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


  • East Finchley Artists’ Open House Weekends

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to visit the area’s artists in their own homes and studios to discuss and admire their work, which is all unique, hand-made and for sale. There will be 14 houses taking part this year, with 53 new and established members of the art collective and guests displaying their work. The event also includes the Art Trail in East Finchley, with local shops and cafes participating by showcasing work by the artists.

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


  • Friary Park Bowling Club Open Day

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Bring the family along for free tea and cakes and the chance to chat with the club's members or try your hand at bowling - no experience necessary.

Friary Park, Friern Barnet Lane, July 13, 10am to 4pm. Details: 020 8368 5615


  • Pete Firman – Edinburgh Preview

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Join the star of BBC1’s The Magicians as he thrashes out new jokes and tricks for his next show. Pete is recognised as one of the UK’s leading comedian-magician. Expect his own trademark blend of comedy and jaw-dropping magic.

artsdepot, Tally Ho Corner, Nether Street, North Finchley, July 18, 7.30pm. Details: 020 8369 5454,


  • Bee Keeping

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A talk by keen amateur bee keeper Angelo Nicoli.

Osidge Library, Brunswick Park Road, East Barnet, July 15, 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Details: 020 8359 3920,


  • 112 Weddings

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Over the past two decades, acclaimed documentary film maker Doug Block has supported his career with a side business of filming weddings. Long curious about how these marriages have turned out, he tracks down and interviews some of the more memorable of his 112 wedding couples.

Wyllyotts Theatre, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, July 10, 1.15pm and 7.30pm. Details: 01707 645005,


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