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Today to Thu 17 May, by distance, closest first.    

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
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 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 - Rumpelstiltskin
Award-winning dance company and Sadler’s Wells partner prepares for national tour Multi-award-winning dance theatre company balletLORENT is preparing for its 2018 national tour presenting an original adaptation of the classic fairytale Rumpelstiltskin.
Lowry Pier 8 Salford Quays
Fri 20 Apr and Sat 21 Apr

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 - Mum2mum Market (Chorlton, Manchester) Nearly New Sale
SELL your quality second hand baby, children’s and maternity clothes, preloved baby equipment or used pram at our nearly new baby and children’s market and keep 100% of the proceeds. Don’t know where to start sorting out your baby items sign up for our free tips www.mum2mummarket.co.uk/get-free-tips.
Chorlton High School, Nell Lane, Chorlton, Manchester
Sat 21 Apr

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 - 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 - '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 - 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 21 Apr, Sun 22 Apr, Sat 5 May to Mon 7 May, Sat 26 May to Mon 28 May

More details - Andrew W.K.
Andrew W.K. + Yonaka. Artists performing: Andrew W.K..: Tickets avaiable.
O2 Manchester Ritz, Manchester
Fri 20 Apr

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 - Wild Goose Wellbeing Skill (Qigong)
Wild Goose Wellbeing Skill (Qigong) is a set of lovely Chinese exercises, which open the energy channels, benefiting all the body systems and calming the mind and emotions.
Large Schoolroom, Dunham Road Unitarian Chapel, Altrincham
Tue 8 May
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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 21 Apr, Mon 23 Apr 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 - 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 - 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 - Speed Dating in Manchester
Speed Dating in Manchester How speed dating in Manchester works By simply arriving at venue for the Speed Dating in Manchester event, you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts.
Walrus, 78-88 High Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, Manchester
Tue 24 Apr

More details - Dunham Massey - Super Senses Trail
Discover the garden in a way that appeals to all your super senses. Imagine you have the eyes of an owl and the ears of a rabbit on a sensory nature trail. Normal admission applies to the garden. Don’t forget to get your tickets from visitor reception before heading to the garden. Booking Not Needed.
Dunham Massey, Altrincham
Today to Tue 22 May

More details - St Peter's Players (drama group)
St Peter’s players (SPP) are an amateur acting school and drama group based in Hale, Cheshire. We would like to invite all budding writer’s actor’s director’s musician’s singers and artists to come and join us.
St Peters House, 233 Ashley Rd, Hale, Altrincham
Today, Thu 3 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 - Festival of Model Tramways
Festival of Model Tramways Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April 2018 Family friendly day out featuring the highest quality model tramway layouts and displays The premier model tramway event returns to the Museum of Transport.
Museum of Transport, Boyle Street, Cheetham, Manchester
Sat 21 Apr and Sun 22 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 - 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 - 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 - At. Clare Hospice Race Night (horse)
A fun evening, in a nice club house. Eight horse races will be flashed on a screen. If a person Sponsors a Race for £30-40, he can Name That Race and his name and logo will appear on race sheets. It will be a very enjoyable evening.
Canons Brook Golf Club, Elizabeth Way, Harlow, Essex, C.
Sat 21 Apr

More details - ****Gatley Family Sports Day****
It’s Free, it’s Fun . . . it’s Gatley’s Family Sports Day, April 21 It’s getting warmer, Spring is here and it’s time to shake off the winter blues. Come and play at our Family Sports Day on April 21. We have events for everyone and every age.
William Scholes Playing Fields, Beech Avenue, Gatley.
Sat 21 Apr

More details - 64 Carr Wood - Open Garden for NGS
Two-thirds acre landscaped, S-facing garden overlooking Bollin Valley laid out in 1959 by Clibrans of Altrincham and recently restored. Gently sloping lawn, woodland walk, seating areas and terrace, extensive mixed shrub and plant borders. Partial wheelchair access and ample parking on Carr Wood.
64 Carr Wood, Altrincham
Sat 12 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 - 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 - 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

Cheeky Monkies Baby & Children’s Sale - FARNWORTH 05/05/18 More details - Cheeky Monkies Baby & Children's Sale - FARNWORTH 05/05/18
We are hosting a baby and children’s sale at St James’s High School, Lucas Road, Farnworth, BL4 9RU SATURDAY 5th MAY 1-3pm x For mums, dads, grandmas, granddads, aunts and uncles to buy or sell new or pre-loved items such as clothes 0-5 years, shoes, push chair, toys, high chairs, Moses baskets, bikes,
St James’s High School, Lucas Road, Farnworth
Sat 5 May
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More details - Orpheus in the Underworld
An adventurous helter-skelter journey from Greece, up to Mount Olympus and down to the Underworld. Fun and mischief with bouncing, foot-tapping music by Offenbach, including the Can-Can!! Orpheus is married to a beautiful wood nymph, Eurydice, but their marriage is in dire straits.
St. Joseph’s Hall, Chapel Street, Leigh
Tue 15 May to Sat 19 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 - Much Ado About Nothing
Much Ado About Nothing
NWTAC Theatre 270a Lightbowne Road, Manchester
Thu 3 May to Sat 5 May

More details - Creative Club
Creative Club workshops take place during school holidays and support young artists aged 7-3 to develop their creative skills in a range of media. Come along and join the club! Visit www.theturnpike.org.uk/workshops?
The Turnpike Civic Square Leigh
Today to Sat 21 Apr

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 - 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 - 6 Birch Road - Open Garden for NGS
A small wild life friendly garden brimming with colour making the most of its potential. Large collection of alpines and succulents and used in interesting and creative ways. Extensive and inspirational use of recycled materials giving them a new lease of life.
6 Birch Road, Leigh
Tue 1 May, Fri 1 Jun

More details - April in Paris by John Godber at CHADS THEATRE
Chads Theatre presents APRIL IN PARIS by John Godber. This play will have an extended run in CHADS STUDIO from 28th April until Friday 11th May- EXCLUDING Monday May 7th BUT including a matinee on Sunday May 6th. April in Paris - the plot..... Al and Bet live in Hull. Al is an out of work plasterer.
CHADS THEATRE, MELLOR ROAD, Cheadle Hulme
Sat 28 Apr to Fri 11 May

More details - Quarry Bank - Lost Voices
Lost Voices explores the experiences of women whose stories were not heard, and which are often lost to us today because of their age, status or means. Installations across Quarry Bank will bring their voices to life.
Quarry Bank, Styal, Wilmslow,
Today to Tue 1 May

More details - Quarry Bank - Explore the Outdoors
Head outside and discover all the wonderful wildlife and amazing family adventures you can have in the gardens and woodland at Quarry Bank. Families can follow the spring nature trail and immerse themselves in the sights, sounds and smells of spring.
Quarry Bank, Styal, Wilmslow,
Today to Sun 29 Apr

More details - Quarry Bank - Caring for Quarry Bank
Join our expert archives and collections team every Thursday to discover how we look after and tell the stories of Quarry Bank. This tour will last approximately 30 minutes and will start from Visitor Reception. Admission charges apply, NT members free. Booking Not Needed.
Quarry Bank, Styal, Wilmslow,
Today, Thu 26 Apr, Thu 3 May

More details - Quarry Bank - Lost Voices Exhibition Tour
Join our programming team every Friday for a special tour of our Lost Voices exhibition. This tour will last approximately 40 minutes and will start from Visitor Reception. Admission charges apply, NT members free. Booking Not Needed.
Quarry Bank, Styal, Wilmslow,
Fri 20 Apr, Fri 27 Apr, Fri 4 May