Halloween Party at Oddest
If you’re looking to ring in Halloween on the cheap – and a few days early – then this party at Chorlton’s Oddest bar might just be for you. With Funk ‘n’ Soul DJ Bricky Mortarz on the decks for the night, don’t expect your usual mix of Halloween party cheese, but a mix of hip hop, disco and rare grooves – and not a monster mash in sight. See our full preview for more information.
Fri 28 Oct, Oddest Bar, Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 0SD Tel: 0161 860 7515, 9pm – late, www.oddestbar.co.uk

Rambert Exhibition at The Lowry
New exhibition Perpetual Motion opens at the Lowry this Saturday, showcasing a range of costumes from the legendary Rambert dance company alongside other works that examine the links between contemporary dance and other artistic forms. The exhibition features pieces from a number of contributors, including the Turner prize-nominated artist Goshka Macuga. If that sounds up your street, we’ve got a full preview here for your perusal.
Sat 29 Oct – Sun 26 Feb 2017, The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Manchester, M50 3AZ. Tel: 0843 208 6000, times vary, www.thelowry.com

Rachel Maclean Exhibition at HOME (pictured)
Another exhibition opening this weekend is this new one at HOME from Scottish artist Rachel Maclean. It’s called ‘Wot u :-) about?’ and uses digital prints and video to bring classic fairytales back to life in a creepy candy-coloured Geocities psychedelic swirl. The exhibition runs through til January, but get in early to catch a flash of one of contemporary arts brightest young talents.
Sat 29 Oct 2016 – Sun 8 Jan 2017, HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, First Street, Manchester, M15 4FN. Tel: 0161 200 1500, 12pm – 8pm, www.homemcr.org

Halloween Ball at The Wonder Inn
Shudehill’s best new venue The Wonder Inn is hosting its Halloween party this Saturday night. As well as all your party staples of food, drink, DJs and fancy dress, there’s also going to be live performances from popular local band Gypsy River and the Juba Do Leão Carnival band, who’ll be bringing a Day of the Dead vibe to proceedings. It’s free to attend, but you’ll need to register via Eventbrite using the link below.
Sat 29 Oct, The Wonder Inn, 29 Shudehill, Manchester, M4 2AF. 8pm – 3am, www.facebook.com

Last Chance to See Vogue 100 at Manchester Art Gallery
It’s 100 years since trailblazing fashion mag Vogue first opened its doors, and to celebrate Manchester Art Gallery have been displaying some of their most iconic covers in an exhibition that opened back in June. It’s your final chance to catch this exhibition on Sunday, so make sure you get down while you can. Check out our full preview to find out more.
Sun 30 Oct, Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL. Tel: 0161 235 8888, 10am – 5pm, www.manchesterartgallery.org

Fri 28 Oct - Sun 30 Oct
Jon Whiteley
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Thu 27 Oct 2016