The sun is shining and the pints are most definitely flowing as we enter June. To properly kick off the summer season, there are heaps of great stuff going on that won’t set you back a thing at all.

From Italo Disco all-night affairs over at Ramona to a sustainable repair fair making its way to the Manchester Museum – here’s our rundown for the best free things to do in Manchester this week…

Repair Fair | Manchester Museum | Wed 31 May | 12pm - 6pm

Check out Manchester Museum’s Repair Fair this Wednesday for a full day of hands-on workshops in repairing electrics, mending clothes & making phone accessories.

A great opportunity to learn about e-waste and circular solutions as well as pick up a few handy DIY tips here and there – this event is sure to have you learning new skills and address the importance of repair as the antidote to throwaway culture.

Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, Tel: 0161 275 2648
The Groove Garage x Even Funkier & Ben Banjo Field | Ramona | Fri 2 Jun | 6pm - 1am

Kick off your weekend in style down at Ramona where you’ll find some of the grooviest Italo Disco, Tech House and World Music until the early hours.

Brought to you by Manchester collective and record label, Good Custard, alongside Even Funkier, Ben Banjo Field, Jade Edwards & Munro – it’s the perfect start to the weekend.

40 Swan St, Manchester M4 5JG
Northern Grooves | Band on the Wall | Fri 2 Jun | 9pm - 3am

Support the city’s local music scene this Friday night down at Band on the Wall to see Northern Grooves – a music collective which was birthed out of two northern lads’ passion for soul music and fashion.

Mixing the traditional with the contemporary, Isaac and Olly are sure to get the dance floor bouncing with a huge helping of Northern Soul.

25 Swan St, Manchester M4 5JZ, Tel: 0161 834 1786
Chris Paul Daniels: Is there anybody there? | HOME | Sun 4 Jun | 12pm - 6pm

Sunday is the final day to catch the solo show by artist filmmaker Chris Paul Daniels, Is there anybody there? at HOME.

For this exhibition, Daniels sourced 70 different films from the North West Film Archive at Manchester Metropolitan University to create a monumental study of cultural traditions, procession and ceremony — and it’s made for a pretty mega viewing experience.

The Amazing Tiger Band | Matt and Phreds | Sun 4 Jun | 10pm - late

End the week at Tib Street’s famed jazz bar, Matt and Phreds, and catch The Amazing Tiger Band – dubbed as “a critically ignored, multi-purpose funk/hip-hop loop pedal artist and idiot.”

The Amazing Tiger tells audiences they can expect “a bunch of songs they don’t know, and probably won’t like. But. like… kind of in a cool way.” Sounds like a good Sunday.

0161 273 5495, Tel: 64 Tib St, Manchester M4 1LW
Mon 29 May - Sun 4 Jun
Rhiannon Ingle
Published on:
Tue 30 May 2023