Incoming! Weekend coming through with some of the best things to do, happening on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Stuck for something to do this week in the city? We’ve collected the top 10 things for you to do. There’s plenty of music, a bit of comedy and a sprinkling of romance and food… so something for everyone basically!
SIX, Wales Millennium Centre, Opening Tuesday 8pm
Nominated for 5 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, the sell-out London smash hit SIX is the phenomenon everyone is losing their head over! Bit different here, SIX is a retelling of the wives of Henry VIII, through the magic of modern pop and all-out sass!
Pick up some tickets here: www.wmc.org.uk/en/whats-on/2020/six
Bombay Bicycle Club, Cardiff Students Union, Friday 7pm
Since their return from a three-year hiatus in 2019, the Club has been hitting new heights with their gigs up and down the UK and Europe. Now finally the boys have returned to Cardiff. Could be the perfect thing you need after the mayhem of Slipknot on Wednesday. Lavely bit of indie rock to kick off your weekend.
Don’t miss out, get your tickets here: www.cardiffstudents.com/ents/event/16459
Killer Queen, Motorpoint Arena, Saturday 6:30pm
The award-winning and ultimate Queen tribute act are coming to the Motorpoint this week. Not only have they worked with Bob Geldof, Fat Boy Slim and had a residency in the West End, but they’ve also been awarded “Worldwide Best Tribute Band” to boot. I mean what more could you really ask from your Saturday night?
Don’t bite the dust, get your tickets here: www.motorpointarenacardiff.co.uk
David Baddiel, St David’s Hall, Saturday 7:30pm
Following up his previous critically acclaimed shows; Fame: Not the Musical and My Family: Not the Sitcom, David brings Trolls: Not the Dolls. This show is all about his experiences with the worst people among us in society, the real dead beats and bullies, and how they affect our daily lives. Maybe you could go to the talk in Tramshed then give Mr Baddiel some tips when you see him Saturday.
Don’t miss out on the action: www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk/whats-on/comedy/david-baddiel
Mike Doyle, New Theatre, Saturday 7:30pm
Another comedy event for you on Saturday night, so, unfortunately, you’re going to have to choose! If it makes the decision any easier then you should know that Mike comes with a full live band and a unique brand of comedy and music. I’ve been told it is guaranteed to delight and entertain in equal measure. Still unsure? Maybe just flip a coin?
Pick up the last few tickets here: www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk/what’s-on/mike-doyle-2020
Burns Night, DARK, Saturday
The first of two national celebrations both happening on Saturday; Burns night celebrates the birthday of Scottish poet Robert Burns. There are a few venues with events happening around the city to commemorate Mr Burns, but we’ve chosen the newly opened DARK which has been brought to us by the creators of Dusty Knuckle. They are holding a night of feasting and whiskey in honour of the poet. We recently went to the launch and it was all kinds of delicious so I can’t recommend this one enough.
Dydd Santes Dwynwen, Everywhere, Saturday
The most romantic day in the entire Welsh calendar is upon us! No venue for this one, we just want to wish you all a Dydd Santes Dwynwen Hapus. We would love to hear about anything special you’ve got planned for the day, so please tag us in anything you do with your loved ones across the city on Saturday @itsoncardiff on Instagram and Facebook.
Find out everything you need to know about the history of the day here: www.visitwales.com/info/history-heritage-and-traditions/st-dwynwens-day
WWE Royal Rumble Viewing Party, Elevens, Sunday 8pm
Something less romantic for your Sunday; Gareth Bale’s bar Elevens on the end of Womanby Street are holding a WWE viewing party. There is a cosplay competition so please dust off your capes, masks and sparkly underwear, and enjoy the music and wrestling quizzes held throughout the event. I know it’s a Sunday but there is a free shot in it for you if you dress up or wear a wrestling t-shirt so it’s worth going all out.
Last weekend to see Dippy, The Iconic Dinosaur, National Museum Cardiff
After a Christmas holiday to remember at National Museum Cardiff, Dippy the Diplodocus’ stay in Wales’ capital city is coming to an end on 26 January 2020. Visitors are encouraged to call in to see the iconic dinosaur cast while they have the chance! It’s officially your last chance to recreate the iconic “Welcome to Jurassic Park!” scene in Cardiff. So for that reason alone, you cannot miss this golden opportunity.
All info can be unearthed here: www.museum.wales/cardiff
Ashanti, Cardiff Students Union, Sunday 7pm
Best known for iconic hits such as Foolish, Rock Wit U (Awww Baby), Rain on Me and Only U, Ashanti will be in the students union to round off your weekly guide. She’s sold millions of records worldwide and is a Grammy winner, so she’s sure to blow the roof off the SU in what promises to be a spectacular gig.
Don’t miss out on tickets, get them here: www.cardiffstudents.com/ents/event/17639
And that’s everything for this weekend. If you’ve got any events that you want us to mention in a future guide then please get in touch and let us know!