The Weekend: your guide to London's most glamorous culture and cuisine

By Tempus | 02 Mar 2018 | Culture

Have the most glamorous of weekends right here in the city with our Oscar-worthy round up of things to see and do
* Pay homage to The Oscars this weekend with our round up of the most glamorous ways to celebrate
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* The 90th Oscars takes place in Hollywood this weekend
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* Giselle at The Royal Opera House
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* Knightsbridge restaurant Sumosan Twiga launch a new cocktail menu just in time for The Oscars
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* It's your last chance to catch Setsuko Ono’s captivating culptures
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* CUT at 45 Park Lane, a part of The Dorchester Collection, will be adding a delightfully glamorous Smoked Salmon Awards dish to their brunch menu on Sunday 4 March
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Ready for the weekend

Excitement for The Academy Awards is hitting fever pitch, even as the Beast from the East continues to bring its unseasonal cold snap to the UK. But whether you're tempted to remain inside in warmth and comfort this weekend, or venture out into the city, there’s plenty of fun to be had as we anticipate the most glamorous night in Hollywood. Read on for our favourite events... >>

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The 90th Academy Awards

The most glamorous night in Hollywood is upon us again, as the Oscars hits Los Angeles on Sunday 4 March. Celebrating its 90th year, Jimmy Kimmel is heading back to Hollywoods Dolby Theatre to host the awards show. Best Picture nominees include Guillermo Del Toro's BAFTA-leading The Shape of Water, Three Billboards, Dunkirk and race-driven thriller Get Out, whose lead actor Daniel Kaluuya goes up against Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour), Daniel Day-Lewis (Phantom Thread), Denzel Washington (Roman J Israel esq.) and Timothée Chalomet (Call me by your Name). Meryl Streep maintains her record-breaking nomination count with a Best Actress nod for The Post, going up against Three Billboard's Frances McDormand, Sally Hawkins (Shape of Water), Margot Robbie (I, Tonya) and Saorsie Ronan (Ladybird). You can catch it live on the Sky Cinema Oscars channel.



Giselle at The Royal Opera House

Produced by Peter Wright, the Royal Opera House's stunning rendition of ballet Giselle brings Marius Petipa’s classic tale of betrayal to life. Peasant girl Giselle discovers the true identity of her partner Albrecht in this beautiful dance, first performed in Paris in 1841. It still remains every bit as captivating today proving just why it belongs at the centre of the classical repertory. 

Showing 19 January—9 March 2018

Sumosan Twiga's new cocktail menu

Continue the award-winning weekend theme with the new cocktail menu at trendy Knightsbridge haunt Sumosan Twiga, guaranteed to help you raise a toast in spectacular style. Featuring a variety of contemporary flavour fusions, the brand new mixology menu features Hollywood inspired hits such as The Billionaire, a blend of Yamazaki 12y, Cynar, Pedro Ximenez & Orange Bitter and The Belle Epoque, containing Ketel One Vodka, Blackberry liqueur, St.Germain, Lime, Champagne Syrup & Soda. Cheers!

Setsuko Ono’s Sculptures

Tokyo born painter and sculptor Setsuko Ono, who is also Yoko Ono's younger sister, split time between Japan, Europe, and the United States throughout her childhood and this notion of gobal travel is heavily referenced in her captivating and delicate sculpture work. This weekend marks your last chance to catch her solo Soho exhibition which showcases her brilliantly intricate dynamic steel sculptures with mixed-media paintings. For the technology fans there's also a contemporary virtual-reality element which takes you to Ono's native turf, where her permanent installations are on show. 

Brunch at CUT

What better way to celebrate The Academy Awards than with an Oscars inspired feast? CUT at 45 Park Lane, a part of The Dorchester Collection, will be adding a delightfully glamorous Smoked Salmon Awards dish to their brunch menu on Sunday 4 March (pictured), consisting of three Oscar award silhouettes with an option to dress them with Russian Oscietra Caviar.