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
Until Saturday 27th August. £3.
One of London’s most popular pop-ups is back this weekend. Fusing dance music and all the great things street food venues have to offer, Night Tales is all set for a two-month stint at a new haunt in Hackney Wick and is the perfect place to see you through those long summer evenings.
Night Tales will feature a brand new sun terrace as well as old favourites such as the Lazy Flamingo Bar and Coco’s Rum Shack. Food will naturally be in abundance and there’s a great line-up of DJs already announced, but if past events are anything to go by, there’s sure to be some huge names appearing without warning!
Location: 1-2 Hepscott Road, E9 5HA. Nearest Overground: Hackney Wick.
Festival of Stuff
Until Saturday 25th June. Free.
If you’re into your interactive exhibitions, UCL’s Institute of Making might be as good a bet as any this weekend. Consisting of four days of masterclasses and demonstrations, IoM shows us Joes how all our beloved stuff began life from concept through to the mechanics.
Last year included stuff such as basket weaving, pyrotechnic displays and glass whistle making, and you can expect similar vibes this year with activities including playing a 3D-printed violin, making a whistle from a PVC pipe and watching a robot designed to feed you breakfast without leaving bed. If that wasn’t enough to get you interested, the first 450 visitors will get a free ice lolly!
Location: UCL, Gower St, WC1E 6BT. Nearest Tube: Euston.
Things to Do This Weekend in Leeds
Leeds Waterfront Festival
Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June. Free.
The Leeds Waterfront Festival is back for its ninth year this weekend with the city’s riverside jam-packed with entertainment for all the family. Stretching from Thwaite Mills all the way down to the Royal Armouries, Leeds’ four miles of waterways will offer up an extensive programme of activities and live acts.
One of the biggest attractions this year is the Northern heats for the British Street Food Awards, meaning there’ll be a tons of incredible street food on offer desperate for your attention and support. On the water itself, look out for the junk boat racing on Sunday, which you yourself can get involved with.
Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester
We do like our street food haunts and despite only opening a couple of weeks ago, B.Eat Street Manchester has already gained a rep for some of the best comfort grub in the city. From grilled cheese sandwiches to Indonesian street food, there’s something for everyone at the Great Northern on Deansgate Mews.
Naturally there’s also a good choice of booze too with three ‘drinking dens’ available in the Tokyo-themed Lucky Lucky Late Bar, wine/coffee bar Milk of Burgundy, and Czech beer palace Kozel Lokal all located at the new permanent complex. There’s also art installations and resident DJs pulling you through the evenings.
Location: Great Northern Warehouse, 235 Deansgate, M3 4EN.
Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham
Be Festival 2016
Until Saturday 25th June. £22.
This weekend marks the final few days of Birmingham’s Be Festival (short for Birmingham European Festival). The festival is aimed at breaking cultural boundaries in/through the mediums of theatre, dance, circus, comedy, music, and visual and performing arts by giving audiences the opportunity to participate and explore the inner workings of productions.
Every night of the festival includes the now infamous interval dinner which takes place on the main stage (price included in the ticket). After each stage performances, there’s also a Be Late Stage which features a selection of International and UK bands and DJs taking the festival into the wee hours.
Location: Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EP.