What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Saturday 10th December 2016

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Soup Kitchen
Menage a trois

Soup Kitchen and Glass Onion, with support from Oui Love, team up to present the Manchester three-piece Menage a trois, bringing along with them fellow Cracki Records duo Agar Agar from France and Birth Marks. The Mancunian ensemble, boasting a member of fellow Yacht groovers Los Porcos and Dream Lovers, tow their own line between new age, Balearic, R&B and yacht rock.

7pm – 10.15pm / £5 adv / BUY TICKETS
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF


Soup Kitchen
Church Label Night with Hidden Spheres, Seb Wildblood & Apes

Church take over the Soup Kitchen basement got a label night featuring Hidden Spheres, Seb Wildblood and Apes.

10pm – 4am / £5
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF


Stage & Radio
ardeo presents Ivan Kutz

ardeo returns for the first of their winter series after taking a few months off over the summer. This time they are bringing Platform 18 founder and resident DJ Ivan Kutz to the decks of Stage & Radio for what is set to be their most intimate party yet. As well as residents Nathan Ditchburn, Oli Henderson and Jamie Mannion, they’re going to be bringing some support up from London with a special B2B from good friends Harry Luderman, Aston Kirby and Har-v.

10pm – 5am / £5/6 adv / GET TICKETS
Stage & Radio / 43 Port Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EQ


Make A Scene – Home Alone

It’s very nearly Christmas – and nobody wants to be all alone at Christmas – so join Manchester’s “big queer film club” for one of their world famous interactive showings…and what festive film deserves the hands on treatment more than Chris Colombus and John Hughes’ holiday home invasion comedy Home Alone. There’ll be booby traps, a Christmas party soundtrack (By Drunk At Vogue’s Thom Docking), a 90s nostalgia Christmas gift tombola and they’re even going to get a visit from a real life pizza delivery boy (serving us cheese pizza and pepsi) – keep the change ya filthy animal! It’s gonna be a wild start to the most wonderful time of year and they’ll be donating a couple of quid from your ticket to LGBT Homeless Charity George House Trust.

7.30pm – 1am / £10 adv / BUY TICKETS / Matinee – 3.30pm – 6pm / BUY TICKETS
Texture / 67 Lever Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1FL



Lunar are hosting a Christmas party at Gullivers tonight with special guests Carnival Club and Matter of Mind.

8pm – 11pm / £5 adv / BUY TICKETS
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW


Matt & Phreds
Jeremy Sassoon

As part of their new Saturday early evening live music gigs, Matt & Phreds welcome Jeremy Sassoon to the club. Manchester based Jazz & Blues singer pianist Jeremy is one of the UK’s most in-demand singer/pianists. Either solo, or accompanied by his band, he captivates audiences with his natural, soulful voice, and a repertoire of his arrangements of Jazz and Blues classics and songs spanning a wide breadth of genres. Jeremy will be doing a solo set on piano spanning genres of Jazz, Blues and Soul. Jazz standards through the music of Ray Charles, Mose Allison and Sam Cooke. Arrangements of Joni Mitchell, Bob Marley, Glen Campbell and Jimi Hendrix and Amos Milburn will feature throughout the hour long gig.

5pm – 6pm / FREE ENTRY
Matt & Phreds / 64 Tib Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Dana Ali Band, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
Dana Ali Band

The Dana Ali Band is a Neo-Soul band formed by husband and wife Dave Hewitt and Dana Ali, the band takes elements of Blues, Jazz, Soul, R&B and Funk to create a fresh and distinctive sound. Taking her influences from the likes of Aretha Franklin, Eva Cassidy and Roberta Flack, to name but a few, Dana started singing Gospel music in the churches of Atlanta GA. With experience singing in front of large audiences in churches, conferences, choirs and plays, Dana decided to take her performing career to another level. Collaborating with Dave Hewitt and Alan Shacklock (from the British band Babe Ruth), Dana Ali started recording material in Nashville for her solo project. After moving to the UK, Dana now performs and tours with her band, which she will be doing at Matt & Phreds tonight.

