BENJAMIN BOOKER | Manchester Academy | Fri 27 | £8.50
Billed as a 'new era of bluesmen', New Orleans-based guitarist, Benjamin Booker, will perform his celebrated mix of post-war electric blues and trashy garage punk at Manchester Academy.
URBAN FOOD FEST LAUNCH | Euro Car Parks, 2-6 Deansgate | Sat 28 | Free entry
Urban Food Fest is to hit Deansgate on Saturday 28 February. The event has wound its way to Manchester from Shoreditch London where, of course, the UK first saw the likes of these 'urban', 'street', 'filthy', 'dirty food' parties (starting to sound like a Guardian hip-hop review, isn't it?). Manchester will be their first venture outside of London. Every Saturday night will feature fifteen different street food trucks and stalls serving gourmet global street food dishes, a premium bar and cocktail bar, seating, live music.
MANCHESTER'S AFFORDABLE VINTAGE FAIR | Freemasons Hall | Sat 28 | £2
One for all the vintage enthusiasts; 40 stalls of vintage fashion, accessories and collectables to be displayed at the Freemasons Hall. There's also to be a tea party courtesy of Pears Of Peas.
CASTLEFIELD QUIZ | The Wharf | Sun 1 March | £1 per person entry
The Wharf pub will play host to the Castlefield forum pub quiz hosted by Jonathan Schofield, Manchester Confidential editor and author of the recent Manchester: The Complete Guide. Enter a team of up to 6 people for £1 per person. Prizes. Arranged by Castlefield Forum. Great fun and brain training too.
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TATTOO TEA PARTY | Event City | Sat 28
The tattoo tea party convention celebrates all that is unique about the UK and Ireland tattoo scene. Now in its fourth year, it sets out to bring more than 250 tattoo artists in the 13,000 sq ft Event City space with a full schedule of entertainment.
MANCHESTER CAMERATA'S 'CHALLENGING THE SENSES' | Royal Exchange Theatre | Sun 1 | £10 + booking fee
In collaboration with the Royal Exchange Theatre, the Manchester Camerata is inviting guests to challenge their senses and experience a performance blindfolded 'to heighten the auditory experience'. Audiences will engage with the performance not only through sight and sound, but through taste, scent and touch with suprises along the way.
ONE MAN BREAKING BAD | The Lowry | Sun 1
Millions have been gripped by US drama Breaking Bad; about one man's descent into the world of meth cooking and crime... but you already knew that. Miles Allen is touring the country with an unofficial parody of the hit programme. In one hour he will impersonate the shows characters - that's sixty episodes in 60 minutes. Allen describes his comedy gig as a “love letter for all the fans who lived through the blood, meth and tears of the greatest television show ever made”.
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