The 10 Hot Things To Do This Weekend

15 August 2014

GALLERY>> 10 Hot Things To Do This Weekend

Be Merry At: Disaronno Terrace

The Italian liqueur heads to Manchester for a rooftop party season. On Wednesday, Indie faves The Cribs DJ with Teleman (above) playing live.

The Oast House, Crown Square, Manchester

SEE: God Help The Girl

Glasgow’s fey local hero and Belle & Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch writes and directs his debut feature film, a partisan tour of the city through the eyes of an emerging rock band that may sound and look familiar to fans. File under arch curiosity.

Out 16 August

Read: Haruki Murakami's Latest

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki And His Years Of Pilgrimage sold over?a million copies in Murakami’s native Japan in its first week. The story of a man beset by the loss of his high-school friendship set, this may be a radical change in style for the author, but not in quality. Out 12 August; £20, Vintage

See: Neutral Milk Hotel

Neutral Milk Hotel, April Ludgate from Parks & Recreation’s very own favourite band, perform one of two dates in Britain this week. They’re headlining a very adult, if slightly maudlin, line-up at Green Man, and appearing at the Pitchfork/All Tomorrow’s Parties-endorsed Jabberwocky Festival – which you can still buy tickets for. Fri & Sat;

Read: Kate Clanchy

One of the wittiest and straight-talking contemporary poets around, Kate’s Selected Poems doubles as a greatest hits for the faithful, and an introduction for anyone who has missed previous works. Out Thursday. £14.99, Picador 

Eat at: Lima Floral

Proof that Peruvian food has happened on a major scale in the capital, this coolly designed eatery from the people behind Lima Fitzrovia has been getting heat. Prepare to be wowed by head chef Robert Ortiz, under Virgilio Martinez's instruction.

Make: Rainbows from Diamonds

Nancy Dell’Olio in a one-woman show, crafted for the Edinburgh Festival. Word is that she will be revealing her tips for ‘surviving life with a touch of glamour’. Seriously, if Nancy is only touched with the stuff, what does that make us mere mortals? Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh, from Thursday 


Quite why it’s happened for Ellie Goulding, Charli XCX et al – and not for the model-esque electronic femme fatale Florrie –is now in the lap of the gods. On new single Little White Lies she confirms her position as the closest the UK has got to touching the happy/sad magical spell cast by Robyn.

Out Monday 

Watch: Hector and the Search For Happiness

Adapted from the French hit novel, this amiable travelogue sees the titular psychiatrist (Simon Pegg, above, with Toni Collette) on a quest to discover what makes us happy. A nifty cast and niftier locations combine in a less-irritating Eat Pray Love. 

Watch: Watch Blood Ties

Hot cast of the week, no contest, belongs to this stylish '70s-set Brooklyn crime saga, starring Clive Owen and Billy Crudup as brothers on opposite sides of the law, with Mila Kunis, Marion Cotillard and Zoe Saldana as women caught in the crossfire. Bonus treat: Belgian hunk Matthias Schoenaerts. 

Stuck for what to do this weekend? As ever we are here to help you out. In the gallery above, we've rounded up 10 Hot things that'll make your weekend great. Whether you'll be watching Clive Owen, Zoe Saldana and Marion Cotillard in Blood Ties, or visiting Peruvian restaurant Lima Floral there really is something for everyone (and every weather)...

- compiled by Paul Flynn


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