Jess Commons | Deputy Editor | Thursday, 3 March 2016

Cheap Things To Do This Weekend March 4, 5 + 6

Cheap Things To Do This Weekend March 4, 5 + 6

The Debrief: Spring has (sort of) sprung. Shave your 4 month old leg hair and get outside and do something.

Indulge your trainer obsesssion at the festival devoted to footwear

Laces Out is the festival you never knew you needed although, now you know it's a thing, it makes perfect sense. Set in Camp & Furnace in Liverpool on Saturday 5th March, it's a celebration of all things trainers for just £8. There's loads of vintage, rare, box friesh and deadstock trainers as well as DJs and trainers to buy. Worth it just for people watching alone.

Laces Out!, 5th March, Camp & Furnace, Liverpool

Go to a market with a a difference at the Asia House Fair

Asia House, a charity intent on bringing together UK and Asian relations based near Regent's Park in London are hosting their eight annual Asia House Fair this weekend which means they're transforming their headquarters into a 'bustling bazaar where shoppers will have the chace to buy unique and unusual items not normally seen on the high street including unique jewellery, textiles, arts and crafts.' THere's Asian streetfood on offer and special Mothers' Day offers. Even better it's free to get in.

Asia House Fair, 3-6th March, Asia House, London

Embrace the end of winter with the reopening of London's favourite street food fair

You know what you can't do in winter? Stand around outside and eat nice food and get pissed on even better cocktails. Therefore, the fact that London's Urban Food Fest is opening again must be a sign that winter is over. Even better, they're having a launch party on Saturday March 5th with they theme 'Hippy Hipsters' (no we don't understand either). Either way there's food, and booze. And you can win free champagne if you go dressed as a hippy. Free to get in.

Urban Food Fest Hippy Hipsters Street Food Market Launch Party, Shoreditch, London March 5th

Go and plan your future dream house at The Sample Sale

Sure you live in a rented shit hole at the moment but one day you'll be living in a riverside converted loft with floor to ceiling windows and a to die for houseplant collection. Until that day though, go and live in dream land by heading to The Sample Sale, London's first multi-brand interiors designer sale. Tickets are a fiver (but you can get them half price here) and come with a free glass of prosecco if you go at the right time. Go, sip your bubbly, and plan your dream house. Who knows, you might even be able to afford something.

The Sample Sale, 4-6 March, Bloomsbury Square, London

Go shopping and do some good at #OneGoodThing

New pop up charity shop in London's Seven Dials is open through March and donates it's proceeds to homeless charity The Connection at St. Martin's as well as providing placements for homeless people to work in the shop. Selling donated vintage and designer clothing shoes and accessories as well as homeware there's plenty on offer. Also you can donate your stuff too.

#OneGoodThing, 1-31 March, Seven Dials, London

Celebrate International Women's Day with Wonder Women festival

How best to mark IWD? How's about a month-long feminist festival in Manchester? Kicking things off on the 3rd, Wonder Women has everything going on from discussions on slut shaming, 'twerkshops', talks about important women in historym exhibitions and screenings. It's pretty much all free, and there's literally something to do every day. Check out the full line up here.

Wonder Women, 3-31st March, Manchester

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Tags: Weekend Raving