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10 Cool Things to do This Weekend

by Jamie Frater
fact checked by dickensgirl

The weekend has arrived again, but do you want it to be the same as every weekend? Here are 10 things to do this weekend that you probably wouldn’t normally do. Pick just one thing off the list and add something different to your weekend.

10 Visit a Planetarium


Chances are, if you are reading this, you probably have at least a passing interesting in science and space. Why not go to your local planetarium this weekend? As well as getting the best view of the night sky that you can see from earth (unless you live in the Arctic maybe), Planetaria often have specialised shows on the weekends.

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9 Take a Barista Coffee Course

Coffee Barista

Are you sick of making bad coffee? If so, why not see if you can find a good barista course this weekend and learn how to make coffee like a pro? If you can’t find one, you may be able to convince the barista at your local coffee shop to show you how it’s done.

8 Take a Defensive Driving Course


If you haven’t already done a Defensive Driving Course, now is as good a time as any to do it. You learn evasive techniques, safety tips, and get to race around obstacle courses. Not only do you have fun, but you learn to keep yourself safe on the road.

7 Test Drive your Dream car


Most of us have a dream car (mine is a Bentley) – why not call your local dealer and organise a test drive? If it is particularly expensive you may have to do a bit of faking on the telephone so you sound like you can afford one. What could be nicer than driving your favourite car through the city. Occasionally you are allowed to take a car for half a day – if so, why not combine this one with number 9 (the Posh Picnic) and make a day of it!

6 Visit a Day Spa


Men and women alike need to take care of their skin and bodies, so why not find a nice treatment at a day spa? At the least you can get a massage with aromatherapy. What better way is there to relax after a long week at work? I recommend doing this as early as possible in the weekend. After you are done and are feeling great, why not try number 6 (Theatre or Opera) for the evening?

5 Go to the Theatre or Opera

Lulu Bastille

I wonder how many readers have been to the Opera or the Theatre? Probably the majority haven’t. If you pick well, the opera can be very interesting – it is not like the old days where fat ladies prance around in old fashioned clothes. The same is true of the theatre. I would recommend giving a modern opera a try. Some composers you might find interesting: Alban Berg, Dmitri Shostakovich, Bela Bartok, Alfred Schnittke, Benjamin Britten, and Philip Glass. The photo above is from Berg’s opera Lulu which includes a lesbian countess and Jack the Ripper.

4Take a Coach Tour


If you are new to your town, there is no better way to get to know it than taking a bus tour. You will learn about many interesting parts of the city you probably don’t know about. If you are a long time citizen of your town, this is a great way to discover new things about the city that you didn’t know. If you live close to another city that you don’t often visit, why not take a bus there and do a tour of that city?

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3 Book a Last Minute Hotel Room


This one is good for couples or groups. There are lots of resources on the internet to find last minute cheap hotel rooms. Why not book a night in a hotel you normally can’t afford and have an evening in with movies and alcohol. The best thing is that you don’t need to clean up the next day! Just remember to pack your anti-hangover cures.

2 Posh Picnic

Castleward Picnic

Everyone loves a picnic from time to time, but why not have a good old fashioned posh picnic? Make (or buy) little sandwiches with salmon, cucumber, egg, or any other posh sandwich filling. Make (or buy) a posh cake. Take a nice rug to sit on and take your best cutlery and real glasses and plates. Don’t forget the champagne – I recommend Perrier Jouët Belle Époque.

1 Visit an Old Friend


We all have friends that we haven’t seen in a long time. Why not give them a call and get together this weekend? One of the nicest ways to spend an evening is at home (at your own or your friends’) with beer or wine and good conversation. If the weather is good in your part of the world, have a barbecue and make it a night to remember.

Public Service Announcement: Listverse strongly recommends that you get drunk this weekend. Let’s close with the immortal words of Madame Bollinger:

“I drink it when I’m happy and when I’m sad. Sometimes, I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I’m not hungry and drink it if I am; Otherwise I never touch it – unless I’m thirsty.”

Have a great weekend!

fact checked by dickensgirl
Jamie Frater

Jamie is the founder of Listverse. When he’s not doing research for new lists or collecting historical oddities, he can be found in the comments or on Facebook where he approves all friends requests!

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