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5 November 2011

Highlights of this weekend include a new music duo from Denmark, Korean film fest in London and a mouth-watering food app.


—The London Korean Film Festival 2011

Cinemas across London from the ICA to the Odeon West End and also further afield in venues such as Showroom Sheffield and Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle are celebrating Korean film for the next month. You can see a selection of shorts at the ICA on Saturday, ranging from Night Fishing, a tale of a man who catches a woman while fishing, to City, a questioning animation about whether we can live without boundaries.

Ongoing in London cinemas and selected venues around the UK. Until 24 November


—Darkness Falls: Alive In Us

Seeing out the Danish winter are Darkness Falls, a duo made up of Jospehine Philip and Ina Lindgreen. It’s music shrouded in the shadow of every black-clad pop clan from the Velvets to Raveonettes. But modern and ethereal sound is washed all over new album Alive In Us, thanks to production duties coming from electronic producer and fellow Dane, Anders Trentemøller.

Alive In Us us out now


—Performa 11

This week marked the opening of Performa 11, New York’s premiere biennial centred on visual performance art. Organised in 2005, Performa explores the role of live performance in the history of 20th-century art. Highlights include Elmgreen and Dragset’s Happy Days in the Art World, and the recreation of Daido Moriyama’s 1974 Printing Show.

Multiple venues in NYC. Until 21 November


—Rediscover Japan

Tokyo’s Aoyama Book Centre will host a series of talks about unexplored sides of Japanese culture, design, art and technology, starting this weekend. Sueo Mizuma, the director of Mizuma Art Gallery, will discuss with a different guest at each session. First speaker, on Saturday, is Toshiyuki Inoko, founder of digital design and IT company Team Labo.

6-1-20 Roppongi Minato-ku, Tokyo. Saturday 5 November at 18:00


—Great British Chefs Application

If hitting the town this weekend is not in your plans, why not stay in and cook a hearty meal? The Great British Chefs app for iPhone and iPad compiles more than 200 recipes from over 50 of the UK’s best chefs – the likes of Tom Aikens and Marcus Wareing – who share their Michelin-starred menus. Amateur cooks will enjoy preparing the easy recipes (Martin Wishart’s crab cakes anyone?) and the bolder chefs can take it up a notch with more intricate dishes, such as Marcello Tully’s pigeon breast with beetroot crème fraîche.

Available from iTunes


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