What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Friday 26th May 2017

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***Please check with venues that gigs are going ahead***

Various Venues throughout the Northern Quarter
Dot to Dot Festival

The UK’s premier festival for unearthing the best new talent, Dot To Dot Festival, returns to Manchester for its 12th edition. After smashing record attendance, and marking a sell-out Manchester event in 2016, more of the same is expected for 2017, with a huge line-up of established performers and emerging artists from around the world. Check out the stage times and venues below…

dot to dot manchester set times

2pm / £12
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE
Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN
AATMA / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

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Stage & Radio
Perca Party

Come and join the launch of The Perca Party, offering a unique blend of Tech House, House and Funk – Funkno House. The energy is high, the music is upbeat and the vibe is like no other. They want to take it back to why people want to go out and unwind after a busy week; like minded people looking for a good time and a party. If you head on down to Stage and Radio you will be joined by Perca themselves, DJ and Producer Joe Barnes, International DJ, Producer and Third Eye resident DJ Craig Robinson.

10pm – 4am / £10 / £12.50 adv / More OTD / BUY TICKETS
Stage & Radio / 43 Port Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EQ

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Texture
Club C.I.T.S

Club C.I.T.S. is a new bi-monthly club night from founders of Annex Agency & Gesamtkunstwerk. For the third Club C.I.T.S. show at Texture they’re buzzing to bring Covco & Flora to join them.

10pm – 4am / £7 adv / £10 otd / BUY TICKETS
Texture / 67 Lever Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1FL meat-free-w-markus-suckut, soup kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Meat Free with Markus Suckut

Meat Free head back to Soup Kitchen with Rekids affiliate Markus Suckut for his Manchester debut. Meat Free Residents, Alice Woods, Blasha & Allatt and Lucy Ironomonger, will be on warm up duties!

11pm – 4am / £10 adv / £12 / BUY TICKETS
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

charlatans, Mountain Picnic Blues, night day

Night & Day
The Charlatans Mountain Picnic Blues Screening

Mountain Picnic Blues is a documentary on The Charlatans’ 1997 LP Tellin’ Stories. Featuring the hit singles ‘One To Another’ and ‘North Country Boy’, the LP was a number one hit. The record’s creation however was overshadowed by the tragic death of keyboard player Rob Collins. The documentary features interviews with all band members and tells the story of the circumstances surrounding its recording and it’s completion in the aftermath of Rob Collins’ death. With the screening and a Q&A with Martin Blunt & Pete Mitchell to follow, this is sure to be a busy afternoon at Night & Day so get there early.

12.30pm / FREE
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Franny Eubanks, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
Franny Eubank’s Blues Band

Franny Eubank, the UK’s finest blues singer and harmonica player returns to Matt & Phreds. Manchester’s one-man blues explosion, Franny plays Harmonica and sings the original Chicago Blues, delivering knockout performances with his band and winning the admiration and acclaim of audiences and musicians alike. Fuelled by the blues of Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter and Sonny Boy Williamson and fired by the Devil himself, Franny’s Harmonica and deep, soulful vocals have set crowds dancing and rooms alight with a blue flame night after night after night. Be sure to book a table to get the best seats as Franny’s gigs sell out!

9.30pm – 1am / £5 / FREE entry (standing) for NQCard holder
Matt & Phreds / 64 Tib Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

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Mint Lounge
Top Of The Pops ’17 with Jamie Bull & Emma Cook

Top Of The Pops keeps up with the Friday night tradition of providing a fantastic selection of music at Mint Lounge to kick start your weekend, with their resident DJs playing an “explosive extravaganza” of dance floor gems, long lasting classics & party starters “guaranteed to make you dance yourself ditzy”!

“From Beyonce to Blondie, to The Killers & Jackson’s Thriller with healthy measures of guilty pleasures…we love the nightlife!”

10.30pm – 4am / £3 / BUY TICKETS / Queue jump & FREE entry for NQCard holder & a guest
Mint Lounge / 46-50 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Ian Smith presents Paul Tonkinson, Robert White and Charlie Baker 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 / £17 adv / £13 adv concessions / More otd / BUY TICKETS
The Frog & Bucket / 102 Oldham Street /  Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LJ

The Pen & Pencil Logo

Pen & Pencil
Fridays at P&P

Pen & Pencil entertain drinkers on the weekends with a rotating selection of fine DJs.

5pm – 2am / FREE
Pen & Pencil / 57 Tariff Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EJ

Lost in Tokyo

Lost In Tokyo
Tokyo Fridays!

