seven things to do this weekend | 10th – 12th march

Welcome to your weekend! We don’t know about you, but it’s been a bit of a struggle this week – thanks for your help, weather – so we are READY for some non-work-related antics. From the continuation of IWD celebrations with some Kickass Women (plus a special discount code for BOTI readers), the opening of Forbidden Planet, the last weekend of Femfest, to the Traumfrau x Film Pride special and a special group swim for IWD, plus all of the below, there’s loads going on. Come join us…

Something to wear
We’re big fans of pop-up shops and if you throw preloved clothing into the mix, we are there faster than high street stores can rip off indie designers. Brighton-based jeweller Silver Spur (she of the brilliantly sweary rings, we’re the proud owner of a Fuck It beauty), aka Jane, has set up a clothing sale at Florence Road Hall, where you’ve probably visited their fantastic weekly food market. The very first one takes place this Saturday with 15 sellers, including Secret Store Pop-up and Emma Stanton Jewellery, selling off bits of their enviable wardrobes. Great food and clothes? Saturday is looking mighty fine. And if you fancy selling off your own wardrobe, there are two further dates coming up – 15th April and 13th May, email to book your spot.
Saturday 11th March; 9am – 1pm; free
Florence Road Hall
, BN1 6DL

Off the record
If you too have always dreamed of a cosy record shop where you can discover great music on vinyl whilst drinking proper (Black Mocha Brighton) coffee, then get excited, because it’s opening here on Friday. Capsule Records, a new record/coffee shop, has transformed the I Gigi site (RIP) on Western Road in Hove and we can’t wait to visit. Just wait ‘til you see their sexy interiors. Swoon. We know where we’ll be hanging out from now on.
Opens Friday 10th March at 11am
Tuesdays to Fridays, 11am – 6pm; Saturdays, 10am – 6pm; Sundays, 11am – 5pm
37 Western Road, Hove, BN3 1AF

Sussex women united 
The Brighton Women’s Centre is hosting the city’s biggest International Women’s Day celebration in collaboration with Brighton Dome and Brighton & Hove Museums on Saturday. The free event is all about celebrating and inspiring women, while raising awareness of the incredible work being done to support vulnerable women across Sussex. You can look forward to a fun day filled with inspiring speakers, engaging workshops (feminist origami, charleston, Bollywood dancing, singing, and much more), exciting arts and crafts, powerful campaigns, and plenty of fun for the whole family. You can find the full programme here. Plus, all talks and workshops are pay-as-you-feel, with every penny going towards supporting the important work of BWC. You can register from 30 minutes before each session – don’t be late, places get snapped up super quickly!
Saturday 11th March; 10am – 4pm; free 
Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UE

Get your daily (dynamic) dose
Studies have shown the benefits of power naps in recharging our batteries, but according to a research-based exhibition at Fabrica, specific sound and light combinations can induce wellbeing, too. You can get a taste of this ‘Dynamic Dose’ – an ambient multimedia installation that bathes the space in orange hues – until this Sunday. Created by local immersive sound and visual art collective Partial Facsimile, it’s an intimate experience that visitors can enjoy in small groups. You’re invited to enjoy it for 20 minutes, i.e. the length of a power nap, from a reclining chair. It’s open to absolutely anyone, but the project particularly seeks to boost the wellbeing of people with anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia or Alzheimer’s Disease.
Until Sunday 12th March; open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, midday – 6pm; free but donations welcome
40 Duke Street, Brighton BN1 1AG

Where my boyz at?
Boyz N The Hood might not be on your film radar, but Brighton’s White Wall Cinema specialise in movies that are anything but ordinary and are all the better for it. John Singleton’s 90s black American cinema classic tells the coming-of-age story of three childhood friends living amidst gang violence in South Central LA. Dealing with issues such as race, relationships and gang tensions, it’s a powerful watch (peppered with a lot of dark humour) that still very much works today. It stars a young Cuba Gooding Jr, Ice Cube and Angela Bassett and earned its (then) 23-year-old director an Oscar nomination.
Saturday 11th March; 7pm; £9.40
Wagner Hall, 2 Regency Road, Brighton
 BN1 2RU

Thai me up
Lucky Khao’s March Fest is back! If you haven’t tried their Northern Thai BBQ food yet, now’s your chance (there are still tables available for this weekend). You can get stuck in to four courses for just £24.95 from a slightly reduced version of their menu, which features plenty of dishes to suit all palates, from pescatarians to vegans. Our picks? We always come back to the chilli braised aubergine (melt in your mouth with a hefty kick of spice) and the cola braised BBQ ox tongue (a real party in your mouth). So many great flavours!
1D St James Street, Brighton BN2 1RE

All the fun of the (spring) fair
This weekend sees the return of the Craft & Flea to Europe’s tallest parish church. There’s always a good selection of carefully chosen stallholders, selling everything from illustrations to candles and plants. Top tip: pre-book your tickets to avoid queuing.
Saturday 11th March; 11am – 5pm: £2.50
St Bartholomew’s Church, Ann Street, Brighton BN1 4GP

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