It’s Friday and we all know what that means: The pressure of filling our weekends and long summer days with something to keep us entertained! Well, if you’re stuck for ideas we’re here to help with our guide to the best of the best in this weekend’s events. Whether you’re looking for something cultured, a place to sit back and relax or a club to let your hair down at, we’ve got you covered!
Friday – For The Party People
Brighton’s most underground seafront venue, Mono, plays host to the London-based electronic music label, Lobster Theremin. The so-called “Sonic the Hedgehog” inspired Sonikku and Johnny Asquith will be bringing the vibes for those looking to get their dancing fix after The Great Escape festival has shut its doors. Mono is known for its tunnel-like venue and high quality sound system, so if you fancy partying the night away into the wee little hours, this is one for you.
Doors open at 11pm. Tickets and event info can be found via Mono’s Facebook page or via Radar Brighton.
Friday to Sunday – For The Ones Who Fancy A Laugh
As part of Brighton’s Fringe Festival critically acclaimed comedy actress, Alice Marshall is offering up a night of laughs. Returning to Fringe with her show Blood, she’ll be debuting a collection of “weird and wonderful characters”, according to the Fringe website, “who are silly, sexy and smart in equal measure”. This looks like a storytelling spectacle not to be missed!
Running all weekend with 8.30pm shows, tickets and event info can be found on Brightonfringe.org
Friday to Sunday – For The Drama Queens
For those of you desperately searching for some lighthearted culture amongst this weekend’s events, Brighton Fringe presents you with Alfie. Adapted from Bill Naughton’s play and novel of the same name, Alfie tells the story of a notorious womaniser, but more than that Naughton’s revamped work focuses on sexual politics and whether our attitudes to women and sex really has changed since the 1960s. We’ve had Michael Caine, we’ve had Jude Law and now Brighton welcomes Steve Chusak to fill Alfie’s shiny shiny shoes. Expect lots of witty quips and food for thought.
With matinee and evening shows, tickets and info are accessible via Brightonfringe.org
Saturday – For The Foodies
Another event linked to Brighton’s Great Escape festival boasts a sunny terrace and a yummy barbecue to go alongside it. Patterns is offering up it’s sea-facing terrace for an afternoon of an Aussie themed barbecue and guaranteed funky tunes. From 12pm-6pm, there’ll be food, cocktails and non-stop vibes – what more could you ask for? So this is for those of you who want a chilled one absorbing some rays (if we’re lucky)…
Doors open at midday. Admission is free and event info can be found via Patterns’ Facebook page or Patternsbrighton.com
Saturday – For The Late Escapers
If you’re looking for something to keep you busy this Saturday night, Patterns will be hosting an event called The Late Escape, featuring a selection of DJs including house and techno legend, Pablo Contraband. A lively venue featuring a self-proclaimed “Rave Cave” downstairs, Patterns will offer you the late night techno vibes you late escapers may just be looking for!
Doors open from 11pm-4am. Tickets available via Patternsbrighton.com.
Saturday and Sunday – For The Little Ones
Last but not least, for families looking to keep the little ones entertained and maybe even have a laugh along with it, Brighton Fringe presents you with, Arr We There Yet? (Not to be confused with Ice Cube’s well-loved family blockbuster…) Fringe’s website describes the event as “a rip roaring and swashbuckling adventure”. It looks like there’ll be laughs all round when the so-called useless crew unite to fight over who will be captain of the ship! Lasting for only an hour this looks like the perfect way to break up the day with a few laughs.
With performances at 2pm, tickets and venue information can be found on Brightonfringe.org
So it looks like we’ve got you covered, but don’t forget Brighton Fringe and The Great Escape have a range of free and ticketed events available throughout the weekend. Happy Friday!