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Something for the weekend (Nov 21-23, 08)

Who better than Heather Smith to tell you where to go in the next couple of days?

Published on November 21st 2008.


Something for the weekend (Nov 21-23, 08)

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Liverpool always looked out across the Atlantic and, in keeping with that idea, the the Monro’s new pub and restaurant, the James Monro, opens in Tithebarn Street tonight, Friday, promising the best in authentic New York cuisine.

Confidential went in for a sneak preview last night, and was pleased to discover a bright, bustling and steamed up bar serving lots of great beers and wines. Just the thing for a cold day or night in the business district. As fans of the Duke Street joint, whether you choose the Hudson Valley Rabbit or the Hangar Steak, we know you’ll be in for a treat. The full mouth-watering menu is available online where you can also book your table in advance.

And, and, if you make it in there before the 30th, you can bag yourself a free bottle of red or white wine, each, when you order two courses from the evening menu. Get in the queue behind us.

*James Monro opens at 69 Tithebarn Street , Liverpool 3, tonight Fri 21st Nov.

It's up to you, New York...
Speaking of transatlantic links, the eighth Hope University Cornerstone festival kicks off this weekend boasting over 50 events in a packed programme which covers just about every aspect of the creative world.

This year the festival maps the cultural relationship formed between ourselves and New York City and includes the sirst performance outside the US of “The Only Moving Thing”, featuring new commissions by Steve Reich, and New York composers David Lang, Michael Gordon and Julia Wolfe performed by Grammy Award winners eighth blackbird.

There's also an exhibition of New York paintings by the late Adrian Henri, new dance from the Limón Institute in New York, an American piano music recital by internationally-acclaimed pianist Joanna MacGregor and a Stockhausen anniversary concert,

But highlights of this weekend’s action for us is Sunday’s Howarth Double Reed Day, especially designed for oboe, cor anglais and bassoon players, although beginners are welcome. The day’s activities include recitals from the RLPO Double Reed players, demonstrations and workshops including the entitled ‘Come and try an Oboe.’ Brilliant.

*Eghth Cornerstone Festival @ Cornerstone Building, Haigh Street, Liverpool, until Saturday 6th December 2008.

Deck the Hall
Rumour has it that Lord and Lady Sefton were decent hosts back in the day. No surprise then that Croxteth Hall already has the decorations up and is feeling festive enough to invite everybody around for a gander.

This Sunday, the first of four consecutive Christmas markets will be held at the Hall with a bunch of bustling, street-style stores, all keen to kit you out for the celebratory season. The upstairs rooms will also be open to visitors and there is always the Home Farm Grotto, excellent play area and Country Park cows to keep the kids occupied afterwards.

*Christmas Market @ Croxteth Hall, Sundays from 23rd Nov until 14th Dec, 10.30am-4.00pm, admission £1.50/£0.70, for more info call 0151 233 6910.

In the hype line
Annie Mac will be turning the tables at Barfly alongside some big DJ heavyweights in what looks to be a mammoth Chibuku event this Saturday. Busy P, DJ Medhi and Fake Blood all feature on Saturday’s line up whilst Chase & Status will be staging a unique album launch and The Whip will be performing live.

But before you take a breath, there’s more… a ‘secret show’ is in the hype-line with ‘very special guests’ confirmed only to be ‘announced on the night.’ Have no fear over the mystery friends, when give your dosh to Chibuku, they don’t usually disappoint.

*Chibuku Shake Shake, annie Mac Presents… @ Barfly, Sat 22nd Nov, from 10pm tickets £15, available from 3beat Records, Probe Records or Resurrection.

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7 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

DigNovember 21st 2008.

Would anybody like 2 free courses for 2 people in The Monro or James Monro? Must be before 6.30p.m and before 30/11/2008. Nope nope, I can't do it. Don't ask. They would go bust if I gave it away on here now! Don't worry Monro your voucher is safe with me! Your Goosenargh chicken starter and Steak mains was delicious. Asked for rare and it came rare. Surprising how many places get that simple thing wrong. My friend really enjoyed your Souper Tomato Soup and Alaskan Salmon too. Delicious food, lovely place and great service. Last night in The new James Monro was a great night too. I'm looking forward to using my voucher (and money of course) there. Louisiana Crab Cakes then Roasted Butternut Squash Ravioli please!

DigNovember 21st 2008.

Oh I'm sorry Bee. It wouldn't be fair on them. It's a family run business. If everyone on here turned up with a voucher it would cost them a fortune! If you don't mind putting your email on here I'll email you the link. That's the only way I can do it without feeling guilty! Sorry!

Pop TartNovember 21st 2008.

Did your a star, thank you sooooooooo much!

DigNovember 21st 2008.

£25-£30 worth of free food and you can't even spell my 3 letter name right. Charming.

DigNovember 21st 2008.

Email sent, enjoy.

Pop TartNovember 21st 2008.

Dig, Ill put my email up, have just recently come back to work in Liverpool and would love to go there - heard many good things! Will obvioulsy drink my own body weight in wine which should cover the food!jasonriley1970@hotmail.co.ukThanks!

BeeNovember 21st 2008.

yes please!

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As usual mancon make no reference at all to the Irish Festival again .

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Double whammy of good markets too - Levenshulme have a food and drink only market on Saturday and…

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