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

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Places to get a proper pie in Manchester

It's British Pie Week

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Pick up a free Time Out Manchester eating and drinking guide

They are being handed out this week by our lovely hander-outers 

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The A to Z of Northern slang

T is for Tight

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Fagged off with fag ends?

Tackling the litter bugs who face an £80 fine

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A solar eclipse will wipe out 90% of your daylight in March

Watch the skies on Fri Mar 20 as Manchester and much of the rest of the UK gets plunged into darkness

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Music

Madonna

Madonna's new show comes to Manchester in December and tickets go on sale soon

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10 great ways to start March in Manchester

This week we've got a festival about feeling better about being sick, a truly great Manchester band and some exciting new film releases coming our way

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Theatre

The Producers

Quite simply this is one of the funniest and most enjoyable of the recent crop of 'film to stage musical' adptations we've had

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Things to do

SICK!

A festival in Manchester that is going to make you feel better

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Urban Food Fest

15 different street food trucks and stalls serving gourmet global street food dishes, a premium bar and cocktail bar, seating, plus live music

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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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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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Restaurants

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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