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 16th November 2016

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1 events @ Frog & Bucket Comedy Club with 50 upcoming dates starting on 08 Dec 2016

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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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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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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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.

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Albert Square

Cheap, cheerful and churning out some of the most fun nights out in Manchester? There's a name you can count on, and that's All Star Lanes. Join them in their vintage bowling alleys every Monday night for a roster of games that only come in at a mere £10 for two.

Fun Time Partying, Experience
Hip Hop/RnB
Deansgate
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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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Tusk
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Looking for something fun and seriously festive to do now that the city has turned to a chill? Then you're off to London Road as The Winter Gathering returns once more for a hefty showcase of live music, street food and stalls alongside its very own ice rink. 

Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter

You've been to the cinema plenty of time, but not like this, that we know. Head on down to The Victoria Baths for one of the most unique events in Manchester as The Village Green bring with them a roster of festive movies for a two day only, cinema slot. 

Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter
@ 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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