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Things To Do This Weekend: 05/06 May

David McCourt dishes out the best of this weekend’s offerings

Written by . Published on May 2nd 2012.


Things To Do This Weekend: 05/06 May

Music

Justin Robertson plays the basement creative space 2022NQ on Saturday night from 9pm.

Justin’s tastes have always been catholic, though in 2011 you would be hard pushed to find a musician working successfully in areas as diverse as dancehall, house and art pop.

The creator of bespoke acid house and remixer for the likes of Steve Mason, The Mystery Jets, Bjork, The Whip and Felix Da Housecat, Justin has also co-written an album with studio boffin Gez Dewar under the name Thee Earls.

Tickets cost £6. Click here for tickets and more information.

Theatre

Prison Game - The one-man physical theatre performance - plays at the Royal Exchange theatre on Friday 4 May.

Part of the Word In Progress season, Prison Game is Marcus Hercules’ story of a young boy in primary school and the events that challenge him on his journey into adulthood. This innovative event allows the audience to give their own creative input.

Tickets cost £3.50. Click here for more information.

Comedy

Manchester's top improvised comedy troupe, Comedy Sportz, bring their monthly show back to Sale Waterside Arts Centre on Saturday from 6:30pm.

Manager Brainne Edge has compared the show to Whose Line Is It Anyway and Mock The Week, although it will invariably be funnier than the latter.

Audiences are encouraged to join in with suggestions and get up on stage and play alongside the performers, but the more laid-back viewer will also be left in peace just to sit and watch.

Tickets cost £6. Click here to book. You can see Comedy Sportz in action below.

Drink

BrewDog Manchester officially opens on Friday as Peter Street’s revival begins.

The Scottish craft beer makers have rocketed to fame and fortune since they started making the stuff in 2005, and their latest bar boasts a huge glass fronting, an external seating area, a partial mezzanine and, of course, plenty of exciting craft beers.

Visitors will also be treated to vintage board games, a beer library, old school pinball machines, and a menu of ‘Rock n’ Roll Pizza’ and ‘Kick Ass Burgers’ designed by Master Chef winner Tim Anderson.

Click here for more information.

Film

Marley, stunning biographical documentary of legendary Jamaican singer-songwriter Bob Marley, is playing at the Cornerhouse this weekend at 2pm and 7.30pm on both Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 May.

Oscar-winning director, Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland), had access to private archive material, resulting in an in-depth exploration of the musician that can only be described as unmissable for any music fans.

Click here for more information.

BrewDog Manchester, Cross StreetBrewDog Manchester, Cross Street

Eat

For an ugly yet delicious meal, take a trip Santiago Restaurant, the Chilean inspired Cross Street restaurant in the old Leonis building.

Our very own Jonathan Schofield found his experience surprisingly charming when he visited last week, and found some of the best value wine in the city.

Click here for the full the full review.

Museum

The Victoria Baths, Hathersage Road, opens its doors this Sunday giving visitors a chance to explore this unique and extraordinary building.

Sunday’s open day includes a photography workshop with experienced Manchester photographer Adian O’Rourke, and a singing master class with Ordsall Acapella. You can also take an optional guided tour led by enthusiastic volunteers, view our history displays and complete the Soapy Sami Treasure trail.

Entry is £2.50 per person with children under 16 going free. Click here for more information.

Victoria Baths, Hathersage RoadVictoria Baths, Hathersage Road

Market

A slice of North African culture has been enlivening St Ann’s Square this week, so be sure to check out the Moroccan Market of Handicraft before it ends on Saturday at 5:30pm.

Get ready to lose yourself in the culture as you wander through the Berber tents with real sights and sounds, soaking up the atmosphere with the Moroccan Gnawa band and tasting the way of life with traditional foods – prepared with authentic herb and spices.

Click here for more information.

Family

Youngsters from North West Youth Theatre School is will perform their blockbuster musical Streetz at the Abraham Moss Theatre, Cumpsall, on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 May.

The talented teens have taken inspiration from their own experiences to input ideas into the show which tells the story of the lives, loves and losses of families living on a North Manchester street.

Tickets cost £10 adults, £8 concessions or £32 for a family of four. Click here for more information.

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paulsouthernMay 4th 2012.

Castlefield Artisan Market Sunday too!

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As usual mancon make no reference at all to the Irish Festival again .

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Double whammy of good markets too - Levenshulme have a food and drink only market on Saturday and…

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