To Do List: HELLO!'s pick of events and new releases

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Looking for something to entertain the children this weekend? The Southbank Centre's new exhibition on Roald Dahl takes guests on a tour of the author's extraordinary life, and the surprising inspiration for his most famous characters and stories.

Older kids and adults, meanwhile, will be engrossed by the new Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice blockbuster, which pulled in a whopping £325m worldwide on its opening weekend.

Read on for this week's hot events and new releases...

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FOOD AND DRINK

Forest

Step into spring, quite literally, with a visit to Selfridges' iconic rooftop restaurant Forest, which just re-opened last week. Located above the chaotic streets of London, diners will be met by a "living wall" of plants and flowers in bloom as they exit the express lift at the top of the department store. The restaurant is offering a new spring menu using locally sourced, British seasonal produce including charred Welsh lamb ribs served with a garden herb sauce, and slow cooked wild boar and buckwheat pasta. The sun terrace has been decked out with floral themed potting sheds, bringing the feel of an English Country garden to the venue.

To book a table visit forest-restaurant.co.uk.

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FILM

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill go head to head in the new sci fi hit Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The pair return as Batman and Superman respectively, with the plot set two years after Superman's colossal battle with Zod devastated the city of Metropolis. Many are still feeling the pain including crime-fighting billionaire Bruce Wayne, played by Ben. Convinced that Superman is now a threat to humanity, Batman embarks on a personal vendetta to end his reign on Earth, while the conniving Lex Luthor, played by Jesse Eisenberg, launches his own crusade against the Man of Steel.

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EVENT

Whisky Weekender

The Whisky Weekender returns on Friday. Dubbed the London whisky event of the year, the three-day festival showcases the finest whisky from all around the world, from legendary whiskies that have built a name for themselves through quality and reputation, to the latest emerging brands at the forefront of distilling techniques. Held at the Oval Space in East London, the event promises tastings, masterclasses and "under the counter" tokens, which allow you access to some of the rare and more exclusive whiskies. Open from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 April.

To buy tickets visit thewhiskylounge.com.

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FOOD AND DRINK

Cabana

There are only 18 weeks to go until Rio 2016. The countdown is on and to celebrate, why not head to Brazilian restaurant Cabana, the place to go in London for a party feast? Gather your friends to sample what Cabana does best – sharing platters and skewers. Think pulled pork sliders, Cabana coxinhas and spicy malagueta prawns. Also on the menu are spicy malagueta chicken and sticky guava-cue ribs. Finish off your meal with bolinhos de chuva a.k.a fried doughballs stuffed with nutella. The restaurant will host a series of experiences to celebrate Brazil and the Olympics this summer.

To book a table visit cabana-brasil.com.

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EXHIBITION

The Wondercrump World of Roald Dahl

National treasure Roald Dahl may be famed for his children's books The BFG, Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but did you know that the author was also a spy, a fighter pilot, inventor and historian of chocolate? Southbank Centre's new exhibition takes guests on a tour of Roald's extraordinary life and the surprising inspiration for his most famous characters and stories. Interactive installations will spark the imagination of younger visitors and test their own powers of creativity. The exhibition is recommended for children aged 7 to 12.

To book tickets visit southbankcentre.co.uk.

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