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Today to Wed 23 May, by distance, closest first.    

More details - MADHOUSE re:exit
This May, following a sell-out run at Shoreditch Town Hall, award winning theatre company Access All Areas will present MADHOUSE re:exit - an interactive, immersive experience at The Lowry.
Barton Arcade, Barton Square
Thu 17 May to Sat 26 May

More details - The Cherry Orchard
THE TIDE OF CHANGE IS COMING. MADAM RANYEVSKAYA’S WORLD OF PRIVILEGE AND PLEASURE IS BEGINNING TO SHOW CRACKS, BUT SHE AND HER FAMILY LIVE ON IN DENIAL. Lopakhin, wants to rescue Ranyevskaya.
Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square, Manchester
Today to Sat 28 Apr, Mon 30 Apr to Sat 5 May, Tue 8 May to Sat 12 May, Mon 14 May to Sat 19 May

More details - Three Sisters, by RashDash, after Chekhov
WHAT IF RASHDASH WERE THE THREE SISTERS? A brand-new perspective on Anton Chekhov’s classic THREE SISTERS from performers, musicians, theatre makers and Royal Exchange Associate Artists RashDash. As they reimagine this classic they ask - what if RashDash were the three sisters, Olga, Masha and Irena?
Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square, Manchester
Thu 3 May to Sat 5 May, Tue 8 May to Sat 12 May, Mon 14 May to Sat 19 May

More details - Brandenburg Concertos by Candlelight
The fourth instalment in our 2018 Brandenburg Concertos by Candlelight Season sees the London Concertante traveling to Manchester Cathedral to perform two hallmark works of the Baroque era: J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto no. 4 & 5.
Manchester Cathedral, Victoria Street, Manchester
Fri 11 May

More details - My First Ballet: Swan Lake
Enjoy one of the most famous ballets of all time together, in this beautifully adapted new version for children aged three upwards. The evil magician Rothbart has turned the beautiful princess Odette into a swan; only at night can she return to human form.
Opera House Manchester 3 Quay St Manchester
Sat 28 Apr and Sun 29 Apr

More details - Kahlúa Brunch Club
Kahlúa, the spirit brand best known for its place in an Espresso Martini, is bringing its very own Brunch Club to Manchester to celebrate the most Instagramable meal of the day.
The Loft, 13 Quay Street
Sat 5 May to Mon 7 May, Sat 26 May to Mon 28 May

More details - Maddy Storm
Maddy Storm plus Johnny Black & Saintts. Artists performing: Maddy Storm.: Tickets avaiable.
The Eagle Inn, Salford
Thu 26 Apr

More details - LEGO® Friends House of Heart Tour comes to Manchester Arndale
This Spring, LEGO Friends invites children and their families to join them on the House of Heart Tour, which will be travelling to 8 intu shopping centres across the UK in a quest to put more heart into the world.
Manchester Arndale, Manchester
Sat 5 May

More details - Markets at Sadler's Yard: A Good Market
A celebration of local producers from across the north west, featuring: FOOD I Knead Pizza - Neapolitan style wood fired pizza BON Street Food - brand new street food trailer serving up AfroBrit inspired dishes Nyama Choma - Grilled Meat - tantalizing grilled meats inspired by Kenyan adventures
Sadler’s Yard, Hanover Street, NOMA, Manchester
Sat 5 May

More details - The Musical Menagerie
A HARGREAVES AND BALL TRUST FAMILY CONCERT Strange creatures, colourful characters and mysterious happenings…a magical musical tale to set your imagination on fire! We think children aged 7 and over will enjoy this concert the most.
The Stoller Hall Hunts Bank Manchester
Sat 12 May

More details - Record and cd fair
Collectable vinyl, cds. Dvds etc book a table saturday special.
Sachas hotel. TibSt Manchester
Sat 19 May

More details - Thrills, Chills and Spills! - Great Movie Music
Tense thrillers and great adventure stories have produced some of the world’s most exciting and atmospheric soundtracks. In this concert, the Hallé Orchestra features some of the most iconic.
The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley St., Manchester
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Take part in the Great Manchester Run for the British Heart Foundation
Help us to run all over heart disease by taking part in the North West’s biggest run festival. Follow the 10K or Half Marathon route through the heart of the city and pass some of the most famous landmarks in Manchester.
Manchester
Sun 20 May

More details - Arun Ghosh’s Jazz Club
Following his brilliant Big Imaginations Festival Jazz Club Arun is back this April with two performances and a workshop introducing children aged 2 – 5 and 5+ to theworld of jazz.
Z-arts 335 Stretford Road Hulme Manchester
Sat 28 Apr

More details - City of Manchester Opera presents: The Merry Widow, by Franz Lehar, fully staged, with orchestra
Come and join in the intrigues and shenanigans going on at the Pontevedrian embassy in Paris. It’s the 1930s and all the glamour hides a lot of dubious but hilarious goings on, all to the background of Franz Lehar’s most memorable music. You will know so much of it.
Hope Mill Theatre, Hope Mill, 113 Pollard Street, Ancoats, Manchester
Thu 17 May to Sun 20 May

