With the World Cup over and snow in the streets, there are still bucketloads of fantastic things to get involved in around Manchester that won’t cost you a thing!

From festive-themed fancy dress parties at The Old Abbey Taphouse to some side-splitting over in Chorlton hotspot, The Dulcimer, we have definitely got you covered for the best free things to do in Manchester this week.

Sensoria Collective presents Loopscapes | New Adelphi | Wed 14 Dec | 1.30pm - 7.30pm

Break up the working week over at Salford’s New Adelphi with Sensoria Collective’s debut exhibition Loopscapes.

The multi-sensory exhibition featuring both sound installations and poignant visual art beautifully expresses the path in which each artist’s creative consciousness flows where sound, light, colour, and shadow are all woven together.

University Road, Salford M5 4BR, Tel: 0161 295 5000
Green Geeza | The Old Abbey Taphouse | Thu 15 Dec | 8pm - 3am

Start the descent into the weekend at The Old Abbey Taphouse for an all-nighter of tunes, loons and costumes.

Creating their own version of a winter wonderland, bad Christmas jumpers, Mr/Mrs Claus outfits and any other festive fit you can think of is highly encouraged. Whether you’re grooving to jingle bell jungle or gingerbread garage – this is sure to be the star of the week.

Guildhall Close, Science Park, Manchester M15 6SY, Tel: 0161 226 2052
Underbanks Photo Gallery | Stage Door | Fri 16 Dec | 5pm - 8pm

Stumble through the cobbled streets of Stockport’s Old Town this Friday evening for an incredible photography exhibition all about rediscovering the Underbanks of the city.

Browse through the work with a local DJ soundscaping the event alongside mulled wine and mince pies to really crank up the festive spirit.

16-20 Little Underbank, Stockport SK1 1JT, Tel: 0161 480 0735
Borderless Grooves | Station South | Fri 16 Dec | 8pm - late

Make your way over to Levenshulme’s hub of all things community, quirky and cool with Borderless Grooves hitting the high-walled venue this Friday night.

All about encouraging a wider range of musical styles to be played and enjoyed in Manchester, put on your dancing shoes and boogie all night to the funkiest Disco, Afrobeats, and Latinx music on the scene.

975- 977 Stockport Road, Off Crayfield Road, Manchester M19 3NP
Lay Down Comedy | The Dulcimer | Sun 18 Dec | 8pm - 10.30pm

If you don’t fancy the hassle of town this Sunday but still want to make the most of your weekend, look no further than one of Chorlton’s favourite spots over at The Dulcimer for an injection of some stellar comedy.

With a jam-packed lineup of class acts, what better way to end your week than supporting the best new comedians inside the warm, embracing, beer-filled walls of The Dulcimer?

567 Wilbraham Road, Manchester M21 0AE, Tel: 0161 860 0044
Mon 12 Dec - Sun 18 Dec
Rhiannon Ingle
Published on:
Sun 11 Dec 2022