Nile Rodgers, The Rolling Stones, a technicolor dreamcoat and more this week in Liverpool
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We’ve got food, fabulous music and tons of fun this week in Liverpool – what more could you possibly want?
This week in Liverpool we have international music superstars, amazing theatre shows, tasty food and lots for the kids too – here we bring you the best of what’s on in the city.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Empire
You’ve got to love a bit of Joseph – and you’ve certainly got to love a bit of Jason! Mr Donovan’s back in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s popular musical, this time playing Pharoah. Based on the Old Testament story of the youngest son of Jacob who’s sold into slavery, it’ll get you singing along before you know it with a clutch of classics including Any Dream Will Do, Close Every Door To Me, and Go, Go, Go Joseph. Go, Go, Go on – try not to join in!
It’s on now until Saturday, June 11.
Dionne Warwick plays the Phil
Don’t Walk On By, because if you do you’ll miss Grammy Award-winning singer Dionne playing her One Last Time Farewell Tour. After six decades she’s decided to ‘put away the touring trunk’ so this is your final chance to hear songs from her monumental back catalogue – I Say A Little Prayer’, ‘Do You Know The Way To San Jose’, ‘Anyone Who Had A Heart’ – live.
There’s a few tickets left for the concert on Sunday, June 12.
Vice is open now for your next party in town
And if you fancy somewhere with a chilled-out vibe that blooms into a full-blown party in the early hours, then you’ll want to check this out – Vice is the new Miami-themed bar and club in Fleet Street that offers a South beach feel, plenty of sunny cocktails, and retro music. It’s bold and it’s bright and, with neon lights and a Ferrari parked inside, it’s Insta heaven too. Open Thursday to Friday.
Comedian Sam Avery plays The Epstein
He’s got a reputation for sparking the dullest of rooms into life with his warm, infectious humour so Sam’s got to be worth looking up. In his new stand-up show he explores what it means to be a role model in modern Britain, how the people he looked up to shaped his world… and how the struggle to help his kids find their moral compass often causes him to misplace his own.
Sam’s at The Epstein Theatre on Wednesday, June 8.
Tuck into the new Miami to Ibiza themed menu at Six By Nico
Travel to the sunkissed coasts without even having to worry about the baggage queues or the wait to get through security! This Summer Six by Nico can take you from Miami to Ibiza to taste the best of these beautiful destinations, with a transatlantic food journey that includes Paella Bombas with saffron emulsion, roasted red pepper sauce, wild garlic oil and crispy chorizo; Seared Tuna with Bonito Emulsion, cucumber, spring onion and chilli ponzu dressing, and ‘Little Havana’ desserts like Coconut & Rum Parfait, Brandy Snap Cigar and Passion Fruit Mousse.
The Rolling Stones play Anfield
If you do anything once in your life it must be ‘see the Stones’, one of the most iconic bands in the world. They’re celebrating 60 special years with their SIXTY tour and with the help of Steve Jordan (following the death of drummer Charlie Watts last year), Mick, Keith, and Ronnie, will be wowing the crowds at Anfield Stadium on Thursday (June 9) with legendary hits like Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Honky Tonk Women, and (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction. You even get Echo & The Bunnymen as support.
The Kazimier Garden celebrates its 10th birthday this weekend
One for Saturday’s diary, the Seel Street venue’s having a ‘Big ol’ Birthday Bash’ to celebrate a decade as Liverpool’s original outdoor venue! There’ll be music from the likes of Paddy Steermamadou & The Super Libidor Band, and Pete Bentham & The Dinner Ladies on the garden stage and, in the stockroom rave cave, Dogshow live and DJs including Lucy Grey and Krukthrust.
Event starts at 12pm (Saturday, June 11) and goes on until the early hours of Sunday.
Nile Rodgers and Chic play Aintree Racecourse on Friday
You know you’re guaranteed Good Times with the legend that is Nile Rodgers and his band Chic, but don’t just take our word for it, here’s it straight from the horse’s mouth. Nile says: “Over the last few years, we’ve really enjoyed playing for The Jockey Club Live as it’s always an amazing atmosphere that’s perfect for CHIC music.” The music starts shortly after the last race on Friday, June 10, so you can have a bet before you bop to Le Freak and, as if instructed, Everybody Dance.
New brunch menu at Duke Street Market returns this weekend
The award-winning Duke Street Food and Drink Market is relaunching its popular brunch menu, so all six of the market’s independent kitchens will have some great new dishes to serve up between 11am and 3pm. They include Cahita’s avocado on toast with feta, mixed toasted seeds and tomato salsa; Big Lola’s breakfast burritos; Bone & block’s steak and eggs; Kelp’s salmon pastrami hash; Vincenzo’s Panuozzo Salsiccia (a light pizza sandwich with Italian sausage, mushrooms, scamorza cheese, and fried duck egg), and Ginger’s crispy pork and hot sin, or crispy Korean chicken, or mushroom and soy bean bao buns. And if your mouth’s not watering after that there’s something seriously wrong!
Let the kids loose on the new zip wire and play area at Speke Hall
It’s always been great but the play area at Speke Hall has got ‘bigger and better’ so the kids can have a fab time before heading back to class. Alongside the den building area, outdoor balancing obstacles, and wobbly wooden and chain bridge, the new play equipment includes a wheelchair accessible roundabout so everyone can join in the fun, and there’s a brand new 30-foot-long, hair-raising zip wire guaranteeing hours of thrills. Is it just for the kids?
Find out more about Speke Hall HERE.