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6 Things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (15-17 April)

Dodgeball World Cup

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See the top eight nations from around the world compete against each other in the inaugural Dodgeball World Cup in Manchester. Find out more.

Making Tracks presents: Night

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A folk band from Kathmandu, see the unique and exotic sounds of Night live this weekend at the Royal Northern College of Music. For tickets and information, click here.

New Dawn Fades at the Dancehouse

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New Dawn Fades is a play about Manchester, Joy Division and the punk revolution of the 1970s, starring Michael Whittaker as Ian Curtis. Click here for more information.

Northern Lusofonia String Orchestra

Northern Lusofonia

A delightful and elegant serenade, the Northern Lusofonia String Orchestra are bringing a spirited performance of Edward Elgar and Ralph Vaughan Williams to Manchester this weekend. Find out more.

Women’s art exhibition at Nexus Art Cafe

 Women's Art Gallery

Join a celebration of women’s art on Friday 15th April 2016 from 8pm which will feature performance, poetry, music and film by the collective. Click here for more information.

The Vamps at Manchester Arena

The Vamps

The Vamps will perform tracks from new album Wake Up in a gig which includes music from special guest Conor Maynard, The Tide and Hometown. Click here for more information.

7 Things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (22-24 January)

Here’s our guide to the best of what’s on in and around Manchester this weekend.

First TransPennine Express Winter Sale

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Make the most of 25% off all First TransPennine Express advance tickets for travel up to and including Sunday 20 March. Be quick, offer ends Sunday 31 January. More information here.

Mary Poppins at the Palace Theatre

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Start the weekend in style by seeing the stage adaptation of Mary Poppins live at the Palace Theatre. It’s Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Click here for more information.

The Corrs at Manchester Arena

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Pop rockers The Corrs return to Manchester this weekend to perform hits new and old at the Manchester Arena. Click here to find out more.

Snow Park Fun at the Chill Factore

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Bring the family along to the Snow Park at Chill Factore for a fun-filled day of slides and sledging in the snow. Find out more here.

#MCRCheapEats 

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January doesn’t have to be gloomy – take advantage of over 25 fantastic food offers across the city with some of Manchester’s most popular eateries offering up to 50% off. Find out more here.

Thriller Live at Manchester Opera House

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With two hours of pop, soul and dance hits, relive the career of music icon Michael Jackson on stage at the Manchester Opera House. Click here for more information.

Manchester Giants vs Sheffield Sharks

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Cheer on basketball team the Manchester Giants who are in action this Sunday when they take on the Sheffield Sharks. Click here for more information.

Have a great weekend exploring the region. For more inspiration go to visitmanchester.com.

7 Things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (8-10 January)

Here’s our guide to the best of what’s on in and around Manchester this weekend.

Cheap eats this January in Manchester

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With Christmas out of the way, visitors can now take advantage of several fantastic food offers across the city with some popular eateries offering up to 50% off. Find out more here.

The Girls

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Created by Mancunian legend Gary Barlow and Tim Firth, The Girls is a brand new musical on show for the first time this weekend. More information here.

Scotsman in Steam preview

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The world’s most famous locomotive steam train is back after almost a decade off-duty and visitors can see the return of this iconic vehicle this weekend. Find out more here.

Hozier at Manchester Apollo

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Kick off the weekend at Manchester’s O2 Apollo where Hozier will perform chart-topping tracks from his best-selling album. Click here for more information.

The Peak District Exhibition

Peak District

Don’t miss the opening of this fantastic exhibition featuring photographs and images of one of the most beautiful areas in Britain. More information here.

The Rocky Horror Show at Manchester Opera House

Rocky Horror

Enjoy a night of fun and frights in a thrilling production of Richard O’Brien’s classic original script at the Manchester Opera House this weekend. Find out more here.

Ramsbottom Farmers Market

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Held on the second Sunday of each month, the Ramsbottom Farmers Market is a hub of homemade speciality foods, drink, crafts and other locally made products. Click here to find out more.

