What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Saturday 16th July 2016

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Micron & Friends, Eastern Bloc

Eastern Bloc
Eastern Bloc Residents & special guests

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 is a Micron special so the lineup includes Will Tramp (Homoelectric/WHP), Mark (Cosmic Disco), Josimar (Love Dose), Craig Campbell (Doodle) and Micron DJs. 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!

4pm – 11pm /  FREE
Eastern Bloc / 5a Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DN

Mrs Boon's Tea Party, Black Dog Ballroom

Black Dog Ballroom
Mrs Boon’s Tea Party

It’s the long awaited relaunch of the legendary weekly ‘Mrs Boon’s Tea Party‘ at Black Dog Ballroom as Mrs Boon serves up her amazing homemade cakes while Mr Boon spins the tunes. There’s live music at 3pm, this week from Prose, with ‘Story Time’ for the kids to follow. Perhaps most importantly, buy a cup of tea and all your top ups are free!

1pm – 4pm / £4 adv / Free for Under 14s / BUY TICKETS
Black Dog Ballroom / Corner of Tib & Church Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1PW

Budapest Ragtime Band, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
Budapest Ragtime Band

The Budapest Ragtime Band played at the Matt & Phred’s last summer and they loved them so much they’ve brought them back tonight. Founded in 1980 by former students of the Franz Liszt Music Academy of Budapest, the high standard and creativity of their performances have made them one of the most prestigious jazz bands in Hungary in the last decades. Their repertoire includes pieces of traditional ragtime and classical music, swing melodies, Dixieland music, and instrumental solos as well.

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


Mint Lounge
Funkademia with Stan Chow / Peter Jay

This Saturday Stan Chow & Peter Jay take 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

Vile Juvenile, Night & Day

Night & Day
Local Showcase

Another of Night & Day‘s regular live music showcases gets Saturday night off to a great start with Vile Juvenile, The Malthusian Trap, Zauwie and James Kruman on the bill.

8pm – 11pm / £6
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Ether E, Night & Day

Night & Day
Ether E

Following the live acts at Night & Day earlier in the evening the fun continues with the Night & Day DJs. Expect music, music and more music from tonight’s DJ Ether E.

11pm – 2am / £1
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Amadeus Martin, Gullivers

Amadeus Martin – God Created Brixton

God Created Brixton is a stand-up comedy show voyage about Brixton
from three angles simultaneously, firstly from Amadeus Martin’s
storytelling and observational humor about what makes Brixton the center of the universe and why it is on the cusp of independence, secondly through the reading of letters from his Polish pen pal providing flashbacks of his childhood, and thirdly in a live game show between two audience members to find the next Brixton Super Mayor.

7.30pm / £TBC
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

James Holt, Gullivers

James Holt ‘Butterfly’ Single Launch

James Holt heads to Gulliver’s to launch his single ‘Butterfly‘ with all proceeds from the gig going to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital charity.

7.30pm / £4
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

Music Against Cancer, AATMA

Music Against Cancer

Music, music, music and all in aid of National Cancer Support at AATMA. The night promises “Beer, bands, banter!” and features DJ Rutz amongst others.

7.30pm – 11pm / £3
AATMA / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Uk Boredom Control, Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel
UK Boredom Control 2: Are you bored?

It’s free entry tonight at UK Boredom Control so get yourself to The Castle Hotel for live music from Kashmere and Crimsons and DJ sets from Feed The Kid, Nude and Cupids.

7.30pm  / FREE
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

The Railway Children, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
The Railway Children

The Railway Children have reunited to play a series of U.K dates to mark the 30th anniversary of their 1986 debut single ‘A Gentle Sound‘, on Factory Records. These will be the first live dates the band has played since parting ways in 1992. Don’t miss this show at The Ruby Lounge.

7pm – 10.30pm / £17.50 adv / BUY TICKETS
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Howling Rhythm, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Howling Rhythm

Howling Rhythm Soul Club is back, playing you the best in 60’s Soul, Motown, Gritty Rhythm & Blues, Funk. They’ve been putting on parties that are in such demand that they had to move to a bigger new home – The Ruby Lounge. They will be there on the 3rd Saturday of every month so get it in your diary.

11pm – 3.30am / £5 before Midnight / £6 after
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Swing Ting, Deejay Florentino, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Swing Ting with Deejay Florentino

Swing Ting are back in the Soup Kitchen basement. For this month’s dance residents MC Fox, Platt, Joey B and Samrai are joined by special guest Deejay Florentino.

11pm – 3.30am / £3 before Midnight / £5 after
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Ian Smith presents Steve Harris, Katie Mulgrew & Mick Ferry for The Frog and Bucket‘s flagship Saturday night show, Barrel of Laughs. The show goes on until 2am with one of the Frog’s resident DJ’s.

7pm / £20 adv / £15 adv concessions / £More otd / BUY TICKETS
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 from 5pm is Nathan Burroughs who holds a number of residencies in Manchester and Ibiza’s finest bars and restaurants, so expect a bit of everything, from mixed genre, tempos, rhythms, house, broken beat and electronica. Nathan is 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

I'm Standing Next To You, Twenty Twenty Two

Twenty Twenty Two NQ
I’m Standing Next To You

our world has never been more connected. we can contact people around the world instantly; we can like their photos and comment on their lives. So why is it that an increasing number of people feel isolated and alone?Twenty Twenty Two invite you to become part of the lonely crowd and listen as people share their stories of modern city life. including internet dating, new motherhood, graduate jobs and social media. Performances are at 2pm & 7pm.

2pm – 8pm / £5
2022NQ / 20 – 22 Dale Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1EZ

24 Hour Pop Party, Dry

Dry Bar
24 Hour Pop Party

So admittedly it’s not on for 24 hours but what is happening at Dry Bar on Saturday’s for their new regular night is plenty of pop…and other stuff to get your head moving and your toes tapping. It’s FREE to get in and it’s on until 4am, so you should probably get yourself down here.

9pm – 4am / FREE
Dry + Dry Live / 28- 30 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

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

Oh, Word, Hula

Oh, word? with 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 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

Weekends, 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 – DJ Stylus, Bad Osiris, DJ Klepto, Lee Majors, Darka, Adil Khanfu, Kev Swindells and Dom Kozubik.

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