What To Do This Weekend 19.01.22

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Wondering what to do this weekend? SLMan has you covered. From new films and restaurant menus to a beer-inspired fitness class, here’s what to get stuck into…

HEAD BACK TO THE 40S

Nightmare Alley: The Immersive Experience At Everyman Islington

Everyman Cinema has created its first immersive experience to celebrate the release of psychological thriller Nightmare Alley. From Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd January, Everyman’s Screen on the Green in Islington will be transformed into a 1940s American carnival, complete with food and cocktails, circus performers and a live band. The film tells the story of Stanton Carlisle (Bradley Cooper) who visits a clairvoyant at a circus in hope of some good fortune. With newly acquired information – and the help of mysterious psychiatrist Lilith Ritter (Cate Blanchett) – he hatches a plan to take down NYC’s elite. Be sure to dress for the occasion, tickets cost £45pp.

83 Upper Street, Islington, N1 0NP

Visit EverymanCinema.com

FILL YOUR BOOTS

The Umbrella Project

The team behind East End bars The Sun Tavern and Discount Suit Company is opening its first store in Shoreditch. Customers can shop bottled cocktails, low-intervention and natural wines, small producer spirits, Irish whiskey, and the largest selection of poitin in the country. Guests can try a selection of drinks in the interactive tasting room, which seats up to 15, and learn about rare bottles you won’t find anywhere else. Look out for Umbrella’s own range of pre-made cocktails, including the ‘East London negroni’ and ‘Irish old fashioned’.

Unit 10, Cleeve Workshops, Boundary Street, Shoreditch, E2 7JD

Visit TheUmbrellaProject.co.uk

HAVE A LAUGH

Romesh Ranganathan Live

Romesh Ranganathan has just started his nationwide tour, but there’s still time to get your hands on tickets. The Cynic’s Mixtape is a collection of everything Romesh has found unacceptable since his last tour, including why trying to save the planet is a farce, why none of us are truly free, and his suspicion that his wife is using a gluten intolerance to avoid sleeping with him. True cynicism at its finest. Tickets start from £27.15.

Various sites

Visit RomeshRanganathan.co.uk

GET YOUR SWEAT ON

Gymbox Bar Crawl Class

Gymbox has created a beer-focused workout class in which participants train with kegs instead of everyday gym equipment. Running throughout January, ‘Bar Crawl’ classes are led by Gymbox’s PTs and include bespoke strongman exercises – think dead lifts, rope pulls, overhead squats and bunny hops, all using beer-filled kegs instead of weights. Promising to burn up to 800 calories per session, participants will leave with a six-pack of Tiny Rebel beers. Open to members and guests at all Gymbox sites.

Various sites

Visit Gymbox.com

WATCH SOMETHING EPIC

The Tragedy of Macbeth, Apple TV

Denzel Washington takes on one of Shakespeare’s most complicated roles in this new adaptation. The Tragedy of Macbeth is a tale of murder, madness, ambition and wrathful cunning. Scottish lord Macbeth (Washington) becomes convinced by a trio of witches that he will become the next King of Scotland, and his ambitious wife (Frances McDormand) will do anything in her power to support his plans of seizing power. Also starring Corey Hawkins, Brendan Gleeson and Moses Ingram.

Available to watch now

Visit Tv.Apple.com

BOOK TICKETS FOR THIS

Kricket Vegetarian Supper Club

On Thursday 20th January, Kricket White City is hosting a one-off vegetarian supper club to showcase the best of plant-based Indian cooking. Guests can book tables from 5pm to feast on dishes like Jerusalem artichoke and beetroot chaat, salsify and leek pakoras, whipped paneer, and Kricket’s signature aloo gobi with pickled cauliflower. Tickets cost £45pp and include a non-alcoholic welcome drink for those doing Dry Jan, or two glasses of wine and dessert for an extra £17pp.

101 Wood Lane, White City, W12 7FR

Visit Kricket.co.uk

SUPPORT A GOOD CAUSE

Ronnie Scott's Musical Amnesty

On Saturday 22nd January, from 10am to 3pm, Ronnie Scott's is holding a ‘musical instrument amnesty’. Unused or unwanted instruments will be passed to charities Music For All and Sistema England which will distribute them to children in the UK and overseas with limited access to musical education. All instruments – from plastic recorders to violins and state-of-the-art mixing desks – are welcomed, as long as they’re in a good condition. Once you’ve donated, enjoy a hot drink or glass of fizz to learn about the project and the impact your donation will make – you’ll even receive a tracking number so you can follow the journey of your instrument and see who it has been donated to.

47 Frith Street, Soho, W1D 4HT

Visit RonnieScotts.co.uk 

JUSTIN DE SOUZA

GO HARD FOR VEGANUARY

ManiLife X Le Bab

Peanut butter brand ManiLife has teamed up with SLMan favourite Le Bab on a three-course vegan menu. Available at Le Bab’s sites in Covent Garden and Carnaby Street, the menu features roasted tenderstem broccoli florets with chilli and peanut butter tahini; a main course of peanut butter satay aubergine pitta with umami; and chocolate brownies dipped in peanut butter and coconut cream for dessert. Wash it down with a couple of craft beers or a take on the classic espresso martini with a hit of peanut butter.

Until Monday 31st January; 4 Mercer Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9FA; Top Floor, Kingly Court, West End, W1B 5PW

Visit EatLeBab.com

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