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15 things you can do this weekend across Liverpool (26-28 November)

2 years ago

By The Guide Liverpool

15 things you can do this weekend across Liverpool (26-28 November)

Even the keenest shopper can’t spend all their time hunting down Christmas pressies so if you’re looking for something else to do, maybe with a bit of a festive feel still here are 14 ideas for the weekend (and a couple into next week too) …

Museum of Liverpool launches updated Wondrous Place exhibition with free workshops and more

Museum of Liverpool is reopening it’s really popular Wondrous Place exhibition and its got a weekend of music, footy skills and family activities to celebrate. The display has lots of badges from Liverpool bands and club nights, so there’ll be pop-up badge making sessions, as well as artists performing live in the atrium and skills demos from Mr Silky Skills.

More info here.

Bar Hutte serves up the Christmas karaoke classics

Channel your inner (or not-so inner) Mariah or Michael Buble by having a go on the karaoke at Bar Hutte in Liverpool ONE. You can book your own cosy ski hutte with a group of mates or family – you can fit up to eight in each one – get in some Christmas cocktails and belt out the hits.

More info here.

Belgium beers and food at new venue Belgica

Credit: Deana Kay

The old Lucha Libre has been given a new look with independent Belgian beer bar and bistro Belgica which opened this week. Get down to Wood Street to get the vibe of Europe’s most beer-loving nation, and there’ll be a full authentic menu with the classic moules frites, mussels and chips.

More info here.

The PINS Après Club brings live music and more across the weekend

PINS Alpine Village looks great and it’s got a fabulous wintry feel with chalets and tonnes of festive touches including a Sipsmith hot gin bar, mulled wine, winter cocktails and snowcones. Slope down for some ping pong or pool, head up to the roof from 5pm and join the Après Club party in the main bar from 7pm.

More info here.

Cirque Du Soul provides the perfect party night at Hangar 34 on Friday

Cirque Du Soul is back after 17 months away with an incredible new production, performers and décor. It’s in Liverpool for one night, at Hangar 34 on Friday, with Ewan McVicar, Weaver Bros, and Cirque Du Soul DJs. If you’re quick there’s a Black Friday ticket deal on.

More info here.

Try the new Christmas menu at Pioneer in Crosby

Pioneer on Liverpool Road has just launched its Christmas menu and there’s some gorgeous dishes on there to try – as well as a traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, how about a pan-fried sea bass on prawn and pea risotto and if you don’t fancy Christmas pud, there’s a homemade clementine cake.

More info here.

Watch The Greatest Showman with Bottomless Prosecco at Entry Bar on Sunday

Who doesn’t love a bit of The Greatest Showman, and this Sunday at Entry bar on Seel Street you can watch it with Bottomless Prosecco and canapes, followed by a live sing-a-long to all the songs from the film. From 12.30pm.

More info here.

Liverpool Country Music Festival is happening at Camp and Furnace

If you love your country music, and not just a chorus of Islands in the Stream when you’ve had a few, get to Camp and Furnace this Sunday for Liverpool Country Music Festival. Along with the British Country Music Awards, they’ve got together an amazing line-up of country artists, on from 12 noon to midnight.

More info here.

Get your disco on at M&S Bank Arena with Lost In Music

Disco boots on ready because it’s full-on 70s glitterball fabulousness at the Arena on Saturday night with Lost In Music. Relive all the biggest tunes of the decade from artists like Gloria Gaynor, Earth Wind and Fire, Sister Sledge and Chic. It’s absolute feelgood guaranteed.

More info here.

Perfect festive weekend at The Club House Black Forest lodges

These make the best place for a date, or even just a few drinks with mates – the cosy Black Forest lodges at Club House in Liverpool ONE are heated, and they come complete with throws, fireplaces and a Monkey 47 gin cocktail menu so you can’t go wrong.

More info here.

Elf the Musical at the Atkinson in Southport

Credit: The Atkinson

Santa, here?! I know him! I know him! Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Elf so see if you’ve made it onto Buddy’s nice list (there’s room for everyone) with a trip to the Atkinson for a live musical theatre version on Friday and Saturday, with a 2.30pm matinee on Saturday. 

More info here.

Fancy tea on the dock at Ellis Barrie’s Lerpwl

If you’ve been slogging around the shops all day then you’ll deserve a treat and Lerpwl at the Albert Dock won’t disappoint. They’ve got seasonally changing menus, all made from the best locally-sourced produce, and their Sunday roast will definitely be one of the best you’ve ever had. 

More info here.

Pick up some Liverpool inspired Christmas gifts at The Art Quarter in Metquarter

While you’re looking for pressie ideas, take a look at The Art Quarter in Metquarter because they’ve got loads of brilliant original gifts with a Liverpool theme from independent artists and makers which could be just what you’re after, especially if it’s going to someone who’s missing our city.

More info here.

Sensational sushi at Nama

Whether you’re a sushi lover or have never tried it before, Nama at GPO Metquarter is a must visit.

Meaning ‘raw’ in Japanese, Nama brings you the very finest in sashimi grade fish, tuna & wagyu.
The wagyu beef dish itself is sensational but you can taste the quality and freshness of the ingredients in everything on the menu.

More info here.

Book a ski hut and tuck into a Yorkshire Pudding Wrap at Liverpool Christmas Market

The Christmas Market is going down a treat around the side of St George’s this year, with about 40 stalls to choose from and rides for you and the kids. Yorkshire Pudding wraps have become a big festive favourite, so grab yourself one and cosy up in your own little ski hut.

More info here.

And a couple coming next week:

The Red Ball for World AIDS Day

It’s World AIDS Day on Wednesday December 1 and 24 Kitchen Street in the Baltic will be marking the date with a night of music, dance, drag and performances, hosted by performance artist David Hoyle. There’ll also be an exhibit of a selection of panels from the UK AIDS Memorial Quilt. All profits to Sahir House.

More info here. 

Frankie’s 1984 Christmas at The BME

On Thursday, Frankie Goes to Hollywood guitarist Nasher will be at the BME in Cunard Building, talking about Christmas 1984 in conversation with local music writer Paul Fitzgerald and performing the band’s iconic Christmas hit. He’ll be joined by Eric’s and Planet X legend Doreen Allen, who ran the Frankie fan club. 

More info here.

If you’re making a weekend of it and staying in the city, check out iStay for some of the best luxury party apartments in town. They’re currently offering a ‘stay Boxing Night, get the second night free’ deal for Black Friday. Find out more HERE.



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