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
Friday 6th – Sunday 8th July. From £13.50.
If for some reason you want avoid the World Cup, or if you just need the perfect hangover cure from the England game on Saturday, then Peckham is the place to be this weekend as it’s officially WingJam! Yes, award winning chefs will come together to serve the best chicken wings in the UK for your pleasure at the Bussey Building.
All wings will be served for £1 and all visitors will also get a free bottle of Cholula Hot Sauce to take away, as well as grab a free cocktail from the giant Monkey Shoulder party truck. As well as amazing wings, there will also be dozens of DJs playing on the rooftop at the Bussey Beer Garden. Book tickets here before they sell out.
Location: Bussey Building, Copeland Park, 133 Rye Lane, SE15 4ST. Nearest Station: Peckham Rye.
SCOOP: A Wonderful Ice Cream World Exhibition
Until Sunday 30th September. From £12.
Famed London foodie pop-up kings Bompas & Parr are back this weekend with another exhibition at their British Museum of Food. And for summer 2018, it’s all things ice cream. Aptly named ‘SCOOP’, the immersive exhibition is dedicated to everyone’s favourite cool creamy treat, complete with ice cream weather and glow-in-the-dark ice cream to sample.
The exhibition is centred on the world’s largest collection of ice cream paraphernalia, featuring vintage equipment, service-ware, advertising, art and music drawn from 14,000 items collected over 40 years by Robin and Caroline Weir, authors of the award-winning book ‘Ice Creams Sorbets and Gelati The Definitive Guide’. It’s also on until September, so no need to miss any of the World Cup action!
Location: Gasholders, 1 Lewis Cubitt Square, N1C 4BY. Nearest Tube: King’s Cross.
Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester
Temperance Street Party
Saturday 7th July. Free.
This weekend marks the end of Manchester Beer Week 2018, and they’re going out in a blaze of glory with the Temperance Street Party! Taking place in the city’s main brewing district, with a bit of help from Brooklyn Brewery, the Piccadilly Beer Mile will be turned into one giant street party with food, music and game for all ages.
Naturally the beer will be the main focus, with local breweries Marble and Beer Nouveau getting involved too. Just for this event, Brooklyn Brewery are bringing along a series of rare and unusual beers for two tastings. Things kick off at 12pm, and we’re sure they’ll find a screen or two for the England game.
Location: 75 Temperance Street, M12 6HU.
Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham
Colmore Food Festival
Friday 6th & Saturday 7th July. Free.
One of Birmingham’s premier culinary events, the annual Colmore Food Festival, returns to Victoria Square this weekend. The food festival is free to attend and allows venues from around the city to showcase their dishes and talents, giving Joes and Janes a flavour of what they offer all year round.
The best bit about the Colmore Food Festival is all dishes are capped at £4, which means you can get around and try as much as possible. This year’s highlights include celebrity chefs Glynn Purnell and Aktar Islam who’ll be on the Kitchen Stage cooking up a storm, as well as local restaurants joining the stage to show you how they cook their mouth-watering dishes.
Location: Victoria Square, B2 4AJ.
Things to Do This Weekend in Bristol
Bristol Gin Bus
Saturday 7th July. £35.
After a sell-out series of gin bus events last year, Bristol food pop-up specialists, Foozie, has once again teamed up with gin makers for a series of bus tours like no other. This year, they’ve enlisted the help of Martin Miller’s Gin to curate a two-hour scenic trip around Bristol on a stunning 1950’s open-top bus while sipping on delicious Gin and Tonics.
Tickets include four Martin Miller’s Gin & Tonics that will be served throughout a two-hour scenic bus tour of Bristol and for the first time they’re also offering a non-alcohol alternative, using Seedlip’s non-alcoholic spirits. Find out more info and get your tickets here.
Location: The Hole in the Wall, 2 Three Queens’ Lane, BS1 4QZ.