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.
We’ve had a bit of alcohol theme the last couple of weeks, and that seems to have carried over to this week with our first entry, the London Drinker Beer & Cider Festival.
This takes place at the Camden Centre, just down the road from St Pancras International, making it perfect for those of you travelling from outside London.
“We aim to make this Festival a great celebration of everything that is good about beer, cider and imported beer plus a heartening selection of homemade food.”
“New to the festival will be some fruit ciders for the first time (see London Drinker Festival Cider) and the imported beer bar will have a limited selection of wine.This festival has home made cooked food by volunteers with daily specials. In addition, to the daily specials, there will be ‘stand up’ food such as wild boar or fish finger baguettes.”
If you want some more info on what food will be available, go here. This event is only £4, or £3 for CAMRA members, but you can only pay on the door.
If you’re after some music, this week we have Label Mates Festival, which is taking place at various Hackney venues across 10 days.
“We’re delighted to welcome festival newcomers Bella Union, Trouble In Mind Records, Distant Hawaii, Fire Records, The Reverberation Appreciation Society, Svart Records & STOLEN RECORDINGS.”
“Label Mates stalwarts HEAVENLY RECORDINGS, Fuzz Club Records, Fortuna POP, Art is Hard Records, BURGER RECORDS & PNKSLM Recordings also make a return! And of course we’ll have more to announce.
“We’ve made some changes this year which includes going multi-venue with the addition of MOTH CLUB, The Waiting Room, The Victoria & we’re plotting something very interesting over at Blue Studios. The Shacklewell Arms will of course remain Label Mates Festival’s spiritual home carrying the majority of the shows.”
They did have tickets for the whole thing, but sadly it’s sold out. To buy tickets for an individual night, go here.
If that doesn’t sound like your thing, the next thing very well might! It’s called To The Lazer Cave, which immediately peaked my interest.
This is taking place this Friday at The Laundry, with tickets costing £15.
“Our largest lazer cave yet in an incredible subterranean warehouse // A 40 strong 360° laser system installed in the surround delivering 1000s of beams to the warehouse // Justin Robertson and the Lazer Cave DJs on the decks // London’s most notoriously up for it and open minded crowd adorned in fabric straight from the future // Lazer cocktails // Theatrics by The People Pile // all new installations & special effects // Makeup artists to distort your appearance from.”
“The lazer cave returns on March 4th for the 1st of only 3 dates in 2016. To join us as our guest we have Justin Robertson. One of electronic music’s true enduring legends with a career that started in the 90s rave scene now garnishing lavish praise from established figures such as Andrew Weatherall and Erol Alkan, as well as a diverse cross section of fresh talent from Daniel Avery.”
The next thing is an absolute must for anyone who is a giant kid on the inside, as we have a giant bouncy castle for adults. Yes, a giant bouncy castle.
Bouncingham Castle is at Tower Bridge from to March 5, with prizes being awarded for the best bouncing. It’s open 10am-8pm on weekdays and 10am-6pm on Saturday, and will be free for anyone over 16.
The Metro says: “It’s a seven metre high, illuminated, sound-emitting, raspberry-scented bouncy extravaganza installed in London to celebrate the launch of Candy Crush Jelly Saga.”
“When people bounce on certain squares, raspberry jelly-scented clouds are emitted from within the castle’s walls, and you’ll hear sounds from the Candy Crush game.”
Contuining our theme of alchohol, next up we have the Hox Cup Sake Bar. Sake is a favourite of mine, and they have 20 different types are available.
For the first week of March, they will be in The Hoxton, Shoreditch. As you would imagine, they are open all weekend, with a closing time of 11pm aside from Sunday.
On Friday and Saturday specifically, they will have H. Forman & Son smoked salmon X kikusui sake and sake tasting x sake ware, respectively. For more info, head here.
Next up on our list is the Urban Food Fest, which is taking place in Euro Car Parks in Shoreditch on Saturday.
“Every Urban Food Fest market has 15 different street food trucks and stalls every Saturday serving a delicious array of global gourmet street food dishes alongside a premium bar and specialist cocktail bar with craft beers, cider, exclusive Urban cocktails, spirits, shots, international wines, prosecco and champagne, plus live musicians and seating areas.”
This is on from Midday to Middnight, and entry is free. Get more info here.
Sadly, this weekend is another dry one gig wise, with very little happening of note. So, that’s it for this week!
See you soon, and have a safe and happy weekend.