There’s a whole bunch of great stuff going on this week – what with Record Store Day antics and welcome glimmers of sunshine bringing about beer garden festivities.

You’ll also be happy to know there’s loads of cracking stuff you can get involved in over the next few days that won’t cost you a penny.

Check out our rundown for the best free things to do in Manchester this week…

Genre Fest | The Deaf Institute | Mon 15 Apr | 7pm - 11pm

Start the week with a bang over at The Deaf Institute this Monday and catch the multi-genre music event, Genre Fest, orchestrated by BIMM Master students.

The exciting showcase promises a diverse range of musical styles and performances, offering music lovers the opportunity to support such a unique celebration of musical talent.

135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HE
High Hoops Crop Radio Takeover with sebastieN. | Stage and Radio | Thu 18 Apr | 6pm - 10pm

Swing by Stage and Radio this Thursday for a High Hoops Crop Radio Takeover.

The ‘Queer run late night sweat-fest’ will see Manchester-based selector, sebastieN. take to the decks alongside Aletha, Aiden Francis and Bollibubbles spinning all the best tunes throughout the evening.

43 Port St, Manchester M1 2EQ
A Different Perspective | 26 Lever St | Thu 18 Apr | 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Get over to Northern Quarter’s Lever Street this week for an immersive viewing of personal expression and digital innovation redefining art in the digital age.

Pioneering Augmented Reality (AR) artist Doddz will be showcasing a curated selection of his art. Known for pushing creative boundaries via digital innovation, Doddz fuses the digital and physical to redefine the art experience while inviting viewers to participate in the art itself.

26 Lever St, Manchester M1 1DZ
Basement Wax: Record Store Day & Night Special | Ramona | Sat 20 Apr | 1pm - 1am

To celebrate Record Store Day in style this weekend, Basement Wax will be hosting a very special record fair and party over at Ramona.

In the daytime, punters will be able to browse through shedloads of new stock carefully selected from the best underground distributors around UK & Europe while local DJs soundtrack the afternoon.

Following on from the record fair, the festivities will only continue into the evening with some of the city’s favourite Manchester-based selectors taking to the stage.

40 Swan St, Manchester M4 5JG, Tel: 0161 441 9020
Stretch Your Arms | Night & Day Café | Sat 20 Apr | 11pm - 3am

Go and show your support for NQ stalwarts, Night & Day Café, where this Saturday the team will be hosting Stretch Your Arms.

Promising to take attendees on a genre-spanning musical journey, the special will see a whole range of sounds from Disco and Jazz-fusion all the way to ‘twisted machine funk’ and ‘lo-fi crunch’.

26 Oldham Street, Manchester M1 1JN, Tel: 0161 236 1822
Mon 15 Apr - Sun 21 Apr
Rhiannon Ingle
Published on:
Mon 15 Apr 2024