This week in Liverpool we’re gearing up for not one, but two live music festivals and Mother’s Day celebrations all in one bumper weekend. Ahead of Threshold and BBC Radio 6 Music Festival and Fringe Festival we’ve got some brilliant theatre lined up too. Both Abigail’s Party and Kinky Boots hit the stage this week alongside the breath-taking Blue Planet II Live and the one and only Shappi Khorsandi who brings her UK tour to Liverpool.
Get a taste of 70’s suburban comedy at the Playhouse this week as TV faves Jodie Prenger and Vicky Binns bring Abigail’s Party to the stage. Warring neighbours at a house party with loads of booze, what could possibly go wrong? Get your tickets here.
Did you know Love Lane Brewery, Bridgewater Street serves up some seriously good small plates alongside its huge range of beers, gin and more? Brussel sprouts, cauli and black pudding and pear salad have never tasted so good. Menus here.
You’re invited to kick back and watch the Rocky Horror Picture Show at FACT on Monday night as part of the Film With Pride Series. There’s a discussion afterwards with artist Kevin Le Grand. Info here.
Proof that a good pair of shoes (or boots) can actually change your life! Get to the Liverpool Empire this week and see Kinky Boots – based on a true story and the soundtrack comes courtesy of Cindi Lauper! Tickets here.
If like us, you were transfixed watching the BAFTA award winning Blue Planet II on TV, you wont want to miss this brilliant live event at the M&S Bank Arena. Expect a selection of stunning visuals highlighting the incredible natural wonders in breath-taking detail. Some tickets here.
Whether you’re heading to the M&S Bank Arena, theatre or just looking for a new eatery to try, head to Rosa’s Thai Café at Royal Albert Dock. We’re already fans of the handmade spring rolls, spicy beef salad and pad Thai! Menus here.
Have you checked out Liverpool ONE’s latest leisure offering? Junkyard Golf (located on the big staircase to the Galleria) is now open and offers three 9-hole golf courses created with wrecked car parts, circus freaks, slides, jungle bath tubs and a UV rave room. The cocktails are old skool and come with your fave sweets too! More here.
There’s a huge night of music on offer at Jacaranda Phase One on Wednesday night as the likes of Sonic Yootha take to the decks alongside a host of up and coming bands. including Peach Fuzz (above). Find out more here.
How about this for a fab early Mother’s Day celebration? Liberty Tavern, Woolton Village is showing A Star Is Born with cocktails and popcorn for £20pp. More info and booking here.
Ever fancied a summer at Camp America? Head to American Pizza Slice on Thursday from 4pm-8pm to find out more about 2019 opportunities, win free pizza and goodies too. Ahhh it’ll be just like The Parent Trap! More here.
The one and only Shappi Khorsandi is live at the Epstein Theatre this week with her tour ‘Confessions of a Club Comic’. Expect brilliant razor sharp gags and cultural observations we can all relate to. Tickets here.
If you know your JD from your Elliott, why Dr Cox is so damn angry and how many times Turk annoyed Carla, you’re likely to do well in the Scrubs Bingo Quiz at Dramshop, Gradwell St on Thursday night. It’s only a £1 to get involved. Info here.
This is it, the start of one mega weekend of music in Liverpool. BBC Radio 6 Music Festival is taking over loads of different venues with live recordings from the Bluecoat to performances at Craft Tap Room, Liverpool Central Station, Camp & Furnace, Invisible Wind Factory, Mountford Hall Eventim Olympia and more. Full line up and ticket info here.
If all that 6 Music Festival action wasn’t enough, get yourself down to the Baltic to check out the superb Threshold Festival which returns with another incredible line up. From District to 24 Kitchen Street, Hobo Kiosk and more, plan to pull a weekender at the Baltic and see as many boss bands as you can. Info here.
Summer days are on the horizon and this week in Liverpool we’re celebrating the reopening of Goodness Gracious, the beautiful rooftop space at Water Street’s Oh Me Oh My. Expect BBQ tasters, cocktails, Spin The Wheel and 7th Birthday celebrations. More info and tickets here.
Our very own Mersey mouthpiece, Linzi Germain takes to The Green Room stage on Friday night alongside a stella line up of live music from Motown tribute acts The Regrettes and Steve Charles. Fab way to start Mother’s Day weekend in the city. Tickets here.
Had your heart set on a Ross & Emily (Friends) style wedding in a rustic yet beautiful church? Look no further, get yourself down to the Bombed Out Church on Saturday from 12pm and make those dreams come true. More info here.
You wont find a more impressive setting to experience a classic tale than St George’s Hall and this Saturday you can watch the murderous tale of Jekyll & Hide play out before your very eyes. Tickets here.
BBC 6 Music Festival Fringe takes over Craft Taproom on Smithdown across the weekend. Saturday you can see The Cheap Thrills, Alessi’s Ark, Primyl Vinyl and Flizz. More info here.
If you’re down Smithdown for #6MusicFest this weekend, we recommend heading to Tribeca on Smithdown Road for an authentic taste of the big apple on a freshly prepared pizza base! From nachos and ribs to meat, fish and veggie topped pizzas and of course generous wedges of baked cheesecake, there’s something for everyone. Menus and more here.
Liam ‘Beefy’ Smith hasn’t fought in his hometown since 2016 and this weekend he’ll take on Sam Eggington in a highly anticipated fight night showcase which sees a number of scouse fighters (inc David Price & Anthony Fowler) take to the ring. The atmosphere is going to be electric as the city comes together to support our champ. Some tickets here.
Why not go the extra mile this week in Liverpool and take your mum out for a sumptuous Sunday lunch with a big side of cabaret entertainment as Grand Central Hall presents its Mother’s day special this Sunday. Booking and info here.
Wirral mums, get yourselves down to Marine Street Social, Marine Point New Brighton and check out the Mother’s Day Artisan Market. Offering everything from skin care, perfume, jewellery, flowers and also the opportunity to enjoy a fab meal and a few drinks at this waterfront venue. Info here.
Baltic Market is throwing a free to enter Mother’s Day party from 11am on Mother’s Day. Expect a cover band playing ABBA and more, special cocktails all day, half price bottles of prosecco for all Mums and more live music. Info here.
Sunday is Trans Day of Visibility and there’s a march taking place from Derby Square (by the Victoria Monument) from 1pm. There’s also a series of events taking place at Museum of Liverpool and Jupiter’s Bar too. More info here.
Whatever you are 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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