If you fancy a laugh and you’re a fan of his humour, Jimmy Carr’s in town. If he’s not your cup of tea or you’d rather skip the O2 crowds, there’s plenty more to do in this city. What about watching the brilliant Sheridan Smith do her thing on stage, or cocktails and comfort food at a bottomless brunch. Or you could make like Macklemore and go thrift shopping at the Pre-Loved Vintage Kilo.
1Manchester Pre-Loved Vintage Kilo
If you fancy popping some tags like Macklemore, there’s really no need to steal your grandad’s clothes. The Manchester Pre-Loved Vintage Kilo is in town this weekend, giving you every excuse to stock up your entire spring wardrobe and all for under 20 quid. You’ll be given a big bag on arrival, then it’s all down to you. Rummage through huge tubs of vintage clobber and thrift store goodies then take it to the pay station to be weighed. It’s £15 per kilo so if you’re on the hunt for some zebra jammies and a built-in onesie but only have 20 quid in your pocket, snag yourself a bargain while you can.
Old Granada Studios, 10am until 5pm
2Bottomless Brunch at The Laundrette
Weekend is the time to enjoy a lie-in, relax, and enjoy some good food and drink. If a bottomless brunch isn’t a good reason to get out of bed on a morning, we don’t know what is. This Sunday you can look forward to an artsy brunch that pays tribute to Ibiza sunsets and warmer weather. Expect everything from expertly-crafted comfort food like truffle mac ’n cheese to brunching staples of fluffy maple pancakes and smoked salmon bagels. Drinkwise, you can spend the day sipping on classic concoctions or, if you’re feeling a little more adventurous, there’s a smattering of less common libations like Rasberri Flossi or Love Juice. Whether you’re celebrating the weekend with cosmos or comfort food, The Laundrette has something for every tastebud, sweet tooth and cocktail craving.
Funny Girl is the show that brought global fame to Barbra Streisand 50 years ago. This weekend it hits the stage of the Palace Theatre so if you fancy an evening watching the brilliant Sheridan Smith work her magic as Fanny Brice, this is the place to go. Get gussied up, let your hair down and tap your toes to some of the most iconic jangles in film and theatre history. Did we mention that Funny Girl features absolute belters like Don’t Rain On My Parade and People? Sounds like a good one to us.