MerseyGuide: What’s On In Liverpool 20th-26th Nov
MerseyGuide is back with all the what’s on info you need to plan a great week in and around the city.
There’s no getting away from the festive fun this week as the city welcomes markets, fairs and Liverpool’s Famous grotto and the Christmas prep gets underway. We’ve got some boss nights out, entertainment and food on offer too!
Monday 20th November
We’re starting Monday with a big old hit of calories with two brand new eateries and a girl band thrown in for good measure!
Brunch at Dia+Noche, Bold Street
Having opened this weekend, brand new Bold Street eatery and bar, Dia+Noche brings a bit of sophistication to the top end of town. Fit food and sexy cocktails on offer. Menus and more here.
Little Mix, Echo Arena
We think Little Mix secretly want to be scouse!? Playing the last of their three winter tour dates at the Echo Arena on Monday night, anyone who gets them to say Chhiiickkken, wins a prize! Last few tickets here.
Ice Stone Gelato, Queen Square
Treat yourself this Monday to a big old bowl/plate/cone of amazing dessert from Ice Stone Gelato, just opened above Five Guys at Queen Square. Jam Roly Poly is our spirit animal. Menus here.
Tuesday 21st November
Our Tuesday listing might just take your breath away! From spellbinding puppetry at the Empire to a brand new thrill ride at the Pier Head and mouth-watering food in the suburbs.
War Horse, Empire Theatre
We’ve waited for YEARS to see War Horse, Joey come to our very own Empire Theatre and the audiences lucky enough to have seen this incredible story come to life, have been knocked for six. Find out more and get your tickets here.
Liverpool Christmas Ice Festival, Pier Head
Back for Winter 2017 and running right up until 7th January, the Liverpool Christmas Ice Festival offers up festive fun for all ages. From fairground rides, tasty snacks, ice skating and thrill rides, wrap up and take in the rides after work! All the details here.
Dinner at The Old Stables, Allerton Manor
We think The Old Stables is easily one of the most stunning venues in Liverpool and with twinkly lights, a delicious menu of winter warming favourites (as well as indulgent desserts) its the perfect place to unwind on a week night. Menus and more here.
Wednesday 22nd November
We’re turning to Wednesday night to fire us up for the weekend, we’ve got details of yet another brilliant new bar, a chance to show off your skills and a music night with a difference.
McCooley’s Mathew Street
Having flung open its doors on Friday for a right old traditional Irish knees up, the colossal new McCooley’s Mathew Street offers brilliant drinks deals, pool and shuffleboard, great value dining and good craic! More here.
Homotopia Special, Queercentric Music, HUS
HUS, Tithebarn Street is hosting a Homotopia Festival Special on Wednesday and the line up is awesome. Queercentric Music will showcase the very best beats, rhythms and lyrical excellence of the UK’s Queer Music Scene. Full line up and details here.
The Drunken Scholar Open Mic Night, Roscoe Street
You’re invited to show off your skills on the mic down at The Drunken Scholar this Wednesday night alongside some great local comedy acts. Go on, give ’em a tune! Check out the line up and get involved here.
Thursday 23rd November
We’re getting the gang together this Thursday to make some memories. From festive dining to slapstick laughs, new music and of course, the premier of Megaoke!
The Club House, Liverpool ONE
Is there anywhere more Christmassy feeling than The Lodge at The Club House, Liverpool ONE? Decked out like you’ve just come off the slopes, The Lodge is ideal for parties and group dining and more. Check it out here.
Good Mourning Mrs Brown, Echo Arena
If you’re into slapstick comedy, family feuding and a whole lot of F-ing and Blinding, Good Morning Mrs Brown is the night out for you. Hitting the Echo Arena for three dates this weekend, we’re buckling our seatbelts for this gig! Some tickets still available here.
Killerfernandez play The British Music Experience, Pier Head
The British Music Experience, Cunard Building, Pier Head is hosting a special one off gig from Killerfernandez as they perform tracks from their new album, joined on stage by some top class musicians. Find out more here.
