Holi @ Dishoom, 10 April
One venue. Two parties. Two thousand people… And a ton of gulal.
India's most colourful festival comes to London with Dishoom's epic annual Holi party. You can expect revellers smearing each other with gulal (brightly coloured powder), have water-fights and generally acting like 8 years old in the playground! A streetfood market and bar will keep visitors fed and watered, whilst live DJs will ensure a lively atmosphere until late into the night! Tickets are around £25 and it's definitely one to book ahead!
Holi @ Mr Foggs. 23 March
Mr Fogg's in Mayfair is also welcoming spring by hosting its very own Holi Festival of Colour event. Transforming the Residence into a most vibrant abode, guests can look forward to vivacious Tanqueray cocktails, including Mr Fogg's Holiest of Holies, G-India's Flying Colours, and the Colours of Cointreau. Keen explorers looking to fully submerge themselves in Indian culture can indulge in a special menu of Holi treats to tuck into. Guests will also be serenaded by the sounds of traditional Dhol Drummers throughout the festival.
Mr Fogg's Residence, 15 Bruton Lane, London, W1J 6JD
Auction Against Hunger: ‘The World's Greatest Menu' @ Hawker House, 26 May
One to book ahead for, Auction Against Hunger - the collaboration between humanitarian organisation Action Against Hungerand Street Feast - is back for its fourth year and it's looks more exciting than ever!
For one night only, some seriously delicious morsels will be provided by 17 of Britain's best chefs and streetfoodies including Francesco Mazzei, James Lowe, Jose Pizarro, Neil Rankin, Nieves Barragán-Mohacho, Robin Gill, Breddos, Rola Wala and Smokestak.
Tickets to this year's event go on sale at 11am on 17 March and are £60, including six dishes and drinks from Kamm & Sons, Sipsmith Gin and Wondering Wine Company.
Register for tickets at www.actionagainsthunger.org.uk/register-auction-against-hunger
Rib Fest 2016 @ Blues Kitchen, 28-31 March
The Blues Kitchen is set to become London's Holy Grail for all things ribs. The forecourt on Acre Lane at their Brixton diner will be transformed into a heavin', smokin', juicy fire pit serving ribs from a custom-built, 108-inch smoker for a BBQ blowout like no other! Showcasing the skills throughout the event are the UK's DJ BBQ, The Ribman and Shotgun BBQ's Brad McDonald, before the grand finale with Home Team BBQ from South Carolina, USA - known as “most life-changing ribs in America'.
More details and table bookings at http://theblueskitchen.com/brixton/whats-on/
The Cider Box Presents: Cider Fest at The Queen of Hoxton, 26th March
Head to Queen of Hoxton's cosy rooftop WigWam in East London for a day of celebrating the first ciders of 2016 and the clocks going forward. Expect lashings of mouth-watering real and artisan ciders with tutored tasting sessions throughout the day, complimentary cheese, folk music, and much more. £15 tickets include: 4 halves of cider from a huge choice, a lipsmacking plate of food from the fire and a tutored tasting session with free cider and cheese.
Tickets: £15 from: https://queen-of-hoxton.eventcube.io/events/3329/the-cider-box-presents-here-comes-the-sun
The Moët Academy Interactive Experience at Condé Nast College, 21st March – 3rd April
Ever wanted to visit a Champagne vineyard? In an experience that resembles a futuristic scene from The Demolition Man, you can take a grape to glass trip through Moët's iconic home through the power of virtual reality with their pop-up at Condé Nast College in Soho.
Wine gurus Susie Barrie, Peter Richards, Jane Parkinson and Simon Stockton will reveal the secrets of all things ‘bubbly' during intimate and interactive tasting sessions of Moët Impérial, Rosé Impérial, Moët Ice Impérial, Moët Grand Vintage 2006 as well as the new Moët Grand Vintage Rosé 2008 (months ahead of the official launch!)
Tickets are priced at £45 per person and available on www.moetacademy.co.uk