WHAT’S ON: The weekend ahead in Brixton

TROPICAL: Watch the Lido fill with water, while breakfasting on the cafe's terrace

Saturday 14 April

Start the day with a coffee and posh fry-up at the Lido Cafe while watching the the immense pool (belatedly) filling up for the summer hordes. Management hope the lido itself will be open for splashing sometime next week.  A short hop away, then, is Zippos Circus (who knew?!) which has taken over Brockwell Park for its kitsch dodgems-and-candy floss experience until Tuesday.

From 3pm over at the Ritzy, Roots of Reggae present classic film the Harder they Come, featuring legendary singer Jimmy Cliff. Blog contributor Francis Clarke also promises vintage reggae and some “very special” guests. Film and music until 7pm.

On Effra Road, the Hootenanny is offering its usual eclectic fayre including gypsy blues, a punk orchestral quintet, a vaudevillian duo, and a Burlesque fan dance by somebody called Marianne Cheesecake. Right. Oh and DJs playing blues, ghetto, swing, and punk until the early hours.

If you still have the energy, the aptly named Soul Clap present their debut album Efunk at Plan B, from 10pm until the sun comes up. A three hour set by the Soul Clap boys will be supported by No Regular Play performing alongside a live trumpet, apparently.

Sunday 15 April

GOING PLACES: Richard Cobelli with his images outside Kaff bar, Atlantic Road, Brixton

On Sunday we’re hoping it doesn’t pour to give us a chance to do some planting at Brixton Blog towers. Those deprived of green space can go and get involved with the amazing Brockwell Park Greenhouse Project, hidden in a Victorian walled garden deep in the park. It is open from 1pm until 5pm and they are always keen to get green-fingered helpers on board.

The Windmill (pub not old school flour machine) has its Sunday BBQ from 5pm until late. £5 gets you in and listening to bands like the Peanut Butter Lovesicle. From America. And it is your very last chance to see the cool “Age of the Train” illustrations by Brixton artist Richard Cobelli at Kaff bar, Atlantic Road.

Phew. Have a good one. Let us know how you get on, and send us your weekend pics to newsdesk@brixtonblog.com as ever. We’ll publish the best ones on Monday.