4 things to do this weekend | 10th – 12th february
It’s the moment we’ve been waiting for! The weekend has finally arrived and we’ve successfully made it through the first full week of February. The sun is shining brighter, the flowers are starting to bloom, and the promise of spring is just a few steps away. Whether you’re flying solo, with a friend or a lover, this pre-Valentine’s weekend is all about making memories, having fun, and soaking up all the love that Brighton has to offer. Go on, get stuck in before Cupid takes over.
Attention all musical aficionados! Get ready to let loose and have a blast this Friday. Dedicated to all your favourite musicals, this Komedia night promises to be an unforgettable experience filled with A LOT of dancing and singing. It’s ideal for musical enthusiasts looking to unwind and unleash their inner dancing queen (or king). DJs will be playing a diverse selection of musical numbers from the likes of Mamma Mia, Grease, Wicked, High School Musical, West Side Story, Annie, and many more. And if you’re celebrating a birthday between January 27th and February 19th, you get free entry!
Friday 10th February 11.00pm – 3.00am; from £8
Komedia, 44 – 47 Gardner St, Brighton BN1 1UN
Love is (literally) in the air
It’s the weekend before V Day, so why not get in ahead of the crowd and take your romance to new heights with the i360’s sky dining experience? Yep, you can enjoy a delicious four-course meal, complete with a welcome glass of Prosecco and half a bottle of wine each, in the big pod 450ft above the twinkling city lights of Brighton and Hove. And if you get bored of the view opposite you, there’s that 360-degree view to ogle instead.
Saturday 11th February, 7pm – 10pm; from £105
Brighton i360, Lower Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2LN
This one’s for the cat lovers – Brighton Boutique Cat Extravaganza is coming to Brighton Racecourse, which means cats, cats and more cats. You’ll have the opportunity to meet plenty of adorable moggies at this family-fur-iendly affair organised by LCWW, aka Loving Cats Worldwide. Particularly proud of your kitty? Then you can enter them in various categories, such as best kitten and best cat, to scoop the ultimate accolade (check out the rules here). Visitors will be able to get up close with hundreds of cats – maybe even some Instagram-famous ones – learn more about their unique personalities, get to know different breeds, and buy quirky treats for their furry friends. Sounds pretty purr-fect, right? Well, unless you have a cat allergy, obviously.
Saturday and Sunday 11th and 12th February; 10am – 4pm; from £15
Brighton Racecourse, Freshfield Rd, Brighton BN2 9XZ
It’s (piano) bath time
Forgive us if you know this already, but a piano bath is not, as some of us (ahem) may have naively assumed, somehow playing the piano whilst in the bath. No, it’s an infinitely more relaxing – less piano-damaging – experience. It’s a candle-lit concert where you’ll be bathed in sound. But rather than the gongs you typically find in soundbaths, here, the immersive surround sound comes from Penny Loosemore’s minimalist piano compositions overlaid with her hypnotic chant-like vocals. With the gorgeous acoustics of the Unitarian Church, it’s a must-try for a completely different Sunday night out.
Sunday 12th February; 7.30pm; from £8
Unitarian Church, New Road, Brighton, BN1 1UF
By Beth Musselwhite