Here's your guide to some of the best things to do in the week ahead:


  • East Finchley Artists’ Open House Weekends

Borehamwood Times:

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to visit artists in their homes and studios to discuss and admire their work, which is all unique, hand-made and for sale. There are 14 houses taking part, with 53 new and established members displaying their work. The event also includes the Art Trail in East Finchley, with local shops and cafés showcasing work by the artists.

July 12 and 13, 19 and 20, 11am to 6pm. Details: 07932 477179,


  • The Winter’s Tale

Borehamwood Times:

Garden Suburb Theatre’s annual open-air production is Shakespeare’s classic tale about King Leontes, who becomes wracked with jealousy and accuses his wife of an affair with his best friend, setting a series of terrible events in motion.

Little Wood Open Air Theatre, off Addison Way, Hampstead Garden Suburb, July 11, 12, 16, 17, 18 and 19. Details:


  • East Barnet Festival

Lively music and the bright lights of the funfair will fill East Barnet for this annual festival. Barnet-based bands including Soultax and Silenzers will perform.

Oak Hill Park, East Barnet Village, July 4 to 6. Details:


  • The Kopy Katz

Borehamwood Times:

Helping the pub to celebrate its second birthday, the wild, three-piece rockabilly band will cover songs by the likes of Stray Cats and 50s rockers Eddie Cochran, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Elvis.

The Waggon and Horses, Watling Street, Elstree, July 5, 8pm. Details: 020 8953 1406,


  • Things That Go Bump in High Barnet

A ghostly guided historical walk through High Barnet and Monken Hadley, the second most haunted village in England.

Meet at High Barnet Tube station, Barnet Hill, High Barnet, July 6, 7.30pm. Details: 020 8440 6805,


For a full list of events, see the Just the Ticket pages in this week's Times Series newspapers in print or online here.