An Etsy market at the People’s History Museum and a sustainable market at Hatch are just two of our picks of free things to do in Manchester this weekend.

North West Artists Showcase at HOME (pictured) | Fri 29 Nov | 4pm - 7.30pm

This Friday evening arts showcase at HOME presents work from some of the region’s very best black artists. The showcase features performances and screenings from several different artists, including drag performer Eva Serration, and comedian and playwright Lewis Charlesworth. Attendants will also be able to get their hands on discounted tickets of artist Chanje Kunda’s new commission Plant Fetish, which will immediately follow this showcase.

HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, M15 4FN
Dance Yrself Clean at YES | Fri 29 Nov | 11pm - 4am

On Friday night, Charles Street’s YES hosts another edition of beloved club night Dance Yrself Clean in the venue’s Pink Room. Named after an LCD Soundsystem song, expect a playlist that will drag you all the way back to 2009, with some earlier pop and indie thrown in for good measure. As a bonus, they’re also inviting DJ Paul Perry from Poptastic and Electropop Curious to play alongside the resident DYC DJs.

YES, 38 Charles Street, Manchester, M1 7DB
Christmas Shouldn’t Cost The Earth at Hatch | Fri 29 & Sat 30 | 11am - 7pm

On Friday and Saturday, you can catch this unique Christmas fair at Oxford Road’s Hatch, billing itself as Manchester’s first sustainable Christmas market. All the stalls here will be offering produce that is recycled, sustainable or producing zero waste – making it the perfect place to pick up a Christmas git for that eco-conscious someone in your life. There’s also craft workshops through the day, festive entertainment and seasonally-mandated mulled wine. Discover more events at Hatch’s Evergreen: A Celebration of Winter and Christmas take over here.

Hatch, Oxford Road, Manchester, M1 7ED
Etsy Made Local at People’s History Museum | Fri 29 Nov - Sun 01 Dec | Fri 29 Nov | 10am - 4pm

All through the weekend, The People’s History Museum will be hosting this free fair full of stuff created by local Etsy makers. The corridors of the Spinningfields-based museum will be filled with over 40 stalls stocking every kind of handmade treat you can imagine: Everything from prints, to jewellery, to furniture. Shopping aside, there’s also a number of live performances throughout the weekend – including Christmas songs from the Hallé youth choir.

People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Manchester, M3 3ER
Fri 29 Nov - Sun 1 Dec
Jon Whiteley
Published on:
Tue 26 Nov 2019