Pong & Puck has quickly become one of our favourites ever since it popped up in Deansgate and now the Great Northern spot is seriously upping its special events game.
Nearly a year on from their opening back in March, Pong & Puck is hosting its first-ever bingo night but it’s not like any other: this one is a bottomless drag bingo party. Yes, you heard us right.
We know there’s a lot to unpack in that sentence and we’re sure you have plenty of questions but, lucky for you, that’s what we’re here for.
First things first, it’s still the same game of bingo with prizes to play for and the rest of it, only this one comes with the added bonus of bottomless drinks, pizza, a comedy show; sing-offs, catwalks and more — all of which will be hosted by legendary Manchester drag queen and comedian, Miss Ginger Hunter.
As well as plenty of sass and style, you can expect big hair and even bigger prizes, not to mention stand-up and songs from Ginger herself and the ultimate queens of pop.
The prizes will range from bar tabs, free food and lots more that we obviously can’t spoil for you — all you need to know is that it’s going to be a bloody good laugh.
Starting from 7pm, you’ll get a welcome drink on arrival, slices from a pizza of your choice and bottomless drinks including selected cocktails like the ‘Holy Puck’, ‘WHAM! WHAM!’ and the ‘Simmer Down and Pucker Up’ sharer.
Then, from 7:30 onwards, prepare for non-stop party vibes and action under Pong & Puck‘s lovely neon lights, all from just £40 per person.
They’re also one of several wonderful places showing the Six Nations in the city centre this month, with just two weeks of fixtures left to play in this year’s tournament.
With casual sporting staples like table tennis, beer pong, shuffleboard and more all part of what makes this Pong & Puck so fun, not to mention the bottomless bingo party itself, there’s a lot of fun to be had there this month.
You can book your tickets for the 31 March HERE and be sure to catch the rugby there if you get the chance.
Featured Image — The Manc Group/Ginger Hunter (via Instagram)
Chase and Status announce highly-anticipated UK tour with just three dates — and one of them is Manchester
Drum and bass icons Chase and Status have just announced a brand-new limited-run UK tour with just three dates and, lucky for us, Manchester is one of them.
Still one of the biggest electronic artists on the planet and comfortably up there with one of the best acts we’ve ever seen live, the production and DJ duo (Saul Milton and Will Kennard) are hitting the road early next year and they’ll be gracing the O2 Victoria Warehouse.
With the boys not only bringing a full live band along with them for the ride but also set to release their new mixtape, 2 Ruff. Vol 1, the crowd will be treated to both the classics and all the new tracks to boot.
To be honest, we’d pay ridiculous money just to hear that new ‘Baddadan’ track in the flesh.
With the new record dropping on Friday, 27 October, just over a year after their previous and sixth studio album, What Came Before, the 10-track mixtape is set to feature massive collaborations with Flowdan, Arrdee, Stefflondon; Becky Hill, long-time friend and collaborator Takura, as well as many others.
Everything we’ve heard so far has been an absolute banger and we can only imagine how amazing these new tracks are going to sound in a live space as good as the legendary Victoria Warehouse.
I mean, these lads spent time here at university so they know full well just how special a venue this is.
Bringing along a number of special guests for each date — sorry, they haven’t let any info slip just yet — the London-based artists will be playing the Cardiff Utilita Arena and London Drumsheds in February 2024 before rounding things off with the main event: Manchester on Friday 1st March.
An adults-only ‘after hours’ event is happening at the Science and Industry Museum next week
If you need an excuse to leave the little Mancs at home, then one of Manchester’s most visited museums might have just what you’re looking for.
Fancy releasing your inner child?
If you’re keen to play your way through 50 years of video games, embark on an adventure through the digestive system, or relax with a drink while discovering the small matter of the infinite vastness of the universe, then you’ll probably want to make your way down to the Science and Industry Museum next week.
With the nights drawing earlier than ever now autumn is here, this is your chance to explore the museum in a whole new light after the sun’s gone down.
It’s giving grown-ups a unique opportunity to make the most of all the museum’s best-loved exhibitions without the kids running around.
Kicking off from 6pm next Thursday 5 October, tickets to the one-off Museum After Hours event are now on sale, and include evening passes to the museum’s showstopping special exhibitions ‘Power Up’ and ‘Operation Ouch! Food, Poo and You’, as well as access to the popular Revolution Manchester, Textiles Gallery, and Experiment areas.
There’ll also be the chance to see Paul Miller’s MicroCosmic installation, as well as talk to the artist himself, and get involved with lots of drop-in activities too.
Several exciting textile demonstrations will also be taking place throughout the evening.
And of course, because this is an adults-only event, the museum’s events bar will be popping up on the night, and will be serving up a wide range of wines, beers, and non-alcoholic drinks to wet your whistle while you’re looking around.