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Something for the weekend (March 4-6)

Pele, Disney, Romanian drama and Sunday night gags, in the eyes of Mark Piercey

Published on March 7th 2011.


Something for the weekend (March 4-6)

The vinyl solution
MUSIC fans are enjoying something of a nostalgia trip in Liverpool - dusting down the vinyl and largely getting with it with some oldie LPs.

In November, Cast turned the clock back a decade and a half to three sell-out, sing-along crowds.

,p>In December The Farm wound the clock back even further to celebrate 20 years since the release of All Together Now, to equal acclaim from the Liverpool music loving maIn December, the Bunnymen were at it, playing Crocodiles in full.

This Saturday, another collective of musos celebrates the anniversary of an album with a gig at the O2 Academy.

Twenty years after Pele released Fireworks, lead singer Ian Prowse and his newer band, Amsterdam, are set to play hits such as Megalomania and Raid the Palace in full.

As well as that, Amsterdam will be playing some of their own biggies, such as Does This Train Stop on Merseyside?

“Don’t look back”? With two excellent bands all rolled into one, there is little to the old adage at the Academy these days.

*Amsterdam play Pele's Fireworks and Amsterdam classics. 02 Academy, 11-13 Hotham Street, Liverpool, Saturday 5 March Doors open at 7pm.

Having a laugh
IF Sunday is your day of ironing, prior to returning to the weekly grind, then what better way to press on into Monday morning than with some live, stand-up comedy at a low down price?

The Hot Water Comedy Night, run by the Comedy Hub, takes place on Sunday at Envi on Fleet Street – and tickets are dirt cheap.

A mixture of new, established and professional comics is on offer and with drinks promotions available you can start the week with a bang - in your head.

Perhaps you fancy yourself as the next John Bishop. Or sitting sighing on the sidelines at every joke. Pass the open mic in that case, it’s your turn. means.

Who knows, perhaps in years to come when you spot another smug comic laugh at their own gags on Mock the Week, you can tell the world how you saw them first!

*Hot Water Comedy ‘Open Mic’ @ Envi, Fleet St, Liverpool Sunday 6 MarchDoors open: 7.30pm. Show starts: 8pm. Presale tickets only £2 – Buy online at – www.comedyhub.co.uk or £3 on the door

The skate escape
It's the age old problem.

After a hard week in work you would do anything for a few hours peace, only to come home to the kids who want anything but rest and recuperation.

Now there’s an age-old bundle of entertainment, repackaged with a modern twist.

Forget the Oscars: an array of international cinema superstars are currently in residence at the arena: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald, Goofy, Pluto, Baloo, Disney Princesses Snow White and Cinderella, Stitch, Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles and Buzz Lightyear.

While the children enjoy the delights of their favourite Disney stars, you can unwind and allow the kid inside enjoy the show.

*Disney on Ice, Until Sunday 6 March, Liverpool Echo Arena, Tickets: £18-£35. Call 0844 561 7672.

Romania way
Based on a true story, LIPA student Monica Sik Holm has produced a musical about the life of Bucharest's street children.

Bucurestu is the story of a family who flee rural Romania to seek a better life in the capital. When they reach their destination they find their Utopia is not as they had imagined.

A story of poverty and hardship, the musical has already been performed in Norway, and is performed solely by LIPA students.

*Bucuresti , LIPA Paul McCartney Auditorium, Friday 4 March, 7.30pm. Tickets are £5/£3.50 concessions and are available on 0844 873 2888.

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Pop TartMarch 4th 2011.

The Sums aka Smaller are playing as well at this gig, Digsy is always worth a watch!

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