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
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….