This Week in Liverpool 12th – 18th November 2018
This is your weekly run down of the best events, gigs, shows and more for Liverpool.
If you’re a lover of films, you’re spoiled for choice this week in Liverpool. From Dirty Dancing to getting lost in The Fog and the mega movie quiz at the Everyman, there’s loads of ways to get your big screen fix. Elsewhere there’s pop stars galore in the city from the legend that is Sonia, to Rick Astley and Gabrielle and M People’s Heather Small!
Liverpool ONE declares Christmas and the markets get set to throw open the stalls!
This is what’s on this week in Liverpool…
Monday 12th November
Benidorm Live, Empire Theatre
Beat the winter blues with a trip to Benidorm Live at the Liverpool Empire this week. Opening on Monday night and running until Saturday, you’ll see Beni favourites Sherrie Hewsom, Jake Canuso and more, you’re in for a proper giggle by the pool. Tickets here.
Speed Dating at Love & Rockets
Age between 23 and 38 and looking to bag yourself a fit guy or girl? Get yourself down to Love & Rockets, Lark Lane from 7:30 for speed dating with Fast Love. Well, it is cuffing season! More info here.
The Fog, Picturehouse at FACT
As the residents of Antonio Bay, California begin to prepare for centenary festivities, a mysterious cloud of fog appears upon the shore and begins to creep its way across the town. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, The Fog has undergone a 4k restoration and it has to be seen on the big screen. Tickets for Fact here.
Tuesday 13th November
Dirty Dancing at The Club House
The Club House Pop Up Cinema invites you to an evening an Kellermans on Tuesday as the ultimate holiday romance story gets a big screen outing. Get your tickets for Dirty Dancing, carry a watermelon, but don’t put baby in the corner! Tickets here.
Lost at the Carnival, Invisible Wind Factory
Following an amazing Halloween bash last month, LOST brings the Carnival to Invisible Wind Factory on Tuesday night. Expect a full on themed party, loads of glitter, visual screens and big beats! More info here.
Open Deck Night, Buyers Club
Reckon you’ve got what it takes to fill a dancefloor? Head to Buyers Club on Tuesday night from 8pm for the second open deck night and DJ social event and show em what you got. More info here.
Wednesday 14th November
Brand new eats NYL Restaurant & Bar
You can tuck into three courses for just £21 at NYL Restaurant & Bar and the new winter menu sounds as good as it tastes. Check out these ham hock fritters with apple and celeriac slaw served with a chilli and soy caramel sauce! Menus and booking here.
Crime & Wine, Waterstones Liverpool ONE
If you’re into your crime fiction this is a brilliant event for you. Waterstones, Liverpool ONE invites you to pull up a pew and listen to not one, not two, but three top crime writers at the top of their game discuss plot twists, characters and more. Info and tickets here.
BTEC Open Evening, LMA
Want to follow in the footsteps of the LMA Choir and realise your dreams in Film & TV Production, Games Development, Acting, Music Performance and Musical Theatre? Then head down to the LMA Duke St campus from 6pm on Wednesday and find out more about BTEC courses. More info here.
Thursday 15th November
Crazy Pedro’s 1st Birthday
Birthday blowers at the ready, the spandex wearing, pizza hustling legend that is Crazy Pedro celebrates his first year in the city with a huge party on Thursday night. It all kicks off at 8pm with a Paloma Pong Tournament, a shedload of booze, all the pizza and DJ’s all night. Info here.
Mega Movie Quiz, Everyman Theatre
Are you a massive move buff? Prove it by smashing the Mega movie quiz in a theatre at the Everyman on Thursday night from 8pm. Expect questions covering all genres, eras and talent, with clips, pictures and soundtracks. Only a £1 to enter. More info here.
Tea Street Band at District
Tea Street Band’s new album ‘Frequency’ dropped last weekend and they’ve sold out on of the two live dates they’re performing this week already. See them live at District on Thursday night with support from David Silcock and more. Tickets here.
Friday 16th November
Paul Smith, Hiya Mate Grand Finale
What an incredible year it’s been for scouse comedian Paul Smith! He ends a run of 7 sold-out dates at the Echo Arena Auditorium with a special performance in the arena itself on Thursday night. Grab the last tickets here.
Liverpool ONE Christmas Street Party
Liverpool ONE is throwing a huge street party on Thursday from 4pm to celebrate the start of Christmas. Expect lots of street performances, cheeky elves, the huge Christmas tree, the band new light show Polaris at Chavasse Park and panto shows too! All the info here.
Liverpool Christmas Markets, St George’s Plateau
Continuing the festive theme, St George’s Plateau sees the return of the Liverpool Christmas Markets. 40 stalls and bars selling all manner of trinkets, gifts, hot and cold food and of course, plenty of mulled wine.
Saturday 17th November
Pop Up in the Palm House Winter Market
The Winter markets have officially begun across the region and we can’t wait to check out the stalls at Sefton Park this weekend. Pop Up in the Palm House brings local makers, food and drink together under one truly unique roof. More here.
Sonia: The Greatest Hits Show, Out Liverpool
The one and only Sonia will be at OUT Liverpool on Saturday to perform all her GREATEST HITS including You’ll Never Stop Me Loving You, Listen To Your Heart, Counting Every Minute, Only Fools Never Fall In Love, Better The Devil You Know and many, many more! More info here.
One Night in Heaven, Heather Small live at CIRCO
The incredible Heather Small, the voice of M People will perform live at CIRCO on Saturday night. Expect hits such as ‘Moving On Up’, ‘One Night In Heaven’ ’So Excited’ ‘How can i love you more’ ‘Search For The Hero’ & more. Some tickets remaining here.
Rick Astley, Echo Arena
More than 100,000 people snapped up Rick Astley tickets for his 2017 tour so we don’t recommend hanging about if you want to see him live at the Echo Arena this Saturday. Joined by special guest, Gabrielle, Rick will perform the greats and tracks from his new album ‘Beautiful Life’. Tickets here.
Sunday 18th November
Zoe’s Place Winter Fayre
Children’s hospice, Zoe’s Place is holding it’s winter fayre at Croxteth Hall on Sunday from 11am. Take the kids down for some fresh air and support an amazing cause with every purchase from their stalls. More info here.
Kids Eat Free Sundays, Red Dog Saloon
Swerve the dishes this Sunday and treat the kids to a meat feast at Red Dog Saloon, Bold Street. If you’re into your brisket, buttermilk southern fried chicken, ribs and all things slaw, this is the place for you, and as an added bonus, kids eat free too! Find out more here.
Totally Tina, Echo Arena
Oh yes you read that right! Totally Tina, a celebration of the enigma that is Tina Turner (and her amazing legs) comes to Liverpool on Sunday night with a back catalogue of hits that just goes on and on. From ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’ and ‘Private Dancer’ to ‘Proud Mary’ and ‘River Deep’, get your dancing shoes on get your tickets here.
One for the Kids
One Big Christmas Street Party, Liverpool ONE
Treat the kids to an after school party at Liverpool ONE this Friday from 4pm. You’ll get a sneak peek at some of the best panto performances from theatres around the region, plus selfie opportunities with the huge tree and street performances…and…head to Chavasse Park to see Polaris, the light installations in the park! More info here.
An Evening with Bruce Grobbelaar and Neville Southall
If you’re a mad footy fan, get your tickets for An Evening with Bruce Grobbelaar and Neville Southall at the Epstein Theatre on 1st December. Representing both sides of Stanley Park, these two former LFC and EFC keepers discuss their careers and their many games against one another during their formidable careers on Merseyside. Tickets here.
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