Last updated on July 19th, 2017 at 02:25 pm

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

Citadel Festival
Sunday 16th July. £49.50.

Another weekend, another summer festival. This time it’s London’s turn to be on hosting duties for the Citadel Festival at Victoria Park. The one-day festival heads to east London this Sunday with a stellar line-up of music, as well as other arts performances throughout the day.

Bonobo joins headliners Foals, and there’ll also be performances from Pharrell-endorsed Maggie Rogers, Michael Kiwanuka and Margaret Glaspy. Other acts we’d recommend you catch are Laura Marling, Oumou Sangaré, Nadine Shah and Twin Peaks.

Location: Victoria Park, Grove Road, E3 5SN. Nearest Tube: Mile End.

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Spirit of Tiki
Friday 14th & Saturday 15th July. £20.

With summer in full swing, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were stuck on your own private Pacific island. Well, this weekend there’s a chance to get as close to Polynesia without ever leaving the country thanks to the Spirit of Tiki. The two-day celebration will turn Regent’s Park Road into a village of Polynesian bars for a taste of the laid-back, tropical atmosphere of the South Pacific.

Spirit of Tiki will be filled to the brim with expert mixologists, offering up some uniquely flavoured cocktails mainly made from an array of first-class rums. As well as bars as far as the eye can see, there’ll also be a whole load of colourful statues, flowers and hula dancing, plus an abundance of authentic Polynesian street food.

Location: Regent’s Park Road, NW1 8XN. Nearest Tube: Chalk Farm.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham

Birmingham Cocktail Weekend
Friday 14th – Sunday 16th July. £10.

Birmingham Cocktail Weekend returns this weekend, giving Joes and Janes across the city the chance sample the best of Birmingham’s cocktail scene. The city-wide festival invites bars and club around Brum to get involved in any way they can. So you can expert masterclasses, exclusive events and plenty of discounted booze.

First thing you need to do is grab your wristband which gets you access to £4 signature cocktails at great venues across the city throughout the weekend. Some of the big boys such as Be At One are involved, but there’s some excellent smaller joints you need to check out too like our favourite speakeasy in the city, Bourne & Co.

Location: Various.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester

Dinner Party at the End of the World
Until Saturday 15th July. From £25.

Inspired by Party Skills for the End of the World, renowned Mancunian chef Mary-Ellen McTague has devised a dinner party with a difference for the Manchester International Festival 2017. Each evening, just 20 guests will share a special last supper, with delicious and surprising food that explores themes of survival, extinction, scarcity and opulence.

McTague’s creative menu will give Joes and Janes a flavour of how we may choose to eat, and what we may have to eat, come the end of days. Due to the nature of the event, all drinks must be ordered and paid for in advance. It’s that or water!

Location: Centenary Building, Peru Street, M3 6EQ.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Southampton

Pop-Up Picture Company
Until 23rd July. £65.

Food and film have always gone hand-in-hand. But if you’ve often wanted more than nachos and popcorn, you might be interested to hear that outdoor cinema maestros Pop-Up Picture Company have teamed up with none other than chef Rick Stein for a movie experience with a luxury difference. While sitting down to your screening, two-courses curated by Stein will be served your extra comfortable sofas.

The experience has taken up residency for July at Chewton Glen (halfway between Bournemouth and Southampton) with screenings including the likes of Gladiator, Grease, and La La Land. As well as the Rick Stein menu, you’ll also get desert from Tom Kerridge in the form of his homemade ice-cream.

Location: Chewton Glen, Christchurch Road, New Milton, BH25 6QS.

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