9.30pm-1am / £5 / FREE ENTRY (Standing) with an NQCard
Matt & Phreds / 64 Tib Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester


Mint Lounge
Funkademia with Adil Khanfu

This Saturday Adil Khanfu takes control of the decks at Funkademia, which takes place every Saturday to a consistently full house, feeding a friendly crowd with a diet of pure unadulterated soul-funk with the dj collective taking you on a journey through four decades of the very best soul, funk, electric disco and hip-hop with a touch of smooth r&b and some big house classics.

This Northern Quarter stalwart sells out most weeks so you’re advised to either arrive early or purchase advance tickets.

10.30pm – 3am / £5 Adv /£6 / BUY TICKETSQueue jump & 2-4-1 entry with an NQCard
Mint Lounge / 46-50 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Antics, Night & Day

Night & Day
Antics x LCD Soundsystem

Since late 2011, Antics has been showcasing the best new bands that most of your family would probably hate. It all started at The Ferret in Preston and now it’s making waves here at Night & Day Café instead. Tonight they have some awesome guests, so if live music from some of the best bands about (Idles, The Showers and Queasy) isn’t enough for you, after they’ve finished at 11pm, the night goes from showcase to party as tonight very special guests DJs take over the decks until the Antics DJs take you on into the early hours of the morning for this LCD Soundsystem special where they will be playingwill be playing many LCD hits along with their usual mix of cult indie, psych, electro and retro.

8pm – 4am / £5 adv / BUY TICKETS
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN


Little Mix & Friends Xmas Disco

They were asked to do it so here it is: a Little Mix (and friends) Disco, just in time for Christmas. Expect to hear lots of The Mix (old and new), plus classic Christmas anthems from Mariah and Co, plus lots of generally amazing pop from Kylie, Madonna, Britney, Gaga, RuPaul, Girls Aloud, Fifth Harmony etc at AATMA tonight. Hostessing comes from Heroin Amor, Tilly Skreams and Candy Acid and there will be an all night DJ set from the ever-present Christopher Dresden Styles. Get there early for the free festive pop masks, Xmas hats, tinsel, lyric posters and sweets.

11pm – 4am / £7
AATMA / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB


The Castle Hotel
The Strawberries

LuCoo Live are psyched to have rock ‘n’ roll quartet The Strawberries touch down at The Castle Hotel tonight for an intimate show that is surely going to go off with a bang! Support it from Crimsons, Vida and Gathering of Strangers.

7.30pm  / £4 adv / £5 otd
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

Coco Mbassi, Band On The Wall

Band On The Wall
Coco Mbassi

Coco Mbassi is a singer originating from Cameroon. She describes her music as “a tree with deep African roots and branches that extend some towards classical music, some towards soul, gospel and jazz, and others towards Latin music and even pop music”. Her Christian faith and her love for the human soul exude from every note of her soulful voice. Coco is supported at Band On The Wall tonight by up-and-coming African music collective, Amani combining the mighty talents of local Congolese and Cameroonian musicians. Bringing you the best of Congolese Rumba, Makossa, Afrobeat, Coupe Decale and Soukous and guaranteed to get you on your feet!

7pm – 11pm / £10 adv
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester


Band On The Wall
So Flute with Sadar Bahar

Crate digging aficionado Sadar Bahar flys to the UK to play a rare set for the So Flute collective’s biggest show of 2016 at the legendary Band on the Wall. Full line up looks like this; Sadar Bahar, Danuka, Bolts and Yadava.

11pm – 3am / £12 adv / BUY TICKETS
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester


The Ruby Lounge
Stiff Bizkit / Korn Again

Stiff Bizkit are Europe’s top tribute to Nu Metal icons Limp Bizkit, playing material from a career spanning 14 years and counting. Stiff Bizkit provide the whole Bizkit experience, taking you to the Matthews Bridge and beyond! They are joined at The Ruby Lounge for this tribute special by Europe’s premier live tribute to Korn, Korn Again, who capture the look, the raw, aggressive sound and energetic stage performance of the original band. Ticket includes free entry to Break Stuff Club Night straight afterwards.

