A DJ set at YES from former Smiths drummer Mike Joyce is just one of our picks of free things to do in Manchester this weekend.

Mike Joyce DJ Set at YES | Fri 27 Dec | 4pm - 10pm

On Friday afternoon and evening, you can catch Manchester music legend Mike Joyce, as he performs a DJ set at Charles Street venue YES. The former Smiths drummer will be digging deep into his personal record collection, to bring a banging playlist of tunes from the past 40 years.

YES, 38 Charles Street, Manchester M1 7DB
Free Jazz at Band on the Wall | Fri 27 Dec | 7.30pm - 11pm

Also on Friday night, Band on the Wall will be hosting a festive edition of their regular free jazz night. For this instalment, they’ll be joined by jazz fusion duo Burton & Miller alongside Liverpool funk band Heavy Lemo, world music group Wingspread and local collective the Will Tang Clan.

Band on the Wall, 27 Swan Street, Manchester M4 5JZ
Superhero Day at Fan Boy Three | Sat 28 Dec | 10am - 7pm

This Saturday marks Stan Lee’s 98th birthday, and even though the master of Marvel passed away at the end of 2018, Northern Quarter nerd hub Fan Boy Three is still flying the flag. They will be hosting this Superhero day, full of board games, miniatures games and role-playing games – all with a superhero slant. Some of the events on the day will set you back a bit, but many are free, so this is one that’s definitely worth checking out if you’re a comic’s fanatic.

Fan Boy Three, 25 Hilton Street, Manchester M1 1EL
Fri 27 Dec - Sun 29 Dec
Jon Whiteley
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Sun 15 Dec 2019