Mash Tun Opening (pictured)
On the site of the former Grafene restaurant, comes new beer, bangers and mash concept bar Mash Tun. The new bar boasts 24 taps of craft beers, but the real star of the show is their bangers and mash, which can be customised with a dozen different types of sausage, as well as numerous variations of mash and delicious gravies. They’re opening their doors on Friday, with the offer of free canapés, free candy floss, free doughnuts, and of course free sausages. Get down there before all the best bangers are gone.
Fri 3 May, Mash Tun, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ, 5pm,

Strange Days Launch at Fairfield Social Club
Live music promoters Strange Days come to Fairfield Social Club this Friday evening for the launch of their new night in the archway venue. They’ve got a number of stellar bands playing on the night, including energetic art punk from Dream Wife, Glaswegian indie two-piece The Ninth Wave and alt synthpop group Mealtime. To get free entry, book in advance through Seetickets and be sure to arrive early – there’s no guarantee of entry for latecomers.
Fri 3 May, Fairfield Social Club, Archway 6, Temperance Street, Manchester, M12 6HR, 6pm,

Food 4 Thought at 256 Wilmslow Road
Fallowfield bar 256 hosts this mini charity festival on Saturday, with an afternoon and evening of food and music on offer for the paltry entry fee of four tins. Bringing in four canned goods or toiletries – for the benefit of local food banks – gains you access to 12 hours of entertainment programmed by long-standing bass music promoters Hit & Run, with sets from over a dozen DJs including established acts such as SpectraSoul and Metrodome. On the food side, Global Source Kitchen and Simba Sauce will be providing sustainable vegan/veggie treats and plastic-free shop Want Not Waste will be running art workshops throughout the day.
Sat 4 May, 256 Wilmslow Road, Manchester, M14 6LB, 2.30pm – 2.30am,

The Green Walk Open House Arts & Crafts Weekender
For the 13th year in a row, Whalley Range residential street Green Walk will host a two-day arts and crafts festival over the weekend. Residents of the quiet, leafy crescent open their homes up to exhibitions by local artists, and the green is taken up with an acoustic tent, tea and cake, and additional food provided by Tibetan Kitchen and Ginger’s Emporium.
Sat 4 May – Sun 5 May, Green Walk, Whalley Range, Manchester, M16 9RF,

Moss Side Yard Party
You can pick up another community event this May Bank Holiday, as Moss Side Yard Party returns for 2019, with a full day of music, food and activities. See our full preview for more details.
Sun 5 May, The Big Western, 87 Great Western Street, Manchester, M16 7PA,

Fri 3 May - Sun 5 May
Jon Whiteley
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Tue 2 Apr 2019