Behind The Sun Preview at HOME
HOME’s new exhibition Behind The Sun opens this weekend – a celebration of contemporary Brazilian art – and you can grab a sneak preview of it this Friday evening, with a few extra surprises thrown in. The preview itself starts at six, but you can catch a performance from the Riot Jazz brass band beforehand and a set from DJ Yatie in bar afterwards – perhaps best enjoyed with a refreshing caipirinha.
Fri 22 Jul, 2 Tony Wilson Place, First Street, Manchester, M15 4FN. Tel: 0161 200 1500, 5pm – 11pm,

Zine Night at 3MT
The fine minds behind Salford Zine Library and the Northwest Zine Fest present their first ever Zine Night at Affleck’s Palace mini-theatre 3MT. They’ll be reading live from some of their favourite zines and encouraging you to do so too. There’ll also be a space to look over some zines, if you just want a quiet read.
Fri 22 Jul, 3MT, Afflecks Arcade, 35-39 Oldham St, Manchester, M1 1JG. 8pm – 11pm,

Climate Change Café at St. Ann’s Square
The Science in the City Festival comes to town this weekend and there’s plenty of free and inexpensive ways to get involved. One way is the allotment and climate change café being set up in St. Ann’s Square. You can learn a little about sustainable farming, and also tuck in to a hot beverage. See our full preview for more information.
Fri 22 Jul – Fri 29 Jul, St Ann’s Square, Manchester, M2 7LF. 11am – 3pm,

Full Scale at Holden Gallery
Another exhibition launching this weekend is this one at MMU’s Holden Gallery. It features billboard-sized photographs, as well as video installations and the Venice Biennale’s Utopia Station project. Check out our full preview for more information.
Fri 22 Jul (preview 5-7pm) & Mon 25 Jul-Fri 26 Aug, Holden Gallery, Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, Cavendish Street, Manchester, M15 6BR. Mon-Fri 10am – 4.30pm, Thu 10am – 7pm,

Hepworth Sculptures at The Lowry
This week saw two sculptures from legendary Northern sculptor Barbara Hepworth – who has her own gallery named after her in Wakefield – moved to the Lowry. Involute II and Forms In Movement (pictured) are the two pieces, both of which haven’t been displayed in public for decades. They’ll be on display until January, so there’s still plenty of time to catch them – but if you’re looking to get an early peek, this weekend would be the ideal time.
Mon 18 Jul 2016 – Fri 13 Jan 2017, The Lowry, Pier 8, The Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ. Tel: 0843 208 6000, 11am – 5pm,

Fri 22 Jul - Sun 24 Jul
Jon Whiteley
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Fri 22 Jul 2016