Screenings of Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049 at YES, with an introduction from The Modernist, lead our picks of free things to do in Manchester this weekend.

World Vegan Day Tap Takeover at Beatnikz Republic | Fri 1 Nov | 12pm - 1am

This Friday is World Vegan Day, and Green Quarter craft beer bar Beatnikz Republic are getting in on the action with this tap takeover event. Breweries from around the country, including Sheffield’s Abbeydale Brewery and London’s Two Tribes, will be providing some of their best animal-product-free brews for you to sample.

Beatnikz Republic, 15 Red Bank, Manchester M4 4HF
Where’s Wally at People’s History Museum | Fri 1 Nov | 10am - 5pm

All through the weekend, The People’s History Museum hosts this family-friendly treasure hunt. Kids In Museums and Walker Books have teamed up with the PHM to hide beloved taciturn children’s book character Wally throughout the museum’s galleries, in between exhibitions on subjects as diverse as Peterloo and slum clearance. This is a drop in activity and no advance booking is required.

People's History Museum, Left Bank, Manchester M3 3ER
It’s Not EU It’s Me at Pilcrow Pub | Sat 2 Nov | 12pm - 11.30pm

Another Brexit deadline goes whooshing by, which means it’s time for Sadler’s Yard’s handmade pub to throw yet another Europe-themed shindig. The Pilcrow Pub promising a packed day with European beer, food and performers. Get in while you can: Pilcrow’s next Brexit party might be their last.

The Pilcrow Pub, Hanover Street, Manchester M60 0AB
Blade Runner Screenings at YES | Sun 3 Nov | 4pm - 11pm

Following their hugely successful Shining screenings last week, film fanatics Above The Line come out the gate with another stunning double bill of screenings at YES. They will be showing 1982 visionary sci-fi classic Blade Runner, alongside its critically-acclaimed 2017 sequel Blade Runner 2049, which picks up the original’s story 30 years later. In between the two films, they will also be screening shorts that bridge the gap in the story, and both films will have their fantastical architecture expounded upon in an introduction from The Modernist magazine.

YES, 38 Charles Street, Manchester M1 7DB
Fri 1 Nov - Sun 3 Nov
Jon Whiteley
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Fri 1 Nov 2019