What’s on this week in Liverpool 28th May – 2nd June 2019
Has anyone else’s nerves gone? Luckily we’ve got a packed week to keep you occupied until the game on Saturday.
Whether you’re a loyal red, a bitter blue or completely non-plussed about the football, there’s a fantastic week of events and entertainment on offer in Liverpool for you this week. It’s a busy one at the M&S Bank Arena with Olly Murs and Mumford & Sons performing, the Baltic Weekender marks the final academic week in the city for students and celebrating Castle Street brings restaurants outside for one huge day long feast.
The weekend sees the return of River Festival Liverpool which spans the waterfront with family friendly entertainment. Victoria Park hosts the Southport Food and Drink Festival from Friday and Liverpool Cathedral welcomes more than 200 stalls of arts, crafts, tasty snacks and more as the Open Culture Summer Arts Market sets up shop next to Gaia, The Earth. We’ve got all the places you can watch the CL final, unlimited curry at Balti Social and a murder mystery at the Empire. Get your Weetabix down you, you’re going to need it!
Here’s what’s on this week in Liverpool 28th May – 2nd June 2019…
Tuesday 28th May
Balti Social, Baltic Social
For one night only, Baltic Social becomes a Balti house and is serving up lip-smacking unlimited curry all night. There’s banging bangra, a pint of Baltic pilsner & unlimited samosas, curry and rice with meat, veggie and vegan options, all for £10. Booking essential here.
The LIPA Big Band, Phase ONE
This is how to kick start a mega exciting week in Liverpool. Passjazz presents the LIPA Big Band at Phase One on Tuesday evening from 7:30pm. Free entry before 9pm and a big old soundtrack you’ll feel as well as hear. Info here.
Tarot Reading Night, Peaky Blinders
Taking inspiration from the clairvoyants and gypsies in the Peaky Blinders series, there’s a tarot reading night on at Peaky Blinders Bar, Cain’s Brewery Village on Tuesday. Ask Nicola what your future holds from 6pm. Info here.
Wednesday 29th May
Gaia Viewing, Liverpool Cathedral
Following on from the huge success of The Museum of the Moon, Liverpool Cathedral is now the home of Gaia or The Earth. A 23ft replica of earth as seen from NASA satellites. It’s free to enter and see this amazing spectacle until 23rd June. More info here.
SoulJam, Summer of Love, Constellations
SoulJam returns to Constellations for a night of pure, unadulterated funky sounds for the very last party of the academic year! Expect uplifting, dance floor friendly music with an amazing crowd under the disco ball. More info here.
It’s A Rio Thing, Hope Street Hotel & London Carriageworks
Grab your pineapples people as Liverpool band Baiana brings the heat of old school Brazilian Jazz to Hope Street Hotel and London Carriageworks. Jazz legend Kenny Clayton teams up with Baiana to bring hits from Petula Clark, Cilla Black, Shirley Bassey and to life in the Georgian Quarter. More here.
Thursday 30th May
Can I Kick It? Framework, Mann Island
On the eve of the Bordeuax Wine Festival, Mann Island based bistro, Framework Coffee is hosting ‘Can I Kick it’ an evening of wine in cans paired with interesting food…..in cans. The menu looks amazing. Find out more and book here.
Olly Murs, M&S Bank Arena
Our favourite troublemaker Olly Murs brings his ‘All the hits’ tour to the M&S Bank Arena on Thursday night with support from Raksu. With 6 albums under his belt this is sure to be one huge sing-along gig. Tickets here.
The Mousetrap, Liverpool Empire
The longest running murder mystery stage show returns to the Liverpool Empire this week. Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap reveals the sordid past of a group of people cut off by a snow storm until the last, nerve-shredding moment when the murderer is revealed. Brilliant viewing, get your tickets here.
