This Week in Liverpool 10th-16th September 2018

Who’s ready for cosy film nights, intimate live gigs and a whole load of Saturday Night Fever?

There’s a real mixed bag of events on this week in Liverpool. From quiz nights and cult film screenings to gin tasting, karaoke and the first ever city of Liverpool Tattoo, we’ve got something for everyone. Family fun comes in the shape of Pirates on the Dock (Sat/Sun) and tasty treats await at Liverpool Food & Drink Festival back at Sefton Park.

Here’s what’s on this week in Liverpool….

Monday 10th September

Friends Quiz, Ma Boyle’s Alehouse

There’s an £80 cash jackpot up for grabs at Ma Boyle’s on Monday night from 7pm as The Quiz, Friends Edition comes to Liverpool. New questions, game rounds and brilliant atmosphere! Details here. 

Monday Night Film Club, Café Tabac

The Autumnal weather has officially kicked off so film nights are officially in! We’ll be heading to Café Tabac on Bold Street to snuggle down and watch John Cusack classic, Pointe Grosse Blank. Who’s coming? Tickets and info here. 

A Lovely Word Open Mic at Everyman Bistro

BBC Poetry Slam finalist, Casey Bailey will be performing live at the Everyman Bistro on Monday night alongside the open mic session where you can step up and wow the crowds. All the info and tix here. 


Tuesday 11th September

Saturday Night Fever, Liverpool Empire

Can you believe it’s been 40 years since Saturday Night Fever was released in cinemas and all our mums fell in love with arl swivel hips Travolta? Well get your tickets to see the brand new stage production at the Empire this week and treat your mum, and yourself to a music and dance extravaganza! Details and tickets here. 

An Evening with Made in Chelsea’s Lucy Watson, Waterstones

Made in Chelsea star turned author, Lucy Watson is in town to talk about her new book on Tuesday evening. If you’re looking for tasty vegan recipes made easy, head down to Waterstones at Liverpool ONE from 6:30pm for a signed book! Click here for tickets.

Gin Tasting, Lunyalita, Royal Albert Dock Liverpool

If you’ve not yet visited Lunyalita at the Albert Dock, make it this Tuesday! You’ll hear about how gin is made, taste a variety of gins and have a guided tasting from Lunyalita’s range of stunning Spanish gins, as well as try a variety of tapitas too! Click here to get booking. 


Wednesday 12th September

Bongos Bingo with special guests, The Venga Boys

Yep you read that right, Liverpool’s most raucous, maddest night out just got even more crazy! Bongo’s Bingo’s special guest, for two dates this month is THE VENGA BOYS! Let’s face it, tickets for this Wednesday and Friday nights will have sold out ages ago, but if you manage to get one, it’s going to be unreal! Info here. 

NYC Inspired Afternoon Tea, NYL Restaurant & Bar

How do you fancy dining NYC style in the heart of Liverpool? NYL Restaurant & Bar is serving up three tiers of NYC inspired afternoon tea, from Wednesday to Sunday and we guarantee you’re going to love the big apple donuts, New York Cheesecake and pastrami sandwiches! Add a cocktail or glass of fizz too. Info and booking here. 

Spotify Wednesday’s, Leaf on Bold Street

Hot Chocolate Tour

You can listen to all your fave tracks in one of the most chilled spots in the city on Wednesdays from 7pm. Spotify Wednesdays at Leaf on Bold Street allows you to choose the jukebox choons. More info here. 


Thursday 13th September

GetIntoThis Deep Cuts, Jacaranda Records Phase One

Back for it’s 19th Edition, Jacaranda Records Phase One hosts the GetIntoThis Deep Cuts on Thursday night featuring Monks, PIXEY, Hannah & the Wick Effect, Dotts, Royzy Rothschild and more. Click here for full run down and tickets. 

Baltic Pilsner on tap, Lock & Key

When Autumn kicks in, we automatically seek out the city bars that offer a warm welcome, and a good pint! Look no further than Lock & Key, Duke Street which now has Higsons Pilsner on tap, direct from the Baltic, and the comfiest seats and live music too! Info here. 

Karaoke Thursdays, OUT Liverpool

Start warming those vocal chords and head to OUT Liverpool on Thursday night for Athena’s Karaoke. Kick start your weekend with a bit of diva behaviour, from 6pm, free entry and £2 drinks. Details here. 


