Dan Shake at Eastern Bloc Records
The Stevenson Square record shop is hosting Dan Shake for the evening, ahead of his longer set supporting Alexander Nut at basement-club Versions. The London-based DJ spins afrobeat, soul and funk, and his remixes have captured audiences all over Europe – even landing him representation with vaunted Detroit label Mahogani Music. You can catch him for free in the cosy surroundings this vinyl lover’s paradise.
Fri 2 Jun, Eastern Bloc, 5A Stevenson Square, Manchester, M1 1DN. 6pm – 11pm, www.facebook.com

Envirolution at Platt Fields
Platt Fields plays host to Envirolution 2017 this Saturday: A one-day festival celebrating and promoting sustainability. It’s organised by a local co-operative who’ve been running the festival, and associated fundraisers, since 2011. Throughout the day, there’ll be music, performance and stalls promoting environmental concerns. There’s also speaking guests ranging from community gardening project Sow the City to Ethical Consumer Magazine. If you want to keep the ecoparty going into the evening, there’s also an afterparty at The Old Abbey Tap House near the Universities to get stuck into.
Sat 3 Jun, Platt Fields, Manchester, M14 6LA. 1pm – 7pm, www.facebook.com

King Street Festival
The area around King Street is being taken over this weekend for a street festival. The popular shopping street will be transformed with gardens, al fresco dining and crazy golf. Shops are also getting involved with all kinds of deals and discounts. Check out our full preview for more information.
Sat 3 Jun – Sun 4 Jun, King Street and the surrounding area, Manchester, M2 7AT. 11am – 8pm, www.kingstreetfestival.com

Hulme House Party (pictured)
This interesting and exclusive event is part of the Manchester International Festival. Zimbabwe-born and Manchester-bred MC Chunky hosts this intimate free house party in Hulme, turning an unassuming house into a gig-space for the cutting edge of local MC culture, with guest appearances from the likes of Sangy, Lychee, Sleepy and Dyno. He’s even invited guests over from Leeuwarden in The Netherlands to bring an international feel to the party. If you want to attend, you’ll have to register in advance via Eventbrite to receive the address of the shindig.
Sat 3 Jun, Hulme, Manchester M16. 2pm – 9pm, www.eventbrite.co.uk

Last Chance to See Deanna Petherbridge at The Whitworth
The Whitworth’s Deanna Petherbridge exhibition closes its doors this Sunday, so this is your last chance to catch it. Petherbridge’s monochrome line drawings cover urban landscapes from 19th Century Manchester, through Italy and the Islamic world. See our full preview for more details.
Until Sun 4 Jun, The Whitworth, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6ER, Tel: 0161 275 7450, times vary, whitworth.manchester.ac.uk

Fri 2 Jun - Sun 4 Jun
Jon Whiteley
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Fri 2 Jun 2017