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
Saturday 30th June & Sunday 1st July. Free.
Tacos, churros and mojitos are the order of the day at Comida Fest, a two day celebration of Latin American street food. After 2017’s success, the festival once again head East to the Cutty Sark Gardens with over 30 traders offering food from Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Peru and more!
Naturally, there’ll be plenty of alcohol on offer too with Mojitos, Margaritas, Caipirinhas, Latin American beer and wine all on offer. Perfect for all ages, there’ll also be DJs and live music, as well as kids activities, dance performances and workshops. It’s also completely free.
Location: Cutty Sark Gardens, SE10 9LW. Nearest Tube: Cutty Sark.
Mission: Breakout – The Ghost Tube Station Escape Room
Daily. £28 per person.
If you’re regular readers of Average Joes, you’ll know that one our favourite ways to spend our evenings in London is by attending one of the capital’s numerous escape rooms. And one of our favourites, Mission: Breakout, have just opened a brand new game based on its old tube station location called ‘The Ghost Tube Station’.
‘In 1924, soon after South Kentish Town was closed down, a train stopped at the station by mistake and a man absentmindedly alighted.’ Your job in to find Mr Beckett. Mission: Breakout’s dedication to keeping things authentic is evident as soon as you enter and the new room is incredibly atmospheric – not to mention very eerie! Check out our full review here.
Location: 141-145 Kentish Town Road, NW1 8PB. Nearest Tube: Kentish Town.
Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester
Summer Beer Thing
Friday 29th June – Sunday 1st July. £6.
This weekend marks the start of MCR Beer Week with events taking place across the next 10 days or so across the city. And to kick things off, Summer Beer Thing once again takes over Sadler’s Yard. The good boozy folk who bring you the Indy Man Beer Con have teamed up with The Pilcrow and Cloudwater Brew Co for the three day celebration of the best beer the North has to offer.
As such there’ll be over 60 beers per session to sample. There will also be gin on offer from Manchester Three Rivers distillery as well as great ciders, wine and other spirits. Food wise Honest Crust will be serving crisp pizza, while Vaso Kitchen will be offering Indian street food and Shoot the Bull will be flipping burgers.
Location: Sadler’s Yard, NOMA, M60 0AB.
Things to Do This Weekend in Glasgow
Until Monday 16th July. Adults £8, Children £6.
Those north of the border who like their retro gaming, listen up. For over two weeks, the Glasgow Science Centre is hosting GamesMania, a celebration of the most popular video games ever made for computers, consoles and arcade machines.
Enjoy cult classics and fantastic futurism, with the likes of Halo, Mario, Minecraft, Pong and Sonic all available to play on 150 different platforms. It’s an awesome opportunity to experience rare and obsolete computers, and there’s also the chance to try BASIC programming and find out about the history of game developers.
Location: Glasgow Science Centre, 50 Pacific Quay, G51 1EA.
Things to Do This Weekend in Bristol
Saturday 30th June. £22.50.
While we’re certainly not against the concept, it’s fair to say afternoon tea isn’t the most masculine of escapees. But the Bristol Beer Factory are looking to change that with an afternoon of craft and sandwiches, aptly named Crafternoon Tea.
Forget your dainty cucumber sandwiches, scones and fancy teacups. We’re talking beef and horseradish sandwiches, scotch eggs, sausage rolls and stout cake all served alongside some of the best craft beer in town. Tickets will get you all of the above as well a beer flight of three x 1/3 beers. Get your tickets here.
Location: Bristol Beer Factory Tap Room, 291 North Street, BS3 1JP.