What’s On This Week in Liverpool 17th – 23rd June 2019
We’ve got all the very best gigs, theatre, sport and dining action happening his week in Liverpool.
This week in Liverpool is going to be a truly memorable one. Rock legends Bon Jovi kick start a massive week of music before Africa Oye takes over Sefton Park, Foo Fighters GB play a live set at Birdies Bar and Liverpool Soul Weekender brings the funky to the Baltic.
Food wise it’s all about market style dining as both Woodside Ferry Village and Duke Street Food and Drink Market open their doors to the masses. We’re also loving seaside dining in Southport and we’re heading to Allerton Road for a fabulous brunch ahead of the 18th annual Liverpool International Tennis Tournament at Liverpool Cricket Club. It’s all go!
Here’s what’s on this week in Liverpool 17th – 23rd June 2019…
Monday 17th June
Blitzed, Museum of Liverpool
If you do one thing this summer in Liverpool, make sure it’s Blitzed at Museum of Liverpool. This incredible series of photographs shows the devastated it brought to the city and its inhabitants throughout 1940-41. It’s free and a real must-see. Info here.
Grazing Platters & Wine, The Hungry Monk, Southport
There’s so much more to dining in Southport than fish & chips on the seafront! If you fancy dining somewhere new, check out The Hungry Monk at Cambridge Arcade for fabulous grazing sharing boards accompanied with a crisp, fresh glass of white. Menus and more here.
Salsa Monday, PIMA Bar
Fancy learning how to swivel your hips, enjoy a little tipple and join a super friendly community this week in Liverpool? Head to PIMA Bar at Hilton Hotel Liverpool and join in Salsa Monday from 8pm. They’re a really welcoming bunch and you kind of burn off your drink while your dance! More info here.
Tuesday 18th June
Lunch at Woodside Ferry Village
A little but of what you fancy with fabulous views over the Mersey! There’s a whole host of local food vendors dishing up their own specialities at the brand new Woodside Ferry Village and since opening on Saturday, the 5* reviews are coming in thick and fast. Check it out here.
Wine tasting, Lunyalita
There’s 8 different wines on offer at Lunyalita, Royal Albert Dock on Tuesday evening from 6:30pm. Lunya has one of the UK’s best Spanish wine collections and this night will showcase many of them with tasty treats to accompany them. More info and booking here.
The Big BrewDog Quiz
Finish off your Tuesday in the city by smashing the weekly Big Brewdog Pub Quiz from 8pm. There’s a whole variety of themes from music and film to tv, general knowledge and more. Pint and a quiz, yeah go on. More info here.
Wednesday 19th June
Duke Street Food & Drink Market
The highly anticipated Duke Street Food & Drink Market has opened the doors on its brand new, two storey, 500sqft space, and it was so worth the wait. Home to a multitude of independent food vendors plus Pilgrim Restaurant, this is the place to dine this summer in Liverpool. More info here.
The Wizard of Oz, 80th Anniversary Liverpool Philharmonic
There’s no place….like Liverpool Philharmonic Hall which celebrates its 80th Anniversary with a very special screening of The Wizard of Oz on Wednesday evening at 7:30pm. There’s wizard themed cocktails and you’re invited to dress up as your favourite character too. Some tickets available here.
Bon Jovi, Anfield Stadium
Wooaaahhhhh we’re half way there, woah Anfield prepare! This week in Liverpool, American rock legends (and our favourite Twitter lyric responses EVER) Bon Jovi bring their ‘This House Is Not For Sale’ tour to Anfield on Wednesday night. Jon can’t wait to snap his own ‘This is Anfield’ pic! There’s still some tickets available here.
Thursday 20th June
Bottomless Bagel Brunch, East River
Whether you’re planning a day at the tennis or preparing for a big weekend, Allerton Road restaurants have a whole host of breakfast and brunch dishes on offer to help set you up. East River offer these amazing loaded bagels and a bottomless bagel brunch too. Check out the menus and book in here.
Liverpool International Tennis Tournament
Back for its 18th year, the BMW Williams Liverpool International Tennis Tournament returns to Liverpool Cricket Club on Thursday 20th June for four days of tennis action. The road to Wimbledon brings singles, doubles and legends of the game from near and far. Check out who’s competing and the great hospitality packages available here.
RLB 360 After Hours Tours
If you haven’t already experience RLB 360, you’re in for a huge treat. Now offering early evening booking, this fantastic tour allows visitors to gain access to the 15th floor of our iconic Royal Liver Building to view the city from up high from Thursday until Sunday. Head this way to book and tag us in your pics too @TheGuideLpool
Friday 21st June
Step Into Summer, Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation
The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation invites you to step into summer and walk a waterfront pathway this Friday evening. This over 16’s only fundraiser begins at 6:30pm and participants take on the 6 mile route along the waterfront the Chung Ku and back again. There’s also a charity village with bands, tasty food and drink and face-painters too. Register here.
