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

Things to Do This Weekend in London

Big Bang Data Exhibition
Until Sunday 20th March. £12.50.

It’s estimated that every single day, we as humans create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data. While we don’t know exactly how many zeros that is, we know it’s a lot! Our online activity, alongside that of businesses and governments, has led to a massive explosion known as the ‘Big Bang’ of data, and an exhibition of this datafield and how it affects us has been set up at Somerset House.

Through the work of artists, designers, innovators and thinkers, the Big Bang Data Exhibition explores issues surrounding datafication with the use of emails, selfies, shopping transactions, Google searches and dating profiles. Prepare to have your tiny mind fully blown!

Location: Somerset House. Nearest Tube: Temple.

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Hackney Record Fair
Sunday 6th March. Free.

If you need a nice leisurely Sunday hangover cure, head over to East London for the Hackney Record Fair. It’s the latest event to put on by the Joes behind the monthly Hackney Flea Market, and will see stacks upon stacks of vinyl and CD on offer, whether it’s obscure classical synth or floorfiller indie disco.

There’s plenty of labels and dealers involved, including Heavenly Records, Shacklewell Arms Black Wax Record Shack, Odd Box Records, Audio Gold and Eldica Records. Even if you’re not on the lookout for new tunes, you’ll also find craft beer and an on-site bakery fuelling the festivities.

Location: EPIC Dalston, 13-15 Stoke Newington Road. N16 8BH. Nearest Overground: Dalston Kingsland.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham

Magic Door
Friday 4th March. £10-18.

For Joes who like a big night out once in a while, one of Birmingham’s most popular parties is back for its first shindig of 2016. Magic Door returns to Boxxed in Digbeth for a night which has promised house, disco and plenty of glitter!

The inimitable Magic Door has been going since 2012 and this year sees music provided by residents such as Jukes of Hazard and Deano Ferrino, as well as ‘very special guest DJs.’ Expect underground dance, disco balls, wigs, capes and the mother of all dancehall productions. Doors open at 10pm and will be running till 6am, so cancel you Saturday morning plans.

Location: Boxxed, 104-108 Floodgate Street. B5 5SR.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Norwich

Pie at Flaming Galah
Daily until 8pm. From £3.95.

If you need a quick bite to eat in Norwich city centre, either at lunch or before a session at the pub, we make Flaming Galah Aussie Pie Shop the best place to head in the Fine City. They serve an array of hot homemade pies ranging from your standard Beef and Stout to the more exotic Penang Curry pie (the owner’s wife is Thai).

Flaming Galah gives every Joe the option of creamy mash, sweet mushy peas and deeply rich gravy to accompany you package of heaven. The setting is standard enough as it’s in a former Chippy, but we’ve eaten pies up and down the country and we honestly believe this is the best pie shop in the country – although we’re open to tasters if anyone disagrees!

Location: 123 Ber St, Norwich. NR1 3EY.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester

Drink at Corbieres Wine Cavern
Daily Midday-Midnight.

If you need a drinking haunt in Manchester this weekend with a bit of atmosphere then look no further than the legendary Corbieres Wine Cavern. Now in its 33rd year, this basement bar has been at the centre of Manchester’s music scene long before the Hacienda was wearing nappies.

Hidden on Half Moon Street, the bar’s jukebox is always pumping out Manc floorfillers and you’re in with a fairly good chance of seeing the Joes who made them too. The place serves good quality food until 5pm but this place is more about the local crafts and fine wines.

Location: 2 Half Moon Street, Manchester. M2 7PB.

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