What do you get if you cross Mardi Gras masquerades with Donkey Kong, the Prohibition, a safari bus and Bob Marley’s 75th birthday? This week in Liverpool – that’s what!
Ideas are getting bigger and brighter when it comes to knowing how to enjoy yourself and if you don’t believe us then you try explaining the birthday, paint and masquerade parties dotted throughout the week, or sit down and spoil yourself with some of the incredible menus coming fresh out of the kitchen at some of the city’s best independents.
And with live entertainment arriving from the West End and festival circuit to keep us out ’til late there’s no excuse not to get your February diary buzzin’ to be in the world’s best city.
We love the build your own breakfast menu showing you exactly how healthy you’re being by choosing ‘Protein’ including halloumi and smoked salmon; side dishes bursting with vitamins or opt for smaller bites like avocado on rye with mixed seeds and pomegranate molasses garnish. Fit.
Call in until 5pm to see the cityscape like you’ve never seen it before with incredible bird’s-eye views 450ft above Liverpool. This is what the words photo opportunity were made for.
Get ready to sing along with this incredible live tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra bringing the soundtrack of songs we all love including Living Thing, Mr Blue Sky and Evil Woman.
Another hilarious offering from the Royal Court with a bunch of B&Q staff sent for a team building exercise that looks worse than a Saturday shift in Customer Complaints.
The Reader brings books to life with shared groups that create discussions like great stories should. There’s a brilliant shop here too full of household gifts and ideas for children, with all funds from the superb café menu going straight back into the projects pot.
Cinematic screening of the successful stage show as a factory owner struggles to save his family business before meeting a fabulous entertainer with a wildly exciting idea. Film starts 7.15pm.
Ahead of the new Frank Ocean album and the blast of last year’s parties, head out for an hour of Frank from midnight along with the likes of Kanye, A Tribe Called Quest, Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Travis Scott and loads more…
This is gonna be one gig you need to be at as breakout artist Mabel kicks off 2020 with the High Expectations tour from her same-name debut album.
Go for the granola, get yourself a sausage buttie or grab coffee and a Danish because any excuse to visit St George’s Hall is a good one and this great little café is right up there.
There’s paint classes and then there’s this happy little happening where the jokes are bad, the music’s loud and the banter’s high. Sounds good to us.
Make a date with small plates including Mini Catalan chorizo with Aspall cider; Crispy fried baby squid with lemon aioli and Chargrilled sweet potato with mango, chilli and yoghurt and choose three signature dishes for £15 from Monday to Sunday until 6pm.
Fancy a cocktail served with added chill and good, old fashioned charm? Sneak yourself into this 1930’s Prohibition-era bar with hidden menus, whiskey, Blues, Jazz and gin.
There’s Scouse and then there’s dead Scouse with the ultimate Liverpool quiz night including general Scouse knowledge, picture and cryptic rounds. Be there or be a divvy.
Celebrate the legend of the King of Reggae with tracks from The Wailers, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Rita Marley, Marcia Griffiths, Judy Mowatt and Roots Reggae legends.
Game your way through the best days of your life with this absolute vault of retro-inspired entertainment with arcades, PCs, consoles, pinball, beer, cocktails and pick n’ mix. Ace.
Get cosy at award-winning Almond Bistro with a menu everyone’s talking about including sharing platters like The Almond Board – Smoked Haddock & Spring Onion Fishcake, Panko Breaded Brie and Coconut Crumbed King Prawns. Yum. Next stop, The Book an absolute gem of a bar with live music and great atmosphere guaranteed.
Inspired by continental delicacies and influenced by multi-cultural flavours, watch artisan bakers at work as your tastebuds travel on a most excellent adventure. Oh, and the coffee is incredible too…
An unmissable masquerade ball where incredible costumes meet a carnival of Ragtime Jazz, Swing and New Orleans’ Funk. The perfect opportunity to get your glad rags on.
This place an absolute playground! Introduce a little friendly competition with everything from bowling to American pool, ping and beer pong, delicious drinks, and exceptional dining from Rocket & Ruby and Bacaro – before you give it a warble on the old Karaoke.
Friday feels good but it tastes even better with a sensational menu including torched sea bass with kohlrabi and pickled apple salad; or how about salt baked celeriac with crispy kale, soy pickled onions, roasted peanut and sesame dressing. Yes, please.
Set off on a family adventure this weekend with so much exploring to do and over 750 animals to meet including superstar sea lion shows, go on safari with the baboon bus and education gets wildly entertaining with the interactive app!
Get ready for Bass to get even bigger with an insane line-up including multi-platinum scooping Chase & Status; pioneer of Jungle and Drum & Bass, Shy FX; Hybrid Minds & more…
Resident DJs mix up two of Rock music’s most icon anthems and show-stopping egos! Will Queen be the champions? Will Fleetwood Mac go their own way? There’s only one way to find out…
The incredible songbook of Gladys Knight is beautifully captured by international Soul vocalist Hayley Ria Christian with hits including License to Kill, Part Time Love and Baby Don’t Change Your Mind.
This place is what Sunday brekkie is made for with everything from a Full English to incredible omelettes, American-inspired gourmet bagels, and pancakes including Nutella and strawberry and the triple-layered Snickerdoodle. Phwoar.
Get ready for the week ahead with this 90-minute Full Moon Flow class featuring Yoga Nidra, meditation and breath-work followed by your choice of breakfast in the market.
Women’s Super League attendances have experienced a huge surge this season and as Goodison hosts the women’s derby for the first time this is one not to miss. Kick-off at 2pm.
Sunday is well-spent in the sumptuous surroundings of 60 Hope Street with £15 for a traditional roast dinner followed by dessert in one of Liverpool’s most opulent restaurants.
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