Want to know what's on in Manchester? Here's a list of things to do next month (that are actually worth doing)

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Voice ESEA's Lunar New Year party will be hosted at Hudson Social Image: Tarsier Spirit

Lunar New Year party

Non-profit group Voice are collaborating with Southeast Asian-owned gin distillers Tarsier Spirit  for Lunar New Year on 8th February as part of their Asian cocktail takeover at Hudson Social. The bar, off King Street, will be celebrating the arrival of the auspicious Year of the Dragon and bring together Manchester’s amazing ESEA (East and Southeast Asian) community, as well as anyone else who observes this global festival. Starting from 7pm, there will be free finger food, quiz bingo with prizes, karaoke and music until late. 

General admission is £7 + fees, but there are limited low wage tickets available.

Where: Hudson Social
When: 8 February
Price: From £7 (+ booking fees)
Tickets & more info: tickettailor.com

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Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes will play Manchester Academy on 9 February Image: Brian Rankin

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

In the wake of their new album Dark Rainbow, set to be released at the end of January, the band will embark on their biggest headline tour yet. Hear all the fan favourites like Kitty Sucker and Crowbar as well as some never-before-heard-live tracks from the new album.

Where: Manchester Academy
When: 9 February
Price: From £32.45
Tickets & more info: manchesteracademy.net

2024 01 18 Alchemist Cocktail
Learn to craft your favourite Alchemist cocktails Image: @thealchemistuk/Instagram

Valentine's Mini Masterclass

This mini cocktail-making masterclass is as ideal for breaking the ice on a first date as it is for reigniting that spark. Designed for two guests (£15 per person), you'll choose a cocktail from the Chemistry & Theatre section of the menu to create and drink. Grab your significant other (or your bestie) and test your cocktail making skills.

Where: Alchemist (New York Street, MediaCity & Spinningfields)
When: 13-15 February
Price: From £18
Tickets & more info: bandonthewall.org

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Go wild with Enter Shikari at Victoria Warehouse Image: Jamie Waters

Enter Shikari

With seven studio albums, Enter Shikari are a hit with elder emos and younger moshers alike. Expect to be taken on a journey of their discography, with old hits and new favourites to discover.

Where: O2 Victoria Warehouse
When: 14 February, 7pm
Price: From £40.60
Tickets: ticketmaster.co.uk

2024 01 18 Valentines Dinner
Enjoy a romantic dinner and steam train ride Image: @ferhadd/Unsplash

Valentine’s Steam Train Dinner

Enjoy a truly unique and memorable Valentine's celebration with a romantic four course dinner, a traditional steam train ride with scenic views (courtesy of the Irwell Valley), classical live music and more. Available for those aged 16 and over.

Where: Bury Bolton Street Station
When: 16-17 February
Price: From £79 per person
Tickets & more info: quaytickets.com

2024 01 18 Crawlers Band
Alt rock fans won't want to miss this one Image: Crawlers


Supporting Mother Mother on their tour, Liverpool-born band Crawlers will be raising the roof of Victoria Warehouse. The band's efforts of honing their formidable live reputation has paid off over the past year, when everything stepped up a notch (or five) resulting in them wowing crowds at Glastonbury and Download last summer.

Where: O2 Victoria Warehouse
When: 18 February
Price: From £26.35 (+ booking)
Tickets & more info: ticketmaster.co.uk

2024 01 18 Manchester River Cruises Elvis
Cruise down the river with 'The King' Image: Manchester River Cruises

Elvis: Live from the Irwell

Enjoy a tribute to the King of Rock n' Roll with an evening of Elvis' greatest hits as you cruise along the River Irwell and Manchester Ship Canal. Upon boarding the Princess Katherine you'll receive a glass of Prosecco as well as light snacks at your table and table service throughout the night. Pick up from Salford Quays, just by the Lowry Theatre.

Where: Manchester River Cruises
When: 17 February
Price: From £35 (+ booking)
Tickets & more info: manchesterrivercruises.com

Know of anything interesting coming up? Let me know on Twitter: @Harley__Young or drop me an email: harleyy@confidentials.com

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