Spiritual Ecstasy, sounds good doesn't it! But don't be duped, this is a series of lectures by international experts with a more serious intent - "Mystical Dimensions in Evil and Suffering". Not for the faint- hearted. New End Theatre, 27 New End, NW3 (0181-455 5586) at 8.15pm

Sean Hughes (below) is on the second day of his tour, optimistically entitled, Alibis for Life. Tonight, he will be strutting his self-effacing, bachelor wit at the Manchester Royal Northern College of Music. Booking: 0161-273 6283

If the words "Hampstead Park" and "walk" don't scare you straight back onto the couch and with a big portion of chips, then head down to the Hampstead Heath Fast, One Hour Fitness Walk. Be in good company and good health with the first walk free, then pounds 5 per week. At Golders Hill Park Cafe, off North End Road, NW11. (0171-435 2218)

But if you would rather use rolling around laughing as exercise, then welcome the first in the new series of shows called Every Other Monday. It will be fortnightly, brought to you by a regular group of comedians who will be trying out new routines or totally non-comedic material. Among those scheduled are Jo Brand, Jeff Green, Dave Cohen, Ivor Dembina and Dan Friedman. Moriarty's Bar, N1 at 9pm, pounds 3 conc / pounds 2. 0181-690 7367

Performing at the Exeter Cavern Club as part of their English tour is funked up mayhem masters, The Lo-Fidelity Allstars. Tipped for success, this may be one of the last chances to see them before they graduate, Oasis style to big, sold-out gigs. Booking: 01392 495370