Megaoke, Hangar 34
We can’t help but think this brand new night out concept is going to go off! Mic hoggers can bore off, because this sing along is for everyone. Who’s up for Megaoke at Hangar 34 this Thursday night? The Baltic Triangle is about to get loud! Find out more and get your tickets here.
Friday 24th November
The weekend is finally here and what better way to spend it than wandering markets, sampling all the mulled wine and dancing your socks off at Creamfields Steel Yard?
Liverpool’s Christmas Markets, St George’s Hall
St George’s Hall is hosting the Liverpool Christmas Market again this year and we’re already hearing great things about the selection of mulled wine available on the cobles! More info here.
An Evening with Turncoat Gin, Dove and Olive
Mulled wine not your thing? Fancy a night tasting Gin instead? Head to Dove & Olive down on Dovedale Road, Allerton and get your smackers around an array of Gin’s, bitters and nibbles. More info and tickets available here.
CreamFields Steel Yard, Liverpool Waters
Just look at that event poster, need we say more, really? After an incredible opening night last Saturday, Creamfields Steel Yard throws open those massive doors again to welcome Cream Classical. Absolutely unmisssable. More here.
Sin Classics brings Alison Limerick to Brickworks
Lee Butler, Billie Clements, Chris Wright and more welcome the legend that is Alison Limerick to Brickworks on Friday night. All together now……’Follow me dooowwwnnn’. Tickets here.
Saturday 25th November
Saturday is a right mash up this week, with something for everyone. Evertonians, Indie lovers, kids of the 80’s and ravers take a look…
Calling all Blues, Andrei Kanchelskis is in town
Former Everton player, Andrei Kanchelskis stops in at Pritchards Bookshop, Moor Lane on Saturday for a special book signing. Great Christmas gift idea for the bitter blue or footy fan in your life. Find out more here.
Gostins Festive Arcade, Hanover Street
The Gostins Building, Hanover Street has always been a creative hub for independent artists and this Saturday you’re invited to take a wander and pick up some original Christmas gifts and artwork (plus mulled wine and mince pies!)Check out the Independent line up here.
Into the Groove Dinner Show, CIRCO
DJ Lee Butler is set for a mad weekend, spending Saturday night getting Into The Groove with an incredible dinner show at CIRCO, Seel Street. Kids of the 80’s or those who love an old school sing and dance, this is the one for you. Some tickets left here.
Creamfields Steel Yard, Liverpool Waters
Wrapping up it’s trio of November dates, Creamfields Steel Yard is going out with one hell of a party as Martin Garrix leads an amazing line up on Saturday night. Who’s coming? More info here.
Sunday 26th November
Sunday a day of rest? Surely not in Liverpool where the delicious dishes, live entertainment and winter fun continues.
Lunch at Lock & Key, Duke Street
That beautiful plate of pan fried chorizo salmon from Lock & Key, Duke Street is sure to get your tastebuds tingling and what better time to enjoy than on a lazy Sunday afternoon? Menus and more here.
Annual Winter Fayre at Croxteth Hall, Supporting Zoe’s Place
Grab your wellies and take a wander around Croxteth Park before stopping in at the hall to support the annual Christmas Market in aid of Zoe’s Place? Father Christmas is going too! Find out more here.
Live Music at KellerFest, Liverpool ONE
Ramp up your Sunday night and chase the Monday morning blues away as Kellerfest returns with a great line up of live music. With great deals on snack and steins, it’s bound to be a good one! Line up and info here.
One for the Kids
Liverpool’s Famous Grotto at St John’s Market
We were first in the queue to see Santa at Liverpoo’s Famous Lewis’s Grotto now in it’s new home of St John’s Market. You wont believe your eyes when you entre the doors of this 5,00 sq ft winter wonderland, and neither will the kids. More info here.
Give the gift of relaxation at Suites Hotel Spa, Knowsley
Whether you’re treating yourself or a loved one, who wouldn’t love a bit of relaxation this wintertime? The Spa at Suiteshotel, Knowsley is a little bit of paradise just a short drive from the city centre. Watch as Simmo finds out more about the fabulous packages on offer. More info here.