Friday 14th September

Take That Night, Baltic Social

There’s nothing we don’t like about this event! Baltic Social is hosting a Take That night this Friday with prizes for the best 90’s dress, all the TT big bangers, themed cocktails and more. Go on, who was your fave? (We’re all about Robbie here at The Guide HQ). More info here. 

The City of Liverpool Tattoo

The first EVER City of Liverpool Tattoo takes place at the Echo Arena this Friday and Saturday and if you’ve never experienced this kind of live music and performance before, you’re in for a treat. Brass, silver and pipe bands will march on the arena for two spectacular nights of entertainment. Find out more here. 

Liverpool Comedy Festival 2018

This Friday sees the launch of Liverpool Comedy Festival 2018. This two-week long event provides multiple stages across the city for homegrown Scouse talent, household names and a brand new comedy legend exhibition turn our city into the funniest on the planet. All the listings here.


Saturday 15th September

Liverpool Food & Drink Festival, Sefton Park

We hope you’re hungry because the Liverpool Food & Drink Festival is going to fill your senses to the brim at Sefton Park this weekend. With more street food vendors, market place stalls, kids activities and special guest chefs including Raymond Blanc, bring your appetite and your family for a fantastic day out. Info and tickets here. 

Pirates on the Dock, Royal Albert Dock Liverpool

There’s a huge two-day buccaneer bash taking place at the Royal Albert Dock Liverpool as Pirates on the Dock returns for another thrilling weekend of free, family fun. You can expect live canon battles, street theatre, arts and crafts, story telling, pirate pop music and of course, the annual Mermaid Parade! Lots more happening, click here for details. 

Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club, Camp & Furnace

You’re going to have to be super quick to nab the last of the final release tickets for this edition of Craig Charles’ Funk and Soul Club at Camp & Furnace on Saturday. The Hawkmen are performing live with special guests and well, you know the script, these nights sell out for a reason! Details here. 

Alexis Taylor/Hot Chip, The Merchant

Hot Chip frontman, Alexis Taylor is taking to the decks at The Merchant on Saturday night and after 6 hugely successful studio albums, you know this will go off. ‘Expect a wide-ranging, eclectic set of solid party grooves’. More info here. 


Sunday 16th September

Sunday Roast Hotspot, The Club House, Liverpool ONE

There’s a whopping 25% off your delectable Sunday Roast at The Club House throughout September, plus offers such as the kids eat free and £17.50 bottles of prosecco too! Well, a Sunday well spent brings a week of content as they say! Check out the menu and book here. 

Thelma & Louise at George Henry Lee’s

Have you checked out what’s going on at the former George Henry Lee’s recently? You may know it as Rapid too, but right now the huge building is hosting a number of art projects and a cinema! Plan a cheap afternoon out this Sunday and watch iconic film, Thelma & Louise for just £5. More info here.

A League of Gentleman LIVE again, Echo Arena

The League of Gentlemen will return to the stage at the Echo Arena this Sunday night for its first UK tour in over 12 years! Brand new live show ‘The League of Gentlemen Live Again! brings the dark and unhinged fictional village of Royston Vasey to our waterfront for one night only. Get the last remaining tickets here. 


One for the Kids

Pirates on the Dock, Royal Albert Dock Liverpool

If there’s one place to take the kids this weekend, make sure it’s Pirates on the Dock! Back for it’s 4th swashbuckling year of free, family entertainment, you’re encouraged to dress up in your best maritime themed fancy dress and join in the fun. Watch all the highlights from last year above and click here for more info. 


Get Booking

Liv Sync Battle, Camp & Furnace

Liv Sync Battle returns on 26th September 2018 where a whole host of brand new contestants will battle it out to be crowned Gob on Legs, in aid of Roy Castle Lung Cancer Charity. Our very own Lindzi Germain is taking to the stage alongside acts lip syncing to Jagger & Bowie, Cher, Bruno Mars and more. Jay Hynd is your host for the night and we’re invited you to come and join us for a fab night out while raising money for this amazing local charity. More info here. 


Don’t forget the easiest way to get around our region is by using one of our amazing public transport networks. The Merseyrail Family Ticket is great value and can help you save bucket loads on summer travel, click here to find out more here.  Plus Arriva has a whole network of bus routes across Merseyside and it’s never been easier to plan your day out, click here to find out more.

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