MerseyGuide: What’s on in Liverpool (4th-10th Dec 2017)
MerseyGuide is back with all the what’s on info you need to plan a great week in and around the city.
Liverpool is teaming with comedy, arena gigs, Christmas eats and new bars to check out this week as party season gets into full swing. We’re wandering around markets, settling down for movie nights and devouring hangover curing brekkies too. Here’s MerseyGuide, what’s on in Liverpool for the week ahead.
Monday 4th December
It’s all about movies and munchies on Monday as we opt for crazy comfort food and the best Christmas films to enjoy with our mates.
Monday Movie Club at The Jacaranda
The Jacaranda is lining up ultimate Monday movie nights through December. With comfy beanbags and free popcorn, an audience of just 30 can enjoy this new weekly film night, showcasing some of the most iconic movies including Die Hard and Elf. Pre-book your ticket and arrive early to ensure the best seats in the house! Find out more and book tickets here.
The Lawd Baby Cheeses, its Monday pizza madness at Crazy Pedro’s
It’s officially Christmas at Liverpool’s newest Parr Street pizza parlour (easy for us to say) as Crazy Pedro’s introduces it’s whackiest creation to date. The Mary, Joseph and Baby Cheese’s pizza is a festive taste sensation with delicious helpings of all your Christmas favourites. Bite into turkey, pigs in blankets, sage and onion stuffing, honey roasted parsnips and cranberry sauce, it will literally have you rocking around the Christmas tree. Menus and more here.
Tuesday 5th December
We’ll be rocking out, clinking glasses and flexing our cult film knowledge on Tuesday with an unmissable arena gig, expert wine tasting and quiz night.
Christmas Wine Tasting at Lock & Key
How does an evening tasting fizz, red and white wines that are a must have on your table this Christmas, sound? Join the team at Lock & Key, Duke Street and James Mitchell of Inverarity Morton, who will talk you through the different products while enjoying prosecco cocktails, nibbles and dessert. Find out more and book your place here.
Lord of the Rings Cult Quiz at The Merchant
If you’re a Lord of the Rings nut you could be crowned King or Queen on Tuesday night as The Merchant hosts another epic cult quiz night. Get your hobbits together and take on the Lord of the Rings quiz to be in with a chance of winning special prizes and booze giveaways on the night and tickets are only £3.50! Get yours here.
Kasabian at Echo Arena
Armed with a back catalogue brimming with classic singles and with a history of headlining the world’s biggest stages and festivals, Kasabian come to the Echo Arena on Tuesday with a kick ass show that promises to be the live highlight of the year. Tickets here.
Wednesday 6th December
What’s on in Liverpool this Wednesday you ask? Steps, Vengaboys, bar dancing, shot swigging, KEVIN calling and Kanye loving action, that’s what.
Steps return to the Echo Arena
After a phenomenal performance a couple of weeks ago, Steps return to the Echo Arena for their second tour date and with support from the Vengaboys. We were lucky enough to catch the first show and our feet are still aching from all the dance moves! Belter show, get your tickets here.
The Drinks are on Mr McCallister at The Home Alone Themed Christmas Bar
Be the one of the first to experience a drink in a bar like no other as you step into the set of cult Christmas film, Home Alone at the Baltic Triangle. Ghetto Golf bring you the ultimate Christmas Pop up Bar. The Home Alone Themed Christmas Bar, with entertainment provided by the Kenosha Kickers and DJ Rasp. Mrs McCallister is gonna go mad! Tickets here.
Kanye Christmas Party at The Buyers Club
What better way to celebrate the season of giving than by honouring a man who has given us all so much? Get down to The Buyers Club this Wednesday for a healthy dose of Kanye, Frank Ocean, Rihanna, Jay Z, The Weeknd and of course, the saviour that is Yeezy. Tickets and more info here.
The Coyote Ugly Grand Opening, Bold Street
Oh yes, the film we all know and love comes to Liverpool this week for bar dancing, jukebox shufflin’, shot downing fun! Expect a rodeo bull, delicious bar snacks, plenty of shots and an all American party atmosphere. Click here to read the 10 Coyote Ugly Rules and get ready to get down.
Thursday 7th December
We’re staging an unofficial Christmas take over on Thursday with scouse nativity, Christmas jumper parties, pop up markets…oh and some phenomenal local talent too.
The Scouse Nativity, Keeping traditional local at the Royal Court
Start your Christmas celebrations by getting back to basics and learning all about the Scouse Nativity at the Royal Court. This hilarious tale features a host of unforgettable characters including Angela Gabrielle, a donkey on wheels and a shark fin!? Follow lonely shepherd, Terry to the Kind Herord Arms and see what all the fuss is about. Get your tickets and more info here.
Cavalry lines up a belter night at The Magnet
Evol presents a brilliant line up of music at The Magnet this week with LIMF Academy star Mary Miller, Zuzu, Seprona, and Template performing live. If you’re into folk, indie, metal or punk, or just want to hear some new music, this is the gig for you. Click here for tickets and more info.
Christmas Jumper Party down at Hangar 34, Baltic Triangle
Known for throwing kick ass parties, Hangar 34 is lining up the ultimate Heavy Hitters Christmas party this Thursday night down at the Baltic Triangle. Fancy dress and Christmas jumpers are essential attire as you get low down and dirty to the best grime, bassline, dubstep and more with free entry before 12:30. Click here to find out more and get your tickets.
