Pacemaker Disco at Night & Day Café (pictured)
Night & Day Café’s regular eclectic rock night – playing everything from mid-century Blues to contemporary indie – is offering a limited number of free tickets to their pre-Christmas show. The Pacemaker DJs will be making the walls of this legendary music venue shake until 4am, with a packed playlist, cutting swathes through Chubby Checker, to The Clash, to The Cribs and everything in-between. Booking ahead is necessary to guarantee free entry.
Fri 21 Dec, Night & Day Café, 26 Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JN, 11pm – 4am, www.facebook.com
Last Day of Christmas Markets
This Christmas markets pack up for another year (possibly forever, as it’s mostly-European staff might not be too keen to come back next year), and Saturday is your last chance to grab a festive trinket or a slab of strudel. See our full preview for more details.
Sat 22 Dec, Albert Square, St Ann’s Square, King Street, Exchange Street, Exchange Square, New Cathedral Street, the Corn Exchange, Market Street, and Cathedral Gardens, Tel: 0161 234 5000, 10am – 7.30pm (bars until 9pm), www.manchester.gov.uk
Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at Manchester Cathedral
On Saturday night, Manchester Cathedral hosts its Nine lessons and Carols – a Anglican tradition dating back to the Victorian period, usually held annually at King’s College, Cambridge where selected readings from across the Bible are interspersed with Christmas carols. The cathedral will be hosting its own Mancunian twist on the ceremony, and whilst tickets are currently listed as Sold Out, it’s well worth checking on the day for returns.
Sat 22 Dec, Manchester Cathedral, Victoria Street, Manchester, M3 1SX, 7.30pm – 9.30pm, www.eventbrite.co.uk
Free Christmas Vibes at Band on the Wall
More music for the weekend, this time courtesy of Free Vibes at Band on the Wall. The venue’s regular showcase of up-and-coming artists hosts this festive special, with artsy punk band Mold – spelt like the place in Wales, but taking their ethos from the thing that grows up your walls – heading up the bill. Rounding out the lineup is electronic three-piece Afghan Sand Gang, Macclesfield-based garage rockers Grimm Twins and alternative easy-listening group New Luna. This is a standing show, and booking ahead is essential.
Sun 23 Dec, Band on the Wall, 25 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JZ, 7.30pm -9.30pm, www.eventbrite.co.uk
Published on: Tue 20 Nov 2018