3 things to do in Manchester this weekend (25 – 27 April, 2014)


Un-Rest Festival at Victoria Baths

Here’s our guide to the best of what’s on in and around Manchester this weekend, plus some bonus suggestions from our social media friends.

  • In the mood for a Friday treat? Head to Upper Campfield Market on Liverpool Road to sample the delights of Friday Food Fight, which has been likened to a big turbo-charged food court. Every Friday night until 31 May the market is taken over by a great mix of music, food venues, street food and tasty drinks. Part street food market, part drinks emporium, and part club – what more do you need for a memorable Friday night in Manchester?!
  • Enjoy a fun-filled family day out at Manchester Museum’s Big Saturday: Plants, Poisons, Platypuses. This is a great free day out where you get to meet scientists and get hands on, do some experiments of your own, see fascinating objects from the museum’s stores and get crafty and create your own paper creatures to take away.
  • The beautiful Victoria Baths is playing host to Un-Rest Festival – ten days of exhibitions, events and participation where artists explore physical expression in sub cultures and dance phenomena. On Saturday evening visitors can join in with or observe Naomi Kendrick’s live drawing performance Drawn to the Beat.

‏Here’s what our Twitter followers suggest:

  • @JASPhotoCompany: How about high tea at Midland Hotel Very civilised! pic.twitter.com/2sk9w1ea3T
  • ‏@rachaelhowarth: RNCM Day of Song at the @rxtheatre this Sunday, on the set of #MuchAdoAboutNothing! http://bit.ly/1ntscZe @RNCMvoice
  • ‏@Linda_Adam:How about a great concert in Harper Lane, Sharston tonight? Proceeds go to @compassion https://www.facebook.com/GrahamKendrickOfficial
  • ‏@CastlefieldGall : Manchester Architects Design Awards 14 is showing @CastlefieldGall http://ow.ly/w9av0 + have your say in public vote
  • ‏@sime10: Visit @bloomingbalcony at @HomeIsEvent on Saturday!
  • ‏@Beer_With_Me: Get to @RedsTrueBBQ and then the new @stokersarms in Didsbury. If you wish to over indulge on food and drink of course.

And here’s what our Facebook friends recommend:

  • David ‘moose’ Mucedola: Explore Chinatown.
  • Remi Layne: Museums, shopping, curry mile and a night drinking.
  • Lynette Heywood: MediaCityUK
  • Lizzie Houlbrooke: Sam’s Chop House for a delicious lunch, then a trip down Canal Street for some great music and an evening with a difference.
  • Anne-Marie Kelly: St Georges day parade on Sunday!
  • Sharon Bowles: Go to the Opera House and see 20th Century Boy
  • Natalie Ireland: Last weekend of POWER Easter programme at MOSI
  • Lorraine Wilson: Some retail therapy, then a long lazy late lunch at The Grill on the Alley
  • Akua Wendy: Go see china town, lunch at bella italia, go shopping then a nice wine bar
  • Georgia Hutchings: Almost Famous!
  • Diane Pollitt-walmsley: Rapunzel at the Lowry with ballet Lorent it features some local children and sounds amazing.
  • Kathy Cammett: Royal Northern College of Music Session Orchestra Live – Tonight! https://www.facebook.com/events/416360298499936/?ref=22
  • Lisa Rose Make Up: Breakfast in the deli Didsbury, visit the mummies in Manchester Museum, lunch and art in Manchester Art Gallery, chai tea latte in North Tea Power Northern quarter, bunny cup cake in heylittlecupcake, aperitifs in Apothica bar Spinningfields, then lychee martinis and dinner in Australasia, drinks in Kosmonaut bar Northern Quarter, and fall into tiki bar, and if you can, grab a matinee for Much Ado About Nothing at the Royal Exchange!!

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