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
Green Man presents Courtyard
Thursday 25th – Monday 29th May. From £10.
Following a spectacular debut back in 2015, Welsh beer and cider festival ‘Courtyard’ returns to King’s Cross this May Bank holiday. From the team that brings you the Green Man festival, Courtyard is a special, cask-conditioned brew of Green Man’s three most important ingredients, beer, music and Wales.
Bringing a piece of the Brecon Beacons to London, Courtyard will bring over 100 beers and ciders brewed independently in Wales. There’ll also be a load of bands jamming across the five days to ensure the festival’s eclectic melee of music will be in full force.
Location: Lewis Cubitt Square, N1C 4AB. Nearest Tube: Kings Cross St Pancras.
Casa Havana at Skylounge
Thursday 25th May – late August, Tuesdays – Saturdays. Free.
Bringing a taste of Cuba to London this summer, Havana Club Rum has remodelled the famed Skylounge rooftop bar terrace at the Hilton’s Double Tree venue into a Cuban retreat. The fourth-month pop-up residency will allow guests to immerse themselves within the relaxed Cuban vibe and feel as though they have travelled to Old Havana itself.
Naturally cocktails will be the order of the day with a series of ‘Cuban Classic’ and ‘Future Classic’ cocktails imagined by Havana Club Rum’s Brand Ambassadors. As well as Cuban music, food is also sorted with traditional dishes on offer such as fried green plantains and Red Snapper ceviche with serrano chillies and a tomato jelly, followed by Pastelitos de Guayaba and Churros with Salted Caramel Sauce. The perfect summer retreat!
Location: Double Tree Hilton Tower London, 7 Pepys Street, EC3N 4AF. Nearest Station: Tower Hill.
Things to Do This Weekend in Oxford
Screening of Léon at Cult Screens Outdoor Cinema
Friday 26th May. From £20.
With the sun putting his hat on across the country, there won’t be many better places to spend the hot summer evenings than with an outdoor cinema experience. And Joes in Oxford are treated to one of the country’s most luxurious outdoor cinema experiences this season with Cult Screens.
Offering fantastic food and drink options, including craft beers from independent breweries, superb wines, cocktails, fresh popcorn and fantastic streets food, Cult Screens has taken up residency at the stunning Old Prison Exercise Yard at Oxford Castle. And this weekend, the biggest highlight is a screening of Luc Besson’s classic, Léon. Your ticket will include deckchair seating, a complimentary drink from the bar & a complimentary bag of popcorn.
Location: The Old Prison Exercise Yard, 44-46 Oxford Castle, OX1 1AY.
Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham
Sausage and Cider Festival
Friday 26th – Sunday 28th May. Free.
Nothing says British summer time quite like a BBQ and a beer garden. With that in mind, folks of Brum might fancy heading to The Prince of Wales pub in the heart of Moseley Village this weekend as they’re putting on a three day-long sausage and cider festival!
The celebration of the sausage will feature 10 different varieties from Lashford and Sons, who’ve been making the humble banger since 1889. All sausages, including veggie options too, will be paired with some choice ciders from the pub. It’s free to get in and there’ll also be live music from Playing Django for an authentic hoedown feel!
Location: The Prince of Wales, 84 Cambridge Street, B1 2NP.
Things to Do This Weekend in Cardiff
Elrow Town Cardiff – Singer Morning
Sunday 28th May. £49.50.
Legendary immersive party brand Elrow are making their Welsh debut this weekend as the party rolls into Cardiff. If you’re not familiar with Elrow, it’s been described as ‘a vibrant explosion of confetti’ full of world-renowned production and zany performers. And this Sunday it’s hitting the Glamorgan’s prestigious Cricket ground located within the beautiful setting of Sophia Gardens.
The daytime extravaganza comes with flag-ship theme, Singer Morning, and will be soundtracked with headline sets from master selectors, Eats Everything and Patrick Topping. Expect flamboyancy and suspended reality as you dance the day at this party utopia where anything can happen.
Location: Sophia Gardens, Glamorgan County Cricket Club, CF11 9XR.