The Met Office’s snow warnings may suggest otherwise, but this weekend is set to be the hottest of the year so far, with temperatures firmly in the head-baking, take-your-shirt-off-in-the-street mid-20s. If you haven’t already, tear your sleeves off, wipe your brow and get out into the world. Barbecue season has officially started, and a weekend of hope awaits.
We’ve gathered up the best films, games -- you know, for those of you that burn easily -- and events you need to catch over the coming days.
Erm, Bad Neighbours 2? (If you can’t tell, I’m shrugging right now and pulling my face). Trailers and reviews show that the Seth Rogen-fronted belly-tickler is going to be, well, pretty much exactly like the first film, with lots of slapstick and even more exposed flesh. Yum yum. In all honesty, that's not a bad combination if you plan to spend your Saturday or Sunday afternoon (or both???) hungover as hell.
If even Zac Efron’s bare chest can’t pull you in, there’s still Captain America: Civil War to fall back on. We couldn’t recommend it enough. As ever, there’s probably a cinema near you that for some reason is still showing The Force Awakens.
This Week's Must Play: Yo Kai Watch - Nintendo 3DS
With Uncharted 4: A Thief's End sitting over the horizon for next week, there's not much to sink your teeth into this weekend unless you've got a Nintendo 3DS gathering dust on a shelf somewhere. It's time to show it some lovin' as Yo-Kai Watch finally makes its way to the UK after tearing it up in Japan and the US for ages. It's a bit like Pokemon and Digimon, if all the monsters in those games were a bit messed up. Quirky fun, with a lovely anime art style, it's said to become fiendishly addictive. You have been warned.
For the rest of this week's new UK game releases, head over to our buddies at Kotaku UK.
You’re mad if you don’t at least look into enjoying the outdoors this weekend. Grab a beer and a pie and watch runners struggle through the Vitality Run Hackney Half Marathon, get some Punch and Judy in you at the Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival, channel your inner toff by paying a visit to the Badminton Horse Trials -- a bunch of poshos making horses jump over stuff -- in Gloucestershire. The high-brow Fowey Festival of arts and literature in Cornwall doesn’t sound bad either.
Whatever you end up getting jiggy with, don't forget the Factor 40. Also, beware of back dicks.