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Go out: movie theater

Scream/Nightmare on Elm Street marathons
The Prince Charles Cinema, London, October 1st only
Wes Craven fans gather for a 635-minute nighttime screening of all the Scream movies, from the one that started it all in 1996 (above) to last year’s “Requel.” Do you prefer Craven’s Nightmare on Elm Street franchise? So buckle up: they’ll be showing tonight too: all seven.

river gourmet
Outside now
Starring Gwendoline Christie and Asa Butterfield, Peter Strickland’s new film about an offbeat artist retreat is as distinctive and odd as we’ve come to expect from the man who brought us BDSM butterfly collectors in The Duke of Burgundy and a Haunted One red dress from In Fabric.

girl girl girl
Outside now
Director Alli Haapasalo, who won the World Cinema Dramatic Audience Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, follows a trio of ordinary teenage girls (Aamu Milonoff, Eleonoora Kauhanen and Linnea Leino) as they explore newfound desires and their first expectations in his gripping Finnish drama Love.

Woman Harris leaves to Paris
Outside now
This incarnation of Paul Gallico’s novel, which was filmed in 1992 and starred Angela Lansbury, stars the widowed cleaning lady Lesley Manville, who decides to go to Paris at all costs to fulfill her big dream: a couture dress by Dior to own. It’s escapism, both literally and figuratively, brought to life by a charming cast that also includes Isabelle Huppert, Jason Isaacs and Anna Chancellor. Catherine Bray


Go out: appearances

Five members of the Canadian band Alvvays.
Forever and… Alvvays. Photo: Eleanor Petry

Alvvays
1st to 7th October; Tour begins Glasgow
Canada’s indie-pop quintet arrives in the UK next week to support Blue Rev, the belated successor to 2017’s Antisocialites. The release was shattered by theft (early demo recordings were stolen), a flood at their studio and finally the pandemic disabled, so expect a sense of joyful relief. MC

I liked
Various Venues, London, October 1st
This new multi-venue, one-day festival in east London will be spearheaded by a slew of new acts including pop star L Devine, decadent indie-pop rabble Walt Disco and post-punk experimentalists Do Nothing. Elsewhere there are gems in Greta Isaac’s DIY alt-pop and the rock catharsis of Olly Bailey, aka Jaws the Shark. Michael Kragg

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Lighthouse, Poole, October 5th; Guildhall, Portsmouth, October 6th
During his 14 seasons as Principal Conductor of the BSO, Kirill Karabits has made a point of promoting the works of his fellow Ukrainians. The most recent is Fedir Akimenko’s cello concerto, which was not performed after the composer’s death in 1945. Karabits frames it with Stravinsky and Mahler. Andrew Clemens

Snarky Puppy
O2 Academy, Glasgow, 4th October-; O2 Academy, Bristol, October 5, then tour; O2 Apollo, Manchester, 6 October; OVO Arena Wembley, London, October 7th
One of the most popular live bands of all time, spanning jazz, funk, global music and R&B, the American collective releases the new album “Empire Central” – a homage to their own history and to the heroes of American music. John Fordham


Go out: art

Man with a Thistle (Self-Portrait).
Man with a Thistle (Self-Portrait). Photo: /Lucian Freud Archives/Tate

Lucian Freud
National Gallery, London, October 1st to January 22nd
In his late years, this radiant flesh painter was routinely referred to as the “living doyen.” But how does he stack up in the National Gallery against the historical artists who inspired him, from Holbein and Corot to his beloved Titian? This centennial show promises fine art at the highest level.

Cezanne
Tate Modern, London, October 5th to March 12th
The godfather of modern art comes to the home of what modern art is today – but is there a connection? The pixelated imagery of this most conceptual Post-Impressionist conveys the randomness and uncertainty of modern life. They echo in video art. Cézanne will always be modern – and profound.

Saskia van Uylenburgh in Arcadian costume
Beacon Museum, Whitehaven, until January 8th
Rembrandt’s painting of his wife as the goddess of spring can be seen at the National Gallery. The pathos and power of this portrait lies in the way Rembrandt glorifies Saskia as a goddess with gold flowers and at the same time reveals that she is posing in his studio: dream and reality collide in a touching manner.

Walter Price
Modern Institute Osborne Street, Glasgow until 12 November
Until recently, novelty in art meant video or the readymade, but identity and injustice are more important than the medium used, so painting is resurgent. Brooklyn artist Price is radical by being traditional. His sensitive images with nocturnal blues are reminiscent of Matisse, even Dufy. Modern but gentle. Jonathan Jones


Go out: stage

Dancer Joseph Toonga, mid performance.
Born Dancer… Joseph Toonga. Photo: Karen Jonkers/Theaterfestival Boulevard

Joseph Toonga: Born to Exist
Oxford Playhouse, October 4; touring until 26.11
As a child, Joseph Toonga moved to East London from Cameroon; As an artist, he transitioned from hip-hop to contemporary dance training, collaborating with the Royal Ballet. Born to Exist is the final installment in his trilogy on black masculinity, an autobiographical piece about the upbringing of exclusively black women. Lyndsey Winship

