Last updated on November 14th, 2018 at 12:59 pm

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

Jimmy’s Winter Lodge

Opens Friday 9th November.

Fresh from his BBQ Club in the summer, London pop-up king, Jimmy Garcia is back this Friday with his Winter Lodge. As always, there’s various parts to the pop-up with the set-menu Refuge Restaurant overlooking the Thames on the Southbank, as well as The Hot Cocktail Bar and Street Food for passers-by.

This year there’s also the option of an evening of private dining with Private Igloos. Available for the evening for groups of up to 10 people, these heated domes will offer a unique way to experience dining on the Southbank with stunning views of the river, and an equally stunning menu. Jimmy’s is always a must-visit when winter comes around – find out more here.

Location: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX.. Nearest Tube: Waterloo.

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Winterland

Open Thursday 8th November.

Fulham’s first ever Thameside beach will be transformed into Fulham’s first ever ski resort this winter. Taking inspiration from the Alpine slopes of the 80s and 90s, Winterland opens this Thursday and will transport guests back in time to a festive winter playground.

We’re talking the likes of a karaoke booth, curling lanes, beer/prosecco pong and table tennis. Ironically enough, Jimmy’s Lodge also will be on hand in Fulham serving fondues and schnitzels, whilst mulled wine and winter warmer cocktails are served from the Moose bar. Find out more here and check out our 2018 list of Winter Pop-Ups in London.

Location: Fulham Beach Club, 364 Wandsworth Bridge Road, SW6 2TY. Nearest Station: Wandsworth.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester

Manchester Christmas Markets

Friday 9th November – Sunday 23rd December. Free.

With summer now a distant memory, it’s time we started looking forward to yuletide. And Manchester’s award-winning Christmas Markets 2018 returns this weekend, bringing with it mouth-watering international food, drinks and delicately crafted festive gifts across more than 300 stalls and chalets.

Spread across the city centre from the Cathedral Gardens to Brazennose Street, European and local producers offer everything from fine amber jewellery to handmade Belgian kitchenware, as well as incredible array of food, including traditional bratwurst, Hungarian goulash, Spanish paella and a good old-fashioned hog roast.

Location: Various.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Liverpool

The Five Points JUPA Launch Tour

Friday 9th November. Free.

For the first time in 2 years, The Five Points Brewing Company is launching a brand new beer to its permanent range! Meet JUPA, a juicy, tropical Pale Ale with flavours of pineapple and mango. To celebrate the launch, they’re touring the country with JUPA parties and this Friday it’s the turn of Liverpool’s The Dead Crafty Beer Company to host.

In each venue, The Five Points are giving away 25 free pints of JUPA to the first 25 through the door who click ‘Attending’ on the Facebook event. Throughout the night they’ll also be a raffle where you can win a whole load of JUPA-style prizes from packs of beer to tees. Find out more here.

Location: The Dead Crafty Beer Company, 92 Dale Street, L2 5TF.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Norwich

Norwich Film Festival 2018

Until Sunday 18th November. Prices vary.

The 8th annual Norwich Film Festival gets into full swing this weekend. Committed to showcasing the very best of independent short film from both local and international filmmakers, the festival will be screening 100 excellent films over the course of the next two weeks, as well as holding more events than ever, including regional premieres and industry talks and panels.

As well as screening the likes of Blade Runner and Alien, there’s also a masterclass with VFX guru David Simpson, animated shorts for kids, and Q&A’s with British screen legends Christopher Eccleston, Vanessa Redgrave and Juliet Stevenson. Check out the full the schedule here.

Location: Various.

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