What To Do This Weekend 09.11.22

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Wondering what to do this weekend? SLMan has you covered. From winter sports pop-ups and meaty supper clubs to a jazz festival, here’s what to get stuck into…

FILL YOUR BOOTS

Two Tribes Brewery at Hackney Bridge

We rate Two Tribes’ IPA and lagers, so we’re excited to hear it’s opening a campfire drinking spot tomorrow. In a huge tent by Hackney Bridge, stay warm around fire pits with beers and BBQ dishes cooked over the fire. The menu celebrates the old Nordic tradition of ‘analogue cooking’ which is all about simple dishes cooked with smoke and ash. Dishes include flame-grilled bavette steak with chimichurri sauce; crispy BBQ potatoes; grilled plantain and bell pepper skewers; and oyster mushroom tacos with Thai slaw, charred salsa and onion pickle. On Sundays, there’s a special BBQ roast, and DJs will set the vibe throughout the week with house, disco and funk sets. Wash your grub down with a couple of craft beers before continuing the night at Number 90 across the road. 

Units 1-28, Echo Building, E Bay Lane, Hackney, E15 2SJ

Visit TwoTribes.co.uk

ENJOY SOME LIVE MUSIC

EFG London Jazz Festival

EFG London Jazz Festival is celebrating its 30th birthday. At venues in and around the capital, you can hear from up-and-coming artists and big names in the jazz world, including singer Dianne Reeves, composer Henry Threadgill and singer Kurt Elling. You can also drop into events celebrating the capital’s most famous jazz clubs, as well as homegrown talent and voices from around the world. Highlights include a performance from saxophonist Binker Golding at Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall (Friday 11th November) and an evening with five-time Grammy winner Dianne Reeves in the same venue (Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th November). Some performances are free; otherwise, tickets start from £10.  

Various locations; Friday 11th to Sunday 20th November

Visit EFGLondonJazzFestival.org.uk

CHALLENGE YOUR MATES

The Curling Club

After a successful pop-up last year in Finsbury Square, The Curling Club is opening two new outposts this year: Southbank Centre (until 3rd January 2023) and The Shack in Twickenham (Wednesday 30th November to 24th December 2022). Challenge up to five mates to a game of curling on the pop-up rinks, then settle any scores over beers and aprés ski-inspired food. Four-time Olympic champion Eve Muirhead will appear at both locations throughout the pop-up to help you perfect your glide. Expect music and entertainment – La Folie Douce style. 

Belvedere Road, South Bank, SE1 8XX; 68 London Road, Twickenham, TW1 3QS

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GET YOUR CULTURE FIX

The Lost King: Imagining Richard III

If you’ve seen Steve Coogan’s The Lost King on the big screen recently, visit this exhibition next. The Wallace Collection has curated a display of objects that trace the story of Richard III and how he’s been portrayed in cinema for nearly a century. Richard is one of the most controversial figures in British history. Since the 16th century, he has been portrayed as an arch-villain, a usurper and a murderer, stalking England’s past. However, modern scholarship has shown that he might have been a capable and compassionate monarch. Decide for yourself after looking at the medieval manuscripts and an impressive collection of replica armour. Tickets are free.

Hertford House, Manchester Square, Marylebone, W1U 3BN; until 8th January 2023

Visit WallaceCollection.org 

CATCH A FILM

Black Panther Wakanda Forever

Marvel fans, this one’s for you. This sequel pays homage to Chadwick Boseman who played the title character in the first Black Panther film and died of cancer two years ago. There’s a new threat in the kingdom of Wakanda from a hidden undersea nation called Talokan. Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright) and Okoye (Danai Gurira) fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. Also stars Alex Livinalli and Michaela Coel.

Visit Picturehouse.com 

STOCK UP FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON

The Big Christmas Wine Fest

The Big Christmas Wine Fest is a chance for you to stock up on booze for the festive season. On Friday 11th and Saturday 12th November, visitors will find a range of world wines at the Lindley Hall in Victoria. Saturday Kitchen’s Olly Smith plus wine experts Oz Clarke and Tim Atkin will host the two-day event and lead tastings, give recommendations and help you pair wines with your Christmas dinner plans. Choose from hundreds of bottles (with unlimited samples) and tune into masterclasses to learn about the wines of Hungary, Portugal and Côtes du Rhône. Tickets start from £10.

The Lindley Hall, 80 Vincent Square, Victoria, SW1P 2PB

Visit Eventbrite.co.uk 

BOOK AHEAD

Game Supper Club at Kricket White City

It’s game season and Kricket White City is celebrating with a supper club on Tuesday 15th November. The restaurant’s head chefs are currently on a two-day shoot in Norfolk to bring back the goods, ready to cook up a storm next week. Diners can expect dishes like rabbit khad kargosh (an aromatic, medium-spiced curry); and wild deer chitamee with fermented kashmiri chilli butter sauce, ginger, and fried onions. Berry Bros & Rudd will supply the drinks on the evening, including a warm welcome cocktail. Tickets cost £65pp.

101 Wood Lane, White City, W12 7FR

Visit Kricket.co.uk

GET DATE NIGHT RIGHT

The Den at 100 Wardour Street

100 Wardour Street has refurbished its basement bar, where music legends like The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, David Bowie and Fleetwood Mac have all performed. Now, it’s a 20s-style speakeasy with framed vinyl on the walls and slick leather seats. Guests can listen to live music every Thursday to Sunday from a rotating line-up of pianists, including Andrew May and Adrian Dixon – both of whom will happily take song requests. The cocktail menu is also music themed, with drinks like whisky-based ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door’ and ‘Purple Haze’ featuring all-spice liqueur and ginger ale. You can also order classic cocktails and bar snacks like crispy squid and chicken taquitos.

100 Wardour Street, Soho, W1F 0TN

Visit 100WardourSt.com

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