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Discover Manchester's best things to do, restaurants, theatre and nightlife

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Have a laugh with these lot

Who needs love when you've got comedy? We preview the best comedy coming up throughout February

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Make a run for it! Running events in Manchester

Most people know that Manchester holds the Bupa Great Manchester Run event every year. It is one of the biggest 10km races in Europe and sees over a quarter of a million runners turn up to pound the streets. The course is a great one taking in the beautiful architecture our city has to offer as well as Old Trafford and our stunning canal system before ending near our tallest building, Beetham Tower. Runners can enjoy music at regular intervals around the course and the spectators are always there to cheer you on. But did you know there are lots of other running events in Manchester? Here's a guide to some of the other races you can take part in. Asics Greater Manchester Marathon Many do not know that Manchester also has a marathon. Not only a marathon but the UK's flattest making it a quick race. Voted Most Improved Race by Runners World magazine the route takes in the sights of Trafford keeping away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. If you fancy taking on the challenge of the full 26.2 miles this is a good choice for you. The Color Run <img align="left" class="photo lazy inline" id="bf57ae16-9513-ae42-e5b6-69df2daa79e6" src="http://media.timeout.com/images/101984219/image.jpg" type="im

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See off January on the dancefloor

As January concludes, Manchester's party rota is back in absolute full swing

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What's inn a name? Manchester's most peculiar pub names

We take a look at the names of some of its best known public houses

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Manchester's Modernist marvels

Five wonderful Modernist buildings in the city

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Recommended events

Theatre

wonder.land

MIF announce a new commission based on 'Alice in Wonderland' with music by Damon Albarn, directed by Rufus Norris

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Music

Sacred Sounds Women's Choir Showcase

The sound of a choir can be inspirational, and when it's made up of women from different faiths, even more so

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Theatre

East Is East

Ayub Khan Din's quite brilliant comedy drama, set in 1970s Salford

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Art

Stanley Spencer: Heaven in a Hell of War

A collection of paintings reflecting the artist's war years

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Dance

Polish Dance Spectacular

This promises to be, as the title suggests, spectacular with groups UK wide coming

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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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Restaurants

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

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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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Things to Do

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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Restaurants

The best cheap eats in Manchester

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

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Nightlife

The best clubs in Manchester

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

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Nightlife

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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