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YOUR WEEKEND

YOUR WEEKEND

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MANCHESTER

THE PAN PACIFIC FINAL

Camp, brassy and utterly fabulous, Baz Luhrmann’s 1992 debut Strictly Ballroom takes the classic ugly duckling tale and gives it a makeover with sequins, sparkles and The Bogo Pogo. Catch it at Screenfields. 17 May, 8pm; £2; Screenfields, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3

FRESH MUSIC

Stay ahead of the curve and get acquainted with six of the hottest new bands in town: Alt-J, Money, No Ceremony, Stealing Sheep, Great Waves and Pins, at New Sounds of the North. 18 May, 6pm-11pm; £8 adv; Quay House, Spinningfields, M3

INSIDER ART

Two days of artist-led discussion, curator tours and exhibitions make up Manchester Salon Weekend, including an exhibition of Chinese video art and a ‘found sounds’ workshop at Manchester Art Gallery. 19-12 May; times and venues vary, free; city centre

GARDEN PARTY

Part of Museums at Night 2012, Secret Gardens in the City invites you to enjoy a nocturnal game of croquet, explore a secret Gothic tower and attend a herbal pampering workshop. 18 May; 6.30pm-8.30pm: free; Manchester Museum, Oxford Road, M13

CONTEMPORARY CRAFT

Learn new skills and create your own digital art at Handmade, an interactive digital craft fair and a highlight of Future Everything, the annual festival of art, music and ideas. 19 May, 10am-5pm; £2; Victoria Baths, Hathersage Road, M13

LEEDS

WEIRD WORLDS

City-wide art event OverWorlds & UnderWorlds takes over the streets and several venues across Leeds with music, performance, dance and film. It’s curated by film-makers Quay Brothers – expect brilliant, bizarre creative happenings. 18-20 May; various locations, Leeds, LS1

STIR IT UP

The street-food gurus at Manjit’s Kitchen host their second Stir It Up night. Expect laid-back Jamaican music, Indian dishes and lots of dancing. 19 May; £5; 8pm-2am; Temple Works, Marshall Street, LS11

LONELY HEARTS

Leeds has several links to The Beatles’ iconic Sgt Pepper album cover. It will be brought to life in this free talk by journalist, broadcaster and academic Dr Simon Warner and followed by a visit to see the real thing. 19 May; free; 2pm-3.15pm; Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds, LS2

HARROGATE DOES VINTAGE

The first Harrogate Does Vintage fair takes over Harrogate Theatre’s foyer this Saturday with vintage stalls, tea and cakes and a beauty bar for all our Fifties victory rolls and flicky eyeliner needs. 19 May; £1; 10.30am-4.30pm; Harrogate Theatre, Oxford Street, HG1

STATELY GLAMOUR

Stately home Harewood House is opening its doors for a Thirties-themed party as part of Museums at Night. Actors will be in costume (think period drama) and there will be a candle-lit walk in the grounds. 19 May; £14; 6pm-10pm; Harewood House, Harewood, LS17

SCOTLAND

PARTY OUTSIDE INSIDE

A Night Under The Northern Lights transforms The Arches into an ethereal northern lights sky. Two-time Grammy nominated Felix Da Housecat will be charge of the tunes. 19 May; 10pm-3am; £5 (in advance) or £10 (on the door); The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G2

POPCORN AND CINEMA

The Southside Film Festival will screen in a boat shed, Govanhill Baths and the old Govan Town Hall. It will open with a screening of Peter Mullan’s Neds and close with Buster Keaton’s The General, with organ accompaniment. 17-20 May; various times; most events free; various venues in Southside, Glasgow

MUSEUM HISTORY

From a Venetian Masked Ball and a tea dance, to murder mystery nights and Horrible Histories reenactments, there’s lots to discover at the Festival of Museums. 18-20 May; times and prices vary; venues across Scotland

BREAK IT DOWN

At the Breakdancing Convention, there’s a pre-show in the foyer, a live DJ and drummer, workshops and graffiti art – all before the best in breakdancing take to the stage to wow you. 18-19 May; from 6pm; £16.50; Festival Theatre, 13-29 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8

GO GIGGING

Like a musical marathon, the one-ticket, multi-venue event Stag and Dagger features 30 bands, including Niki & The Dove, who were shortlisted for BBC Sound of 2012, and local talent The Phantom Band. 19 May; from 2pm; £19.50; various venues across Glasgow

BIRMINGHAM

STREET SPECTACLE

Wings Of Desire, a spectacular outdoor performance fusing dance and acrobatics, takes over Victoria Square for the next three nights. The Town Hall will be transformed by projections and circus troupe C!RCA takes to the streets. 17-19 May; 9.30pm-late; free; Victoria Square, B1

FLOATING CINEMA

Cinémathèque de Tanger is a canal-boat cinema, screening films exploring issues of migration and exile as part of French artist Yto Barrada’s exhibition at Ikon Gallery, documenting life in her hometown Tangier. 19-20 May; 12pm- 5pm; free, Brindelyplace canal, outside the National Sea Life Centre

SNAPSHOT SOCIETY

A Beautiful Catastrophe features street photography from New York artist Bruce Gilden. The photos portray the eccentricities of New York living and urban behaviour on the streets of Manhattan. Until 13 July; free; Light House Gallery, Fryer Street, Wolverhampton, WV1

BOLLYWOOD NIGHT

Nearly 20 years after his death, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra pays tribute to the music of film composer RD Burman. Burman in Bollywood celebrates his contribution to the Indian music industry with help from musicians such as Shahbaz Hussain [left]. 18 May; 7.30pm-late; from £10; Symphony Hall, Broad Street, B1

CELEBRATE JAMAICA

The Jamaica Reggae Film Festival will showcase a mix of new releases and classics including Bob Marley: The Making Of A Legend. There will also be live music, poetry and Jamaican street food. 18-20 May; £4 per film; 144 Potters Lane, Aston, B6

LONDON

MAPS AND MERLOT

Enjoy the London Transport Museum’s maps exhibition, Mind The Map, after hours. There’ll be music, wine and a tour of the exhibition which explores the inspiration behind London’s transport maps. Exhibition continues until late October. 18 May; 7pm-10pm; £8; Covent Garden Piazza, WC2E

SHOP FOR CHARITY

The Urban Hope Thrift Sale will raise money for Urban Hope, which supports disadvantaged young people. There will be clothes and books, food from Ottolenghi and The Modern Pantry and coffee from Caravan. 19 May; 11am- 4pm; £2 entry; St Stephen’s, 17 Canonbury Road, Islington, N1

QUAFF ARTISAN WINE

The RAW Artisan Wine Fair will showcase over 200 natural wine growers. The first three readers to tweet #EmeraldStreetRAW to @RAWfair will win a pair of tickets. 20 May; 10am- 6pm; from £20; The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, E1

PARK LITERATURE

An impressive mix of authors appear at this new literary festival, Words in the Park. John McCarthy discusses his Palestine travels, Mary McCartney launches her debut cookbook and Alain de Botton debates religion. There’s food wine, too. From 11am; 18-20 May; from £12; Holland Park, W8

VINTAGE POP-UP

Expect vintage pieces from the Twenties onwards including clothes, accessories and homeware at amazing pop-up Broken Down Doll. There’s also an absinthe cocktail bar so you can sip while you shop. From 10am daily until 20 May; 72 Chamberlayne Road, Kensal Green, NW10

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