5 Things Every Man Should Know About This Week

​​Your cultural(ish) guide to the week ahead

Your cultural(ish) guide to the week ahead

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MOVIE: CAFE SOCIETY

When: 2 September

In Woody Allen's latest period piece, Jesse Eisenberg plays a young, disaffected New Yorker who departs for thirties Hollywood in search of fame, fortune and purpose.


It's a sheeny piece of cinema, packed full of beautiful people, places and parlance. The story itself? Not a whole lot happens, to be honest. It's just a slightly sad, unremarkable love story.


But maybe that's just the kind of light palate cleanser we need after years of meaty, drama-drenched superhero films.


BOOK: STEPHEN KING - THE BAZAAR OF BAD DREAMS

When: 6 September


Enjoying Stranger Things near-constant homages to Stephen King's classic dog-eared eighties thrillers? Then go and nab a copy of the scream merchant's long-awaited collection of short stories, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams.


It features twenty deep-cuts that you probably haven't read before, including "Orbits", which won a 2016 Edgar Award for best short story.

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TV: NARCOS (SERIES 2)

When: 2 September (Netflix)


The police are cracking down on mustachioed Medellin cartel kingpin Pablo Escobar, who's escaped from prison to once again take helm of the richest drug peddlers on Earth.


The mile-a-minute trailer declares that "Pablo is never more dangerous than when you almost have him", so expect this season to be a pretty tense affair. Watch the trailer below:


EXHIBITION: DON'T BE A DICK

When: 1 - 8 September (71A Gallery, Shoreditch)


Dan Wilton is a photographer who travels the breadth of the country to take snaps of the integral figures who keep the UK's independent live music scene alive.


Alongside journalist Josh Jones, he provides a deeper look into a suffering but striving world that has found itself in the midst of a David vs Goliath-style battle with streaming services.


They're also giving away a dedicated zine, which you can leave nonchalantly on your coffee table for when friends come round.

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EVENT: LONDON'S SCREENWRITERS' FESTIVAL

When: 2-4 September (Regents University)

You can feel it, can't you? That screenplay of yours, punching at the walls of your brain box, aching for freedom and the chance to make guaranteed box office billions.


The London Screenwriters' Festival is here to help that long-held dream become a reality. For three days, over 1,000 screenwriters, filmmakers, producers, practitioners, actors and executives congregate to share ideas and hear pitches.


It's nearly 400 quid, which is a bit steep, we'll admit – but then, you're bound to at least break even when your 'Robot Chimps in Space' screenplay gets picked up.