Father’s Day is quickly approaching, but resist the urge to reach for the credit card and start desperately tapping away on Amazon. Let’s face it, your Dad doesn’t need a new tie, a novelty pair of socks or the most passably drinkable whiskey in your price range. Get out and about and spend some quality time with the Old Man.
Here are our picks
Nothing says day out with Dad like booking tickets to ‘a tough and challenging take on modern masculinity’, however, with a creative dream-team which includes Karl Hyde (Underworld) and Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), we’re sure this play will be one of the many highlights of MIF17.
We’re told this is one of the very last chances you’ll get to see Brian Wilson live in concert. Book now and enjoy the creative force behind The Beach Boys perform one of the 60s landmark albums, Pet Sounds.
Extraordinary objects from the private collection of art collector George Loudon are on display to the public for the first time – a showcase of 19th century life science teaching objects that blurs the boundary between art and science.
Piccadilly Records, 53 Oldham Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 1JR - Visit now
Whether it will actually ever touch a needle or not is irrelevant, let your Dad relive the youthful joy of unwrapping a fresh slab of vinyl. Hey, Roger Waters even has a new record out. Alternatively, Eastern Bloc Records cater for the more hardcore Dads out there.
The Briton’s Protection, 50 Great Bridgewater St, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 5LE - Visit now
If all else fails, what could be better than taking your Dad for a pint? There’s many-a-pub to choose from but Briton’s is a safe bet. From cheap fizzy lager to guest ales and a mere 300 whiskeys to choose from.