10 things to do in Bristol this weekend – March 2-3
Make the most of your weekend with our guide to what’s on in Bristol and the surrounding area.
1. Comedian Simon Munnery takes to the stage at The Tobacco Factory Theatre on Sunday at 8pm. Munnery offers up a mix of visual sketches, handcrafted animation, music and stand-up: all performed live by Simon and his musical accomplice - sat amongst the audience throughout - and projected onto screen. Tickets £12.
2. The Military Wives show comes to The Hippodrome on Saturday at 7.30pm. The show comprises a specially selected regional choir of military wives as well as The Band of The Royal Anglian Regiment, compered by Sqdr Ldr Howard Leader.
3. The first Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival opens on Friday at Colston Hall and runs until Sunday. Headlining the festival are US guitarist John Scofield's Organic Trio, Cuban trumpeter Arturo Sandoval and French duo Richard Galliano and Bireli Lagrene. Alongside these are a host of artists covering straight-ahead, contemporary, funk, Latin and trad jazz as well as blues, offering a wide range of first class music for jazz lovers across the board.
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4. Bristol Concert Orchestra play three great works with an American connection at St George's Bristol at 7.30pm on Saturday: Gershwin's Piano Concerto with the critically-acclaimed soloist Ashley Wass, Bernstein's Candide Overture and Dvorak's 9th Symphony 'from the New World', all conducted by Stefan Hofkes who will precede each piece with his renowned humorous introductions. Tickets: £8-£15 (children £1).
5. Go behind the scenes at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery on Saturday from 11am and discover their Ancient Egypt stores. Tours last 30 minutes. Suitable for age 7 and above. Tours start 11am, 12pm and 1pm.
6. Go to the Bristol Roller Derby at Wise Campus on Saturday from 2pm where Harbour Harlots are hosting their first home bout of the year. The two full length bouts will kick off with the Harlots' Bees taking on Peterborough's Mean Valley Rollergirls. The Harlots A team will then challenge Leeds' Whip Its. Standard tickets: £6 advance (£8 on the door). 7-15 years old: £4 advance (£6 on the door). Kids under 7 go free.
7. Bristol Rovers take on Burton Albion at home at the Memorial Stadium on Saturday at 3pm.
8. Pub of the week to try this weekend: Prince Of Wales
9. Restaurant of the week to try this weekend: Tobacco Factory Cafe Bar
10. Recipe of the week to give a go if you decide to eat in: Seafood gumbo
For some ideas of how to occupy your time next week check back at ThisisBristol on Monday.