Wellness Weekend, Suites Hotel Knowsley
Fancy a bit of chill this week in Liverpool? All-inclusive Wellness Weekends at Suites Hotel, Knowsley have been devised with relaxation and rejuvenation in mind. The first one takes place this weekend and combines overnight stays with nutritious dinners, innovative yoga classes and spa treatments to name a few. Check out the band new boutique fitness studio and book here.
Liverpool Soul Weekender
There’s no better way to describe Liverpool Soul Weekender, so we haven’t. In their own words: “Liverpool Soul Weekender is a weekend showcase of killer rare soul music in a historic maritime city. Expect fun, dancing, good-times and specially curated line-ups of the worlds leading soul music collectors and DJ’s let-loose over proper sound-systems.” 3 daytime parties and 2 all nighters. Info here.
Foo Fighters Gb, Birdies Bar
We’ve got another confession to maaaaake! Birdies Bar & BBQ hosts Foo Fighters GB on Friday night from 7pm and it’s going to go off. So many rock anthems, one huge indoor/outdoor bar and all the best summer cocktails. Start your weekend with an air guitar display of epic proportions. More info here.
Kazimier Summer Solstice Party
Kazimier Stockroom is celebrating the longest day of the year with a bit of solstice krunk from 6pm. As the season changes this Seel Street venue is lining up music from Godwosh, Ranga Live, Athe DJ’s and more. Garden is free entry, stockroom is £3 on the door. More info here.
Saturday 22nd June
Africa Oye, Sefton Park
Back for its 27th year, Africa Oye celebrates all the very best African and carribbean music, culture and food with one epic, two day, FREE festival at Sefton Park. There’s a huge line up of amazing international acts, family friendly workshops and performances and basically good times for all. Find out more here.
Laces Out, Invisible Wind Factory
The North Wests biggest and best footwear festival returns! Invisible Wind Factory plays host to this hugely popular market style event which showcases the best, most rare, refurbed kicks ever to have graced feet. There’s also panel discussions, apparel and music on offer too. Tickets here.
Space Jamz; Africa Oye Official After Party
There’s a number of official Africa Oye after parties happening and we’re loving the sound of this one at the Kazimier Garden and stockroom. Fun starts at 8pm and involves records, after sun, dancing and continued summer vibes. More info here.
Anton Powers Presents: The Rave Cave
The Cave Rave kicks off in its new home, IWF Substation on Saturday from 10pm with Anton Powers and friends on the decks til late. If you were at the January event, you know this one will definitely sell out. Get your tickets here.
Get Into the Grove, Madonna Tribute
Liverpool Empire pays tribute to the woman, the legend the absolute female powerhouse that is Madonna on Saturday night. Into The Grove charts Madge’s incredible 35 year music career with all her biggest hits on stage. Bring your singing voice and cone bra! Tickets here.
Sunday 23rd June
Boundless Balearic Brunch, The Alcemist
Every Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 2pm, the Alchemist will be embracing the mystical tradition of the Summer Solstice, with a special twist on the traditional Bottomless Brunch. You can enjoy any brunch dish and 3 cocktails for £25 or make it bottomless for £35. Chilled beats, refreshing drinks and the best company. Weekend brunch sorted. Menus here.
Keith Haring, Tate Liverpool
The UK’s first major Keith Haring exhibition at Tate Liverpool has proven to be hugely popular in its first week since opening. Showcasing the 80’s NYC street scene, political influences and more, this is a brilliant opportunity to see Haring’s incredibly influential work up close in Liverpool. More into here.
Last Chance to See: The Earth Liverpool Cathedral
This Sunday is your last chance to see artist Luke Jerram’s Gaia at Liverpool Cathedral. This 23ft wide replica of the earth, which is suspended and rotating for all to see, really is a spectacle. If you’ve not yet seen it for yourself, don’t miss out. It’s free. Opening times for this week here.
Feast & Fizz Sundays, The Florist
If it’s a heart sunday roast and a cheeky glass of fizz you fancy, head to The Florist, Hardman Street. The perfect setting for a quiet date, family dinner or cocktails with the girls, The Florist offers something for everyone. The Sunday roast can be served with bottomless drinks too! Find out more and book here.
One For The Kids
Comics Youth, Comic & Zine Making
Head to Liverpool ONE (above Specsavers) on Saturdays for an awesome comics and zine making session with Comics Youth. There’s also board games, workshops and a super friendly atmosphere to join in and make new friends. Open to 8-14 year olds and free! Find out more and register here.
LIMF 2019 is less than 6 weeks away and tickets are flying out. With an amazing line up including the likes of YXNG Bane, Maverick Sabre, Sigma, Anton Powers, Ella Eyre, De La Soul, Norman Jay, Sub Blue and loads more, it’s just £11 a ticket for a whole day of entertainment. Some VIP tickets are still available but are selling fast. Get yours 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!