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arts for all

This is the third week in an association between the Independent and the ICA, offering special privileges to metro readers at the ICA and other contemporary art venues Today and every Friday evening until 15 April, from 6pm to 9pm, this copy of metro becomes an invitation to an evening at the ICA. The Institute of Cultural Anxiety is open until 9pm on Fridays, and includes work from Christine Borland, Henry Bond, Angela Bulloch, Jeff Koons (Snorkel, 1985, bronze, right) and Julian Opie. The exhibition -a fake collection from an imaginary institution - combines the work of over 60 living artists with memorabilia and medical equipment to confuse and intrigue, while the accompanying acoustiguide plays nothing more than pop sounds of the Seventies Romeo and Juliet is a new production directed by Neil Bartlett, starring Emily Woof (right) and Stuart Bunce, and featuring 12 performers, five knives, one rope ladder and an empty stage. Co-produced with West Yorkshire Playhouse, Romeo and Juliet is at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, King St, W6, until 11 March. metro readers can book two £15 tickets for the price of one for any Friday evening performance, by telephoning the Lyric box-office on 081-741 2311 before Valentine's Day They couldn't play a note, but Jad and David Fair became Half Japanese, "the world's greatest underground band". With pretensions to becoming a Spinal Tap for the Nineties, Half Japanese: the Band that Would Be King journeys to the birthplace of punk, dishing it out to MTV and all things commercial. Screening in the Cinematheque on 3-5 and 8-9 February at 6.30pm, the ICA is offering pairs of free tickets to the first 10 readers to turn up at the box-office with a copy of metro from 6pm tonight Top fashion stylist Judy Blame, most famous for transforming Kylie Minogue from teen idol to something approaching queen of clubland cool, has designed a T-shirt exclusively for the ICA. Reading Art for All and wearing its label on the outside, this usua lly retails for £17.95. The ICA is offering the T-shirt to metro readers at half price, £8.95. Ask at the Bookshop or phone 071-925 2434 to order The ICA is also offering metro readers a unique trial membership. For just £5 enjoy three months of benefits, including free entry with a guest to ICA exhibitions, private views, and late bar (open until 1am Tuesday to Saturday), as well as discounts for the cinema, theatre and talks. Plus free late-night music events: on Tuesday 7 February, controversial recording artist, Scanner, hosts an evening of ambient sounds in the ICA Bar until 1am. To take advantage of the membership offer, contact the ICA box-office in person, by post or telephone 071-930 3647

ICA, The Mall, SW1 (071-930 3647)