6 Things to Do in Nottingham This Weekend

24 May 18 words: Ashley Morris

Here's some ways to waste the days...

Fan Club Presents: Dubais And The Wolfs

When: Thursday 24th May, 7pm-11pm
Where: Rough Trade
What: Notts is flooding us with talent this week, and Rough Trade is about to experience some of the best. Dubais and The Wolfs are a lo-fi Arab-futurist band. We're not quite sure wharrat is but it sounds cool. The night will also feature a ton of other badasses, so we suggest you check it out.
How come?: Fanclub helps boost the confidence and support all self-identifying and non-binary women of all creative spectrums, including artists, designers, musicians and creatives. It's all done in a fun and friendly safe space where everyone can hang out, make friends all while dancing to a all female-influenced soundtracks.
How much: £5-£7
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In Another Place

When: Monday 21st May- Sunday 1st July
Where: Various Venues
What: A lil’ bash for talented ducks spread across the East Midlands, produced and presented by a bunch of venues across the area. Yer can also catch more in Loughborough, Derby, Leicester and Lincoln.
How come: As well as seeing some insta-worthy wicked visuals replacing boring adverts, it showcases some real and authentic pieces created by East Midlands artists, giving you a real taste of what we have to offer.
How much: Free
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Venturing into Nocturnal Nottingham: Exhibition Launch

When: Friday 25th May, 6pm
Where: Cafe Sobar
What: Nottingham based photographer Lamar Francois shows off his killer photography skills through a selection of images capturing Notts in the night. He'll be giving a talk about what inspired the boggers too - including his methods and scientific inspirations. 
How come?: There will be a whole bevvy of Notts based creatives there including Louise White, City Art, Wolfgang Buttress, Light Night Installations, Nottingham Puppet Festival, along with I'm Not From London providing some groovy tunes.
How much: Free
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Wolf Down Weekender: Street Food Pop-Up

When: Saturday 26th May- Sunday 27th May
Where: Nottingham Contemporary
What: The whole family-friendly weekend will consist of a diverse range of foodies. From street foods to gin and cocktails bars, and workshops and entertainment for the little ones, it's set to be banging.
How come: First of all, it’s free. All you need to do is pop along with an empty stomach and grab a fork. The weekend also falls in line with Dot2Dot fest, so the Sunday will involve a live music stage. More deets tba soon, so keep your eyes peeled on this one.
How much: Free 
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Run For All- Asda 10k Run

When: Sunday 27th May, 7.30am
Where: Holme Pierrepont Country Park
What: We already know what you’re thinking; you've lost your gym card even though you’re still paying for yer memebership and have completely forgotten what a treadmill even looks like. However, the good people at the Asda Foundation really want us to get our summer bodies - and raise money for a good cause - so why not challenge yoursens this weekend. It might finally be the time to complete one of your “new year's resolutions”.
How come?: You'll go on a journey through the scenic Lady Bay area, where you’ll be cheered on by crowds of enthusiastic spectators, then travel on to the stunning Holme Pierrepont Country Park, where they will take a lap of the Regatta Lake, before heading for home and a grand finish back at the Rugby Club. If the views aren't convincing enough, it’s a flat and fast route.
How much: Free, donations encouraged
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Dot 2 Dot Festival

When: Sunday 27th May, 1pm
Where: Rock City, Rescue Rooms, NTU Student Union, Stealth, The Bodega, Rough Trade
What: The annual festival for the best emerging talent is back in Notts with yet another wave of super impressive artists. Who says Sundays have to be dull?
How come: BBC Introducing will be coming to The Orange Tree alongside every other great music venue in Notts. This years line-ups include the likes of Ady Suleiman, Mahalia, Pale Waves, Peach Pit and way too many other sick acts that you can’t miss out on.
How much: £14.30
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For the full motherload of goings-on this week, check out our What’s On section

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