It’s finally the week of love and there are shedloads of free things to do in Manchester to celebrate the occasion.

From art exhibitions in Salford to culture mixers down in Stockport – we’ve most definitely got you covered for the best free things to do around the city this week.

Valentines Night | Matt and Phred's | Tue 15 Feb | 7pm - 12am

Embrace the day of love in style over at Matt and Phreds for their jazz night with Dave Luvin & The Jazz Singers.

People can expect to hear some all-time favourites from The Great American Songbook throughout the evening as they cosy up in the iconic candle-lit Northern Quarter hotspot.

64 Tib Street, Manchester M4 1LW, Tel: 0161 273 5495
OverDrawn Art | Box on the Docks | Wed 15 Feb | 6pm - 8pm

Designed to get people drawing, this collaboration between OverDrawn Art and Art Hall will make mid-week a whole lot more entertaining.

Powered by and run by local artists, this event is sure to help anyone tap into their inner artist.

All materials will be provided – just come with your creativity!

MediaCity, Salford M50
A Place Called Utopia | Saul Hay Gallery | Thu 16 Feb | 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Head to the Saul Hay Gallery this Thursday for an excellent exhibition showcasing the work of some of the most prolific Australian Aboriginal artists.

Featuring pieces from world-famous indigenous Australian artists, Emily Kngwarreye and Minnie Pwerle, this one is sure to be good.

Railway Cottage, Off Castle Street, Manchester M3 4LZ, Tel: 0161 222 4800
Creative Culture & Music Mixer #2 | Bask | Thu 16 Feb | 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Bringing a slice of the city life to the suburbs, check out Stockport’s very own Bask this Thursday.

An evening focussed on the local community, artistic creativity and the socialising that runs throughout – this is a great opportunity to check out the Manchester art scene.

With refreshments provided by the lovely lot at Bask, this sure to be a fun one.

20 Railway Road, Stockport SK1 3SW
Rhythm Section | Ramona | Thu 16 Feb | From 4pm

Stroll over to Ramona this Thursday to get yourself in the weekend spirit with one of their cracking live sessions.

This Thursday’s special guest live act is Ramona’s own Rhythm Section. Grab a slice of Detroit-style pizza, sip back on a frosty marg and bliss out to the tunes round the campfire.

40 Swan Street, Manchester M4 5JG, Tel: 0161 441 9020
Mon 13 Feb - Sun 19 Feb
Rhiannon Ingle
Published on:
Sun 12 Feb 2023