Friday 31st May
Southport Food and Drink Festival 2019
Southport Food and Drink Festival returns to Victoria Park from Friday to Sunday this week and whether you’re going with the family, friends, hen or stag party or even the dog, there’s plenty for you to enjoy. Alongside a huge array of street food and drinks stalls, there’s also live music from local bands and artists. Mini visitors can enjoy workshops, circus activities and of course, plenty of tasty snacks too. Info here.
Celebrating Castle Street
Celebrating Castle Street returns for a day long feast on Friday. Bring your appetite to the business district and check out all the amazing food vendors, from pizza to tapas, British classics, gin, prosecco and lots more. All the details here.
Bordeaux Wine Festival
After a hugely successful debut at the Pier Head last year, Bordeaux Wine Festival returns for another weekend packed with France’s finest export. Expect wine tasting, food pairings, fascinating talks, workshops and more. All the info and tickets here.
Baltic Weekender Festival kicks off on Friday with an epic opening party and a two day line up of live music and DJ’s. Venues such as Invisible Wind Factory, Constellations, Camp & Furnace, Hangar 34, 24 Kitchen St and many more host over 40 acts and an unmissable opening party. Tickets here.
Daft Punk Party, Circo
Circo is hosting a tribute to the music of Daft Punk on Friday night, including all original studio albums and singles and the music that inspired the most prolific Electro duo of all time. If you love Fatboy Slim, Chemical Brothers, Busy P, Modjo, Prodigy, Moby,The Crystal Method, Eric Prydz, Hot Chip this is the night for you. Tickets here.
Saturday 1st June
River Festival Liverpool 2019
River Festival Liverpool is back this weekend and this time the free family friendly celebrations of our maritime history span the entire waterfront. From Pier Head, Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, Salthouse Dock, part of The Strand and Mann Island. Check out what’s on where here.
Open Culture Summer Arts Market, Liverpool Cathedral
Over 200 curated artists, designers and makers will exhibit and sell work at the Summer Arts Market at Liverpool Cathedral on Saturday from 10am until 6pm. If you’re looking for somewhere to grab a tasty snack, browse tonnes of amazing art, crafts and homewear and check out The Earth, this is the place for you. More info here.
Liverpool V Tottenham Champions League Final
This is it. Weeks of anticipation, crazy journeys getting to Madrid, every bar and pub in the city showing the game, houses decorated, send off parties done, it all comes down to this. Liverpool take on Tottenham in the UEFA Champions League final in Madrid and this is where you can watch the game in town.
Fiesta Bombarda, Williamson Tunnels Carnival
The Williamson Tunnels will be transformed into a subterranean tropical paradise on Saturday night as Fiesta Bombarda celebrates its 7th Birthday with an intimate carnival. Expect sets from brass masters Riot Jazz, Liverpool legends Rubber Dub, Positive Vibration & many more. Tickets here.
Sunday 2nd June
Sunday Roast, Gusto Albert Dock
Whether we’re drowning sorrows or still partying after the CL final, one thing is for sure, we’re all going to need a top Sunday Roast! Head to Gusto, Royal Albert Dock and dine on the finest cuts of meat, seasonal vegetables and huge Yorkshire puddings. Book a table here.
March For Men, Croxteth Park
March For Men invites you and your family to take on a walking route at Croxteth Park this Sunday from 10am. All in aid of raising awareness of Prostate Cancer, March For Men routes are 2k, 5k or 10k. It’s £10 to join in and everyone is welcome, even the dog! More info here.
Mumford & Sons, M&S Bank Arena
Mumford & Sons fans will be chuffed this rescheduled gig has finally come around. The Delta tour to the M&S Bank Arena on Sunday night and you can still get your hands on some tickets here.
One for the Kids
The Worst Witch, Playhouse Theatre
Broomsticks at the ready as Mildred Hubble and an all-female cast will fly into Liverpool Playhouse for five nights this half term. The family production of The Worst Witch is showing from 28th May to 1st June 2019. Tickets here.
Whatever you’re 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!