Delightful Sausage at Eagle Inn (pictured)
First up on our picks of free things to do in Manchester this weekend is this show from local sketch comedy stalwarts The Delightful Sausage, as already featured in this month’s Manchester comedy roundup. The duo – Chris Cantrill and Amy Gledhill – will be presenting a first outing of their new show for the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe, and based on the strength of their last show this is bound to be a filthy, fun-packed hour of gags, goofs and Powerpoint presentations. Support on the night is provided by James Meehan and Ad Dougie Douglas.
Fri 12 Jan, The Eagle Inn, 19 Collier Street, Greengate, Salford, M3 7DW. 8pm,

Andrea Trout at Eastern Bloc
Eastern Bloc are hosting another of their free club nights this Friday, with this showing from local house, disco and soul DJ Andrea Trout. Trout’s lack of enthusiasm for mixing is legendary, and only matched by her preternatural gift for selecting the right songs to get your feet moving. Eschewing the self-serious register that follows most DJs, Trout is loose and free behind the decks, guaranteeing a great start to the weekend. Capacity is limited at this one, so we recommend getting down early.
Fri 12 Jan, Eastern Bloc Records, 5a Stevenson Square, Manchester, M1 1DN. 6pm – 11pm,

Salford & Cheetham Hill in Focus at People’s History Museum
The People’s History Museum is hosting this talk on Saturday afternoon from Lawrence Cassidy, curator of the Streets Museum and Retracing Salford projects. These projects aimed to document – through letters, photographs and ephemera – the stories of residents in the now-demolished areas of Salford. Lawrence will be talking through the painstakingly collected and restored cache of 12,000 pictures of Salford and Cheetham Hill that he has amassed over the years, shedding light on the stories they tell and the research methods used to bring these stories back to life.
Sat 13 Jan, People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Manchester, M3 3ER. 2pm – 3.30pm,

Trojan Horse at Fairfield Social Club
On Saturday night you can catch this free gig at Fairfield Social Club from experimental Mancunian band Trojan Horse, who’ll be playing through their new album Fukushima Surfer Boys in its entirety. They’re supported on the night by Cassie, Pfaff and Minno. See our full preview for more details.
Sat 13 Jan, Fairfield Social Club, Archway 6, Temperance Street, Manchester, M12 6HR. 7pm,

Fulci-O-Rama at The Peer Hat
This Sunday Peer Hat in the Northern Quarter will be screening two splatterfest films from director Lucio Fulci. The Italian ‘godfather of gore’ directed fifty films in a career spanning three decades and along with Dario Argento is credited with creating the giallo genre. Here two of his films are presented: 1980 Neapolitan crime drama Contraband, and 1983’s swords and sorcery flick Conquest. Entry to the screenings is free, but the organisers are also taking donations for Leukaemia Care on the night, so you’re encouraged to dig deep.
Sun 14 Jan, The Peer Hat, 14-16 Faraday Street, Manchester, M1 1BE. 6pm – 11pm,

Fri 12 Jan - Sun 14 Jan
Jon Whiteley
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Thu 11 Jan 2018