Our top tips for making the most of the week ahead, with brilliant things to do across the whole of Greater Manchester… For even more ideas, visit our What’s On page. 

My Fair Lady

One of the city’s most popular pop-ups returns! 

Following a successful trial in November, Cutting Room Square pop-up artisan market returns this week. From Sunday 2 April, and every first Sunday of the month thereafter, the market square will be made up of more than 60 stalls showcasing award winning local food, drink, art, craft producers and vintage artisans. As well as live music, and free family activities, it’s a fantastic opportunity to enjoy a day out with family and friends. 

Enjoy an evening of My Fair Lady at The Palace Theatre 

Follow the story of Eliza Doolittle, a working-class girl who receives lessons in speech and etiquette from Professor Henry Higgins, and ultimately transforms into a lady. With multiple dates throughout the week, The Palace Theatre show, My Fair Lady, boasts beloved songs such as "I Could Have Danced All Night" and "The Rain in Spain," and features stunning costumes and sets that transport you back in time to Edwardian England. Tickets start from £13 

Enjoy a tipple in Oldham’s Queen Elizabeth Hall 

Enjoy a fun and unique way to sample some delicious craft beers this week. From Friday 31 March – Saturday 1 April, Oldham Beer Festival returns to Queen Elizabeth Hall and is a must-visit for anyone who loves a hoppy IPA to a silky-smooth stout. You can expect live music, food vendors, and a lively atmosphere. Tickets start from £3 for non-CAMRA members with free admission for all after 5:30pm.  

Check out the city’s musical history with Manchester Music Tours 

Manchester's rich musical history is celebrated throughout Greater Manchester with a variety of iconic locations, including Salford Lads Club and Sifters Records in Burnage. Music fans can pay tribute to their favourite artists by visiting these sites with Manchester Music Tours, which offers visitors the chance to see all of these sites in one go, providing insight into the stories behind some of the city's most famous bands.  

Last chance to explore a unique exhibit at the Science and Industry Museum 

Celebrate 100 years of the BBC in Manchester at the Science and Industry Museum with a display that showcases Manchester as a centre of innovation in broadcasting, from 1922 to the present, and looking to the future. With the exhibit closing in May, now is the perfect time to discover the story of one of the UK's earliest radio stations, which was based in Manchester, and find out more about how people listened to early broadcasts. Then take a look at some of the latest developments in broadcasting being developed by the BBC at MediaCityUK and explore new technologies that will change the way we watch and listen forever. 

Book Now: Netball Manchester Live 2023, AO Arena 

Netball Manchester Live 2023 is one of Manchester’s biggest sporting events, and on Sunday 7 May, it’s returning to take over the AO Arena once more. The event reignites one of the greatest rivalries around, as four-times champions Manchester Thunder welcome the league’s newest team, Leeds Rhinos. Tickets for this sporting War of the Roses start from £10.