Dill Murray at Fuel Café Bar
Gig promoters Lonely Viking Arts bring this bill of artists who’ve never performed in Manchester before to Withington’s Fuel Café Bar, headlined by the brilliantly-monikered Dill Murray. A recently formed outfit, they’ll be playing funky, low volume rock. Supporting them is full-throated electric folksters Brunelle, and in a late addition to the bill, bluesy americana of solo artist Jade Jones, who – in contravention of the theme of the night – actually has performed in Manchester before.
Mon 20 Mar, Fuel Café Bar, 448 Wilmslow Road, Manchester, M20 3BW. 8pm – 12am, www.facebook.com

First Pig-turehouse at The Blue Pig
The Blue Pig launches its series of free film nights this week, with a screening of the 1990 gangster film GoodFellas. Directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta and Joe Pesci, it’s widely considered to be the best film of the genre. If you’re feeling thirsty/peckish, the bar will also be serving up a range of cocktails and small plates. See our full preview to find out what’s in store for future screenings.
Tue 21 Mar, The Blue Pig, 69 High Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 1FS. Tel: 0161 832 0630, 8pm, www.thebluepigmcr.co.uk

Kizomba and Afrobeat Night at VIVA
If you’re looking for free, midweek clubbing, you won’t go far wrong with this night of African music, which promises two rooms of Afrobeat and Palop – Portuguese-African dance music – from resident DJs Sean Wilson and DJ Mangole. Kizomba is a Latino-flavoured African dance form, and earlycomers can pick up a free beginners lesson from professional teachers from 8pm. The real party kicks off at 10.30pm though, if you’re just looking to get louco.
Tue 21 Mar, Viva Nightclub, 58 Whitworth Street West, Manchester, M1 5WW. 8pm – 3am, www.facebook.com

Lucy Sherston Exhibition Launch at Common
You can catch the first night of Common’s latest exhibition ‘Tender Compulsions’ this Thursday. The Northern Quarter bar will be displaying work from South-coast artist and illustrator Lucy Sherston, in her first solo exhibition. Opening night will include free drinks provided by Brighton Bier and DJs all night. See our full preview for more information.
Thu 23 Mar, Common, 39-41 Edge Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 1HW. Tel: 0161 832 9245, 6pm – 9pm, www.aplacecalledcommon.co.uk

Zine Launch at The Salutation (pictured)
Also on Thursday, you can catch this double zine launch at The Salutation – a proper old-school boozer right near the universities. The two zines are ‘twentyfourzero’ by Steph Fletcher and ‘Outward journeys must not be in the past’ by Cherry Tenneson, both collected together as Time Travel. The zines look at urban signage: Its extraordinary history and variety, and its slow demise. Manchester Modernist Society founder Eddy Rhead will also be giving a talk on the themes raised in both publications, and refreshments will be provided.
Thu 23 Mar, The Salutation, 12 Higher Chatham Street, Manchester, M15 6ED. 6pm – 7.30pm, www.eventbrite.co.uk

Mon 20 Mar - Fri 24 Mar
Jon Whiteley
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Tue 21 Mar 2017