The best things to do in and around Leeds this week | 23 – 29 January 2023

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It’s the last full week of January so let’s make it a corker, we’ve gathered together the highlights of what’s happening in Leeds for you to take a peak at.

Congratulations all, we have officially made it to the end of January (well, almost) and believe us when we say that with what’s going on this week, we are finishing it off with a bang.

Get your best tartan on because we’ve got Burns Night celebrations happening all over the city as well as super exciting gigs (hello Matty Healy), delicious foodie openings and so much more.

Get your calendar at the ready and keep reading.

The 1975 Live

Monday 23 January 2023 | First Direct Arena, Leeds city centre

The 1975. Credit: Samuel Bradley

Everybody stay calm, it’s happening. The 1975 are coming to Leeds and performing at the First Direct Arena.

Social media has been awash with videos from The 1975’s tour so far (notably Matty Healy’s autotune) and the time has finally come where we get to see the spectacle for ourselves. To say we are excited is a bit of an understatement.

Read more: The 1975 at First Direct Arena — stage times, supports, setlist, rumoured guest performances and more


Saturday 28 January 2023 | Opera North, Grand Theatre

Image: Richard H Smith

Opera North is preparing to breathe new life into the classic operatic performance of Puccini’s Tosca in the coming weeks- and it’s going to be an incredible experience. The operatic performance has been loved for over 100 years, but this month there’s two opportunities to see the Opera North’s 2023 version in person.

Find out more here.

Burns Night Supper Club

Wednesday 25 January 2023 from 6pm | Ox Club, The Headrow

Image: Ox Club

Bringing back the special six course tasting menu for the eighth year in a row. There’s tables all night long from 5pm – 10pm but booking is advised as this one is going to sell out fast. Michelin Guide and Good Food Guide have already given their blessing to the restaurant’s dishes, so we’re certain the quality will be worth the £65 price tag.

Find out more here.

New Trinity Kitchen Vendors

Monday 23 – Sunday 29 January 2023 | Trinity Kitchen

Image: Little Red Eats

New year means new Trinity Kitchen food trucks, and for the next nine weeks there’s going to be plenty of winter warmers to tuck into. Expect burgers, bhajis, bagels and everything in between from five street food vendors, including some newbies and old favourites.

Feeling hungry yet? Us two. Read all about it here.

Lone Design Club Pop-up Shop

Thursday 26 January 2023 | 27 Albion Street, Trinity Leeds

Image: Lone Design Club

This January, enter the New Year with a bang as Lone Design Club brings the best of the most exciting and up-and-coming lifestyle, home, beauty and wellness brands to Leeds in the form of a pop-up concept store.

Opening on Thursday, expect an exclusive selection of the most promising brands of the future, showcased within an interactive store, alongside a full events programme to bring you into the world of LDC’s beloved and experimental brands.


Thursday 26 January 2023 | The Wardrobe, St Peter’s Square

Image: Astoria

Playing their biggest show to date, Leeds-born rock and roll band, Astoria, is preparing for an intimate show to crowds like never before. Expect a night to remember featuring catching riffs, alt-rock ballads and heartfelt lyrics from Where The Light Lives, amongst other hits.

Tickets cost £7.70 and can be purchased through See Tickets.

Get tickets for Astoria here.


Saturday 28 January 2023 | O2 Academy, Millennium Square

Bringing back Saturday nights in the Academy for the new year, one of the North’s leading events is back and still going strong after 10 years of production. The event is known to have ‘the killer combination of unparalleled production, performers, resident DJs and very special guests’.

Tickets cost £5.50 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster.

Enjoy one of the UK’s top ranked Sunday Roasts

Sunday 29 January 2023 | Across Leeds

Image: The Tetley

Did you know that five Leeds’ based restaurants have been ranked in the Top 15 in the whole of the UK? Rate Good Roasts provides us with an annual list of roast dinners that are well worth the type, so it would be rude not to sample one this weekend wouldn’t it.

This year the top slot was given to The Hawthorn in Haworth before places like long-standing local favourites and Michelin Guide-recommended Ox Club and newcomers Braizin’ Squad over in Meanwood snook their way into the top roast list.

See the full list here.

Mamma Mia Bottomless Brunch

Sunday 29 January 2023 | Neighbourhood, Greek Street

Image: The Hoot Leeds

Neighbourhood Leeds, located on Greek Street, is the ultimate city centre party venue. Not only do they know how to make showstopping cocktails and delicious food, but they’re absolute professionals in the bottomless brunch sector.

And for all those ABBA fans out there, this is your lucky day as Neighbourhood are officially hosting a Mamma Mia themed Bottomless Brunch at the end of this week.

Read more: Neighbourhood Leeds are hosting a Mamma Mia themed bottomless brunch

Lucky Red Envelope giveaway at Năm Sông

Monday 23 – Sunday 29 January 2023 | Năm Sông Caphe, New Briggate

Image: Nam Song

To help celebrate the Vietnamese Year of the Cat, Năm Sông will be hosting a Lucky Red Envelope giveaway all week. Every time you dine with them, you will receive a lucky red envelope where you will win anything from your entire meal for free, filter coffee sets, a round of drinks or even a free slice of the green mean machine Pandan Cake.

Book a table here.

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