AN EVENING WITH SOUTH PACIFIC
The City gets a spot of good old fashioned American amusement as a New York Lincoln Center production of South Pacific lands at the Barbican. Set during World War II, South Pacific is the sweeping romantic story of two couples, threatened by the realities of war. The score includes Some Enchanted Evening, I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair and There is Nothin’ Like a Dame. Until 1 October. Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS. Tickets £15-£80. Tel: 020 7638 8891
CHARITY POLO DAY AT HAM
Ham Polo club is hosting a world-class England vs Pakistan charity polo afternoon to raise funds for the floods in Pakistan. A good day out for polo novice or avid follower alike, with top international players. 13 August. Picnic tickets for £10 per person or £40 for a car; clubhouse tickets also available. hampoloclub.com/pakistan-charity-day.
JAZZ FESTIVAL AT CANARY WHARF
Stick around after work tomorrow for an evening of jazz and latin with Ska Cubano and Femi Temowo band at Canary Wharf’s outdoor cinema. Cuban-style son and mambo brass, calypso, merengue, rumba and cumbia make for a perfect summers’ evening of dancing. Fri 12 Aug, Canada Square Park: Outdoor Cinema, Canary Wharf, E14 5AX. Free.