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
Day of the Dead Festival
Friday 4th & Saturday 5th November. £25.
This week was Dia de los Muertos in Mexico, a festival which celebrates and honours loved ones who have passed on. To celebrate the occasion, Mexican street food chain Wahaca are throwing their own fiesta by the Thames with live music, talks and a whole lot of spicy food and drink.
Along with some of the best Mexican street food around, the Wahaca Day of the Dead Festival will feature a line-up of music from the likes of Orkestra Mendoza and Centavrvs, and activities such as life drawin and even some live lucha libra!
Location: The Vaults, Leake Street, SE1 7NN. Nearest Tube: Waterloo.
Regent Street Motor Show
Saturday 5th November. Free.
Once again, our great capital’s iconic shopping destination will be the ‘go-to’ place for petrolheads this weekend as the UK’s largest free-entry motoring extravaganza rolls into town with the Regent Street Motor Show.
Regent Street’s sweep from Piccadilly Circus to Oxford Circus will once again be packed with stationary cars, only the ones you’ll want to look at! Hundreds of veteran classic classics straight out of period dramas will be parked up next to racing models of today.
Location: Regent Street, W1B 5AH. Nearest Tube: Oxford Street.
Things to Do This Weekend in Bristol
Saturday 5th November. £20.
Foozie’s Brunch 808 is back again this weekend and this time the theme is the 80s. That means you’ll need to get your over-sized jackets and gigantic quiffs on show as the liveliest brunch in Bristol hits The Old Bookshop.
As always they’re be a DJ spinning classic for the duration of the afternoon 5 hours while Joes and Janes tuck into some seriously good brunch. The only change to Brunch 808 this time around is rather than a sit down meal, they’ll be dishing out food wherever you are for something a little more casual.
Location: The Old Bookshop, 65 North Street, BS3 1ES.
Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester
Off The Record Festival
Friday 4th November. £35 Conference & Gig, £20 Conference, £15 Gig.
As always, Manchester is the place to be this weekend if you’re after some new music. The inaugural Off The Record Festival has been billed as a successor to In The City, and just like Tony Wilson’s legendary festival, Off The Record will be split into two halves: a music conference during the day, and set of new music gigs in the evening.
The identities of the artists involved won’t be revealed until 24 hours before the event, but we do know they’ll be 30 names playing in the city centre across 6 venues all within walking distance. Bands have been picked by the likes of Guy Garvey, Tim Burgess, and Huw Stephens, with the only criteria being that the bands are no more than 24 months old and don’t have a debut album to their name.
Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham
Bournville Food and Drink Festival
Saturday 5th November. Free.
We couldn’t have a Things to Do This Weekend without a food and drink festival, and this weekend takes us to Birmingham and the Bournville Food & Drink Festival.
Not so much a festival and more a pop-up street food bash, the Bournville festival will have plenty of activities throughout the afternoon for all the family and the grub will be provided by the likes of the Bournville Waffle Company, The Flying Cows (burgers), Cafe Horchata, The Jabberwocky (gourmet toasties) and Indian Rasoi.
Location: Rowheath Pavilion, Heath Road, B30 1HH.