Chinese New Year
The city’s Chinese New Year celebrations are already underway, but there’s still plenty coming up over the weekend including lion dancers and a Chinese food market. Check out our full preview for further details.
Thu 4 Feb – Sun 7 Feb, Various locations in the city centre, Event times vary,

Brewtap at Track Brewing Co. (pictured)
It’s time for another Brewtap! These wildly popular in-brewery events give you a chance to taste a variety of ales from local moonshiners and an unhealthy dollop of street food to boot. This time, the Track Brewing Company on Sheffield Street is playing host to the taps, and local pretender to the craft brew throne Squawk Brewing Company will also be manning the taps. The Levenshulme-based Arepa! Arepa! Arepa! is on food duties, providing a range of hot Colombian treats. As is traditional at these events, there’ll be a roster of DJs throughout the day and into the night.
Sat 6 Feb, Track Brewing Company, 5 Sheffield Street, Manchester M1 2ND. 2pm – 11.30pm,

Exchange at Burgess Foundation
Orchestrated by local flautist Gavin Osborn, Exchange is a semi-regular new music and performance forum at the Burgess Foundation, giving local musicians a chance to showcase and discuss new work. This instalment features work by Mark Dyer, Mauricio Pauly, Elizabeth Ditmanson and Osborn himself. It also features a performance from dance groups the Vonnegut Ensemble and Animikii Theatre. These performances run from 6.30pm, but for earlycomers there’s workshops and talks running from 3pm.
Sun 7 Feb, International Anthony Burgess Foundation, 3 Cambridge Street, Manchester M1 5BY. Tel: 0161 235 0776, 3pm,

Danny Clark at Marble Arch
More music for you on a Sunday. The Dylanesque Danny Clark brings his guitar and vocal chords along to Rochdale Road boozer. Marble Arch is a traditional pub – one of several in Marble Brewery’s stable – and the ideal place to take in a relaxed acoustic set on a Sunday evening.
Sun 7 Feb, Marble Arch, 73 Rochdale Road, Manchester M4 4HY. 7pm,

Fri 5 Feb - Sun 7 Feb
Jon Whiteley
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Thu 4 Feb 2016