The weekend came so soon – for once. But now it’s Saturday and you’ve woken up with two whole days of blank nothingness in front of you. Soon it will be Monday and you’ll be back stuck behind a desk at work, regretting the unremarkable weekend you just had. But there’s still hope – we have a few ideas to make a great spontaneous and surprising weekend.
1. Go to an Oscar Party
There’s already a party being planned to happen in Leicester Square, if/when Leo wins his Oscar! (Even Odeon were in on it!). But if you want to avoid the mob of Leo lovers, get yourself down to Roxy’s Bar & Screen on Borough High Street this Sunday night for a red carpet worthy celebration. They’re screening the 88th Academy Awards from 6pm and are even giving out their own Roxy Oscars for the best dressed guests (so put on a nice frock). Entry is £12, which includes a glass of Prosecco on arrival and tasty canapés throughout the evening.
2. A Special Warehouse Concert
Great music is good for the soul and this orchestral treat on Sunday evening is also for a good cause. From 6.30pm there will be a rather special performance at The Warehouse on Theed Street near Waterloo station. Indulge your ears in a night of Brahms and Beethoven, as a currently unnamed orchestra (audience members will actually have their say in naming the group) play in the intimate space of this converted Victorian warehouse. There is no set ticket price, but donations (recommended £10) can be paid on entry. The money raised will go to The Migrant Offshore Aid Station, a charity dedicated to preventing loss of life and distress to people at sea.
3. LOL Your Saturday Night Away
London has a pretty damn good comedy scene, which we certainly need to make the most of. You can catch some seriously funny (and reasonably cheap) stand-up this Saturday night at either the 99 Club in Covent Garden, Bar Rumba in Piccadilly Circus or the Freedom Bar in Soho. The cost of the gigs range from £8-£12.50. For more information on the various line-ups and to get your tickets, download Fever.
4. Enter wonder.land
wonder.land, the new digitally revamped adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, which is running at The National Theatre, comes with a free art exhibition. This immersive and interactive installation aims to signify the strange online/offline crossover our world is currently faced with. Here, you’ll get to experience a virtual reality music video with a 360° landscape of pulsating gardens, play with a physically reactive Kinect version of the wonderland and even meet an Augmented Reality magic mirror wall. Sound like your type of crazy? Then head on down to the Wolfson Gallery on the Southbank.
5. London Beer Week: The Final Weekend
London Beer Week has been running since 22nd February, but there’s still time to get those pints in. But don’t worry, you won’t be left with the last dregs. This weekend they’ll be an array of stalls, breweries and new events at the Truman Brewery in East London. Click here for the low-down on what best to do. Wristbands are £10 and will get you into various masterclasses, talks and also get you a load of free tasters.
Featured Image Credit: wonder.land