After over a decade of the Friday joke, I've made an executive decision that this feature is being changed to 'Friday Fun'. It has seemed to me that there is scope for a bit more. Giving a few good things locally a platform as well a mandatory joke or two.
We will start with a joke that made me snigger. Like a great many others, it was from the rather wonderful Mr Robert Wilkinson (check out his books, it's the least we can do for the supply of rib ticklers).
Just walked past my local bookie's.— Robert Wilkinson (@robertwlk) October 26, 2023
A sign on the window said open Sunday 11-4.
I am having £50 on that as I know for a fact it is always open on a Sunday.
So what have you got lined up for the weekend? I've got a busy one. Treating my nephew and his brand new wife to a curry this evening to celebrate his nuptuals! Tomorrow it's off to Brickfield Lane (opposite the Gate Pub) to watch the mighty Hadley FC. Why not get your fix of football at your local club, the oldest in the Borough of Barnet - full details of fixtures etc CLICK HERE.
When I've had my fill of football, I'm heading up the hill to Barnet and the Bull Theatre where my band, The False Dots will be appearing with Barnet legend The Silencerz. The Silencerz are an excellent band, originally put together by Lee Thompson of Madness, who still appears with them. Check this out
There are plenty of other gigs this weekend in the Borough of Barnet, here is our selection
The Bull Arts Centre
Sat 28th October 2023 - CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
The Silencerz plus The False Dots
Barnet's favourite ska band is back with an evening of fun and great music. Maybe with a hint of Halloween? They are back 'Doing Their Thing' - and it is going to be great.
Come and dance the blues away. Licensed bar to 11pm.
Doors open at 7.30pm.
Come early and catch The False Dots - "North West London's finest ska/punk band. Nicely sardonic with flights of fancy and social comment in equal measure." www.falsedots.com
The Bull Theatre, Barnet, EN 5 5SJ
130 High Road, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
020 8444 7444
Live Music This Weekend
Thursday: Ronnie Gordon Legacy Band 8:30pm
Friday: The Illegal Oysters 8pm
Saturday: George Jack's Band 9:30pm
Join Us for a Spooktacular Halloween Bash with Live Music! 28th of October
Get ready for a night of chills, thrills, and devilish delights at **Builder's Arms Pub** in New Barnet, a Green King establishment, with a special live performance by local sensation:
**Paparazzi with Andrea**
Date: October 28, 2023
Time: 8:00PM onwards
Location: 3 Albert road ,EN4 9SH
LIVE JAZZ MUSIC AT THE BOHEMIA,
Gary Baldwin Trio – Sunday 29th October 2023 - £10.00
Ed Bentley Organ Trio – Sunday 12th November 2023 - £10.00