Your Guide Liverpool for the week ahead (8th-14th May 2017)
This week Your Guide Liverpool is lining up a week of brand new gigs, comedy and theatre performances and new eateries for you to get stuck into.
After a weekend spent mainly outside trying to catch a tan, we’re continuing the summer-vibes with more light bite menu’s to try out, west end hit shows to see and iconic bands to experience as our stunning city venues throw open their doors for your viewing pleasure! Don’t forget your regular Your Guide Liverpool brekkie and Sunday roast recommendations plus a couple of wild card events to really get you thinking. Here’s Your Guide Liverpool for the week ahead (8th-14th May 2017)
Monday 8th May
Coeliac Awareness Week May 8-14th 2017
For those suffering with gluten intolerance, dining out or grabbing a quick, lunch-time snack can prove to be a difficult and stressful experience. During Coeliac Awareness Week (8-14 May 2017) we’re going to bring you a wealth of information on the site and social media about local eateries and producers of gluten-free produce that might just help to put the fun back into food.
Gluten Free Eating from The Brink, Parr Street
First up, head to The Brink, Parr Street for not only tasty but affordable gluten and carb free meals and snacks including burgers, sandwiches and wraps. The Brink also serve up flavoursome cakes, macaroons, juices and smoothies that are perfect for a midweek treat. Find out more here.
The legend that is, Bob Dylan plays the Echo Arena for one night only
We chuck the word ‘legend’ around with wreckless abandon these days, but musically, Bob Dylan is one of the most iconic singer-songwriters of the 20th century and so thoroughly deserves that title! Following the release of his critically-acclaimed 37th studio album, Fallen Angels, Bob is set to wow Liverpool for one night only. More info here.
Tuesday 9th May
Sun Salutations at Liverpool Yoga Hub, Old Hall Street
If the fabulous warm weather we’ve been experiencing has inspired you to work on your summer body, why not try out a Sunrise Hot Yoga session as Liverpool Yoga Hub? Situated on Old Hall Street this 7:30am group will most definitely kick start your Tuesday! Timetables and more information here.
A Tasty Tuesday Treat at Neighbourhood Liverpool
All gossip sessions should be accompanied by freshly-made cakes, finger sandwiches and fizz and Neighbourhood, Castle Street invite you to chill in their stunning dining room and bar with a luxurious Afternoon Tea. More here.
Wednesday 10th May
Strut Over to Yard & Coop, Hanover Street
Yard & Coop, Hanover Street has launched a new £5 lunch menu, for all those chicken lovers that need their mid-week buttermilk fix. Available Mon-Fri, ditch the soggy butties and opt for burgers, wraps, salads and kebabs stuffed with their divine buttermilk chicken. More here.
SKAUS Pop-Up at Black Lodge Brewery, Baltic Triangle
Are you ready for a mid-week feast? SKAUS are back with their third pop-up of the year serving up 7…yes SEVEN dishes from their incredible seasonal May menu plus specially brewed beer pairing with each course. Seriously special these gatherings, so tickets are limited. Get yours here.
West End Hit, Billy Elliot opens at the Liverpool Empire
For an unforgettable night out, head to the Liverpool Empire and experience West End hit, Billy Elliot. Packed with singalong songs, northern humour and a sensational storyline, prepare to toe-tap like a pro!. Tickets here.
Celebrate a Whiter Shade of Pale 50th Anniversary with Procul Harum at Liverpool Philharmonic
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If you love your classics then you’ll likely know most of the lyrics if not the instantly recognisable opening bars of ‘Whiter Shade of Pale’ and the iconic rock band behind the legendary track, Procul Harum play the Liverpool Philharmonic this Wednesday as part of their anniversary celebrations. Get your tickets here.
Thursday 11th May
Meet Clean Cut Kid at HMV Liverpool One
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Liverpool’s very own Clean Cut Kid are back in town this week to perform tracks from their new album ‘Felt’ (loving the title track above). You can get your album signed from 5:30pm however fans who can’t make it only have to wait until May 20th for their next gig at the 02 Academy. More info here.
Spice up Date Night at Barburitto
Following on from Cinco De Mayo celebrations at the weekend, we’ve wracked up our fave Mexican eateries for a perfect date night dinner. One of the first in the country, Barburrito at Liverpool One is a great pre-cinema spot to grab some tasty bites such as tacos, chips, churros and of course burrito’s packed with your choice of filling. More local Mexican food outlets here.
Friday 12th May
Smoove & Turrell bring heart and soul to The Magnet
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Smoove & Turrell bring their fourth album, Crown Posada to The Magnet this Friday night and with a flair for mashing up gritty northern social commentary with a dance floor-friendly beat, this album celebrates love, life, politics and the lows and the highs of growing up and raising families in the North East of England. Tickets here.
