Last updated on July 7th, 2016 at 12:15 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

The Greatest Spectacle of Lucha Libre
Friday 1st – Saturday 2nd July. £20.

We make no secret here at Average Joes that we’re very much into our wrestling. Well, Mexico’s version of the iconic masked superheroes are back in the UK this weekend for ‘The Greatest Spectacle of Lucha Libre’, an electrifying two-day bonanza at York Hall in Bethnal Green.

York Hall will be transformed into a Mexican Arena, transporting audiences to a timeless era where legends battled in epic live confrontations of Good vs. Evil. Both shows on Friday and Saturday are family friendly and throughout the events spectators can enjoy delicious and authentic Mexican street-food, snacks, agave cocktails and a cool selection of cervezas.

Location: York Hall, 5-15 Old Ford Road, E2 9PJ. Nearest Tube: Bethnal Green.

Soho Food Feast
Saturday 2nd – Sunday 3rd July. £15.

We can’t have a ‘Thing to Do’ list without a food festival or two and with summer in full swing, central Londoners might want to check out Soho’s Food Feast. Now in its sixth stint, this fundraiser for Soho Parish Primary School is much more than a regular school fete with some of central London’s best up and coming restaurants on duty.

Middle Eastern flavours will be provided by NOPI, Ceviche will be bringing the Peruvian seafood, while Patty & Bun will be bringing their famed burgers if you like to keep things simple. There’s tons more vendors on duty and the tasters alone will be worth the trip. The £15 entry might sound expensive but not when you consider you’ll be provided with tokens upon entry!

Location: St Anne’s Church, Wardour Street, W1D 6AF. Nearest Station: Leicester Square.


Things to Do This Weekend in Bristol

Grillstock Festival
Saturday 2nd – Sunday 3rd July. £18-45.

This weekend marks the return of Bristol’s infamous Grillstock festival. Harbourside will turn into a meat haven with BBQ as far as the eye can see. There’s over 30 stalls on duty, all vying for the ‘BBQ Champion’ accolade in Grillstock’s ‘King of the Grill’ cook-off, judged by Dr BBQ and a team of BBQ kings.

And we haven’t even mentioned the music yet! The Main Stage will see rock legends The Stranglers taking to the stage, as well as The Fratellis and Manchester’s The Mouse Outfit. There’s also the Dive Bar Stage for those who prefer their live music provided through turntables.

Location: Lloyds Amphitheatre, Bristol Harbourside, BS1 5LL.


Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester

The Color Run
Saturday 2nd July. £24.

Now in its third year, the ‘Happiest 5k on the Planet’ has spread its love and colour to more than 50 countries with an incredible 300+ events hosted worldwide. The Color Run sees participants covered in bursts of coloured powder at each kilometre of the 5k route, and this weekend the event hits the streets of Manchester.

Once Joes and Janes have crossed the finish line, the powdered partygoers will find the Color Festival Area where they can dance the night away to an array of DJs and MCs. Thankfully, the run itself isn’t timed at all so you can take it at whatever pace you like!

Location: Etihad Stadium, Sportcity, M11 3FF.


Things to Do This Weekend in Cambridge

Until Saturday 9th July. From £9.

Now we’re by no means theatre/musical experts but you don’t really need to be to have a blast at Spamalot. The musical takes its inspiration (and quotes) from ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail,’ the John Cleese, Michael Palin and co.’s 70s classic.

Playing at the ADC Theatre until next Saturday, Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, witch burning and cows. We’ll give you your money back ourselves if you’re not struggling to breathe through laughter at least once.*

*Note: Not an actual offer.

Location: ADC Theatre, Park Street, CB5 8AS.



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