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
Brixton Rooftop: The Last Dance
Friday 26th & Saturday 27th January. From £5.
Bad news, folks. One our favourite pop-up spaces in London, Brixton Rooftop, is closing to make way for a Sports Direct… But not before one final two-day blow-out this weekend. Since launching in November 2015, Brixton Rooftop has taken guests and Christmas parties (including our very own) to the North Pole, New York, Miami, Cuba, Munich and finally back to the North Pole, serving over 250,000 pints and 15,000 bottles along the way.
The South Pole Saloon will be closing the Rooftop is style this weekend with their unique blend of entertainment which includes some of South London’s best DJs, sultry burlesque acts, and various other artists performing across the weekend. Street food will also be playing a large role in proceedings with Fancy Funkin Chicken, Mac to the Future, and The Lambassadors all on duty.
Location: Popes Roa,d SW9 8JH. Nearest Tube: Brixton.
Vaults Festival 2018
Until Sunday 18th March. Prices vary.
From now until mid-March, over three hundred new shows will be heading to the Vaults Theatre in Waterloo in a festival dubbed ‘London’s answer to the Edinburgh Fringe.’ Vaults Festival 2018 is the biggest platform in the capital for artists to present innovative, daring work and is always worth a trip to Waterloo.
This year, shows range from a musical about Trump to a play set inside a crashed car, with the Festival’s flagship show being Neverland, an immersive show where guests are invited to escape into the magical world of a classic of children’s literature with a grown-up twist. There’s an absinthe bar just so we’re clear how adult… Check out the full line-up of shows at the Vaults Festival Website.
Location: The Vaults, Launcelot Street, SE1 7AD. Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Brixton.
Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham
Digbeth Dining Club
Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday from Thursday 25th January. Free.
If you’re after some relaxed street food dining this weekend in Birmingham, Digbeth Dining Club is back for 2018. The multi-award winning event arguably changed the face of Brum’s alternative food scene when it started in 2012. And in a short of space of time, they’ve established themselves as the premier food, music and entertainment space in the city.
The Club takes places every Thursday, Friday & Saturday so vendors chop and change regularly. But if they’re on duty, we’d recommend the Thai street food from Buddha Belly, the BBQ meats from Low N Slow, and DDC regulars Flying Cows who have just been crowned for creating Britain’s best burger at the 2017 British Street Food Awards.
Location: Spotlight, Lower Trinity Street, B9 4AG.
Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester
Manchester Beer and Cider Festival 2018
Thursday 25th – Saturday 27th January. From £7.
Manchester Beer and Cider Festival 2018 returns this weekend for one of the biggest brewing extravaganzas in the country. For this year’s festival, organisers Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) are promising a selection of over 600 beers and 100 ciders spread over three main bars and no less than nineteen smaller ones.
The focus this year is on cask-conditioned beers with almost 400 to choose from, with bars such as The 100 Club Bar dedicating their line-up to beers perfected by century-old brewers like; Little Ireland, shedding light on Northern and Republic of Ireland’s burgeoning ale scene; and Bières Sans Frontières bringing the best of Belgian, Dutch, German, and Spanish beers.
Location: Manchester Central Convention Complex Ltd, Windmill Street, M2 3GX.
Things to Do This Weekend in Bristol
Eat at Caribbean Croft
Open Daily until 11pm.
We’re always on the lookout for the best upcoming eateries, no matter their size. And one that’s quickly gaining a reputation in Bristol – it’s now in TripAdvisors top 10 having only opened last year – is Caribbean Croft on Stokes Croft. And as the name suggests, there is a lot of jerk on the menu with a serious amount of kick.
The relaxed restaurant serves up a whole host of West India flavours, but we’d recommend its slow roasted jerk belly of pork which is tender and perfectly warming for this time of year. The place also has an extensive selection of rums behind the bar to make this the best Caribbean joint in the West.
Location: 30 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QD.