Vaganza at University of Manchester
Vaganza is Manchester University’s new music ensemble, made up of a group of talented student musicians playing music composed by students and this is one of their regular concerts at the University, where visitors can see their latest work. this particular concert is part of RNCM’s New Music North West Festival, which runs until the end of the month.
Tue 26 Jan, Martin Harris Centre, The University of Manchester, Bridgeford Street, Manchester, M13 9PL. Tel:0161 275 8951, 1.15pm – 2.15pm,

Colouring Club at Common
Colouring Club is Common’s new regular art meetup. Draw, paint, collage: Anything way you want to get creative, this is the place you can do it. Check out our full preview for further details.
Wed 27 Jan, Common, 9 Edge Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 1HW. Tel: 0161 832 9245, 5pm – 8pm,

SEX Launch Night at HOME
Over the next couple of months, HOME is running a host of events all around the theme of sex, kicking off with a screening of Son of the Sheik, the final film of silent era screen romancer Rudolph Valentino (pictured). Although the screening costs, the pre-screening event is free to those who book in advance and is an excellent place to see what’s been mapped out over the coming months.
Thu 28 Jan, HOME, Tony Wilson Place, 2 First Street, Manchester, M15 4FN. Tel: 0161 200 1500, 5pm,

Last chance to see Institution | Outstitution at International 3
This year-long exhibition at the Salford gallery closes this coming Friday. Several different artists, working across a variety of mediums, put their own spin on a drawing by the artist Jordan Alex Smith. All the contributors are recent graduates and the exhibition looks at the transition between studying art and becoming a professional artist. This is a great chance to catch these artists on the cusp of their careers.
until Fri 29 Jan, International3, 142 Chapel Street, Salford, M3 6AF. 12pm – 5pm,

Free gig: Plaistow at Band on the Wall
It’s a real treat to see free-thinking Swiss post-jazz acoustic collective, Plaistow, in this world-class venue – and even better for free. Float away on a soundtrack that nods to everything from Philip Glass to Squarepusher.
Fri 29 Jan, Band on the Wall, 25 Swan Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 5JZ. Tel: 0161 834 1786, 7pm, FREE – booking required,

Mon 25 Jan - Fri 29 Jan
Jon Whiteley
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Mon 25 Jan 2016