7pm – 11pm / £8 adv / BUY TICKETS
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Break Stuff, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Break Stuff

Break Stuff is a celebration of classic Nu-Metal anthems at The Ruby Lounge, so I guess you can expect to hear a whole load of Nu-Metal down the stairs on High Street! There will be classic ‘Attitude Era’ wrestling cinema and a 32 bit games console arena.

11pm – 4am / £4 adv / BUY TICKETS
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Christmas Barrel Of Laughs

Christmas season has arrived at Frog & Bucket and you can expect a fantastic night out with their cabaret style seating, friendly staff and great comics, giving you the best possible atmosphere for comedy. The night will be introduced by one of their world class comperes and feature two headline comedians with two short breaks in between for you to charge your glasses!  After the show, you can dance the night away with their classic disco!

7pm / £39 show & meal
The Frog & Bucket / 102 Oldham Street /  Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LJ

NoHo Bar, Northern Quarter

Saturday 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

The Pen & Pencil Logo

Pen & Pencil
Saturdays at P&P

Pen & Pencil entertain drinkers on the weekends with a rotating selection of fine DJs. Tonight manning the decks for the early session from 5pm is Trashorama’s Keith with a pick n mix of disco, funk, soul, pop, re-edits, mashups, electro, electronic bleeps, chug, house, techno and more. He’s followed from 8pm by Joey Thorrington who’ll be mixing and blending his favourite House tunes.

9pm – 2am / FREE
Pen & Pencil / 57 Tariff Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EJ

Lost in Tokyo

Lost In Tokyo
Tokyo Saturdays!

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

Eastern Bloc new logo

Eastern Bloc
High Hoops Instore x Fit Siegal pre party with Kickin Pigeon

Before their main event, High Hoops will be taking over Eastern Bloc for 6 hours of daytime debauchery. Come along for a drink and a fine selection of tunes before they move to The White Hotel until 8am with Fit Siegel, Kerrie & Akaram. Playing in-store will be Kickin Pigeon and the Eastern Bloc Residents. 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!

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

PB&J Saturday Sessions, Blue Pig

The Blue Pig
PB&J present Hip Hop/Funk/Soul/R&B Saturday Jams

The Blue Pig has a brand new Saturday residency with PB&J collective bringing you the best hiphop, funk, soul and R&B known to man at their Saturday Jam sessions. Seriously good booty-shaking tunes and good times to be had in the NQ.

8pm – 1am / FREE
The Blue Pig / 69 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1FS

Neil Smallridge Black Dog

Black Dog Ballroom
Neil Smallridge

Every Saturday Neil Smallridge spins the beats ‘Down at the Dog’ as he blends and bends the genres, smoothly flowing between house, disco and hip hop, with queues around the block every week.

10pm – 4am / FREE before 11pm
Black Dog Ballroom / Corner of Tib & Church Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1PW

Pottymouth, Odd Bar

Odd Bar
House Classics, Gems & Re-mixes

House music comes to Odd Bar every Saturday night with the fabulous Pottymouth (Bassface) on the 1st & 3rd Saturday and Darryl Marsden bringing you the best in classic, old school house plus new gems on the 2nd & 4th. Lord knows what happens if there are 5 Saturdays in a month!

Darryl Marsden, Odd Bar

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

Ignition, 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 Bar Sessions, Trof

Juicy Bar Sessions

Juicy DJs provide the soundtrack to Saturdays at Trof from 9pm. Expect classic R&B, party hip hop, funk & of course DISCO! If you fancy grabbing one of their mixtapes get yourself over here.

9pm – 3am / FREE before 10pm / £1 after
Trof / 8 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester


Saturday Rotation, Bay Horse Saddle Club

The Saddle Club
Saturdays Rotation

With Saturdays Rotation on… Saturday, The Bay Horse have some of the very best Manchester DJs playing every month with Tranarchy, Top Of The Pops, Groovalicious, Nicks Picks and Fast Forward:Rewind.

8pm – 1am / FREE
The Bay Horse Pub / 35-37 Thomas Street / Manchester / Northern Quarter / M4 1NA

Twenty Twenty Two

Twenty Twenty Two

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.

9pm – 4am / FREE
Twenty Twenty Two / 20 – 22 Dale Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1EZ