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Things To Do This Weekend: 18/19 February

Paul Berentzen gives you ideas on where to wine, dine and dance for the weekend

Published on February 17th 2012.

Things To Do This Weekend: 18/19 February


For the meat lovers of Manchester, why not try some authentic Brazilian cuisine at Bem Brasil? For a set price you can enjoy as much food as you like at the restaurant on Deansgate, taking your pick from the wide range of barbecued meat on the 5m long buffet. Click here.



With its selection of fine whiskies from around the globe, the Lass o’ Gowrie pub on Charles Street is the perfect place to go for a quick drink this weekend. And if you fancy a spot of entertainment while you enjoy a nice drink, comedy duo Seymour and Sykes are showcasing their latest material in the pub at 8.30pm on Saturday. Click here.


Enjoy all your favourite hits from classic films such as Dirty Dancing, Grease, The Bodyguard and Top Gun at The Roadhouse this Friday. Night Fever celebrates the greatest motion picture soundtracks of all time. It kicks off at 11pm and will be open until 3am. Click here.



One of Britain’s biggest boy bands at the moment, The Wanted, are stopping off in Manchester as part of their UK arena tour on Friday 17 February. The boys, who have two number one singles to their name, will be bringing their brand of catchy pop to the MEN Arena. There are still some seats left so it’s not too late to join in the fun. Click here.


The Imperial War Museum is hosting an exhibition looking at stories of war and the real events that inspired them. Once Upon a Wartime includes personal objects belonging to the authors, bringing the novels and the history behind them to life. It also has items from  the set of Steven Spielberg’s recent hit film War Horse on display for the first time. Click here.


Starting on Friday, Mark Leckey’s Work & Leisure exhibition is coming to Manchester Art Gallery. The Turner prize-winning artist has commissioned some of the pieces especially for Manchester in this exploration of human imagination and its power to animate the world around us. Click here.


The Gatekeeper, by award-winning writer Chloe Moss, is receiving rave reviews at the Royal Exchange. It tells the story of a dysfunctional family and their reunion in the Lake District. A tale of strained relationships and dark secrets, The Gatekeeper has plenty to keep you entertained. It is showing on Friday at 7.30pm and on Saturday at 4pm and 8pm. Click here



Oscar-nominated Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close hits the cinemas this weekend. This touching drama, starring Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock, tells the story of a young boy struggling to come to terms with the death of his father. After he finds a mysterious key, he sets out on an incredible journey to find the lock it opens. Click here.


Until Sunday, Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry is hosting a range of child-friendly exhibitions and workshops as part of its half-term lineup. With things do for kids of all ages, from photo exhibitions to hands-on activities, this electricity-themed week is the ideal way to keep the youngsters busy this weekend. Click here


Every Sunday from 1.30pm-3.30pm, The Whitworth Art Gallery hosts Colourful Sunday. This free drop-in workshop provides fun for the whole family as you create exciting things together. Click here

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