Your guide to what's on in and around Manchester this week.
Monday 13 February
How the Other Half Loves- Guide Bridge Theatre, Tickets £7, Show starts at 7:45
This hilarious misadventure about miscommunication and outright deceit follows a trio of couples tied together by their husbands’ work. When one husband seeks to hide his affair with his boss’ wife, he attempts to use use the unwitting third couple for his alibis and a comedic cover-up unfolds.
Visit http://www.gbtheatre.co.uk/whatson/otherhalf for more information.
Tuesday 14 February
Stargazers' Valentine's Night- Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), Tickets £10, advanced booking is necessary, 6:30 or 9:00
If you can’t enjoy a night under the stars with that special someone at least you can take them to the planetarium. While you gaze at Venus, you can discover how the stars have inspired lovers through the ages. A complementary drink will be served and a cash bar will be on site. Pre-book ASAP. Their 7:30 and 8:30 shows have already sold out. There is still room at 6:30 and a 9:00 show has been added.
Visit http://www.mosi.org.uk/whats-on/stargazers-valentines-night.aspx for more information.
Wednesday 15 February
Kerrang Tour - Manchester Academy 1, Tickets £20.00, 7:00
Need a night out filled with loud music? Look no further than the Kerrang Tour. Headlined by New Found Glory, the line-up also includes: Sum 41, While She Sleeps, and letlive. Let your punk flag fly.
Visit http://www.manchesteracademy.net/Artiste%20Pages/kerrangtour.html for more information.
Thursday 16 February
Service with a Smile- The Lowry, Tickets £5-7, 8:00
This is the second instalment of the sketch comedy show Service with a Smile, from The Workers Theatre Company, a group of professional actors who also work at The Lowry. The first show was a sell-out success and this show boasts new sketches with the same feel good humour.
For more information, please visit: http://www.thelowry.com/event/service-with-a-smile-2
Friday 17 February
House of Tolerance – Cornerhouse, Tickets £7.50
Did Valentine’s Day get you down? Have you ever wished for the good old days when you really could buy, or at least rent, a form of love? Give in to nostalgia and take a tour of the last days of a French brothel at the beginning of the 20th Century. The drama, House of Tolerance, is directed by the award-winning Bertrand Bonello (The Pornographer and On War), and was selected for the official competition at Cannes in 2011.
Please visit http://www.cornerhouse.org/film/cinema-listings/house-of-tolerance for more information.
Saturday 18 February
Gallery of Costume –Manchester City Galleries, Free
After a $1million renovation, the Gallery of Costume at Platt Hall has re-opened. Swing by and take a look at fashion from the seventeenth century to the present at one of the largest costume collections in Britain. With over 20,000 items, the Gallery is second only to the V&A in London.
Please visit http://www.manchestergalleries.org/our-other-venues/platt-hall-gallery-of-costume/ for more information.
Sunday 19 February
The Chinese State Circus – The Lowry, £15-24, 2:00 or 6:00
Tracing its history back over 2000 years, the Chinese State Circus displays precision acrobatics, martial arts and astounding circus skills. These masters of physical theatre are guaranteed to take your breath away.
For more information, please visit: http://www.thelowry.com/event/chinese-state-circus