Manchester International Festival takes place this weekend and many shows have now sold out. Bonobo, Dinner Party at the End of the World, New Order + Liam Gillick’s So It Goes, The Guardian Tour and Tim Key have all joined that list so we’ve rounded up some of our favourite shows that are still on sale. Act fast as they’re not going to hang around for long. Especially Last and First Men…

Music drama: Cotton Panic at Upper Campfield Market Hall
Industrial music drama from Jane Horrocks and Cabaret Voltaire’s Stephen Mallinder.
Sat 8 – Sat 15 Jul

Theatre with score from Underworld’s Karl Hyde: Fatherland at Royal Exchange
Scott Graham, Underworld’s Karl Hyde and playwright Simon Stephens show about contemporary fatherhood.
Sat 1 – Sat 15 Jul,

Avant music: Sunn O))) at O2 Ritz
Part of Mary Anne Hobbs’ mix of music and lighting ‘Dark Matter’ the Seattle experi-mental band are paired with dark electronica pioneers Demdike Stare.
Sat 15 Jul,

New music & light show: Kiran Leonard at Pavilion Theatre
The hotly tipped Mancunian presents a new musical and visual show as part of Sounds From The Other City’s takeover.
Wed 12 Jul,

Film, music & Tilda Swinton: Jóhan Jóhannsson’s (pictured) Last and First Men at The Bridgewater Hall 
Oscar-nominated Icelandic composer Jóhan Jóhannsson combines music, film and Tilda Swinton. Only a handful of tickets left.
Thu 6 Jul,

Comedy: Mach Fest at 53two and IABF
The celebrated Welsh festival is bringing comedy to Manchester and with Tim Key, Mark Watson and Sara Pascoe have already sold out we recommend taking a punt on local talent Brennan Reece, Kiri Pritchard-McLean and Gein’s Family Giftshop or the recently announced Brian Gittins.
Fri 7 – Sun 9 Jul,

Theatre: Returning to Reims at Home
World premiere from Artistic Director of Berlin’s Schaubühne Thomas Ostermeier new adapatation of Didier Eribon’s memoir
Wed 5 – Fri 14 Jul (SOLD OUT Sat 8 Jul)

Song-based cycle: The World Was Once All Miracle at The Bridgewater Hall
Raymond Yiu celebrates Anthony Burgess’ centenary with this song cycle based on Harpurhey’s favourite sons writings both musical and literal with help from baritone Roderick Williams and the BBC Philharmonic.
Tue 4 Jul,

Sat 1 Jul - Sat 15 Jul
John Stansfield
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Mon 3 Jul 2017