Last updated on March 23rd, 2017 at 11:37 am

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

Gleason Cinema Screening
Until Thursday 23rd March. From £5.

If you like your documentaries, we highly recommend you head to the cinema this weekend and check out the moving and life-affirming Gleason. Diagnosed with ALS, the film follows former NFL football player Steve Gleason as he starts to record video journals for his unborn son.

The film isn’t for the faint hearted but it’s an incredible story and believe it or not, actually packs a few laughs. It’s on a limited release so there’s only two showings a day at the Curzon Bloomsbury until Thursday next week. So this weekend might be your only chance!

Location: The Brunswick, Bloomsbury, WC1N 1AW. Nearest Tube: Russell Square.

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Spirit of Prague Beer Hall
Until Sunday 19th March. Free.

Another weekend, another beer festival. And this time, we’re heading to Prague… via Brick Lane. This week, Joes in the capital have been celebrating London Beer Week, and the Old Truman Brewery will be turned into a giant Prague beer hall to celebrate.

Designed in the Praha beer-house style, there will be free tastings and knotted pretzels to try and you can also get beer for the special ‘Prague beer price’ of just 70p. All you need to do is give the barman the secret codeword after 6pm… the word being ‘Pohoda’ – which apparently means ‘savour the moment.’ Be quick, though, there’s only 100 Prague price pints each night!

Location: Old Truman Brewery, Dray Walk, Brick Lane, E1 6QL. Nearest Tube: Liverpool Street.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Liverpool

Independent St Patrick’s Day Weekender
Friday 17th Saturday 18th March. Free.

With St Paddy’s Day being drank into oblivion this Friday, it would only seem appropriate to celebrate the Irish holiday with a few drinks in Ireland’s unofficial second capital. On Friday and Saturday, Independent Liverpool are hosting a St. Patrick’s Day weekender, transforming The Great Baltic Warehouse into a little taste of the Emerald Isle.

Naturally Guinness have got involved and are taking over the bar, and there’ll be cauldrons of Irish stew and soda bread amongst towers of Tayto’s, Guinness pies and Irish hotdogs that will all make for one hell of a weekend.

Location: Great Baltic Warehouse, 34 Greenland Street, L8 5RN.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Bristol

Puzzlair Escape Game
Daily. £27 Per Player.

We love an escape game and one of the best outside London is undoubtedly Bristol’s Puzzlair. If you’re not familiar with the concept, an escape game (sometimes alternatively referred to as an ‘escape room’) is a physical adventure game in which you and a group of friends are locked in a room and have to use elements of the room to solve puzzles, codes and locks, and escape within a set time limit – usually 1 hour.

Puzzlair has 6 live escape game rooms in 2 places but we’d recommend the Lab of Dr. Lev Pasted. This is the secret hideout and laboratory of the mysterious Romanian geneticist and biologist Dr. Lev Pasted. This is the secret hideout and laboratory of the mysterious Romanian geneticist and biologist Dr. Lev Pasted. In his late years he focused his experiments on some kind of blood elixir. The formula is gone and so has the doctor. Your job; find the blood serum!

Location: 39 Midland Road, BS2 0JT.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Glasgow

Glasgow Short Film Festival
Until Sunday 19th March. Free.

This week marks the Glasgow Short Film Festival, one of the largest competitive short film festival in the UK. The festival champions new film talent by providing an annual showcase and meeting point for filmmakers, industry delegates and local audiences alike.

Taking place at the awesome Glasgow Film Theatre, the festival runs across the weekend and will culminate in an Award Winners party on Sunday, where they’ll announce and screen the recipients of the jury awards for Scottish and International short film, as well as the films voted the favourite of the audience in each competition.

Location: Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, G3 6RB.

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