Andy Warhol Preview at The Whitworth (pictured)
A new exhibition at the Whitworth opens this weekend, celebrating the more reflective side of one of the 20th Century’s most enduring artists, and this Friday evening they’re kicking off with a preview. As well as giving you an advance look at the exhibition, which features 232 works spanning his entire career, you’ll also get to see a performance from local musician Stella Grundy, who’ll be occupying the role of Warhol muse and Velvet Underground collaborator Nico for the evening.
Fri 18 Nov, The Whitworth, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6ER. Tel: 0161 275 7450, 6pm – 11pm,

Image: Andy Warhol – Self Strangulation (1978)

Menarche Musical at Gorse Hill Studios
Menarche is a new musical written and directed by Una Baines, former keyboardist with The Fall, and is being produced by a company of young performers at Stretford’s Gorse Hill Studios. The production tells the story of a young girl’s journey through the four elements using dance, drumming and martial arts, all of which were developed in a series of workshops with the cast. Baines’ current band Poppycock provide live musical accompaniment to the play.
Fri 18 Nov, Gorse Hill Studios, Cavendish Road, Stretford, M32 0PS. 7.30pm – 8pm,

Splat Shakespeare at Central Library
The Splat Shakespeare Company use family theatre and circus techniques to bring the immortal bard’s words back to life and showcase them to a young audience. This Saturday they’re taking on Shakespeare’s great comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Central Library. They’ll be putting on two free sessions, and booking ahead is essential if you want to attend.
Sat 19 Nov, Central Library, St Peter’s Square, Manchester, M2 5PD. Tel: 0161 234 1983, 12.30pm – 2pm & 2.30pm – 4pm,

Print Fairs at Anthony Burgess Foundation and Kosmonaut
This Saturday you can enjoy not one but two free print fairs in Manchester. The first is the Unwrapped print fair at The Anthony Burgess Foundation, which includes a unique gift-wrapping service where you can get your purchases wrapped in special paper printed specially for the event by printmakers Gilbert and Brown. The second fair is Kosmonaut’s Skint Fair, which aims to deliver high art at low prices.
Sat 19 Nov, International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Engine House, Chorlton Mill, 3 Cambridge Street, Manchester, M1 5BY. Tel: 0161 235 0776, 11am – 4pm,
Kosmonaut, 10 Tariff Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M1 2FF, Tel: 07496977443, 1pm – 7pm,

Scrabble Tournament at Sip Club
If you’re looking for something gentle and a little intellectual this Sunday, Stretford’s Sip Club is playing host to a Scrabble tournament. Several boards will be set up and an official Scrabble dictionary will be on hand to handle word disputes, so if you’re a hardened wordhead get down and test your skills.
Sun 20 Nov, Sip Club, 164A Barton Road, Stretford, Manchester, M32 8DP. 5pm – 8pm,

Fri 18 Nov - Sun 20 Nov
Jon Whiteley
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Fri 18 Nov 2016