Whether you're looking for inspiration or info, we've rounded-up some of the best things to do in Manchester today. You'll find theatre, art, music and more in our list, so there's plenty to tempt you to get out and about.
If things to do in Manchester today is far too short notice for you, check out our events calendar instead.
Theatre in Manchester today
The famous musical with over 20 soul classics performed live on stage including: Night Train, Try A Little Tenderness, River Deep, Mountain High, In The Midnight Hour, Papa Was A Rolling Stone, Save Me, Mustang Sally, I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Thin Line Between Love And Hate, Reach Out, Uptight, Knock On Wood, I Can't Turn You Loose and more.
The ensemble stages the musical version of the hit comedy film about the transformation of Elle Woods as she tries to pursue her dreams.
Actors Touring Company, Royal Exchange Theatre and Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh presents the classic play by Aeschylus in a new version by David Greig, in which 50 women leave everything behind to board a boat in North Africa and flee across the Mediterranean. Directed by Ramin Gray.
Jay Scheib directs a high-octane rock'n'roll musical by Jim Steinman based on Meat Loaf's 1977 album, about a rebellious youth called Strat, who falls in love with the daughter of the despotic leader of a post-cataclysmic city. The songbook includes I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That), You Took The Words Right Out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night), Dead Ringer For Love, It's All Coming Back To Me Now, Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad and the anthemic title track.
Art in Manchester today
Curated by renowned documentary photographer Martin Parr, this exhibition explores how international photographers viewed Britain from the 1930s onwards, with works by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Rineke Dijkstra, and Garry Winogrand.
Barbara Brown was the golden girl of Heal Fabrics in the 1960s and early 1970s. Talent-spotted as a student, her designs for furnishing fabrics are some of the most striking and unusual ever produced in the 20th century and won awards from the Council of Industrial Design. This is the first major solo exhibition of her work in the UK.