What’s on in Liverpool? Your Guide to the week ahead (21st-27th August 2017)

Bank holiday weekend is on the horizon, let Your Guide Liverpool help you get through to the three day party.

This week we’re all about preparing for the weekend with some new cinema, tasty menu’s, a big dollop of local music and culture and of course our usual round up of brand new cocktails and gigs. This wouldn’t be your ‘what’s on in Liverpool guide’ without a festival or two so we’re looking forward to three days of acoustic music as Folk on the Dock returns to Albert Dock and we’re booking for Reminisce 2017 too.

Here’s Your Guide Liverpool for the week ahead 21st-27th August 2017…

Monday 21st August

Conor Oberst at O2 Academy

Whether you know him from Desaparecidos or The Mystic Valley Band, Conor Oberst is making waves and hitting the o2 Academy this Monday night with tracks from album Ruminations. Tickets here.

Discover the Sheroes at Victoria Gallery

Photo Credit: Victoria Gallery

Liverpool artist Sophie Green’s exhibition ‘Sheroes’ focuses on some of the real life influencers and positive role models she has met growing up. Head to the Victoria Gallery and see how many you know. More info here.

Hot Water Comedy Club Live Special

Hot Water Comedy Club, Seel Street is recording another live special this Monday evening as 9 comics take to the stage with 5 mins of their best stuff. Who’s the best, you decide! Line up and bookings here.

Tuesday 22nd August

Tuesday night on the slopes at Porkys Ski Hutte

Have you seen Liverpool’s newest late night party bar? With its apres ski interior, Pilsner Urquell and amazing DJ ski gondola, it has to be seen to be believed! All you need to know here.

Lana Del Ray at Echo Arena

Queen of old-skool Americana, Lana Del Ray plays the Echo Arena on Tuesday night, one of just three UK dates (London & Glasgow) with her unique sound and vibe. No Summertime sadness here. Details here.

Brookie Quiz, Baltic Market

As if the idea of a Brookside Quiz wasn’t cool enough, Baltic Market have only gone and got Jimmy Corkhill (Actor, Dean Sullivan) to host it! This is going to be hilarious! Get your tickets here.

Wednesday 23rd August

Slavery Museum 10th Anniversary celebrations

The International Slavery Museum, Albert Dock annual celebrations include the walk of remembrance, the unity carnival, a libation on the waterfront and the Dorothy Kuya Slavery Remembrance Lecture, which will be delivered by Dr Gee Walker this year. Get involved here.

Lunch on the green at The Club House

We don’t want to jinx it but we hear there’s some good weather on the way this week, and where better to enjoy the sun than on the perfectly tended lawn of The Club House. Tasty lunch menu, cocktails and people watching! Menus and more here.

The Writing’s on the Wall at Salt Dog Slims

There’s a party going on down at Salt Dog Slims this week as they launch an awesome new look and a tasty new menu too plus you’re invited to help finish the refurb with your own ‘writing on the wall’. More info here.

Thursday 24th August

Liverpool Pride Presents Gods Own Country at FACT

See something different at the flicks this week as Picturehouse at FACT show ‘Gods Own Country’ with a Q&A session presented by Liverpool Pride. Watch the trailer above. Bookings and info here.

Choose your Liverpool Collection Cocktail at NYL

Did someone say Rummarine? NYL Bar & Restaurant have launched the world’s first ‘Liverpool Collection Cocktail Menu’ with 9 brand new blends to choose from. Ps, they’re all fit! Check out the brand new menu here.

Friday 25th August

Big Condo brings the bank holiday party to Grand Central

There’s a huge line-up of live music on offer at Grand Central to start off your bank holiday weekend courtesy of Big Condo presents ‘Refreshment’. Tickets here.

Vryll Society Summer Residency continues at The Magnet

Missed The Vryll Society at The Magnet back in June, fear not, they return this Friday with a stella line up of support acts including Strange Collective and Peach Fuzz and more. Get your tickets here.

