Things to do in Manchester this weekend (10-12 Feb) – including where to watch the Super Bowl

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Here are some of the best events to look for in Manchester this weekend.

If you are not glued to the Six Nations this weekend, there are plenty of things to see and do in Manchester, including another massive sporting event – the Super Bowl.

Elsewhere, you can get creative at Freight Island, go scarecrow hunting at Tatton Park or even dance the night away at Manchester Cathedral. It looks like it’s going to be dry and sunny at times this weekend, so there is no excuse to stay in.

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Here are some of the events we are looking forward to the most and how to get involved.

Manchester 360º: The Shapeshifters

Manchester Cathedral, Friday 11 February, 5-11pm

Manchester 360 are back with another party in an unlikely location. This time they will be bringing The Shapeshifters to Manchester Cathedral for an exciting evening of house and disco. If you’ve ever wondered what a rave would be like in one of Manchester’s most iconic landmarks, then now is your chance. Tickets cost £32 and can be purchased via Fever. Participants need to be 21 and over.

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Cork&Canvas Presents Paint Your Mate

Escape to Freight Island, Sunday 12 February, 11:30am-2pm

If you’re looking for something creative to do this week, Escape to Freight Island is hosting an art morning, where Cork&Canvas art teachers help guide you through creating your own piece of art. The event is suitable for painters of all abilities, including complete beginners. The class will take place in the venue’s Plant Room. Tickets cost £30 and £15 for 18s and under. All the art materials and an apron are included in the price, and you can take your canvas home at the end of the session. More information and tickets can be found on the Cork&Canvas website.

Scarecrow Festival

Tatton Park, 11-26 February

The scarecrows have arrived at Tatton Park just in time for half term. Dozens of scarecrows will be scattered throughout the 50-acre park and your task is to find them all. This year’s theme is kings and queens, so you may also be able to spot some famous faces in among the straw. Normal park entry prices apply, and if you book three days in advance, you get a 10% discount. More information can be found on the venue’s website.

The Super Bowl will be shown at GRUB this weekend. Credit: Mitchell Leff/Getty (L) and Dylan Buell/Getty Images (R)The Super Bowl will be shown at GRUB this weekend. Credit: Mitchell Leff/Getty (L) and Dylan Buell/Getty Images (R)
The Super Bowl will be shown at GRUB this weekend. Credit: Mitchell Leff/Getty (L) and Dylan Buell/Getty Images (R) | Getty Images

Watch the Super Bowl at GRUB

50 Red Bank, 8pm (game starts at 11:30pm) Sunday

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While most of the UK is focused on the 6 Nations at the moment, sports fans across the pond are gearing up for their biggest event of the year, the Super Bowl – Philadelphia Eagles v Kansas City Chiefs. If you’re American or just an American football fan, you can head down to GRUB where they will be showing the game in their cinema room.

They will be showing games, half time shows, big games and big hits on the screen from 8pm and a special menu from Juke Burger will be on offer between 8-10pm. The match starts at 11:30pm. Tickets cost £15, which includes one drink and a portion of chicken/cauliflower wings. You can find more info and book tickets via the venue’s website.

Cardboard Carnival – The Carnival of the Animals

The Edge Theatre, Saturday 11 February, 11:30am

The Lempen Puppet Theatre Company will be presenting their Cardboard Carnival show this Saturday at Chorlton’s The Edge Theatre. The performance involves weird and wonderful cardboard puppet animals – some real and some imagined – moving to the soundtrack of Saint-Saëns’ 14-movement musical suite Carnival of the Animals. It promises to be creative combination of design, music and  Tickets cost £8 and be purchased online via the theatre’s website.

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