More details - MRX: Model Railway Exhibition
Family friendly day out featuring a wide variety of working model railway layouts Our annual model railway exhibition featuring over 20 operational model railway layouts set among our historic road transport collection.
Museum of Transport, Boyle Street, Cheetham, Manchester
Sat 19 May and Sun 20 May

More details - City and the City Tour
Thanks to a brand-new offering from Manchester City Football Club, visitors can now enjoy a professionally guided tour of both the Etihad Campus and the amazing city, that it calls home.
318 Ashton New Rd, Manchester
Today to Mon 30 Apr

More details - Much Ado About Nothing
Much Ado About Nothing
NWTAC Theatre 270a Lightbowne Road, Manchester
Thu 3 May to Sat 5 May

More details - Comedy @ Chorlton Irish Club
With Mark Nelson Gareth Richards Sarah Keyworth Justin Moorhouse
Chorlton Irish Club, 17 High Lane, Chorlton
Fri 4 May

More details - Conservation Day in Droylsden
Access work to provide better public access and a spring clean on Copperas Field. No experience is required, just a willingness to join in and learn new skills.
Copperas Field entrance on Juniper Crescent, parking on Linden Way, Droylsden.
Tue 8 May, Tue 22 May

More details - Mencap Run Heaton Park
Choose your distance - take on a 5km or 10km route around the largest urban park in Europe. Aim for a personal best or take your time, either way, by tying your laces and clocking up the kilometres for Mencap you’re helping people with a learning disability live the life they choose.
Heaton Park, Manchester
Sun 13 May

More details - Ladies Evening Hosted By Adele From Bag Heaven, Monton
Step into Spring with a new handbag or accessories! Please join us for a Ladies Evening hosted by Adele from Bag Heaven, Monton on Friday evening, 18th May 2018 from 7:30pm onwards in the Community Room at St Paul’s Church, Egerton Road, Monton. Raffle for a handbag donated by Adele.
St Paul’s Church Egerton Road Off Monton Green/Rocky Lane Monton Eccles Manchester
Fri 18 May

More details - Churches Together Men's Breakfast at the Jolly Carter, Winton
Three times a year there is the chance for men only to get together to enjoy breakfast together in the pub on a Saturday Morning and listen to an interesting speaker. This time the guest speaker is Rev Gareth Thomas from St James’ Hope/St John’s Pendlebury.
The Jolly Carter, 118 Worsley Road, Winton, Eccles
Sat 19 May

More details - Didsbury Village Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Didsbury is an attractive South Manchester suburb which retains its village atmosphere. There are interesting shops, cafes and restaurants, well worth a visit in themselves! This year we have 7 gardens, including a new and very stylish low-maintenance contemporary garden.
Didsbury Village Gardens, Manchester
Sun 6 May, Sun 10 Jun

More details - ComedySportz
ComedySportz is the fast-paced family friendly competitive comedy show where you decide the winners! Two teams compete for your laughs with fully improvised gags, games, sketches and songs. There’s a referee on hand to keep it clean, keep it fair and field your suggestions.
Waterside Arts Centre, 1 Waterside Plaza, Sale
Sat 28 Apr, Sat 26 May

More details - ComedySportz 4 Tots
The team from ComedySportz have a brand new show for even younger audiences with plenty of BIG laughs for little kids. With fully improvised songs, stories and sketches this show has plenty of interactivity to get kids joining in. Kids suggestions inspire silly games and adventures with players from ComedySportz.
Waterside Arts Centre, 1 Waterside Plaza, Sale
Sat 28 Apr, Sat 26 May

More details - ComedySportz Manchester
Join ComedySportz as they celebrate 16 years of all ages, all action, all improvised competitive comedy!
Waterside 1 Waterside Plaza Sale
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Sarah & Duck's Big Top Birthday
The enchanting world of Sarah and Duck is brought to life in a brand-new stage show, featuring the wonderful characters from the BAFTA award-winning CBeebies show.
Waterside 1 Waterside Plaza Sale
Thu 3 May

More details - MARVELus: All the Marvel Movies.  Kind of.
Direct from a sell-out, award nominated tour of Australia and New Zealand, the world’s premier nerd-culture comedy double-act, The Just Us League (comedians Gary Tro and Javier Jarquin), return to the UK with their smash hit show MARVELus: All the MARVEL Movies Kind Of.
Waterside, 1 Waterside Plaza, Sale, Trafford
Fri 11 May and Sat 12 May

More details - The Didsbury Comedy Club
With Brendon Burns Mark Nelson Kevin Caswell-Jones Hayley Ellis
Didsbury Cricket Club, Wilmslow Rd., Didsbury
Sun 6 May

More details - The Heatons Comedy Evening
With Mark Nelson Brendon Burns Carla Poli Justin Moorhouse
The Heatons Sports Club, Green Lane, Heaton Moor, Stockport
Sun 6 May

