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Written by . Published on March 20th 2008.

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The Nextmen

Kick off the longest weekend of the year our old pals The Nextmen at this Friends and family night. You know the deal with these likely lads by now: funk, hip-hop, reggae and soul combined with exclusive remixes and mash ups of hot new favorites and stone cold classics

When: Sat 21 Mar
Where: Mint Lounge
Price: £8.50 online


For the Love of Mrs Brown

Having discovered the internet, Agnes Brown accidentally sets up a date with a man she knows only as HairyHarry25. Despite some of her family's protests, Agnes is determined to see her date through. We follow Agnes as she prepares for her big date. Her preparations include learning all over again how to date a man - but this time in the 21st century.

When: Sat 21 Mar, from 6pm
Where: The Opera House, Quay St, Manchester, M3 3HP
Price: £13.50 - £22.50
Opera House


Danse Macabre

What: Danse Macabre club night brings to you a night of Manchester rockabilly and punk. Yes- punks, punkettes, rockabillies, greasers of Manchester unite this Easter weekend for Danse Macabre DJs Kry-Baby and Rubella spinning your favourite rockabilly, psychobilly, garage and punk all night. Mish, mash, mosh.
When: Sat 22 Mar. 8pm- 2am
Where: Night & Day Café, 26 Oldham St, Manchester, M1 1JN
Price: £5 or £4 with a flyer


Tick tock

Celebrate the start of summer by making a clock with local artist Jason Taylor. Manchester Art Gallery is giving you the chance to design and build your own working clock from recycled materials which you can then take home and put on your wall. All materials are provided.

When: Tues 25 March, 1pm-3pm
Where: Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL
Price: Free


Va Bene

What: Va Bene Italian restaurant in Glossop is inviting youngsters aged between 10-15 years old to cook up a storm by creating their very own pizza, pasta and sauce dishes. Thursday will see head chef Tony Martin and co, donning their whites to inspire the adolescents of today into becoming the masterchefs of tomorrow, with a huge dollop of fun on the side.

When: Thurs 27 March, 10.30am
Where: 12 Norfolk Street, Glossop, SK13 8BS
Price: Free


Yofi - Israeli Ceramics and Jewellery

What: Yofi means beauty in Hebrew, a very appropriate title for this wonderful selection of Israeli ceramics and jewellery previously shown at flow gallery, Notting Hill in London.
Yofi is a celebration of Israel's vibrant creativity and its ability to communicate beyond cultural and physical barriers. The artists' inspiration is drawn from many sources and cultural backgrounds. Go along for the evening viewing.

When: Until Sat 29 Mar, 6-8pm
Where: Manchester Craft and Design Centre, 17 Oak Street, Northern Quarter, M4 5JD
Price: Free


Cajun Music Session

What: This monthly Cajun Music session is proving to be very popular. The acoustic session will feature accordians, fiddles, guitars, stand-up bass, triangle, washboard, percussion, harmonica, banjo with vocals in English and Louisiana-'French'-dialect. On the off-chance you happen to be a Cajun / Zydeco musician, you are welcome to play along with the band. Ex-high school recorder players need not apply.
When: Tuesday 25 March, 9pm-late.
Where: Lloyds Hotel, Wilbraham Rd, Chorlton, M21
Price: Free. Plus free hot food.


The Ed Kainyek Funk Extravaganza

Mainstream jazz influences include Dexter Gordan, Parker/Henderson, Phil Woods, Grover Washington. Ed is more interested in arranging than composing and he’ll be jamming with the Steve Brown Trio and Alex Lorence.

When: Thur 27 Mar,
Where: Matt and Phreds 64 Tib Street Northern Quarter Manchester M4 1LW
Price: £3



Strap on your safety goggles, boys and girls, science's greatest and most volatile show, Brainiac arrives with a bang for the first time live on stage in Manchester. Join them on the journey through the wild world of the weird and wonderful.
When: Weds 26 Mar, 7.30pm
Where: The Palace Theatre, Oxford St, Manchester, M1 6FT
Price: Adults: £18.50, Children: £16.50Palace website


10,000 B.C (12A)

In a remote mountain tribe, the young hunter D'Leh has found his heart's passion--the beautiful Evolet. But when a band of mysterious warlords raid his village and kidnap Evolet, D'Leh leads a small group of hunters to pursue the warlords to the end of the world to save her. As they venture into unknown lands for the first time, the group discovers there are civilizations beyond their own and that mankind's reach is far greater than they ever knew.

When: All week, 11.30am, 1pm, 2pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8.30pm, 9.30pm
Where: AMC, 253 Deansgate, Unit 2 The Great Northern, Manchester, M3 4EN
Price: Off Peak- Adults: £5 Senior: £3.75 Students: £4
Peak- Adults: £6 Senior: £3.75 Students: £4


Circle Club

What: This week the Manchester Circuit Series looks at the North/South divide and its effect on business and creative industries. London has always been a global epicentre for creativity, with many opportunities available for career progression and many deals to be had, however does it really matter where the business is located and if so, does it have an impact on the creativity that is produced there?

When: Tues 25 Mar, from 6.30pm
Where: the Circle Club, Barton Arcade, Manchester
Price: Free to Circle Club members, £5 to non members
To book your place please email rsvp@thecircuitseries.com

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