As we enter May there are plenty of cracking things to get involved in around the city that won’t set you back a thing.

From indie film screenings down at 53two to a banging live music night nestled in the heart of Levenshulme – here’s our rundown for the best free things to do in Manchester this week…

Super-Duper Objects | Salford Museum and Art Gallery | Wed 3 May | 6pm - 7.30pm

Join artist Angela Tait to celebrate the opening of her exciting new exhibition, Super-Duper Objects, hitting the North Gallery this Wednesday.

The exhibition will showcase an array of sculptures and ceramic works that explore the fundamental form of the vessel and the relationship between ceramics practice and the domestic.

Crescent, Salford M5 4WU, Tel: 0161 778 0800
Ear Food | Aunty Ji's | Wed 3 May | 7pm - 10pm

Head to Levenshulme an break up the working week at the beloved community cafe, Aunty Ji’s, for a splendid evening of live music all about celebrating new genres, new tastes and new people.

A great opportunity to support both an independent business and the local Mancunian music scene – this night is definitely shaping up to be a good one.

987 Stockport Road, Manchester M19 2SY, Tel: 07508 428979
Hooch Comedy Club | 33 Oldham Street | Wed 3 May | 7.30pm - 10.30pm

Get yourself over to one of the Northern Quarter’s favourite cocktail joints for a killer night of stand-up comedy featuring some of the city’s hottest acts around for the perfect mid-week pick-me-up.

Headliners include BBC New Comedy Awards Finalist, Molly McGuinness, alongside a hilarious slate of support acts including Jack McLean, Justina Seselskaite, Sam Ayinde, Connor Mac and Sophie Weinberg.

33 Oldham Street, Manchester M1 1JG, Tel: 0161 832 1299
Archiving, Curating, Reframing | The Whitworth | Thu 4 May | 6pm - 7pm

The Whitworth is organising an incredible event geared around archiving, curating, and reframing Black British music and popular culture chaired by David Olusoga, Professor of Public History at the University of Manchester.

The public talk aims to reflect on the historical complexity and challenges – practical, ethical, and political – involved in the curation and archiving of Black British music and Black music in Britain.

Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER, Tel: 0161 275 7450
The Man Of The House Premiere | 53two | Sun 7 May | 6:30pm - 9:30pm

End your week down at the Watson Street arches this Sunday for the very first screening of the thriller dark-comedy, The Man Of The House, hosted by 53two.

This is a great opportunity to see the über cool exposed brick arts hub, support a local charity and check out some incredible fringe cinema all at once.

Arch 19, Watson Street, Manchester M3 4LP, Tel: 07432 198724
Mon 1 May - Sun 7 May
Rhiannon Ingle
Published on:
Mon 1 May 2023