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.
It might still be early(ish) November, but Christmas is pretty much out in full force, and you can’t go very far without seeing Christmas ads or Christmas decorations. So, in celebration of that, let’s begin with the Mulled Wine Festival.
This is taking place both Friday and Saturday at the Covent Garden Piazza from 12pm, and is completely free entry.
“There will be three days of mulled wine from some of the best spots for mulled wine in the city. Plus mulled cider! And mulled mead! And mulled ice cream, mulled pops, mulled candy, mulled jelly shots and, of course, Christmas pies! (And also, some seriously amazing other eats).”
“** ENTRANCE WILL BE A CHECK-IN ON THE FREE YELP APP OR £10 DONATION TO OUR CHARITY!
*Please RSVP now so we know you’re coming. Entrance is free, but you will have to check-in on the Yelp App to get in (Trust me, you’re going to want to, we have some surprises for you!)”
Check out this page for more information.
If you’re hankering for a film, then the much awaited Steve Jobs starring Michael Fassbender might be just the ticket. While I haven’t seen it myself, it does seem to be getting pretty strong reviews across the board.
Check out your local cinema listings here.
For your food and drink, we have the Hawker House indoor night market. You have two levels of street food with various vendors in attendance, plus the rather infamous “whisky roulette” at the Whisky Bar.
This is taking place all of this weekend and next on Canada Street (near Canada Water tube station), with entry being free before 7pm and £3 after. For more info, check out their website.
For a bit of nightlife, we have the glorious sounding Friday I’m in Love. This can only be a singalong nightclub that has “massoake”, where the crowd sings along to their favourite tunes from the 80’s and 90’s while being backed by the house band.
“Do you remember singing along to your favourite records when you were first falling in love with music, reading the lyrics from the album sleeve?
Well, Friday I’m In Love is a bit like that only you’re not alone in your bedroom with a hair brush – you are in a room full of bouncing, music-loving kindred spirits, all singing as one.”
There’s no dreaded karaoke spotlight here, everyone sings from the lyric projected screens and the crowd are the star of the show.
If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, we have EuroFest at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, with special guests Sestre.
“We’ll be bringing a touch of glamour to the cold autumn nights, with a live performance from those lovely ladies from Slovenia – Sestre! Flying in from Ljubljana will be Marlenna, Daphne, and Emperatrizz who took to the stage in Eurovision 2002 with the unforgettable ‘Samo Ljubezen’. They might have only come 13th but their glamorous appearance and matching red flight attendant outfits made sure they have remained one of the contest’s most memorable acts.”
Taking place this Friday, tickets will be on the door only at cost £5 before 10.30pm, or £8 after. Get more info here.
As always, let’s finish off with any metal gigs or alternative nights that are happening this weekend. And, in what may be an attempt to make up for the complete lack of London gigs last week, we have a corker!
Thrash legends Megadeth, alongside Lamb of God, Children of Bodom and Sylosis are playing at the SSE Arena in Wembley. This is sure to be a stormer of a show, even if I personally would give Sylosis a miss and be sure to be at the front for the rest of it.
Tickets are a little bit of a hit on the wallet at £36.05 for seated or standing, but that seems more than fair for a line-up of this calibre. Get tickets here.
There’s also Epica and Eluveitie to soothe away your Sunday blues at The Forum in Kentish Town, with tickets being slightly less expensive at £25.45. Get them here.
There are quite a few gigs this weekend, so check out a more complete list here.
As always, there’s something to do at The Underworld, with the weekly editions of Blackout Club (Friday) and Camden Rocks (Saturday). However, long running pub The Dev (or as it’s called now, The Hobgoblin) has a one off karaoke night this weekend.
“Allright so tomorrow we got a one off KARAOKE NIGHT! you heard it right! Karaoke at the Dev! So come down, ‘cause you definitely won’t want to miss people singing along to Morbid Angel and Carcass! Also be sure to buy our buddies Ferenc and Kacie a drink for their birthday and for putting the night on!”
The event is free entry, so check out the event page if you’re interested.
Have a great weekend, and no matter what you do, keep yourself wrapped up!