Banish the Monday Blues with Your Ultimate Guide to the Week Ahead in Liverpool
It’s Sunday evening and the Antiques Roadshow theme tune signals the back to work blues for a lot of us. But chin up, the week ahead is chokka-block with events and late night shopping!
Whether you’re into live music, comedy, a bit of panto, family days out or a good old fashioned pub quiz, put the selection boxes down (we know you’ve broken into the Christmas stash already) and check out your Ultimate Guide to the Week Ahead in Liverpool.
Monday 28th November
Having a nose around the shops after work, looking for a post Black Friday deal? Some stores around the city have extended their discounts and with late night shopping in full force you can beat the weekend rush and shop until 9pm at Liverpool One Weekdays. Check out Bar Hutte under the huge Christmas tree (open until 11pm) and the Chavasse Park fairground until 8pm too. More details here. Watch the video below for more on what to expect in Liverpool ONE this Christmas.
Get your week off to a winning start at Camp and Furnace as New-Wave bring a Netflix cult-hit Arrested Development themed quiz to the warehouse. Get your fancy-dress sorted, rounds in (two bars running on the night) and get ready to win yourself the £100 jackpot ( plus other boss prizes too). Looks a right giggle this. Tickets available here.
Why not treat the kids (or yourself) to a little treat after school and head down to the Ice Festival Liverpool, Pier Head for a spot of rosy-cheek ice-skating and a burger or crepe to warm through. With an ice bar, ice slide and all manner of wintry fairground rides to choose from, it’s a fab evening out for all the family. Pre-book your ice-skating tickets here. Watch your guide to all of the icy action with our Jay below.
Tuesday 29th November
Award-winning vocalist Katie Melua bring a very special Winter performance to the Philharmonic Hall this week featuring the Gori Women’s Choir, who if you’ve not heard before, will knock your socks off. Like live music and fancy something different? Get your tickets here.
Wrap up warm and take a wander around the Christmas Markets at St George’s Hall, open until 9pm on weekdays. Grab your mates and have a few al fresco beers, pick up some cute stocking fillers or treat the kids to a tonne of pic’n’mix! Watch as our Guide Cam takes you on a tour of the stall here.
The Epstein Theatre is the place to be on Tuesday evening for the debut of Liver Birdsong, the story of wartime Liverpool featuring hilarious comedy, crashing tragedy, music and the best of mates. Click here to read more about this brand new british musical written by Tony Bradley and Rebecca Myers & watch our chat with the team behind it here.
Wednesday 30th November
It’s gonna be absolutely baltic this week, so why not break up your week and follow our Liverpool Hot Chocolate Tour around the city bars and cafe’s? We managed to try out ten of the best, can you add to our list? Plus don’t forget to try out the fabulous new Signature Living range too, details here.
Warmed through? Get to the O2 for The Fratellis, Costello Music tour, playing their debut album in its entirety to celebrate 10 years since it’s release. Who doesn’t love a bit of ‘Chelsea Dagger’ on a Wednesday night? Tickets and more details here.
Fancy an evening of belly-laughs right in the centre of town? The Hot Water Comedy Club at The Jacaranda Club kicks off at 7pm with a New Material line up featuring Catherine Bohart, Stu Woodings and Craig Deeley. A guaranteed boss night out. Tickets and full line up available here.
Thursday 1st December
It’s officially December – Advent Calendar OPEN and Christmas music ON!
Celebrate with Bongo’s Bingo which is bound to be hilarious this week as Camp & Furnace host the last Thursday session before the panto madness kicks off! Don’t be late, 6pm start at 7:30pm last entry. Get your tickets here. NOW SOLD OUT!
MC A-F-R-O and special guest Marco Polo grace The Buyers Club, Hardman Street with a LA hip-hop gig after a busy few months touring the UK. Hailed as the ‘future of Hip-Hop’, if you’re into rhymes this is the Thursday night spot for you. Tickets are available here.
District House, Water Street is turning winter on its head with a Summer Christmas Carnival like no other. A summer soundtrack accompanies a choice of traditional menu’s stocked full with mouth-watering meals in an atmospheric, palm-themed venue. Book your table and find out more here.
Friday 2nd December
Are you ready for the best pub music quiz ever? Boom Box Bingo wants you to rock out and match epic tunes to the ones on your bingo card at the Dead Crafty Beer Company this Friday to win a massive cash prize! Alongside 170 beers to try, the Wheel of Misfortune and American Pizza Slice, this has got weekend written all over it! Find out more and book your tickets here.
Dole II Soul is celebrating the culture and music of the world’s second best city with New York: I Love You at Upper Blade Factory, Camp and Furnace this Friday night. With live music from the likes of Pale Rider and Goodbye Horses and DJ sets from Michael Williams (Disco Fluff) and Pooky (Laces Out). Expect an eclectic journey from Warhol to Paradise Garage and Studio 54. More info here.
Emmy the Great is back with her second album ‘Second Love’ (Bella Union) at the East Village Arts Club, and fans of her debut, ‘First Love’ will adore the story-telling and emotional dexterity the second album brings with a nod to modern sounds. Tickets for ETG, Arts Club Loft gig can be booked here.
The Vryll Society have been locked away in their rehearsal space for a year, crafting a complex body of work to stimulate both the body and mind. Expect liquid jams, crafted song-writing and an ocean of sound. Do not miss this much anticipated Friday night gig at The Invisible Wind Factory. Tickets here.
Saturday 3rd December
The Albert Dock plays host to an amazing winter light show from this Saturday, and you’re invited! Check out ‘Countdown to Christmas’ a 4d light spectacular that runs until Jan 3rd and transforms the historical dock into a canvas for a magical tale. A treat for all the family, check out the details here.
Weekend nights out are all about the new kids on the block this weekend. With Sugar Hut Liverpool and Neighbourhood now in full swing, the commercial quarter is where its at, followed by a little wander across to Liverpool One and The Club House Marvellous Marquee for some seriously festive cocktails and a hog roast to line your stomach! Watch our video inside the new Marquee below.
Sunday 4th December
The city’s annual Santa Dash 5k takes place this Sunday as approx. 8 thousand people take to the streets of the city to raise funds for three local charities including Radio City Cash for Kids, Everton in the Community and Zoe’s Place. You can join our Kate by registering in person with organisers, BTR, more details here. Road closures will be in places early Sunday so click here to check your route before heading into the city.
What better way to end your week than with Rock’n’roll Panto, Beauty and the Beast at the Everyman Theatre on Hope Street? Swerve the Disney version and head to the Georgian Quarter to take in this glittery, musical extravaganza, and laugh til your belly hurts with your loved ones. Tickets and more info available here.
Check out our Rach’s Going Out Guide here. Updated every Thursday with up to the minute info on all the best club nights and drinks offers from the cities finest bars.