Here's your guide to some of the best things to do in the week ahead:
When Paula Rees is born with cerebral palsy, medical experts tell the family there is no hope of her ever learning or understanding anything. Spurred on by the love for their daughter, and convinced that there is a connection and understanding there, Paula’s parents fight for her to be appreciated as something more than a cerebral palsy statistic.
Chickenshed Theatre, Chase Side, Southgate, until May 17. Details: 020 8292 9222, chickenshed.org.uk
This monolouge by Thomas Pickles was winner of the inagural Adrian Pagan Playwriting Award and follows a young man on his surreal Sambuca-fueld night through clubland.
The Hope Theatre, Upper Street, Islington, until May 24. Details: 0207 478 0160, kingsheadtheatre.com/hope-theatre
Tyger’s Dawn: (1970 – 2012) From New York to New Mexico
This exhibition spans Ami Spangler’s entire career and brings together two definitive eras of her life and work: her large abstract paintings (1970s New York), and recent work including watercolours created in her studio in the mountains of New Mexico.
Highgate Gallery Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution, South Grove, N6 6BS, until May 22. Details: 020 8340 3343, hlsi.net
Piratbyrån and Friends (The Pirate Bay and Friends)
This exhibition traces the stories of cultural sharing and affinity-building through the activities and values of the members of The Pirate Bay, the group behind the controversial file sharing website.
Furtherfield Gallery, McKenzie Pavilion, Finsbury Park, until June 8. Details: 020 8802 2827, furtherfield.org
Enjoy The Great Funfair this half term with a variety of exciting thrilling rides to enjoy with refreshment stalls serving fun fair treats including candy floss and slushies. There are also lots of prizes to be won.
Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AY, May 23 to June 1. Details: 020 8365 212, alexandrapalace.com
For a full list of events, see the Just the Ticket pages in this week's Independent Series newspapers in print or online here.