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
Craft Beer Rising 2018
Thursday 22nd – Saturday 24th February. From £12.
The UK’s biggest craft beer festival, Craft Beer Rising returns to the Old Truman Brewery this weekend; and it’s bigger and better than ever before. Since its inception, CBR has built a reputation as the launch-pad for some of the best new brews and innovations in UK brewing and further afield.
This year, 175 breweries will be exhibiting their concoctions with big boys like Meantime, Sierra Nevada and Oakham Ales sitting alongside some of London’s rising stars such as Gipsy Hill, Brixton Brewery and Mondo. Naturally, there’ll also be street food on offer from some fantastic London-based producers.
Location: The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL. Nearest Tube: Liverpool Street.
Mardi Gras at Pop Brixton
Saturday 24th February. Free.
Pop Brixton is heading to New Orleans this Saturday with an experience set in a mini French Quarter. Shine your shoes, grab your glad rags and come catch some beads as the whole of Pop is turned into one giant Mardi Gras festival with live music, dancing and craft activities.
You can tuck into delicious Louisiana-themed food and beverages whilst checking out the busking stage, live art and even have your fortune told for free. This year’s theme is ‘Magical Mythological’ which means there’s also going to be a Dionysus wine festival. And yes, togas are welcome!
Location: Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road, SW9 8PQ. Nearest Tube: Brixton.
Things to Do This Weekend in Norwich
Great British Beer Festival Winter 2018
Until Saturday 24th February. £14.
CAMRA’s Great British Beer Festival heads to St Andrew’s Hall in Norwich this week for the Winter version of the event, offering hop-hungry Joes and Janes a wide range of real British ale in all styles, as well as crafts from around the world. There’ll also be a wide selection of real cider & perries, and an extensive wine list if you’re getting dragged along and beer isn’t you thing!
The Main Hall at St Andrew’s will be filled with golden ales, while Blackfriars’ Hall has been earmarked for some darker winter nectar, showcasing the winners of the Champion Winter Beer of Britain. For craft connoisseurs, the World Beer Bar in the marquee will keep you suitably watered and there’ll also be an array of fantastic street food. Entry gets you £7 worth of beer tokens as well as your festival glass. Head over to the GBBF Website for more details.
Location: The Halls, St Andrews Plain, NR3 1AU.
Things to Do This Weekend in Glasgow
Glasgow Film Festival
Until Sunday 4th March. Prices vary.
Glasgow Film Festival kicks off this week with a packed programme including pop-up cinema and special events in unique Glasgow venues. As in previous years, the fourteenth edition of the festival will showcase fresh new cinema from local and international filmmakers, spanning all genres.
As well as mainstream crowd-pleasers and ground-breaking art-house film, the twelve-day festival will also bring Hollywood’s broodiest Rebel Heroes back to the big screen in a free retrospective of classics starring James Dean, Sidney Poitier and more. Head over to the GFF Website to see the whole programme.
Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester
Band on the Wall February Film Festival
Sunday 25th February. £4 advance.
Manchester music venue Band on the Wall is turning its eye to cinema this February for their very own film festival, picking out four musically-themed flicks. They’ve already screened Whiplash and Walk The Line, and this weekend they’ll be putting on a Wayne’s World mini marathon.
Yes, Band on the Wall will be screening a double bill of 1990s pop-culture comedy Wayne’s World and its sequel, featuring slackers Mike Myers and Dana Carvey as Wayne and Garth. The screening starts from 5pm and you can buy your ticket in advance for just £4.
Location: Band on the Wall, 25 Swan Street, M4 5JZ.