Five things to do today: 4 November
DECIDE if London's Westfield mega mall is the 'death of city architecture' or 'so uplifting'.
START your credit crunch Christmas shopping early at virtual marketplace Etsy, 'your place to buy and sell all things handmade'.
PLAY like a child. Cartoons, computer games and downloads at the ace Home Star Runner (pictured).
ENJOY the work of deadpan illustrator David Shrigley on Gateshead's quayside. Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, NE8 3BA, until 9 November.
PREPARE for Presidential election night - both American and British election guides say the result may be known by 1am our time. But then again, all sorts of strange things can happen on election night...