Film / spoken word: FLIM Nite Does Grease at 3MT
Film-themed spoken word night FLIM takes on musical favourite Grease on Monday night. Every month, the FLIM’s organisers invite a group of performers from the worlds of poetry, literature, comedy and even puppetry along to Afflecks Palace mini-theatre 3MT to reinterpret a film scene-by-scene. This month’s instalment has an LGBTQ+ twist, as the city’s best queer performers take to the stage to riff on the film that made John Travolta a household name.
Mon 1 Apr, 3MT, Afflecks Arcade, 35-39, Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JG, 7.30pm – 10pm, www.facebook.com
Art: Chinese Brush Painting at Confucius Institute
Manchester University’s School of Arts, Languages and Cultures and the Confucius Institute join forces to host this workshop on Tuesday evening, giving the opportunity to have a go at the ancient, minimalist art of Chinese brush painting. Aimed at all skill levels, this informal session provides you with the tools and know-how to capture beautiful images in a few simple brushstrokes. If you can’t make this session, this event is repeated every four weeks, so you’ll have a chance again on the 30th.
Tue 2 Apr, Confucius Institute, 180 Waterloo Place, Manchester, M13 9GP, 6pm – 8pm, events.manchester.ac.uk
Quiz: Common Knowledge at Common (pictured)
One of the most established pub quizzes in Manchester, Common Knowledge at Common on Edge Street is an excellent night out. The free entry quiz takes place every first Wednesday of the month and hosts Alan and John cover all the areas of expertise you’d expect from music, to sport, to television. Keep an eye out for their semi-regular television show themed quiz nights as well, which in the past have covered everything from The Simpsons to Alan Partridge.
Wed 3 Apr, Common, 39-41 Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HW, 7pm – 10pm, www.facebook.com
Shhhh: Quiet Night at Manchester Museum
Part of the museum’s After Hours events, Manchester Museum is offering you the chance to explore their vast collection in peace this Thursday evening. To coincide with World Autism Awareness Week, the curators are offering up a more peaceful alternative to the usual hustle and bustle of gallery exploration, ideal for non-neurotypical visitors as well anyone just looking for a little peace and quiet.
Thu 4 Apr, Manchester Museum, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, 6pm – 9pm, events.manchester.ac.uk
Published on: Mon 1 Apr 2019