Last updated on January 17th, 2018 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

Hippie New Year Party
Friday 12th January. £5.

In our opinion, the Vaults is one of the best theatre spaces in the capital. Forever throwing immersive performances, this weekend marks your last chance to dig out your tie-dye t-shirts and come over all Woodstock to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the musical Hair.

Yes, expect teepees, a cushion corner and 1960s themed drinks, as The Vaults is throwing a after-show bash following the final performance of the show. Either book a ticket to the show and you’ll get free entry to the after-party, or just rock up at 10.15pm on the night for a fiver.

Location: The Vaults, Launcelot Street, SE1 7AD. Nearest Tube: Waterloo.

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London Short Film Festival
Friday 12th – Sunday 21st January. £8 – £12

Now in its 15th year, The London Short Film Festival has been recognised as the premiere UK showcase for cutting-edge UK independent film. While it’s now accepting international submissions, it’s still the Mecca for some of the country’s raw talent to showcase their skills.

There’s plenty going on this year and, as always, it’ll be taking place at various locations across the city. This year’s highlights even includes an afternoon of ‘Brexit Shorts’. We’d strongly suggest heading over to the London Short Film Festival Website to see the full schedule.

Location: Various.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Leeds

Brew-denell Beer Festival
Friday 12th – Sunday 12th January. From £6.50.

We’re only two weeks in to 2018 and we’ve already got a beer festival to celebrate! It’s a cracker too – taking place in Leeds at Brudenell Social Club, the sixth annual Brewdenell Beer Festival is all about showcasing quality and forward thinking independent craft brewers from around the country.

There’ll be at least 80+ different ales over the three-day event with beers served from the likes of North Brewing Co, The Kernel Brewery, Cloudwater and Siren Craft Brew. As well as all the booze, there’s also be live music and street food to enjoy across the three days.

Location: Brudenell Social Club, 33 Queen’s Road, LS6 1NY.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester

Fairfield Social Club
Saturday 13th January. Free.

The crew behind the renowned GRUB Food Fair swing open the doors of Fairfield Social Club to the Manchester music scene for the first time this weekend. Located opposite Piccadilly Station, Fairfield has been the place to start your Friday and Saturdays since GRUB took residence late last year, and 2018 is set to be no different.

Headlining the venue’s first ever band night are Trojan Horse: an experimental, prog, punk group who’ll be playing their album Fukushima Surfer Boys live for the first time. Support comes from two-piece Cassie, math rock troika Pfaff, and Minno.

Location: Fairfield Social Club, Archway 6, Temperance Street, M12 6HR.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham

Drink at Bourne & Co.
Tuesdays – Sundays.

If you’re looking for a place to drink in the Birmingham area this weekend, look no further than Bourne & Co., one of our favourite speakeasy’s in the UK. Dark and moody, and hard to find, Bourne and Co. is one of the best places in Brum for cocktails and is a real hidden gem in the city.

The atmosphere is great thanks to the 1920s décor and the fact it’s pretty much always full, and as well as the impressive cocktail list there’s even a good number of craft beers for those Joes who like to keep things strictly hoppy.

Location: 7 Suffolk Street, Queensway, B1 1LT.

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