Waxxx fair, Thursday

You like fairs? And you like clubbing? Oh, that’s handy. Because Waxxx are putting on both at the same time. The rather mental sounding Waxxx Fair sees DJs like Boddika, Levon Vincent and Loefah do their thing at the Baltic Triangle’s HAUS space while punters can enjoy a mini funfair. See you down the coconut shy. The owner of one of the best record labels around (Nonplus+), Boddika, brings his special brand of dirty dark techno to HAUS, with Berlin based producer Levon Vincent (whose recent Fabric CD should be in your collection). Oh and let’s not forget Allen & Hutch, the two Waxxx residents who know how to bring the noise. Room 2 is hosted by London based label and promoters Church, who are renowned for their pretty big parties at Corsica Studios in the capital.

Arts and Crafts Fair, Camp and Furnace, Friday

Now a monthly event at its Greenland Street home, this is your chance to add some independent spirit to your spring cleaning. With limited edition prints, hand made, knitted, up-cycled and recycled jewellery, photography, handcrafted carpentry, retro and contemporary homeware, vintage trinkets, stationary, gifts and loads more – there’s something here for your dining room’s new colour scheme. Go on, tell us, what is it? Duck egg blue and pistachio? Oh we love it.

Easter at the Albert Dock

There’s a basketful of activities going on across the Albert Dock this weekend – at the Tate from Monday, there’s Glam Time with artist Sarah Marsh, where you can explore and experiment with costumes, body stencils, body paint and all sorts of glam stuff to celebrate their current big ticket exhibition. For the kids, an easter egg hunt right across the Easter holidays (pick up an information sheet from the Albert Dock Visitor Information Centre).

Percy Gulliver’s Closing Party, Sunday

Designer and local gig poster guru Gary McGarvey’s Percy Gulliver shop has popped up in various places, and its time at the top floor of the Shipping Forecast comes to an end this weekend. We hope we’ll see it resurrected in another space, but in the meantime it throws a huge closing party across the whole Shipping Forecast this Sunday. Upstairs, there’s the Imprint Liverpool print fair – expect prints, zines, cards and goodies from some of the North West’s best creative talent. Percy Gulliver’s itself will also be having a sale. Great for an leisurely mooch. If you want some live music later on, there’s Metro Manila Aide, Bad Meds, Jazzhands and more if you venture downstairs to the Hold. Free entry, from 12pm.

The Village at Camp and Furnace, Saturday

Another outing for the dependable take-over of the huge Camp and Furnace space, with a stellar line up this time too: with live music from Vasco da Gama, By the Sea, Hey Carrianne (we love them all), and Rabbit Pealla (not a dubstep outfit from Garston, but actual Easter scran). There’s also a Scalextric tournament and late night rave from Mr Revo himself. Add some pop-up business from Payper Tiger Records and the likes of Lost Pilots, and that’s better than bag of Home Bargains mini eggs isn’t it? (although we’ve just spotted a huge bag for 79p, so it’s a close call). Entry a fiver.

Radstock at O2 Academy, Saturday

What are Bank Holidays for if you can’t get loud? This one-day rock fest at O2 Academy brings a bunch of increasingly popular rock and punk bands to town: it’s like the pages of Kerrang! come alive. Expect the likes of Cancer Bats, The Blackout, We Are The Ocean, Yashin and Sonic Boom Six playing across the Academy floors on Saturday. Basically like a mini Reading & Leeds festival, except there’s no GCSE students vomiting in mud, and you can get a cab back home. Cool.

Club F**K Presents, at Milk, Saturday

The girls at Milk have spread their wings and are ready for a Bank Holiday hoe down, aptly Dirty Weekend…and it kicks off this Saturday night, with DJ sets from Polka Symbolic, Calypso, Pos!t!ve and more, spinning dance, electronica, soul, funk, disco grunge and glam. Everything you’d expect in your favourite Easter egg (it’s at the old Picket, off Jordan Street). After looking at the flier, we must point out though, results may vary.

And there’s more…

If you’re off to the Bestival fundraiser at Nation, have a brilliant time! Or the Free Rock & Roll Festival at Mello Mello, or Gilles Peterson for Chibuku on Friday at the Shipping Forecast, or Death Tax Trouble (with Mashemon and The Long Rays) at The Pilgrim on Saturday, or Wax Museum at Drop The Dumbells.Or the mass picnic, at Sefton Park Meadows, Monday: a family friendly picnic to protest against the Council’s plans to sell it off….

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