nine things to do this weekend | 24th – 26th february

After a busy week (hopefully) full of pancakes, are you ready for some weekend fun? Whether you’re seeking a soulful start to your Saturday, an art-filled adventure, or a celebration of girl power, we’ve got you covered with our guide to the best of this weekend’s happenings. And if you’re running the half-marathon on Sunday, scroll down for some cheeky free treats!


Flow into the weekend
Flow State’s Wild Love yoga brunch event is the perfect way to set a soulful tone for your Saturday. Join studio founder and yogi Deanne for a 90-minute flow class, followed by a refreshing walk to the beach. Feeling adventurous? Take a revitalising dip in the chilly sea waters (this bit’s entirely optional!). Suitably invigorated/impressed, you’ll return to the studio to indulge in a colourful and delectable plant-based brunch prepared by The Kleen Kitchen and some Lululemon goodies.
Saturday 25th February; 10am – 2pm; £35
48 Brunswick Street West, BN3 1EL, Hove

enter gallery brighton

Art you ready?
Calling all art enthusiasts! Enter Gallery’s sample sale is making a comeback at a new location. Don’t miss out on the chance to snag limited-edition pieces from renowned artists at unbeatable prices – up to 75 percent off! Your purchases will even support two fantastic causes: Middle Street Primary School’s art and special needs programmes and local environmental charity Connecting the Roots’ rewilding project in Costa Rica. Amazing deals AND supporting a good cause? Yes, please! 
Saturday 25th – Sunday 26th February; 11am – 5.30pm; free but register for tickets here
93 Islingword Road, Brighton, BN2 9SJ


Margarita madness
For those looking to celebrate National Margarita Day (which unfortunately fell on a Wednesday this year), Mama’s Cocktail Bar have got you covered. Head over to T @ Coffee Shops (Hove) this Saturday for some margarita madness! Enjoy some of the best drinks in town during happy hour from 6pm – 7pm, with fab tunes and even better cocktails. A perfect way to start your Saturday night! 
Saturday 25th February; 6pm – 9pm
52 Lansdowne Place, Hove BN3 1FG

T @ Coffee Shops


This one went to market
Our favourite department store that’s not like any other department store we’ve been to – yep, the Stanley Road Department Store – is holding an endless art market this weekend. Featuring brilliant creators across art, illustration, ceramics, clothes, music and tattoos, and more, lots of friends of BOTI, including Amy Isles Freeman and Porkchops Papercuts, will be there showcasing their work, too. Plus the brilliant One Bum Cinema will be in residence with their teensy-tiny pop-up cinema, quite possibly the smallest one out there. And unlike a lot of shops, dogs get a super warm welcome!
Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th February; 11am – 6pm; free
54 Market Street, Brighton, BN1 1HH

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It’s Reigning Women 
Watch The PappyShow’s whole-hearted dance exploring what it feels like to be a girl, the female experience, and a reclamation of all things loved, lost, desired, and fought for this weekend. Their production, Girls, is part of The Old Market’s Reigning Women season, which celebrates fantastic women doing great things in the performing arts sector. Don’t miss this diverse, inter-generational ensemble of girls shining a light on the women they have become.
Tuesday 21st – Saturday 25th February; 7.30pm; from £7
The Old Market, Upper Market Street, Hove, BN3 1AS

Tattoo artist brighton

This sounds inkredible
Ready for some (more) ink? The Brighton Tattoo Convention is celebrating its 14th annual show this weekend, a must-visit event for anyone interested in tattoos and the tattooing community. With over 500 talented artists and traders all under one roof across four floors, you can get tattooed on a walk-up basis or by appointment. Plus, enjoy live music and competitions across four different bar areas, all included in your ticket price. 
Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th February; 11am – 10pm (8pm on Sunday); from £20
Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2GR

LGBTQIA+ hands brighton

Queer the norm 
For those interested in the intersection of literature and activism, join the launch tour of Twenty-Eight at The Queery, the fantastic Kemptown cooperative that has a queer radical bookshop and a great little vegan cafe. This anthology, presented by Reconnecting Rainbows Press and writer/editor Kestral Gaian, features works by survivors of the Section 28 era. It shines a light on the dark times caused by the “don’t say gay” law by providing a voice to those affected. You’ll have the opportunity to celebrate this milestone book and listen to the words of the people behind it.
Sunday 26th February; 7pm – 9pm; free but register here
46 George Street, Brighton, BN2 1RJ

Don’t miss that Cab (Run)
Did you miss the first edition of Do Not Obstruct’s Cab Run? Well, don’t worry, they’re back with Cab Run 2, bringing loads more exciting works of art to the disused Victorian cab tunnel below Brighton station. You’ll find contemporary pieces from 70 local artists with all kinds of genres represented, from street art to oil paintings, abstract works, collage and pop art. Friday’s ticketed private view has sold out, but you don’t need tickets for Saturday and Sunday, so you can just turn up and enjoy.
Friday 24th – Sunday 26th February; 10am – 6pm (Saturday) and 11am – 4pm (Sunday); free
Brighton Railway Station, Trafalgar Street (the entrance is opposite the Prince Albert pub), Brighton BN1

A Bloody (Bens) good time
Hold on to your horses, hair and hats, there’s a filthy good collab coming at you this weekend. Say hello to the terrific triad of Fika, Bloody Bens and Unbarred, who’ll be serving up a brunch storm at Unbarred’s taproom off London Road. There are three dirty-as-you-like brunch dishes to choose from, featuring sauces and marinades infused with Unbarred’s OG Stoutzilla and Bloody Bens (including a vegan one). Oh, and if you’re running the half-marathon on Sunday, there’s a free pint of Amazonian Zing with your name on it!
Saturday 25th February; 10am – 5pm
19 – 23 Elder Place, Brighton, BN1 4GF

By Beth Musselwhite

Photo credits: Alex Brenner (The Pappyshow)