With spring just on the horizon, there’s plenty of great stuff going on across Manchester this week that won’t cost you a penny.

From all-day art festivals at The Whitworth to a cracking late-night party at Lost Cat – we’ve most definitely got covered for the best free things to do in Manchester this week.

All Star Jam | Matt and Phreds | Mon 27 Feb | 9pm - 12am

Start the week off in style over at Matt and Phreds this Monday for their legendary All Star Jam to cure any post-weekend blues.

Expect the cracking house band, Dreamer, to take to the stage as they invite musicians to join, filling the Tib Street hotspot with the very best Funk, Soul, and Disco from across the decades.

64 Tib St, Manchester M4 1LW, Tel: 0161 273 5495
Creatures Comedy | Creatures of the Night Comedy Club | Tue 28 Feb | 8pm - 10.30pm

Calling all those looking to liven up the working week – head down to Creatures of the Night Comedy Club to check out a local circuit made up of some of the best up-and-coming comedians.

Showcasing new artists and material to match – this evening will make you chuckle with a proper good lineup of stand-up, sketch and alternative performances.

21 Hilton Street, Manchester M1 1JJ
Going Home | HOME | Wed 1 Mar | 6pm - 8pm

UNISON North West’s Black Members’ Committee invites Manchester to a powerful theatre production this Wednesday at HOME.

Calling on inspiration from real-life events during the 2021 Euros, the production, Going Home, follows three young football fans from diverse backgrounds as they confront the difficult questions the tournament brought to the forefront.

2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester M15 4FN, Tel: 0161 200 1500
After Hours Party | Lost Cat | Thu 2 Mar | 11pm - 3am

If you’re wanting to kickstart the weekend a little earlier than Friday look no further than Northern Quarter favourite Lost Cat.

Putting on a party that’ll last you until the early hours, this event will be playing some of the best Disco, Funk, Funky House and Soul there is to keep you grooving all night long.

64 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LE
Muslim Arts and Culture Festival | The Whitworth | Sat 4 Mar | 10.30am - 4.30pm

Coming to The Whitworth this Saturday is the exciting celebration of the fifth anniversary of the Muslim Arts and Culture Festival (MACFEST).

All about celebrating the incredible work of Muslim female artists – be sure to check out the free art exhibition by Turkish artist, Asuman Dokuzlu, alongside Rahela Khan from Rochdale amongst the many other festivities.

The day will celebrate music, poetry art exhibitions and workshops as well as some wonderful performances throughout.

Oxford Rd, Manchester M15 6ER, Tel: 0161 275 7450
Mon 27 Feb - Sun 5 Mar
Rhiannon Ingle
Published on:
Sun 26 Feb 2023