Here’s what our Twitter and Facebook followers recommend this weekend:

@naomijane1234: Going to see @HettyLive at @The_Lowry on Sunday afternoon, can’t wai
@mariaKC1963: Into Manc airport from Isle of Man Piccadilly then Salford to @The_Lowry to see @thegirlsmusical
Rachel Unwin: The Rocky Horror Show tonight at The Opera House and taking the kids to the new Skatepark tomorrow Urban Attack. ( formerly Beast Rampz!)
Kathy Ashton: Watching Manchester Storm ice hockey at Altrincham Ice Rink. Come on down, it’s going to be a great night.

Have a great weekend exploring the region. For more inspiration go to visitmanchester.com.

The Definitive Manchester Christmas Guide 2015

Here’s our guide to the best of what’s on in and around Manchester this Christmas.

Chester Zoo at Christmas 

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With daily animal talks, events and themed play areas, Chester Zoo makes for a magical family day out this Christmas season, with over 12,500 animals and 125 acres of gardens to explore. Find out more here.

Christmas Carols by Salford Royal Choir – Sunday 20 December

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In the beautiful surroundings of The John Rylands Library historic reading room, take a break from Christmas shopping and enjoy a medley of Christmas Carols by Salford Royal Choir. Click here for more information.

Cinderella at Manchester Opera House

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This December, Cinderella returns with national icons Torvill & Dean who will make their pantomime debut as the Fairy Godparents. Go to Visit Manchester for more information.

Christmas Craft on a Ration

Christmas Craft

Visit the festively decorated 1940s house in the Horrible Histories: Blitzed Brits exhibition and create your own hanging decoration and weigh out your week’s ration of sweets to pop inside. Find out more here.

Festive Fun at NFM

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Book the kids onto the National Football Museum’s supervised activity sessions; with fun football challenges and computer gaming contests, guaranteed to keep them on the ball. Click here for more information.

Levy Christmas Night Market – Friday 18 December

Levy Market

The Christmas night party will offer a mix of hand-picked traders selling the very best in delicious Manchester street food, sweet treats and drinks, as well as artists, designers and makers selling high quality Christmas presents. Find out more here.

Lightwaves at Salford Quays

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From giant inflatable rabbits to a three-dimensional maze, get lost in a maze of reflections and illuminations at Greater Manchester’s Digital Light Festival. Go to Visit Manchester for more information.

Magic Lantern Workshop at MOSI

Lantern Workshop

Illuminate dark winter days with daily family activities during the school holidays at Museum of Science and Industry. Build an electrical circuit and light up the dark at MOSI’s Magic Lantern workshop. Click here for more information.

New Year’s Day with the Manchester Camerata – Friday 1 January

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Start 2016 in style at the Manchester Camerata’s New Year’s Day Viennese concert at the impressive Bridgewater Hall. Click here to find out more.

The wonder of light at MOSI

Wonder of Light

Light up the dark winter days with this magnificent light and illusion show at the Museum of Science and Industry. Perfect for the whole family. Find out more here.

Christmas in Colorado

Christmas in Colorado

Inspired by the world famous hotspots of Aspen and Vail, Event City will be transformed into an electric après-ski party. Find out more here.

Jools Holland at O2 Apollo – Sunday 20 December

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Acclaimed musician and television host Jools Holland will perform live at Manchester’s O2 Apollo, accompanied on stage by his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra. Click here for more information.

Christmas with the Hallé

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This Christmas, The Hallé are putting on a range of spectacular performances not to be missed. Find out more here.

Spinningfields Christmas Market

Spinningfields

Explore a showcase of hand-picked food producers, arts and craft artisans, and street food operators with products designed to inspire. Click here for more information.

New Year’s Eve: Rudimental at Albert Hall – Thursday 31 December

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Party away 2015 and welcome the New Year at Albert Hall with a DJ from Rudimental and others. Find out more here.

Manchester Christmas Markets

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The world-famous markets come to a close on Monday 21 December. Don’t miss your chance to explore the 350 stalls spanning 10 distinctive market sites, transforming the city centre in to a festive wonderland. Find out more here.

Need New Year’s Eve inspiration? Check out  guide to some of the best events taking place in the city – http://www.visitmanchester.com/articles/whats-on/new-year-s-eve-in-manchester/

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Visit Manchester.