Christmas: you're done and dusted! Let's take a look at the week ahead, including new year celebrations.
Sales in Manchester and the Intu Trafford Centre have been in full swing since 6am on Boxing day, including these sad bastards queuing up in the rain. I was in a state of drunken REM at the time. Some good deals listed in the article though.
For new year itself, most people have their plans set. If you're at a loose end, Meetup might just save you.
If you're in the Prestwich end, Vicki's Social Nights have a buffet going down. Get on that!
If you want a Northern Quarter New Year, then Have an Absolutely Shite NYE with Manchester Social Scene. Their name, not mine. Cheesy music in The Abel Heywood pub and heading on to The Ruby Lounge. Certainly not my thing; 77 people seem to think it'll be a good one though!
If you're into soul and motown, join Manchester Social Group. They're heading to the Irish World Heritage Centre for a night of golden oldies.
I don't know about you, but I'll be in Tiger Tiger seeing rapper Fat Man Scoop! Woop woop! No event for this on Meetup, but here's the Faceboook event.
Also, RnB duo Krept and Konan will be performing hit single Freak of the Week in The Oxford Club. Again, no Meetup or Facebook event.
Have a good one whatever you do, and thanks for reading.