It’s apparently the week in which British Summertime finally begins and we’ve got truckloads of cracking things to do to fill up the next seven days without costing you a penny.

From vintage fairs in the Northern Quarter to a proper funky jazz night in Fallowfield – we’ve most definitely got you covered for the best free things to do in Manchester this week…

Conservation Across Continents | Manchester Museum | Wed 22 Mar | 6pm - 9pm

The Manchester Museum is extending an exciting invitation for people to listen to music, have a drink and learn all about the weird and wonderful world of amphibians.

All about celebrating the incredible conservation effort for one of the world’s rarest species – the Variable Harlequin Toad – this event is sure to be just as informative as it is fun.

Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, Tel: 0161 275 2648
Spirit Studios Degree Show | Band on the Wall | Wed 22 Mar | From 7pm

Head to Band on the Wall this Wednesday for a mid-week music night that won’t cost you a thing.

Have a listen to the iconic venue’s showcase, amplifying the work of final year Music Production and Electronic Music Production and Performance students in their end-of-year Degree Show.

The set list will include a variety of performance styles and genres from live bands, EP releases and DJ sets.

25 Swan Street, Manchester M4 5JZ, Tel: 0161 834 1786
Warehouse Thrift | Vintage Folk | Sat 25 Mar | 11am - 4pm

Vintage Folk’s monthly Warehouse Thrift is back on again this weekend!

Nestled in the heart of the Northern Quarter, head over to peruse the pre-loved pieces and find some inspiration for your new spring wardrobe before the clocks change, all while supporting eco-conscious and sustainable fashion.

16 Piccadilly Trading Estate, Manchester M1 2NP
HAUS Jazz Club | HAUS Fallowfield Manchester | Sat 25 Mar | 7.30pm - 2am

Get yourself over to one of Fallowfield’s coolest spots this Saturday evening for a full night of good vibes & funky jazz.

If you fancy yourself a bit of a musician then stay for the open jam at the end – just bring along your instrument of choice.

Also known for slinging some of Manchester’s best pizza, stick around for some pints and slices in this cool little student hub.

2a Landcross Road, Manchester M14 6NA, Tel: 07595219534
Almo & Friends with 0161 Underground | NAM | Sat 25 Mar | 8pm - 2am

Vietnamese-restaurant-stroke-audiophile-bar, NAM, will see Almo takeover the basement to present an Almo & Friends special.

The selector has built up his brilliant reputation with his residency at Spiritland in London, and regular appearances at the renowned Brilliant Corners.

With a deeply eclectic record collection spanning Balearic, disco and classic house listeners can definitely expect to be taken on a musical journey.

Unit 2, 33 Blossom St, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6AJ, Tel: 0161 637 2720
Mon 20 Mar - Sun 26 Mar
Rhiannon Ingle
Published on:
Sun 19 Mar 2023