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Capital's entertainment this weekend

Ice Age Live. Photo: Ice Age Live! A Mammoth Adventure

With only 52 days until Christmas some of us must be getting in the festive mood and nothing helps more than a bit of outdoor ice skating.

This weekend sees the return of the Natural History Museum Ice Rink, now in its eighth year.

Although, don't expect to just turn up with family in tow - peak sessions sell out very quickly and organisers are advising you to book in advance. Basically, get your skates on, in every sense!

Tickets are on sale now and it runs 2 November 2012 - 6 January 2013

But for those of us not brave enough to actually take to the ice, there's the chance to watch others do it in big, furry costumes.

Ice Age Live! A Mammouth Adventure arrives at Wembley Arena this weekend. Based on the hugely successful Ice Age film franchise this Ice 'extravaganza' is the latest screen-to-stage adaptation, packed with prehistoric fun.

It will play eight shows at Wembley Arena before continuing on its five-year world tour.

From ice to fire. Next Monday is November 5th and there's no shortage of fireworks displays in the capital this weekend. A few are ticketed and may need to be booked in advance but plenty more are free.

If you're off out tonight, then head to Streatham Common for fireworks starting at 8pm. Not just sights in the sky but also expect to see stilt walkers, magicians and fire dancers.

For those in South London on Saturday night maybe check out Blackheath's fireworks which tends to attract around 100,000 spectators - with the added bonus of a funfair starting from 4pm, food stalls and a bar from 5pm.

And in Newham on Sunday there's an Olympic legacy themed display on the Wanstead Flats starting at 6.45pm. It will feature music from the Olympic Games and a new laser show which will be visible from miles around.

Of course for the traditionalists there are displays on the 5th itself, including Roundwood Park in Brent.

Finally, for the motorheads there's the Regent Street Motorshow and Vintage Car Rally on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

The Regent Street fun kicks off at 10.30am on Saturday and is free to view. It will feature more than 300 cars, from 19th century to cars of the future.

Sunday's rally departs from Hyde Park at 8.30am, taking a route through Brixton, Streatham, Croydon, Redhill, Gatwick and Crawley. The annual London to Brighton Veteran Car Run is the world's oldest motoring event - first run 116 years ago in 1896.