The tree’s come down, the mince pies have been scoffed and your novelty knits have been banished to the back of the wardrobe: yep, Christmas is officially over and we litch can’t believe it. Luckily, there’s all sorts of fun to be had in the new year, meaning the post-festive blues won’t be around for *too* long. Don’t believe us? From the best live music to new movies, here are the top things to do in January 2018.
1. Get your poker face on with Molly’s Game
Starring Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba, Molly’s Game is the true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade until her arrest in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents. Before then, Bloom’s players included royalty, sports stars and even the Russian mob. See it cinemas nationwide from Monday 1st January 2018.
2. Put the fun back into fitness with the Brighton Glow Run
Wanna ease yourself back into your trainers after two weeks of sitting on the sofa watching ALL the Christmas films on Netflix? Taking place on Saturday 6th January 2018, the Brighton Glow Run is a fun way to jump start your post-festive fitness – sign up now to join hundreds of runners lighting up the 5K route along Brighton and Hove Pier, with all neon accessories provided.
3. Watch a 16-piece orchestra perform Destiny’s Child’s greatest hits
Ladies, leave your man at home – a 16-piece orchestra will be performing Destiny’s Child’s greatest hits at XOYO in Shoreditch, London, and we are *so* here for it. From Say My Name and Survivor, to Bootylicious to Bills, Bills, Bills, the night promises to be full of throwback tunes that’ll have you busting your best moves with your BFFs. Book now for Sunday 20th January 2018 now – tickets cost just £15.
4. Grab some retro garms at the Glasgow Preloved Vintage Kilo Sale
Skint and in need of a style fix? Don’t sweat it, girl – head on over to the Glasgow Preloved Vintage Kilo Sale and shop through six(!) tonnes of retro clothing at just £15 per kilo. The event takes place at the Trades Hall of Glasgow on Sunday 28th January from 10am-4pm, and more details can be found here.
5. Be an indie queen with The Cribs at The Foundry, Sheffield
Fresh off the back of their seventh album (which was recorded in just five days), The Cribs are heading on a UK tour this January – and they’re stopping off at The Foundry at the University of Sheffield Students’ Union on Saturday 20th January to perform some of their coolest tunes. Doors open at 7pm and tickets cost £22.