If you're forgoing Dry January this month, be sure to check out Sipsmith's lineup of at-home events. Take part in a cocktail class, where you'll be taught to shake up a Gimlet and a classic dark fruit bramble, or go behind the scenes with a virtual tour of their distillery.
Best Events in January
Aah January. With its post Christmas blues (and waistlines), depleted bank balances and general nothingness, it's never going to be a contender for your favourite month. But this is Manchester, and as the late great man himself said - we do things differently here. In our city that never sleeps, you'll always find plenty of ways to have fun so don't let the winter blues get you down. Check out our guide to the best events in Manchester this January, and make the most of what the month has in store.
Looking for fun things to do at home this January in Manchester? Log onto Social Isolation where you'll find fun, games and laughter. Specialising in bonkers bingo, quirky quizzes and living room disco sessions, this event is doing good and giving to a worthy cause.
One of the best events in Manchester this month, this quirky online event is taking you beyond the stratosphere where a fatal rocket ship malfunction has occurred. But was it a technical fault or something more nefarious?
Give free rein to your creative side at Neon Naked Life Drawing, one of the best fun and quirky things to do in January. The online experience will send everything to your house and will guide you through a number of wacky exercises to help you experiment with different colours, light and texture.
January Blues ain't no thing as Flight Club make sure your weekends stay hella fun. Join the cool darts space for weekend afternoons that include bottomless pizza, a bottle of prosecco and a bash at their state-of-the-art darts experience.
Thinking of getting fit this January but don't like to work out? Try logging onto Drag Aerobics, where you'll be grooving and moving to a soundtrack of pop hits with Dolly Trolley acting as the hostess with the mostest. It'll be so fun, you won't even feel like you're exercising.
A fun shake-up to your usual lockdown routine, these quirky workouts are taking over your screens to get you up and moving whether you're trying to fit in a lunchtime session with the kids, or pitching up after work for some post-WFH shimmying.
Looking to try something new from the comfort of your home? West London Wine School are bringing you a series of online tastings, complete with vinos from South Africa, Burgundy, Loire or The Alps delivered to your door.
One of the best things to do this month in Manchester, Lady Gala is bringing you one of the best bingo nights in the city, complete with rounds of devilish dabbing and gameshow antics - and the best part is, you won't even have to leave your house.
Do something creative this January and unleash your inner artist with Thirsty Painter. Offering a unique escape from lockdown, these sessions cover a wide range of different themes and are accessible to all skill levels, with the chance to connect with other participants.
Craving a little heat this January in Manchester? Head on over to one of Bougie Drag & Boy Toy's events. From Beyoncé-inspired bottomless brunches with stunning drag performances to raucous daytime parties featuring waiters in the buff, these are sure to spice up your winter schedule.
This drag brunch will see you partying the day away with drag icon Juno Birch, sipping on bottomless bubbles and chowing down gourmet cuisine. Expect live lip sync spectaculars and raucous interactive games led by the alien-inspired queen.
The epic Musical Bingo is back to save your Manchester lockdown with their epic at-home event. Gather the household and prepare to party into the evening with their unique brand of quirky activities and the chance to win some incredible prizes.
Setting up an at home date night? Don't fancy the fuss of finding a recipe online? In the mood for restaurant-quality bites? Then Dirty Bones' DIY meal kits are sure to sweep you off your feet with juicy patties, drool-worthy sauces and signature sips this January in Manchester.
While the whole tier system may be preventing our plans IRL, these online events are here to stay. Get your fix of immersive murder mysteries, head-scratching quizzes and virtual drinks tastings with or guide o quirky nights in in Manchester this January.
Art Sippers are hosting a quirky lineup of events this January, challenging you to unleash your creative side while getting busy with a cocktail shaker. The two hour live classes will include step-by-step guidance, along with light-hearted fun and quirky prizes to be won.
If the weather's getting you down? Bundle up in one of Manchester's cosy winter restaurants. From sky-high igloos above the city to charming pubs that are filled with cosy nooks and high end eateries with sublime seasonal menus, these are sure to lift those January blues.
If you're ditching Dry January, log onto some of the very best online drinks tastings. From master mixology classes to top-notch whisky tasting sessions, there are plenty of fun online events that'll help to broaden your boozy palate.
Back for yet more virtual fun, Sounds Familiar Music Quiz will be hosting a series of live-streamed events throughout January. Get ready to belt out back to school tunes, old school classics and one hit wonders, with plenty of bonkers prizes to be won.
Taking part in Dry January this year? We've rounded up all the best things to do in Manchester if you don't drink, from online happenings to sporting activities and unmissable tasting menus. Get your fix of alcohol-free fun with these unique experiences.
If you feel like you want to get up and moving after the festive period, ditch the bog standard fitness class in favour of something more fun. From online yoga sessions that bring in elements of voguing to online burlesque classes, working out never seemed so enjoyable.
Stuck indoors and craving a hearty Sunday roast? Fear not as we've handpicked the very best roast dinner deliveries in Manchester. This January, you can tuck into restaurant-quality feasts of succulent chicken, beef and veggie specials with seasonal trimmings and minimal effort.
Get ready to shake up your cocktail plans this January in Manchester as Bring & Mix create a new drinking experience. The pop up bar is asking you to bring your favourite bottle of spirit, which bartenders will then shake, stir and muddle into a series of delicious cocktails.
If you fancy having a winter walk around Manchester, discover some of the best posts to do so with our nifty guide. Whether you fancy snapping some pretty streets or getting a little lost in an expansive park, these places offer the ultimate escape this January.
If you're skipping Dry January and setting up an at-home boozy brunch or if you're in the need of a top-notch hangover cure, get your chops around these brunch deliveries across Manchester. From hangover pizzas to stacked brekkie burgers, these spots are sure to fill you up nicely.