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
Theatre of Beer 2016
Friday 19th February. £6.
We’re not going to lie, if ‘Things to Do This Weekend’ doesn’t involve a pint or two at some point, we feel as if we’ve gone wrong somewhere along the way. Luckily, Joes in London have ample opportunity this weekend with the annual Theatre of Beer at the Clapham Grand!
The Victoria music hall once again plays host to hundreds of barrels of cask beers, crafts and ciders. The event also features live music and great food stalls alongside more brews than you’ll ever be able to get through, so you’ll be suitably entertained while tipsy. This is must if you can make it!
Location: The Clapham Grand, 21-25 St John’s Hill. SW11 1TT. Nearest Tube: Clapham Juntion.
London Super Comic Convention
Saturday 20th – Sunday 21st February. From £18.50.
We’re never ashamed to admit we’re geeks here at Average Joes in the best sense of the world. So we can’t wait for the London Super Comic Convention this week as ExCel London. Joes can expect special guests, dozens of exhibitors, nearly 100 artists, internationally renowned costume makers and some seriously excellent cosplay!
Special guests that have been announced so far include Frank Cho (Mighty Avengers, X-Men, The Hulk), Marv Wolfman (Blade, the Vampire Hunter, The Guardians of the Galaxy) and Humberto Ramos (Amazing Spider-Man, Wolverine, Crimson). Joes are encouraged to dress up and enter the London Super Costume Championship. The grand prize is a trip for two to New York Comic Convention, so we suggest you make an effort!
Location: ExCel London, Royal Victoria Dock. Nearest Tube: Canning Town.
Things to Do This Weekend in Bristol
The Burger Joint
Daily. 12pm – 11pm.
Bristol has gained a rep for producing some of the best BBQ and burger in the country over the last few years, and one of the best burger haunts in the West (and maybe the country) has just opened a new shop in Fishponds. Don’t just take our word for it, though, The Burger Joint has been called the best in the area by Time Out and the Independent, among others.
The Fishponds restaurant opened just over a week ago and is said to be just a good, if not better than the other two in Clifton and Bedminster. The menu is essentially build-your-own stack with a choice of prime beef, Welsh lamb, chicken, venison, wild boar, kangaroo or two types of vegetarian burger. We’d recommend Crispy Chorizo, Pulled Pork and Grilled Red Chillies on top!
Location: 773 Fishponds Rd. BS16 3BS.
Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester
House Proud Exhibition
Until Friday 1st April. Free.
You can’t beat a bit of interior design and Joes in Manchester have a chance to see some of the Manchester Art Gallery’s finest over the next month. Manchester Gallery was one of the first in the country to start collecting furniture and homeware, and they’re putting a collection of glass, metalwork and furniture on display to give insight into the boundaries of practical design and art.
Even dating back to the 1930s, manufacturers began to employ contemporary artists to design their products. As such, the exhibition includes items designed by artists such as Dame Laura Knight, Eric Ravilious and John Piper, with nods to art movements such as Neo-Romanticism, Abstraction, Surrealism, Op and Pop Art.
Location: Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street. M2 3JL.
Things to Do This Weekend in Liverpool
The Alice Experience
Friday 19th February. £7 Adults, £5 Children.
If you’re in Liverpool and need something to occupy the kids at half-term, The Alice Experience at St George’s Hall is a large-scale theatre production which takes Joes, Janes and little ones through an interactive experience with the adventures of Alice in Wonderland.
During the walk-through experience, you’ll meet characters such as The Mad Hatter, March Hare, White Rabbit, and of course, The Queen of Hearts! The performance is suitable for all ages and families, though very young children may find some parts a bit scary.
Location: St George’s Hall. L1 1JJ.