What’s on in Liverpool this week 9th – 15th April 2018

And they’re off! It’s Grand National Week in Liverpool and there’s so much to see, do and hear!

Whether you’re glamming up for the races or settling down to watch a live show or gig, there’s something for everyone this week in Liverpool. What’s on is bursting with live music, theatre shows, Champions League action, ladies day style prep and Liverpool’s first ever bottomless G&T brunch, you just have to wait until Saturday for that one. Get your salsa on, call up a spirit guide and get ready to party like it’s 1999, this week in the best city in the world.

Here’s What’s on in Liverpool 9th-15th April 2018….

Monday 9th April

Ducking Punches live at Maguire’s Pizza Bar

All the way from Norwich, the Ducking Punches play Maguire’s Pizza Bar from 7:30pm, a rare full band event with some brilliant support acts too. Find out more here. 

An Evening of Clairvoyance, Mango Wavertree

Liverpool loves a good spirit medium and David Traynor brings his UK tour Earth Angel to Mango Wine Bar on Monday night from 7:30pm. Who will you connect with? Tickets here.

LIPA Spain Tour Fundraiser at Frederiks, Hope Street

There’s a great night of acoustic music on at Frederiks as LIPA presents Spain Tour 2018. Expect to hear Mackenzie James Cregan, Camille Sky and more. £3 on the door, info here. 

Disney In Concert, Beauty & The Beast, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Whether you loved the original or the new live action version, Disney’s Beauty & The Best comes to life once more with a full orchestra at the Phil. More info and booking here. 


Tuesday 10th April

Funk That, Launch Boogie, Brick Street

There’s a brand new monthly funk and soul night down at the Baltic Triangle as Funk That launches this Tuesday. Rum & Cocktails and funky beats on offer from 9pm. Info here. 

Fan Park Champions League at Camp & Furnace

Watch all the action from the Man City V LFC Champions League second leg game on the big screen plus a hot dog and pint at Camp & Furnace for just £10. More info here. 

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella, Liverpool Empire Theatre

Set in London during the second World War, Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella is a war-time romance that binds this classic tale and the realities of the Blitz. Tickets available here. 


Wednesday 11th April

Shakespeaere-tastic! A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Epstein Theatre

A two week run of classic theatre, magical comedy and romance begins at The Epstein this week with A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo & Juliet. Click here for tickets. 

Ady Johnson plays The Jacaranda

As part of a huge UK tour, Ady Johnson brings ‘London Songs’ to The Jacaranda and if you’re looking for a mid-week live gig, this should be it. Click here to find out more. 

Salsa at Soho, Concert Square

Liverpool loves Salsa, it’s official and every Wednesday you can shake yo’ hips at Soho, Concert Square with Salsa, Bachata and more form 8pm. Details here. 


Thursday 12th April – Grand Opening Day, Randox Health Grand National 2018

Race Day Breakfasts in Liverpool

It’s finally here, day one at Aintree is always spectacular and if you’re still yet to book, click here to get your pre-races brekkie and transport sorted before its too late.

Ravin’ Fit With DJ Lee Butler, Walton Sports Centre

How do you fancy getting fit, burning off some calories and dancing your feet sore with Lee Butler on Thursday night? Get your trainies on and click here for more info. 

Public Broadcasting Service, Liverpool Olympia

Following the release of their critically-acclaimed album Every Valley, Public Broadcasting Service play Liverpool Olympia with a spell-binding audio-visual show. Tickets and more here.

Aintree After Races Party, Revolucion De Cuba, Albert Dock

Looking to carry on the Grand National party on Thursday? Won big a looking to get the round in? Head to Revolucion De Cuba for a right old fiesta that lasts all night long. Details here.


Friday 13th April – #FabulousFriday Ladies Day

Grand National Ladies Day Parties – Various Locations

Missed out on tickets to Ladies Day? Fear not, there are loads of parties, afternoon teas, big screen racing action and best dressed competitions to glam up for. 12 of the best here. 

Across the Threshold Festival, Baltic Triangle

Across the Treshold Festival takes over District, Unit 51 and Baltic Creative for two days this weekend showcasing a snapshot of some of the North West’s and UK’s best grass roots music, visual arts and performance. Check it out here.

Murder Mystery at Bridewell Studios

Can you figure out who dunnit? Death By Deceit is a murder mystery evening where guests are invited to collect clues and discover who killed Robert Brant. Booking and info here.

Free State Kitchen is 5!

Free State Kitchen celebrates its 5th birthday this week with a super Buffalo Hot Wing giveaway and a special 5 Stack burger shaped present that will go down a storm. Click here for more.


Saturday 14th April – The Randox Health Grand National 2018

The Grand National, in Style

The most famous race in the world takes place at 5:15pm today with all eyes on Aintree. Keep a look out for our cameras and give us a wave/twirl/cheers if you backed a winner! All our race day build up here. 

Beer Tasting at Claremont Farm

Why not raise a glass or three to your Grand National winner with 6 alternative local beers and delicious food pairings at Claremont Farm with Adam Williams from Brimstage Brewery. Booking here. 

Superstition, The Merchant

Throw it down in your fascinator after the races at Superstition at The Merchant on Saturday night. The very best Motown, funk and soul all under one roof from 10pm. Info here. 

The Carnival of Light, Mountford Hall

If house, techno, garage and bass is your thing, The Carnival of Light at Mountford Hall is unmissable. A concept that merges astounding lights, lanterns, effects and live performances to an epic soundtrack. Last 50 tickets on sale here. 

The Late Wake Club: Prince Camp & Furnace

The Late Wake Club returns this Saturday night with a good old send off for one of the most iconic names in music, Prince. Boss tunes, buffet and plenty of purple rain confetti! Tickets here. 


Sunday 15th April

Bottomless G&T Brunch at NYL Restaurant & Bar

What's On

Liverpool’s first Bottomless G&T Brunch has arrived at NYL Restaurant & Bar every Saturday and Sunday from 11:30am. Leave it to Liverpool Gin to keep you topped up and NYL to supply the tasty dishes. Book your spot here. 

Liverbird Land, Red Brick Vintage, Cain’s Brewery Village

There’s jazz in the Cain’s Brewery Courtyard this Sunday evening from 7pm as Liverbird Land puts on the most chilled Sunday session in the Baltic. Sounds fab after a mad weekend. All the details here. 

Pop Up in the Palm House, Sefton Park

Sefton Park Palm House will be awash with stalls this weekend as the Spring Fayre gets underway. Expect lots of tasty food, a Pimms bar, local traders and more. Info here. 


One for the Kids

Disney on Ice – Worlds of Enchantment, Echo Arena

Kids of all ages will be enthralled as Disney on Ice returns to the Echo Arena with the brand new Worlds of Enchantment tour, starring former Saturday’s singer, Frankie Bridge. Characters such as Lightning McQueen, Mater, Ariel, Mickey and all this friends will take your and your little ones on a magical journey from 11th-14th April. Some tickets still available here. 


Get Booking

Reminisce 2018 Line-Up Announced

Are you ready for the ultimate all day festival that will transport you right back to the 90’s? Reminisce Festival 2018 has just announced its line-up and its off the scale good. Get your tickets now and see 2 Unlimited, The Outhere Brothers, Rozalla, Sybil, Casino, Angie Brown, Love Inc and Ken Doh all live on stage, plus load more. All the details and booking here. 

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