As far as we’re concerned, the weekend starts at 5pm on Friday and if you’re in search of late-night plans after that first pint goes down, a night of drum, bass, techno and more until 4am should do just fine.
If you fancy seeing two duelling record labels, DJs like ADHD and Thys make their Manchester debuts and a whole host of other artists take over two full rooms, this one is for you.
WHEN: Saturday 22nd October 2022, 7:00pm til 11:00pm (14+)
Popping up at one of the city centre’s coolest new venues, the R&B/soul group Gabriels are rocking up for the second night in Manchester to christen the newly minted New Century, fresh from supporting Harry Styles on tour.
One of the best-looking spaces anywhere in town, the slick 70s surround of the new space will is the perfect setting for frontman Jacob Lusk’s smooth vocals. You don’t want to miss this one.
The ragga legend himself General Levy is hosting a night of jungle and drum and bass in the Joshua Brooks basement. Say no more.
We can’t even hear his name without thinking of that legendary MistaJam moment on Radio One and you’ll be pleased to know his sets go off even bigger than that every time, without fail. Best of all, tickets are just a fiver. You’d be crazy to pass it up.
WHEN: Saturday 29th – Sunday 30th October 2022, 2:00pm til 11:00pm (Last entry 7:30pm)
If you’re after slightly creepier vibes as the spook season nears, then look no further. The ‘Festival of Fear’ over near Piccadilly is Dock 53’s inaugural Halloween event and will see some of the best rock tribute acts in the UK descend on Manchester.
Hosted in the transformed cargo park and event space, you’ll be treated to the likes of Megadeth UK (Megadeth), Hi On Maiden (Iron Maiden), Ozzbest (Black Sabbath) and more. Rock lovers, get it in your diary.
Sprechen Cinema: Nosferatu Screening + Soundtrack — The Carlton Club (18+)
WHEN: Monday 31st October 2022, 7:00pm til 11:00pm (Last entry 8:00pm)
Now, if you’re not one for fancy dress parties or going out on the town, but still want to enjoy Halloween 2022, this special screening of the horror classic Nosferatu (a.k.a. the original vampire) should be right up your street.
Hosted at the Carlton Club over in Whalley Range, the German expressionist film adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula will be scored live by Chris Massey and Richie V from the Manchester daytime club Supernature. Better still, tickets include a free vegan meal and complimentary ‘dark beer’. Tidy.
You can see the Northern Lights as part of a ‘mesmerising’ science show in Manchester this winter
Mancs will get a glimpse of the Northern Lights as part of a “mesmerising” science show happening in our city this winter.
As the nights draw in, the air gets colder by the day, and the festive season nears closer and closer, Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum is an ideal place shelter from the harsh winter conditions outside.
And luckily, there’s a packed lineup of events for everyone to get stuck into over the next few weeks.
The massively-popular cultural destination – which has recently celebrated 40 years since opening on its original site in the heart of the city centre – is inviting families to head on down and discover “the secrets of light and colour” through a series of illuminating activities, special shows, and immersive experiences.
Opening on Saturday 16 December, and running for a limited time only, ‘Light Lab’ promises to “brighten up the winter holidays with an adventure though light and colour”.
Visitors will get the chance to make light perform jaw-dropping tricks, create colours, and spark creativity as they experiment with reflections, before getting to “journey from the Sun back to the Earth” during a series of special science shows led by the museum’s team of expert Explainers.
They’ll also be able to discover how light travels through our atmosphere, find out why the sky is blue, and explore the science of solar flares too.
During the special science shows, you’ll even get to “marvel at a mesmerising display” of the Northern Lights too – with real NASA footage of the Aurora Borealis to be shown up close.
For those after something a little different, and fancy learning a thing or two this festive season, then on Tuesday 12 December, visitors can take a front row seat for the live recording of the CHRISTMAS LECTURES from the Royal Institution ahead of its broadcast on the BBC.
Aside from that, the Museum’s currently-ongoing resident and guest exhibitions are remaining open to visit throughout the winter too.
This means visitors can also discover the inner workings of the digestive system in world-premiere exhibition, Operation Ouch! Food, Poo and You, be whisked away to new worlds with ultimate gaming experience, Power Up, or see science and “mighty machines” in action in the Museum’s interactive gallery, Experiment, and in the Textiles Gallery too.
On top of that, they can also “discover world changing ideas” in Revolution Manchester, and get up close and personal with incredible objects from Professor Stephen Hawking’s office, which are also on display.
Find out more about everything happening down at the Science and Industry Museum this winter up until Sunday 7 January, and grab tickets to any events here.
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Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet to slash prices even further for Black Friday
Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet is already known for being one of the best places to shop top-quality fashions for less, with massive brands including All Saints, Ugg, and Levi’s.
And you’ll soon be able to snag yourself some extra savings with the outlet’s Black Friday extravaganza.
Running for 11 days – with extended opening hours to give you even more shopping time – the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cheshire Oaks seasonal sale will see further discounts up to 40%.
You’ll be able to grab your Christmas gifts for all the family or revamp your own wardrobe at unbeatable prices in a shopping spree like no other.
Black Friday deals running at Cheshire Oaks will include 40% off at All Saints, 30% off at Kate Space, and 30% off at Tommy Hilfiger, plus 30% off the cult cookware at Le Creuset.
Meanwhile Molton Brown’s luxurious bath and body products, which make perfect Christmas gifts, will have an extra 20% off, and Swarovski’s newly opened store has 20% off its jewellery and crystal creations.
Alongside the huge savings, Cheshire Oaks will have live entertainment on site from a DJ truck and there’ll be random acts of kindness, where lucky shoppers may be able to win a free gift card.
The beloved, dog-friendly designer outlet has a spacious village-style layout with loads of green space, popular restaurants, and free parking.
There’s even a Hands-Free Shopping initiative where you can drop off your shopping and collect it later.
Kenny Murray, general manager at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet, said: “Black Friday is one of the most anticipated shopping events of the year, and we’re delighted to offer our guests an exceptional shopping experience with incredible savings and exclusive offers.
“We’ve extended the event to 11 days to give shoppers ample time to discover the fantastic deals and enjoy the festive atmosphere at the outlet.”
Hayden Tucker, deputy centre manager at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet, added: “We’re excited to unveil our Black Friday lineup, featuring a diverse range of discounts and promotions across our extensive collection of brands.
“Whether you’re seeking fashion inspiration, homeware essentials, or gifts for loved ones, there’s something for everyone at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cheshire Oaks this Black Friday.”
Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet’s Black Friday deals are live now – you can find out more here.
Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet Black Friday opening hours