Levy Night Market
Fast becoming something of a regular fixture on the city’s cultural calendar, Levy Market returns this Friday. For this latest market, they’re opening up for the evening and also encouraging punters to come don their most ghoulish gladrags. It’s a spooky twist on the usual mix of traders and entertainment, with sinister cocktails and all manner of seasonal treats on offer. Check out our full preview for extra details.
Fri 30 Oct, behind Levenshulme Railway Station, Stockport Road, Levenshulme, Manchester, M19 3AB. 4pm – 9pm, www.levymarket.com

Piccadilly Records Book Launch at Kosmonaut (pictured)
Piccadilly Records is a staple feature of the Northern Quarter, beloved by the city’s museos for its stacked shelves, knowledgeable staff and its big support for the live music scene. To celebrate its 25 years in trade, they’re putting out a book, which is being launched at this free event at Kosmonaut. The book features photos of current and ex staff alongside some of the customers that built the shop’s reputation, including famous faces such as Tim Burgess and Johnny Marr. For the launch, the staff of the shop – plus some special guests – will be manning the decks. Copies of the book will be available on the night at the reduced price of £10, a small price for a true slice of Mancunia.
Fri 30 Oct, Kosmonaut, 10 Tariff St, Manchester, M1 2FF. 8pm – 2am, www.kosmonaut.co

Halloween Party at Sandbar
Amongst the various spooky events happening this week is this Halloween party at Sandbar. What sets it apart from the others is that it takes on a Latin theme, with a turn from the Manchester School of Samba who’ll be turning this Halloween into a Dia de los Muertos. The dancing will be led by their own take on Haitian spirit Baron Samedi: a character immortalised in Bond flick Live and Let Die, which given the release of Spectre, couldn’t be more topical. If you’re looking for somewhere to flaunt your creepy costumes this weekend, there’s no better place to pop down and partido.
Sat 31 Oct, Sandbar, 120 Grosvenor St, Manchester, M1 7HL. Tel: 0161 273 1552, 8pm – 2am, www.facebook.com

Last Day at Manchester Science Festival
The Manchester Science Festival draws to a close for another year, but there’s still plenty to catch on the final day. In addition to catching a final look at some of the events and exhibitions that have been running for the duration, there’s a few bits that you’ll only be able to catch this Sunday: Science of Sound is family friendly event running at Quarry Bank Mill from 12pm – 4pm and features a host of activities and workshops. Pi: Lego Robots invites young people to come build programmable bots and see them scurry around from 10.30am at the Museum of Science and Industry. Also, at the MOSI is an event called I’m a Science Grrl, Talk To Me; an event run by women working at sciences where they share their work and inspire the next generation of scientific minds.
Sun 01 Nov, Various venues, www.manchestersciencefestival.com

Fri 30 Oct - Sun 1 Nov
Jon Whiteley
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Thu 29 Oct 2015