Bearded Brutes at HOME
This new photography exhibition opens at HOME this Friday, featuring the work of North-West based photographer Mark Leeming. Bearded Brutes is an exploration of masculinity, through intimate portraits of big, beardy fellas, manipulated with colour, makeup and tinsel to bring out a flamboyance and a femininity. The exhibition runs into the new year, and you can check out our full preview for more details.
Fri 11 Nov – Sun 22 Jan, HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, First Street, Manchester, M15 4FN. Tel: 0161 200 1500, 12pm – 8pm,

Open Studios at AWOL Studios (pictured)
Over 80 artists currently using AWOL Studios in Ancoats – including photographers, painters, fashions designers and 3D artists – will be opening up their spaces this Friday night for the public. As well as the wide and varied work on offer from the artists, there’s also a curated exhibition on the history of Hope Mill with archival material. Guaranteed something for everyone – with some artists even laying on the drinks to entice you in.
Fri 11 Nov, AWOL Studios, Hope Mill, Pollard Street, Manchester M4 7JA. 6pm -10pm,

Wii Golf Tournament and Big Beery Night at Beer Nouveau Brewery Tap
It’s been a solid decade since the Wii exploded into our lives, bringing with an unprecedented level of interactivity in gaming, and a user-friendliness capable of drawing even the most ardent technophobes. You can relive the thrills of those early days of Wii gaming this Friday at Beer Nouveau’s Big Beery Night, where you can take part in the golf tournament for the slender entry fee of £2, and the potential to win half the competition pot. The night is in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, so they will be taking donations on the night and there’s a wide-range of reasonably priced drinks, sold from barrels donated by other local breweries.
Fri 11 Nov, Beer Nouveau Brewery Tap, 75 North Western Street, Manchester, M12 6DY. 6pm – 10pm,

Violent Crime Lectures at Brooks Building
Looking in the news, it’s always hard to escape violent crime, even when statistics show that it’s been falling year-on-year for decades. This event at MMU’s Brooks Building, hosted by the Economics and Social Research Council to coincide with their Festival of Social Science, aims to analyse why we continue to be so fascinated by violent crime. The event features contributions from academics, MEN reporter Mikaela Sitford and a previously-taped interview with Red Riding author David Peace.
Sat 12 Nov, Brooks Building, Manchester Metropolitan University, 53 Bonsall Street, Hulme, Manchester, M15 6GX. 10am -1pm,

Last Chance to See Boris Nzebo at Manchester Art Gallery
This weekend sees this exhibition of the work of Cameroonian artist Boris Nzebo draw to a close. Nzebo produces large-scale artworks in paint, and other more esoteric pieces using steel cutouts, all of which can be seen on display at Manchester Art Gallery until Sunday. See our full preview for more information.
Until Sun 13 Nov, Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL. Tel: 0161 235 8888, 10am – 5pm,

Fri 11 Nov - Sun 13 Nov
Jon Whiteley
Published on:
Thu 10 Nov 2016