It’s Ladies Night at The Old Stables Restaurant, Allerton Manor
Girl’s give town a miss a enjoy a free bottle of Prosecco per two ladies dining in this stunning setting, just a short cab ride from the bustling Allerton Road high street. With a tasty Spring menu, live entertainment and an outdoor terrace that’s perfect for sampling the cocktail menu, Ladies Night sounds pretty fabulous to us! Find out more here.
Fizzy Fridays at Relish, Mossley Hill
For another stylish lunch spot that doesn’t involve heading into the city, stop by Relish on Rose Lane, Mossley Hill for Fizzy Fridays. Pimp your Prosecco, tuck into posh fish and chips or go 241 on cocktails from 4pm till 7pm. More details here.
Michael Bibi makes his Liverpool Debut at Alium Camp & Furness this Friday
ALIUM set out to provide a truly unique experience in a real party atmosphere and to celebrate it’s first birthday, this ravers paradise welcomes Solid Grooves tech-house heavyweight, Michael Bibi to Camp & Furness. Officially making his Liverpool debut on Friday night, we reckon this is an unmissable night for dedicated Alium fans. Tickets and more here.
Saturday 13th May
Start your weekend with a belting full English at Space Coffee, Aigburth Road
Yes a Saturday morning fry-up really does warrant this huge picture and if you’re not already planning to check out Space Coffee on Aigburth Road for your full-English, we’ll bet you are now! With a mouth-watering dish like this plus veggies options too, why would you settle for cereal? Find out more here.
Get a bit more bang for your buck at Bierkeller, Liverpool One
Heading out this weekend and fancy something more than just a night in the pub? Head down to Bierkeller, Liverpool one and experience three bars under one roof, all serving up a slice of entertainment and some great deals too! Whether its the live oopmah band, sporting action or a taste of world cuisine, you can Pre-book your table and find out more here.
Pulp Frontman Jarvis Cocker introduces Pierre Henry: The Liverpool Mass
50 years after its initial commission, Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker will introduce Pierre Henry’s The Liverpool Mass, presented by Bluecoat at the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King. This pioneering work was developed by acclaimed composer Henry for the Cathedral’s inaugural mass in 1967. Sadly Henry was unable to complete it in time, and another work was substituted. We’ve absolutely no idea what to expect here but we’re intrigued enough to go along and find out! Tickets and details here.
Drop EVERYTHING, It’s Eurovision 2017 at Camp & Furnace
Oh no wait we just remembered…the UK sucks at Eurovision, but you can’t deny, it makes great telly! Head on down to Camp & Furnace, Baltic Triangle to watch the grand final on the big screen in their ‘Brexit Backlash’ special. Music from Abbasolutely, good food and plenty of beverages! More info here.
Celebrate 303 4th Birthday All Night Long with Andrew Weatherall
Williamson Tunnels provides the backdrop to the 303 4th birthday celebrations this weekend with none other than British DJ, Producer and Remixer, The Chairman, Andrew Weatherall at the helm. Fans of acid house and techno and pure unadulterated dance, click here to get your tickets.
Sunday 14th May
Sunday Roast Hot Spot: The Dovey, Penny Lane
We had the pleasure of sampling the Beef Roast Dinner at The Dovey, (Formerly The Dovedale Towers) Penny Lane last weekend and the portion sizes are impressive! Expect to be full to the brim with succulent beef, fresh from the ground seasonal veg and rich gravy plus huge Yorkshires and of course a pint or two to wash it down with. Check out the menu here.
Sign Up and Run for the 96 at Stanley Park
Reds and blues fans will once again be looking forward to 14th May – but it’s not the F.A. Cup weekend they’re looking at! It’s the Run For The 96/5K. Now in it’s third year this special 5K is developing into an amazing legacy event for the local communities and in particular the LFC Foundation and Everton In The Community. Watch the 2016 highlights above and sign up here.
And Now for Something Completely Different: Liverpool Improvathon
Head on down to Invisible Wind Factory this Sunday to see just how performers are holding up following their continuous run of entertainment, which kicks off at 1pm on Saturday, yep it runs right through the night! With a session that’s specifically for kids on Sunday at 11am, why not work up an appetite for your roast and check it out. More info and tickets here.
One For The Kids
Discover Little Liverpool at Museum of Liverpool, Pier Head
For a great free morning or afternoon out with your toddlers, head to Museum of Liverpool, Pier Head and encourage the little ones to discover more about the city around them in fun, interactive exhibits and play sessions. Especially designed for little ones under 6, this safe and engaging space offers an educational and fun way to learn. Find out more about session times here.
British Style Collective, Presented by The Clothes Show announces an all-star line up!
Last week we announced the British Style Collective is bringing an array of stars to Liverpool for its three-day style and fashion extravaganza. Get your tickets now to take in five different venues, experience a catwalk show like no other at the Alcatel Fashion Arena, shop til you drop and get expert advice from industry pro’s! Keep your eyes peeled for Kimberley Walsh, Molly King and Vogue Williams too! More here.