5 things to do this weekend

Can you believe it’s October? We can’t. Still, as we edge closer to that other C word, there’s still plenty going on in the city to keep us distracted from the fact it’s looking distinctly wet out there. Read on for some ideas of what to do this weekend…


Creating Brighton
After the success of the summer’s socially distanced yard sale, Muesli Mountain is back with the crafty, creative version this Saturday. Artists, designers and makers around the Hanover and Elm Grove area will be selling their goods from outside their houses. You can see a map of who’s getting involved here: you’ll find plenty of original prints and artwork, greetings cards, jewellery, baked goods, as well as Brighton-themed items, such as these adorable coasters by Louise Tovey. And if you want to see even more crafty treasures this weekend, today is also the autumn edition of the Maker’s Fair.
Saturday, 3rd October, 10am – 2pm; various streets in Hanover and Elm Grove; free
Hanover and Elm Grove Creative Socially Distanced Yard Sale


Fringe benefits
We’re so happy that the Fringe has been able to come back for an autumn season this year despite the ongoing C word issue. Over a month of exciting Covid-safe events kicked off on Thursday and this weekend we’re particularly looking forward to Poshtrannie’s Insanitized, the ballet version of Alice in Wonderland at Brighton Open Air Theatre and the return of Brighton’s Singing Barber singing classics from his barbershop window. And if you don’t feel like venturing out, there are lots of online events this time around, too.
From Thursday, 1st October, various locations and prices


We can’t get en-Oeuf of Oeuf
We’ve been excited about Oeuf since we first heard about it and we’re even more egg-cited (nope, we’ll never get tired of egg puns, soz) now we’ve had the chance to step inside its deliciously pastel-toned walls. And we’re pleased to say it’s everything we wanted it to be and more – oh-so-aesthetically pleasing (the colour scheme! The flowers! The fresco!) with bloody good food, coffee and cocktails and a relaxed friendly vibe. So basically, we’d highly recommend getting yourselves down there asap. They’re fully booked for brunch, but they’re keeping walk-in tables available every day for people like us who aren’t quite organised enough to do sensible things like booking.
8 Third Avenue, Hove BN3 2PX

You can move, move, move any mountain
Ok, we’re probably not going to be whizzing down any real powdery white slopes any time soon, so we’re going for the next best thing: dry slope skiing. And incredibly, you can find an indoor slope just outside Brighton (Henfield). If you have horrible memories of school dry slope skiing lessons, let us reassure you things have moved on massively since then. First of all, this slope rotates (Check out the above video). Yep, it moves under you while you ski or snowboard (on the spot), which apparently means you get more skiing time and learn a lot faster! Plus, they water the brush carpet every day so that it’s much more like skiing on the real thing. You’ll have to book a lesson (group or individual) to give it a go, but they cater to all abilities, from beginner to pro. We reckon it’s the perfect opportunity to perfect (or learn) those moves before carving up the powder next season.
Tuesdays to Sundays, 11am – 7pm; from £40
Moving Mountains, Unit 53 Mackley Industrial Estate, Henfield Road, Small Dole, Henfield, BN5 9XQ



And all that jazz
Sundays and jazz go together like coffee and croissants in our book, so we’re delighted that the Level Cafe has started up a Sunday Jazz Cafe. Every Sunday until the end of November you can enjoy a tasty brunch (vegans and veggies are catered for) to the sounds of Brighton swing group Elks & Benjamin playing a selection of jazz classics. If you fancy an extra kick to your brunch, you can bring your own booze if you pay a £3 corkage fee. We’d recommend turning up early to make sure you get a table!
Every Sunday until 29th November, 11am – 2pm
The Level Park, Rose Walk, Brighton, BN1 4ZN

The Level Cafe