Every week we’ll be giving Joes the best Things to Do This Weekend in some of the biggest cities in the UK, including London, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Bristol, Norwich and Brighton. Whether it’s the best new bars, restaurants, films or events, we’ve got you covered no matter where you are!

Things to Do This Weekend (24th – 27th May 2019)

Things to Do This Weekend in London

StrEATlife

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th May 2019. Free.

Ally Pally’s free street food and craft beer festival, StrEATlife, returns this Saturday, with more than 25 of London’s finest street food traders offering up their grub, including the likes of Gamekeeper, Pink Cactus, Browski Burgers, Smokolokoto, Sangucheria, Naughty Roti and The Duck Truck.

Alongside a stellar line-up of street food and panoramic views across London, there’s also a great music line-up across the weekend. On Saturday, Old Dirty Brasstards will be dishing out their unique recipe of tweed-clad 10-piece drum ‘n’ brass, while there’ll also be a wide selection of craft beers, cocktails and Pimms on offer to ensure you’re suitably watered.

Location: Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AY. Nearest Station: Alexandra Palace.

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Don Papa ‘Casa Sugarlandia’ Rum Pop-Up

Until Saturday 8th June 2019. Free.

46 Great Eastern Street in Shoreditch will be transformed into a Filipino paradise this weekend courtesy of the Filipino rum brand, Don Papa. Called ‘Casa Sugarlandia’, the two week pop-up is inspired by the lush and exotic island of Negros, where Don Papa is made, known locally as “Sugarlandia” as it grows some of the world’s sweetest sugar cane.

Alongside all the rum cocktails you can imagine, the pop-up space will be hosting free karaoke on Thursdays, an in-house menu from three rotating chefs (including BBQ chefs du jour SARAP), masked parties, cocktail masterclasses, and two ticketed supperclubs!

Location: Iron Bloom Shoreditch, 46 Great Eastern Street, EC2A 3EP. Nearest Tube: Old Street.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Glasgow

Big Feed Street Food Social

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th May 2019. £2.

Scotland biggest indoor street food market, Big Feed, returns this weekend to its location on Govan Road, bringing with it a whole host of incredible street food vendors from all over Scotland, as well as live music and DJs, games for kids and outdoor seating.

Vendors change daily but this weekend you’ve got the chance to sample Mexican wraps from Burrito, authentic Katsu and Karaage from Fujisan, and the flavours of Peru from the aptly named The Peruvian. Booze will also be in abundance and there’ll also be a retro games arcade too.

Location: 249 Govan Road, G51 5HJ.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham

Prosecco & Gin Festival Birmingham

Saturday 25th May. From £14.

The touring Prosecco and Gin Festival heads to Birmingham for the first time this Saturday. Taking place at the Custard Factory, the festival promises over 60 carefully selected gins and a bar dedicated to providing a large selection of sparkling wines and prosecco’s to choose from.

As well as a selection of samples, it’s also a great chance to meet some of the premier gin makers around, who’ll be offering insight and tips on all things juniper. With your ticket, you’ll get a drinks token (worth £5!), a branded event glass to take home and a booklet containing tasting notes, serving suggestions and cocktail ideas.

Location: Custard Factory, Gibb Street, B9 4AA.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester

Sadler’s Yard Stock Exchange

Saturday 25th May 2019. Free.

Something truly unique is taking place in Manchester’s Sadler’s Yard this Saturday with an experimental Stock Exchange. The concept is simple; there’ll be a host of stalls selling everything from crafts to street food. The only difference is that money is irrelevant. Instead, Sadler’s Yard are using a cashless barter system with visitors asked to bring items to trade with.

Yes, attendees are encouraged to come with handheld, trade-able objects, spanning pieces of art, books, food, drink and raw materials, with the value of your item dictated by your haggling skills. So in theory, you can trade an old saw for a pizza. Trading commences at 12pm and will continue until all goods are swapped! There’ll also be DJ sets, outdoor seating areas, beer tasting and talks throughout the afternoon. Just maybe don’t expect to come back with a new Ferrari…

Location: Sadler’s Yard, Hanover Street, NOMA, M60 0AB.

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