Three to see this weekend: Coors Light caving, raving and artistic misbehaving

For those who don’t already know this weekend is the perfect opportunity to show your support for the hard working emergency services. This Sunday NWAS Paramedics take on local celebs in a charity football match at Salford City football club- doors open at 12pm and kick off is 13.30.

The proceeds of all ticket sales and raffles on the day will be evenly split between the We Love Manchester fund and the charity Once Upon A Smile. More info here.

If you’re not heading down to the footy match you can look forward to raving in a cave and getting the kids down to a boogie rave. Then, why not head to a pop-up art event at one of the coolest coffee shops in the city? Check out this weekend’s three to see.

Coors Light Ice Cave

Winter comes early to Manchester. Calling itself the coolest new joint in town, the Coors Light Ice Cave is a free event packed with ice cold beers and DJs cracking out banger after banger all weekend. Inside, visitors will be equipped with a thermal cape designed to withstand 30 minutes in the chilly – very chilly – temperatures. The ice cave will be stocked up with a range of Coors Light beers and cocktails. And if guests are unfamiliar with the decks but fancy learning a new skill, DJ masterclasses will be held at the Ice Cave where anybody to have a go. Anyone who prefers to be on the dance floor can rave the night away with friends and capture moments in the #IceCaveRave GIF booth, creating their own moving image during their quest for ice cold refreshments. What more could you ask for? More info here.

Rave A Roo

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Rave-A-Roonies are in for a real treat as the biggest and best indoor family fest steps out of its usual home at Ministry of Sound in London to host the ultimate kids’ party at Selfridges intu Trafford Centre on Sunday 24 September. Part of Selfridges Music Matters campaign which celebrates the importance of live music through a season of events, pop ups and partnerships, Rave-A-Roo is a clubbing mash-up of rave festival fun for the whole family. From 10am to 11.30am in Kids on Upper Level, there’ll be live DJ performances, madcap hosts, disco ball games and a confetti mayhem finale. There is also a chance to get funky and creative with neon clay modelling and glitter face-painting. More info here.

Show me your colours

One of the world’s oldest creative and lifestyle brands, Reeves, is landing in Foundation Coffee House, the buzzing Northern Quarter café, to demonstrate how everyone can be inspired with simple, everyday tasks. This one-off pop-up event, taking place on September 22 and 23, will be a vibrant hub where attendees can take time out to unleash their creative side using the extensive Reeves product range – perfect for chilling, mingling, getting down and crafty. It’s a free event so you can keep your coins for a killer coffee at the bar. More info here.


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