Last updated on January 30th, 2019 at 01:13 pm

Things to Do This Weekend (25th - 27th January 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

Vault Festival 2019

Until Sunday 17th March 2019. Prices vary.

From now until mid-March, over 400 new shows will be heading to the Vaults Theatre in Waterloo in a festival dubbed ‘London’s answer to the Edinburgh Fringe.’ Now in its 7th year, Vault Festival is the biggest platform in the capital for artists to present innovative, daring work and is always worth a trip to Waterloo.

Eight weeks of theatre and comedy, immersive experiences, cabaret, live performance and late night parties kick off this week with highlights including ‘Counting Sheep’, which sees choral music and dance meet anti-government demonstrations, and ‘Jericho’, a pro-wrestling romp exploring post-truth politics, journalism and justice.

Location: The Vaults, Launcelot Street, SE1 7AD. Nearest Tube: Waterloo.

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House of Vans Cinema: Feelgood Films

Until Sunday 17th February 2019. Free.

Another thing to do in Waterloo, if you’re feeling the winter blues, House of Vans are here to help with a season of great feel-good films. The House of Vans Feelgood Films season runs until February and it’s completely free. No booking required; all you need to do is just turn up.

Things kick off this Friday with Tim Burton’s Big Fish, while Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling dance your blues away in La La Land on Saturday and Disney’s Up gets the tears jerking on Sunday. There’s two screenings a day, with time varying depending on the day of week.

Location: Arches, 228-232 Station Approach Road, SE1 8SW. Nearest Tube: Waterloo.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester

Manchester Beer and Cider Festival 2019

Thursday 24th – Saturday 26th January 2019. From £7.

If you’re struggling through Dry January, it’s about to get a lot more difficult if you live in Manchester, and that’s because the Manchester Beer and Cider Festival 2019 is back this Thursday. Taking place at Manchester Central and hosted by CAMRA, this is the biggest event of its kind in the North, with 24 bars serving a total of 745 different brews.

You’ll find beers from all over the globe, with some exclusive commissions and brewery collaborations making their debuts. As usual, the 100 Club Bar will be presenting family brewers with over a century of brewing experience, and there’ll be 40 cask brews too. Naturally, there’ll also be street food stalls to ensure you don’t get famished.

Location: Manchester Central, Windmill Street, M2 3GX.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Glasgow

The National Whisky Festival

Saturday 26th January 2019. £37.

The 3rd National Whisky Festival returns to Glasgow this weekend and it’s set to be the biggest one yet. Featuring over 40 exhibitors and over 130 different whiskies, all samples are included in your ticket price. And if you’re not into your drams, there’s a newly-added craft beer bar, complete with a selection of gins, bourbons and other spirits to keep you happy.

Tickets include entry to one of the two sessions, a unique NWF branded Glencairn crystal nosing glass, the official festival programme, access to masterclasses within your session (to be booked separately), and all the whisky you can knock back. There’ll also live music throughout the weekend!

Location: SWG3 Studio Warehouse Glasgow, 100 Eastvale Place, G3 8QG.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham

Digbeth Dining Club 2019

Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday from Thursday 24th January 2019. From £1.

If you’re after some relaxed street food dining this weekend, Birmingham’s much-loved Digbeth Dining Club is back for 2019. The multi-award winning event arguably changed the face of Brum’s alternative food scene when it started in 2012, and in a short of space of time, they’ve established themselves as the premier food, music and entertainment space in the city.

The Club is back this Thursday and takes place every Thursday, Friday & Saturday after. Vendors chop and change regularly but if they’re on duty, we’d recommend the Thai street food from Buddha Belly, all the BBQ meats from Low N Slow, and DDC regulars Original Patty Men who may just have the best burgers in the Midlands.

Location: Lower Trinity Street, B9 4AG.

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