What’s on in Liverpool this week 21st-28th May 2018

We’re gearing up for the late May bank holiday weekend in the sun.

What’s on in Liverpool this week? What isn’t on! Live music, brand new theatre, tasty summer cocktails, more than 30 tall ships sailing up the Mersey, lashings of Bordeaux’s finest export, Liverpool ONE celebrates it’s 10th anniversary, Kelis plays Bongo’s Bingo, there’s a water fight at the Baltic and oh…..a footy match on Saturday too!

Here’s what’s on in Liverpool this week, 21st-28th May 2018….

Monday 21st May

An Officer & a Gentleman, Liverpool Empire Theatre

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To say we’re a bit exited about this production is a huge understatement! An Office & a Gentleman opens at the Liverpool Empire on Monday night and we cant wait to be swept off our feet! Tickets and info here. 

Cheese & Beer, The Dead Crafty Beer Company

Starting on 19th May, Dead Crafty Beer Company welcomes a week long residency of exclusive beers and here’s the best bit, they’re being paired with cheese! Treat yourself on Monday night and find out more here. 

Salsa Night, PIMA Bar, Hilton Liverpool

PIMA Bar at Hilton Liverpool is the brand new Monday night venue to learn how to truly shake your hips as Liverpool Salsa classes kick off from 8pm. More info here. 


Tuesday 22nd May

Wine & Dine Tuesday, Alma De Cuba

How do you fancy a bottle of house wine and a 2 course dinner for just £19.95 per person at Alma De Cuba this Tuesday night?  We’ll have the Mojito Lamb Rump pls! Click here to book and have a night off the dishes. 

Summer Night at Lock & Key, Duke Street

Passionfruit Daquiri anyone? Lock & Key, Duke Street has the perfect drink and the perfect curb-side tables to enjoy the last of the rays after work. Menus and more here. 

The Salon is open! Epstein Theatre

The Salon is officially open at the Epstein Theatre and the all-star cast can’t wait to get you booked in for this hilarious comedy. Get your tickets here. 


Wednesday 23rd May

Liverpool Calling, EBGB’s

There’s a huge showcase of emerging talent going down at EBGB’s on Wednesday night at Liverpool Calling presents Black Smoke, The Boston Shakers and more. Line up info here. 

Tasting Menu and Wine at Silk Road

Explore the finest dishes of the Silk Rd on Wednesday night, from the Pacific to the Med, with a 5 course menu paired with red wine and one of the best views in the city. More info here. 

Dave Monks Introducing – The BBC Biggest Weekend Fringe, The Cavern

Dave Monks from BBC Introducing, presents as part of the BBC’s Biggest Weekend Fringe, three of the best up and coming Liverpool bands, Paris Youth Foundation, Tori Cross and SPINN. Free entry with tickets here. 


Thursday 24th May

Musical Bingo, CIRCO

Ditching the numbers and instead belting out song, Musical Bingo has made the leap from London to Liverpool making CIRCO its bran new home. Find out more here. 

Freddy Mercury night, Blundell St Music Lounge

Fancy a bit of Freddy on Thursday night? Belt out all your favourite hits alongside Neil McHale and don’t forget your stick on tash! Food and great deals on drinks available too. More here. 

Click here for the best tribute nights coming to Liverpool

Paint & Prosecco at The Club House

The Clubhouse Bar

PopUp Painting invites you to unleash your creativity at The Club House this Thursday. Wine glass in one hand, paintbrush in the other, you can create your own Monet-inspired masterpiece. Book your spot here.


Friday 25th May

Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta 2018, Pier Head

Be one of the first to experience an entire bank holiday weekend of fun at the Pier Head as The Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta sails down the Mersey. Find out more here. 

Bombed Out Church Open Air Bar

The Bombed Out Church (St Lukes) will host a special bank holiday weekend open air bar so you can raise a toast to the best city in the world, under the stars. More info here. 

Ya Nan’s Big Quiz & Sing Along, Camp & Furnace

Now this is how you start a bank holiday weekend in Liverpool! Smash Ya Nan’s quiz and sing til your little hearts content at Camp & Furnace. Tickets here.

2nd Birthday Celebrations, The Merchant

Make some noise down at The Merchant this weekend as it celebrates 2 years in the city with a Nightcrawler Pizza Pizza Party, Unabombers Dj, Lost Art Sound System and Bido Lito! Djs. All the weekend’s line up here. 


Saturday 26th May

Bordeaux Wine Festival, Pier Head

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There’s still time to get your hands on the hottest ticket in town this bank holiday weekend as Liverpool’s Pier Head hosts the Bordeaux Wine Festival for the first time. Find out more and book here. 

