18 January 2013 by

5 Things To Do This Weekend... Watch Django Unchained, Read Oprah's Favourite New Book

Watch... Django Unchained

Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino (expect violence) and with a whole host of nominations this awards season, its worth dragging yourself out of the house this weekend. If only to drool over Leonardo DiCaprio as the baddie.
Out now

Listen to... The Trevor Nelson Collection

Trevor Nelson has somehow managed to condense some of the best R'N'B tunes from the last thirty years into one album (ok, it's got three discs but still). With huge hits from TLC, Blackstreet, Mark Morrison and En Vogue to Rihanna and Alicia Keys, we challenge you not to get your groove on while having a little listen.
Out now

Read... The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis

You know you're on to a good thing when Oprah picks your debut novel for her book club. 'The opening pages of Ayana’s debut took my breath away,' she said of Ayana Mathis' The Twelve Tribes of Hattie. 'I can’t remember when I read anything that moved me I quite this way, besides the work of Toni Morrison.' We'll be engrossed in this tale of a mother's love and courage in twentieth century America all weekend long.
Out now, £12.99, Hutchinson

Watch... Call The Midwife

Who knew a programme about a team of nuns and midwives in the 1950's would be such a big hit? Perfect Sunday tea time viewing, Call The Midwife is back for a second series. We love Jessica Raine and can't help but giggle at Miranda 'Chummy' Hart.
Sunday, 8pm, BBC One

Drink...In A Chalet Style Bar

Going for a drink in a converted shipping container sounds like the stuff of horror movies. But after a successful summer, Salford pop-up DockBar has been reincarnated for winter into a chic ski-lodge style lounge which is the perfect accompaniment to the snowy weather. Enjoy hot and cold cocktails served up by award winning Jamie Stephenson. Our own Polly Vernon describes him as ‘the best cocktail maker in the universe’.
Pier 9, Salford Quays, Salford, facebook.com/DockBarMediaCityUK


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