Last updated on June 21st, 2017 at 02:55 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

RA Summer Lates: The Electric Forest
Saturday 17th June. £45.

Art spills from the galleries and into the night this weekend for the annual Royal Academy Summer Lates. Taking over the Burlington House courtyard as well as the opulent town-palace, visitors can expect artist installations, music, cocktails, maypole dancing, pagan cinema and more.

Wander through our courtyard, temporary nomadic yurt and gilded Fine Rooms to discover neon UV life drawing, maypole dancing, Pagan crafts, Wicker Man sculptures, floral installations, secret bars, glitter, live chamber music, ritualistic performance art, interactive digital graffiti, body painting, ‘70s disco DJs and more …

Location: Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, W1J 0BD. Nearest Station: Piccadilly Circus.

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Cally Festival
Sunday 18th June. Free.

Caledonian Road is one of capital’s most vibrant neighbourhoods and each year the community get together to celebrate that diversity with one big blow out called the Cally Festival. 2017’s fest arrives this Sunday with the closed road expecting over 7,000 visitors to north London for a huge party.

Expect music, performance, art, activities, creative workshops and much more. The road will also be open to a big old street food market, bringing with it grub from all corners of the globe. There’ll be over 100 performers across the day and more than 50 markets stalls selling their north London wares.

Location: Caledonian Road, N7 8TT. Nearest Tube: Caledonian Road.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Norwich

German Bierfest Norwich
Thursday 15th – Sunday 18th June. Free – £25.

If there’s a beer festival hitting a UK city, you can be sure we’re covering it. And this weekend it’s the turn of the Fine City to get their pilsner fill with the German Bierfest Norwich. Over the long weekend Joes and Janes can visit the German Village with wooden huts selling everything from Bratwurst over authentic German products to the giant beer halls where they’ll be serving up a selection of 3 handmade German beers.

If you want to pop along for a leisurely stein in the BierFest beer garden, it’s completely free of charge (apart from the cost of the beer obviously), but a seat reservation inside the big tent will cost you £20-25. But as well as a seat, the ticket will also get you one stein of FestBier and a nice food plate with a Bavarian Schweinebraten and an Underberg.

Location: Chapelfield Gardens, NR2 1TN.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester

Manchester Day
Sunday 18th June. Free.

The seventh annual Manchester Day is back this Sunday. Each year the carnival takes on a different theme, and this time round it’s ‘Abracadabra’ to celebrate the everyday magic of the city. As well as lots music and theatre throughout, the centrepiece will be the parade.

Last year the parade saw over 2,000 people take part and 60,000 come out to watch, and similar numbers are expected this year. It will leave Liverpool Road in the early afternoon, and make its way through the city until it reaches Exchange Square, around an hour and a half later. The city centre’s squares will also be full of live performance, music, and theatre.

Location: Various.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham

British Street Food Awards
Friday 16th & Saturday 17th June. £2.

Digbeth Dining Club is always a great place to check out at a weekend in Birmingham, but this weekend it’ll be extra special thanks to some of Brum’s tastiest street food vendors descending on the Club for the regional heats of the prestigious annual Street Food Awards.

The winner of the whole competition in 2016 hails from Birmingham too, so if you’ve not had the pleasure of tasting Baked in Brick’s chicken tikka on a sword cooked under the bonnet of a Mini Cooper, now is your chance! However, they face stiff competition this year from the likes of Thai masters Buddha Belly.

Location: Digbeth Dining Club, Lower Trinity Street, B9 4AG.

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