17 things you can do this week in Liverpool (14-20 November 2022)
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This week in Liverpool is looking BIG as the city lights up for Christmas with the main city centre light switch-on happening on Thursday and the Christmas Market returning to St. George’s Hall at the weekend.
It’s definitely starting to feel Christmassy now, with all the deccies up in town, so if you’re fed up with seeing Matt Hancock doing every trial on I’m A Celeb, here are 17 things to get out and do in Liverpool this week …
Eat at Liverpool favourite Maray
Small plates at Maray are always fantastic – at the original on Bold Street, down at the Albert Dock or on Allerton Road. The festive party menu is on from today and some seasonal favourites are coming back on the main including Maray’s take on sprouts which could just win over the haters.
New show Masquerade is at the Epstein
Set in Liverpool’s iconic gay club, The Masquerade, this new production takes audiences back to the 80s for a story of love, friendship and having the courage to be who you are. It’s powerful, moving stuff and there’s a fabulous disco soundtrack too. On from Tuesday to Saturday.
Check out the new Liverpool ONE Christmas Tree
There’s a brand-new look to Christmas at Liverpool ONE this year, and the showstopper’s definitely the huge tree. The old love heart one has gone and now in its place there’s a spectacular 25ft neon tree at the centre of the Alpine Village along with a series of eight-metre neon trees.
Jamie Webster plays his biggest gig to date at M&S Bank Arena
The gigs are getting massive for Jamie Webster – after absolutely taking Glastonbury by storm this summer, he’s going to be packing out the Arena on Saturday. It’s been an incredible year for him, getting into the top 10 with debut album We Get By, so it should be a memorable night.
Liverpool’s latest addition, Seel Street Venue is well worth a visit
Seel Street’s always a top bet if you’re looking for a good night out and there’s extra reason to go because it’s got new club, Seel Street Venue, from the team behind Castle Street Townhouse. If you’re looking for something a bit different, check out Latin Night on Fridays with a distinctly Brazilian feel.
Combine football fashion and art with Art of the Terraces at the Walker
Footy and fashion been connected ever since the casuals of the late 70s, 80s and 90s and Liverpool was always at the centre of it. Find out more about how clothes, trainers, music and football came together to define a generation in the fascinating Art of the Terraces exhibition at the Walker. On now until March next year.
Enjoy the music of Carole King in Beautiful at the Empire
The life story of legendary singer-songwriter Carole King and her rise to stardom is told in the musical Beautiful, on at the Empire from Tuesday until Saturday this week. Originally produced on Broadway, it features some of her most popular songs including (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman and You’ve Got a Friend.
Grab a slice of Gerry’s Pizza at the GPO
GPO food market inside The Metquarter has got so many great independent vendors and different dishes to choose from, but sometimes you just can’t beat a burger. If that’s what you’re in the mood for then leave it to Patty B’s to deliver on the classics and some super-stacked signatures.
Nova Scotia launches its first Doggy Brunch on Saturday
Brunching is too good not to share with a best mate, so Nova Scotia on Mann Island is having a dedicated Doggy Brunch. This Saturday, each paying owner will get a breakfast brioche and a hot drink, while their pooches are served a mini doggie breakfast and pupachino. Booking is needed and there’s a second date on December 17.
Jon Culshaw is Les Dawson at the Playhouse
The laughs of comedy legend Les Dawson live on well over 20 years after his death, and on Friday and Saturday this week impressionist Jon Culshaw pays his own tribute in this funny, poignant show. Les Dawson Flying High is full of characters and anecdotes from the comedian’s life and career.
It’s Rihanna night at Camp and Furnace on Friday
It couldn’t be better timing, with the release of her first single in six years Lift Me Up, to celebrate all things RiRi. Bad gals head to Camp and Furnace this Friday for a night dedicated to her, with all the hits, dancers, visuals, best video moments and themed cocktails.
Take in the sights of Sudley House in south Liverpool
Sudley House is one of Liverpool’s historic gems, just off Rose Lane. It’s like stepping back in time, wandering around the former home of Victorian merchant George Holt and his family and seeing the art from his personal collection. Free entry Tues-Sun, look out for Victorian Christmas events happening on Dec 3 & 4 too.
Celebrate the best local cuisine at Barnacle
Liverpool’s got more than its share of excellent chefs and Barnacle, upstairs at Duke Street Market, showcases some of the very best. They’ve created fine food that champions local producers and their produce, perfect for lunch or dinner – and the Sunday roast dinners are exceptional.
Drinks with the girls at Tonight Josephine
Did somebody mention cocktails? Get in practice for the party season with a night out at Tonight Josephine on Hanover Street. It’s bright, brash and beautiful, and definitely made for taking loads of pics with hot pink neon everywhere. The cocktails are gorgeous and there’s a glitzy grotto popping up for extra festive fun.
Take the kids to explore the new Eureka! on the Wirral
Kids love finding out how things work and the science behind them so take them on a little discovery day with a trip to the new Eureka! in Wallasey. It’s a great place for kids aged to 11, and they can have fun learning about everything from the human body to nature and and our homes.
Or let them loose on New Brighton prom with loads to see and do
Don’t think going to the seaside is just for the summer because if you head to New Brighton there’s always plenty to do all year round. There’s theatre shows at the Floral Pavilion and big screen new releases at The Light Cinema, adventure golf, sights like Fort Perch Rock and the Lighthouse and interesting indies in the Victorian quarter.
An exhibition of work by inspirational artist ‘Drink or Draw’
Artist Drink or Draw, aka Tony, first started sketching while he was in rehab. Now, three and a half years sober, he sells his portraits globally and some are actually owned by the celebrities he’s drawn. The first public display of his amazing pencil sketches opens at Liverpool Arts Bar on Hope Street this Thursday, 6pm and runs until Sunday (noon-5pm).