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Ten fantastic ways to make the most of Manchester this week

From big names at big venues to local bands in local pubs, there's still space to fit in a good laugh at The Lowry, stories for kids, getting creative in Withington and the democratisation of education. Now that's a varied week!

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Can't cook, won't cook

Ten restaurants that deliver to your door

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Vinyl Exchange on what's hot for Record Store Day

We list the top ten selling vinyl at this Manchester institution

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Margaret Atwood at Manchester Literature Festival

Where she will be discussing her forthcoming novel ‘The Heart Goes Last’

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RBMA's UK tour touches down in Manchester this weekend

Red Bull’s domination of underground music and culture continues 

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Recommended events

Music

Mexrrissey: Mexico Goes Morrissey

Mexico's finest bring Morrissey home with their versions of some of his most beloved songs

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Dance

Hallé Tea Dances

Ballroom came back and didn't go away so enjoy some in a magnificent setting

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Theatre

The Skriker

From July, Caryl Churchill's disturbing play re-unites director Sarah Frankcom and actor Maxine Peake

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Music

Marc Almond

Always a performer who is electric live, Almond returns to Manchester with the release of a new album

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Summer in the City

If you've seen a gig at Castlefield Bowl you know that it can be a wonderful outdoor experience, so book yourself in for Paolo Nutini, The Charlatans, Noel Gallagher and more

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Where to eat and drink in Manchester

Restaurants

The best coffee shops and cafés in Manchester

Coffee remains hot but tea's very cool these days. Here's where to get your hit of both

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Manchester's best burgers

Partial to a patty? Head to these and get your burger fix

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Bars and pubs

The best pubs in Manchester

From lovely locals to great gastros, make a beeline for these brilliant boozers

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The best restaurants in Manchester

Whatever tickles your culinary fancy, there are plenty of very good restaurants to get stuck into

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Bars and pubs

The best cocktail bars in Manchester

If creative concoctions are your thing, take a peek here and partake in a tipple or two

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Enjoy some Manchester culture

Things to do

The best museums in Manchester

Delve deep and marvel at Manchester's vibrant cultural institutions 

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The best free things to do in Manchester

Explore these and have your fill of fun for a lot less lolly

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The best art galleries in Manchester

From the best of yesteryear to the mercilessly modern, Manchester has it all

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Top ten Manchester attractions

Check this out for our ten favourite places to visit in Manchester

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Theatre

The best theatres in Manchester

Find a stage to suit in the city with our pick of Manchester's best theatres

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More things to do in Manchester

Things to do

Manchester events calendar

Diaries at the ready: check out the biggest events all-year-round

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Bars and pubs

The best craft beer bars in Manchester

If craft's your creed, head to these and worship at the altar of ale

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The best cheap eats in Manchester

Please your pocket by bagging a culinary bargain at these great spots

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Clubs

The best clubs in Manchester

If there's one thing Manchester does well, it's clubbing

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Clubs

The best comedy clubs in Manchester

Aching to be amused? Check these out, and have those sides split

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Travel

The best hotels in Manchester

Looking for somewhere to rest your head? Here's where to hit the hay

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