Veltin’s Oktoberfest: Festival Hub, Albert Square
7 - 12 October. Price: Free entry
Who needs Munich when you can have Manchester? The world’s most famous beer festival is in town this week for five booze-filled days, and our German friends have been kind enough to bring with them some of their finest liquid refreshments. There will also be traditional Bavarian sauerkraut and sausage available.
Look Good... Feel Better, Beauty Night: Selfridges, Exchange Square
Wednesday 12 October. Price: £10
Indulge and pamper yourself with Selfridge's beauty night. A panel of leading beauty journalists and experts are on hand to offer advice and solve and of your burning beauty dilemmas. Experts include British Beauty blogger and Metro editor Jane Cunningham and Beauty editor of Top Sante, Fiona Embleton. You can visit the Look Good... Feel Better Beauty Night at Selfridges in the Trafford Centre on Thursday 13 October too.
Make Your Own Sausages Night: The Parlour, Chorlton
Thursday 13 October. Price: £20 adv
Speaking of sausages, you have the chance to make your own if you head to Chorlton on Thursday. For the £20 admission fee you will be treated to a meal of specially made sausages, mash and special recipe gravy. Following the meal you will meet the butcher who made them, and be taught to make your favorite type of sausages. The best part is you get to take your delicious creations home.
Queer to Stay Exhibition: The Lowry
Ends Sunday 16 October. Price: Free entry
This Sunday sees the end of the Queer to Stay exhibition at the Lowry. The show celebrates the continued success of the Manchester Pride festival through photography, stories and memorabilia, and shows what makes it such an important event in the Manchester events calendar.
Brett Anderson: Club Academy
Tuesday 11 October. Price: £15 adv
The former suede front-man is at the Academy this Tuesday to promote the release of his new album, “Black Rainbows”. The album sees the musician return to the rock band format that made him so popular for the first time in six years.
Rashid Rana - Everything is Happening at Once: The Cornerhouse
All week. Price: Free entry
A part of the second Asia Triennial Manchester festival, the Cornerhouse is holding an exhibition of Rashid Rana – the Pakistani artist widely considered to be the most prominent and original contemporary artist working in South Asia today. The cross-media exhibition covers three galleries of the Cornerhouse.