Things to do in Manchester this weekend and beyond: 28-31 January 2022

From Strictly Come Dancing Live to a Harry Potter film festival, we’ve put together a what’s on video guide to some of the best events to enjoy in the city-region in the coming days.

Strictly Come Dancing Live tour 2022

After two years, the Strictly Come Dancing Live tour is back at arenas up and down the country and will be coming to Manchester this weekend.

Having kicked the show off in Birmingham, The Strictly Live tour will head to Manchester’s AO Arena for four dazzling shows.

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    Audiences can choose between matinee and evening performances on both Saturday 29 January and Sunday 30 January, where stars will be joined by previous show favourites to battle it out on the dance floor.

    The audience will then get the chance to vote for their favourite.

    You can find more information including how to buy tickets here.

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    The Manchester Cheese Crawl

    Calling all cheese lovers! You can now take part in a cheese and wine crawl around Manchester city centre.

    The Manchester Cheese Crawl aims to take you around some of the cheesiest spots the city has to offer for two hours of non-stop cheese-related fun. Beginning this Friday 28 January, the events will be taking place at both 12pm and 3pm every Friday and Saturday throughout 2022.

    You can find more information including how to buy tickets here.

    Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Cinema Package

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    If you’re looking for a more relaxing way to spend your weekend, King Street Townhouse is hosting a magical Harry Potter movie marathon that comes complete with afternoon tea and cocktails to celebrate the 20th anniversary the iconic film franchise.

    Whether you’re in Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff, it’s time to get your wands at the ready to mark the 20th anniversary of the first film in the Harry Potter franchise this January in the venues very-own exclusive cinema.

    You can find more information including how to buy tickets here.

    80s V 90s Festival

    Two of the greatest musical decades in history will go head to head in an ultimate music showdown.

    The Bowlers Exhibition Centre in Stretford is set to host an 80’s V 90’s festival with live performances from the Vengaboys, Five, Samantha Fox and more.

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    Taking place this Saturday from 2pm till 11pm, audiences will vote for their favourite as they experience a blast from the past.

    You can find more information including how to buy tickets here.