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
Kick, Pop, Try Night Market
Friday 10th March. Free.
Old Spitalfields Market is getting ballsy and is putting on a rugby themed night to mark the Wales v Ireland 6 Nations game this Friday. They’ll be putting on their regular Night Market as well as erecting a giant outdoor cinema screen to show the game.
Some of the best London street vendors around will be on duty, such as Bleecker Burger and award winning fish & chips from Poppies, and there’ll also be a load of rugby-themed games and activities. Test your balance on a bucking rugby rodeo simulator, or test your throwing and kicking skills with their rugby prize competition.
Location: Spitalfields Market, Commercial Street, E1 6AA. Nearest Tube: Liverpool Street.
Smith & Sinclair Garnish Bar
Until Sunday 12th March. From £12.
You’re probably fully acquainted with Smith & Sinclair’s renowned alcoholic and edible creations by now. Well, their latest creation is a unique pop-up in partnership with Tanqueray Gin. It’s located in London’s West End and it’s called The Flavour Rooms.
Upstairs will showcase all of Smith & Sinclair’s goodies such as their signature cocktail pastilles and alcoholic dib dabs and more, while downstairs they’ve partnered up with Tanqueray Gin to bring the Tanqueray Experimental Garnish Bar. Bookings need to be made in advance and your entry fee includes a Smith & Sinclair edible cocktail, a Tanqueray cocktail and a range of garnishes.
Location: The Flavour Rooms, Ganton Street, W1F 7QP. Nearest Tube: Oxford Circus.
Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham
Friday 10th & Saturday 11th March. £12.50.
This weekend sees The Rum Festival hit Brum, bringing with it over 100 rums to Digbeth from all over the world. As well as the best rums the Caribbean and Cuba have to offer, they’ll also be food, music and of course rum cocktails for you to enjoy.
While the Rum Festival is obviously for the connoisseur, don’t worry if you don’t know your White from your spiced, they’ll be a friendly team on duty to help you choose. Your ticket gets you a welcome Rumun’s rum as well as a Rum Festival glass and a guide to the festivities.
Location: The Bond, 180-182 Fazeley Street, B5 5SE.
Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester
Track Brewery Brewtap
Friday 10th & Saturday 11th March. Free.
Like many of the UK’s best breweries, Manchester’s Track Brewing Company is hidden away under a railway arch. And this weekend, the Piccadilly-located taphouse is hosting a free brewtap event with Track’s six keg beers, two casks beers and two new Track brews all on offer.
To accompany their fine beer, Track have enlisted the help of Mediterranean street food masters, the Ottö-Men, and there’ll also be music both nights with DJ duo Stop Making Sense headlining the Friday, and Dr Sid spinning an eclectic mix of vintage rock ‘n’ roll on the Saturday.
Location: Track Brewery, Sheffield Street, M1 2ND.
Things to Do This Weekend in Glasgow
Glasgow International Comedy Festival
Until Sunday 26th March.
The Glasgow International Comedy Festival, the largest event of its kind in Europe, heads back to Dear Green Place this weekend. The festival, which runs for two weeks, will feature some of countries leading names of the circuit as well as plenty of local talent.
Various venues have got involved for the Festival with highlights including Stewart Lee, Josie Long and Frankie Boyle, who’ll be joined by some of his favourite comics for a run of shows in his native Glasgow at the King’s Theatre.