Eureka day
Old Vic Theatre, London, until October 31st
Helen Hunt stars in the European premiere of Jonathan Spector’s satirical comedy. A disease tears apart a progressive school – will the community stick together or turn against each other? Miriam Gillinson

Dublin Theater Festival
Various locations, through October 16
This year’s festival features a renewed international focus, 17 world premieres, an adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s novel The Blackwater Lightship and a fascinating interactive piece by Italian artist Romeo Castellucci. MG

Leo Rich
Soho Theatre, London, October 4-15
The 24-year-old, who has cemented his status as a megastar-in-waiting on the outskirts of Edinburgh this year, brings his camp, a winning postmodern satire of Gen Z solipsism and the woes of the social media age, to his hometown. Rachel Arosti


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Stay in: stream

Leon Harrap and Sarah Gordy in Ralph & Katie.
Leon Harrap and Sarah Gordy in Ralph & Katie. Photo Credit: Ben Blackall/BBC/ITV Studios

Ralph & Katie
5 October, 9pm, BBC One & iPlayer
The A Word broke new ground with its sensitive but candid portrayal of parents coming to terms with their son’s diagnosis of autism. This equally groundbreaking spin-off follows newlyweds Ralph and Katie Wilson, both of whom have Down Syndrome, and is directed by a completely disabled writing team – a first in the UK.

The bear
October 5, Disney+
This series, about a troubled gourmet chef (Jeremy Allen White) who inherits his late brother’s ailing sandwich shop in Chicago, was a word of mouth hit in the States thanks to its distinctive combination of heartbreaking character study and dizzying cuisine.

Head on: rugby, dementia and me
5 October, 9pm, BBC Two & iPlayer
The once-vague association between a sports-related concussion and significant, long-term brain damage has eventually turned into a global scandal in recent years. In this unique document, 44-year-old World Cup winner Steve Thompson gives a moving account of the dementia caused by his outstanding rugby career.

A friend from the family
October 6, peacock
The White Lotus’ Jake Lacy is transformed in this stranger-than-fictional true-crime drama about young Jan Broberg, who was kidnapped not once but twice by a neighbor in 1970’s Idaho. Colin Hanks and Anna Paquin play Broberg’s baffled parents. RA


Stay in: games

Overwatch 2 gameplay image.
A real cracker… Overwatch 2. Photo: Blizzard

surveillance 2
Releases October 4, all platforms
A sequel to the most colorful team shooter out there, combining outrageous special abilities and fan-art-worthy characters to liven up every match.

Alfred Hitchcock: Dizziness
Available now, all platforms
A video game adaptation of a 64-year-old film? The cartoon style differs from Hitchcock’s, but the psychological thriller core of this story remains.

Keza McDonald


Stay in: albums

Pop artist Shygirl dressed in silver and purple.
Don’t look at me… Shygirl. Photo: Samuel Ibram

Shy girl – nymph
Outside now
After positioning herself at the center of the experimental pop scene with a duo of acclaimed EPs and collaborations with the likes of Sophie and FKA Twigs, South London native Blane Muise (above) releases her debut LP. While Nike grapples with tactile, gritty main electro, Arca-backed Come for Me focuses on disrupting R&B.

Craig David – 22
Outside now
The “What’s your flava?” The hitmaker’s eighth album and third since his career revival in 2015 features collaborations with the likes of dance giants Galantis (DNA), pop newcomer Gracey (Back to Basics) and, on the garage-tinged Who You Are , the ubiquitous songwriter and singer MNEK. Everything is held together by David’s honeyed singing.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Cool It Down
Outside now
Nine years after their disappointing fourth album Mosquito, the New York art rock band return rejuvenated with this eight-track follow-up. While the lead single “Spitting Off the Edge of the World” welds lyrics about the impending climate catastrophe into a hurricane-sized rock maelstrom, the string-soaked “Burning” adds a dash of ’60s soul.

Bjork-Fossora
Outside now
Dubbed her “mushroom album,” Björk’s 10th work finds her at her roots. Inspired by her lockdown in Iceland and the death of her mother, songs like the tightly packed, gabber-bordering Atopos do well with the album’s “biological techno” genre tag, while the beloved Ovule is more delicate. MC


Stay in: brain food

Window display, ca. 2001, from Trouble at Topshop.
Early Closing…Trouble at Topshop. Photo: Martin Godwin/The Guardian

Trouble at Topshop
3 October, 9pm, BBC Two
This two-part series chronicles the rise of Topshop in the 1980s before its well-documented fall in 2020. Next week’s concluding episode explores Philip Green’s turbulent tenure as owner through first-hand testimony from his employees.

Echoic Archive
podcast
Somerset House opens the doors to its artistic community in this fascinating four-part series. Moderator Weyland McKenzie-Witter explores the ways artists engage with archives, from creating online records in the metaverse to unearthing diaspora stories.

Koala sampler
On-line
There’s a plethora of music-making apps out there, but Elf Audio’s sampler is one of the most intuitive and creative. Record sounds through your phone’s microphone to create sequences that can be manipulated into complex tracks. Ammar Kalia

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