Looking for something to do this weekend? This is your definitive guide which will come every week, telling you what’s happening this weekend. As you know, this can range from one off events, long running events, or just cool places or good clubs to visit.
After a brief break last week, we’re back to give you our hand-picked recommendations for this weekend.
To kick things off, let’s begin with Model Market, which is essentially the south London iteration of Street Feast, which we’ve talked about before.
“The European Capital of VIBES re-opens on Fri/Sat 15/16 April for 25 weekends of food, booze and grooves. Grab your passport and eat the world, while sharing an Uber Melon on Lewisham Beach. And do it all without leaving Zone 2.”
This event is taking place all this weekend (Fri, Sat and Sun) starting at 5pm and the same next weekend, giving you plenty of time to check it out. Price wise this is pretty cheap, with free entry before 7pm and £3 after.
Get more information here.
If that doesn’t take your fancy, then it might be worth checking out the Songkran festival. This is a celebration of Thai new year (Songkran), hosted by Singha Beer and Shuttlecock Inc.
“The two day event, taking place during Thai New Year (14th – 15th April), will bring the water festival of Songkran and the bustling streets of Chiang Mai to one location at Carousel Spaces, London. Guests will be transported to the Northern Thai city with a celebratory evening of food, drink, sights and sounds of South East Asia at Thai New Year, which sees the people of Thailand take to the streets to participate in a nationwide water festival.”
This is taking place on Friday night from 7pm at Carousel on near Baker Street, and tickets cost £35 with fees.
Get more info and buy tickets here.
If you’re after some music this weekend, then maybe Hip Hop vs RnB – Dilla Edition will be more up your street.
“The Doctor’s Orders’ Hip-Hop vs R&B has been going from strength to strength in the last 2 years and since the move to The Garage has kicked things up another gear. For this very special party we open up the second room to celebrate the release of J Dilla’s ‘The Diary’ while the main room sees the best resident line up in London rock the best Hip-Hop & RnB bangers.”
“Featuring production from Pete Rock, Madlib, Nottz, Hi Tek, Karriem Riggins and of course Dilla himself this album, now released on Nas’s Mass Appeal label, is a highwater mark in the short career of the late great James Yancey.”
This takes place at The Garage, Highbury on Friday night with doors at 10:3opm. Ticket prices vary, but the cheapest is £7.25.
Get more info and buy tickets here.
If it’s some bargain hunting you’re after, well, you might just be in luck with the Classic Car Boot Sale, taking place in Granary Square.
“The finest vintage fashion, accessories and homeware traders operating from the boot of their vintage vehicles alongside a show stopping exhibit of classic cars, London’s finest street food wagons, impromptu musical performances, street theatre and all manner of vintage fun that can be had on two and four wheels!”
“Flowing up from the Kings Cross St Pancras Square, along Kings Boulevard, through Granary Square and onto the recently opened new public space, Lewis Cubitt Square, The Classic Car Boot Sale will showcase the traders and vehicles that will take us on a journey that celebrate timeless design and future classics.”
The car boot sale is on both Saturday and Sunday, giving you the whole weekend to grab some bargains and sample some London street food.
Tickets are very cheap at £4, so get more info here.
If the previous offering of music wasn’t to your taste, and you’re after your dose of glitter disco, and more disco, then check out Love Come Down.
“Spring is finally here and you know what that means? Disco. We’re back at The Arch in Cambridge Heath for another night of Love Come Down’s signature disco – cracking classics, modern reworks and enough divas to keep you on the floor until 4.”
This is taking place at The Arch Gallery in Tower Hamlets on Saturday night, with doors opening at 10pm.
Early bird tickets have sold out, and the rest of the tickets are on their final release, so be sure to act fast.
London has no end of beer festivals, it seems (not that we’re complaining) and there is yet another one taking place this weekend.
On Sunday we have Love Beer, taking place at Battersea Arts Centre for free.
“We’re in love… With beer.
Try, buy and take home over 100 London beers from a host of local, independent brewers at our beer festival this spring.
Free entry and family friendly, with live music, homemade food and Xbox games.”
This is on from 10am-6pm, so get more info here.
Lastly, since there are no decent gigs these weekend, let’s finish up with something that’ll get us all some exercise: the Royal Ramble 5k Family Challenge.
“Following the success of last year’s landmark Tower Powerhouse event, London’s Air Ambulance and Historic Royal Palaces have teamed up to create a unique opportunity to explore Hampton Court’s iconic estate – the Royal Ramble: 5km Family Challenge. Taking place on 17 April 2016, this fun-filled family fundraising event means that the challenge begins before you reach the palace, as you aspire to reach your fundraising target! You will navigate the five kilometre route through the palace’s gardens and Home Park, following a trail of clues to discover more about their fascinating 500 year history, as well as some of the wildlife and endangered species that now call the park home.”
As mentioned there, this is taking placed at Hampton Court Palace at 9am Sunday. If you want to take part, it will cost £45 with a minimum £150 fundraising target for London’s Air Ambulance. Get more info and help a good cause here.
As I said, there’s nothing good taking place gig wise this weekend (although there is Korpiklaani and Moonsorrow next Wednesday), so that’s it for this week!
Whatever you end up doing, have a safe and happy weekend.