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Lynda Moyo tells you where it's at for the next 7 days

Written by . Published on April 28th 2008.

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Chocolicious at Lime Bar

For the bank holiday, Lime Bar is hosting the black and white cocktail party. This event will be hosted by promoters, Chocolicious so expect the best mix of commercial hip-hop, R&B, dance, funky house and soul. All they ask is that you wear black and white.

When: Sun 4 May, 9pm
Where: Lime Bar, 2 Booth Street

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Revenge of a Black Woman

Buckle up for Revenge Of A Blackwoman, Blue Mountain Theatre’s daring first foray into the territory of the classic ‘Whodunit’ – Jamaican style. Five inseparable friends, four unfaithful husbands, one terrible dark secret that haunts them all. The more they struggle to escape this web of deception, the deeper their entanglement. For when wedding vows are broken and friendship betrayed our bitter perpetrator will go to any lengths to wreak her vengeance.

When: Sat 3 may
Where: Opera House
Price: £22



Giant Psychic Avatars of Salford

Are you pointing your finger at me? Three giant inflatables in the form of a pointing hand, a brick head and twisted settee will turn heads in The Lowry’s promenade gallery this May as part of The Giant Psychic Avatars of Salford created by Simon Grennan and Chris Sperandio. Inspired by the city and its people, the avatars (a concept from computer gaming where a player creates an iconic representation of the character they control) will represent the spirit of Salford as seen through the artists’ eyes.

When: Sat 3 May-Sun 29 June, Daily 11am-5pm
Where: The Lowry
Price: Free



Development at Mint Lounge with BBC 1xtra

The final Development at Mint Lounge will take place with special guest Benji B from BBC 1xtra and a special world renowned DJ guest from NYC. As one of the UK's leading exponents of soulful underground music, Benji B developed his taste and skills whilst working as Gilles Petersons radio show producer. He blends tunes from all genres of underground music – whether it be broken beat, hip-hop, house, garage, jazz, soul or Detroit techno.

When: Fri 2 May, 10pm-4am
Where: Mint Lounge, Oldham St, Northern Quarter
Price: £8



Sounds From The Other City 2008

Salford’s only new music festival returns to Chapel Street for the fourth year running. Acts like Howlin Rain, Man Like Me and Talibam! at the helm of the sonic vanguard will play live venues hosted by eight of Manchester’s finest promoters.

When: Sun 4 May
Where: Various Venues – Chapel Street, Salford.
Price: £10



Celine Dion

Celine Dion has chosen Manchester for the first of her European shows since finishing a four year residency in Las Vegas. The Canadian warbler is one of the biggest selling female artists of all time and has received 5 Grammy Awards, 11 World Music Awards, 7 American Music Awards, 7 Billboard Music Awards, 21 Juno Awards, 38 Félix Awards...need I go on? Expect a spectacular show and hopefully another spectacular tin foil outfit from Ms Dion.

When: Fri 2 and Sat 3 May, 8pm
Where: MEN Arena
Price: Tickets cost £45, £70, £85 and £125


The Blue Cat Comedy Night

John Gordillo, Des Sharples and Rob Riley will be at the Blue Cat - famed for good music, low lighting, decent drinks, eccentricity, experimentation and good times, just outside of Manchester.

When: Sun 4 May, 7pm-10pm
Where: The Blue Cat, 17 Shaw Rd, Heaton Moor, Stockport, SK4 4AG
Price: £4/£5



Friends and Family BBQ at Kro Bar

For their first BBQ session of 2008, our friends at Friends and Family have lined up broken beat don and turntable whizz Domu. Mr Thing also makes a return along with local heroes Broke'n'English. Tickets are strictly limited for this very popular bank holiday event. Food is available from 5pm but its first come first served, when its gone its gone.

When: Sun 4 May, 5pm-1am
Where: Kro Bar, Oxford Road, Manchester
Price: £5.50



Birds need trees at Urbis

Art meets music in this new night hosted by Urbis on the first Sat of every month. Confirmed acts include The Maybees, Air Cav, Bluebird Kid Clark & New Adventures. As part of the night Urbis is asking for your illustrations, animations, short films, photos and graphics to cover their foyer. Get involved.

When: Sat 3 May, 8pm-late
Where: urbis
Price: £6



Music, art and ideas exclusively trawling the modern side of things. This year's ambitious undertaking includes performances from The RZA, Venetian Snares, Flying Lotus, Luke Vibert, Allez-Allez, Chrome Hoof,Gay Against You, MIT and more

When: Thurs1 May – Mon 5 May, 8pm
Where: various venues
Price: £45 for weekender wristband




The Circle Club

Explore the issues surrounding plastic surgery during the Circle Club's suppertime debate. Doesn’t everyone have the fundamental right to do what they want to their own bodies or should there be more of an effort to sort out the psychological problems associated with cosmetic surgery for vanity? Join John Robb ( writer and cultural commentator), Dr. Melanie Latham ( Manchester Metropolitan University), Dr Maurizio Persico M.D. (Consultant Plastic Surgeon and Clinical Director of The Cosmetic Clinic) and Fiona Fitzgerald (Head of Aesthetics at The Cosmetic Clinic) for drinks and debate.

When: Tues 6 May
Where: the Circle Club, Barton Arcade
Price: Free to Circle Club members and Rejuvenate members. Non-members -£5 pay on the door.

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