This Week in Liverpool 1st – 7th April 2019
As event-packed weeks go in the city, it doesn’t get much bigger than this!
The first week of April brings a brand new buzz to what’s on this week in Liverpool. The world will be watching as the Randox Health Grand National draws glamorous crowds of thousands to Aintree Racecourse and we’ll be right in the thick of it on @TheGuideLpool.
Elsewhere, Liverpool ONE is spoiling students with freebies, The Zutons come home, Kinky Boots continues at the Empire, it’s Ping Pong tastic down at Camp & Furnace, Game Of Thrones comes to Ma Boyle’s and we’ve got your Sunday hangover cures at the Baltic Market and Baby E Coffee too.
Pop those Prosecco corks guys and girls, here’s what’s on this week in Liverpool 1st – 7th April 2019……
Monday 1st April
Brunch, Castle Street Coffee
Forget the Weetabix, we’re going to need a top class full English to get us through this mammoth week in Liverpool. Head to Castle Street coffee for hearty brunch dishes. Delivery available too. More here.
A Game of Thrones Quiz, Ma Boyle’s Alehouse
There’s an £80 jackpot up for grabs at Ma Boyle’s Alehouse on Monday night if you know your Starks from your Targaryen’s. £3 to enter and all the throne bragging rights if you win. Info here.
Good Cop, Bad Cop, Phase One
Arctic Monkey’s fans will be heading to Jacaranda Records Phase One on Monday night as Good Cop, Bad Cop, Joe Carnall and Matt Helders perform a stripped back gig live. More info here.
Tuesday 2nd April
Ravin Fit Reminisce Special, Floral Pavilion
Lee Butler is back at New Brighton’s Floral Pavilion on Tuesday night for a Ravin Fit session like no other. Joining him on the decks is Steve Cocky for 60 minutes of pure, unadulterated club classic work out. More here.
Lunch at Wro, West Kirby
Packed full of modern European flavours, the menu at Wro, West Kirby, serves up the likes of loaded halloumi fries alongside a myriad of other interesting dishes including indulgent crayfish mac and cheese and tasty lamb tostadas. Menus and more here.
DJ Comp at The Jacaranda
The Jac is hosting a DJ competition on Tuesdays throughout April with the winner receiving a guest spot warming up on a Friday, a chance to co host the Jac monthly radio show and £75 in cold hard cash! Got what it takes? Sign up here.
Wednesday 3rd April
Liverpool ONE Student Event
The Liverpool ONE Student Event is back this Wednesday and its packed with unmissable offers, discounts and on the day activities. Fancy up to 50% shopping & leisure and a load of freebies with your student id, then head this way.
Kinky Boots, Liverpool Empire
Kinky Boots continues its run at the Liverpool Empire this week with some tickets still remaining. Our Simmo, Lindzi and Jay all raved about it, so put your best foot forward and check out this brilliantly funny stage performance. Tickets here.
Pedro at the Disco, Punk & Emo Night, Crazy Pedro’s
The first Wednesday of the month means its all about punk and emo at Crazy Pedro’s. Happy hour is 5pm-9pm with 2-4 £10 cocktails and £1.50 a slice of the finest pizza. More here.
Thursday 4th April
Grand Opening Day – The Randox Health Grand National, Aintree Racecourse
The eyes of the world are on Aintree from early doors this Thursday as The Randox Health Grand National 2019 kicks off with Grand Opening Day. A full afternoon of racing with entertainment from The Mersey Beatles and of course, all the glamour! Our full event guide and tickets are here.
Keep it locked to @TheGuideLpool on socials this Thursday as our Jay and Kate bring you all the action from Aintree from the moment those gates open.
Ping Pong Fight Club, Camp & Furnace
Else where in the city the competition is hotting up at Camp & Furnace as Ping Pong Fight Club returns to sort the pro’s from the have-a-goes. This brilliant battle brings VR Ping Pong, robot challenges, street food, pop up bars and more all under one roof. Sign up here.
Variety Film Club, My Fair Lady, Royal Court Theatre
It’s Ladies Day eve and all through the town women we’re sipping prosecco in their dressing gowns! If you’re still in need of some race day inspo, head to the Royal Court to watch the epitome of class, Miss Hollie Golightly in epic ‘My Fair Lady’. Tickets here.
Friday 5th April
Ladies Day, The Randox Health Grand National, Aintree Racecourse
It’s finally here! #FabulousFriday kicks off from 10:30am at Aintree Racecourse where our Jay joins the Style Award judging panel and our Gemma will be out and about amongst the crowds of glamorous guys and girls. Will you be crowned this years most stylish and take home a Range Rover Evoque? All the info here.
Yard Summer Opening Week, Yard
Yard Summer re-opening parties kick off this week and if you’re not going to the Grand National, this is a boss place to get your own party started. 4pm – 11pm Friday No Fakin, Pooky and Jimmy Allen join the line up. More here.
The Zutons Live, Liverpool Olympia
The Zutons made all our dreams come true at the end of 2018 when they not only announced that they were back together, but also that they were coming home! The take over the Liverpool Olympia on Friday (and Saturday with an extra date) this week. More here.
Saturday 6th April
The Grand National, Aintree Racecourse
The biggest day in the horse racing calendar is here. The Randox Health Grand National 2019 will see an estimated 50,000 people descend on Aintree including the one and only Pete Price who is joining our Jay on Saturday to bring you all the action as it happens throughout the day. It’s a sell out for tickets so keep your eyes on @TheGuideLpool for updates and videos.
Jason Mandford ‘Muddle Class’, M&S Bank Arena
Jason Manford plays the M&S Bank Arena this Saturday and after a stint on tv and bossing it on Absolute Radio, he’s back on stage with his show. ‘Muddle Class’ promises to feature a wealth of new material about growing up ‘working class’. Tickets here.
Craft Taproom 2nd Birthday, Craft Taproom
Craft Taproom, Smithdown is celebrating its (almost) 2nd birthday on Saturday with an old skool party. Expect cake, DJs, maybe pass the parcel, perhaps a game of musical statues, and of course a whole load of tasty beer. More here.
Parklife House Party, The Merchant
The Merchant is hosting the Liverpool leg of the UK Parklife House Party so if you’re loving the spring sun and getting ready for summer festival vibes, this is the place to be on Saturday. More info here.
Sunday 7th April
Super Sunday Vegan Special, Baltic Market
After a heavy week of prosecco sipping, high heel dancing and roaring at your Grand National winners, why not chill and chow down on some good soul food at the Baltic Market Super Sunday Vegan Special. Info here.
Sunday Roast, Baby E Coffee
Easily one of the absolutely best quality and value Sunday roasts in the city, Baby E Coffee on Dale Street might just be your saviour after a crazy week in Liverpool. Book in and treat yo self, you wont regret it. More here.
Bombed Out Church Sunday Social
Take a wander around the Bombed Out Church Sunday market this weekend and pick up everything from sweet treats to gorgeous gifts (perfect for Easter) and loads of locally sourced produce. Family friendly and a fab atmosphere. More here.
Pure Garage Presents, Hangar 34
Back on it? Get to Hangar 34 for Pure Garage Presents Artful Dodger V DJ Luck & MC Neat on Sunday night. If you’re a massive 90’s & 00’s garage fan this will be an unmissable event in the Baltic. Tickets on Skiddle here.
Don’t forget to buy your Merseyrail tickets in advance if you’re heading to Aintree for the Grand National this week. With services running every 7 and a half minutes before and after the races, why would you travel any other way?
Whatever you are up to in and around our city over the next 7 days you can plan your journey with Merseyrail here. Ditch the car and jump on the train!