What’s on in Liverpool? Your Guide to the week ahead (29th August-3rd September 2017)

There’s no such things as bank holiday blues when you live in the bets city in the world!

It’s a four day week and we’re lining up plenty of fun, food and live music to get you through until that all important Sunday roast. This week the city comes to life with more live music gigs, comedy, quiz nights and theatre as the summer fun rolls into September. Prepare for more festival fun as Fusion returns to Otterspool and we get a visit from the Decepticons at Liverpool One!

Here’s Your Guide Liverpool for the week ahead…..

Tuesday 29th August

Game of Thrones at The Merchant

There’s cash prizes and booze giveaways down at The Merchant, Slater Street tonight with the Cult Quiz, Game of Thrones Season 7 Special. Even if you’re a Arryn Boy or a Greyjoy, or a girl who “has no name” you’re all invited to join in! More info here.

Grab an Italian take-out on the go from Pasta Cosa, Castle Street

The Guide Liverpool team have quickly become fans of this relatively new Italian eatery on Castle Street. Offering up Italian dishes in neat little boxes that pack a big flavour punch, it’s an ideal lunch, date or pre-night out spot. Menus here.

Have a Tuesday night giggle at Hot Water Comedy Club, Seel Street

Theres 5 brand new comics taking to the stage at Hot Water Comedy club on Tuesday night from 7pm as the free to enter, ‘As Seen on Screen’ night gets underway with MC Paul Smith setting you up for a night of the giggles. Ticket info here.

Wednesday 30th August

Lunchtime BYOB at HUS, Tempest Building, Tithebarn Street

This Wednesday, drop in to HUS to chat all things literature and show off your latest reads. If you love books then head down and meet some like minded folk and maybe a beverage or two! Discounted bestsellers will be available from Blackwell’s Bookshop Liverpool too. Info here.

Hospital drama at The Royal Court

The Royal is a hospital drama like no other as the staff on ward 8X try to escape the old hospital before the wrecking ball comes in. Prepare to fall in love with top tea lady Teresa, Casualty obsessed nurse Flo and Maureen, a psychotic mortuary assistant who is rapidly running out of patients! Ticket info here.

Post bank holiday cocktails at Porky’s Ski Hutte, Berry Street

Have you experienced life on the slopes…..on Berry Street yet? Porky’s Ski Hutte is bringing the apres ski vibes to town with HUGE Pilsner Urquell, black run cocktails and plenty of prosecco, oh and a DJ ski gondola that’s genuinely from Austria! We’ll see you there for a pint! More info here.

Thursday 31st August

Brunch in style at Castle Street Townhouse

The weekend is just within reach so why not treat yourself to brunch in one of the city’s most elegant dining rooms? Offering up a huge array of tasty dishes including the Dirty BLT, sharing boards and a bottomless brunch option with prosecco/mimosas, start as you mean to go on at Castle Street Townhouse. Menus and more here.

Enjoy a Summer Evening Cruise on the Mersey with Alan Cross

As the summer season comes to an end, take an opportunity to view the city from a different perspective and enjoy a Mersey River cruise with a licensed bar, hot and cold snacks and live entertainment from Alan Cross. Could be a perfect date night idea this! More info and tickets here.

Friday 1st September

Seprona play Sound Basement, Duke Street

Scouse band Seprona play a hometown headline show at Sound, Duke Street to support the release of their latest single ‘Slow Down’ this Friday with support from The Wools and a debut from The Quiet Man Liverpool. Details here.

Sounds Familiar is back at Camp & Furnace

Start off your pay day weekend with a windfall at Camp & Furnace as the Sounds Familiar music quiz and disco night returns from 7pm. Quiz rounds include: Girl Power, Ibeefa, GoT This, Michael’s Mash Ups, Off The Top Of My Head, Noughtie But Nice and Live Forever. Get your tickets here.

Sass in a glass with pre drinks at NYL, North John Street

We’re glamming up and making a beeline for NYL Bar & Restaurant on North John Street this Friday night to celebrate our amazing city turning 810 years old! The Liverpool Collection Cocktail Menu features 9 brand new blends and we reckon a ‘Liverpool Lolly’ is the perfect drink to say cheers! More info here.

Saturday 2nd September

Fusion Festival returns to Otterspool

It’s back! Fusion Festival 2017 returns to Otterspool this weekend and if you thought last years line up was impressive….wait til you hear this. You can catch Little Mix, Tinie Tempah, John Newman, Louisa Johnson, 5 After Midnight, Club Drive and more. Click here to get your tickets.

Musicians Against Homelessness Merseyside, Hangar 34

A weekend of brilliant live music from some of the best local talent, takes place at Hangar 34 on Greenland Street from 12pm, expect Xam Volo, Timo Tierney, She Drew the Gun and more with all proceeds going towards helping the homeless community. Tickets here.

Tainted Love 80’s Party at Camp & Furnace

There’s free entry and Babycham for the first 50 through the door of Camp & Furnaces’ Tainted Love, 80’s party this Saturday night. Kicking off from 10pm expect to the sounds of David Bowie, Blondie, Michael Jackson, Boy George, George Michael, Culture Club, Soft Cell, Madonna, Prince, Depeche Mode, Fleetwood Mac and more. Info here.

The Hummingbirds play Arts Club

The Hummingbirds play their last Liverpool gig of the year this weekend at the East Village Arts Club. Having smashed the It’s Liverpool stage at LIMF earlier this summer the band invite you to ‘get some tickets and come jam with us’ on Saturday from 7. More info here.

Cage Warriors, Echo Arena

Fight Night season continues at The Auditorium, Echo Arena this weekend as the Cage Warriors Academy North West show returns showcasing the very best of local and UK amateur and professional talent. An exciting card is promised again including three amateur titles and after huge demand Beau Gavin and Scott Pedersen will rematch for the Amateur Lightweight title. Tickets here.

Sunday 3rd September

Sunday Roast Hot Spot: Blackburne Pub & Eatery

Fancy a roast dinner like your nan makes them? Head down to the Blackburne Pub & Eatery and fill your boots with a roast fit for a king! And when you’re done why not take a Sunday stroll around the beautiful Georgian Quarter? Menus and more here.

Fusion Festival 2017 Day Two

The Guide Liverpool take that

Who’s made up they got a weekend ticket for Fusion Festival because the day two line up is as amazing as day one! We’re heading down to Otterspool to spend our Sunday bopping round to Take That, Ella Henderson, The Vamps, Jax Jones, JP Cooper, Ella Eyre and loads more. Get your tickets here.

Italian Grand Prix action at Shooters Sports Bar

Bierkeller at Liverpool One isn’t just about the Oompah Band and thigh slapping hen party action! Shooters Bar, part of the Bierkeller complex is showing the Italian Grand Prix plus League One action this Sunday on the biggest non-cinema screen in the city. Great deals on snack sand drinks too. More here.

One for the kids

The Transformer Tour, Liverpool One

If your kids are into Transformers, this two day, free event at Liverpool One is unmissable! From 10am-5pm on 29th and 30th August your little dudes (and probably some loyal 80’s fans too) can immerse themselves in all things Cybertron Chronicles and help Sqweeks battle the Decepticons! More info from Liverpool One here.

Get Booking

The Countdown to Reminisce 2017 is on!

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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