10 things to do this weekend – October 27-28
Make the most of your weekend with our guide to what’s on in Bristol and the surrounding area.
1. Celebrate the Day of the Dead Festival on Saturday at the Amphitheatre on the harbourside. From noon until late this community music and arts festival will be showcasing live bands, dance groups, DJs, salsa, mariachi and competitions with organisers describing it as ‘all the fun of Hallowe’en but with a twist’. They say: “Hallowe’en is a great time where we can come together and party. Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday which focuses on gatherings of family and friends to remember friends and family members we have lost.” Tickets available from Bristol Ticket Shop.
2. The Love Food Hallowe’en Festival is on Sunday from 10.30am to 4pm at Paintworks and promises ‘something for all ages to enjoy’. The event includes food market, global street food, children’s activities, local bar, café and music. There’s also a fancy dress competition, toffee apple making and arts and crafts tables so visitors can make bat bunting, witches’ hats and ghoulish masks.
3. Tyntesfield House is planning Pumpkin fun from Saturday until Wednesday. Marvel at the display of Tyntesfield- grown pumpkins and squashes in the Kitchen Garden or try a treat from a pumpkin menu in the restaurant or follow the pumpkin trail around the estate.
4. There’s also a Hallowe’en Festival at Bristol Zoo from Saturday until Wednesday. Activities include a spooky trail around the zoo grounds, scary face painting, competitions, storytelling, creepy costumes and much more.
5. It’s party night at the Fry Club in Keynsham with Salsa Bristol from 7.30pm to 12.30am on Saturday. Following all-day workshops, a party night is planned with some of the country’s and world’s best teachers and performers. Tickets £10 or £5 when bought with a workshop ticket. More information from salsabristol.co.uk .
6. Taking to the stage at the The Full Moon and Attic Bar , in Stokes Croft will be Slamboree, Sicknote and Mad Apple Circus for a Hallowe’en Party on Saturday. Gates open 8pm to 4am with tickets £15 plus booking fee from Bristol Ticket Shop.
7. The Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra is performing at Colston Hall on Sunday at 3pm – playing Prokofiev, Khachaturian and Dvorak. Tickets £1-£31.
8. Pub of the week to try this weekend: The Willy Wicket
9. Restaurant of the week to try this weekend: Spice Express
10. Recipe of the week to give a go if you decide to eat in: Pumpkin ravioli with sage butter
For some ideas of how to occupy your time next week check back at ThisisBristol on Monday.