As we trudge further into the month of October, there are shedloads of cracking things to do around the city that will help save you some coins.

From soul listening parties at NAM to a brand-new exhibition coming to Whalley Range’s Carlton Club – you’ll be spoilt for choice for the best free things to do in Manchester this week.

A Slice of Bacon | De Lacey Fine Art | Thu 20 Oct | 7pm - 9.30pm

Head to De Lacey Fine Art this Thursday to check out Derek Stockley’s A Slice of Bacon exhibition curated by art critic and author, Peter Davies.

See for yourself the powerful and poignant work created by such an essential figure in the Modern Art movement while celebrating and paying tribute to his colourful life and evocative work.

9 South King Street, Manchester M2 6DG
Tales of Manchester | Carlton Club | Thu 20 Oct | 7pm - 11pm

Get yourself over to one of south Manchester’s favourite community spots, the Carlton Club, for a mid-week evening filled with art, music, spoken word and some stellar local beer.

Perfect for anyone fancying a chilled evening geared around uplifting the local creative talent and art scene of Manchester whilst sipping on some lovely lager – be sure to add this to your week’s agenda.

113 Carlton Road, Whalley Range M16 8BE, Tel: 0161 881 3042
A Ded Luvly Afternoon | Low Four Studios | Sat 22 Oct | 2pm - 11pm

Wander over to Deansgate’s Low Four Studios this Saturday for a fantastic all-day event with Mancunian DJ Psychederek – best known for spinning the ultimate mix of funk, afrobeat, disco, house and everything in between.

Featuring food by Holy Grain Sourdough alongside the best bevs from Cloudwater – this event is sure to be a cracking celebration of all things local and, of course, ‘ded luvly’.

Deansgate Mews, Manchester M3 4EN
Bodega Soul Cave | Manchester Bierkeller | Sun 23 Oct | 4pm - 10pm

Calling all soul music lovers, end your weekend in style with a stroll through Printworks to check out Manchester Bierkeller’s Bodega Soul Cave.

The evening will see local legend Elvin Ironmonger and many of the finest DJs from the Manchester Soul Festival bringing their stuff to the floor.

Remember your dancing shoes…

Printworks, Withy Grove, Manchester M4 2BS, Tel: 0800 054 8179
Aloha Got Soul | NAM | Sun 23 Oct | 7pm - 11pm

For the second soul-themed event of the week, be sure to head to Ancoats for a cosy night in at Manchester’s killer audiophile bar, NAM.

While the days grow colder, this event is sure to bring the heat of Hawaii all the way over to Manchester. For all things obscure, underground and Hawaiian, you’re going to want to end your week in one of the city centre’s coolest spots.

Unit 2, 33 Blossom St, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6AJ, Tel: 0161 637 2720
Mon 17 Oct - Sun 23 Oct
Rhiannon Ingle
Published on:
Mon 17 Oct 2022