Last Chance to See Louise Garman and Jenny Drinkwater at AIR Gallery
Our first pick for free things to do in Manchester this weekend are these two nearly-finished exhibitions at the independent AIR Gallery in Altrincham. That Dark Space Behind My Eyes is a collection of haunting black and white photographs from artist and printer Louise Garman (pictured), and it’s on display alongside Rose Tinted, a mixed-media exhibition from Jenny Drinkwater, encompassing photography, post-production and traditional painting techniques. Both exhibitions close on Saturday, so make sure you get in quick.
Until Sat 2 Jun, AIR Gallery, 30 Grosvenor Road, Altrincham, WA14 1LD. 12pm – 4pm,

Envirolution Festival at Platt Fields
This Saturday, Platt Fields Park is being taken over for an environmental festival programmed by local activists with the help of street food extraordinaires GRUB. There will be a full day of discussions, activities, performances and lovely, lovely vegan food. See our full preview for more details.
Sat 2 Jun, Platt Fields Park, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6LA. 1pm – 7pm,

Pin Up Birthday Party at Violet Loves Vintage
Rachel – the proprietor of Affleck’s Palace boutique Violet Loves Vintage – is celebrating her birthday this Saturday, and to celebrate she’s throwing a big party in store. The afternoon party features a live performance from singer Yzzy Bella, as well as the opportunity to get your own 50s-style pin up makeover, along with expert advice on cultivating a bombshell look. For extra treats they’ll be serving up cake and free glasses of prosecco. It’s also an opportunity to peruse Rachel’s clothes rails and maybe pick up a period gem for your wardrobe.
Sat 2 Jun, Violet Loves Vintage, Afflecks Palace, 52 Church Street, Manchester, M4 1PW. 2pm – 4pm,

King Street Festival
This Saturday and Sunday is the King Street Festival: A two-day event where the popular shopping street is transformed with al fresco dining, fun pop ups and a bandstand. This year the festival also coincides with the return of the Manchester Flower Show. Check out our full preview for more information.
Sat 2 Jun – Sun 3 Jun, King Street and the surrounding area, Manchester, M2 7AT.

Fri 1 Jun - Sun 3 Jun
Jon Whiteley
Published on:
Thu 31 May 2018