It’s Halloween on Tuesday, which means most of the antics will be taking place this weekend. But you don’t have to put away your Sexy Pennywise or Harley Quinn costumes once Monday hits, though, because there’s plenty going on around the city this entire week.
Here’s our pick of things to see and do this weekend, from Halloween brunch to a haunted cinema. There’s even something for anyone who is already sick of the sight of pumpkins.
Halloween Party at Mahiki and Brunch at The Laundrette
Mahiki Manchester presents a terrifying tiki night out on Saturday. In case you didn’t know, Baron Samedi is the King of Voodoo, usually depicted with a top hat, black tail coat, dark glasses, and cotton plugs in the nostrils, as if to resemble a corpse dressed and prepared for burial in the Haitian style. He has a white or skull-like face – or a skull for a face – and speaks in a nasally voice. He summons you to get into the Halloween spirit to escape into the Polynesian underworld. So, get into your craziest fancy dress and head down to Mahiki to sip on a Zombie or two until 5am.
Halloween Cinema at King Street Townhouse
Fancy something a little more cosy? Wrap up warm on Halloween weekend and head down to King Street Hotel where they’re putting on a cinema spread fit for a king. Stephen King, that is. You’ll be greeted with a glass of champagne before you head down to The Cellars, a luxurious and private boutique screening room in the vaults of the hotel. It’s cosy and dimly lit with just 20 luxurious sofa seats to snuggle up in. Grab a box of complimentary popcorn, get your fill of ice-cream and buckle up. Click here to read more.
Buy Art Fair
For those of you who’d rather skip Halloween, Buy Art Fair are bringing works by a multitude of famous artists including Banksy, Tracey Emin, Barbara Hepworth, Damien Hirst and Yoko Ono to Manchester, alongside thousands of original contemporary pieces from 100 exhibiting UK and international galleries and artists. And as the name suggests they’re all for sale. Visit the tickets page on the Buy Art Fair and enter the promotional code ‘OPAL’ to claim your place. Click here.