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Weekender: Coors Light's Ice Bar

Coors Light's Ice Bar, an Urban Beauty pop-up and FutureFest are among the top things to do this weekend.

The Coors Light Ice Bar opens in Manchester
The Coors Light Ice Bar opens in Manchester

Coors Light Ice Bar, Manchester

Following its London debut in Brixton, the Coors Light Ice Bar will head north to Spinningfields in Manchester for a week of events from 14-19 March. 

Expect a cosy half an hour in the Coors Light Après Bar before donning thermal capes and gloves and heading into the Ice Bar. In the -5°c temperatures, guests can enjoy a pint of draught Coors Light, or a bottle, and Coors Light Rocky Mountain cocktails. They will also be able to buy RFID wristbands, which can be pre-loaded with money or topped up at the venue. Using the bands, wearers can post social media updates without needing to remove their winter warmers.

Urban Beauty pop-up, Westfield London, White City, London

To launch Urban Outfitters' new Urban Beauty brand, a beauty pop-up has been installed at its store in Westfield White City. Taking place every Saturday thoughout March, Lipcote and Shoreditch salon The Painted Lady London, will be giving visitors a free manicure and painting their pouts. The opening times are: 12-3pm on 14 March; 12-3pm on 21 March; and 12-2pm on 28 March.

Granary Squirt, King's Cross, London

The fountains in King’s Cross Granary Square have been turned into a giant playable game of Snake. The arcade classic can be played by up to eight people through downloading the Granary Squirt app, which then gives users control of the water jets in the fountains. The app can trigger a line of water jets, lit up with coloured lights. 

Granary Squirt, which has been designed by The Fountain Workshop, is playable 5-8pm, from Monday to Sunday. More games will be released throughout the year.

FutureFest, Vinopolis, London

From 14-15 March, Vinopolis will host FutureFest, a weekend of immersive experiences, installations, performances and speakers. The line-up includes fashion designer Vivienne Westwood and former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The event is run by the UK's innovation foundation, Nesta. Day tickets are £50. 

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