Things to Do This Weekend (15th – 17th March 2019)
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 in London
Blue Planet II: Live In Concert
Sunday 17th March 2019. From £47.75.
If you’ve been missing the dulcet tones of David Attenborough and stunning shots of marine life, then this weekend presents the chance to see the BBC’s epic Blue Planet II on a big screen at The O2 with a full symphony orchestra performing the music score by Bleeding Fingers Music.
This Sunday, Blue Planet II – Live In Concert will present a selection of stunning visuals from the television series and project them on a state of the art 200 square metre 4K Ultra HD LED screen while an orchestra plays the soundtrack. If you’ve never been to a film screening with a live score, trust us – it’s truly a unique experience.
Location: The O2, Peninsula Square, SE10 0DX. Nearest Tube: North Greenwich.
Where’s Wally Fun Run
Sunday 17th March 2019. £27 with costume, £25 without.
If the idea of dressing up like a Wally and running around a park sounds like your perfect Sunday, then you’re in luck. That’s because this weekend sees the return of Clapham Common’s Where’s Wally Fun Run with profits going to the National Literacy Trust, who will use it to help disadvantaged children learn to read and write.
Registration for the 5km or 10km run is £27 but does include your ‘Where’s Wally?’ costume and a medal on completion. The event is open to all aged eight and over, with a 1k children’s run also open to those 12 and under. Make sure you register as far in advance as you possibly can!
Location: Clapham Common, Windmill Drive, SW4 9DE. Nearest Tube: Clapham Common.
Things to Do This Weekend in Glasgow
Glasgow International Comedy Festival
Until Sunday 31st March 2019. Prices vary.
Europe’s largest comedy festival, the Glasgow International Comedy Festival, is back for 2019 this weekend for its 17th year, bringing with it some of the best comedians in the UK and beyond for 18 days of gigs at various venues around the city.
Some of the UK top comedy stars will be complemented by the very best of home-grown Scottish talent, with this weekend’s highlight including sets from Reginald D. Hunter at the King’s Theatre, and Rich Hall, who’s doing three nights at Garage.
Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham
St Patrick’s Day Parade & Emerald Village
Sunday 17th March 2019. Free.
Like every year, Birmingham is the place to be for St Patrick’s Day celebrations this Sunday. The annual St Patrick’s Day Parade is the third biggest in the world, attracting around 90,000 people a year and only beaten by New York and Dublin. The Parade will kick off at noon, heading along Digbeth High Street before doing a loop and finishing on Warwick Street.
Then it’s time to enjoy music at the St Pat Rocks Stage in Zellig Car Park, headlined by singer-songwriter Finbar Furey. There’ll also be some of Birmingham’s biggest street food names serving up a feast on the day, including Galloping Gourmet, Moma Bear Wings & Tings, and Magiamo Wood Fired Pizzas, plus the Double Decker Bus Bar in the Emerald Village where you’ll be able to grab a Guinness!
St Pat Rocks Stage Location: Zellig Car Park, Gibb Street, B9 4AT.
Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester
Everything’s Gone Green: Vegan Festival
Saturday 16th March 2019. Free.
Everyone’s new favourite haunt in the North-West, Yes Manchester, are holding their second plant-powered festival this Saturday, which will pay homage to meat-free cuisine. Aptly named ‘Everything’s Gone Green’, the vegan festival is completely free to enter with food being served up between 12pm – 6pm.
Alongside residents Firebird Hope and Pepperoni Playboy, Pippy Eats will be popping up with Asian-inspired cuisine, The Otto-men will be cooking mezze, and Wholesome Junkies will have your junk food classic catered for. To finish off, Drizzle City Bakes will be providing the perfect sweet ending.
Location: YES, 38 Charles Street, M1 7BD.