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
Big Apple Brixton
Until Saturday 31st December. £3.
London’s latest winter pop-up opens this weekend in Big Apple Brixton! The South London event space will be hosting three themed indoor bars and one themed nightclub throughout the Christmas period, all based on iconic venues from 1970s New York City, making it perfect for a night out or just a casual after-work drink or two.
Delicious street food will be served by Mac to the Future (mac n’ cheese), Burger Bear (burgers), Grandmaster Slice (NYC-style pizza) and Plucky’s (buttermilk chicken), and there’s also four private rooms available for private hire on site, each with a different theme; a barbershop, a record store, a Latino chapel and, our favourite, a peep show. Each space can cater for up to 20 guests which makes Big Apple Brixton ideal for the office party!
Location: The Brixton Rooftop, Popes Road, SW9 8JH. Nearest Tube: Brixton.
The Classic & Sports Car Show
Friday 28th – Sunday 30th October. £25.
Ally Pally is the place to be this weekend for petrolheads as the annual Classic & Sports Car Show is back for a weekend of all things motors. The central theme this year is the ‘top end’ of the classic scene, which means the most exotic sports cars in the history of motoring will be celebrated, with 10 mouth-watering models from 10 decades forming the centrepiece display.
The Classic & Sports Car Show has more than just halls of static displays, however, and this year, for the first time, live parades of cars will be run in the picturesque grounds of Alexandra Palace. There’ll also be a live interview stage with some of motoring’s leading names, as well as a Casablanca-themed Fine Dining Restaurant in the Great Hall.
Location: Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY. Nearest Tube: Wood Green (then take a shuttle bus).
Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham
Until Sunday 30th October. From £21.75.
Brick Live, the UK’s biggest celebration of LEGO, returns to Birmingham’s NEC this weekend, just in time for the school half-term. Whether it’s for your little ones or just an excuse for yourself, Brick Live will features the latest LEGO sets and around 100 amazing fan builders from all over the world. Not to mention over 3 million LEGO bricks to play with!
New for 2016 will be the mind-blowing MindStorms with robotic builds and technical challenges. You’ll also find specialist retailers selling vintage and collectible rare sets, accessories, and fantastic LEGO themed gift ideas for fans of all ages.
Location: NEC, North Avenue, B40 1NT.
Things to Do This Weekend in Bristol
Love Food Fest
Sunday 30th October. Free.
Love Food Festival is back this weekend for a Bristol autumnal extravaganza celebrating the turn of the seasons and everything delicious that comes with it. It’s the day before Halloween, so expect plenty of spooky goings on, including exceptional pumpkin carving, creepy crafts and a children’s fancy dress competition.
The indoor market will pack everything you need for the week’s food shop including fresh fish, grass fed meats, fresh vegetables, cheeses, fresh bread and jams, while outside in the courtyard you’ll find an array of street food stalls.
Location: Paintworks, Bath Road, BS4 3EH.
Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester
Manchester’s new drinking well The Gasworks Brewbar opens this weekend. Located at First Street, Gaswords is the latest launch from The Dockyard team and is billed as a ‘21st century local pub.’ The bar comes complete with its very own six-barrel microbrewery, which is housed behind giant glass windows so guests can see exactly where their beer is coming from.
Named after the old Gaythorn Gasworks site it’s built on, the bar’s decor also pays homage to the area’s industrial heritage with metal cages and distressed wooden pallets and tables, providing seating for around 200 people, as well as plenty of standing room. The Dockyard’s food menu will also be served, with pub classics like burgers, hot dogs, ribs and wings, as well as delicious Sunday roasts.
Location: First Street, M15 4FN.