Here's your guide to some of the best things to do in the week ahead:
This award-winning show is set in 1905 and follows the life of Esther, a black seamstress in New York City, who tailors for both wealthy white patrons to prostitutes. With a life-long dream to open a beauty salon nearing reality, she begins to receive love letters from a lonesome Caribbean man, and her life appears to take a different course.
Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, until July 27. Details: 020 7870 6876, parktheatre.co.uk
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Award-winning Principal Theatre Company from Southgate presents an open-air production of Shakespeare’s high-spirited romp that centres on the loveable rogue Sir John Falstaff. Hard-up for money, he attempts to woo the wives of two prominent men but they see through his schemes with hilarious consequences.
Old Ashmolean Rugby Club, Southgate, July 9-12. Details: 020 8807 6680, millfieldartscentre.co.uk
A fantastic family day out celebrating Lewis Caroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Play giant chess, croquet on the lawn and bring a picnic for storytime in the garden.
Forty Hall, Forty Hill, Enfield, Saturday, July 5, 1pm to 3pm. Details: 020 8363 8196, fortyhallestate.co.uk
For an evening of musical glamour, the Camden Light Orchestra will be performing a concert of jazz, classical and show music.
Alexandra Palace (The Palm Court), Alexandra Palace Way, N22, July 7, 7.30pm to 10pm. Details: 020 8365 2121, alexandrapalace.com
“I Will Die the Way I’ve Lived”
These 15 paintings have been created by Antonio Guerrero, one of the Cuban Five, to mark 15 years of their imprisonment. He learned to draw and paint from fellow prisoners and these works portray moments during the first 17 months the Five served in solitary confinement.
Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Town Hall Approach Road, Tottenham Green, until July 12. Details: 020 8365 5450, berniegrantcentre.co.uk
For a full list of events, see the Just the Ticket pages in this week's Independent Series newspapers in print or online here.