Last updated on March 17th, 2016 at 10:55 am

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

Urban Food Fest
Every Saturday, 12th March – 17th December. Free.

One of our favourite things to do in London summertime is spend an evening at one of the capital’s numerous street food festivals. While the sun is hardly in constant blaze yet, one London’s most popular food pop ups, Urban Food Fest, is back to its regular stomping ground in a car park in Shoreditch.

Some of the best local grub providers will be on call with dishes from all corners of the globe, including beef arepas from Venezuela, chorizo wraps from Brazilian, and waffles from Belgium. Of course, there’s plenty of crafts and ciders on offer from the well-stocked bar too!

Location: Euro Carparks, 162-167 Shoreditch High Street. E1 6HU. Nearest Overground: Shoreditch High Street.

St Patrick’s Day Parade
Sunday 13th March. Free.

If you didn’t know, the fine people of Ireland like to party. So while St Patrick’s Day is just under a week away, the Irish need no excuse to have a week long shindig, which means St Patrick’s Day events are in full swing this weekend. While it might be a little less debouched than O’Neills, this Sunday at Trafalgar Square should be good craic with parade and festival.

Leaving Piccadilly at midday before ending up at Nelson’s Column, the Irish parade will feature floats, music and plenty Green. Trafalgar Sq itself will feature a food market with plenty of Irish beef stew cooked of offer, as well as some of the best Irish money can buy. Just remember to bring your shamrock clad green top hat!

Location: Trafalgar Sq. Nearest Tube: Charing Cross.


Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester

Cosmosis Festival
Saturday 12th March. £67.50.

If you’re in the mood for some edgy psychedelia this weekend and happen to find yourself with a Saturday free in Manchester, then look no further than the 3rd instalment of the Cosmosis Festival.

Taking place at the iconic Victoria Warehouse, this year’s festival features some seriously heavyweight names in the world of psych and alt rock. The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Brian Jonestown Massacre and the Sleaford Mods are worth the admission price alone but there’s also music from The Raveonettes and Of Montreal.

Location: Victoria Warehouse. M17 1AB.


Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham

Sabai Sabai
Daily, 10am-11pm.

Sabai Sabai has been lauded in recent years as one of the best Thai restaurants in the Midlands and we think it’s fully worthy of the reputation. Offering some of Thailand’s best flavours, Sabai Sabai is an elegant setting for some seriously tasty authentic food.

It was recently shortlisted for the 2015 Chamber Award for Best Restaurant in Birmingham, but be warned they don’t hold back on their spice, so if you can’t handle a little heat, let them know before you order. We recommend the Weeping Tiger sirloin steak on the sizzling platter menu.

Location: 268 High Street. B17 9PT.


Things to Do This Weekend in Bristol

Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Until Sunday 10th April. £5.

For fans of photography or the natural world, M Shed sees the return of the world-renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition from the Natural History Museum. Showcasing over 100 breath-taking images from around the world, the Wildlife Photography exhibition is the most prestigious photography event of its kind.

The competition launched in 1965 and attracted 361 entries. Now in its 51st year, last year saw the competition receives over 42,000 entries from 96 countries, so this really is the best of the best.

Location: M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Road. BS1 4RN.



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