What To Do This Weekend 11.05.22

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Wondering what to do this weekend? SLMan has you covered. From one-off dinners and exhibitions to a filmmaking course from a top director, here’s what to get stuck into…
Photography NATHON OSKI/UNSPLASH; YOHAN CHO/UNSPLASH

ENJOY A SLICK EVENING

The Beaumont Hotel Cigar Dinner

As part of London Craft Week, the Beaumont Hotel in Mayfair is hosting a special cigar dinner tonight at 7pm to celebrate its new humidor – a bespoke design commissioned by Italian masters DeArt. During the three-course meal (£330pp), diners will have the chance to meet cigar afficionado Massimo de Munari, while enjoying canapés and dishes like Cornish mackerel and scallop tartare with cucumber and oysters, roast lamb with smoked garlic mash and grilled lettuce and artichoke, and bitter chocolate and olive oil délice with buckwheat ice-cream and sour cherries. Whisky will accompany each course, and the evening will finish with whisky sour pâtes de fruit and old fashioned truffles paired with a cigar. If you can’t make it tonight, you can visit the hotel’s cigar exhibition until Sunday 15th May.

8 Brown Hart Gardens, Mayfair, W1K 6TF

Visit Eventbrite.co.uk

GET A FREE HAIRCUT

Heycar Care Wash Pop-Up, Shoreditch

From Friday 13th to Sunday 15th May, motor company Heycar is taking over American Carwash in Shoreditch so visitors can get free haircuts, grooming sessions and car valet services. Book ahead or drop by for a walk-in appointment to get your car washed for free while enjoying a complimentary haircut or mini facial. Treat yourself to a manicure or ask Porters Barbers and Stunt Dolly hairdressers to give you a fresh look. On Friday night, DJ Fat Tony will set the vibe with house tunes all night.

35 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 3ER

Visit Heycar.co.uk

LEARN FROM A PRO

Edgar Wright BBC Maestro Course

Filmmaker Edgar Wright (Baby Driver, Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) has created a BBC Maestro course for budding filmmakers (£80). Promising insight into his own writing and directing process, there are 20 lessons covering technical and commercial advice, with extensive course notes for those serious about getting behind the camera. You’ll learn about creating a story from start to finish, adapting a script, and getting your work out there – all from the man who’s worked with the likes of Steven Spielberg. Ahead of the course you can submit questions for Edgar on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook by posting with the hashtag #EdgarWrightBBCM. 

Visit BBCMaestro.com

FEAST ON THIS

Honest Burger BBQ Sriracha

Honest Burger has launched a new burger with Maker's Mark bourbon. Available at all sites until the end of May, the BBQ Sriracha burger mixes Honest’s classic beef patty with candied bacon, double American cheese, Maker’s Mark Bourbon BBQ Sriracha sauce, crispy onions, confit garlic mayo, lettuce and pickles. Order it with rosemary fries for £14, then wash it down with a ‘Bourbon Peach Iced Tea’ (Maker’s Mark, peach and cold brewed tea). 

Various sites

Visit HonestBurgers.co.uk

GET YOUR CULTURE FIX

Photo London Exhibition At Somerset House

Photo London’s annual exhibition returns to Somerset House until Sunday 15th May. Featuring over 100 artists and photographers, highlights include solo presentations by Mikhael Subotzky, Melanie Manchot and Hannah Hughes and a talk by artist Anastasia Samoylova in conversation with writer and curator David Company. From Thursday to Saturday, ticketholders can also book film noir workshops hosted by Nikon to learn how to shoot noir style. Tickets start from £9.50pp.

Strand, West End, WC2R 1LA

Visit SomersetHouse.org.uk

BOOK AHEAD

Blenheim Palace Triathlon

Ready for a new fitness challenge? There’s still time to enter the Blenheim Palace Triathlon on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May. Taking place across the palace grounds, lake and in the Great Court, there’s a beginner-friendly swim in the lake followed by a bike course along closed roads and a run around the Queen’s Pool. Raise money for your charity of choice or challenge your mates – entry costs £59pp.

Blenheim Park, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PP

Visit BlenheimPalace.com

GET INKED UP

The Great British Tattoo Show

The Great British Tattoo Show takes place on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th May at Alexandra Palace. There are over 300 tattoo artists and brands on display – whether you want to stop by for a quick inking or get ideas for new designs and names to know. There will also be barbers on site for haircuts, plus men’s skincare brands for post-tattoo care. Listen to DJs, watch dancers and flame throwers on the main stage, take part in the axe throwing competition, then make a beeline for the craft beer bar. Tickets start from £20pp.

Alexandra Palace Way, Alexandra Palace, N22 7AY

Visit GreatBritishTattooShow.com

DISCOVER NEW ARTISTS

The Art Car Boot Fair At King’s Cross

The Art Car Boot Fair returns to Lewis Cubitt Square in King’s Cross on Saturday 14th May from 2pm to 7pm. Check out more than 120 artists, including major names like Bob & Roberta Smith, Rankin, Jake Chapman and Marcus Harvey. Don’t miss Mat Collishaw’s works which start from just £200 and will be sold to raise proceeds for Choose Love’s Ukraine appeal. As well as discovering a few hidden gems, you can take part in live painting and portrait classes.

Lewis Cubitt Square, 11 Stable Street, King’s Cross, N1C 4DR

Visit ArtCarBootFair.com

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