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
Club de Fromage on Ice
Saturday 15th December. £10.
It seems almost a modern day tradition for Londoners to hit an ice rink over the Christmas period. But we say if you’re going to do, do it properly – for us that means falling on your arse to the sound of Dancing Queen. If you’re with us then head down to Alexandra Palace for Club de Fromage on Ice!
The popular club night will hit the ice rink in North London for one night only this Friday. Fancy dress is welcomed but not a necessity and there’ll be games and prize giveaways throughout the evening. Club de Fromage on Ice will feature plenty of musical mayhem with everything played from Sister Sledge to Vanilla Ice.
Location: Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AY. Nearest Station: Alexandra Palace.
Maltby Street Christmas Night Market
Friday 14th December. Free.
If you’re still not feeling festive, we implore you to head to Bermondsey this Friday to the Maltby Street Christmas Night Markey. Feast on festive dishes from around the globe as the iconic food market’s finest traders set up their stalls after dark beneath the Southbank’s fairy-lit Victorian railway arches.
The market kicks off at 4pm and will feature Maltby’s famed food traders like African Volcano, Waffle On, The Beefsteaks and London’s best sausage connoisseur, Herman Ze German. There’ll also be carol singers and booze will be served at cosy bars Bartozino and Little Bird Gin.
Location: 41 Maltby Street, SE1 3PA. Nearest Tube: Bermondsey.
Things to Do This Weekend in Glasgow
Saturday 15th December. From £15.
Scotland’s most popular gin festival, GinFall, returns to where it all began this weekend at the lavish Pollokshields Burgh Hall. Bringing together some of the best gins Scotland has to offer, as well as some from further afield, Ginfall will also showcase fantastic live music and festive food treats to keep you suitably fed.
Upon arrival, you’ll receive a delicious Welcome Christmas Gin Cocktail from the premium cocktail bar before meeting distillers in person to discuss their creation. As well as the opportunity to try a huge variety of gins from all over the world, there’ll also be gin masterclasses throughout the day.
Location: Pollokshields Burgh Hall, 70 Glencairn Drive, G41 4LL.
Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham
JQ Street Food Fridays
Friday 14th December. Free.
If you live in Brum and haven’t had the chance to head down to JQ’s Street Food Fridays yet, this weekend presents the perfect opportunity. A new weekly street food festival from food pop-up kings Taste and Liquor, the Jewellery Quarters event features some of the UK’s best street-food traders, as well as some of Birmingham’s best DJs and a fully stocked bar.
Hosted by The Rebel Chicken, the likes of What The Cluck will be serving fried chicken heaven and Little Urban BBQ will be offering ribs and pulled meats, while Jamrock marinade beautiful BBQ jerk chicken and Veeru Da Dhaba serve up their Indian-fusion. There’s seating indoors and outdoors (with heating) and entry is free all night.
Location: The Rebel Chicken, 19 Pitsford Street, B18 6LJ.
Things to Do This Weekend in Bristol
Friday 14th December. From £32.70.
Start your Christmas with a bang this Friday at Colston Hall’s Christmas Festiv-al! This Bristolian Christmas party hosted by Pieminister packs all the unexpected and quirky delights of a music festival with a delicious two-course festive pie buffet, as well as three well stocked bars and a pop-up gin bar.
Alongside the pies and merriment, Colston Hall’s team has called on legendary outfit The Cuban Brothers to perform alongside a range of DJs who’ll be keeping the party going long into the night. There’ll also be ball pit karaoke and an Interactive Photobooth when things get really messy.
Location: Colston Hall, Colston Street, BS1 5AR.