It’s Notting Hill Carnival weekend at Revolucion De Cuba

Here’s some words to start your bank holiday weekend: Happy Hour, food and drinks samples, live entertainment, DJ’s and the biggest fiesta Latina party around. Get involved. Info here.

Saturday 26th August

Folk on the Dock returns to Albert Dock

We’ve been talking about this for WEEKS and now finally Folk on the Dock returns to Albert Dock for three days of brilliant folk, roots and acoustic music. All the info you need to plan a memorable weekend here.

The Music Manual Summer Shindig, Buyers Club

More live music you say? Head over to Buyers Club, Hardman Street for The Music Manual Summer Shin Dig and catch the likes of Eleanor Nelly, Astles, Mary Miller and more. Full line up and info here.

Summer BBQ and Jazz at Constellations

Anti-social Jazz, sunshine and a BBQ. Safe to say that Constellations has summer all wrapped up this Saturday. With food from resident eatery FINCA and the sun trap garden all decked out, what’s not to like? Details on the event and tickets here.

Liverpool Prosecco Festival

Raise your glass to the god of bubbles, the Liverpool Prosecco arrives at Camp & Furnace this Saturday and if you’ve not already got your tickets, you’re definitely going to regret it! Info here.

Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia presents: POND

Invisible Wind Factory hosts the launch party for the Liverpool International Psych Fest featuring aussie psych geniuses POND. More info here.

Mayweather V McGregor at Bierkeller

Have you pre-booked your vip seat at Shooters Sports Bar, Bierkeller? Guaranteed entry, great view of the largest non-cinema screen in the city, plus food and drink package, all for £20! Details here.

Sunday 27th August

Sunday Roast Hot Spot: The Smugglers Cove, Albert Dock

We’re sticking around the Albert Dock this weekend and getting our fill of Folk on the Dock before heading to Smugglers Cove for a fit Sunday roast! Chicken, beef and small plates for little buccaneers too! Menus and more here.

Get cultured with Titanic Fashions at the Maritime Museum

Step back in time and get your Kate Winslet on as the Maritime Museum invites you to check out the fashions of the Titanic. It’s a free drop in event and kicks off at 1pm. We’ll never let go Jack! Find out more here.

Healthy Souls Festival at the Bombed Out Church


This is your chance to take part in a marathon of soul-boosting mixture of practices like yoga, pilates, meditation, tai chi, and qigong, all interspersed with some inspirational speakers, gong bath, delicious, nutritious food and live music from some very special guests. More info and tickets here.

Kingdom Liverpool is where love lives on Bank Holiday Sunday

Are you ready for this? Kingdom Liverpool have none other than Alison Limerick performing ‘Where Love Lives’ live at the Bar and Nightlcub this bank holiday weekend! All the info you need here.

Simply Dylan at the Royal Phil

This August Bank Holiday weekend enjoy a musical journey through the career of one of the world’s most iconic singer-songwriters! Simply Dylan is Liverpool based artist John O’Connell’s personal exploration and celebration of the rich and diverse work of Bob Dylan. An unmissable night for super fans. More info and some tickets available here.

One for the Kids

Stanley Park Summer Garden Party

Stanley Park’s Summer Garden Party returns on Saturday 26th August for a day of free family activities and live entertainment. From 12pm-3pm, visitors will be able to enjoy a wide variety of activities for all ages, including crafts, martial arts, yoga and wildlife workshops and even a teddy bears picnic. Find out more here.

Get Booking

Reminisce 2017

If you haven’t already got your tickets for Reminisce 2017, WHAT ARE YOU DOING? Get yours immediately bevause the line up is incredible. There’s 6 arenas, more than 120 acts, some performing live, and a prosecco and gin garden. Do not miss this! We’ll see you on Saturday 9th September at Sherdley Park, St Helens for the club all dayer of the year! Tickets and more here.

Do you want to feature in next week’s Your Guide Liverpool? Planning an event, gig or launching a new menu or cocktail? Email kate@theguideliverpool.com or tweet us @TheGuideLpool and we’ll share the details across the North West.

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