The sun is setting a little later, the days are feeling a little warmer and people seem a little happier – plus it’s St. Patrick’s Day this Sunday and, amidst all those cracking vibes, there’s still a shedload of stuff to do around the city that won’t set you back a single penny.

From exhibitions all about glow-in-the-dark amphibians over at Manchester Museum to cracking full-evening affairs brought to you by the city’s finest selectors – check out our rundown for the best free things to do in Manchester this week…

Golden Tour of the Vivarium | Manchester Museum | Wed 13 Mar | 6pm - 6.30pm

If you’re after something a little different this week then why not swing by the stunning Manchester Museum to catch their Golden Tour of the Vivarium.

Now, in case you didn’t know, the museum has been caring for live animals for over 50 years and is now offering visitors a super unique opportunity to meet the rare and beautiful glow-in-the-dark amphibians and watch conservation in action.

Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, Tel: 0161 275 2648
INFRARED | Ramona | Fri 15 Mar | 7pm - 1am

The lovely lot over at Ramona are inviting you to a full-evening affair of proper good vibes with the legendary INFRARED party.

More than just a night out, INFRARED is a gathering designed to bring together folks who vibe on expression, art, and music.

Friday’s lineup of DJs includes the likes of Sham Steele, SHEwillprovide, Reon Vanger, Zeyla and Tone Rarri, taking listeners on a soundscape journey through genres like UK Funky, Soulful House, Broken Beats, Amapiano, Dub, Jungle, Garage, Footwork, Jersey, World Music and beyond.

40 Swan St, Manchester M4 5JG, Tel: 0161 441 9020
Soul Central | Band on the Wall | Fri 15 Mar | 10pm - 3am

Look no further than Band on the Wall to bring on the weekend with a bang as Soul Central take over the main stage for the best in nu-soul and soulful grooves, promising banger after banger that’s bound to get you grooving.

25 Swan St, Manchester M4 5JZ, Tel: 0161 834 1786
Share Art | People's History Museum | Sat 16 Mar | 2pm - 4pm

Check out the People’s History Museum this Saturday afternoon for Share Art – an opportunity to hear presentations from Outside In artists about their work.

The artists presenting their work are featured in the current exhibition, The Pride Parade Goes On Without Me, so rock up, support the local art scene and be inspired!

Left Bank, Manchester M3 3ER, Tel: 0161 838 9190
Girls Run the Ducie Decks | Ducie Street Warehouse | Sat 16 Mar | 6pm - late

Celebrate your Saturday night at Ducie Street Warehouse with some of Manchester’s finest female DJs dropping and spinning beats throughout the evening.

Promising to play a healthy mix of house, techno, disco and funk, you’re sure to have a good one over at the warehouse this weekend.

Ducie St, Manchester M1 2TP, Tel: 0161 503 9460
Mon 11 Mar - Sun 17 Mar
Rhiannon Ingle
Published on:
Mon 11 Mar 2024