I’m still recovering from the last bank holiday weekend, and just like that, we’ve got another three-day weekender on our hands this week.

To help prepare, check out our roundup for the best free things to do in Manchester this week featuring a cracking garage night at Withington Public Hall, a listening session at the new Stockport audiophile Hi-Fi spot, Ōdiobā, and many more…

Citizen 32 Poetry Showcase | Manchester Poetry Library | Thu 23 May | 6pm - 8pm

Add a little culture to the working week down at the Manchester Poetry Library for a ‘sizzling’ set of poetry performances inspired by Manchester arts magazine, Citizen 32.

Back in the early 2000s, the radical poetry and arts magazine platformed marginalised writers so they could discuss a whole host of important social topics including Censorship, Race, Sexuality, Home/Homelessness, Class, War and Peace.

This event will showcase some of the work behind Citizen 32 alongside giving attendees an insight into the magazine’s two-year heritage project, Hard Pressed, which explores the work of Manchester’s small presses between 1975 – 2010.

Manchester Metropolitan University Grosvenor East, Cavendish Street Manchester M15 6BG, Tel: 0161 247 2000
Track X Kerb X Top Cuvée: Natural Wine + Craft Beer Party | Track Brewing Co | Fri 24 May | 12pm - 11pm

If you haven’t got your Friday night plans sorted yet then look no further than Track Brewing Co for a day packed with craft beer, natural wine, DJs, art and pizza.

There’ll be wine from Top Cuvée, food by Slice Culture and Mud Kitchen, a very exciting Track x KERB collab beer, and live merch spray painting by Tomas Gittins all while DJs She Will Provide & Nothing Special provide a stellar soundtrack.

Track Brewing Co - Brewery & Taproom, #Unit 18, Manchester M1 2NP, Tel: 0161 536 3975
The Electronic Underground | Withington Public Hall And Institute | Sat 25 May | 7pm - 1am

If you’re yet to check out the Withington Public Hall And Institute then make this Saturday your first time as The MAF presents ThirdSpace, an electronic underground launch party.

Attendees can look forward to a live journey through Dub Techno, Breaks, Acid, Garage and Jungle with open decks supporting both vinyl and USB selectors from 7 pm.

2 Burton Rd, Withington, Manchester M20 3ED, Tel: 0161 879 3541
Levi Love | Ōdiobā | Sat 25 May | 8pm - 2am

Described as ‘a coffee house by day and Audiophile Hi-Fi bar by evening’, Ōdiobā will be hosting a banging night brought to you by a stalwart and pioneer of the Manchester underground scene, Levi Love.

From Soup to Warehouse Project, Levi’s played at pretty much every venue in Manchester. Head to the cool new spot nestled in Stockport’s Underbanks and see for yourself the healing power of sound.

26 Lower Hillgate, Stockport SK1 1JE
Do As You Please presents Maslow Unknown | Ramona | Sun 26 May | 1pm - 7pm

Swing by Ramona this bank holiday Sunday for an all-day free party hosted by ‘one of the most influential tastemakers in the game’.

Maslow Unknown will be bringing a bunch of lost house classics back to life with his edit and remix series with a Joe Roche B2B Ng.oma extended four-hour set in support followed by Warped events taking over from 7pm.

40 Swan St, Manchester M4 5JG, Tel: 0161 441 9020
Mon 20 May - Sun 26 May
Rhiannon Ingle
Published on:
Tue 21 May 2024