Your Guide Liverpool for the week ahead (1st-7th May 2017)
How on earth is it May already? We’ve obviously been having way too much fun to notice that 2017 is absolutely motoring past!
Luckily the fun continues this week as Your Guide Liverpool lines up a stellar week for foodie lovers, cocktail drinkers, booty shakers and festival goers alike! Bank Holiday fun continues on both sides of the Mersey, The Vamps will be rocking the Echo Arena, Steam on the Dock returns to Albert Dock at the weekend and the Liverpool Tattoo Convention celebrates its 10th anniversary too. Check out your week ahead (1st-7th May) here.
Tuesday 2nd May
Hey Snake Hips! It’s Salsa & Social at The Magnet
You’ve told us that the Salsa Social at The Magnet is awesome, and now we wanna go too! With sessions for beginners (like us) and those with Patrick Swayze-esque snake hips to strut their stuff, we reckon we’ll be ready for ‘The Lift’ by the next Bank Holiday! Find out more and book your place here.
Tuesday Night Tipple at The Restaurant Bar & Grill, Brunswick Street
It’s been a long week so far……no wait it’s only Tuesday! Oh well, you’ve made it this far and we think you deserve a cocktail! Why not head to The Restaurant Bar & Grill for a round of post-work cocktails? With an extensive menu including the dainty Lychee Daquiri, Bond-inspired Vesper and the classicc Sidecar, there’s a drink for every taste. More here.
Wednesday 3rd May
Mid-week munchies at Lucha Libre, Wood Street
Since we wolfed down the Lucha Libre Scouse Taco’s back in February, we’ve been obsessed with these flavour-packed bites, and what more reason than it being Wednesday do we need to check out what’s on the lunch menu!? With 8 different taco fillings plus dirty fries and all manor of tostados and sharing platters, Lucha Libre is a perfect lunch spot. Find out more here.
2000 Throwback Party at 24 Kitchen Street
If you’re missing the era of New Labour, Soulja Boy, and MSN Messenger, look no further because 24 Kitchen Street will be dedicating the night to celebrating all things noughties! Spinning the likes of Destiny’s Child, Britney, Gorillaz, Jay-Z, OutKast, Gwen Stefani, The White Stripes, R.Kelly, Ashanti….get your tickets here.
One Night Stand at Barley & Beans, Hatton Garden
Head on down to Barley & Beans, Hatton Garden this Wednesday evening and support this student-run open mic Alzheimer’s Research UK and Alzheimer’s Society fundraiser. Kicking off at 6:30pm, there’s a chance to win flights to New York in the raffle and who knows what entertainment will take to the stage….it could be you! More here.
Thursday 4th May
For the Love of Skin-on Fries, Check out Almost Famous, Parr Street
There is nothing we love more than a seriously stacked burger from Almost Famous, Parr Street. With more than 10 whopping bun-filled loveliness to choose from, including Triple Nom, River Phoenix and the Super-Cali, plus the best skin-on winning fries around, order a boozy milkshake and you’re all set to start your weekend or lie down for a bit!) More menu and booking info here.
It’s an Oasis Special at Shit Indie Disco, Arts Club
Friday 5th May
Liverpool Tattoo Convention, Adelphi Hotel
The Liverpool Tattoo Convention celebrates its 10th anniversary at The Britannia Adelphi Hotel this weekend with more than 250 artists, live music, live performances and competitions to get involved in. Take a wander around the market stalls, get inspiration for your next ink, or simply admire everyone else’s! All the info you need and tickets here.
The Vamps at Echo Arena
The Vamps return to Liverpool this Friday night and this Echo Arena gig is set to be a sell-out. Expect a gigantic stage, runways and ramps as the guys bring their biggest tour set to all parts of the arena floor. Get your tickets and prepare to dance All Night here.
Saturday 6th May
Prepare for a mega weekend with brekkie at The Brink, Parr Street
We’re going right back to basics with our breakfast offering this week because what Saturday morning dish could ever compere to the mighty full English? The Brink serve up a generous portion of back bacon, pork sausage, mushrooms, grilled tomato, black pudding (are you drooling yet?) herb potatoes, beans, toast and eggs……for just £5.95! Veggie options are available too. Click here to see the menu and drop in!
Steam on the Dock returns to Albert Dock
Steam on the Dock is one of the UK’s only inner-city steam rallies and this year the family-friendly event will see more than 30 steam engines, boats and even a train making the Dock their home on Saturday, May 6th and Sunday May 7th – that’s double the amount that visited in 2016! Click here for all the details.
Lace Up for a Personal Best at the Liverpool Spring Races at Sefton Park
This weekend Sefton Park will be teaming with runners as the Liverpool Spring 10k, 5k and kids 1k kicks off on Saturday morning. All 1000 places for the kids 1k have now been taken but you can still register to take part in the 5k on Saturday and 10k on Sunday here. Great atmosphere, medals and t-shirts!
Time Lord, Professor Brian Cox comes to the Echo Arena
This Echo Arena show promises to take fans, young and old on a dazzling journey through space and time that will challenge and delight! Whether you’re an avid science reader or a complete star gazing novice, this is an unmissable opportunity to get up close and personal with the man himself. Tickets available here.
An Evening with Tony ‘The Bomber’ Bellew at The Auditorium
After the colossal Anthony Joshua fight last weekend, we’re lining up even more boxing action as local lad Tony ‘The Bomber’ Bellew prepares for ‘An Audience’ with style evening at The Auditorium, Echo Arena. With special guests, music and a chance to ask your own questions, this is a great evening for local boxing fans. Tickets here.
Sunday 7th May
Sunday Roast Hot Spot: The London Carriage Works, Hope Street
Treat yourself to a Sunday roast in the Georgian Quarter this weekend as The London Carriageworks offers up a sumptuous two or three course menu that is as classy as its surroundings. Main courses bursting with flavour such as; treacle roasted sirloin beef, slow-cooked pork belly and roasted hake plus melt in the mouth desserts (try the almond pannacotta or banana cake!) are available, prices from £19.50 for two courses. Book your table here.
Clubbercise Neon Glow Party at Hangar 34
Wear your brightest neon colourful gym kit, crack open the facepaint and grab your trainees, for a right old mash up of Clubbercise, Zumba Bollywood dance fitness at Hangar 34 from 6:30pm this Sunday. Is there a better way to have a giggle, burn off some calories and not have to wear heels? Get your tickets here.
WWE Live, Echo Arena
With more than 8 clashes taking place on the night, WWE Live at Echo Arena is sure to pack a bit of a punch for your Sunday evening. Fans can see WWE Superstars such as Roman Reigns, Samoa Joe, The Hardy Boys and so many more and the Echo Arena gears up to slam down! VIP and merch packages plus single tickets available here.
One for the Kids
Cinderella: My First Ballet, Liverpool Empire Theatre
Enjoy this classic rags to riches tale in a whole new way as English National Ballet brings its toddler-friendly performance of Cinderella to Liverpool for two dates only (5-6th May). This specially adapted shorter version of the original tale will captivate little ones age 3 and up (and they might want to see Billy Elliot at the Empire next week too). Tickets for this magical experience here.
Sound City, Clarence Dock 26-29 May 2017
Sound City is now just four weeks away and with such a knock-out line up spanning four days, you’d be mad to miss out. If the crowd at Sunday headliners, The Kooks gig at Liverpool Olympia on Saturday are anything to go by, its going to be an incredible weekend. Who doesn’t love a scouse audience to ramp up the atmopshere!? Find out more and get your tickets here.