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Things To Do This Weekend: 28/29 April

Ragnhildur Finnsdottir serves up this weekend's activities

Published on April 26th 2012.

Things To Do This Weekend: 28/29 April


Head on over to the Apollo on Friday for one of the most influential and acclaimed bands of the 80s, as Manchester's New Order takes the stage. The band is famous for having combined new wave and electronic music and their hit 'Blue Monday' is the best-selling 12 inch single of all time.

Tickets are £40.25. Click here for tickets and information.


For a cracking Saturday meal get yourself a table at Michael Caines restaurant at Abode hotel. For starter try a salad of Yorkshire pigeon with mangetout, hazelnuts, truffle and pigeon vinagrette. For a main course try the salted hake and crab with lemon pureé, chorizo foam and samphire and hot pistachio soufflé with pistachio crème anglaise and pistachio ice cream for dessert.

Michael Caines Restaurant is located at 107 Piccadilly, M1 2DB. Click here for information. 


For a Friday night drink trot on over to Spinningfields and into The Yacht Club. It’s a new pop-up bar placed at Hardman Square and will be there this whole summer. While waiting for the sun to come out you can order the Some Like It Hot, a warm cocktail with Bombay Sapphire, Earl Grey tea, lemon juice and sugar.

Click here for the website. 


There is a new mega action thriller out in cinema this week, Marvel’s Avengers Assemble. This action packed adventure follows Nick Fury, director of international peacekeeping and an elite team of Marvel superheroes who must fight a terrifying extra terrestrial global threat. The cast includes Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Gwyneth Paltrow and many more. 

Watch the trailer.


At the Mint Lounge on Friday is Pop ‘Til You Drop night with music spanning decades of quality pop, disco, soul, indie, 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond. It’s the perfect mix to dance your worries away.

Tickets are £5. The Mint Lounge is located on 46-50 Oldham Street in the Northern Quarter. Click here for information.


US ventriloquist and comedian Jeff Dunham makes his way to the Manchester Arena as part of his UK tour 'Controlled Chaos'. Dunham is one of the most popular comedians in the US and he will be joined on stage by his characters Walter, Peanut, Achmed The Dead Terrorist and Jose Jalapeno On A Stick.

Tickets are £25.00-£28.50. Click here for tickets and information.



Join the University of Manchester Students for the Love Food Fest over the weekend. It's festival celebrating sustainable eating in Manchester and will offer workshops, interactibe food games and show visitors how to cook food in order to save money and the environment on Saturday. 

Click here for more information. 


Opera della Luna returns to The Lowry on Friday and Saturday night with their new production of Don Giovanni. The production is sung in English and portraits Mozart’s tale of love and revenge.

Tickets are £18-£22. Click here for tickets and information.


Take your toddler to The Lowry on Friday for Under 5s Tiny Tot Tales. It‘s a journey of stories and songs in this interesting workshop where a special artwork or theme will be brought to life.

Tickets are £3.50. Click here for tickets and information.



Make a date with your friends at the New Smithfield Car Boot and Market on Sunday morning. There you can browse through clothes, shoes, furniture, books and more and look for hidden gems for a steal. There are also stalls with fresh fruit and vegetables, meat and more.

The New Smithsfield Market is located on Ashton Old Road, Openshaw, M11 2WJ.


Imperial War Museum North currently has an exhibition called The Falklands, in honour of the 30 anniversary of the Falklands War. It‘s an outdoor photographic display which looks at the heroes, casualities, dangers and challenges of the conflict. The museum also offers a 20 minute walk and talk around the exhibition on Friday afternoon.

Click here for information. 


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