Liverpool ONE 10th Anniversary Celebrations

You’re invited to ‘Be Our Guest’ as Liverpool ONE celebrates it’s 10th year in the heart of the city. There’s live music, competitions, special performances, parades and give-aways galore. Find out more here. 

Champions League Final Screenings

The city is already buzzing ahead of the Champions League Final in Kiev, if you’re still looking for a Liverpool venue to watch the game, click here for our top 10 and book your ticket now.

ClassicsFest Summer Street Soiree, Baltic Triangle

Have you seen the line up for this incredible summer street party at the Baltic? Sandy B, Robin S, Byron Stingly, 2Funky2 and more! 12 hours of tunes, 3 sites, 2 warehouses and a terrace. Get your tickets here. 

Bongo’s Bingo 3rd Birthday Bash with KELIS

This is it! The first of 6 mega 3rd birthday bash Bongo’s Bingo nights at Bramley Moore Dock featuring none other than the Milkshake queen herself, Kelis! More info here. 

Botanical Garden 4th Birthday Water Fight

What’s on in Liverpool in two words…..WATER FIGHT! If you’re looking for one place to spend your entire bank holiday weekend in Liverpool, why not make it the Botanical Garden. Water fights, Gin Pinata, live music and amazing vibes. More info here. 


Sunday 27th May

Hangover with HUS, Tithebarn Street

Win or lose, rain or shine, there’s a hangover cure waiting for you at HUS, Tithebarn Street this Sunday. Literally rock up, grab a seat and let the team get you back to awesome! More info here. 

POTENTIAL LFC Champions League Victory Parade

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We’re so superstitious here at The Guide Liverpool, but we also like to be be fully prepared for MASSIVE celebrations should they arise, so click here and check out the proposed route for the LFC team coming home from Kiev on Sunday and keep everything crossed. Everything!

Get Crafty at MetQuarter

There’s all manner of crafty goings on at MetQuarter on Sunday and if you’ve still got wedding fever following the royal wedding last week, you can try your hand at silver smithing, letter pressing and more. Details here.

Nick Ellis Acoustic Sessions, Handyman Pub, Smithdown

You can catch Nick Ellis live at the Handyman on Sunday evening from 6pm as Acoustic Sessions soothes your bank holiday weekend hangover…..or just grab another pint and sing along! Details here. 

UFC Viewing Party, Space by Echo Arena

UFC® has confirmed that Space by Echo Arena, will host the Official UFC Viewing Party for MMA where fans will be able to watch a live stream of UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: THOMPSON vs. TILL with the main card scheduled to start at 6pm. Details here.

Sunday Roast, The Florist, Hardman Street

We suspect we’re all going to be in need of a good Sunday roast this bank holiday weekend in Liverpool and our current fave hotspot, The Florist serves up a filling and tasty plate with seasonal veg and lashings of gravy! More here. 


Monday 28th May – Bank Holiday Monday

Curious Orange Vintage Bazaar, Kazimier Gardens

What’s on in Liverpool wouldn’t be complete without a market to mooch about. Head down to the Kaz Gardens to check out lot of local traders selling vintage clothing, sparkly jewels, retro records, vintage homeware, handmade wonders and the weird and wonderful! More info here. 

Open Mic, The Cavern Pub

There’s a night of free, potentially undiscovered live music on offer at The Cavern Pub as Monday Night Open Mic returns. Who will take to the stage? Details here. 

Light Lunch at Heritage, Castle Street

We’re looking forward to some delicious light bites on bank holiday Monday as Heritage, Castle Street serves up 3 small plates for £15, the questions is choosing just three! Menus and more here. 

Taste of Jamaica at Revolucion De Cuba, Albert Dock

Hey snake hips! Shimmy yourself into the working week with a few last 241 bank holiday Monday cocktails at Revolucion De Cuba, Albert Dock, and toast the weekend that was. More info here. 


One for the Kids

Meet Elmer the Elephant at Waterstones, Liverpool ONE

What’s on in Liverpool for families? There’s an afternoon of free story-telling and the opportunity to meet and greet Elmer the most famous Elephant at Waterstones Liverpool ONE on Saturday. No booking necessary, click here for more info. 


Get Booking

Meet the Legends at Gusto Heswall

There’s a chance to meet your footballing heroes as none other than Bruce Grobbelaar & Neville Southall head to Gusto Heswall for a very special evening, raising money for local causes. All the info here. 

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