Our Patch July 2015 29 July King Charles Byrd. Their 1974 debut album was produced by the Mizell Brothers. The group disbanded in 1980 but reunited to release an album of new material in 2012, so this is a rare opportunity to see and hear the soul jazz legends. 7pm. £25 www.underthebridge.co.uk jazz-tinged contemporary soul and blues is stunning, with his fabulous, smoky, velvety growl of a voice delivering originals and choice covers, backed by his six-piece band. 6.30pm. £16 (£10 children) www.fulhampalace.org 31 July l Willie Garnett Big Band, Polish Jazz Café POSK W6 Willie Garnett returns to lead undoubtedly one of the best British big bands around as they keep the classics alive. 7.30pm. £6 www.jazzcafeposk.org 28 July-16 August l The Game of Love and Chance, Barons Court Theatre W14 Marivaux’s classic French farce gets a Sixties twist as matchmaker Georgia has been hired to find a husband for spoilt Sylvia. Georgia thinks she has finally found the ideal man in wealthy Dorian Addington. However, Sylvia insists on swapping places with her maid Lisa so she can see what he’s really like. What Sylvia doesn’t realise, though, is that Georgia has anticipated this and has also asked Dorian to swap with his manservant Charlie. 7.30pm. £12 (concs £10) www.offwestend.com 31 July l 606 Club Jazz, Fulham Palace SW6 Tony O’Malley’s brand of 26 August John Butler The Australian roots and jam band arrive to show off a few tunes from their 2014 album Flesh & Blood, which saw the JBT re-visit old strengths while finding new ones. 7pm. £25 www.O2shepherdsbush empire.co.uk FIRST 10K RACE VITALITY WESTRUN FULHAM Arthur Clarke and Imogen Wade of Achieve Events at the summer market in North End Road 29 July l King Charles, Bush Hall W12 King Charles has announced an intimate warm-up show at Bush Hall for his appearance at the Gentlemen of the Road Stopover in Aviemore, Scotland, alongside the likes of Mumford & Sons and Ben Howard. 7.30pm. £16 www.bushhallmusic.co.uk 26 August l John Butler Trio, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire W12 1 August Struggle Buggy 1 August l Struggle Buggy w/Lee Bates + Billy Newton, Brooks Blues Bar W6 Struggle Buggy is a new acoustic blues band playing delta blues, hokum, jug band and the urban blues of the 1930s and 40s. 7.30pm. £8 www.brooksbluesbar.co.uk 5 August Play Day 5 August l Play Day, Ravenscourt Park W6 H&F Council and JW Parnham & Son funfairs return with the annual funday for young people with sports, games, music, stalls and more. Don’t forget to bring hats and sun cream. Noon-4pm. Free www.lbhf.gov.uk >> Start limbering up! The route of the latest fun and family road race has been unveiled, taking in Fulham Road, King’s Road and Munster Road. A new event on the calendar, the Vitality WestRun will be staged over 10k on the morning of Sunday, October 4. The race proper will start at 9am at Eel Brook Common, with a family fun run starting from the same point a quarter of an hour later. For the full 10k, runners must be aged 17 or over on race day. Entrants will be given a race number containing a timing chip. The family run, at 9.15am, is open to anyone over four, with special encouragement being given to grandparent-and-grandchild groups, and follows a mile-long route. Entries are £10, and everyone who takes part will get a medal and T-shirt. Places are limited and can be booked at www. westrunlondon.com with fees starting at £35 for the 10k (discounted for running club members) and £10 per person for the family fun run.