Do something different.
Insight into Iranian Art
What: Discover photography and paintings from a region with one of the richer art heritages in the world.
Why: It’s underexposed.
When: To 8 Dec. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: Opera Gallery, 134 New Bond St., W1S 2TF (020 7491 2999).
What: Nick House, Piers Adam (founders of Mahiki) and Sarah Harding launch a Polynesian-themed tiki bar in the city, complete with lush plants, a bamboo bridge, palm tree house, Pan-Asian bar snacks and amazing cocktails.
Why: Escape from reality.
When: Mon.-Fri., 4 p.m.-3 a.m.; Sat., 9 p.m.-3 a.m.
Where: 18 Lime Office Ct., Hill House, Shoe Ln., EC4A 3BQ (020 7842 0620).
The Really Really Great Garage Sale
What: Celebrity stall holders sell items donated by famous friends, such as Tamara Mellon’s Jimmy Choo bag and Jemima Khan’s Prada dress.
Why: All proceeds benefit Mothers4Children.
When: Sun., noon-4 p.m.
Where: Selfridges car park, Oxford St., 1st flr., W1A 1AB.
V&A Fashion Swishing Event
What: Restyle and recycle old clothes at a day dedicated to sustainable fashion for both men and women.
Why: One person’s trash …
When: Sat., 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Sackler Centre, Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Rd., SW7 2RL.
Crumbs and Doilies
What: Freshly baked cupcakes now at Covent Garden’s new Christmas Food Market.
Why: Earl Grey- and lemon-flavoured cakes, as well as vanilla-rose made with distilled Persian damask rosewater.
When: Today & Fri., noon-7:30 p.m.
Where: Covent Garden, East Piazza, WC2E 8RF.
Photo: Alireza Fani