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
Virtually Real VR Exhibition
Until Saturday 14th January. £45.
With VR becoming ever more sophisticated, it’s not really surprising that users are starting to think outside of the box. And this week/weekend, the technology and art worlds will collide with the first ever 3D printed artworks created in virtual reality as part of an exclusive project between HTC Vive and London’s prestigious Royal Academy of Arts, titled ‘Virtually Real’.
Using real-life graphics, the HTC Vive lets you move around and interact in hundreds of virtual worlds with an innovative hand controllers and 360° room-scale tracking. You can walk through, over, under and around the artworks, fully immersing yourself in the virtual pieces.
Location: Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, W1J 0BD. Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus.
Nordic Matters Opening Weekend
Saturday 14th January. Free.
A weekend walk around the Southbank Centre is always as good a plan as any, and this Saturday marks the start of the Centre’s Nordic Matters event. There’s going to be Scandi-themed events going on all year and this weekend will see ‘fika’ for all ages with highlights including folk music, storytelling and all round hygge.
The standout highlight of the weekend, however, will be a mass cinnamon bun bake-off by the Finnish Church and, of course, they’ll be plenty of sweet freebies. As well as talks on Nordic mythology with Icelandic writer and lyricist Sjón, the great Joes at LEGO will also be on duty to add some play to the event.
Location: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX. Nearest Tube: Waterloo.
Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester
Eat at B.eat Street MCR
Until Tuesday 31st January. Free Entry.
Manchester has no lack of cuisine options but one of our favourite hangouts is Deansgate’s gourmet street food market, B.eat Street. Packed with pop-up stalls, fire pits and party vibes, B.eat Street has just expanded with bumped up indoor and covered areas, which now includes six differently themed bars.
Alongside all the craft beers, cocktails and tunes, some of Manc’s best vendors will be on duty too so you don’t get famished, including the likes of Chaat Cart for fresh India creations, Freddie and Ava’s wood-fired pizzas, and Jerk’s Caribbean grill.
Location: 235 Deansgate, M3 4EN..
Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham
Until Sunday 15th January. Adults £33, Children £21.
Covering over 1 million sq. ft., Autosport International is the Europe’s largest pre-season motorsport event and this weekend it’s hitting the NEC. Featuring every level of Motor Racing – from Karting up to F1- the exhibition will showcase everything from specialist race suppliers to major manufacturers showcasing their road and race cars.
The show is unique in that it encompasses two trade-only days and also two days for the general public. The public event will feature the very latest in motorsport, automotive and performance engineering technology, alongside cars and talks from some of the biggest names in the business.
Location: NEC, North Avenue, B40 1NT.
Things to Do This Weekend in Edinburgh
Drink at Daylight Robbery Bar
Daily, Midday – Midnight.
One of the most interesting places to drink in Edinburgh is Dublin Street’s Daylight Robbery Bar. While it’s great a weekends, we should also probably let you know that every Wednesday and Thursday throughout January, the medieval bar is hosting ‘Blood and Wine’, a Game of Thrones-inspired pop-up bar.
Located in the cellar, fans of the show can tuck into meat and mead while pledging allegiance to Westeros. The tavern bar will be serving up a range of ales, spirits and wines solely from the Seven Kingdoms, including Arbor Gold and Old Bear’s Hot Spiced Wine.
Location: 26B Dublin Street, EH3 6NN.