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.
Let’s begin with something for those of you who just don’t want any whippersnappers around, with the Coffin Dodgers Disco.
“Join Don and Reg as they put out a call to arms for all the wrinklies out there who are still old enough to kick up some noise. These two don’t do hip-hop, it’s more like hip-op for them!
They hate kids, so they’ve banned everyone under the age of 28. Don’t try and sneak in as our door fascist, will be checking your ID and belting anyone who is younger and tries to sneak in with her handbag!
Strictly no under 28s. No excuses!”
This night is on this Friday, but it’s also on the first Friday of every month, so if you miss it this weekend then have no fear!
Tickets are £7.70 including the booking fee, so get hold of them here.
If Coffin Dodgers doesn’t sound like your bag, then FabricLive might be more up your street. This weekly club plays a variety of genres, including D&B, grime, techno, bass and more.
This event is on every Friday at the Fabric club, with a lineup consisting of Groove Armada, Breach, Cedric Maison and Troy Gunner in room one.
Tickets are fairly limited as they are on their second release, so be sure to act fast by clicking here.
For another dose of nightlife this Friday, there is also Scared to Dance at the Shacklewell Arms this Friday.
“Scared To Dance is a club and gig night based in Hackney, London. The club plays indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music and is on the first Friday of the month at The Shacklewell Arms and on the third Friday of the month at The Victoria. Our shows are on the second Friday of every other month at The Shacklewell Arms and have hosted some of Europe’s best independent bands.”
Tickets are pretty cheap at £6, and you can grab them here.
If clubbing isn’t your thing, then maybe Museum of Innocence will be more to your tastes.
“Somerset House is delighted to present a collaboration with Nobel Prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk which sees a unique new version of his collection The Museum of Innocence, the physical manifestation of his novel of the same name installed at Somerset House.”
“The exhibition at Somerset House focuses on 13 vitrines filled with everyday objects that each represent a single moment within the relationship, interwoven with film by celebrated director Grant Gee, original material about the making of the museum and facsimile manuscripts of the novel. More than the sum of their parts, each vitrine lends insight into the private world and passions of the novel’s characters as well as Istanbul as a city.”
This event is free, and will be running every day until February 29 at Somerset House. Get more info here.
Next up is something quite different, and definitely one to check out if you’re a lover of nature. It is Orchids Festival 2016, taking place at Kew Gardens.
“Step inside the tropical paradise of Kew’s Princess of Wales Conservatory as it is transformed into a celebration of Brazil’s plant life and habitats.”
You can find all the information you need on what flowers you will see at Orchids 2016 here. Admission to the Orchids Festival is included in a day ticket to the Gardens, and will be running until February 29.
Get tickets here.
As for those of you wanting something alternative this weekend, there isn’t much gig wise this weekend.
One thing I will recommend you at least give a listen to see if it’s your thing, are the bands playing at The Facemelter.
There are only three bands to check out, Latitudes, Telepathy and Pet Slimmers Of The Year. They re playing at the Black Heart on Friday.
If you’re interested, get tickets for £6 here.