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Things To Do This Weekend: 7/8 April

Ragnhildur Finnsdottir has a few ideas for what to do over Easter, in-between Easter egg gorging

Published on April 4th 2012.

Things To Do This Weekend: 7/8 April


Sankeys has put together a four night Easter weekend party no true raver should miss out on. It all starts on Thursday with Benny Benassi and friends along with Felguk, an event that will surely kick the Easter Holiday into high gear.

Tickets: early bird £10/Advanced £12/Standard £15. Click here for more information. 

Benny Benassi

Benny Benassi


Why not go for a big juicy burger on Saturday; it is a weekend of indulgence after all. Manchester Confidential has just discovered a secret burger heaven on High Street in the Northern Quarter named Almost Famous Burgers. Go for their Triple Nom Burger with fries and maybe even a side order of wings to make your taste buds sing with joy.

Almost Famous Burgers is only open on Friday and Saturday. Click here for their website. 

Click here to read Confidential’s review of the place.


Nip into Mojo bar on Saturday for a refreshment from their Sociable or Party Drinks menu. Go for something like their Killer Punch with vodka, melon liqueur, amaretto along with cranberry and lime as an Easter treat. Mojo is located on Back Bridge Street.

Click here for information. 


Make sure you catch the new crime thriller Headhunters over the weekend. An accomplished head hunter by day is also a skillful art thief by night. But when he goes for the biggest heist of his life, he ends up in a dangerous game of cat and mouse. 

Check out the trailer below:


Good Mourning Mrs Brown is live at the O2 Apollo every night from Tuesday 3 April to Saturday 7 April. Brendan O'Carroll returns as Irish humoured Mrs Agnes Brown with the second part in a five part trilogy of Mrs Brown plays.   

Tickets are £28.50. Click here for tickets.

Live Show

Cirque du Soleil brings its show Alegría  to Manchester for the first time, at the Manchester Arena from Wednesday 4 to Saturday 7 April. Alegría is a classic Cirque du Soleil production and has wowed over 10 million people since it premiered in 1994.

Tickets are £50. Click here for tickets and information.

Cirque du Soleil


Orbital take to the stage at Manchester Academy on Thursday 5 April, in time to kick-start the long weekend. Techno twin brothers Paul and Phil are sure to get you dancing with their electronic dance music.

Tickets are £26.40. Click here for tickets.

Listen to their track 'Straight Sun':


Treat your children to a special Easter Sunday with a trip to see CBeebies Live! Reach To The Stars show. Mister Maker, Robbie Rotten, Stephanie and Sportacus will storm the stage along with Mr Tumble, Postman Pat and more CBeebies favourites.

Tickets are £12.50 for children and £15 for adults. Click here for tickets and information.



The Imperial War Museum North has a special programme for the Easter holiday, from 31 March to 15 April. With activies, workshops and exhibitions for the whole family, make sure to check out their Easter programme. For example on Easter Monday they have a special, family friendly performance of wartime adventures called What A Performance; War Horses.

Click here for more information. 


Make sure not to miss out on The Phantom Of The Opera starring John Owen-Jones and Katie Hall, which comes to Manchester on 5 April. This is a new production directed by Laurence Connor. A disfigured musician hides away in the Paris Opera House, terrorising the opera company because of his love for a chorus girl.

Click here for tickets and information.

Phantom Tour Poster

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Andy LoynesApril 5th 2012.

Not forgetting Liz Green tonight and Louis Barabbas & The Bedlam Six tomorrow, both at the Deaf Institute.

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