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.
This weekend there is something you mustn’t miss if you’re a fan of Eurovision – Eurovision: You Decide at the O2 Kentish Town on Friday.
“Eurovision Song Contest royalty will be taking to the stage at the United Kingdom national selection show Eurovision: You Decide. The two show stopping former winners will perform live in a bid to inspire the six competing acts who will battle for the honour of representing the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016.”
“Hosted live from O2 Forum Kentish Town by Mel Giedroyc, the 90 minute UK Eurovision extravaganza will be broadcast live on Friday 26th February on BBC Four featuring performances by six competing acts before the voting lines open and the public are invited to choose the song and act that will represent the United Kingdom at this year’s contest in Sweden.”
So if you want to have your say in who will be representing us at Eurovision 2016, grab your tickets for £39.75 here.
If that doesn’t float your boat, you might want to check out Secretsundaze at the Village Underground near Shoreditch High Street.
“Headlining we are pleased to welcome the one and only Honey Dijon. Born n raised in Chicago but living in NYC for the last 15 years Honey has made quite a name for herself. Learning her trade back in the day in Chicago alongside her best friend Derrick Carter, her DJ skills and charisma behind the decks are second to none. 2015 was her best year yet with her being invited no less than 4 times to play at Panorama Bar and releasing 2 EP’s on Classic records. Giles and James met Honey while on tour in the states 3 years ago so its been some years in the making!”
If you want to go to this, I suggest you act fast as tickets are on their final release. Get them here.
If you miss out on that, there is a nice offering of RnB and Hip Hop on at No Scrubs, which is taking place Saturday at the Old Queens Head in Islington.
“Come party at No Scrubs, Time Out’s #1 R&B/hip hop night, playing the best hip-hop and R&B from the 90s to today.”
It seems London can’t enough craft beer, as there is yet another beer festival offering from Craft Beer Rising. This is taking place at the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane on Friday and Saturday.
“This year see’s our largest and most diverse mix so far. From established UK breweries such as Beavertown, Thornbridge, and Harviestoun, to international talent from Little Bichos, Lagunitas, Mikkheller, and Bronx Brewery to independent family brewer’s Elgoods and Adnams via relative newcomers including Bad Seed and Mondo.”
“In keeping with bringing the best music to CBR London, we are proud to announce that James Lavelle (responsible for the genre defining Mo Wax record label and UNKLE project) and Rob da Bank (THE man behind ‘Bestival’ and Sunday Best Records) will be our Friday and Saturday night headliners respectively.”
Next up is something a bit more cultural, as well as rather unique. The Devil Speaks True can only be described as an interactive performance, and even that doesn’t seem to do it justice.
“The Devil Speaks True is a chilling visceral experience with you, the audience, cast as Banquo from Macbeth in an adventure tracing Banquo’s journey from bloody battlefield to spectral banquet table.”
“The Devil Speaks True is a total immersive experience offering an intimate perspective of a man struggling to come to terms with his place in a violent and tyrannical world. Focussing on the physiological effects on men returning home from war and the bond between soldiers, the production intersperses Shakespeare’s text with interviews with ex-servicemen.”
There’s also one other event taking place at The Vaults that you may find interesting, the Leap Year Party.
“One of London’s “most avant-garde club nights” and Time Out bring you a party to remember. Denim invites you to unzip at VAULT this leap year for an experience like no other. With a multi room venue take over, expect a night of outrageous queer revelry.”
“With a diverse and exciting array of London’s freshet queer performers – from drag king pop groups to female drag performance artists, queer punk bands to renowned London DJ’s, and some of London’s favourite underground cabaret acts, come feast your eyes, ears and tongues on a whole spectrum of gender subversion.
Sadly, there’s not much going on gig wise this weekend, but I would like to one thing to your attention if you’re a doom or stoner lover.
This weekend at the tiny venue that is The Black Heart in Camden, we have Saturnalia Temple, Inconcessus Lux Lucis and Reclvse. Tickets are pretty cheap at £13.20, so if you’re after something heavy on a budget, get tickets here.
Right, that’s it for this week, so be sure to have a good one!