Spotlight Events in Manchester
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Regardless of your budget there are events in Manchester all year round to be enjoyed by all. Museum exhibitions, vintage fairs and comedy events are just some of what’s on in Manchester to keep you entertained. All of the information is at your fingertips in our handy online events guide.

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Changin Places Creating Spaces
  • Tuesday 14th November - Until Monday 31st December
A stunning new photography exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry charts the history of the museum and the building restoration work carried out since it moved to the site of the historic Liverpool... View event
City and the City Tour
  • Tuesday 27th March - Until Tuesday 1st January
Explore the Etihad Stadium and the captivating city it calls home, with Manchester City FC’s brand-new Group Tour Package View event
Genting Casino Manchester is the place to enjoy the football this summer
  • Wednesday 13th June, 12:00am - Until Sunday 15th July, 12:00am
Genting Casino Manchester is bringing the excitement of the World Cup to its members with a huge prize draw, food and drink deals, plus screening all the matches throughout the casino. View event
Made In Dagenham: The Musical
  • Monday 18th June, 7:30pm - Until Saturday 23rd June, 10:00pm
Meet the Essex girls who changed the world. All Saints Elton present the story of one group's fight for equal pay. View event
Grafene Launching New Tea and Food Tasting Menu with Pure Leaf
  • Tuesday 19th June, 6:00pm - Until Sunday 30th September, 11:00pm
From Wednesday 6th June, gourmet restaurant Grafene will be championing the latest trend on the food scene – pairing tea with food – as it partners with Pure Leaf, a new premium range of expertly crafted... View event
GoFest North in Manchester - June 2018
  • Saturday 23rd June, 8:30am - Until Sunday 24th June, 6:00pm
GoFest is the UK's Family Festival of Sport, Dance, Health and Fitness, returning to the amazing facilities of the Etihad Campus, Manchester (Regional Athletics Arena and National Squash Centre) View event
GoFest North in Manchester - June 2018
  • Saturday 23rd June, 8:30am - Until Sunday 24th June, 6:00pm
GoFest is the UK's Family Festival of Sport, Dance, Health and Fitness, returning to the amazing facilities of the Etihad Campus, Manchester (Regional Athletics Arena and National Squash Centre) View event
Emergence
Featuring the work of April Virgoe, Omid Asadi, Tristram Aver and Rowan Eastwood View event
80s Mixtape
  • Saturday 23rd June 7:30pm until 9:30pm
Big hair, big shoulder pads and the biggest hits of the ‘80s, all in one spectacular night. Join the full forces of the Hallé plus guest rhythm section and star vocalists Alison Jiear and Tim Howar for... View event
Seby Ntege with Crisis Choirs
  • Sunday 24th June 3:00pm until 4:30pm
Heartfelt vocals strike up conversation with the akogo thumb piano whilst the 21 string kora provides gravitas. Joined by our newly formed refugee choir. View event
Sweaty Mama South Trafford
Exercise with your child Effective | Fun Workouts | With Your Child View event
Harmonise Showcase 
  • Thursday 28th June 1:00pm until 2:30pm
Brighten your lunchtime with hundreds of school kids creating joyful and meaningful music with a stunning array of international artists View event
Manchester Online Seller Meetup
  • Thursday 28th June 6:00pm until 8:00pm
Manchester Online Seller Meetup is free for online sellers and retailers. View event
Strife In A Northern Town
  • Thursday 28th June 8:00pm until 9:15pm
One rubbish town. Two funny women. Ten daft characters.... View event
Go Faster
  • Friday 29th June, 8:00am - Until Sunday 8th July, 7:00pm
AN IMMERSIVE DRIVING EXPERIENCE FROM FORD SOLD OUT LAST YEAR IN UK, SPAIN AND FRANCE! *** View event
Business Advice Clinic - Manchester Central Library
FREE Business Advice A qualified and experienced Business Advisor from PeoplePlus Enterprise will be available to offer support between 09:30am and 12:30pm. View event
Manchester Thai Festival
  • Saturday 30th June, 10:00am - Until Sunday 1st July, 7:00pm
A two day event to experience the taste of Thailand this summer at Platt Fields Park, Manchester is brought to you by Magic of Thailand. View event
Story Time with Mama G
  • Sunday 1st July 1:00pm until 1:30pm
Drag Queen and LGBTQ+ story telling for the whole family! View event
Magical Journeys
  • Sunday 1st July 3:00pm until 5:00pm
Spend the afternoon with the Hallé and Stephen Bell on a journey of a lifetime. This magical concert lets your imagination run riot with space ships, flying cars, thrilling train rides and the most exciting... View event
Matriarchal Meet Up!
A safe space for the women of Greater Manchester to meet and discuss all things female! View event
Speed Dating in Manchester
Speed Dating in Manchester - Venue is Walrus - Various Ages View event
The Girl in The Grate /  Me, You and Godzilla Too
  • Thursday 5th July 7:30pm until 9:00pm
A double bill performance showing as part of the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival 2018 View event
Manchester to Blackpool Bike Ride
  • Sunday 8th July
Bike it to Blackpool with Team Christie on Sunday 8th July at the iconic Manchester to Blackpool bike ride. View event
UKFast We Love Manchester 10k Run 2018
  • Sunday 8th July 9:30am until 12:30pm
The UKFast We Love Manchester 10k is known for its fast route and friendly atmosphere, as well as its popularity in the region. View event
The Big Things
Shortlisted for the BBC Alfred Bradley Bursary Award 2016, The Big Things is a tragi-comic play about love and parenthood. View event
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