It’s Thursday and we’ve had breakfast, so that means it’s ok to start getting excited about the weekend right? Here in the office we have a bunch of exciting (and slightly middle aged) adventures planned including taking rescue dogs for a walk at Oakwood Dog Rescue (how cool is that right?) and pretending to be young and fit by mountain biking in some woods near Sheffield.
If you’re struggling to think of anything to do beyond Netflix and sofa this weekend (and to be fair, given the weather we wouldn’t blame you) then don’t worry, we’ve got your back with some awesome suggestions of what you could get up to.
Friday night there’s the usual club nights (there’s the Piper and Atik to name but two) and there are plenty of pubs and bars to keep you entertained on Newland and Princes Avenues, in the Old Town and down at the Marina around Humber Street. And of course if you want to kick your weekend off early with a bang then you can’t go wrong with Jelly at the Welly.
If you want to get cultured at the weekend then you’re spoilt for choice – you could check out Unexpected Engagement by Jason Wilsher-Mills at Artlink on Princes Avenue, and there are some great exhibitions about the City of Culture volunteers at the Humber Street Gallery on, well, Humber Street. And if you haven’t already checked it out, don’t forget the Terence Cuneo exhibition in our very own Brynmoor Jones Library. If the promise of paintings of trains isn’t enough then why not try and find the cats and mice hidden in the paintings (post 1953 we *think*, but one of the volunteers will be able to tell you).
If you’re heading down to Humber Street for some art on Sunday then you’d be silly not to pop into the very first Humber Street Market of the year at Fruit. As well as tons of cool local traders selling all sorts of quirky wares and delicious food there’s also live acoustic music, hot and tasty street food and Chris’s legendary Craft Beer Emporium. And it all of THAT isn’t enough then you’re spoilt for choice for restaurants, bars and awesome quirky shops on Humber Street. In fact, we’re going to put it out there and say we can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday in Hull.
If live music is your thing then, as usual in Hull, you’re spoilt for choice. On Friday Hull lunatics Bunkerpop play the Polar Bear on Spring Bank, then on Saturday The Adelphi Club on De Grey Street is hosting punk legends 999, and there’s a David Bowie tribute at Fruit (but you can’t go to that because it’s sold out, sorry!). But fear not, because there’s also a Bowie night at the Polar Bear, featuring Bowie sets by The Evil Litter and The Thin White Puke as well as a Bowie themed raffle and Freak Scene DJs.
If you like metal and hardcore then O’Riley’s on Beverley Road have a pretty amazing all-dayer going off on Saturday, featuring local favourites like Libertae Mae and Remenitions as well as touring bands like Create to Inspire and Black Coast. Tickets are £8 on the door which, with 14 bands playing, works out at just over 50p a band. That’s not bad. And if you want to carry the party on after the last chord has rung out then you can always head down to Spiders on Cleveland Street for alternative tunes and ridiculously cheap cocktails.
If you want to check out some comedy then The Comedy Lounge on George Street is open on Friday and Saturday with some great local and touring comedians (you’re probably best of picking up tickets in advance for this one).
And if it all gets a bit too much for you, or the weather is just TOO awful to get out the house, Netflix are adding Fargo Season 3 on Saturday. If you’ve seen the first two seasons you’ll understand why we’re excited about this; if not then that’s ok, thank us later.
Whatever you decide to to, have a great weekend and stay out of trouble.