Barca Bar Relaunch Night
The Castlefield bar has had a fresh lick of paint and is opening its doors once more for this relaunch party. They’re promising free canapés and a glass of something fizzy upon arrival, plus a whole night of tunes from 9pm coustesy of their live DJ – with other mystery entertainments promised in the pipeline. It’s also well worth keeping an eye on their Facebook page for the chance to win a free booth for the night.
Fri 12 May, Barca Bar, Catalan Square, Manchester, M3 4RU. 7pm – 3am,

Black Tooth at Eagle Inn
Salford’s The Eagle Inn plays host to this gig from lo-fi indie band Black Tooth on Friday. The Mancunian four-piece will be joined on stage by guest Golden Firs, formerly known as Jake Mattison: He’s an acoustic solo artist who’s been on the local scene for several years now. They’re also accompanied by ‘their favourite artist’ The Invisible Novelist, whom I can find no other information about – bit of a fun mystery for your evening. There’s also the promise of free prints and other goodies for the first 30 people to arrive, and given the quality of their poster work (pictured), we’re betting it’s all good stuff.
Fri 12 May, Eagle Inn, 19 Collier Street, Salford, M3 7DW. 7pm – 11.30pm,

Brew Tap and Food Yard at Alphabet Brewing Co.
Local favourites Alphabet Brewery are having another of their Brew Tap events, where you can swing by and try some of their famed brews. This Saturday, they’ll also be turning their yard into a food market, with a number of accomplished street food vendors peddling their wares. Polish kitchen Olo, Diamond Dogs and Burnt Onion are all setting up shop, as is junk food institution Almost Famous. They’ve also got a roster of DJs playing into the night to make sure your ears are kept as full as your belly.
Sat 13 May, Alphabet Brewing Co, 99 North Western Street, Manchester, M12 6JL. 12pm – 10pm,

Góbéfest Transylvanian Festival at Albert Square
Something a little different for the weekend: This Saturday and Sunday Albert Square will be taken over by GobéFést – a celebration of all things Hungarian-Transylvanian. With food, booze and dance from the region, as well as musical performances ranging from the traditional to the cutting edge of Carpathian indie pop, this should prove to be a pretty unique festival. See our full preview for more information.
Sat 13 – Sun 14 May, Albert Square, Manchester, M60 2LA. 11am – 10.30pm,

Fri 12 May - Sun 14 May
Jon Whiteley
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Thu 11 May 2017