Every week we’ll be giving Joes the best things to do this weekend no matter where you are in the country. Whether it’s the best new bars, clubs, restaurants, films or events, we’ve got you covered!

Things to Do This Weekend

Things to Do This Weekend in London

Craft Beer Rising
Until Saturday 25th February. £15.

The Craft Beer Rising festival returns to the Old Truman Brewery this weekend for its fifth year in the capital. It’s one of the best, if not the best, beer festivals on the calendar with some of the very best pints from around the world keeping you watered. Some of the big boys are in town such as Meantime and Adnams, but it’s also a great chance to try something new from smaller breweries such as London’s own Wild Card and Swansea’s Hoppy Seabird.

As usual Craft Beer Rising 2017 will also be host to a host of the UK’s best street food vendors and snack producers too, with the likes of MYPIE and Prairie Fire BBQ on duty, as well as Le Bao and their Asian steamed buns. There’ll be music keeping you entertained throughout the festivities too.

Location: Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, E1 6QL. Nearest Tube: Liverpool Street.

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Man on the Moon: Emergency Pop-Up Cheese Cafe
Until Tuesday 28th February. Free.

South London cheesemonger Armstrong Cheese has gained quite the reputation for some of the best cheese south of the Thames. Famed for its Moon Cheese, the brand’s founder, Mr Armstrong, ‘has taken a sudden leave of absence.’ As such, Armstrong are selling off a load of their remaining stock with a five-day pop-up cheese café. The best bit? It’s free!

Yes, sample organic cheese for free and ‘pay what you can’ to take a slice home from the cafe. But this is no ordinary café. Part-cheese, part-art installation, guests able to wander Mr Armstrong’s deserted home to discover clues about his life. No booking required – just turn up!

Location: 139 Copeland Road, SE15 3SN. Nearest Station: Peckham Rye.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester

An Evening With Eric Cantona
Sunday 26th February. £55.

One of the most influential footballers in Premier League history will be hosting an evening at the Lowry this weekend. Not only known for his incredible ability on the pitch, Eric Cantona is also famed for his timely utterances, which makes this a must-not-miss for any football fan in the Manchester area – especially those in the Red half.

Expect Cantona to discuss his favourite players and why, the reason he retired at the peak of his career and what it was about Manchester that he loved. As well as talking about what it was like making a Ken Loach movie, we’re pretty certain he’ll have numerous stories from his five years with Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.

Location: The Lowry, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Bristol

Good Chemistry Brewing Takeover
Friday 24th February. Free.

Bristol-based brewers, Good Chemistry, are kicking off 2017 with a tap takeover at one of their favourite neighbourhood pubs. Rescued from demolition and then rebuilt by the locals, The Greenbank in Easton is a real community hub and should make the perfect venue for a beer takeover.

Good Chemistry will be taking over seven of their taps across cask and keg for the first event of its kind at the pub. As well as nocking back a few beers, make sure you try one of Greenbank’s excellent pizzas.

Location: The Greenbank, 57 Belle Vue Road, BS5 6DP.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Cardiff

Bacon to Doig: Modern Masterpieces from a Private Collection
Until January 2018. Free.

Having opened last weekend, the Bacon to Doig exhibition in Cardiff is set to be one of the UKs most important private collections of modern British art. The collection has been created over a number of decades, with works from some of the biggest names in the UK, often having been purchased before the artists were famous.

Works featured include some from the very best British artists of the 20th century including Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Barbara Hepworth and David Hockney. Contemporary art is also strongly represented with paintings by Peter Doig and two important vases by Turner-prize winner Grayson Perry.

Location: National Museum Cardiff, Cathays Park, CF10 3NP.

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