OverDraught Opening Weekend in Levenshulme | Thu 10 Oct | 12pm - 11pm

New Levenshulme bar OverDraught opened its doors on Thursday, and this weekend is your first chance to check it out. It’s the bigger sister bar of Prestwich-based micro craft beer joint First Draught, and the twist is that it’s built on the site of a former TSB bank . High street banking’s loss is your gain, as they boast over thirty taps with brews from all over the UK and beyond, with plenty of can and bottles supplementing the already bursting beer menu.

OverDraught, 855 Stockport Road, Levenshulme M19 3PW
Søstrene Grene Opening at Royal Exchange | Fri 11 Oct | 9am - 6.30pm

This Friday sees the opening of a new branch of beloved Danish crafts-and-interior-design store Søstrene Grene in the Royal Exchange. The shop offers all things Hygge from reasonably-priced tableware to arts materials and stylish stationery, pulling inspiration from folklore and fairytales whilst maintaining a strong Nordic aesthetic. Be the first to check out this charming little boutique. As we’ve previously reported, they’ll also be giving away a limited supply of free chairs.

Søstrene Grene, 12-14 Cross Street, Manchester M2 7AE
Paradise Works Open Studios 2019 | 12 - 13 Oct | Free

The third Open Studios Weekend is held this weekend with a host of highlights including 35 different contemporary artists as well as party in the evening on Saturday. Before the Saturday Night Party, guests can take in Millennialism, an exhibition of ten up and coming visual artists as well as purchase artwork through Paradise Works Multiples, which aims to promote affordable contemporary art from Paradise Works’ artists and friends. The party in the evening will feature street food and a donations bar alongside DJs.

Paradise Works Open Studio, E Philip Street, Salford M3 7LE
Bite and Beer Event | Sat 12 Oct | 11.30am -2pm | Free

MeadowSide is the new development attached to Manchester’s historic Angel Meadows created by Far East Consortium, the less local group now trying to attract local people and businesses to its £200 million development. The Green Quarter’s Beatnikz Brewery and Runaway Brewery will be on hand on Saturday afternoon to showcase their beer alongside local street food purveyors including Dog Haus and Pitch Pizza.

Meadow Side Marketing Suite, Angel Meadows, Old Mount Street, Manchester, M4 4TF
808 State Album Launch | Sat 12 Oct | 4.30pm | Free

One of Manchester and the UK’s foremost electronic music pioneers are back as 808 State launch their new album, Transmission Suite, this week. Piccadilly Records will be hosting a takeover as well as what they dub a micro-rave alongside an album signing as part of National Album Day this Saturday where fans can hear the new album as well as see the band. Starting at 4.30pm and going on until the close, we’re sure 808 State fans will find a way to party long after Piccadilly Records shuts up for the evening.

Piccadilly Records, 53 Oldham Street, Manchester M1 1JR, Tel: 0161 839 8008
Sunday Funday at The Pankhurst Trust | Sun 13 Oct | 1pm - 4pm

On Sunday afternoon, feminist mecca The Pankhurst Trust hosts this anniversary event to commemorate the very first meeting of the suffragettes and the founding of the movement 116 years ago. They’ll be celebrating with suffragette school workshops courtesy of enJOY arts and bicycle repair sessions, with cycling experts on hand to answer all your two-wheeled questions. You can also find out more about the Trust, through drop-in sessions with HerArchivist Heather Roberts.

The Pankhurst Trust, 60-62 Nelson Street, Manchester M13 9WP
Iranian Protest Art at People’s History Museum | Sun 13 Oct | 3pm - 4.30pm

Also on Sunday, The People’s History Museum presents this exploration of protest art in post-revolutionary Iran – part of this year’s Journeys Festival. Three Iranian artists – Mahboobeh Rajabi, Omid Asadi and Parham Ghalamda – talk about their own work and how the vast cultural shift in 1979 changed the face of protest in their country.

People’s History Museum (PHM), Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3ER
Fri 11 Oct - Sun 13 Oct
Jon Whiteley
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Fri 11 Oct 2019