Indie Showcase at Band on the Wall
As also featured in our gig picks for the week,  this showcase event at Band on the Wall is taking place on Monday. Presented by RJT events, this night of live music features a raft of local, unsigned and indie label talent including Dantevilles, GLŪE and Secret Family. A great way to round off the bank holiday at one of Manchester’s most iconic music venues.
Mon 28 Mar, Band on the Wall, 25 Swan Street, Manchester M4 5JZ, 6.30pm,

S.D. Robertson at Central Library
Local novelist Stuart David Robertson has blown up this year, with his heartbreaking debut novel Time to Say Goodbye garnering rave reviews. He’s coming to Central Library this Tuesday to talk a little about the book, his writing process and how he went about getting this first book published. He’ll also be reading from the novel, signed copies of which will be available after the talk.
Wed 30 Mar, Central Library, St Peter’s Square, Manchester M2 5PD, 6.30pm – 7.30pm,

Colouring Club at Common (pictured)
It’s time for another instalment of Colouring Club, Common’s monthly arts meetup. It’s run by a group of enthusiastic artists and illustrators – including Camille Smithwick, who drew the excellent image you see accompanying this article – and is a great place for casuals and professionals alike to chat, collaborate and scribble. The club leaders are going to be prescribing all kinds of wacky art challenges throughout the evening, so get on down if you want your doodling muscles stretched.
Wed 30 Mar, A Place Called Common, 39 Edge Street, Manchester M4 1HW, 5pm – 8pm,

Viv Exhibition at Font
You’ll have to catch this one real quick! It’s a one-night exhibition at Font bar inspired by the first lady of fashion: Vivienne Westwood. Prints, competitions and an afterparty – if you’re a fan of the punk aesthetic, then this is not to be missed. Check out our full preview for more details.
Thu 31 Mar, The Font, 7-9 New Wakefield Str, Manchester M1 5NP. Tel: 0161 236 0944, 6pm,

Mon 28 Mar - Fri 1 Apr
Jon Whiteley
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Tue 29 Mar 2016