Wowsers. House music producer Rui da Silva follows me on Twitter! Remember the absolute banger that is Touch Me?
What's happening in the city? Friday night: Bamboo returns to Club LIV. I was at their last superb Bamboo night on Mad Friday. House and RnB with stunning kimono-clad podium dancers. Will be good to see it back. If you fancy getting involved, join us on Manchester Cool Bars and Clubs' meetup. We're starting in Sakana at 9, as are a lot of people who'll move on to LIV next door. A good deal if you're a lady!
Clashing with this is Manchester Social Group's monthly meetup in cosy Wetherspoons' The Waterhouse near the Town Hall. If you like things a little more relaxed and peaceful, this one's for you.
Also clashing with this is an RnB sensation revived by The Milton Club. Damage will be performing an intimate gig at the members' venue as part of the club's monthly Soul Purpose roster. No meetup for this as yet.
That's your Friday, what about Saturday?
Manchester Cool Bars are again in town, this time for Ark Saturdays on Deansgate Locks. They're starting in nearby Sugar Buddha and heading to Ark for a charity event featuring the cast of MTV's Ex on the Beach.
Fight fans: Anderson “The Spider” Silva fights Michael “The Count” Bisping in UFC Fight Night 84. I was going to put a meetup on for this but it's a little late at night- I've got 8pm as the start time, but these things fluctuate and times aren't properly advertised on the UFC site. I've got Writers Connect that Sunday, so I can't have a late one. If you fancy giving me feedback on my fiction, and on other people's writing, and perhaps getting some suggestions on your own work, get involved. We're at Nexus Art Cafe on Oldham st from 1pm.