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 14th October. £45.
Parties are fun at the best of times but they’re always better when you know they’re for a good cause. In that very mould, the 8th annual Festifeel returns to House of Vans this weekend, all in aid of raising funds for breast cancer awareness charity, CoppaFeel, Known for its great line up bands, DJs, and comedy poetry hour, Festifeel will also be filled to the brim with workshops, glitter, and generally great vibes.
The music line up has been curated by Fearne Cotton, and this year features the likes of Busted, The Staves and Denai Moore, as well as DJ sets from the likes of Lauren Laverne, Mystery Jets and dance legends Basement Jaxx.
Location: House of Vans, Arches 228-232, Station Approach Road, SE1 8SW. Nearest Tube: Waterloo.
House of Peroni
Until Sunday 15th October. Free.
This weekend is your last chance to check out House of Peroni’s East London pop-up, a residency bringing to life the vivacity and zest for life that’s undeniably Italian. Transporting you to the bustling streets of Italy, the pop-up is all about eating, drinking and entertaining in true Italia style.
The immersive Italian experience features the likes of a lively Fruttivendolo (fruit market); an open kitchen where the air is fills with the aroma of traditional Italian dishes; ‘Bar Citrus’, the central bar space which is energised by the beat of Italo house music; and for those Joes who choose to seek it, a concealed door will lead the way to a secret bar.
Location: N&C Showrooms, 3-10 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6PG. Nearest Tube: Liverpool Street.
Saturday & Sunday. From £39.50.
Do you think of yourself as a bit of an alcohol aficionado? And how do you rate your rum knowledge? There is no better place than RumFest this weekend to really tickle your tastebuds with a rather wide range of rums and learn more than a thing or two about them along the way. 400 rums, that’s four hundred will be available at RumFest. That’s not all, there are masterclasses and seminars as well as some food on offe. It is a festival for real rum fans and those wanting to really get to grips with its history, its future and expand their knowledge. Tickets can be bought ahead, but there’s a chance some might be available on the door.
Location: ILEC Conference Centre
Things to Do This Weekend in Bristol
Beer Adventures Pub Crawl
Though Bristol and the West Country has always been synonymous with cider, the craft beer revolution has reached all corners of the UK. And now there’s a new app which…*ahem*… taps into the growing trend by suggesting the best brewtaps, bars and pubs in the city setting out the perfect pub crawl route in Bristol.
It’s called Beer Adventures and is the brainchild of ale-lover and former tour guide Jonny Quirk. The free app covers 27 cities worldwide – including Bristol – and invited users to take routes in their own time and pace with the option of joining other groups en route. The inaugural Bristol route features: Three Tuns, Beerd, Zerodegrees, BrewDog, The Beer Emporium and Small Bar with more routes expected soon.
Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham
Birmingham Comedy Festival
Until Sunday 15th October. Prices vary.
The Birmingham Comedy Festival 2017 draws to a close this weekend, but there’s still plenty of time to catch an act or three. Festival ambassador Henning Wehn will be playing two shows at the Town Hall this Friday and Saturday with his show ‘Westphalia Is Not An Option’, while Robin Ince will be at the Comedy Junction in Sutton Coldfield on Friday.
Other highlights across the weekend include Shooting Stars and Little Britain legend Matt Lucas at the Town Hall this Saturday afternoon as he talks about his new memoir, My Life From A-Z; while on Sunday evening, Simon Day is at the Glee Club and Simon Amstell also plays the Town Hall.
Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester
Eat at Indique
This week is National Curry Week. So to celebrate, we say you should go all out and head to what we think is the best Indian restaurant in Manchester, Indique. This isn’t your regular high street curry house. Owned by a passionate Indian couple who want to bring back the real authentic taste of Indian food to Manchester, Indique is all about serving unique flavours from the streets of Rajasthan, India – famed for its royal heritage and hospitality.
The food is incredible with presentation just as enticing as taste – a rare find for an Indian restaurant. We’d recommend the Masala Roast Lamb Shank – a pot roasted to melt in the mouth, lamb shank braised with onions, tomatoes, yoghurt and ground sesame seeds. Spiced heaven.
Location: 110-112 Burton Road, M20 1LP.