Things to Do This Weekend
Last updated on October 31st, 2018 at 11:42 am
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 Comic Con
Friday 26th – Sunday 28th October. From £17.
A firm fixture on every fanboy’s calendar, the UK’s biggest pop culture convention rolls into town this weekend when London Comic Con once again hits the ExCel Centre. You know the score by now; stalls, special guests, interviews, games and all the cosplay you could wish for!
This year there’s plenty to look forward to with special guests including the likes of Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista, Avengers Infinity War’s Paul Bettany, SinCity’s Frank Miller, and Katherine McNamara and Emerald Toubia from Shadowhunters. There’s always a ton of surprises too, so get your tickets here.
Location: ExCeL London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, E16 1XL. Nearest Tube: Canning Town.
The World of Hendrick’s Orbium
Until Tuesday 30th October. Free.
One of our favourite gin distillers, Hendrick’s, have just unveiled a brand new addition to their range called Orbium. Described as what Scottish gin would taste like in a ‘parallel universe’, they’re celebrating the launch by inviting guests to an immersive gin-filled pop-up taking place at Harvey Nichols.
Guests will be transported into a Hendrick’s world of warped proportions and earthly delights and invited into the Orbium universe, unlocked behind a secret door. The miniature world will be full of teeny-tiny objects and, most importantly, there’s three free cocktails for you to sip on. Tickets are free but you’ll need to register here.
Location: Harvey Nichols, 190-125 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RJ. Nearest Tube: Knightsbridge.
Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester
GRUB 4th Birthday Party
Friday 26th October. Free.
One of Manc’s favourite street food pop-ups GRUB is turning the grand age of 4 this Friday, so to celebrate they’re naturally throwing a bash with cake at their residence at Fairfield Social Club. You know how it works by now; beer, wine, spirits, DJs, good times and plenty of street food every Friday and Saturday.
GRUB legends like Oh Mei Dumpling, Yakumama, The Otto-Men and Mac Daddies will be on duty, there’s a new specially brewed Runaway beer to sample and there’ll also be a tombola with prizes ranging from free beer and a £50 bar tab to a nice party hat. Hey, a win’s a win!
Location: Fairfield Social Club, Archway 6, Temperance Street, M12 6HR.
Things to Do This Weekend in Glasgow
Day of the Deid Fiesta
Saturday 27th October. £12.
Following four sell out shows at venues across the city, the fifth annual Day of the Deid fiesta returns to Glasgow this weekend, taking over Saint Luke’s with another piñata-packed night of live music, dance and theatre performances, Latin tunes, facepainting, lashings of tequila, cocktails and Mexican street food.
Scotland’s best loved sombrero-topped four-piece, Rapido Mariachi, will be performing, while DJs spin an exotic mix of heavy Latin rhythms, classic tunes, and tropical disco. Face painters will also be on hand throughout the night to turn partygoers into sugar skulls. Día de los Muertos attire is strongly encouraged.
Location: Saint Lukes and the Winged Ox, 17 Bain Street, G40 2JZ.
Things to Do This Weekend in Norwich
Norwich Beer Festival
Until Saturday 27th October. Prices vary.
While it’s not an Oktoberfest event as such, the 41st Norwich Beer Festival does return to St Andrews Hall this weekend. A staple in the Norfolk beer calendar, the CAMRA ran event will see over 200 cask-conditioned real ales from Britain’s independent brewers, as well as draught and bottled beers from continental Europe at the World Beer bar.
For the first time ever, a new and unique Curiosity Bar is being introduced to broaden guests’ horizons, while there’ll also be a large range of traditional ciders and perries too, with over 80 varieties, mostly from East Anglia. This year, the festival will be open longer on Saturday (12pm-9pm) as there’ll be no break between the sessions, so that’s the best chance you’ll have of avoiding queues!
Location: St. Andrew’s and Blackfriars’ Halls, St Andrews Hall Plain, NR3 1AU..