Fancy trying something new? Check out Eventbrite’s latest crop of events, festivals and supper clubs. From Malaysian meals to an indie disco in a ball pool, and a screening of Wasteland (pictured), a film about art and homelessness in Brazil as part of the Homeless Film Festival at the Whitworth, there’s something for everyone.

Forever Manchester Halloween Spooktacular ball at Great Northern
Hosted by Forever Manchester’s regular party master (and hairdresser to the stars), Andrew Trott-Barn, the Halloween Spooktacular returns with more ghouls, spooks and local celebs than ever before. Dress to impress at this fancy dress spectacular.
Sat 31 Oct, Great Northern Warehouse, Unit 5, Deansgate, Manchester. Tel: 0161 832 8136, 7.30pm – 3.30am, £20,

Underachievers Ball Pool indie disco at Museum of Science and Industry
Having retired after five years and 99 club nights in 2013, Underachievers return for a special party this Halloween. On the penultimate night of Manchester Science Festival, the cult indie club night will serve up an experiment in art and science encouraging playfulness and creativity, including a giant adult ball pool featuring 81, 000 white balls. Music will include alt classics, and new materials. Big kids particularly welcome.
Sat 31 Oct, Museum of Science and Industry, Liverpool Road, Manchester M3 4FP. Tel: 0161 832 2244, 9pm – 2am, £5, currently sold out, although we understand more tickets will be released.

The Homeless Film Festival at the Whitworth
Catch a screening of the award-winning documentary, Wasteland, at the Whitworth as part of the Homeless Film Festival. The setting is not as strange as it seems. Filmed over nearly three years, Wasteland (dir. Lucy Walker) follows artist Vik Muniz from his home in Brooklyn to native Brazil where he visits the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. Muniz collaborates with the catadores (rubbish-pickers) to create artistic portraits that reveal hope and despair. In collaboration with a local homeless charity and inspired by the film itself, on the night a ‘one-off’ art piece will be created using recycled materials and will be donated to a local charity.
Thu 12 Nov, The Whitworth, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER. Tel: 0161 275 7450, 5-7pm, screening 7.30pm, FREE.

Louder Than Words Festival at the Palace Hotel
Louder Than Words literary festival celebrates words – oral, written or published – associated with the music industry. Authors, artists, poets, performers, journalists, DJs and publishers of music and popular culture are all involved in the three-day-long festival. Performances include the tales of ‘getting high with Oasis’ by Paolo Hewitt, one of the many ‘in conversation with’ sessions, poetry readings and workshops.
Fri 13 – Sun 15 Nov, The Palace Hotel, Manchester M60 7HA. Tel: 0161 288 1111

The art of climate change: Continent Chop Chop at The Burgess Foundation
Exploring stories from, by and created in association with refugees and migrants this touring multi-media production is both unusual and compelling. Presented by Platforma, an organisation and refugee network that seeks to support creative practices by those from marginalised communities who are refugees or migrants, Continent Chop Chop is a poltically-charged, artistic exploration of climate change and how it relates to poverty, race and social justice. Expect film, music, poetry and projected imagery that cuts to the heart of the matter, including work by environment activist Nnimmo Bassey and London-based poet Zena Edwards.
Sat 14 Nov, International Anthony Burgess Foundation, 3 Cambridge Street, Chorlton Mill, M1 5BY Manchester. Tel: 0161 235 0776, 7.30-10.30pm, £3,

Malaysian supper club with Nasi Lemak at 7 Park Street Café, Stockport
Malaysian pop-up food merchants, Nasi Lemak, are hosting an intimate supper club at 7 Park Street Café in Stockport. The menu includes crispy Kum Heong mussels, which sees fresh seafood served in a sauce made with dried shrimp, crab tom yum soup, Penang chicken (chicken laid over balanced beansprouts drizzled with dark soy served with chicken stock favoured rice accompanied with a clear chicken soup) with crispy iceberg in oyster glaze with pork floss topping. Vegetarian options include Taukua Sumbat (fried beancurd pockets stuffed with cucumber served with peanut dip). This vintage-themed café looks a bit like The Art of Tea to us and should make an ideal setting for a night to remember.
Thu 19 Nov, 7 Park Street Café, Stockport SK1 1EZ. Tel: 0161 425 1810, 7pm, £22.10

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Sat 31 Oct - Thu 19 Nov
Anna Georgieva
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Sun 15 Nov 2015