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10 things to get you in the groove this week in Manchester

Rob Martin
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Rob Martin

You think you've got a busy week ahead? Think again, now we've added ten unmissable things to your list! Musicals, plays, vintage beauty and a vinyl lover's dream come true, it's your next seven days in Manchester. Ready? We'll spin you round like a record...

Jesus Christ Superstar
, Palace Theatre, Mon Apr 13 - Sat Apr 18
The Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber combination has brought its fair share of horrors to the stage but this, now almost half a century old, has some astounding music, with songs like 'I Don't Know How To Love Him' showing just why the two writers got to reach the heights they have.

Nadine Shah, The Deaf Institute, Tue Apr 14, £10 
An acclaimed second album, 'Fast Food', out this month, serves up a feast from the singer songwriter who brought us a debut record inspired by issues surrounding, amongst other things, mental health, something which continues on the new collection. 

A Night at the Movies, Bridgewater Hall, Tue Apr 14, from £24.60
The hugely talented David Arnold has composed many fine scores including those to 'Independence Day', TV's 'Sherlock' and several Bond films. With the Manchester Camerata he'll be performing some of the best loved film scores of all time, sharing stories and there's a newly announced guest appearance from the lovely David McAlmont, who will be here later in the year as half of McAlmont and Butler.

The Boy in Striped Pyjamas, The Lowry, Wed Apr 15 - Sat Apr 18, £15-£19
The much loved book about a young son of a concentration camp commander who befriends a little Jewish boy is a powerful take on the horrors of war, well adapted for the stage here by the Children's Touring Partnership. 

Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Albert Hall, Fri Apr 17, £20 
You know those lovely windows at Albert Hall? And the glass parts of the ceiling above you? Prepare to wave them bye bye as the earth shattering sounds and visuals of this massively influential post rock band do their best to shatter them...

BBC Philharmonic, Bridgewater Hall, Fri Apr 17 £10-£35 
HK Gruber, inspired by the works of Kurt Schwertsik, Kurt Weill and the city of Berlin, presents a world premiere amongst a programme of modern music which sounds as daring and exciting as it is moving.

Finley Quaye, Manchester Academy 3, Fri Apr 17, £12.50
It may have been a while since he won his Brit and his Mojo as Best Artist back in the 90s, but clearly Mr Quaye has not been one to rest on his laurels, and this relatively intimate gig should provide a perfect opportunity to see what he's been up to of late.

Record Store Day, Sat Apr 18
There are loads of groovy things happening for vinyl lovers this Saturday, championing our indepenent record stores, of which there are some very decent ones indeed in Manchester. Have a look at our guide of the best events happening in the city.

Manchester Print Fair, People's History Museum, Sat Apr 18, free
For its ninth outing, this fait highlighting the wealth of art and design talent in the city heads to the prestigious venue of the PHM, a far cry from its humble beginnings in Night and Day Cafe. It'll be a right treat, with posters, photos, even tea towels available, so get your keen eye for a piece of beauty along to have a look. 

National Vintage Wedding Fair, Victoria Baths, Sun Apr 19, £4
Given the beauty of the vintage stuff on offer here plus the absolute stunning beauty of the baths themselves, you don't even need to be getting married to enjoy this event. But if you are this, as they say, could be the icing on the cake...

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