Things to do in London this Weekend – August 5-7

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.

I’ve got something for the film buffs to kick things off this week, with various classic films being showed by Pop-Up films.

Alongside the (already sold out) Pulp Fiction, they have Dirty Dancing on Saturday and Romeo & Juliet on Sunday, with Gladiator showing on Monday.

“Pop Up Screens is a pop up cinema and try and bring brilliant movies to cool locations so over the summer we’re outdoors and then in the winter we try out hand at some more immersive cinema experiences.”

Check out their website here for more info.

Next up is something a bit unusual and definitely for those for a slightly more alternative taste, as we have SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque at the Electric Ballroom in Camden.

“SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque has been wowing audiences all over the world with their geeky, sexy, fantasy show.  The show features stunning choreography from renowned choreographer, Manwe Sauls-Addison, who has worked who has worked with world famous performers such as Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, and Lady Gaga.”

“He has assembled a team of the most seductive and talented SuicideGirls to create the ultimate provocative tribute to pop-culture that Burlesque has ever seen.  With striptease performances in tribute to Star Wars , Orange Is The New Black, Donnie Darko, Clockwork Orange and more, this show will have you on the edge of your seat!”

Tickets are £20, so get more details here.

If you’re a fan of Caribbean food and Caribbean culture, then we have something perfect for you this weekend: Wrey’s Jerk Fest.

” Wray’s Jerk Fest is a 9-hour long open-air feast of Jamaican culture at The Bussey Rooftop Bar, Peckham, hosted by Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum.

The main ingredients are a jerk BBQ competition between six of London’s finest jerk specialists which is judged by the crowd; nine DJs serving up music of Jamaican origin or influence; a screening of a cult Jamaican film (TBC); a live graffiti mural; and the all-important Wray & Nephew bar serving up tots of rum and pitchers of Reggae Rum Punch. Guests can also test their drink-making skills in the Free Pour challenge and Reggae Rum Punch Relay.”

This event is free, and takes place at the CLF Art Café in Peckham on Saturday. Get details here.

Staying on the food and drink theme for a moment, next up we have the Wylam Brewery Tap Takeover.

This is pretty much what it says on the tin, and swiftly follows a takeover at the new Tate Modern. They will have  a full range of beers on offer, so what better way to ring in August?

TimeOut says: “Following a tap takeover at the new Tate Modern, the Wylam Brewery team are now setting up at The Taproom in Islington. They’re bringing their full range of beers down from Newcastle, serving from both cask and keg. Work your way through them all and be sure to try the Jakehead IPA.”

This on at The Taprooms, Islington all weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). Get more details on The Taprooms, here.

If you’re after some water park style action, then perhaps Splash Fest may be more up your alley.

“Set on a 2.5K trail, Splash Fest is made up of five awesomely fun aqua challenges designed to delight the whole family.

Obstacles include the enchanted Bubbly Brook maze, seafaring themed Splash ‘N’ Shoot, the daunting pools of the Crazy Canyon, geyser-spouting Wild Wild Waters and the slippery speed of Slip-Slide Stream. So however you like your splishy splashy thrills, we’ve got you covered.

For a more relaxed vibe, the Splash-Out Zone is the perfect place to dry off, eat, play and soak up the festival atmosphere.”

This unique experience is on Sunday at Battersea Park, and costs £22 for an adult or £10 for a child. Check out the website for more information.

Sadly, not much happening this weekend, so time to hit up the old favourites like Slimelight and The Dev.

Have a great summer weekend!

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