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.
For those of you with an interesting in tattoos, there is an event you most likely want to check out. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday we have Tattoo London taking place at the Museum of London.
“Tattoo London, will offer insight into the history of professional tattooing in London as well as revealing life inside four contemporary tattoo studios in the capital.”
“Also on display will be newly commissioned artworks by tattooists from the featured studios: Lal Hardy at New Wave, Alex Binnie at Into You, Claudia de Sabe at Seven Doors and Mo Coppoletta at The Family Business.”
This event is free, at will be taking place from 10 am. Get more info here.
Next up is the V&A Late, another museum affair with themed talks, performances, music, food and special installations.
“An ever-changing, curated programme of live performances, cutting-edge fashion, film, installations, debates, special guests and DJs, with bars, food, and late-night exhibition openings.”
The event is free, but tickets are available from Exhibition Ticket Desks.
“All events are free and places are designated on a first come, first served basis, unless stated otherwise. Please note, if the Museum reaches capacity we will allow access on a one-in, one-out basis.”
Get more info here.
Next up is something a bit different from our previous two events, which is Hip Hop N Bowl.
This event is taking place on Saturday, at the Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes.
“We like bowling, and we LOVE Hiphop. So, we merge the two, throw in some of the hottest hiphop DJs about and BOOM – Hip Hop‘N’Bowl! It’s Hiphop vibes, old and new – think 2 Pac, Biggie, Nas, Snoop, Busta, Missy, Kanye, Drake, Kendrick, A$AP Rocky, J Cole & more. We throw in the odd R&B joint too, and a couple of other gems, just for good measure ;-). This night always goes off in a BIG way, please arrive early! Tables are free to book for 10+ too, but be quick!”
Tickets will cost between £5-£7, so if you’re interested check out their website.
If you’re eager to get started on the Pride festivities, then you may want to check out our next event.
It is none other than Smirnoff presents Winter Pride UK. This is taking place at The Coronet near Elephant & Castle station.
“Join London’s LGBTI community for the third annual Winter Pride, this year an inclusive club-night at the historic Elephant & Castle venue The Coronet with live acts, DJs, delicious Smirnoff cocktails and a party set to spiral into the early hours and take you through ‘til dawn. With big name headliners performing and local LGBTI heroes taking to the decks, it’s set to be the biggest party in the pink calendar.”
“This year clubbers will be able to spend the night exploring four distinct rooms within the confines of the club and four separate outside arches full of queer culture from 9pm until 6am.”
Just in case you hadn’t had your fill of street food markets, we have Hawker House. Thankfully, this market is indoors so you can enjoy the food here and escape from the bitter cold at the same time.
“Hawker House – our toasty indoor night market – returns to our incredible (and MASSIVE) warehouse space in Canada Water on Fri/Sat 29/30 January 2016. Just five minutes from London Bridge, it’s our BIGGEST and BEST market yet with two floors, 14 street food traders and eight brilliant bars to explore.”
This event is free before 7pm, but after that it will only cost £3. Get more info here.
For a bit of nightlife, there is Lovebox presents: East Meets Concrete Paris at the Oval Space.
“Lovebox are excited to announce we’ll be kicking off 2016 with the next in our East Meets series. This time, it’s Paris nightclub CONCRETE’s turn to show us how they do things.
Renowned for their all-day parties, Concrete are a cornerstone of Parisian nightlife and have seen some of the world’s best DJs spin in their unique dockside space.
With appearances from techno legends Steve Rachmad and Francois X plus Concrete residents Behzad & Amarou and London duo Blackhall & Bookless, it’s set to be an unforgettable night to kick off 2016.”
Tickets are on their first release, so get them here.
As always, let’s finish up with any gigs and alternative offerings taking place this weekend.
On Saturday, we have Death to Cancer Fest, an all dayer in aid of Testicular Cancer. So, if you want to get yourself some awesome music and aid a good cause, look no further than the Black Heart, Camden.
The lineup is:
Visions Of Disfigurement
Spawned From Hate
Tickets are pretty cheap at £8-£10, so get them here.
For those of you who attend or follow Bloodstock Festival, you’ll know all about Metal 2 The Masses. It’s essentially a way for the organisers to get some fresh new talent for their unsigned stage.
Taking place this weekend are the London 10th Heat for Metal 2 The Masses, which is taking place at the Nambucca on Sunday.
This only costs £5, so get tickets here.
That’s it for this week, so whatever you end up doing, have a good one!