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Things To Do This Weekend: 14/15 April

Ragnhildur Finnsdottir on where to wine, dine and dance this weekend

Published on April 11th 2012.

Things To Do This Weekend: 14/15 April


For a cracking meal out on Friday night try the new Supper and a Cuppa menu at Teacup on Thomas St. in the Northern Quarter. Go for the Himalayan Meaty Momo filled with beef stew and umami vinaigrette for a main course and for pudding it has to be the Manchester Tart (insert obvious jokes here).

Click here to read Confidential’s review of Teacup’s evening menu.


Pop into Michael Caines Champagne and Cocktail Bar at Abode for a drink with friends on Saturday night. A round of Flirtinis with raspberry and tropical fruits topped with champagne or a round of Bloodhounds with vodka in cherry liqueur, raspberries and cranberry juice sould be a great way to start the night. 

Click here for their website. 



The Deaf Institute presents Body Music on Saturday night. On all three floors of the club there will be sets from Audiofarm, Zutekh, Arthouse as well as Residents in the Music Hall. Development DJs in the Main Bar with warm ups by Cats on Decks and Giro Disco and friends in the Basement. Check out this event to get your body moving.

Tickets are £5 in advance. Click here for tickets and information.


For the weekend cinema go see the new action packed sci-fi thriller Battleship, starring Liam Neeson, Alexander Skarsgård and Rihanna. A navy fleet is forced to battle an army of unknown origins in order to save the planet. 

Watch Battleship's trailer


Catch Rich Hall at The Lowry over the weekend where he performs his stand up. The American comedian is well known from his BBC 4 documentaries ‘Rich Hall’s The Dirty South’ and ‘How The West Was Lost’ as well as his performance in Channel 4’s ‘Stand Up For The Week’. Rich Hall will be at The Lowry for Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.

Tickets are £16. Click here for tickets and information.


The operatic quartet Il Divo performs at the Manchester Arena on Friday night, following their newest album Wicked Game. This multinational quartet, created by Simon Cowell in 2003, sings in Spanish, English, Italian and French and has sold over 26 million albums worldwide.

Tickets are £29.50-£65.00. Click here for tickets and information.

Listen to Il Divo performing Wicked Game


Make sure to catch the new exhibition Subversion at Cornerhouse opening on Saturday. It is a group show of contemporary art that explores and rethinks modern Arab identity.

Admission is free. Click here for more information. 



Since it’s the end of the Easter break it’s the perfect time for a day out with the family to Legoland Discovery Centre. With over 2 million LEGO bricks, a Kingdom Quest, 4D cinema, workshops and many more interesting activities it’s a wonderful place to lose yourself in.

Tickets are £16.20 at the door, but less if bought online.



Catch the Sale Sharks take on Bath Rugby in Edgelay Park in Stockport on Friday night. What better way to start the weekend than with an exciting game of Rugby.

Tickets are £10-£40. Click here for tickets.


Check out the new show at The Dancehouse. Cabaret Regale is a new show featuring performances encompassing music, comedy, poetry, dance, burlesque, circus, magic and fringe theatre.

Tickets cost from £5.50. Click here for tickets.


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