Tea Hive Nocturne
Chorlton’s Tea Hive opens up this Friday evening for the first Tea Hive Nocturne, which is an evening of jazz-era music and cocktails to match. Of particular note are their special tea-infused gin cocktails: A sharp, sweet reminder that you’re getting drunk in a tea shop – hangover cause and cure in the same tumbler. The seven-piece Dani Sicari & The Easy Rollers (pictured) will be providing the soundtrack, so make sure you get down early to stake out a seat.
Fri 12 Aug, Tea Hive, 53 Manchester Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, M21 9PW. 7.30pm – 11pm, www.facebook.com 

Makers Markets at Northern Quarter & Eccles
The Makers Markets are having a bumper weekend, with two markets full of unusual and artisan treats for you to sample: First up on Saturday is the brand new Eccles Makers Market, then on Sunday, Stevenson Square will once again be taken over for the Northern Quarter Market.
Sat 13 Aug, Church Street, Eccles, M30 0LS. 10am – 4pm.
Sun 14 Aug, Stevenson Square, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M1 1DB. 11am – 5pm, www.themakersmarket.co.uk

BBQ All-Dayer at Oddest Bar
We’re back in Chorlton for an 11-hour BBQ at Oddest Bar on Wilbraham Road. As well as the lure of hot meat and cold drinks, there will also be DJ sets from The Sugarfoot Crew DJs and DJ Cutterz. Check out our full preview for further details.
Sat 13 Aug, Oddest, 414-416 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 0SD. 2pm – 1.30am, www.oddestbar.co.uk

Ensemble All-Nighter at White Hotel
Salford’s White Hotel is playing host to a free all-night party from promoters Ensemble. DJs Leon Mitternacht and Rick Nicholls will be spinning until an eye-reddening 7am, with a playlist ranging from Acid House to underground techno, scooping up all things electronic along the way. And if eight hours back-to-back isn’t enough party for you, there’s also a pre-party 6pm – 11pm at Northern Quarter’s Eastern Bloc Records.
Sat 13 Aug, The White Hotel, Dickenson Street, Salford, M3 7LW. 11pm – 7am, www.facebook.com
Eastern Bloc Records, 5A Stevenson Square, Northern Quarter, M1 1DN. 6pm – 11pm, www.facebook.com

Outside Then Upstairs at Soup Kitchen
Soup Kitchen in the Northern Quarter are running this interesting concept on Sunday afternoon, as they set up the decks outside for some al fresco beats. At least, until it starts raining and they have to move the party indoors to the venue’s ground-floor bar. With sets by Lanark Artefax, Michael Holland and Cong Burn Waves, it promises to be a more chilled out counterpoint to some of the other parties running this weekend.
Sun 14 Aug, Soup Kitchen, 31-33 Spear Street, Northern Quarter, M1 1DF. 1pm – 8pm, www.facebook.com

World Famous Quiz at Band on the Wall
Quizmaster Eliot Eastwick brings his ‘World Famous’ music quiz to the Band on the Wall this Sunday evening, a decades-spanning competition covering everything from Miles Davis to Major Lazer. See our full preview for the complete lowdown.
Sun 14 Aug, Band on the Wall, 25 Swan Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 5JZ. Tel: 0161 834 1786, 7.30pm, www.bandonthewall.org

Fri 12 Aug - Sun 14 Aug
Jon Whiteley
Published on:
Thu 11 Aug 2016