Get lost with Lost In Tokyo‘s resident superstar DJ spinning Disco & Funk classics and topping it off with huge Hip Hop jams for all the kawaii cats to let loose to! There’s free entry as well as 2 cocktails for £10 every night of the week from 4pm – 10pm (excluding hard hitters). Dress well, dress code is smart casual.

5pm – 3am / FREE
Lost In Tokyo / 26b Lever Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DW

NoHo Bar, Northern Quarter

NoHo
Friday at NoHo

The Northern Quarter’s “Hippest Boogie Den”, NoHo‘s resident DJs crank up the beats and unleash the classics onto the floor of revellers before them. From high in the DJ control deck he witnesses the shapes, the struts and the boogies as he plays out 80?s soul, funk, disco, rare groove & boogie. You will be moved and if you need to reserve an area or a table so you have your own personal spot then get in touch with the bar.

5pm – 3am / FREE
NoHo / Corner Stevenson Square & Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1FB

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Eastern Bloc
NB Audio Label Showcase

Established as a record shop for over 30 years Eastern Bloc is now a fully licensed bar open until 11pm with the occasional late license event. Some special local selectors as well as current and past staff members take the helm at the decks and provide your soundtrack, tonight NB Audio are celebrating their 4th birthday with an in-store. New soundsystem in full effect as well as a well stocked bar including a load of ales, lagers and bitter bottles from local brewer Cloudwater. Get involved!

6pm – 11pm /  FREE
Eastern Bloc / 5a Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DN

Ignition, Hula

Hula
Ignition starring Gareth Brooks

Head down to Hula for a night filled with and fueled by rum. Expect a wild mix of tiki fun like nowhere else and of course a fantastic soundtrack of old school Hip Hop & R’n’B provided by everyone’s favourite ex-XFM DJ, Mr Gareth Brooks. Get there early, avoid the inevitable queue. TAPS AFF!

9pm – 4am
Hula / 11a Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Juicy Black Dog Ballroom NQ 300

Black Dog Ballroom
Juicy

Juicy takes over Black Dog Ballroom NQ every Friday night! They’ll be dropping the best Hip Hop, R&B, UK Garage, Funk, Soul & Bashment jams all night long – all party, no buls**t!

9pm – 4am / FREE before 11pm / £3 after
Black Dog Ballroom / Corner Tib & Church Street/ Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1PW

DJ Leo Menace, Blue Pig

Blue Pig
Fridays with DJ Leo Menace

Head to The Blue Pig for Hip-Hop, RnB, House, Disco, Electro, Soul and anything that makes you get up and dance with Friday resident DJ Leo Menace. Mixing dancefloor filling classics, new gems and re-mixes, Leo is known for producing a unique, genre-hopping sound that’s seen him play in clubs, festivals, bars and parties all over the country, from Notting Hill Carnival in London to Tramlines in Sheffield and The Ritz and Sankeys in Manchester. Plus enjoy an all day Happy Hour with £5 cocktails (Noon-close) and £10 house wine & £3 Amstel pint (12-9pm)

9pm – late / FREE
The Blue Pig / 69 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1FS

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Odd Bar
Gold Teeth

The legendary Gold Teeth clubnight takes over Odd every Friday! Gold Teeth holds residencies in Manchester, London, Nottingham, Sheffield, Leeds and Newcastle, and their resident tearer-upper & veteran of the NQ bar-scene DJ Yung Jozy will be blowing the roof off weekly with everything from classic hiphop & rap to new RnB gems.

8pm – 2am / FREE
Odd Bar / 30-32 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1ER

NQ Social, Trof

Trof
NQ Social

The after work drinking spectacular that is the After Work Social takes place each and every Friday from 5pm at Trof offering up an extended happy hour & good times to boot!

5pm – 9pm / FREE
Trof / 8 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1EU

Dig It, Trof

Trof
Dig It!

Come celebrate the start of the weekend at Trof NQ as they provide “guaranteed good times” at Dig It! They’ve got all the classic hip hop, motown, soul, funk, reggae, and let’s not forget the guilty pleasures, that you can handle. All this served up by regular DJ’s on rotation including Kev Swindells, Jim Spratling and more.

9pm – 3am / FREE
Trof / 8 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1EU

Twenty Twenty Two

Twenty Twenty Two
Weekends

Down in the basement at Twenty Twenty Two you find all night partying, ping pong, beer pong and reckless behaviour. Enjoy the good vibes until 4am with a soundtrack of Rap, RnB, Disco, Grooves, Garage, House and Bashment with DJs on rotation – Stylus, Bad Osiris, Klepto, Darka and Murkage Dave, with the odd special guest thrown into the mix too.

10pm – 4am / FREE
Twenty Twenty Two / 20 – 22 Dale Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1EZ