Last Chance to See The Scar at HOME
Our first pick of free things to do in Manchester this week is this video installation at HOME, but be quick as it closes its doors on Monday. Noor Afshan Mirza & Brad Butler’s film The Scar is genre-mashed art piece with a feminist undercurrent. You can find out more about it by reading our full preview.
Until Mon 2 Apr, HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, First Street, Manchester, M15 4FN. Tel: 0161 200 1500, 12pm – 6pm,

Making Waves at Trof
The Northern Quarter’s Trof bar hosts another Making Waves this Tuesday. Making Waves is the venue’s longstanding free-entry live music night, organised by local guitar-and-keyboard duo Invisible Giant. This instalment features finger-picking guitarist and daytime metalworker George Fell, and latin-flecked alternative folk from Pip Fluteman. There will also be some special as-yet-unannounced guests performing on the night.
Tue 3 Apr, Trof, 8 Thomas Street, Manchester, M4 1EU. 8.30pm,

Culture Club Meetup at Pilcrow Pub
Culture Club is a regular arts discussion meetup – like a book club, but covering books, film, TV, podcasts, journalism etc. This time they’re meeting at NOMA’s handmade Pilcrow Pub to discuss art around the theme of ‘The Role of Women’, and they’ve picked a packed menu of artistic produce to guide discussions, including Lionel Shriver’s novel We Need to Talk about Kevin and the 2017 film Hidden Figures. There’s no obligation to read or watch any of the discussed texts beforehand, so don’t feel intimidated if these are all new to you – it’s intended as an open and friendly culture discussion group.
Wed 4 Apr, The Pilcrow Pub, Hanover Street, Manchester, M60 0AB. 6.30pm – 9pm,

Lizz Brady Exhibition Preview at SLOE Gallery (pictured)
SLOE Gallery, based out of Mirabel Studios, launches its latest exhibition this Thursday. Feed Me a Stray Cat – named after a line from American Psycho – is the exhibition and it features work from artist Lizz Brady. Brady has assembled an immersive, interactive installation that explores themes such as surveillance, mental health and the impact of technology. The exhibition runs until Saturday 12th May, and drinks will be available at this private viewing.
Thu 5 Apr, Sloe Gallery, Mirabel Studios, 14/20 Mirabel Street, Manchester, M3 1PJ. 6pm – 9pm,

Mon 2 Apr - Fri 6 Apr
Jon Whiteley
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Thu 1 Mar 2018