Tis (almost) the season to be jolly or is it? Its dark when you wake up and dark when you finish work. Battling a vitamin D deficiency and having to navigate around Christmas markets can leave you feeling drained. However, fear not! Mission Mars have the cure to soothe your soul. We have something for everyone; keeping track of all the exciting and varied events our venues have to offer is enough to make your head spin. So, we’ve made it easy for you and curated a list of top events you’re not going to want to miss this festive season. Read on to find an eclectic mix of what we’re most looking forward to in the coming months.
1. LA DISCOTHÉQUE 3RD BIRTHDAY – 23RD NOVEMBER – ALBERT HALL
They grow up so quick don’t they? First up we have La Discothéque’s 3rd birthday party. Think all out, over the top, disco debauchery. After spreading its wings across the UK and abroad it’s coming home to celebrate with us. Expect an incredible line up – Heading up the celebrations we have a live PA from Disco legend Alicia Myers. Following this expect sets from Chicago house legend Derrick Carter, Norman Jay who the Queen enjoys so much she awarded him an MBE and finally Rob Da Bank serving everyone’s favourite Prince tributes. Tickets are flying out the door so get one HERE while you still can.
2. WHITNEY – 28TH NOVEMBER – ALBERT HALL
Next up we have something a bit more chilled with Whitney; the seven-piece folk act hailing from Chicago will be performing new material from their latest album Forever Turned Around – A bittersweet collection of songs focusing on themes of falling in and out of love, loneliness and friendship. They have a unique and soulful sound; Albert Hall is perfect for these guys. This is going to be a beautiful show, making you feel all warm and fuzzy inside just in time for December. Click HERE to buy a ticket before they’re gone.
3. THE FESTIVE HAPPENING GOSPEL CHRISTMAS – 8TH DECEMBER – ALBERT HALL
The Festive Happening is now a yearly music tradition. For one day in December Albert Hall is filled with world class music performed by the Manchester Camerata Orchestra & The AMC Gospel Choir. If you’ve ever enjoyed a Sunday roast at Alberts Schloss on a Sunday you know this is not one to miss! A perfect one to bring the family to it’s going to be a very wholesome day. Tickets are available to purchase HERE.
4. ENVY – 12TH DECEMBER – GORILLA
And now for something entirely different (We told you this round up would be eclectic). Formed in 1992 as a straightforward hardcore band they have evolved over the years into something quite different; developing their sound into something more experimental and atmospheric reminiscent of Mogwai or Explosions in the Sky. If Mariah and Wham! Have you banging your head against a wall put it to use and get yourself down to Gorilla for some face melting Japanese screamo. Buy a ticket HERE.
5. SEVEN DAYS OF SHOWTIME – EVERY DAY! – ALBERT’S SCHLOSS
Don’t like to plan ahead as much as we do? Well Albert’s Schloss is the place to be as they have amazing live entertainment every day of the week. Out personal favourite is the Kunst Kabaret on Tuesdays. It’s weird, wonderful, full of debauchery & hedonism; it’s everything you’ve come to expect from Albert’s Schloss. We also love Baby Grand Slam on Wednesdays; think duelling pianos going head to head while playing your favourite song requests. Any night of the week you can join us at your favourite bier hall and see some world class live entertainment. Reserve a table online through our website while you still can!
6. BOLLOX NYE – 31ST DECEMBER – THE DEAF INSTITUTE
On NYE The Deaf Institute will be welcoming Bollox; Manchester’s iconic LGBTQ+ club night. As always you can expect a night of bangers, glitter, protest signs and the chance to celebrate who you are. They’ll be welcoming Manchesters finest LGBT DJs alongside performers and artists to make the evening one to remember What better way to welcome in the new year? Purchase a ticket for the night HERE.