What To Do This Weekend 21.09.22
EAT AN EPIC BURGER:
Following its sellout six-week residency last spring, Happy Burger is returning to Allegra on 25th September as a one-day pop-up in celebration of the restaurant's third birthday. Offering a concise and playful menu prepared by Patrick Powell and the team, dish highlights include the ‘Happy Burger’, an Oklahoma-style burger with American cheese and fried onions, as well as sides such as fried chicken with mustard fruit, aioli and pickles and fried potatoes with beef chilli, sour cream and cheese. A drinks menu features cocktails and English sparkling wine as well as beers from some of the most exciting craft breweries around, including Braybrooke (Leicestershire), Partizan (Bermondsey) and Mondo (Battersea).
HEAD TO THE GREAT OUTDOORS:
Fire & Wild X Torabhaig
Torabhaig distillery creates whisky that captures the ‘elegantly rugged’ landscape of its home on the Isle of Skye. This weekend, Torabhaig is heading south of the border for the first time with a one-off whisky pairing menu using the best of Skye produce, in partnership with the team at East Sussex outdoor dining experience Fire + Wild. Available to book for 23rd September, guests will journey ‘off grid’ to a woodland setting where Mark Andrews will create a series of five dishes to complement the depth and complexity of the whisky, using an open fire and old Torabhaig casks to smoke and infuse the food. The event is £150pp, runs from 1pm to 4pm and will take place in a woodland area just outside Lewes.
Science Fiction: Voyage to the Edge of Imagination
On 6th October, the Science Museum will open its most ambitious exhibition yet. Science Fiction: Voyage to the Edge of Imagination is filled with objects that show how scientists and sci-fi creators have inspired each other through innovation and imagination. Visitors will be invited to explore strange new worlds and embark on an adventure through the cosmos aboard an extra-terrestrial spaceship – accompanied by an AI guide. Also on display will be classic literature that imagined and inspired new understandings of the world around us, incredible set-pieces and props from iconic films and TV that envisioned new forms of life and other worlds – from Star Trek’s U.S.S. Enterprise, to the Daleks from Doctor Who and a Darth Vader helmet created for Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back.
SEE THIS AT THE CINEMA:
Don’t pretend you’re not going to watch Avatar 2: The Way of Water when it comes out at Christmas –critics have already been raving about the incredible special effects in the few minutes of footage they’ve been allowed to see. James Cameron’s Oscar-winning 2009 original is still the most successful film of all time and returns to cinemas on 23rd September in 4K High Dynamic Range. If you’re going to reacquaint yourself with the story 13 years on, there’s no better way to see it.
HIT UP A POP-UP:
Meat Liquor X Ardberg
Until the end of the month, Meat Liquor is serving up an exclusive menu in collaboration with Isle of Islay whisky distillery Ardbeg, bringing the smoky flavours of scotch to BBQ sauce, marinades and a selection of fiery cocktails. Three dishes have also been given a whisky wakeup: the wings, fried chicken burger and ‘Impossible’ nuggets will be served drenched in Wee Beastie BBQ sauce. The bar team will be mixing four whisky-based cocktails to complement the dishes, including the Penicillin on Wax – whisky, ginger distillate, sauternes, verjus, agave and beeswax served short on the rocks.
WATCH THIS NEW SERIES:
Thai Cave Rescue
Following The Rescue and Thirteen Lives, a third TV release about the 2018 Thai football team cave rescue lands on Netflix this weekend. Inspired by the events that captivated the world, Thai Cave Rescue tells the as-yet untold stories of the Thai youth football team and their coach who got trapped in one of the most dangerous cave systems on Earth – and the extraordinary efforts of their families, the people of Thailand, and volunteers from all over the world to fight against both nature and time to save the team.
CATCH AN EXHIBITION:
The Korean Wave
Opening on Friday, the V&A’s autumn blockbuster exhibition Hallyu! The Korean Wave will showcase the colourful and dynamic popular culture of South Korea, exploring the country’s global impact on the creative industries of cinema, drama, music, fandom, beauty and fashion. From K-Pop costumes to K-drama props and posters, alongside photography, sculpture, fashion, video and pop culture ephemera, the exhibition will invite visitors to delve into the phenomenon known as ‘hallyu’ – meaning ‘Korean wave’. Hallyu rose to prominence in the late 1990s, rippling across Asia before reaching all corners of the world and challenging the currents of global pop culture today. The exhibition features everything from costumes in Squid Game, Parasite’s bathroom set, merch from the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games and – of course – Psy’s global hit, Gangnam Style.
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