Three to see this weekend: the beer, the band, the bespoke music brand

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Whether you fancy yourself a taste of Brooklyn, a band-new show, or a bespoke shopping experience with a twist, there’s something for you this weekend. Here’s our pick of what to see and do this weekend, in no particular order.

The Shop Party x MCR Live

Brooklyn Brewery Craft Beer cans Manchester The Shop Party
Brooklyn Brewery Craft Beer cans

One of the foremost craft breweries in the world, Brooklyn Brewery, will be teaming up with Manchester’s finest digital radio maestros MCR live to host The Shop Party. This is a free event and will be bringing the finest in craft beer, cracking street food and games galore to Northern Quarter hot spot Ancoats General Store. Doors open at 5pm on Friday and party seekers will be able to enjoy a host of arcade games, giant jenga, beer pong whilst getting down to the latest beats from MCR live.

The Band Premiere at Manchester Opera House

Pic Jay Brooks

Could it be magic? The hotly-anticipated new musical penned by award-winning playwright Tim Firth and featuring the music of Take That takes to the stage for the first time on Friday 8th September at the Manchester Opera House, and will be showing at the venue until the end of the month. A great way to treat the kids, your partner or even your friends, and reminisce about the band that meant everything to you. Get your tickets here.

Music Matters at Selfridges Intu Trafford Centre

As part of a national campaign – Music Matters – that celebrates music as the lifeblood of the cultural identity of our city and an essential expression both of individuals and communities, a host of events, pop-ups, partnerships and products are taking place across  Selfridges stores this month. Thursday 7th and Friday 8th September will see Selfridges Trafford transform its menswear department into a bespoke pop-up gig venue for two exclusive live shows from doyens of Manchester’s alternative music scene Dutch Uncles and Jesca Hoop. Tickets are available for just £10 per night including free drinks and are also redeemable against any in-store purchase on the evening. Find out more about the Music Matters campaign and the Selfridges intu Trafford Centre events here.

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