Made In Mancunia #1 Exhibition Launch
Made In Mancunia #1 is an exhibition of photography, graphic design and illustration which launches tonight in 2022NQ featuring work from Manchester based artists Sarah Cowan, Jane Bowyer, Generic Greeting Collective, Micah Purnell, Steven Bullock, Nina Pang and Amy Leigh. The lucky first 100 people to arrive after the 6pm opening time will get a free drink and Will Orchard (Now Wave/ Gorilla) will be providing the sounds all night.
6pm – Midnight / FREE
2022NQ / 20-22 Dale Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1EZ
The Ruby Lounge
The Simon Worrall Memorial Evening featuring Paris Angels / Cheapskates
Paris Angels are a seven piece band, hailing from Manchester associated with the music scene of 1989 -1991. Their music fused indie guitars with electronic dance music and the band were regulars of the Boardwalk and Haçienda clubs in Manchester and as such were heavily influenced by House Music and eclectic psychedelic sounds from the 1960′s to the present day.
Tragically original drummer Simon Worrall died on October 31, 2011 and this Friday 24th August there is a special concert – The Simon Worrall Memorial Evening for which Paris Angels have reformed to play one more time for their much loved and missed brother, Si. They will be supported on the night by Cheapskates who will be playing covers of all of Si’s favourite Clash and punk tunes, while Tintin, Jason Boardman and Dawn Acton & Ste Wilson will be spinning the wheels of steel.
All proceeds from The Simon Worrall Memorial Evening will go to pay for a headstone for Simon and a donation will go to Hector’s Fund for St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester (the fund set up by Clint Boon’s son Hector after his baby sister Luna’s tragic death).
7.30pm / SOLD OUT
The Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester
Drunk At Vogue Gay Sex In The 70′s Party!
Drunk At Vogue are celebrating Manchester Pride 70′s style with a moustache, flannel shirt and tight Levis with boys, girls, sex, riot and disco! “Gays, dykes, trannies” and all their “beautiful friends, out and proud under the glitterball”.
11pm – late / £6
Kraak / 11 Stephenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB
Be My Guest with Pasta Paul
Simon Tonkinson curates another two-floor musical marathon of beats to delight discerning music lovers and please the finest shape-shifters. In the Kitchen Simon welcomes a weekly guest whilst the Basement is handed over to various promotions. Be My Guest this Friday is with Pasta Paul! All kicking off from 8pm with Simon Tonkinson in the Kitchen!
8pm-3.30am / Last entry 2am / FREE
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF
Matt & Phreds
The Ben Holder Quartet
Ben Holder is one of the most gifted and exciting young jazz violinists in the UK. Taught classically from the age of six, he studied at the Birmingham Conservatoire. During his classical studies, Ben began listening to Jazz – classic masters such as Benny Goodman and Oscar Peterson and of course the great jazz violinists including Grappelli, Joe Venuti and the awe inspiring Stuff Smith. Alongside his early studies and later at college he embarked on a detailed analysis of these musicians techniques and the way in which they merged this most classical of instruments into the jazz idiom.
Ben’s innate sense of swing rhythm (something which often eludes classical players) stems from those early listening sessions – and his various awards bear testimony to his abilities. A first call jazz violinist for many of the North’s top bands and studios. He’s joined by Oxford’s amazing Jez Cook on guitar, Frank Hockney on Drums and the founder of the Oxford Jazz Festival on Double Bass, Paul Jefferies, to present an evening of new material including some of Ben’s own stunning originals.
9.30pm – 1am / £5
Matt & Phreds / 64 Tib Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW
Dry Bar / Dry Live
12:51 at Dry Bar
DJ Wrighty hosts a night dedicated to the best indie and alternative music from legends of the past to the newest bands defining the sounds of the present, dipping into retro and club classics, 80′s electronica and 90′s Britpop.
9pm – 4am / FREE
Dry + Dry Live / 28- 30 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN
Freitags with Zutekh
An excursion of musical wonderment joining the dots between Kraut, Baltimore Club, House, Indie, Electro, Outsider Pop, Disco, Cosmic Nonsense and forgotten gems. This week taking to the decks is Zutekh.
9pm-2am / FREE before 10pm / £2 after
Common/ 39-41 Edge Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1HW
Bay Horse Pub
Feel Good Friday
Head to The Bay Horse for Feel Good Friday with resident DJs Dan Soulsmith & Paul Wright, where you can delight in funk, soul, disco, leftfield pop and cosmic rock to make you “Feel Good”! And it’s free in which makes you feel good too!
8pm-1am / FREE
The Bay Horse Pub / 35-37 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1NA
Bring On The Dancing Horses
Patrick mixes it up live in the cut with a selection of get down disco, get up house and off the wall pop to get your party started!
8pm – late / FREE
Odd Bar / 30-32 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1ER
Pop ‘Til You Drop
A year into its existence and at its new home of Mint Lounge, PTYD DJ’s continue to provide a plethora of music spanning decades of quality pop from hip hop to indie, disco to rock, r n b to acid house, steering well clear of the cheesier side of the charts. Digging deep into their libraries, resident DJ’s from the camps of Crazy P and El Diablo’s Social Club (the original founders of the night), alongside other local heroes and don’t knows, hope to take you down a musical memory lane and have you firmly routed to the dancefloor.
10.30pm – 3.30am / £5
Mint Lounge / 46-50 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE
Taking an Excursion through Hip Hop, Pop, Funk & Soul, expect house party vibes and R.Kelly after midnight. “Beats that are hard, beats that are funky. It could get you hooked like a crackhead junkie”.
9pm – 3am / FREE before 10 / £1 after
Trof / 8 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1EU
The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs
MC Phil Ellis presents Tony Burgess, James Cook and Dave Johns for The Frog and Bucket’s flagship Friday night show, Barrel of Laughs. The show goes on until 2am with one of the Frog’s resident DJ’s.
7pm / £16 / £8 concession
The Frog & Bucket / 102 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LJ