A free jazz night at Band on the Wall and a Q&A with Mike Capps, former president of Epic Games, are just a few of our picks of the best free things to do in Manchester this week.

An Audience with Mike Capps | The Landing | Mon 20 Jan | 4.30pm - 8pm

Mike Capps, one of technology’s most influential leaders (and the brains behind Fortnite’s launch) will be at The Landing on Monday giving his insight into the future of artificial intelligence. If you’ve ever had any questions about the rise of this technological innovation, come along and have them answered by one of the biggest names in the business.

The Landing, Blue, MediaCity UK, Manchester M50 2ST
Women in Science, Medicine and Management at MACFEST | Science and Industry Museum | Mon 20 Jan | 6.30pm - 8pm

Professor Salim Al-Hassani will give some insight into the little-known history of women in the development of science, technology, medicine and management in Muslim civilisations. Al-Hassani is President of the Foundation of Science, Technology and Civilisation (UK), Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Professorial Fellow in Humanities at the University of Manchester. Learn more about the events at MACFEST 2020 here.

Science and Industry Museum, Liverpool Road, Manchester M3 4FP
Free Jazz | Band on the Wall | Wed 22 Jan | 7.30pm - 10.30pm

This event features some of the newest and most exciting talent in the realm of jazz, pushing genre boundaries and playing with electronic, hip-hop, funk, soul and experimental sounds. The line-up consists of Mali Hayes, Jude the Obscure and Lehin, all linked together with resident DJs from newly-established MSC Records. It promises to be an exciting night showcasing some of the local scene’s finest talent.

Band on the Wall, 27-29 Swan Street, Manchester M4 5JZ
A Woman is a Woman Screening | YES | Thu 23 Jan | 7pm - 10pm

Paying tribute to Danish-French New Wave actress Anna Karina, who passed away last month, Above The Line are screening A Woman is a Woman (1961), the first of Karina’s future husband Jean-Luc Godard’s films that she starred in. A screening of short French New Wave film Le Coup de Berger (1956) will precede the main screening.

YES, 38 Charles Street, Manchester M1 7DB, Tel: 0161 273 2725
Mon 20 Jan - Fri 24 Jan
Amy Callaghan
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Sun 19 Jan 2020