Every week we’ll be giving Joes the best Things to Do This Weekend in some of the biggest cities in the UK, including London, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Bristol, Norwich and Brighton. Whether it’s the best new bars, restaurants, films or events, we’ve got you covered no matter where you are!
Things to Do This Weekend in London
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With springtime now in full swing, chances are you’re going to be looking for a drinking haunt with outdoor space this Bank Holiday. And if you’re in East London, the much-loved Queen of Hoxton is opening its newly-themed rooftop this weekend and for summer 2019, the rooftop will be transformed into the secret den of the Luchadores (lady wrestlers).
The pub’s rooftop makeover is always one of the best in the city and this year they’ll be taking inspiration from the lively fiestas and vividly coloured sun-drenched streets back-streets of San Christabel in Mexico. Think Mexican (arm) wrestling, tacos and all the giant frozen Margaritas you can polish off!
Location: 1 Curtain Road, EC2A 3JX. Nearest Tube: Liverpool Street Station.
Monday 6th May 2019. £37.
Celebrating the traditional American trend of pairing food and bourbon, Bulleit Frontier Whiskey is hosting an all you can eat extravaganza at Clutch Chicken this Monday. Bourbon lovers will be greeted in true Kentucky style, with a refreshing Iced Tea before they can discover an all you can eat selection of internationally inspired wings.
The chicken wings will include iconic flavours such as a soy glaze and a fiery naga spicy chilli, as well as a bespoke Bulleit honey butter glaze. All wings will be served alongside a complementing Bulleit Whiskey Sours. Tickets include ‘all you can eat’ chicken wings, three delicious Bulleit Whiskey Sour cocktails and a seat at the Wings of the World Banquet!
Location: Clutch, 4 Ravenscroft Street, E2 7QG. Nearest Station: Hoxton.
Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham
Until Sunday 5th May 2019. Prices vary.
The Birmingham Flatpack Film Festival continues into the Bank Holiday weekend at various venues across the city. As always, the acclaimed festival will feature various events, including the very best animation, documentaries, short films, music videos, and experimental cinema, as well as workshops and Q&As with some of the industry’s leading figures.
Highlights at this year’s festival include a Q&A hosted by Stewart Lee with Brass Eye director Michael Cumming, which will follow a screening of outtakes from the satirical show, as well as ‘Film Camp’, a one-day training event exploring the latest innovations in film exhibition.
Things to Do This Weekend in Glasgow
Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th May 2019. From £16.50.
Now in its fifth year, the Glasgow Coffee Festival returns to The Briggait to celebrate all things coffee! Featuring your favourite cafes, roasters and baristas from Glasgow and beyond, expect product demonstrations, talks and tastings from farmers, importers and roasteries.
As well as being able to sip and slurp their way around a carefully chosen gathering of roasters, baristas, artists, cafes, brewers and bars, there’ll also be some tasting competitions and even panel discussions about how to brew the perfect cup of Joe.
Location: The Briggait, 141 Bridgegate, G1 5HZ.
Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester
Sunday 5th May 2019. £27.50.
A favourite on the Manchester independent music calendar, music festival ‘Sounds From The Other City’ returns this weekend for its 15th edition. The event sees the North West’s most reputable independent promotors teaming up to choose the newest acts to perform over the festival’s five stages.
The format has slightly changed this year as the festival is being held at the smaller Regent Road Trading Estate, so promoters will each choose two acts. Previous performers have included the likes of Florence and the Machine, Alt-J, and Mercury Music Prize winner Sampha, so even if you don’t know anyone on the line-up, chances are you soon will!
Location: Regent Trading Estate, Oldfield Road, M3 5HW.