Cool and Quirky Events in Manchester

Manchester is a fun-filled hub of activity all year round, with plenty of cool and quirky events and fun things to do every week of the year. If you're looking for cool things to do in Manchester then look no further - we've compiled a guide to the very best for anyone looking for something a little different from their night out or weekend. Whether you fancy getting boisterous at a boat party, flirty with flappers, or broody with burlesque babes, Manchester's got just the thing.

Last updated on 9th November 2017

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Think your feet were made for walking alone? Then think again as this quirky Manchester event promises to show you something entirely different to do with them. Join Rev De Cuba as the dance floor comes alive with salsa lessons, dancers and more.

Something A Little Different
Burlesque/Piano
Deansgate
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You’ve probably never brunched like this before. The Hip Hop Brunch is coming to Manchester, bringing three courses of Dirty South food, bottomless cocktails and hip-hop karaoke.

Something A Little Different, Karaoke, Daytime, Food & Drink, Hen Party, Stag Do
Hip Hop/RnB
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Adam Kay, YouTube star with millions of hits on his videos, is doing what he does best, transforming classic songs into seasonal smut… with a piano too.

Comedy, Live Music
Live Music
Northern Quarter
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Looking for something quirky to do every weekend in Manchester? It's Gorilla you can count on. Join them for their fun-filled disco brunch as you not only indulge in breakfast plates, there's bottomless drinks and plenty of party hits to go around. 

Daytime, Food & Drink, Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different
80's Music
Oxford Road
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Bringing Manchester a night of mad fun, Ultimate Power is all about singing your heart out and having the best night ever. Forget all things house, this night is about big names Bowie, Prince and Meat Loaf as DJs play hit after hit; air guitars at the ready.

Clubbing, Fun Time Partying
80's Music
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Manchester Microbrewery Walking Tour
Save 30% with discount 'BLACK30.'
Expires 27th November

Consider yourself something of a fan of craft beer? Then there's only one event you need to try when it Manchester and that's a tour around some of the best breweries in the business. From tasters down to the art of hops, this walking tour is the ultimate event for fans of the pint. 

Walks & Tours, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Daytime
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As one of the most unique bars in the city, it's no wonder there's something unique to do in Manchester with The Fitzgerald around. Join them on their Open Mic Night not only for the swelling sounds of some fine, independent talent, but for a roster of speakeasy cocktails and vintage vibes.

Live Music
Northern Quarter
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Crazy Pedro’s are known for their party atmosphere and quirky pizzas – and now their beer pong tourneys. Come for prizes, free entry and cheap booze.

Fun Time Partying, Stag Do, Student Night
Background Music
Deansgate
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1 events @ Frog & Bucket Comedy Club with 48 upcoming dates from 23 Nov 2017 until 29 Nov 2018

Home to some of the best comedy nights in the biz, the Frog and Bucket Comedy Club are something of legends on the stand up scene of the North. With award winning shows on their rosta, it's no surprise that their gigs on Thursday and Friday night see some of the best old, new and established talent from across the globe take to the mic. Check, 1, 2. 

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Albert's Schloss

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When it comes to something different to do in Manchester, you need a venue where no two nights are ever the same. Join Albert's Schloss as they promise just that in a frenzy of fiery live music, cabaret acts, burlesque performances and more throughout the week.

Happily Affordable
Albert Square
@ Hula Manchester on Every Tuesday

A quirky night out in Manchester with an indie, tiki twist, Gator Bait is a foolishly fun way to spend any Tuesday night in the city. Join the guys at Hula as they make sure this party goes off with a South Pacific alongside tiki cocktails, vintage vibes, regular DJs and more.

Clubbing
Hip Hop/RnB
Northern Quarter

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