Returning to The Brewers on Canal Street after a successful first run, the fierce and satirical girls from House of Burlesque are ready to entertain you once more. These rhinestoned rebels front a unique blend of pin-up, pop, punk and glamour.
Cool and Quirky Events In Manchester
Our city is a fun-filled hub of activity all year round, with plenty of fun events every week. If you're searching for cool and quirky things to do in Manchester, then look no further - we've compiled a guide to the very best that offers something a little different. Whether you fancy getting boisterous at a boat party, flirty with flappers, or broody with burlesque babes, this list has just the thing.
Wanna know what happens when bottomless cocktails and a banging food menu come together to the tune of an old school soundtrack? Check out Garage Brunch to find out. From bingo to 'name that tune' games, this is the one if you're after a fun afternoon with the crew.
Hours of refreshments and sensational drag await when you nab tickets to Tucked. The show, which has proven popular in the likes of Ibiza and Brighton, offers up bottomless drinks, tapas-style sharing platters and hilarious performances.
GRUB are filled to the brim with some of the quirkiest events in the city. Try out a cocktail masterclass, attend disco bingo or mosey over to a booze-fuelled garden party. If that wasn't enough, they also offer bottomless brunch and burlesque.
Get over to TriBeCa this May and you'll be treated to a full-on day party dedicated to all things afrobeats. Tickets include an hour of bottomless rum punch, alongside the opportunity to grab some tasty food from the chosen African kitchen. Topping it off? The music will be loud.
Take a peek behind the scenes at some of the city's best breweries thanks to the Manchester Brewery Tour. Alongside learning all about the process from the experts, you'll get to sample beer fresh from their on-site taprooms, with a variety of styles available at each venue.
Some of the most fun things to do in Manchester for couples, Cherry Jam's bottomless events offer up afternoon tea or a sharing platter of treats come the weekend. Wash your food down with unlimited cocktails and finish your afternoon off with musical bingo.
If you're searching for the most wild time around, then Throne Events has your back. You can head over to one of their drag nights, where the likes of northern favourite Lady Bushra will keep you entertained.
If only luxury things to do in Manchester will hit the spot, a whisky masterclass from Peter Street Kitchen is just the ticket. You'll get to taste four premium pours, alongside tucking into a range of Japanese small plates whipped up by the kitchen.
Ready for brunch with a difference? This reggae-fulled fun fest is bringing the very best in bottomless rum punch, music and more to a secret location. You can grab some food packed with Caribbean flavours from the kitchen, or dance 'til you drop to the DJs tunes.
Pay homage to fromage by joining The Manchester Cheese Crawl, which is dedicated to the stinky stuff. Take a trip through the city, from the high street to hideouts in the Northern Quarter, to uncover the finest sellers of this stringy, delish treat.
If outdoor activities in Manchester are the ones for you, The Great Game Outdoor Treasure Hunt comes in at the top of our list. Solve riddles, crack codes or complete puzzles while travelling across the city, with 20% off food and drink at a local pub once 'X' marks the spot.
From guaranteed cash prizes to dance-offs, reggaeoke and comedy, this cool Manchester event really has it all. Better yet, the resident DJ will be dropping all the best tunes from bashment, soca, old skool and more, so gwan and get your tickets.
Fancy your shopping trip with a side order of entertainment? The Alternative Market and Cabaret sees you shopping for all your burlesque, vintage, Gothic, alternative, fetish and steampunk needs, all while performers mingle among the crowd.
For fun events in Manchester, look no further than a trip to Ply for TUCK IN: Drag Brunch. Chow down on a tasty plate and wash it away with prosecco, all while you enjoy a visual feast of a show from some of the best queens in the biz.
Give your weekends a big dose of fun with Flight Club's brunch social, one of the best indoor activities for adults in Manchester. From birthday parties to hen dos, nothing will beat bottomless pizza, a bottle of bubbly per person and taking your friends on at a game of high-tech darts.
When you're in need of fun things to do in Manchester city centre, Sixes Cricket has you covered. Go to this quirky watering hole to take on their high-tech batting nets, where you'll be up against some of the best bowlers in the world on iconic pitches.
Craving a boozy brunch with a little extra sass, a themed drag night or quirky bingo? The team over at Bougie Drag & Boy Toy events are bound to have something for you. Think everything from waiters in the buff to lip sync battles and games, all accompanied by tasty refreshments.
Looking to hit up quirky bars in Manchester? The Blues Kitchen has to be a front-runner. Boasting lineups of musicians and artists ready to bring all the New Orleans vibes to its cool space, this watering hole has everything you need for a great night out.
With a range of themed bashes that'll have you singing Disney classics, bopping with hip hop beats or grooving to 90s tunes, The Brunch Club is coming in strong for quirky events in Manchester. Plus, there'll also be bottomless booze and delicious food.
One of the best adrenaline activities in Manchester, TeamSport sees you racing round a 550m indoor track in a 40mph go-kart. Will you leave your nearest and dearest eating your dust, or shall they make it to the chequered flag first? There's only one way to find out.
Cocktails Ahoy are hosting a series of events that are an imaginative twist on your classic booze cruise. While the nights have different themes, including Peaky Blinders and Day of the Dead, you can always expect late-night cocktail sipping alongside banging music.
Pot Kettle Black once again plays host to Lady Bushra, the bad girl from Bradford and drag comedian bringing her cabaret-style performance to the venue. You'll be entertained non-stop through this two-hour show, with plenty of other queens joining for the night too.
Live your best life and get on over to Manchester Wing Fest, a two-day event celebrating everything related to the saucy so-and-sos. From masterclasses teaching you how to make the best BBQ sauce, to axe throwing and live music, this is one ticket you won't want to miss out on.
Head to Manchester Ritz for the night of your life, belting out all the genre-straddling anthems and top ballads while the Ultimate Power DJs blast the tracks. Think tunes from the likes of likes of Bon Jovi, Toto, Queen, Whitney Houston, Aerosmith, and more.
Head to the city centre speakeasy, Alcotraz, where one of the most fun activities for adults in Manchester awaits. This immersive experience sees you charming your way past suspicious guards while smuggling in bootlegged liquor, before the inmates whip you up some delicious drinks.
Fancy enjoying a variety of short films on the big screen? Chapeltown Picture House are doing just that at IndieFlicks on the first Wednesday of every month, with the opportunity to vote for your favourite and enjoy plenty of refreshments too.
Treat a beer-lover to tickets to Manchester Beer Tasting Tour, where they'll visit no less than three of our city's top brewery taprooms. Sampling a drink at each spot, they can learn all about different craft pours from professionals and passionate makers.