Pop Up Christmas Market at Roast Coffee & Kitchen
Fancy a little mooch for some unique gifts from a host of local and independent traders? How about a bowl of warming scouse, a mulled wine and a mince pie while you’re at it? Then head on down to Roast Coffee & Kitchen, Crosby on Thursday evening and box off you crimbo shopping once and for all. More info here.
Friday 8th December
New Eatery Alert! We’re heading down to Allerton Road for a healthy winter warming lunch before taking on a big hitting electric gig and a dose of comedy from an old man, what a mash up!
Healthy winter warmers on Allerton Road
We’re setting ourselves up for a busy weekend with a healthy yet tasty lunch at 109 Allerton Road, the latest eatery to join the bustling L18 high street. You can’t go wrong with a 109 superfood bowl packed with tasty, local sourced ingredients, plus steaks, burgers, and a healthy brekkie menu that will cure any hangover. Click here to find out more and book your table.
ENRG Presents Jon Hopkins at Invisible Wind Factory
If you’re into the electric scene you wont want to miss this huge Friday night gig at Invisible Wind Factory. ENRG presents a stellar line up featuring Mercury Prize Nominee, Jon Hopkins, Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard, Mike Servito and Blenrin. Click here to get tickets and more info.
Jon Richardson at The Philharmonic
The Philharmonic Hall is hosting a pre Christmas treat as Jon Richardson brings his Old Man tour to the Phil. The British Comedy Award nominee and star of 8 out of 10 cats, is complaining about the state of the world like the arl’ ones on the bus, and it’s damn funny! With the unique ability to switch from hilarious to disturbing and back again, this is a gig that’s not to be missed! Tickets and info here.
The Christmas menu at Reds True BBQ though!?
You are looking at The Monte Christmas Burger, it’s a thing of beauty isn’t it? Red’s True BBQ, Hanover Street has launched a number of mouth-watering Christmas dishes including this festive special for December. Packed with smoked turkey & ham, cranberry BBQ sauce and cheese, all squished between a fried brioche bun….you had us at turkey! Click here to check out the menu.
Saturday 9th December
What’s on in Liverpool this weekend? Icy fun for all the family, a comedy giant will have you rocking in your Echo Arena seats, dance like no one is watching at The Shipping Forecast and celebrate 3 years of Level.
Liverpool Christmas Ice Festival
Rain or shine, there’s tonnes of fun to be had on the Pier Head at the Liverpool Christmas Ice Festival. From thrill rides to ice skating, frankfurters to mulled wine and crepes, the festival is open daily with something for everyone. See the city lit up from up high with a ride on the big wheel after dark, you wont regret it. More info here.
Jimmy Carr brings his best to Echo Arena
We reckon Jimmy Carr wants to be a Scouser as he returns to the city again for two nights at the Auditorium, Echo Arena. Jimmy Carr The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour gathers a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show. Get your tickets here.
The John Langan Band mixes it up at The Shipping Forecast
Having watched the John Langan Band busking on Bold Street above, we can’t help but think the atmosphere at The Shipping Forecast is going to be phenomenal on Friday night as these guys take to the stage from 9pm. Get ready to slap those thighs and holler at the top of your voice! Find out more here.
It’s Level’s 3rd Birthday Bash, Fleet Street
It’s gonna go off on Saturday as Level celebrates it’s 3rd Birthday on Fleet Street. Expect a party like no other with a huge entertainment offering and a giant birthday cake. We want to see your Level birthday selfies, tag us in on Instagram @TheGuideLpool and blow out those candles! More info here.
Sunday 10th December
Dust off that Christmas jumper and follow us down to the market at St George’s Hall to indulge in a Christmas dinner wrap, it will defo cure you’re hangover before the match kicks off on Sunday afternoon.
Liverpool Christmas Market, St George’s Hall
You do know its perfectly acceptable to devour a Christmas dinner as many times as you like throughout December and so The Guide Team wasted no time getting stuck in to giant Yorkshire puddings wrapped around turkey and all the trimmings while we wondered around more than 40 stalls of gifts, delicious treats and plenty of mulled wine! A perfect way to spend a Sunday. Find out more here.
Kazimier Festive Market, Winter Arkade at Invisible Wind Factory
Back for it’s second winter market event, IWF is hosting the Kazimier Festive Market from 11am on Sunday. Expect live music, hot food & drink, local brewers, doers, makers and bakers all congregating in our main venue – and IWF Substation underneath – for a seasonal indoor market-party. More info here.
Merseyside Derby, Anfield Shooter Sports Bar, Liverpool ONE
We’re pre booking the best seat in the house at Shooters Sports Bar at Bierkeller this Sunday as the Merseyside derby action gets underway from 2:25pm. With the city’s largest non-cinema screen and great deals on bar snacks and beers, you wont miss a single moment of the action. What’s your score prediction? Click here to pre book your seat.
One for the Kids
Santa Land, Calderstones Park
Treat the kids to a welly walk at Calderstones Park followed by a trip to see the big man himself at Santa Land! Grab a wristband to enjoy unlimited access to all the rides, meet and greet with Santa and storytime with Ms Claus too! There’s plenty of places to get a warming drink and something to eat too. Click here to find out more and get your tickets to this winter wonderful attraction.
Boxing Night at The Shankly
There’s only one way to party this boxing night in Liverpool and Stardust at The Shankly Hotel is it! Featuring a line-up of the hottest disco DJ’s from both sides of the Atlantic, plus a wealth of local talent too, the lavish setting of The Garden of Eden & Rooftop Terrace at The Shankly Hotel, will play host to the city’s most stylish disco event of 2017. Click here to find out more and book your tickets now.