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
Stokey Beer Fest
Saturday 28th January. From £20.
Another weekend, another beer festival. Eight breweries will descend on Stoke Newington Saturday for the annual Stokey Beer Fest. Brewers include the likes of Little Earth Project, Brewage a Trois and the host brewery, Seven Sisters Brewery. There’ll also be gin on offer from Jensen’s.
Tickets are being sold for morning and evening sessions and while the £20 ticket sounds a bit steep, that does include a festival glass and a third of a pint of craft beer from each of the eight brewers. The afternoon session runs from 12pm to 5.30pm and the evening session runs from 6pm to 11pm.
Location: Abney Hall, 73a Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 0AS. Nearest Station: Stoke Newington.
The Greatest Sneakers of All Time Exhibition
Until Monday 6th February. Free.
If you’re a trainer obsessive like we are here at Joes, you might be interested to hear that an exhibition entitled ‘G.O.A.T Sneakers’ is heading to The Archivist Gallery this weekend. Curated by leading international sneaker expert, Neal Heard, the exhibition will be both a history and an homage to the most iconic sneakers ever made.
Featuring a 3,000-year timeline, G.O.A.T Sneakers identifies the earliest known iterations of the shoe before chronicling its evolution across the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries – along the way charting the many infamous controversies and scandals, as well as the extraordinary stories surrounding the creation of the most iconic brands and designs over the years.
Location: The Archivist Gallery, Unit V Reliance Wharf, 2-10 Hertford Road, N1 5ET. Nearest Station: Haggerston.
Things to Do This Weekend in Bristol
Making a Murderer Tour
Saturday 28th January. From £30.
It was around this time last year that we all stopped heading outdoors and binged on one of the truly defining documentaries of our time in Making a Murderer. As harrowing as the story of Steven Avery and Brandan Dassey was, it also gave us one of the best bromances in recent history with their attorneys Dean Strang and Jerry Buting.
Well, the pair are going on a tour to discuss the Netflix show and this weekend the talk hits Bristol. The dynamic duo will be discussing the operations of the criminal justice system, as well as the broader implications of the Steven Avery case.
Location: Colston Hall, Colston Street, BS1 5AR.
Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham
Chinese New Year Festival
Sunday 29th January. Free.
This Saturday marks the Year of the Rooster, and Birmingham will be hosting the city’s biggest Chinese New Year celebrations yet on Sunday. Taking place in and around The Arcadian, expect lanterns, dancing and all the delicious noodles you can gorge on.
The festivities begin from 11am. Everything is free and it will take place not just in The Arcadian but also in the surrounding streets of Thorp Street and Ladywell Walk. There’ll also be funfair rides and two stages with performances throughout the day.
Location: The Arcadian, 70 Hurst Street, B5 4TD.
Things to Do This Weekend in Edinburgh
Burns Night Ceilidh
Friday 27th & Saturday 28th January. £40.
If you missed out on Burns Night this Wednesday, or simply didn’t want a hangover Thursday, this Friday there’ll be plenty going on in Edinburgh. And one of the best Robert Burns celebrations will be going on at The Scottish Café and Restaurant.
Yes, Scotland’s National bard will be celebrated with an evening of fine Scottish food and ceilidh dancing. You’ll dine on a three-course dinner, featuring Cock-a-Leekie Soup, Haggis, and Cranachan, then you’ll then dance the rest of the night away with a ceilidh and live band and caller who’ll guide you through each dance.
Location: The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant, The Mound, Edinburgh.