There are plenty of cracking things to do in the city that won’t set you back a single penny this week, including special events to celebrate International Women’s Day.

From exhibitions over at Deansgate Mews to a fantastic free film screening in one of the city’s favourite museums – we have most definitely got you covered for the best free things to do in Manchester this week.

Film Night at the Museum | Manchester Museum | Wed 8 Mar | 6pm - 9pm

Head over to the Manchester Museum after work this Wednesday for a proper good film night in the grand settings of the Fossils Gallery.

Perfectly matching the venue, the feature film Ammonite, all about a female fossil collector, will be played up on a big screen with cinephiles able to check out the Fossils and Dinosaur Gallery afterwards.

Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, Tel: 0161 275 2648
Grounded Printmakers Private View | Hot Bed Press | Thu 9 Mar | From 6pm

Wander over to Salford’s super cool Hot Bed Press printmakers’ studio to check out the brand-new work of eleven artists who will present their latest prints on the ground floor of the industrial setting.

Have a drink, peruse the venue and check out the incredible creative work that the other city has to offer.

Cow Lane, Salford M5 4NB, Tel: 0161 743 3111
Sapphic Showcase | HOME | Fri 10 Mar | 7pm - 10pm

Kick off the weekend at HOME this Friday for a free night of talent from amazing LGBTQ+ women.

Bringing together a bunch of fantastic headliners to entertain you on the open mic, this event will be jam-packed with some of the city’s best blossoming poetry, comedy, music and even magic acts around.

2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester M15 4FN, Tel: 0161 200 1500
International Women’s Day Exhibition | The Village Hall | Fri 10 Mar | From 6.30pm

Presented by Cotton On MCR, check out The Village Hall in Deansgate Mews to celebrate International Women’s Day this year.

Geared around celebrating female-identifying artists of Greater Manchester, this exhibition will show a whole variety of artwork including paintings, photography, sculpture, textiles and more.

Deansgate Mews, Manchester M3 4EW
Swap Don't Shop | Frog and Bucket Comedy Club | Sun 12 Mar | 1pm - 4.30pm

End the week with a wholesome afternoon out at the Frog and Bucket Comedy Club for the return of Swap Don’t Shop.

One of the most eco-friendly shopping trips in town – be sure to bring along any preloved clothes you no longer wear and swap them in for something totally new to your wardrobe instead.

102 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LJ, Tel: 0161 236 9805
Mon 6 Mar - Sun 12 Mar
Rhiannon Ingle
Published on:
Mon 6 Mar 2023