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Something for the Weekend (23-26 May 08)

Unsure of what to do this Bank Holiday Weekend? Fear not, Heather's on hand...

Published on May 26th 2008.

Something for the Weekend (23-26 May 08)

DFA Records Party
Expect a soundtrack of dubby-disco and high-speed electro-house down at Geisha tonight. New York’s much celebrated DFA record label (home of LCD Soundsystem and Hot Chip) is bringing its party to the hip, Eastern-themed venue before a stop in London on Saturday night. DFA’s own up and comers T&T (Tim Goldsworthy and Tim Sweeney) will play a set as well as our very own Paul Outlar.

The Geisha bar, which is part of Liverpool’s trendy Korova group, also boasts an impressive pan-Asian menu. A selection of the infamous noodle bowls will be on special offer for this free-entry event, along with a stack of drinks promotions to boot.

DFA Records Party
Fri 23rd May, 9pm @ Geisha, 7 Myrtle St

Dirty Pretty Things
If DFA strikes an all-too-arty chord, fear not, DPT promise to deliver an array of their self-penned standard rock-and-roll anthems over at the Carling Academy. Ex-Libertines frontman Carl Barat and his crew have been around the country pitching new tunes from their eagerly anticipated second album, Romance at Short Notice, which is due for release at the end of June. Their debut album Waterloo to Anywhere managed to bag a number 3 spot in the charts two years ago. So, if Bang! Bang! You’re Dead and Blood Thirsty Bastards had you hollering back in 2006; don’t dare miss this, the band’s biggest Liverpool gig to date.

Dirty Pretty Things, £15
Fri 23rd May, 7pm @ Carling Academy, Hotham St
Call Ticketweb: 0844 477 2000

Talkin' bout a revolution
If you're at a loose end this Saturday and you happen to be in the Garston area of Liverpool, there's something rather peculiar going down...

An installation by artist Michael Trainor sees a disused Edwardian school (formerly Tocky Tech) being transformed into the HQ of a mini independent state, even boasting its own flag and passports. Although the whole concept sounds rather bizarre (it is) the project is the result of much hard work and skill by local artists and designers as well as the fine community spirit of the Garston people.

During the day you can march with the band, join the crowd in throwing flowers as The President arrives in his ceremonial car to declare independence and cheer as the Garston Embassy is unveiled complete with its own fountains, maze and formal gardens. Join the revolution!

Garston Embassy unveiling ceremony
Saturday 31 May
Wellington Street

The Liverpool Cityscape
Llandudno-born Ben Johnson’s major work is to be unveiled at the Walker Art Gallery this weekend. The exhibition, which runs until November, acknowledges the pivotal moment in Liverpool’s history that is 2008. Earlier in the year, visitors could go along to the Walker and watch as the panoramic piece was painted before their eyes. Johnson - whose architectural works have been showcased around the globe - admitted that the work gladly took a lot longer to complete due to the floods of fascinated people who went along to chat with the artist about the painting and indeed, the city. Following the exhibition, the piece will be re-homed down the road in the Liverpool Museum.

Ben Johnson’s Liverpool Cityscape 2008, Free
24th May – Nov @ the Walker Art Gallery,
Open every day 10am – 5pm

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

Count Bernard of BreslauMay 23rd 2008.

Has his Imperial Highness Crown Prince Harpik been invited to the Garston Embassy? If not this might well be interpreted as a serious diplomatic slight! Imagine it! Ribenian Cavalry charging up St. Mary’s Road, the Käterin Korps taking over the Dealer’s Arms and the Death’s Head Lipsyl Hussars fortifying the station!!

Lord StreetMay 23rd 2008.

Something for the weak end?______ Why no mention of the Vaudeville party this very evening for Liverpool's beau monde?

Freddie GarrityMay 23rd 2008.

I don't like the cut of your jib, you mountebank!

Freddie GarrityMay 23rd 2008.

"Talkin' bout a revolution"! AAAAAAGH! Another Beatles song title masquerading as a headline! (Shakes fist)

Dingle ValeMay 23rd 2008.

Eh? Tocky Tech was in Dingle, not Garston! It's now referred to as Shorefields having escaped being renamed 'Community School 15958/4563' bt Degsy Hatton and his "Education" commissar Dominic Brady

London RoadMay 23rd 2008.

Haven't you got anything better to do, Freddie, like grow an eccentric red beard and read your copy of The Chap while pretending to do some work this bright day?

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