 2015, The Sick of the Fringe has existed to connect work engaging with arts and health across the Edinburgh Fringe, bringing voices from outside the mainstream into public discourse in new and exciting ways. Featuring performance and discussion with artists and scientists thinking about the body’s problems and possibilities.

Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, NW1 2BE, Friday, February 17, to Sunday, February 19. Details: wellcomecollection.org

Epping Forest Guardian:

Richard III

Resplendent in evening dress, showered in glitter, the victorious Yorks celebrate. Damaged and disfigured, Richard finds no peace among this elite to whom he has never fully belonged. Murdering his way to the throne, exposing conflict and mistrust in his wake, the outsider makes us complicit, addressing us directly to reveal his manipulative plans.

Barbican, Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS, Thursday, February 16, to Sunday, February 19. Details: barbican.org.uk

The Crucible

Coronation Street’s Charlie Condou and Call The Midwife’s Victoria Yeates star in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, revolving around the fear and paranoia experienced during the infamous Salem witch-trials.

Queen’s Theatre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch, RM11 1QT, Friday, January 17, to Saturday, March 11. Details: 01708 443333

Epping Forest Guardian: Sky is the limit for Yeovil Jets

90s All Star JAM

A week-long event, making its debut to the public as a pop–up shop in East London. Coinciding with the NBA’s All Star weekend in New Orleans, and providing an outlet for the growing number of NBA fans in the UK, 90s All-Star JAM will celebrate the undeniable golden decade of the NBA: the 90s. With support from leading basketball magazine SLAM, the pop-up shop will be exhibiting never-seen before images from SLAM’s archives, as well as selling original vintage NBA Jerseys and merchandise.

Shoreditch Boxpark, Bethnal Green Road, E1 6GY, until Sunday, February 19. Details: warmingthebench.com

Busty Beatz/Hot Brown Honey

When an object is found by one but taken from another, what is the impact? Busty Beatz of Hot Brown Honey is on a mission to deconstruct, dissect and shake the foundations of the past by artistically reimagining history into Herstory. Collaborating with artists, academics and researchers from across worlds, disciplines and experiences, We are the Latest Models of our Ancestry sets out to challenge perceptions of ‘museum objects’.

Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, NW1 2BE, Friday, February 17, to Sunday, February 19. Details: wellcomecollection.org

M&G Classical Concert Series: Academy of Ancient Music

The Academy of Ancient Music is an orchestra and choir that performs music from the baroque and classical era, in the way it was first intended.

Chelmsford City Theatres, Fairfield Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1JG, Saturday, February 18, 7.30pm. Details: 01245 606505

Epping Forest Guardian: Roy Orbison

Roy Orbison & the Traveling Wilbury’s

The late 1980s saw the birth of one of the most famous and memorable supergroups of all time, The Traveling Wilburys. Featuring five individual icons in their own right, this formidable team created an album that completely rocked the music industry and sold over five million copies worldwide. Pooling the considerable talents of George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty and Bob Dylan, The Wilburys were a real force to be reckoned with and created a sound and style so unique that even to this day there has never been anything quite like it.

Millfield Theatre, Silver Street, Edmonton, N18 1PJ, Saturday, February 18, 7.45pm. Details: 020 8807 6680

Animal Encounters

Get up close and personal with exotic and domestic animals – everything from meerkats to mice, ferrets to frogs and snakes to spiders. This hands-on, friendly introduction will show children how to handle and care for many creatures great and small.

Queen’s Theatre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch, RM11 1QT, Saturday, February 18, 11.30am. Details: 01708 443333

The Tattoo Collective

New and very exclusive for 2017, Tattoo Life and The London Tattoo Convention are proud to present The Tattoo Collective, a unique and innovative tattoo convention showcasing the best of British and Irish studios and inspirational art exhibitions. For the event, 150 pioneering tattoo artists from selected studios within Britain and Ireland have been carefully chosen, offering you the opportunity to view the artists in action and the chance to collect a piece from a panel of truly remarkable tattoo talent. You can also expect to see a selection of beautifully curated art exhibitions and purchase original artworks or limited edition prints.

The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL, Friday, February 17, to Sunday, February 19. Details: thetattoocollective.co.uk

Epping Forest Guardian: Tiffin Concert: Classical Guitar

Trailer Trash Orchestra

Made up of members of The Sindys, The Astronauts, Redmaxx and Los Chicos Muertos, The Trailer Trash orchestra is something of a Trashville supergroup. The band came together through a shared love of Country-Noir and Trash Rock ‘n’ Roll, and their sound pretty much reflects this.

Luna Lounge, 7 Church Lane, Leytonstone, E11 1HG, Saturday, February 18, 8pm. Details: 07904 525639

Status Update

Status Update is an unflinching and funny catalogue of the things teenagers learn, believe and have sussed out about the world. From the ridiculous to the highly charged, all these truths and half-truths are laid bare before us, without the safety net of character or fiction.

Chelmsford City Theatres, Fairfield Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1JG, Sunday, February 19, 4pm. Details: 01245 606505

Vintage Fashion Fair

The award-winning shopping event returns, brimming with 50 traders, selling womenswear, menswear, accessories, jewellery and textiles dating from the 1900s-1990s. You’ll be able to meet with expert traders who can tell you about each garment’s history and then relax with a cocktail or afternoon tea in the hotel brasserie.

335-337 Old Street, EC1V 9LL, Sunday, February 19, 11am to 5pm. Details: clerkenwellvintagefashionfair.co.uk