Six Sensational Things To Do In Manchester This Weekend (September 13 – 15)

The weekend awaits!

What’s that I see on the horizon? It’s only the bloody weekend, and it’s never looked more beautiful. There are so many magnificent things to do in Manchester over the next few days, the only issue will be trying to cram it all in!

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1. Enjoy bottomless drinks and popcorn at this quote-along screening of Dirty Dancing (September 14)
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Grab your beige iridescent lipstick and get ready for the time of your life. A special quote-along screening of Dirty Dancing is coming to a big screen in Manchester this month. Dirty Dancing fans will be able to watch the iconic film in an immersive environment, with free drink flowing throughout the whole screening and bottomless popcorn.

The event will take place at The Brickworks in Barton Arcade, which will be transformed into a holiday resort-inspired paradise. And each guest will be treated to a private table with waiter service for the duration of the film, while they shout out famous lines from the film and belt out hits from the iconic soundtrack. Get your tickets here. The Brickworks, Barton Arcade, M3 2BH.

2. Delve Into Manchester’s Gruesome And Glorious History On This Unmissable Bus Tour (September 14)

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Do you know where Noel Gallagher wrote the first two Oasis albums? Any idea why Manchester has a China Town? Or a secret nuclear bunker? Did you know one of your favourite bars used to be a public toilet? Have you heard the gruesome story behind the UK’s first passenger railway?

Manchester Bus Tour’s ‘Secrets of the City’ promises to take passengers on an exploration of Manchester’s most famous sites, sharing stories and curiosities from the city’s colourful past while travelling its busy streets. The 90-minute tour will give passengers the opportunity to discover the city’s heritage as the birthplace of new ideas, innovations and great inventions. Click here to get your tickets. Bus bay on Liverpool Road, opposite Akbar, M3 4NQ.

3. United Kweens presents: Pride and no prejudice (September 14)

Whip out your glitter, rainbows and sequins for a fabulous night! United Kweens features some of the UK’s best drag performers. The first show is honouring the theme of Pride. This cool venue has an upstairs and downstairs (where the show will take place). You are welcome to access the upstairs area and mingle or have drinks when the venue opens. Seven queens will be putting on a camp night for you to remember. Don’t miss out, get your tickets hereTribeca Bar, 50 Sackville Street, M1 3WF.

4. See the most famous love story of all time, remixed (September 14)

We all know the story of Romeo and Juliet, star-crossed lovers from warring families who are inescapably drawn to each other.

When Juliet wakes up, instead of a dagger to the heart she gathers Nurse and her best girlfriends and heads to the city of lights. She sets off to prove that she is the author of her own story and that there is life, and love, after Romeo.

Join Juliet on this sensational journey of self-discovery and second chances, told through some of the most glittering pop anthems of the last three decades from legendary songwriter Max Martin, including …Baby One More Time, Since U Been Gone, Roar, Everybody (Backstreet’s Back), Love Me Like You Do and Can’t Feel My Face. Click here to get your tickets.

5. Try Your Hand At Stand Up Paddleboarding (September 14 and 15)

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Head to Helly Hansen Watersports Centre and have a go at stand up paddleboarding, windsurfing, kayaking or canoeing. It’s the perfect opportunity to get out on the water either on your own or with your friends. And you’ll be supervised by fully qualified staff who will be out on the water in safety boats or kayaks. Click here for more information15 The Quays, Swinton, Salford, M50 3SQ.

6. Head to Europe’s biggest chicken wing festival (September 15)

The inaugural Manchester Wing Fest will pitch up in First Street South with more than 20 restaurants, street food traders, BBQ teams and pop-ups. All slinging their drums and flats for a quid a wing in a bid to prove they have the UK’s best and tastiest chicken wings.

Popular traders from London Wing Fest, such as Drum and Flats and We Serve Humans, will be
making an appearance, as well as the three-time winner of the People’s Choice Champions award, Wingmans.

Local kitchens, including Oh My Glaze, Flock, Sutikku, and Parmogeddon, will also feature on the bill. As well as chefs from across the country such as Greidy’s Wings, Birmingham, with more to be announced at a later date. And they’ll all be competing for the titles of ‘Best Buffalo Wing’ or ‘Best Wild Wing’. Get your tickets here. First Street South, M15 4FN.


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