We’ve got a bumper edition of what’s on this week in Liverpool. Yet another bank holiday weekend comes around and with it we’ve got first days, birthdays, mega marathon events, dining, live music. days out, treats for the kids, places to chill, places to rock out, comedy, theatre and Rita Ora is in town too!
We’re kick starting our week with a lush breakfast at Framework Coffee Shop at Mann Island. However you like your coffee or eggs done, get them with a side of world class waterfront and give Framework a go this week. Menus and more here.
Liverpool’s Marcus Collins is back at the Liverpool Empire this week with Hair the Musical. Celebrating its 50th anniversary this tale of 1967 hippie New York will have you dancing in aisles thanks to the legendary rock soundtrack. Tickets and more here.
Three Liverpool venues are hosting a bunch of scientists who will be sharing amazing insights into their research as part of the Pint of Science festival. Oh Me Oh My, The Baltic Social and Frederik’s will be opening the doors to the unknown, find out more and prepare to be blown away, here.
If you’re looking for a new lunch spot, head to Three Piggies, Allerton Road. We’re loving the range of seasonal dishes on offer including sticky duck salad, chunky fish finger butties, burgers, rib eye steaks and risottos. Check out the menu here and stop by. Ps – Three Piggies is dog friendly too!
Tuesdays are all about Mojito’s and Burritos at Revolution De Cuba. Its just £8 for this neat little tasty package and with the sun shining on the dock, what more excuse do you need to tuck in? Menus and more here.
Melodic Distraction’s Open Decks workshops are back and now in their forever home at Kazimier Stockroom. Third Tuesday of every month, from 7pm -10pm you can get behind those wheels of steel and hone your craft. More info here.
Take a load off with an evening of pampering in beautiful surroundings. There’s a mini treatment and a brew tea or Neighbourhood Coffee on offer at Allerton Road urban sanctuary, Lifestyle Collective on Wednesday from 7:15pm. Find out more here.
The Shipping Forecast has devised a quiz that’s impossible to cheat on! Get down there for an 8pm start. It’s £2 in and a minimum £100 cash prize for the winners. G’wed know-it-alls, show them what you’ve got. More info here.
Wednesday nights just got competitive! Roxy Ball Room, Rainford Sq (the former BHS Café site) is home to pool tables, bowling alley, mini golf, shuffleboard and top bar eats, all under one roof. Find out more and get your game on here.
If you’re thinking about going Vegan or converting back to eating meat, this event could prove really insightful. The Florist is hosting The Great Big Vegan/Carnivore debate on Thursday from 6pm. Sass & Self Help are set to debate the real issues surrounding diet, ethics and more. Info here.
Issue 100 of Bido Lito! drops this Thursday and in celebration The Merchant is hosting an official party with a DJ set from Edgar Jones. What an amazing achievement, 9 years of promoting and supporting the Liverpool music scene and 100 kick ass editions. More info here.
World Museum is hosting an exclusive night of comedy and entertainment on Friday, as Britain’s Got Talent star, Daliso Chaponda, takes audiences through his unusual interaction with Liverpool’s World Museum. After his knock out performance on BGT we’re expecting some hilarious observations. More info here.
Friday night socials don’t get more chilled than this. Siren at 54 James Street hosts Coffee & Turntables from 5pm with DJ’s, drinks, food and a friendly atmosphere to let your hair down after a long week of hustling. Info here.
Bold Street welcomes BundoBust on Friday with a grand opening party. Get down there from 5pm to pick up a free tote filled with goodies (first 50 people) and get your chops round some amazing indian/Pakistani street food and craft beer. More info here.
There’s a full on Drag Weekender happening at OMG Liverpool this bank holiday weekend. Get your fiercest look nailed for a free bomb, Drag Race screening and drinks offers on all night. More info here.
Limber up Liverpool! The Rock N Roll Marathon series returns to the city this weekend as thousands take to the Royal Albert Dock start line to rack up a coveted medal. Both the half and marathon take place around the city with some road closures in place. If you’re out and about please do take a moment to cheer the runners on! More info here.
Africa Oye takes over Yard at the Baltic on Saturday so if you can’t wait for the festival vibes, this is the place to be. Reggae, funk soul, disco, roots, house, garage, Kwaito selections, you name it, it’s going off at Yard from 1pm. Free Entry. More info here.
Jacaranda Phase One celebrates its first birthday on Seel street with a day long barrage of local talent on the decks. As day turns to night the one and only Sassy J takes over with her unique, eclectic mix to kick start another year of vinyl worship. Tickets are £5 and are available here.
If you love his dry, witty but bloody hilarious one-liners on shows such as Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo, do not miss you chance to see Stewart Francis live at Liverpool Philharmonic this Saturday night. It’s his last ever tour! Tickets here.
The Baltic Market hosts the Baltic Farmers Market again this Sunday from 11am until 3pm. Stock up on Fresh bagels, cheese, bread, local honey, dog treats, pies and so much more. Info here.
Liverpool gets its own zero plastic concept shop this week and along with it, a huge launch party. Packed with workshops, entertainment, dining, shopping and sustainable good times. Find out more about what’s on offer and grab your tickets here.
The hidden gem that is Baby E Coffee on Dale Street is serving up another amazing Sunday Roast this week. Make sure you book in early as its always a sell out. The yorkshires, the fresh, seasonal veg, the array of meats! Don’t take our word for it, book here.
Bill Bailey is in town with his new 2019 show, Larks in Transit. Bursting with hilarious stories from his extensive travels, plus politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness, Bill flexes his musical skills, talks nursery rhyme realness and re-imagines the stars and stripes, all at the M&S Bank Arena on Sunday. Tickets here.
We’ve been talking about this gig for months! Rita Ora hits the M&S Bank Arena on Bank Holiday Monday with her Phoenix tour. The album dropped in November so we’re well versed in the lyrics to the likes of ‘Your Song’, ‘Anywhere’ and ‘Let You Love Me’. Some tickets available here.
What else is there to do on a sunny bank holiday Monday than enjoy a good gin? End your three day weekend at the Gin Fest Garden, Revolution Albert Dock with DJ’s, singers, glitter painters and say cheers to calling in sick tomorrow. More info here.
On Bank Holiday Monday BOSS are hosting a Madrid Send Off Party at Space by M&S Bank Arena. Tickets are £25 and you can kick start a monumental week for the reds with chants and songs from Jamie Webster, Kieran Molyneux and Ben Burke along with very special guests on the night. Allez, Allez, Allez! Tickets here.
How’s this for a fab family bank holiday treat. Cheese-loving Wallace and his loyal pooch Gromit visit the M&S Bank Arena on Saturday 25th May with their Musical Marvels show. Featuring a live orchestra this interactive experience is sure to be a grand day out. Tickets here.
Launching on 6th June at 24 Kitchen Street, Liverpool Indie Choir invites you to belt out some urban hymns with fun, engaging choir sessions. If you’re into the likes of The Verve, Radiohead, The Killers, Elbow, Blur and Foo Fighters, this is the new hobby for you. No auditions, no sheet music, just a free drink on opening night and a proper good laugh. More info here.
Whatever you’re up to in and around our city over the next 7 days you can plan your journey with Merseyrail here. Ditch the car and jump on the train!
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