More details - Conservation Day in Ashton
Path work and walling at Daisy Nook to provide better public access. No experience is required, just a willingness to join in and learn new skills.
Bardsley Bridge car park, Oldham Road, Ashton under Lyne.
Thu 3 May

More details - Book and Record Fair: Stockport, Sunday 6th May 2018
The next fantastic Stockport Book and Vinyl Record Fair will be held on the first Sunday of May at the town’s historic Market Hall.
Stockport Market Hall, Market Place, Stockport
Sun 6 May

More details - Flora Walk
Spend a relaxing evening with the Bamforth Brothers in close study of the local flora. Celebrating Alan’s 40th anniversary as a volunteer.
Bottom of Cemetery Road, off Stockport Road, Denton.
Tue 15 May

More details - Stockport Community Rail Festival
A fun day at Stockport Railway Station for family and rail enthusiasts. Vintage Trains and Trams, lots of stalls.
Stockport Railway Station, Station Road, Stockport
Sat 5 May

More details - International Circle Dance
Regular drop-in session. Usually second Friday of the month. Beginners welcome. Learn at your own pace. No partner required. Emphasis is on participation, not performance. Dances range from some which are simple and meditative to those which are a little more complex and challenging.
Timperley Village Club, 268, Stockport Road, Timperley
Fri 11 May, Fri 8 Jun

More details - Stockport Symphony Orchestra: Mozart's 40 Too
The first half of our May concert has one well known and popular piece by Edward Elgar and one less well known gem by Brahms. The Brahms is less often played: the more cynical might say that has something to do with the fact it has no parts for violins!
Stockport Town Hall, Edward Street
Sun 20 May

More details - Cheadle & Trinity CC Comedy Night
With Archie Kelly Scott Bennett Olga Koch Rob Riley
Cheadle Sports Club, 225 Kingsway , Cheadle, Cheshire
Fri 27 Apr

More details - Conservation Day in Denton
Fence and site maintenance in Lower Haughton Dale Local Nature Reserve. No experience is required, just a willingness to join in and learn new skills.
bottom of Meadow Lane, Haughton Dale, Denton.
Mon 30 Apr

More details - Cancer Research UK Race for Life Stockport 5K
Race for Life brings millions of women together to support our life-saving research. Just by signing up you’ll make a difference and whether you raise £10 or £200, every penny matters.
Woodbank Park
Sun 13 May

More details - Conservation Day in Dukinfield
Tree maintenance and a spring clean on Dewsnap Lane Fields. No experience is required, just a willingness to join in and learn new skills.
Noticeboard on Dewsnap Lane, Dukinfield
Tue 1 May

More details - Conservation Day in Dukinfield
Spring Clean at Tower Street Park. No experience is required, just a willingness to join in and learn new skills.
Near 6 Tower Street, Dukinfield
Tue 15 May

More details - Charity Race Night
Charity race night in aid of SPARC (Stockport Progress and Recovery Centre) Horse racing on screen. Seven races. Sponsor a race for £10. Be a jockey for £1. Tote betting - £1.
The Blossoms, 2 Buxton Road, Stockport
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Conservation Day in Hyde Park
Clearing brambles and spring cleaning in this well-loved site. No experience is required, just a willingness to join in and learn new skills.
Bayley Hall, Hyde Park, Lodge Lane, Hyde
Mon 14 May

More details - Feeding cities through urban agriculture
Talk by Dr Michael Hardman of the University of Salford Organised by Manchester Organic Gardeners. Talks are held at 2pm on 2nd Saturday of every month September - June Everyone is welcome.
St Elizabeth’s Church Hall, Lomond Road, Peel Green
Sat 12 May

More details - 'Stags & Hens' (The Remix)
The play is set in a trashy 70’s disco in Liverpool, England. The action is mainly in the gents and women’s toilets of the disco where both Linda (The Bride) and Dave (The Groom) have decided to hold their stags and hens nights, not knowing that their other half is at the same place.
Altrincham Garrick Playhouse Barrington Road Altrincham
Mon 30 Apr to Sat 5 May

More details - The Hound of the Baskervilles
A comedy adapted by Steven Canny and John Nicholson for Peepolykus. From the tale by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock and Watson in a fabulously funny adaptation of this classic. NO SUNDAY PERFORMANCE. This is an amateur production by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.
Players Theatre, Anfield Road, Cheadle Hulme
Sat 12 May to Sat 19 May

More details - Spring Family Fun Day
Celebrate Spring with a family funday. Lots of mostly free entertainment; face painting, craft workshops, climbing wall, music, sports activities, stalls and street theatre amidst a carpet of spring flowers.
Stamford Park, Stamford Street, Stalybridge.
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Scavenger Hunt
Using a check list, walk around the park and find an assortment of items to help you make a picture frame or a scavenger stick. Suitable for 6+ .
Highfield Pavilion. Stamford Park, Stamford Street, Stalybridge
Sun 20 May

More details - Conservation Day in Stalybridge
Walling and Site maintenance at Gorse Hall. No experience is required, just a willingness to join in and learn new skills.
Quarry Street car park, Stalybridge
Mon 21 May