Jess Commons | Deputy Editor | Thursday, 28 January 2016

Cheap Things To Do This Weekend January 30 + 31

Cheap Things To Do This Weekend January 30 + 31

The Debrief: It's the end of Dry January, winter might actually end soon and you've just been PAID

If you're still going with Dry January then congratulations. You're literally probably the last person still going and you've got the willpower of a saint. This weekend though, spells the end of dreaded January so go on, go and have a jolly good time...

The healthy new restaurant to hit up

If you're a Londoner you probably don't venture into tourist central Covent Garden all that much (except for us, we work there, boo) but make this weekend an exception for brand new restaurant Farmstand which opens this week. It promises to be 'properly healthy' and is full of really wanky but super delicious sounding dishes like 'split fava bean, butternut squash & cumin' and 'cinnamon-roasted heritage carrots' and all the meals are wheat, gluten, dairy and refined sugar free and there's plenty of good vegan and veggie options too. Which is great if you're still behaving yourself four weeks on from the new year. Even better it promises to be 'reasonably priced'.

Farmstand, 42 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5AJ

The pub quiz that involves fried chicken

Sundays straight up suck. They're the worst. So, rather than wallow in re-runs of Friends and your decidedly ready-for-a-wash pyjamas, head to London's newest and bestest pub quiz. Why's it' the best? Because it involves eating loads of chicken that's why. Hosted by drag queen Vinegar Strokes, the quiz is at chicken diner Ma'Plucker in London's Soho. £24.50 gets you a three course meal, a free (alcoholic) drink and entry to the quiz. Which is alright in our book.

31st January, 19:00 - 21:30, Ma'Plucker, 75 Beak Street, London W1F 9SS

The exercise class that means you can dance to Justin Bieber without feeling like a dick

Seen On Screen were already one of our favourites. The lovely ladies run classes that blend exercise with dancing all to the tune of Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and more. Now though, they've got a new class based on possibly the most important song of 2015; Justin Bieber's Sorry.

The party where you can hang out with the Made In Chelsea crew

Who'd have thunk it; Alex Mytton, him of the peacoats and perma-tan off everyone's favourite reality TV show Made In Chelsea, is releasing a single and, you can go to the launch party. If you're in London, and have a spare tenner. Alex is going to do a DJ set (apparently his skill is 'whipping' a crowd into an 'energetic frenzy with his hot tune selections') before heading downstairs to the 'cool, dark, edgy club venue' and 'take the vibe up a level'. I mean, what's not to like?

Alex Mytton 'Letters' Official Launch, McQueen, 55-60 Tabernacle St, London EC2A 4AA. Friday 29th January, Doors 7pm - 2am. Get tickets here.

The restaurant launch party where you can eat a lot of hot dogs

Lucky Brightoners are getting a new restaurant inside club venue Patterns. And it just serves bonkers hot dogs. Called The Dog Haus (geddit?), they even have a hot dog with smiley faces as toppings. Anyways - their launch party kicks off at noon on Saturday and has a sausage dog fancy dress costume and a hot dog eating contest so erm, go, because there's literally nothing better you could do with your Saturday.

The Dog Haus Launch Party, Saturday 30th January, noon-6PM. Patterns, 10 Marine Parade, Brighton, BN2 1TL

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Tags: Boozing, Weekend Raving