Three to see in Manchester this weekend: Oasis, Americana and blues

How’s your month going? Not the best? Apparently, next week is the most depressing week of the year. So here’s three things to see this weekend to get you out of that January slump and help you make it through next week.

Go let it out at Central Library

Pic Lawrence Watson

Don’t look back in anger just make your way to Central Library and spend the afternoon engrossed in some culture. Manc culture that is. If, like us, you spent the whole of November and December faffing about with sparkly wrapping paper and overpriced market stall hot chocolates, this is your last chance to visit this awesome exhibition which chronicles the rise of one of Manchester’s most famous bands. It closes on January 28th so get your skates on, especially if it’s icy out. Free entry

First Floor Exhibition Hall
St Peters Square
M2 5PD

Make time for Manchester By The Sea

Photo: Claire Folger, Courtesy of Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions

Film lovers rejoice. HOME, the hotspot for free thinkers and independent films, is screening this award-winning and critically acclaimed indie-flick. Sorry to burst your bubble but this isn’t quite the Manchester we know and love. This one’s set stateside and focuses on the life of Lee Chandler (played by Casey Affleck) and his dealings with life, love and grief. It’s artily filmed and has a sombre wintry feel to it – a bit like our weather this week. With its five star ratings and a title that includes our namesake city, we think this could be a winner.

Tony Wilson Place
M15 4FN

Groove to live Americana and blues at ODD Bar

What better way to round up your weekend than with a few beers and some live Americana, blues and folk music? Top notch home-grown artists The Wicked Path will be taking the stage at this cosy downstairs joint this Sunday so if you’re in the market for a spot of traditional American folk mixed with honest English rawness, then this should be right up your street. Did I mention that Manchester-based masterminds Sam Schlicht and T.G. Elias will be coming along for the ride, too? Sounds like a good night to me. Plus, it’s free entry to boot.

Downstairs at ODD Bar
Thomas Street
M4 1ER


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