James Taylor Quartet will be playing for the Soho Jazz Festival at LA2, 7pm. Currently hot property after doing the theme tune to the film Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery they have a whole lot more to them as a unique fusion of jazz/funk.
Poetry Slam - do you think you can! Join the slammers at Jesters and measure your appreciation on the "clapometer". Special guest is Murray Lachlan Young ("Shakespeare on Acid") and who has shown that poets don't have to be on the poverty line but can instead have multi-bucks deals with EMI and MTV. pounds 3.50/pounds 2.50 concessions at Jesters, 142 Cheltenham Road, Bristol, BR6.
Camus, the Madness (James Kent, 1997, BBC), is showing tonight. A documentary about the life and work of the french existentialist, Albert Camus, it will be introduced by the director. Institut Francais, 17 Queensbury Place, SW7 (0171-838 2144/2146.)
Bordering on existentialism is Mark Little's Psychobubble at the BAC, SW11, 8pm (above). Super-energetic Little returns with his Edinburgh Fringe show and invites you to "feel the fear, trapped for an hour inside a capsized mind". Well, that's what it felt like watching him jumping around on The Big Breakfast at 6.30am. Tickets pounds 9, concessions pounds 6.