If you’re thinking of spending your weekend on the sofa with besties Ben and Jerry and Netflix, think again.

Test Your Steel, is returning to Great Northern Warehouse this Saturday and if you fancy a fitness competition with a difference, this is the one to watch. The team will be bringing their Conan Wheels (based on the Wheel of Pain from the 1982 film Conan the Barbarian) to Great Northern Square for members of the public to have a go. It’s free to boot for those brave enough to give it a try.

Once you’ve had your fill of fitness, foodie delights and taken a few selfies with health queen Ella Mills, scope out the Saturday night boogie sesh at Be Impossible and then let loose at ORBIT. Your sofa will still be there come Sunday and so will FOMO if you pass up these events. Manchester Food and Drink Festival is also kicking off this weekend so foodie fanatics, get excited.

1ORBIT at Home

Where did we come from? Where are we going? What does it mean to be human? Orbit Festival 2017 brings together innovative new work from theatre makers across the globe who want to explore our place in the world. Many of these shows come straight from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, exploring our relationship with the past, how we remember, the stories we tell ourselves and what it is that makes us who we are. If you fancy a side of existentialism with your weekend, click here.

2Boogie Wonderland at Be Impossible

The Theatre of Impossible continues its regular Friday night disco fest this weekend as the club brings one of Ibiza’s top club nights to the city. Theatre meets club at Be Impossible with a whole new way to party in the form of Cash Loca – a concept that blends theatre and performance with a variant to the usual traditional DJ led nightclub. This Friday is Boogie In Wonderland, which is set to be a hedonistic cocktail of international art, high-fashion, immersive performance and after-dark surrealism. Grab your tickets here.

3Deliciously Ella Pop Up Banquets

You know those deliciously good Deliciously Ella protein bites in the health food shops? Well the award-wining cookery author and entrepreneur Ella Mills will be hosting two ticketed pop up banquets on Saturday 30th September at the Festival Hub on Albert Square to give you an exclusive taste of her famed food. This is the chance to try a host of wholesome recipes and trademark dishes from the top blogger herself. She is a UK and a NY Times best seller and she’s created a number one app to help us all eat a little healthier. Here’s hoping it kicks starts the diet we promised ourselves at the start of the year. Click here for more info.