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Things To Do This Week: 27 June - 3 July

Sizzling animals, cute animals, Peruvian games and ghosts

Published on June 26th 2014.

Things To Do This Week: 27 June - 3 July

EVERYTHING'S ROSY - Tuesday 1 July to Sunday 6 July

A pop-up and immersive cinema experience in an oddly prosaic location. Keeping Rosy is a new psychological thriller starring Maxine Peake and Blake Harrison, and will screen at the very top of 55 Portland Street, next door to Yate's bar. Fancy. Catch this dark and simmering picture then enjoy some of the best Manchester's most impressive panoramas. Keeping Rosy/55 Portland Street/Screenings Tues to Sun, ends Sun 6 July/6.30pm and 9pm/Tickets here

Maxine Peake

Maxine Peake

Tour Of Uninteresting Objects - Saturday 28 June

Manchester's unique tour. Ah yes, the un-regarded things that make a city. This tour reveals odd sculptures, mad details, washed up remnants of things inside and outside buildings. Each tour tackles a different area of the city centre and environs to uncover massive quantities of uninteresting objects. It'll be so uninteresting you'll be captivated. This week it's Castlefield's turn to be investigated in the company of Manchester Confidential editor, Jonathan Schofield, who doubles as a tour guide. 3pm. Meet outside the Museum of Science and Industry. Tours last between one and a half and two hours and usually after the tour end up with a chat in a pub or bar. Book here or just turn up. 

Castlefield examined


Castlefield examined

FIND THE PARTY - Friday 27 June

House of Mask are a series of secret and immersive parties thrown by rum beer brand Cubanisto and taking place across the UK throughout the summer. The party will take place at a hidden location in Manchester marked only by a neon skull and the emanation of beats. What we can tell you, as these things often are, is that it'll be somewhere in the Northern Quarter. Naturally. Let's hope it's better than that NQ Secret Door tosh, what a shower of sh.... House of Mask Cubanisto Party/Somewhere in NQ/Fri 27 June/9pm til late/Free tickets here

CHILLING - Open Friday 27 June

While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane puts a bullet in the brain of low-life burglar Freddy Russell. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane soon finds himself fearing for his family’s safety when Freddy’s ex-con father, Ben, rolls into town hell-bent on revenge. Cold In July/Cornerhouse/Opens 27 Jun/Tickets here

FEEL GOOD FEED - Friday 27 June

Stockport Market Place is set to launch Feeding Stockport - a sustainable food project that aims to showcase the 'wealth of growing and producing talent' around the town. Food traders will be asked (as far as possible) to use ingredients that have been grown, or at least purchased, in and around Stockport. Warm, fuzzy-wuzzy feel-good-about-yourself food. Stockport Foodie Friday/Stockport Market Place/Fri 27 June/6pm-9pm/More here

MEAT GLORIOUS MEAT - Saturday 28 June to Sunday 29 June

The two-day carnival of smoking animal bits returns to Albert Square this weekend, with over 15,000 meat-lovers expected, 40 bands, 8 DJs, four stages and one hard-fought and much coveted low'n'slow 'Grillstock King of the Grill 2014' BBQ trophy. The biggest BBQ event of its kind this side of the pond. Grillstock/Albert Square/Sat 28 to Sun 29 June/Tickets £18 to £30/More here


JOIN THE CONGO - Saturday 28 June

An original performance based on powerful personal stories of Congolese migration, the people’s history of Congo will be brought to life through original music and song, spoken word, digital image and food. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Lisapo: the Congolese Tales has been inspired by a new collection of oral histories from Greater Manchester’s Congolese community. Lisapo: the Congolese Tales/Band On The Wall/Sat 28 Jun/7pm/Tickets £5

FINE 'N' DANDY - Sunday 29 June

Unfortunately for the Dandy Warhols their song Bohemian Like You became the unofficial anthem for Vodafone. Rock'n'roll. Probably scored a few quid from it, mind. With eight albums under the belt hopefully they’ll be singing something else. Crap gig otherwise. Dandy Warhols/The Ritz/Sun 29 June/Doors 7pm/Tickets £16.50

PERUD-OH? - Monday 30 June

Odd one this, but then, we like that. Perudo is based on the classic Peruvian game of Liar's Dice, a game of guesswork, bluff and luck that can be played anywhere by anybody, though consummate bullshitters do have the advantage. Manchester, Glasgow and Bristol are holding regional heats before the final at the Groucho Club in Soho. Who knows, you could become the Garry Kasparov of Perudo, tour the world, make your fortune, sleep with models, cry when you get beaten by a hugely advanced Perudo robot. Perudo Regional Heats/Great John Street Hotel/Mon 30 June/7pm/More here

IF IT'S GOOD FOR THE GOOSE...Thursday 3 July

If it's good for the Gander, that's celebrated British conceptual artist and Manchester-taught Ryan Gander. Make every show like it's your last will explore two recent themes in Gander’s work; ‘Imagineering’ and ‘Culturefield.’ According to The Culture Show's Miranda Sawyer, Gander is "a cultural magpie renowned for his cryptic, playful yet challenging work, Gander is one the world's most exciting artists." Certainly worth a look. Ryan Gander: Make every show like it's your last/Manchester Art Gallery/Opens Thurs 3 July/FREE/More here

Ryan GanderRyan Gander

The Haunted Underworld Tour - Saturday 28 June

The only Manchester tours taking place in the absolute dark, delivering dastardly and moving haunted tales. Stories might include those of dead artists, creepy magicians, tragic lovers and body-snatchers. Expect the unexpected and also lots of laughs. £8 per ticket, tour lasts around 75-80 minutes. Minimum age is ten. Meet at the War Memorial, St Ann's Square, 1.30pm. Book here or just turn up.  

Hello love want to join me in the dark?

Hello love, want to join me in the dark?

Animal Sanctuary Fun Day - Sunday 29 June

The Animal Sanctuary, Wilmslow is run by the Humane Education Society which sounds sinister but is actually about working through charity for 'a more compassionate society through education and practical work with children and animals'. Cute. This Sunday sees a fun day with tours of the sanctuary, donkey rides, a lucky dip, food and of-bleeding-course bouncy castles and face painting. Hasn't there been enough face-painting done by now? After this event you can pop into town and eat some animals - see Grillstock event above. Humane Education Society, Newgate, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5LN. 01625 520802. The event is on from 11am-4pm. 

A cat that's been face-painted to look like a tiger - quite remarkable

A cat that's been face-painted to look like a tiger - quite remarkable

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