Things to Do This Weekend
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
The Lagunitas Beer Circus
Saturday 18th August. £15.
Lagunitas Brewing Company are leaving the sunny California for central London this weekend, and their bringing their travelling Beer Circus with them. Yes, London will be transformed into a spectacular circus this weekend, complete with a ring master and a marching band, incredible performances, contortionists, aerial displays, acts you can’t unsee and music you can’t unhear.
Naturally Lagunitas will be provided the beer, serving up their flagship IPA, as well as some limited releases and one-hit-wonders. There’ll also be some other guest breweries and street food trucks to keep circus-goers going throughout the day. Tickets are £15 but you’ll get a welcome beer and a beer token. Costumes are more than encouraged.
Location: Flat Iron Square, 53a Southwark Street, SE1 1RU. Nearest Tube: London Bridge.
Espresso Martini Festival
Thursday 16th – Sunday 19th August. From £29.
Following the success of last year’s first ever Espresso Martini Festival, boozy coffee legends, Mr Black, are bringing their unique brand of caffeine-fuelled cocktail parties back for a second year. Over 100 bars across London will be getting involved offering £6 variations on the espresso martini, while The Old Truman Brewery will act as a hub for the event with Mr Black’s ‘Church of Coffee’.
The Church of Coffee pop-up space will be welcoming Londoners in to enjoy a cocktail (or two), plus learn more about this famous serve. Mr Black will be bringing together food, music, liquor and entertainment all in one space for a weekend filled with tasty drinks, Aussie food, masterclasses and workshops. Find out more here.
Location: The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, E1 6QR. Nearest Tube: Liverpool Street.
Things to Do This Weekend in Leeds
Leeds Beer Week
Until Sunday 26th August. Prices vary.
Now in its third year, Leeds Beer Week kicks off this Thursday with a launch event at the awesome Bundobust. There’ll be loads of stuff going on at various venues in the city over the next 10 days with the likes of a Cloudwater Tap Takeover at The Turk’s Head, and An Evening with Alefarm Brewing at Little Leeds Beerhouse.
But the main highlight this year is the LS6 Beer Trail. Making your way through four craft hotspots in the city, this year’s official Beer Trail will see patrons served with a free pint of the festival official brew from Wilde Child once you’ve collected a stamp at each venue. Find out more here.
Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester
‘The Game’ Exhibition at National Football Museum
Until March 2019. Free.
If you haven’t had the opportunity yet, The National Football Museum in Manchester is well worth a trip when visiting the city. And one of the must-see exhibitions is Stuart Roy Clarke’s ‘The Game’. Documenting football through a camera lens since 1989, the exhibition showcases the ever-changing face of the beautiful game over the past three decades.
Having staged two exhibitions already at the National Football Museum, Clarke’s third exhibition is a collection of his most significant work. Reflecting its subject matter, The Game is ‘a dynamic exhibition that will grow and change over the course of twelve months, with a hand-picked selection of Stuart’s favourite images at its core.’
Location: National Football Museum, Todd Street, M4 3BG.
Things to Do This Weekend in Bristol
Gin Tasting at Bristol Dry Gin Micro-distillery
Fridays & Saturdays. £23.50.
Did you know there’s a micro gin distillery located beneath St Nicks market? Located in the basement of the Rummer Hotel, Bristol Dry Gin is made here and the crew like to show off their creation by hosting gin tastings every Friday and Saturday. As well as sampling said drop, you’ll also taste 4 other local gins and learn some juniper wisdom.
The hands-on workshop features Psychopomp, Ginjar, Newton House, and Six o’clock, with hosts taking your through the process of making the stuff, as well as showing you how to taste a gin properly. You’ll also be armed with a strong G & T on arrival. Book your tickets here.
Location: The Rummer Hotel, All Saints Lane, BS1 1JH.