Bristol what’s on this weekend - City Events 22-24 February
As the weekend approaches Guide2Bristol has been taking a look at what’s going on in the city this Friday, Saturday and Sunday to come up with a few suggestions for you to consider.
For musical theatre lovers this weekend offers a final opportunity to watch Oliver! at the Bristol Hippodrome, the final performance, not just in Bristol but of the UK tour, will take place on Sunday afternoon. Tickets are priced from £19.50 to £54.50 and are available from www.bristolhippodrome.org.uk.
As usual Bristol’s theatre lovers are spoilt for choice this weekend, with the options including The Wardrobe Ensemble’s Riot and the Young Company’s The Grandfathers at the Bristol Old Vic; Richard III at the Tobacco Factory Theatre; Idle Motion’s Borges and I at the Brewery; and David Mamet’s Sexual Perversity in Chicago at the Alma Tavern Theatre.
Space Invader Radio, the intergalactic radio station, will take over both floors of the Big Chill Bar in Small Street on Friday night, while on Saturday there will be classic hip hop in the form of Boca 45’s Hip Hop Throwdown. Admission is free and the bar is open from 9PM until 3AM both nights.
Grape Vine Social will be hosting an evening of wine tasting and dating at Po Na Na on the Clifton Triangle on Friday evening. Guests will enjoy tasting a range of six different wines, mingling with a crowd of sociable singles, a fun wine quiz, late night bar and free club entry. For further information visit www.grapevinesocial.com.
A brand new Grow Your Own Veg course, led by David Hamilton, begins at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden this Saturday. Running for six weeks it will be a friendly and informative course designed to help participants produce delicious vegetables from their patio, garden or allotment. Each session will run from 10AM until 12PM and the course fee is £80. For further information visit www.bristol.ac.uk/botanic-garden.
Bristol City Football Club will be hoping for a win on Saturday when they take on Barnsley at Ashton Gate; the match, which kicks off at 3PM, is the final fixture in a month that so far comprises three losses and just one win.
Bristol Rovers, playing in NPower League Two, have won twice and lost once so far this month, on Saturday they will be away to Morecombe and will then travel to Northampton for their final game of February next Tuesday.
Bristol Rugby play at home this weekend, facing Cardiff at the Memorial Stadium on Friday evening; the match will get underway at 7.45PM.
Ashton Gate Stadium will be the venue on Sunday for the Bristol Flea Market, open from 9AM until 3.30PM. Visitors can expect to find up to 150 stalls, selling everything from antiques and collectibles to vintage clothing, jewellery and shabby chic furnishings. Admission costs £2 to the public and £5 for traders. For further information visit www.bristolfleamarket.co.uk.
These are just a few suggestions for things to do in Bristol this weekend, for further information and more ideas visit the events pages at www.guide2bristol.com, and however you choose to spend your weekend in the city we hope you have a fantastic time.
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