It’s getting darker earlier, and your bank account is looking like the first of the month can’t come soon enough, amirite? Which means you need a wide range of dance floor options to suit all tastes and budgets, from bookshop parties, to raving with Bicep; welcome to your weekend!


Scott Xylo DJ Set/visuals + Jimi: All Is By My Side Late Night

It’s not often you’ll see a nightlife column recommend the cinema for a Friday night out, but this is a little bit special. The Watershed have a screening of Jimi: All Is By My Side, the Hendrix biopic starring Outkast singer André 3000 and have laid on a little soirée in the bar ahead of the screening with DJ Scott Xylo and special visuals to accompany the audio delights.

22:00 – 01:00 | The Watershed | £9 tickets to the screening


Hydra’s 5th Birthday Party

Hydra Bookshop, the radical bookstore based in Old Market is celebrating is 5th birthday with hot food, booze, live music and networking with folk who wanna chat about feminism, animal rights, environmentalism and politics! If this sounds like a slightly more diverse Saturday night then go out dancing with brand new and hopefully like-minded friends.

18:00 – 22:00 | Hydra Bookshop | Free entry

In:Motion / Nightowl

But if nothing beats a sweaty rave for your weekend dancefloor activities then there’s no place else you’ll want to be than In:Motion for the behemoth dance music duo that is… Bicep! Also Skream, Moxie and Josey Rebelle are playing, but y’know, Bicep!

22:00 – 06:00 | Motion / Marble Factory | £25 final release tickets


All Hallows Hall Winter Market

Let’s presume for a moment that you didn’t go to Motion, and you don’t have the hangover from hell. If that’s YOU this Sunday and you live in the BS5 postcode, head to All Hallows Hall for their super cute Winter Market! Support local artists and artisans by buying their stuff for your friends and family this Christmas (so they can actually buy stuff for their loved ones). And if you wanna dance, it is unlikely anyone will stop you.

12:00 – 16:00 |All Hallows Hall Easton | Free entry

Professional party girl Rachael Williams wears many different nightlife hats. Door girl, DJ, promoter, music journalist, propper-up-of-bars and fountain of DJ knowledge and gossip. She’s written for Resident Advisor, Ibiza Voice, Pulse Radio and ran legendary London gay bar Dalston Superstore’s online magazine for over three years.

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