Last updated on October 10th, 2018 at 10:56 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

HarvestFest at Skylight

Until Saturday 27th October. Free.

The sun may be setting a little earlier and temperatures may be getting a little cooler, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy one of London’s numerous rooftop pop-ups. And one of the best of them, the Tobacco Dock’s Skylight, opens its first autumnal-themed shindig this weekend.

Aptly named HarvestFest, expect urban pallet skittles or apples draughts, as well as an extensive list of world beers/ciders and some special autumnal mixology across Skylight’s three floors. There’ll be plenty of blankets to keep you toasty and street food will be provided courtesy of Yiro or The Raclette Brothers. Find out more here.

Location: Tobacco Dock, 50 Porters Walk, E1W 2SF. Nearest Tube: Tower Hill.

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Tequila & Mezcal Fest 2018

Friday 5th – Sunday 7th October. £20.

It’s the end of London Cocktail Week and that means there’s plenty of boozy events going on across the whole city. But our tip this weekend would be the 5th annual Tequila & Mezcal Fest! Visitors will have to sample over 50 of Mexico’s best agave spirits and meet some of the distillers behind one of the world’s most up and coming spirit categories.

Naturally they’ll be a mariachi band on duty and some of London’s finest taco restaurants will be serving up their delights too, with the likes of Café Pacifico, Taqueria and Peyotito all getting involved. It’s also a rare opportunity to discover ancient spirits like Sotols, Raicillas and Bacanoras! Get your tickets here. Also check out all of the highlights of London Cocktail Week here.

Location: Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, SE1 9PH. Nearest Tube: Southwark.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester

Neighbourhood Festival

Saturday 6th October. From £30.

Manchester is always a hive of musical activity and this weekend is no different with the inner city Neighbourhood Festival returning for its third outing. Over 100 local and international acts plays across 13 venues in the city for just one day only. Venues this year include the likes of The Albert Hall, the O2 Ritz, Manchester Academy, the Deaf Institute, and the newly opened YES.

Headlining this year are Manc locals Everything Everything, who’ll be playing alongside the likes of indie troupe Sundara Karma, The Magic Gang, Temples and The Orielles, amomng others. Wristbands are just £30 and get you into to everything but entry is subject the venue capacity, so it’s best to get to your chosen gigs early. Find out more here.

Location: Various.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Norwich

Oktoberfest Norwich

Friday 5th & Saturday 6th October. From £15.

After a brilliant first year in Norwich last year, for 2018 Norfolk’s best Oktoberfest offering heads to its new home at Eaton Park this Friday. The park will be transformed into a traditional Oktoberfest experience with a giant tent serving over 30,000 litres of bier across the two-day event.

As well as all the brews you can drink, there’ll also be a whole load of entertainment with traditional folk and ‘Oompop’ performances. Naturally there’ll be some traditional German grub at the outdoor food court too with likes of bratwurst and giant pretzels in abundance. Get your tickets here.

Location: Eaton Park, North Park Avenue, NR4 7EF.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Glasgow

World of Film: International Film Festival

Thursday 4th – Sunday 7th October. Free.

The fifth annual World of Film: International Film Festival returns to Glasgow this week, showcasing over 40 films from independent directors from all over the world. This year’s venue is Film City in Govan and all screenings are completely and utterly free to enter.

There’s plenty going on across the weekend with this year’s festival focusing on Balkan Cinema, The Female Perspective, Queer Cinema and Animation. There’ll be live Q & A’s with directors and various workshops too. While all events are free of charge, you will need to register your interest here.

Location: Film City Glasgow, 401 Govan Road, G51 2QJ.

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