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
London Brewers’ Market
Saturday 22nd October. Free.
We love our street food markets here at Average Joes – almost as much as we love our beer. So what better combination than this weekend’s London Brewer’s Market. The LBM is in aid of Venn Street Market’s fifth birthday with this being their first event south of the Thames.
Organised by stalwarts, The Five Points Brewing Company, there’ll be four other breweries on duty with Orbit Beers, Mondo Brewing Company, Anspach & Hobday, and Gipsy Hill Brewing Company also pouring pints throughout the day. Naturally, the delicious food stalls of Venn Street will be serving up the grub.
Location: Venn Street, Clapham Common, SW4 0AT. Nearest Tube: Clapham Common.
888Live Poker Festival
Until Sunday 23rd October
For those that fancy themselves as quite the poker pro, 888poker have been in town all this week to give Joes the chance to put their money where their mouth is and take part in the first ever Vegas-style 888Live Poker Festival in London at Aspers Casino in Stratford.
The highlight of the Festival is the Main Event, a huge celebration of poker hosted by poker starlet and ESPN presenter Kara Scott, where Joes can enter one of two starting flights (or opening rounds in non-poker terms) either today or Friday with the winner of the tournament this weekend taking home a cool £200,000.
Location: Aspers Casino, Montfichet Road, Olympic Park, E20 1ET. Nearest Tube: Stratford.
Things to Do This Weekend in Cambridge
Cambridge Film Festival
Until Thursday 27th October
While the London Film Festival may have just finished, Cambridge is hosting its very own festival of all things film this weekend with the Cambridge Film Festival which celebrates movies from the past, present and future. It’s a chance to relive and enjoy past glories as much as it is to see what’s happening in film right now.
What makes Cambridge different from other Festivals is that it attracts big names but is nonetheless intimate and approachable. There’s no red carpets and the public can get into any of the showings at the Arts Picturehouse. The Festival gets underway with a screening of Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake, before ending with Werner Herzog’s Into the Inferno.
Location: Arts Picturehouse, 38-39 St Andrew’s Street, CB2 3AR.
Things to Do This Weekend in Bristol
A Drinker’s Guide to the City of Bristol Bus
Friday 21st October. £26.25
To celebrate Bristol Cocktail Week, local food and drink event specialists Foozie are throwing a Drinker’s Guide to the City of Bristol with Joes and Janes jumping onto a double decker bus set up with cocktails and booze.
The bus will stop at various sites and will be complete with tour guides. Guests will be taken around some of city’s most significant watering holes with a drink in hand as they’ll learn about sherry importing, rum smuggling and gin distilling and how they shaped the city.
Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester
Street Art: A Modern History of the Northern Quarter
Friday 21st October. £7.50.
If you’re familiar with Manchester and its Northern Quarter, chances are you’ve often wondered about the significance and the history of the plethora of murals and street arts dotted around the place. Well, now’s your chance to discover the stories behind the street art with A Modern History of the Northern Quarter tour.
Join Skyliner (a Manchester-based art blog) on the tour where you’ll learn about the creation of the Northern Quarter as we know it today, finding out the major names behind some of the area’s oldest street art and why it’s become so significant.
Location: Shudehill, M4 2AF.