National Burger DayYou know the story by now – our tips on unique and unusual events/bars/pubs/places in general – 5 Places to meet your Tastebuds this week, 26 August:

1. Screenfields (Manchester)

Outdoor film screenings with a twist – you get to have your say on the film choice the Friday before each screening. Vote on social media for your pick from two films: One will be a favourite played in previous years at Screenfields, the other a film that’s new to their big screen. Vote on @Spinningfields or on facebook/Spinningfields.


2. Hip Hop Karaoke @ The Social (London)

£5 entry for a night living out your rap-star fantasies – it’s on every Thursday at The Social and it’s ram-packed every week so make sure you get there early! Whether you fancy yourself a bit of a Jay-Z or Missy “Misdemeanour” Elliot, or even a Wu-Tang team effort – free beer and prizes up for grabs.


3. Skaters @ King Tut’s (Glasgow)

Glasgow’s legendary music venue, known for booking bands like The Verve, Radiohead and Oasis before they themselves hit legend status, this Friday plays host to New York plasma punk band Skaters this Friday. “They don’t skate, but they do create music.” Or for full listings, see


4. National Burger Day (UK)

Nothing to do with music, nothing to do with culture…just great, big, stonking burgers…or dainty gourmet bits of burgers if that’s more your thing. Tuesday August 27th is National Burger Day in the UK and in honour of this auspicious occasion, restaurants all over the country are offering a 20% discount off their burgers. More of this please.


5. Stories from Songs (London)

Story lovers and music fans get together to hear readings of stories inspired by songs, and musicians perform said songs, at The Gallery Cafe in London’s Bethnal Green. The event is a celebration of the launch of an anthology of short stories inspired by songs, published this summer. Tickets are £3, including a copy of the collection.


More next week….