As more and more venues and artists go digital, there have never been more live events to choose from. We’ve rounded up the very best free things to do at home this week, including a quiz all about the Spice Girls, a digital edition of XS Malarkey’s comedy night, and loads more.

Bhangracise Online Sessions | Facebook | Tue 28 Apr | 1pm - 1.45pm

If you fancy switching up your exercise routine and trying something new, why not give Bhangracise a go? This exhilarating aerobic session will give you a reason to get up and moving and hopefully put a smile on your face. Classes take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1pm, and on Saturdays at 10am, so there are plenty chances to give it a go.

Stand up comedy | XS Malarkey | Twitch | Tue 28 Apr | 7pm - 10pm

Manchester’s popular comedy night XS Malarkey, usually hosted at The Bread Shed, has moved online for the duration of the lockdown and there’s a great line-up this Tuesday night. With MC Toby Hadoke keeping the evening running, there’ll be live-streamed performances from Jess Fostekew, Adam Hess and loads more great local comedians, all via Twitch.

Guitar Lessons from Paolo Fuschi | Facebook | Wed 29 Apr | 5pm - 6pm

Manchester-based guitarist Paolo Fuschi is offering free guitar lessons from his Facebook page during the lockdown. He’ll be offering tips on funk, soul, blues and reggae guitar. If you already play a bit of guitar and are looking to brush up on your skills, this is absolutely perfect for you.

SAYIN Half Moon Livestream | Facebook | Thu 30 Apr | 7pm

SAYIN, a platform for anyone saying cool stuff in any form – be it rap, poetry, philosophy or just about anything else you can think of – have gone digital to celebrate the half moon with a livestream. Delivering incredible spoken word right into your own home, don’t miss this if you like to keep on top of the very best local talent.

Pop Curious? Spice Girls Quiz | Facebook | Fri 1 May | 8pm - 9.30pm

Fancy yourself a bit of an expert on the world’s biggest and best girl power band? Know your Mel B from your Mel C and your Baby from your Beckham? Pop Curious? are hosting a Spice Girls special of their Big Pop Quiz this Friday night, and you can play along and answer all 40 of their carefully crafted questions from home – just say you’ll be there…

OREO: variations by Tania Camara | Facebook | Fri 1 May | 7pm

Developed especially for streaming, Tania Camara dons a camouflage of Oreo-filling to explore the masks we wear to keep afloat in a climate of systemic racism. Hosted by Word of Warning and streaming via their Facebook page, tune in to check out some thought-provoking art from one of Manchester’s local artists.

Queeriosity UnPlugged! | Facebook | Sat 2 May | 8pm - 12am

Featuring an extensive line up of drag legends, Queeriosity Cabaret present a 4-hour drag festival for you to enjoy right from your own home. Featuring drag queens from all over the UK, Europe, and the USA, the festival will raise money for Mermaids, a charity supporting transgender youth.

Mon 27 Apr - Sun 31 May
Amy Callaghan
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Mon 27 Apr 2020