Your guide to what’s on in and around Manchester this week.
Monday 26 March
Los Campesinos!, Manchester Academy, Doors: 7.30pm, Tickets: £10, Tickets on Doors
The seven piece rock group are playing at Manchester tonight. They’ve only been on the scene since 2006 and have set out a strong stall. Los Campesinos! have worked hard to rid themselves of the undeserved ‘twee pop’ label and will no doubt be showcasing some of their heavier numbers at Manchester Academy.
Tuesday 27 March
Vintage Spring Tea Party, Chorlton, Starts: 7pm
The theme of this Vintage Tea Part is spring. In short, think of the pleasures of spring, convert them into ingredients and then put them into a cake and bring it along to the party. The rules are: one baker can bring one guest.
To book a place, email: cccmanchester1@hotmail .co.uk
Wednesday 28 March
Harlem Globetrotters, Manchester Arena, Doors: 6pm, Tickets: £12.50, Tickets on doors
The most famous basketball team in the world are visiting Manchester. These guys put the ‘D’ into ‘disgustingly good at basketball’. Don’t miss the Globetrotters’ new signings and the UK’s own Paul Sturgess. It’s going to be fun for all the family.
Thursday 29 March
Greater Manchester Police Authority and Oldham Interfaith Forum Easter Celebration Event, St Patrick's Parish Hall, Oldham, Doors: 7.00pm
This is a great event for people of all religions and cultures to come together and celebrate Easter. Local children and a brass band will entertain those in attendance.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org before Thursday.
Friday 30 March
Noah and The Whale, Manchester Apollo, Doors: 7pm, Tickets on door
Indie-folk is in the air this week as chart-toppers Noah and the Whale hit Manchester. The mellow spectacle will land in the Apollo on Friday. It’s sure to be a great show.
Saturday 31 March
World Championship Muay Thai, Event City, Doors: 2pm, Tickets: £25 - £75
Originating from Thailand, Muay Thai is an explosive martial art. Competitors exchange punches and lethal kicks. Not only is the World Championship the pinnacle of the sport, but it is a great spectacle for those not even interested in combat.
Tickets: 0844 888 9991
Sunday 1 April
Manchester Phoenix Vs Peterborough Phantoms, Altrincham Silver Blades Ice Dome, Tickets: £13.67
People take the ingenuity of this sport for granted. Men skate at extraordinary speeds on ice and use wooden sticks to slot a minuscule puck inside their opponent’s small net. Try to emulate this remarkable feat at your local ice rink. In other words, don’t miss it.
More information: http://www.manchesterphoenix.co.uk/tickets/20120401