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.
Fancy a drink but tired of the usual venues? Well, the South Pole Saloon has you covered.
“Legend has it that deep in the snow drifts of the South Pole there is a Saloon. This cosy, otherworldly dive bar plays host to a surreal Christmas spectacle like no other, for it is here the elves come out to play…”
“Swinging through the Saloon doors will be a selection of some of our favourite headline DJs, playing secret special guest sets alongside our club partners and residents. Our Pioneer sound system together with a Martin light rig and special bespoke AV show providing the perfect atmosphere to let loose on the dance floor.”
Entry is pretty cheap and cheerful at £3, and the Saloon is fairly close to Brixton station. This Saloon is running from December 3rd to December 23rd, giving you plenty of time to check it out. Get more information, or make a booking, here.
If you’re after a party that’s a bit more lively, there is King Original on Friday at Electric Brixton, which is celebrating it’s first birthday.
There is a huge amount on offer here, with a varied line-up of MCs and DJs, as well as just unrelenting music on offer on the basement floor. Tickets are on their third release, with only one release left after that, so if you’re interested you’d better act fast.
You can find more info on the event, and buy tickets, here.
For those of you looking to camp it up, look no further than Sink the Pink. This is taking place on Saturday at Troxy, which is very close to Limehouse DLR station.
“Sink The Pink are back! And camper than ever before! Now a legendary moment in the Troxy calendar, this is the Winter Ball that dreams are made of. Expect East London does Vegas set, shows and costumes. And we’re pulling out all the stops with the headline act, Will Young, grab your tickets while you can lovers!”
You can take a look at a video on last year’s event below or get more info here.
Next up, we have something a bit more traditional on offer with Surreal Santa’s Grotto and Family Christmas Fair. This is taking place on Saturday and Sunday at Sutton House.
“The world’s first and only Santa’s Grotto in a double-decker caravan palace in the fabulous car Breaker’s Yard garden playground. Indoors there will be family friendly, Christmas pop-ups.”
Booking isn’t necessary, but if you want more info, go here.
The blustery weather hasn’t stopped there being a bit of street food on offer, with the British Street Food Festival. This is on both Saturday (11am-11pm), Sunday (11am-6pm) at the 02 Quandrant, so let’s hope the weather holds out!
“Have a warm in our snug, cosy tasting tent, with big braziers, free newspapers and a pot of mulled cider — plus the best street food you’ll ever taste. Whether it’s a confit duck sub with Camembert, orange and cranberry relish and crispy duck scratchings, or a bianca pizza topped with goose, brussel sprouts, pancetta, fresh fior di latte and drizzled with a port and red currant jus, there will be lots of seasonal specials. With house-made mince pies with a smoked bacon, whisky and fruit mincemeat for afters. Ho ho ho!”
If the Tower of London ice skating we talked about last week wasn’t to your taste, then there is the Richmond Rink at Strawberry Hill House. This is running from Saturday 5th December 2015 to Sunday 24th January 2016, except for Christmas Day.
“Skating next to Strawberry Hill House is a truly magical experience which is very hard to beat. From dusk the House will be lit from within highlighting its unique collection of Renaissance stained glass windows. The House will have special opening times with tours for skaters.”
Tickets are varying prices, so take a look here.
As always, let’s finish up with this weekend’s offering of gigs.
Sadly, the one gig that was actually supposed to be taking place this weekend with Necrophobic and De Profundis has been cancelled. So, I will direct your attention to a gig that is happening on Monday.
Accept, backed up by the almighty Hell, are playing at the The Forum in Kentish Town, which is undoubtedly going to be a blast. Tickets aren’t too bad at £22.50, so get them here.