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YOUR WEEKEND

YOUR WEEKEND

Four-day weekend, we've been waiting for you

BIRMINGHAM

MOD REVIVAL

The Custard Factory hosts the Midlands Mod Weekender, a two-day celebration of Birmingham’s mod heritage. Expect a festival feel in the day with a vintage market and open decks DJ session, and a Sixties soundtrack all night from 70 Eight Club. 2-3 June; from 1pm; £20; Gibb Street, Digbeth, B9

IN PRAISE OF GIN

Head to The Jekyll and Hyde for Gin Fest, a celebration of Britain’s beloved tipple. Order a gin flight (a trio of gin-based cocktails) and a gin-flavoured cupcake. The kitchen will also be serving up gin-based specials. Until 2 June; free; 28 Steelhouse Lane, B4

FOLK FESTIVAL

The Lunar Festival is a new music festival in Tanworth in Arden (where late musician Nick Drake lived). Indiefolk favourites Scott Matthews and Fionn Regan will play, plus Birmingham’s Goodnight Lenin. 1-4 June; £65; Umberslade Estate, Warwickshire, B94

GARDEN DINING

Edible Eastside’s new pop-up cafe launches tomorrow. Everything on the menu is grown in the centre’s urban garden or foraged from the local area. Expect wild salad and roast vegetables, nettle soup, homemade bread and nettle chutney. 1 June; 9am-3pm; free; Edible Eastside, 122 Fazeley Street, B5

JUBILEE JUMBLE

Spacehopper Events returns with the Birmingham Jubilee Vintage Extravaganza selling handmade crafts, art, vintage fashion and homeware. 3-4 June; from 11am; £1; Birmingham Council House, Victoria Square, B3

LEEDS

MINI MUSIC FESTIVAL

The one-day Inside Out Festival launches this weekend with four stages of live music from the likes of Young Knives, Haggis Horns and Serious Sam Barrett alongside a farmers' market and vintage stalls. 2 June; from 11.30am; £15; Askham Bryan College, York, YO23

WHISKY FOR TWO

Whisky is the new wine. Or at least a nice alternative, so we’re looking forward to the Leeds Whisky Festival on Saturday. A ticket gets entry for two, a commemorative glass each and several drams from various distilleries. 2 June; 4pm-8pm; £40; O2 Academy, Cookridge Street, LS2

POP-UP ARTS AND CRAFTS

Arts and crafts pop-up The Stalls opens tomorrow for one-week only. There will be handmade jewellery, prints and ceramics, a bigger market on Saturday and a Jubilee tea party on Monday. 1-8 June; 10am-6pm; free; The Light, The Headrow, LS1

THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE

We’re stocking up on watermelons as the West End hit, Dirty Dancing is finally coming to Leeds this month. All together now, “Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” Until 23 June; times vary; £15-£48.50; The Grand Theatre, 46 New Briggate, LS1

AN AUDIENCE OF ONE

The Sleepwalk Collective’s Centre Of Attention makes you just that, as you experience 15 minutes of theatre alone in a Harrogate hotel room. 2 June; 15-min slots; 2pm-8.45pm; £5; Crown Hotel, Crown Place, Harrogate, HG1

MANCHESTER

AFRICAN STYLE

Photographs of Malian fashions from the Sixties and Seventies accompany pieces by British-Nigerian designer Duro Olowu as part of We Face Forward, a season of contemporary art from West Africa. 2 June-16 September; free; Gallery of Costume, Lakeside, Platt Fields Park, M14

CUT A RUG

Dance away your lunch hour at the UK’s first ever Lunch Beat, the daytime clubbing phenomenon that started in Sweden and is now sweeping the globe. No slacking, dancing is mandatory. 31 May, 1pm-2pm; £8; Black Dog Ballroom, 52 Church Street, M4

PAMPER PACKAGE

Treat yourself and a friend to a facial from Espa at Harvey Nichols before enjoying a champagne afternoon tea for two in the elegant Second Floor Brasserie. Until 30 June; £50 per person with £25.50 redeemable on Espa products; Harvey Nichols, New Cathedral Street, M1

FIFTIES AND FABULOUS

Celebrate your long weekend with a spot of mid-century glamour at The Great Vintage Tea Party with pin-up styling sessions, live music and a bake-off. We’ll see you at the gin parlour. 3 June, 11am-4pm; £7; Stockport Victorian Markets, SK1

BUZZ BANDS

The incredible touring multi-venue festival that is Dot To Dot hits Manchester with a stellar line-up including Willy Mason, Summer Camp and a headline show from Brooklyn hipsters The Drums [pictured]. 4 June, 1pm-late; £20; various city centre venues

SCOTLAND

LEG IT TO THIS SALE

Responsible for some of the loveliest leg and bodywear we’ve ever seen, Bebaroque (set up by designers Mhairi McNicol and Chloe Patience) is holding a sample sale. Don’t miss. 1-2 June; 10am-6pm; free; 25A Thistle Street, Edinburgh, EH2

FROLIC IN THE MEADOWS

The Meadows Festival returns with two stages of live music plus food stalls, an art tent, vintage fashion and antiques and a dog show. 2-3 June; 11am (music starts); free; The Meadows, Edinburgh, EH9

GARDEN PARTYING

Replacing this year’s West End Festival parade is an Alice In Wonderland themed afternoon in the Botanic Gardens, with costumes, music, face painting and food. 3 June; 1pm-5pm; free; Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12

SHOP UNTIL YOU POP

Start the weekend early with Vi Nouveau’s Vintage Pop Up Shop. There’s complimentary cake, free fizz and retro clothes, accessories and jewellery. 31 May; 7pm; free; Boda Bar, 229 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6

PENCILS AT THE READY

Glasgow life drawing class All The Young Nudes has just started in the capital. Every Tuesday you can get sketching to a seriously good soundtrack. Tuesdays; 8pm-10pm; £4; The Flying Duck, 142 Renfield Street, Glasgow, G2; The Bongo Club, 37 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8

LONDON

CARNABY STREET PARTY

The Newburgh Quarter is hosting a food and shopping event. Enjoy cake from Choccywoccydoodah and discounts and events from shops such as Lomography Gallery Store, Cowshed and Peekaboo Vintage. 2 June; 12pm- 4pm; Newburgh Quarter, Carnaby Street, W1

BEST OF BRITISH

The Hospital Club is hosting various events over the Jubilee weekend, including a best of British supper club (tonight) and a screening of Snow White And The Huntsman (Sunday). 31 May-3 June; ticket prices vary; The Hospital Club, 24 Endell Street, London, WC2H

ROOFTOP DINING

The team behind Rock Lobsta and Pitt Cue Co are hosting God Save The Clam! rooftop pop-up restaurant. Expect meat, seafood and an impressive DJ line-up. 1-3 June; various 80-min allotted dining times; free-£39; Èmigré Studios’ roof top, 274 Richmond Road, E8

DRESSES TO IMPRESS

The Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950 exhibition marks the opening of the newly renovated Fashion Galleries, with gowns designed by Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen. Until 6 January 2013; £10; Fashion Room 40; The V&A; Cromwell Road, SW7

BURGERS AND BOWLING

Tired of the Jubilee and need to escape the sun? Head down to one of All Star Lanes’ retro venues where you can enjoy a burger and fries and a game of bowling for only £15. 3-13 June; £15; any All Star Lanes location

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