15 boss things for your weekend in Liverpool (18-20 June)
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We’ve made it to another weekend, the Euros are on, there’s still a bit of sunshine (on Saturday at least) and it’s Father’s Day on Sunday so there’s plenty going on that even Boris’s roadmap can’t ruin.
Here’s our suggestions of 15 things you could be doing this weekend …
England vs Scotland at Knowsley Social
This one’s a biggie for footy fans because it’s the old rivals match so why not get all the atmosphere and watch it at the North West’s biggest fan park? Knowsley Social’s got pods of 6 starting from £5.50pp including a beer, plus live music. Tonight from 5pm to 11pm, kick-off at 8pm.
Summer Arts Market at Liverpool Cathedral
— The Guide Liverpool (@TheGuideLpool) June 17, 2021
The Summer Arts Market is back this Saturday with over 50 stalls from independent artists, designers, and makers. You’ll be able to find everything from cards and photography, to jewellery and handmade beauty products. It’s socially distanced so it’s worth booking online but there will be walk-ups for each time slot available too.
Treat your dad for Father’s Day
If you’re spending time with your dad on Sunday then you need to get treating him. Liverpool’s got lots of great ways to do that including Bottomless Beer with Burgers at Fletchers Sports Bar in Allerton, the new GPO food hall in Metquarter, and Top Rope Brewing Father’s Day tasting at Neighbourhood Café.
Y’MAM at Everyman Theatre
This new solo show from Majid Mehdizadeh (Luke Jerdy from Hollyoaks) about his own journey into modern manhood has been selling out and getting fantastic reviews so if you’re looking to get back and see some live theatre at last, this is one for your list. On until June 26, performances are all socially distanced.
Last chance to experience the Biennial
Liverpool Biennial comes to an end next weekend so if you’ve not had chance to see it yet – or you want another look – then be quick! With 50 artists and work on display in public spaces as well as venues including the old Lewis’ building, there’s plenty to see and it’s all free.
PINS taking over Exchange Flags
We love how Exchange Flags has become one of the best places in the city for a drink this summer, and at weekends PINS is taking over with a Summer in the Square pop-up bar serving cocktails. There’ll be live music, live sax and live sport every weekend, Thur-Sun from 12-11pm, until July 11.
Book skating sessions at IWF Rollerdome
The new Rollerdome has launched @iwfactory and you will LOVE it!
— The Guide Liverpool (@TheGuideLpool) May 23, 2021
If you haven’t been to the Rollerdrome at the Invisible Wind Factory then get your skates on (see what we did there?) You might be amazing, you might be terrible, but it’ll be a laugh and you can get drinks and burgers while you’re there. You can hire skates if you need them.
Drinks on the new McCooleys rooftop
Make the most of the warm weather while it lasts and enjoy a pint in the new rooftop beer garden at McCooleys on Mathew Street. And if it’s not beers you fancy, then it’s got to be McCooleys cocktail pitchers, all made with Absolut or Smirnoff vodka, for a massive fruity boozy kick.
Immerse yourself into the world of AI at World Museum
If you’re fascinated by the whole concept of artificial intelligence, then this exhibition at World Museum is absolutely incredible. It has loads of interactivity and immersive artworks so you really do get a little glimpse of what the future’s probably going to look like. Book tickets on the website.
Pan Asian inspired food at Chamber 36
Chamber 36 has got a great location, right by the Chinese Arch, and its food is even better – gorgeous dim sum and small plates, grills and skewers and a nasi goreng that’s definitely a must-try. Plus great cocktails including gin specials made with KiNoBi Gin for Japanese yuzu and gyokuro tea flavours.
Brunch on Sunday at the Pen Factory on Hope Street
The Pen Factory is a perfect relaxed place if you’re out with your dad or you just really love brunch and don’t need any other reason. The food here is always absolutely lovely, brunch is on from 10.30am to 3.30pm and there’s live music from The Hargreaves from 1-3pm.
Sounds in the Park at Calderstones Park
The Garden Theatre stage at Calderstones Mansion House has a series of open-air classical music concerts this summer in collaboration with Early Music as Education and the first one is this Sunday. The Early Music Youth Orchestra performs from 3pm and the show will go ahead whatever the weather so go prepared!
Enjoy the Future Yard Garden
We’re going to have to wait a bit longer before Future Yard in Birkenhead can open up fully for live music, but in the meantime you can always head to the garden for DJs, beers and cocktails and amazing vegan and vegetarian food served by Hardy’s from The Big Dub Of Love food truck.
See what’s new at Knowsley Safari
There’s always loads to see at Knowsley Safari and there’s usually something new whenever you go – find out who or what’s arrived lately including a new outdoor food court (always good news) on the foot safari and the return of the Baboon Bus to get a tour of the baboons, lions and rhinos.
A family meal at Smoke & Dough in Liverpool ONE
If you love BBQ then give the family a treat at Smoke & Dough where they’ll grill at your table and just keep it coming … skewers, wings, sausages, ribs, you name it, they’ll grill it. There’s specialty pizzas, flatbreads, salads and veggie options too, plus some great cocktails.