Manchester Weekend Guide: Nothing on the TV, nothing on the radio
Razorlight are in town! So is Donkey Kong! It’s an interesting line-up for the next few days, to say the least
It's-a me, Mario!
If you’re a fan of a retro game – be it Pong, Minecraft, Pac-Man, or anything else that set the gaming world alight in the last 40 years – the Power Up! event is going to eat up a lot of your weekend. There are various session lengths available, or you can wait until next Friday for an adult-only evening session. 11-28 Aug; various times and prices; Museum of Science and Industry, Liverpool Road, M3
What began in 1972 as an impromptu street party with less than 100 people in attendance has grown to become one of Manchester’s biggest, brightest, liveliest events. The Caribbean Carnival is back this weekend with 10 stages of entertainment: all sorts of live music, comedy, stalls, and food, plus the main parade on Saturday afternoon. 12-13 Aug; free; Alexandra Park, 180 Russell St, M16
Now 10 years old, Rochdale Feel Good Festival have managed to secure Razorlight as their headliners for the free two-day event. The main stage will have the town hall as its backdrop, plus there’ll be a food court, family entertainment, and a circus. Because no weekend is complete without a circus. 11-12 Aug; Fri 5-10.30pm, Sat 11am-11pm; free; Rochdale Town Centre, OL16
Manchester played an important role in the battle to get votes for women – and there’s more to it than just the Pankhurst family. Follow historian Michael Herbert as he leads a guided walking tour through the city, and learn more about the fight that waged for decades, and our city’s suffragettes. 12 Aug; 11.30am; £8; begins outside Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, M2
Jessica Loveday is a local artist who has previously tackled all kinds of issues affecting vulnerable groups. This, her latest collection and her entry into the #LifeWithNoLabels art programme, tackles bisexuality, inspired by interviews with three bisexual couples. She says, “This exhibition aims to put the proverbial middle finger up to the clichés attached to bisexuality”. From 10 Aug; free; PLY, 26 Lever Street, Northern Quarter, M1