It’s the last weekend of the shortest month of the year, and you’re looking for ways to pass the time.
Not to worry, we’ve found entertainment for all budgets, with some great options if you love beer, music, or drinking beer while listening to music.
That’s not all, though - the selection below covers all bases, so you shouldn’t be found wanting on Saturday or Sunday,
The Big London Flea
Independent Label Market
Mardi Gras at Pop Brixton
Camden Beer Fest
Football for a Fiver at Charlton Athletic
It’s rare that you’ll get to watch a league football match – or even a non-league match – for as little as a fiver, and it’s even rarer that such a clash involves two teams pushing for promotion. Charlton are in the League One play-off places, and victory on Saturday could put a serious dent in opponents Shrewsbury’s attempts to go up automatically.
https://booking.cafc.co.uk/match-tickets.aspx - £5, Saturday 3pm, Floyd Road SE7
Made in North Korea
'Rick and Morty' Pub Quiz
We see you there, twiddling your thumbs in the knowledge that Rick and Morty isn’t returning until 2019, angry that the Szechuan sauce is only coming back to American branches of McDonald’s, rewatching the previous seasons to create your own personal headcanon and get to the bottom of those layered fan theories. Well, there’s some good news, namely that you can put that obsessive knowledge to the test with a themed quiz at the Macbeth Hoxton.
https://www.fatsoma.com/themacbeth/6j7thdat/rick-and-morty-pub-quiz - £5, Sunday 5pm-10pm, Hoxton St N1
Classic Cocktail Masterclass
The folks at the Bar With No Name are known for their experimental cocktails, but they also know their way around the classics. This masterclass gives you the secret to drinks like the Bloody Mary, Negroni, Old Fashioned and Sidecar… as well as a chance to sample your creations.
http://www.69colebrookerow.com/masterclass/classic-cocktail-masterclass-february-24th-2018 - £50, Saturday 2pm-4pm, Colebrooke Row N1
Craft Beer Rising
Hell is for Heroes
2003 was a pretty good year, right? We got the third Lord of the Rings film, Superstars was back on TV, and Hell is For Heroes released their stunning debut album ‘The Neon Handshake’. All of a sudden it’s now 2018 and they’re playing a set of 15th-anniversary shows in Shepherd’s Bush to remind us of our own mortality. Support comes from A, of “didn’t they do that Starbucks song?” fame, and Vex Red.
https://academymusicgroup.com/o2shepherdsbushempire/events/1013552/hell-heroes-tickets - From £26, Saturday and Sunday 7pm, Shepherd’s Bush Green W12
Gareth Gates at Pizza Express
Hell is For Heroes aren’t the only 2003 superstars playing in London this weekend. Pop Idol runner-up and lovable scamp Gareth Gates is performing a run of solo sets at… Pizza Express. It’s a departure from the jazz we’re used to seeing at the restaurant chain, but who wouldn’t want a reality star serenading them as they chow down on their Pollo ad Astra? (Other toppings are available.)
https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/gareth-gates - £30, Sunday 6.30pm, High Holborn WC1V
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