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Things To Do This Weekend 19/20 May

Rachael Heslehurst dishes up this week's entertainment delights

Written by . Published on May 18th 2012.

Things To Do This Weekend 19/20 May


The Best In Stand Up is back this weekend on Saturday 19 May at The Comedy Store, Deansgate Locks. Among the acts dishing up the dose of laughs are Canadian comedian Sean Collins (as seen on BBC 1 Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow) and British comedian Adam Bloom.

Full list of acts can be found here. Tickets cost £18 standard, £9 concession. Doors open at 7pm


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Hitting our screens this week is the controversial Sacha Baron Cohen, who you may remember as Kazakhstan’s finest when he played the character Borat. Cohen’s new film is called The Dictator which sees the ‘heroic’ story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed - directed by Larry Charles. 

Full list of showings from Thursday 17 May to Sunday 20 May can be found here.




Vampirette has premiered at the Manchester Opera House since May 4 and this Saturday 19 May will be the last showing of the play – and this one’s not one to miss. The brand new musical comedy is packed full of fang-tastic fun, guaranteed to suck the laughs out of you.

Tickets cost £10-£25 – you can book online here.

Alternatively, call 0844 8717660 to book now.


Cinnabar Manchester is hidden gem. Located inside the £4.5 million Vermilion Restaurant, not far from City's Etihad Stadium, the place is infused with a mixture of burnt orange architectural features with an exotic, Asian touch. Cinnabar hosts regular Friday and Saturday slots featuring David Dunne and Andrew Daniels from Hed Kandi, playing the best funky house around, ready to kick start your weekend, followed by your favourite club anthems on a Saturday night with Damien Johnstone.

Click here for more information.


Looking for a slick, sophisticated bar with a fresh twist - at the Quays. That isn't easy so the best bet is Lime Bar opposite The Lowry, a bar brimming with an urbane set and the most delicious cocktails around. Oh and don’t leave without trying the Chocolatini cocktail – divine.

Click here for more information.


Fancy getting your chops around a curry-coated beef burger?!

Well, you’re in luck. Our very own Jonathan Schofield has recently reviewed the BrewDog Bar and after getting the Whitechapel burger down his neck, he left a very satisfied man – and the price was good at £5.95 a pop.

Click here for more information. 

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Ok we understand the irony given the above recommendation but Meat Free In Manchester is a free event this Saturday 19 May at Albert Square. The event will involve creative cookery, a banger bonanza, sausage silliness and lots more family fun.

There’ll be smoothie bikes, giant card games, free samples, information and food stalls.

Event -11am – 4pm

Click here for more information.



The Manchester Vintage Fashion Market is on on the third Saturday of every month at Piccadilly Gardens, which means this Saturday; vintage garments from the roaring 20s to the colourful 80s will be available to buy.

Traders sell a collection of vintage clothing and accessories, including hats, shoes, gloves and jewellery.

Market is open from 11am-5pm

Click here for more information.



Fancy trying your hand at a bit of Voguing and Waacking dancing? That's right, a dance that evolved from the early 70s on the west coast of America in Los Angeles. The most popular music to 'waack' to is apparently disco because of its driving rhythm and hard beats.

You can join Voguing and Waacking dance classes at Sunshine Dance Studios in Manchester. 

Click here for more information.

Phone 0333 0883328 or email at enquiries@sunshine-studios.co.uk

You can follow Rachael Heslehurst on Twitter at @rheslehurst

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