The best things to do in and around Leeds this week | 12 – 18 June 2023

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It looks like we’re set for another week filled with summer fun in and around Leeds.

It’s going to be another scorcher this week, and not only is the weather hotting up but so are our calendars as Leeds is jam-packed with new openings, exciting events and unmissable music gigs.

Once again, we’ve cherry-picked a few of the best bits for another edition of our ‘what’s on‘ guide this week.

POCO Leeds City Centre

All week | Lands Lane

Everyone’s favourite Sicilian street food spot has just opened in the city centre after drawing fans from afar in their Kirkstall and Headingley locations.

This is their first full week of opening so stop by on your lunch break to grab an arancini, slice of pizza and a cannoli.

Headrow House Pub Quiz

Tuesday 13 June 2023 | Headrow House, Leeds City Centre

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Image: Headrow House

The Headrow House pub quiz is something quite special. Located in their huge beer hall, nestled amongst their sixty plus lines of beers from around the world, they promise a night of quizzes and games: start with the pub quiz and if you’re successful, your prize will be selected when you spin the wheel of fortune.

Head down to Headrow House for 6.30 pm on a Tuesday evening and take full advantage of their free entry and grab a pint before getting your game face on.

Find out more here.

9 to 5 the Musical

Wednesday 14 June – Saturday 17 June | Carriageworks Theatre, Millenium Square

Image: Leeds Community Art Group

The unmistakable opening line of Dolly Parton’s hit “9 to 5” is brought to you by the award-winning LIDOS this week.

Based on the hilarious 1980’s movie, 9 to 5 is about three women teaming up, standing up and taking care of business. When workmates Violet, Doralee and Judy are pushed to boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss, Franklin Hart, they concoct a plan to kidnap him – but will their scheme to reform the office unravel when the CEO pays an unexpected visit?

Buy your tickets here.

The Collective Inc X Craig Rogan

Thursday 15 June | The Collective Inc, Boar Lane

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The Collective will debut it’s brand new late night offering with an exclusive collaboration with award-winning chef Craig Rogan. Rogan, who is the son of 3 Michelin-starred chef Simon Rogan, has had an impressive career so far. After training in some of the UK’s most prestigious restaurants Craig received 3 AA rosettes in his first Head Chef role at 5-star hotel The Grand in York. Highlights are set to include Violet Potato with Ox Cheek & Lovage, Glazed Pork Rib with Fennel & Yuzu and Sweet Cheese with Clementine & Dark Chocolate.

Find out more here.

Jack Whitehall: Settle Down

Saturday 17 June – Sunday 18 June 2023 | Leeds, First Direct

Award winning comedian, actor and writer Jack Whitehall has said that this will be his most “personal” tour to date, and after three sell-out arena tours he is keen to get back on the road. Upon announcing, Jack Whitehall said: “This is my most personal show yet, with plenty of material about the big changes that have happened in my life. It’s about my struggle to settle down gracefully.

Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club

Saturday 17 June 2023 | The Wardrobe, St Peter’s Square

Image: Craig Charles

Legendary actor, host and broadcaster Craig Charles is one of UK’s most beloved Funk and Soul DJs.

He’ll be showing off his back catalogue of seriously tangy tunes ranging from modern mash ups and classic takes of the wildest Funk & Soul around, plus some surprises thrown in to keep you guessing. Get your tickets here.

Pete Tong presents Ibiza Classics

Sunday 18 June 2023 | Temple Newsam, Leeds

Image: Gigantic

Legendary DJ Pete Tong will be taking to the decks once more to bring a taste of Ibiza to Leeds. Grab a drink and dance as the sun goes down to true summer anthems .

Tickets are still available via See Tickets, priced at £51.75 each and available here

Read more: Three of the best walks and country pubs for a wholesome weekend in Leeds for the whole family

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