Your Guide Liverpool For The Week Ahead (23-29 January)
A Sunday well spent brings a week of content they say, and you’re in for a bumper week of celebrations as Chinese New Year kicks off this weekend!
This week, Your Guide Liverpool brings details of Bear Hunts, Hip Hop Brunches and WWE clashes, peppered with cocktails, juices and some seriously tasty BBQ! Here’s Your Guide Liverpool for the week ahead, 22-29th January.
Monday 23rd January
Why not bin the last of the Christmas sweets and start your week with a boost in the shape of a detox juice or energising smoothie? Last week we sent our Kate out around the city to find the best places to get your healthy fix. From the commercial district to Liverpool One and the very top of Bold Street, check out Joe & The Juice, Love Thy Neighbour, The Juicery and more here and feel the benefits by lunchtime!
Blast Off on an Adventure
Last Friday the World Museum held a free family friendly stargazing event and absolutely tonnes of people came out to look at the night sky and get involved in planetarium activities. Did you know you can visit the 5th floor at the museum 7 days a week to join Astronaut George for an out of this world show about aliens, stars and the sun. Click here to find out more about free activities for all ages.
Monday night dinner treat, fancy trying out the brand new additions to the pizza menu at Tribecca, on Smithdown Road? If you like a bit of heat, try the ‘Nudja & Blue, laden with spicy sausage, gorgonzola and fresh chilli, it’ll wash down nicely with an ice-cold Estrella. Click here to view the menu and get booking!
Tuesday 24th January
Get Your Geek On
The Liverpool Girl Geek Boot Camp is back for 2017 and applications are now open for the February programme which is sponsored by PlayStation. If you’re aged 11-14 and is interested in coding, virtual reality, learning about role models and careers in tech, this 6 week course is perfect for you. Held at The Studio School at the Baltic Triangle, you can find out more and submit your application here.
We love a bit of speed dating, and Your Guide Liverpool never turns down a romantic story! Alma da De Cuba is hosting Ditch or Date, Speed Dating this Tuesday night, from 8-10pm. The flirty fun begins with registration from 7:30pm as the girls take their seats and the guys move around every 4 minutes. Could you find your happily ever after in the stylish surroundings of Alma? There’s a 20 minute bar break half way through and participants are encouraged to stay on afterwards to chat some more. Click here for more details and to book your seat.
Brand New Comedy
David O’Doherty hits the Epstein Theatre on Tuesday night with his brand new show ‘Big Time’ which in his own words comprises of ‘talking and songs played on a crappy keyboard since 1986’! David’s comedy has been nominated for best show awards at the Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Awards and is a regular on Channel 4’s 8 out of 10 cats. We cant wait to see this show! Click here for your tickets and we’ll see you there!
Wednesday 25th January
Try A New Lunch Stop
The Quarter, Faulkner St, just off Hope Street is a perfect lunch stop to sit in or take-away, if you’re in the city midweek. Offering gluten free dishes, a children’s menu and some seriously tasty pastries alongside a menu bursting with filling pizzas, soups and sandwiches, take a look at that spread! Click here to sample the menu and book your table to beat the queues.
Midweek Cocktail Master Class
Join the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Cllr Roz Gladden for a midweek cocktail masterclass at Ex Directory and support four local charities at the same time! This January Supper Club evening follows on from the huge success of the December event and everyone is still raving about the fantastic value (5 cocktails for £25 ticket) with the added bonus of fabulous company! Click here to book your tickets now
Liverpool on the Big Screen
Why not start the Chinese New Year celebrations a bit earlier and check out a special screening of Liverpool film, Peggy Su at Edge Hill University. Introduced by the film’s Exec producer, Edge Hill University Professor, Roger Shannon, this romantic comedy is set in Liverpool’s Chinese community and depicts the generational and cultural conflicts of 19-year-old Peggy. The first film to receive Lottery funding, Peegy Su was written by Liverpool writer Kevin Wong and won a Royal Television Society Award too! Click here to book your free tickets.
Thursday 26th January
A Pint with St George
St George’s Hall Winter Ales Festival kicks off at 6pm on Thursday for a three day stint and with more than 200 real ales, ciders and continental beers plus wines, prosecco and a Liverpool Spirits Bar…….there’s more than enough beverages to keep you going until Saturday! We’d love to see your pictures from the festival, tweet us @TheGuideLpool and we’ll share the best! Click here for tickets and more details about the event.
