Christmas, Chemical Brothers and Country Superstars – 15 things you can do this week in Liverpool
11 months ago
We’re still excited about the news that Peter Kay’s coming back to the Arena next year – what a way to start the week.
But, while we get ready for the ticket sale dash on Saturday, there’s plenty more going on in and around Liverpool so here are 15 things you could be doing …
Kaiser Chiefs play M&S Bank Arena
Leeds rockers Kaiser Chiefs have got a busy few months lined up, with the release of their new single How 2 Dance, inspired by sessions with Nile Rodgers, and a new album to follow it up. Catch them at the Arena on Thursday, supported by The Fratellis and The Sherlocks, as part of their UK tour.
Liverpool ONE launches Christmas in the city
John Lewis’ grotto is already open for Santa visits, and now the whole of Liverpool ONE is going full-on Christmas from this Friday with loads of festive activities and entertainment and a spectacular brand new tree for 2022. The Guide’s team will be there on stage at South John Street ready for a 4pm launch.
Remembrance Sunday Memorial Service
The Remembrance Service is returning to St George’s Plateau for the first time in three years, honouring those who lost their lives in the two world wars and conflicts since. The service will begin at 10.40am, followed by a two-minute silence at 11am, wreath laying, parade and poppy petals drop from the roof of St George’s Hall.
Enjoy breakfast at The Quarter
It’s not really Toxteth Riviera weather anymore, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t so many reasons to love Falkner Street and one of those is the breakfasts at The Quarter. There’s eggs pretty much every way, including gorgeous 3-egg omelettes, a full English with vegan option, and they do breakfast cocktails because … well, just because.
The Chemical Brothers play Blackstone St Warehouse
Circus celebrated its 10th anniversary this year with an incredible line-up joining Yousef, now it’s bringing The Chemical Brothers to Blackstone Street Warehouse for a DJ set this Saturday. It’s an over-18s-only all-dayer from 2pm to 11pm with Yousef, Tsha, Heidi, Justin Robertson and James Holroyd.
See Lightning Seeds at the Olympia
It’s almost Three Lions time again with the World Cup just a couple of weeks off, but before that gets underway see all that Liverpool legends Lightning Seeds have to offer (much more than that one song!). They’re back for a homecoming gig on Saturday at the Olympia, as part of their UK tour, supported by Badly Drawn Boy.
The Mousetrap is on at the Empire
Do you want to know the best-kept secret in theatre history? If you’re an Agatha Christie fan then you’re in luck because The Mousetrap 70th anniversary tour is at the Empire this week, Monday to Saturday, with a great cast including three former EastEnders stars: Todd Carty, John Altman and Gwyneth Strong.
Enjoy Country Superstars at Camp and Furnace
Who doesn’t love a bit of Dolly? Fans of country icon Dolly Parton are in for a treat this Friday because Country Superstars, the Dolly and Friends Tribute Show is back at Camp and Furnace, with massive hits from artists including not just Dolly but Kenny Rogers, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Shania Twain and more.
Tasty Italian bites at Carlisi
For gorgeous authentic Italian food on Dale Street, especially handy if you’re heading to the theatre in doing a bit of shopping in town, drop in to Carlisi because you’ll find great street food, bruschetta, small bits, classics and charcuteria. And be sure to leave room for one of Carlisi’s amazing desserts!
Live music and beers at Jimmy’s
If live music if more your thing then head to Jimmy’s opposite the Bombed Out Church for bands on right through the week. They’ve got an open mic night upstairs every Thursday too from 7pm and Bottomless Brunch every Saturday from midday to 3pm.
Dive into The Aquarium at World Museum
Take an underwater adventure at the Aquarium at World Museum on William Brown Street. The museum’s permanent exhibition now has bigger tanks, new species and immersive projections and you can learn more about conservation work that’s going on to protect our sea life for future generations.
Mellowtone brings a host of load live music to the Everyman
More fantastic live music, this time on Hope Street, downstairs at the Everyman where Mellowtone presents singer-songwriter Martin Stilwell and former Bunnymen keyboard player Jez Wing, with spoken word from Plazzy Bag and Beaten Track DJs.
Liverpool ONE’s Alpine Village with Bar Hutte and more
Nothing gets you feeling all festive like a bit of après ski in town! This Christmas, Bar Hutte has created Liverpool Alpine Village with cosy huttes, karaoke, curling and shuffleboard, prosecco pong, wreath-making and all kinds of Christmassy activities for all the family. Opening on Friday.
Homotopia brings a host of events to the Unity Theatre
With a theme this year of Queer Joy is a Protest, the UK’s longest-running LGBTQIA+ arts and culture festival Homotopia is showcasing artists and culture at venues across the city until Saturday. It’s taking over Unity Theatre for six fabulous nights of performance plus a Here n Queer exhibition in the bar.
Pioneer Bar & Brasserie celebrates 15 years – with 2007 prices!
The cost of everything is going through the roof at the moment, but not at Pioneer Bar & Brasserie in Crosby which is celebrating its 15th birthday by turning back the clock. From Wednesday to Friday this week, prosecco and Peroni will be served at 2007 prices and on Friday evening there’ll be live music and complementary canapés.