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 Motor Show
Thursday 4th – Sunday 7th May. £15.
After the success of the inaugural event in 2016, The Confused.com London Motor Show is returning to Battersea Evolution in Battersea Park this weekend. This year’s event, which will see HRH Prince Michael of Kent continue as show Patron, is set to be even bigger and better with displays from some of the most high-profile names in the automotive industry.
There’ll be over 130 brand new cars on show from major the likes of Tesla, Aston Martin, Fiat, Hyundai, Vauxhall, Mazda, Nissan, BAC, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche and Maserati. In addition, a selection of iconic historic vehicles will also be on display, showcasing the heritage of some of the world’s best-loved marques.
Location: Battersea Evolution, Queenstown Road, SW8 4NW. Nearest Station: Battersea Park.
The London Cheese Project
Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th May. Free.
Not many things get us more excited here at AJ HQ than a food festival, and this weekend sees the best of all the foods getting the showcase it deserves with The London Cheese Project. During the two-day Camden festival, you can buy and talk to some of the capital’s top urban cheesemakers who’ll each be pairing with a different street food vendor to produce some cheesy magic.
As well as talks on a variety of topics – from craft beer pairing to an introduction to London’s new wave of urban cheeses – there’ll also be music throughout the weekend with acoustic sets from the likes of Florence Joelle, Camden Acoustic Club and the Joe Mac Blues Band.
Location: Camden Market, Camden High Street, NW1 8NJ. Nearest Tube: Camden Town.
Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester
Saying #SodThis To Homelessness
Friday 5th May. £10.
If you’re after a fun and fearless night of comedy and music, all in aid of a good cause, this Friday sees Saying #SodThis to Homelessness hit venue 53two. Award-winning comedian Sara Pascoe headlines the evening, with support from twisted comedy trio Gein’s Family Giftshop and stand-up Nina Gilligan. Music comes from Manchester songstress Josephine Oniyama and alternative pop duo Demons of Ruby Mae.
All proceeds from the night go to local homelessness charities the Booth Centre and Coffee4Craig, who work passionately and tirelessly to help tackle the growing homelessness crisis in Manchester and support people without a home. At £10 a ticket, it’s bargain of a Friday night out too.
Location: 53two, 8 Albion Street, M1 5NZ.
Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham
Friday 5th – Sunday 7th May. £8.
We’ve probably all at one time or another walked past the local soft play area and thought, “Hey, they should open that for adults!” Well, this weekend folks of Brum are in luck as Ball Mania heads to Millennium Point filling it with 200,000 plastic balls – so that adults can revisit their childhood.
Adult-sized inflatables will also be introduced to Millennium Point too, so Joes and Janes can revisit playground games like catch, tag, hide and seek, and Marco Polo. Ball Mania can be booked in 30 minute slots and will run from 10am to 10.30pm until Sunday.
Location: Millennium Point, Curzon Street, B4 7XG.
Things to Do This Weekend in Bristol
Bristol Sushi Bus
Saturday 6th May. £32.50.
If the idea of tucking into raw fish while on an open top bus is your idea of a fun-filled Saturday, then Joes of Bristol you’re in luck! Bristolian grub kings Foozie are bringing back their Sushi Bus this weekend following a massively successful event last summer.
Tuck into a 5 course sushi menu crafted by the local sushi chef, Ivo Suchett-Kaye of Sushi Kay, and take in some of Bristol’s most beautiful sights as well as learn some useless facts from Foozie’s alternative tour guide. Of course, the bus will also be filled to the brim with booze too!