Celebrate Aussie’s Everywhere
January 26th is dedicated to Aussie’s the world over and Liverpool has a surprisingly large Aussie community! If you want to join in the fun down under ( ooh errr) get yourself to Walkabout on Concert Square for the ultimate Straya Party 2017. If you’ve never had a TimTam, you haven’t lived! Also, if you’re looking for a Barbie (BBQ) fix, check out our top ten BBQ restaurants around the city here, and raise your pint of Fosters to all our fave Aussie things…..Neighbours, Home & Away and Kylie!
Kitchen Street Disco
Psychedelic Disco returns to 24 Kitchen Street for a journey through time that will knock your socks off. With music ranging from funk to acid house and disco, this often imitated night is set to be an explosion of art, colour and vibe! Click here to get your final release tickets.
Room View A View
Why not book yourself a city-centre bolt hole this weekend and bunk down with your loved one for a pre-Valentine’s Day treat. Hope Street Hotel have a fabulous January Offer. How does bed, breakfast, prosecco and chocolates for £99 sound? With suites and penthouse rooms also available, what a great location to take in all Chinese New Year action. Click here to find out more and book your perfect stay.
Friday 27th January
Year of the Rooster
Chinese New Year kicks off three days of celebrations this Friday with the story of Jingwei and the Ocean, lighting up the Chinese Arch, the Black-E and The Arch with a projection story that will capture your imagination, regardless of age. The twelve minute show will run on loop for an hour on Friday and Saturday evening from 7:30 and on Sunday it will play between 5-6pm among a whole load of other attractions. Click here to plan your weekend.
Chicken N’ Booze Fest
Party from 5pm at Yard and Coop’s Chicken and Booze Fest this Friday. With beer pong, live music, gin making and sampling plus a free drink on arrival, what better way to kick back after a long week at work? Click here to get involved.
Doh Ray Meeee
We’ve been dying to get to the pictures to see hotly-anticipated kids film, SING and it finally hits the Odeon at Liverpool One this weekend. With an all star cast including Matthew McConaughey, Reece Witherspoon, Jennifer Saunders and Seth McFarlane, kids will love this story of a Gorilla with a belting voice and a seriously dramatic pig! Click here for listings and tickets.
Saturday 28th January
Brunch With Swag
Constellations Weekend Brunch Club does Hip Hop, 10 – 4pm Enjoy a boozy brunch set to a hip hop sound track provided by Sessions Faction Liverpool. Menu to be confirmed but lets face it, we know its going to be awesome! Dog and child friendly, this is an awesome opportunity to get down and chill out! Click here for more info.
An Opportunity to Shine
Do you crave a career in the music or events industry? Then you cannot miss the Beyond the Beaten Track closing event at the Bluecoat this Saturday. Entry to this celebration will feature a daytime programme of panels, workshops, talks aimed at young people looking for inspiration. A free evening gig will close the day’s activity, featuring a selection of acts from the previous festivals. This is Your Guide Liverpool’s One to Watch if you’re serious about a job in the arts. Click here to read more and we’ll see you there!
Bear Hunt Anyone?
Have you been wondering what that huge inflatable white tent is at Liverpool One? Well wonder no more! Classic children’s book, ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’ comes to town this weekend in the form of a fully immersive, family experience including giant chocolate cake and swishy swashy fun for ages 0-11, 7 days a week. Click here to book your session.
There’s also a chance to meet author of ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’, Michael Rosen at Waterstone, College Lane on Friday 27th Jan between 2:30 and 3:30. Click here for more details.
Saturday Night Gig
Zanzibar, Tea Street Band are playing the Zanzibar, Seel Street this Saturday with an impressive local support line-up in the form of Scarlet, Halem and David Barnicle & the Mystery Force. Tickets for this huge Liverpool showcase are just £5 and available by clicking here.
Sunday 29th January
Rooster Family Fun
We’re sticking with Constellations this weekend as they extend a family friendly offer to you and yours to celebrate Chinese New Year. With children’s activities, cookery and dance workshops and of course a Chinese menu and specially designed Chinese soundtrack, all under one roof (and garden)! Click here to check times and full listings.
Legendary singer, performer and actor, Donny Osmond brings his latest solo tour to Liverpool this weekend, and all the mums are going to go mad! Treat your mum to a fan-girl afternoon at the Echo Arena with ‘The Soundtrack to my Life’ tour, an intimate look at some of Donny’s most memorable hits. Click here to get your tickets.
If you’ve welcomed the Chinese New Year in, hip hop brunched and sang yourself hoarse this weekend, what better way to kick back on Sunday than with a raucous afternoon on WWE action!? get down to Camp & Furnace for beers, back drops and a big massive screen to watch your wrestling heroes go to town! Click here for more info.