LIMF, Pride and lots more – 14 things you can do this week in Liverpool
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The kids are off, and the hot weather’s disappeared so that must mean summer’s officially started in Liverpool!
The good news is, if you’re looking for somewhere a bit different to go, there’s plenty happening including a couple of Liverpool’s favourite festivals.
Here are 12 ideas of things to do that are guaranteed to keep you entertained this week …
LIMF, all weekend
LIMF is back and that means big name artists and lots of local music talent at venues across the city. It’s a really eclectic line-up this year, so there’s something for everyone from UB40 ft Ali Campbell with Aswad at the Arena on Friday and De La Soul at the Auditorium on Sunday, to Girls Don’t Sync at the Bombed Out Church (also Friday) and Greg Wilson DJing a free after-party at The Merchant on Saturday.
Pride in Liverpool on Saturday
Pride in Liverpool also returns this Saturday with its main stage down at the Pier Head for 2022. Boney M are headlining a free event with local artists on all afternoon, and before that there’s the annual March with Pride which sets off from St George’s Plateau at around 12pm, heading down to the waterfront.
Eberle Street parties
It’s going to be a massive rainbow celebration in Liverpool on Saturday so expect plenty of all-day Pride parties on until late at venues around Stanley Street, Eberle Street and Victoria Street. The city’s amazing drag queens are the best in the business and they’ll be out in force and doing us proud this weekend along with DJs, live PAs and cabaret.
Book of Mormon at the Empire
This multi-award winning show from the writers of South Park has been getting some five-star reviews and standing ovations since it opened in Liverpool last week so if you’ve not been yet, you’ve got until
Saturday August 13 to get yourself a ticket for one of the cheekiest laugh-out-loud musicals you’ll see all year.
Drinking in the Dark at Abditory on Queens Avenue
Abditory, which is a lovely hideaway bar tucked away off Castle Street, is having a summer edition of its Drinking in the Dark night this Wednesday from 7pm. Surprise yourself on a unique night out experience and test all your senses with six different cocktails, served – like the name suggests – in pitch darkness.
Ibiza Classics at Camp and Furnace
Get yourself warmed up for Scouse week on the White Isle with a night of Sunset to Sunrise Ibiza Classics closer to home at Camp and Furnace this Friday. There’ll be the biggest Balearic anthems all night from the likes of Fatboy Slim, Moloko, Roger Sanchez, Bob Sinclair and Frankie Knuckles. It’s in Furnace 8pm til 1am
FunnyBoyz Kylie tribute night
It really wouldn’t be a Pride weekend without Kylie, so get this one off to an Aussie pop-tastic start with Kylie Minogue Tributes ‘n’ Tiaras at FunnyBoyz on Blundell Street this Friday. There’ll be live cabaret including the UK’s number one tribute act, plus the resident drag queens, games, fizz and unlimited popcorn.
Try the new Slim’s Chicken in Liverpool ONE
American dining giant Slim Chickens arrived at Liverpool ONE this summer, right opposite Chavasse Park.
So if you haven’t tasted their signature fresh buttermilk marinated, hand-breaded and cooked-to-order chicken tenders, you could make it a family adventure. Their cooked-to-order buttermilk marinated chicken tender kids’ meal which includes two tenders, Texas toast, fries, carrots, cucumber and a carton of drink is only a fiver. And, if you reckon your kids deserve an extra treat, their handspun shakes in a choice of flavours are also on the menu for £5 too.
Book a table here.
Bottomless Drag Brunch at Dixie Dean Hotel
Let the prosecco and cocktails keep flowing because Pride celebrations are taking over Bottomless Brunch at the Dixie Dean Hotel on Victoria Street this Saturday. They’ll be spilling the tea over a rainbow afternoon tea with unlimited drinks and drag show, 2pm to 3.30pm. Dress code fabulous, of course!
Escape Live in Liverpool ONE
If you’re looking for something fun to do with a group of mates or family then Escape Live is it because you all get to work together (in teams of 2 to 6) to solve puzzles and get yourselves out of a locked room in the 60-minute deadline. Games include a Sherlock themed one, Prison Break, Jack the Ripper and Peaky Blinders.
Take the kids to see the Tudors at the Walker Gallery
This is a history lesson everyone can really enjoy – the Tudors exhibition at the Walker is absolutely stunning, with almost 70 works from the National Portrait Gallery and portraits featuring five Tudor monarchs – Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I. It’s on until August 29 and on Thursdays from 1-4pm through the summer holidays there’ll be Tudor Thursday family activities.
Yoga for everyone at the Everyman on Saturday
It’s not just theatre at the Everyman, if you get up there this Saturday between 10.30am and 11.30am there’s an all ages, all abilities yoga session on too. It’s a one-hour Vinyasa style class, just turn up and bring your own mat, and you’ll leave feeling energized and ready to breeze through the rest of the weekend.
Duke Street Market brunch
In case you missed it, Duke Street Market launched a brunch menu earlier this month and it’s on every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 12pm. Try out lots of tasty dishes from the Duke Street kitchens including avocado toast three ways, French toast and huevos rancheros.
Tuck into Manifest in the Baltic
One of the best new additions to Liverpool’s restaurant scene this year, Manifest in a lovely old brick building on Watkinson Street has just made it to this year’s Michelin Guide. It’s a fantastic place to go for sharers at the bar, seasonal small and large plates and puddings, all created with passion – and the wine list is a star attraction too.