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
Block Party Cinema: City of God
Sunday 23rd July. From £10.
Cinema pop-ups are one of our favourite things to do in London during the summer, and this weekend sees one of the best of them role into town. Block Party Cinema are renowned for their experiential cinema events which celebrate black and diverse, and this Sunday they’ll be bringing the rhythm of Rio to East London with a pop up screening of the Brazilian cult classic, City Of God (2002).
Block Party will be inviting audiences to experience an immersive day of Brazilian culture, with everything from live samba bands and dance classes, to Rio inspired street food and a Brazilian cocktail making master class. If that’s not enough, you’ll also be able to take a journey around the hidden secrets of Rio’s favela community with their onsite VR experience.
Location: Jujus’s Bar & Stage, 15 Hanbury Street, E1 6QR. Nearest Station: London Liverpool Street.
Peckham Craft Beer Festival
Saturday 22nd July. Free.
You know what’s better than a beer festival? A FREE beer festival. Well, welcome to the very first Peckham Craft Beer Festival, hosted by the London Beer Factory. Taking place in Peckham’s Copeland Park, the festival will be bringing together the best independent breweries in the capital to showcase their newest and freshest brews straight to your lips.
Alongside tipple from 20 London brewers – including the likes of Brick Brewery, Gipsy Hill, Fourpure, and Five Points – there’ll be live music, and delicious street food brought to you from The Belpassi Bros and Salty Loins.
Location: Copeland Park, 133 Copeland Road, SE15 3SN. Nearest Station: Peckham Rye.
Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester
Sauce & The City Meat Bus Tour
Until Sunday 30th July. From £30.
Joes of Manchester, listen up! A beer bus is heading to your city for a ten-day stint, and it’s going to be touring around the best meat joints in Manc. Aptly named ‘Sauce and the City’, the tour is organised by street-food inspired sauce company Meat Lust, and will stop by B.Eat Street, Crazy Pedro’s Part-Time Pizza Parlour, The Hip Hop Chip Shop, Sugar Rays and Northern Soul Grilled Cheese to sample some of their meaty delights.
Not only that, to ensure the bus is well-oiled, Meat Lust has also teamed up with Shindigger Brewery, TicketyBrew and BrewDog to stock up the on-board bar. As well as tunes being spun along the way, the Meat Lust boys will also be joined by Adam Richman, the host of Travel Channel’s Man v. Food.
Location: Starts at B.Eat Street, 235 Deansgate, M3 4EN.
Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham
Brindleyplace Film Festival
Until Sunday 23rd July. Free.
As already mentioned, we love a summer outdoor cinema, and folks of Birmingham can enjoy one completely free of charge this week with the Brindleyplace Film Festival. Now in its 6th year, the outdoor festival will see their big screen arrive back in Central Square, showcasing a wide selection of fantastic movies.
This year, the festival theme is ‘Heroes vs Villains’, with the festival kicking off on Monday with a screening of Marvel’s Avengers. Highlights over the weekend include showings of Top Gun and Lion King, with the festival closing with the classic Cool Runnings on Sunday evening.
Location: Brindleyplace, 2 Brunswick Street, B1 2JF.
Things to Do This Weekend in Exeter
The Prosecco Bus
Saturday 22nd July. £39.50.
While we’re often told it’s more for the Janes, we love a glass of Prosecco and aren’t afraid to say it. Well, if you enjoy a flute as much we do and happen to live in the South-West, a Prosecco Tour Bus will be heading to the streets of Exeter this Saturday for a day of boozing and cruising.
It’s being put on by Bristol food event kings, Foozie, in partnership with Scavi & Ray. As well as keeping your well-watered with the bubbly, the ‘Bubble Decker’ will provide you with useless facts about Exeter from the alternative tour guide. There are two sessions and each tour will take around 2 hours.
Location: Pick Up/Drop Off TBA..