Satans Hollow’s 16th Birthday (pictured)
Manchester’s first and best rock club celebrates its 16th birthday this weekend, and to celebrate they’re throwing a huge party. As usual, they’ll be playing everything from hardcore to pop punk, by way of emo, nu metal and glam. There’ll also free goodie bags and Green Day giveaways, and a Frozen t-shirt competition – presumably relating to the film, and not some sub-zero version of a wet t-shirt competition – where you can win some gig tickets. Make sure you arrive before midnight to take advantage of the free entry.
Fri 7 Oct, Satans Hollow, 101 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 6DD. Tel: 0161 236 0666,

LadyFest at Northern Quarter
LadyFest comes to Manchester this weekend, with dozens of events spread across the Northern Quarter. Some of the free events include a free opening night party at Eastern Bloc with an all-female roster DJs, a selection of workshops and talks taking place at The Methodist Rooms on Oldham Street on Saturday, as well as a programme of live music gigs at Gullivers and The Castle. On Sunday, Nexus Art Café presents a full day dedicated to self care. See the full programme below for a list of times and acts.
Fri 7 Oct – Sun 9 Oct, Northern Quarter,

Vasilis Asimakopoulos and Christian Falsnaes at Castlefield Gallery
Castlefield Gallery launched their new head-to-head exhibition series last month with artist Vasilis Asimakopoulos and his Norwegian Concrete, before switching over this weekend to First, a new exhibition from Christian Falsnaes. The Falsnaes show launches with a talk from both artists, who’ll be talking about their work, how they engaged with the gallery space and the way their interests dovetail.
Sat 8 Oct, Castlefield Gallery, 2 Hewitt Street, Manchester M15 4GB. Tel: 0161 832 8034, 2pm – 4pm,

Identity at HOME
This pop-up exhibition comes to HOME for one night only this Saturday. It’s being run by Instigate Arts, a local creative, community-led organisation, and it looks at how we construct our sense of self: Our ambitions, our anxiety and the other factors that shape who we are. It features contributions from several different artists including Lizz Brady, Kevin Burke, Daniel Cockburn, Jez Dolan, Stef Elrick and Laura Mcgee, all providing a unique spin on the theme.
Sat 8 Oct, HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, First Street, Manchester, M15 4FN. 6pm – 9pm,

Fri 7 Oct - Sun 9 Oct
Jon Whiteley
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Fri 7 Oct 2016