The best things to do in and around Leeds this week | 6 – 12 February 2023

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From hilarious live comedy gigs to the grand unveiling of the city’s Valentine’s fair, there’s so much to do in and around Leeds this week.

We hope you’ve all had a wonderful start to February and if you’re looking for things to do to spice up your week, then we have most definitely got you covered.

Celebrating the end of Dry Jan? How about a beer-fuelled pub quiz on Thursday night followed by a whole club night dedicated to Taylor Swift on Friday night.

And it doesn’t just stop there, there’s some brilliant music acts taking to the stage in Leeds this week, from California-based band Mom Jeans to Scottish rock legends Mogwai.

The foodies out there will definitely want to keep reading as there’s an all-you-can-eat cheese night taking place on Tuesday and we are also shouting out a brand new Sunday Roast which we guarantee will get your mouth watering.

Mom Jeans

Monday 6 February 2023 | Leeds University Stylus

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The California-based band are embarking on a world tour. With three albums under their belts, expect a combination of alternative indie rock and ‘midwest emo’ tunes with sweet melodies.

Tickets cost £16.50 and includes a booking fee with Leeds University Union events via Fixr.

All-you-can-eat cheese night

Thursday 9 February 2023 | The Adelphi, Hunslet Road

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Combining eight different variations of cheddars, reds, whites and blues, Homage2Fromage is joining forces with to bring Leeds a night that we could only dream of. Unlimited cheese will be served for a whopping two and a half hours, and there’s absolutely no limit on how many crumbly bits, hard or soft cheeses you reach for.

The next event is on Thursday 9 February 2023, with a special Valentine’s Day selection of, in the words of Homage2Fromage “sexy, sultry, sensuous cheeses. There will be some soft and yielding, others big and strong – and YES! WE WILL BE MELTING (cheese not hearts!)”

Find out more here.

SALT Calls Landing Pub Quiz

Thursday 9 February | The Calls

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The latest entrant to the Leeds pub quiz scene is one of the cities cosiest riverside pubs. Having only just launched last week, expect to see fresh faces with fingers on buzzers to answer each question as quickly as possible- there’s a bar tab on the line!

Get yourself over to SALT in plenty of time for the 8pm kick off, and why not grab a pint and a pie whilst your at it?

Valentine’s Fair

Friday 10 February – Sunday 19 February 2023 | Millennium Square, Victoria Gardens and Cookridge

Image: Leeds City Council

Returning for its 30th anniversary, the Valentine’s Fair is set to take over Leeds city centre once more. Find a huge range of rides, attractions and games that are fun for the whole family, including the 360° spinning ride The Superstar, the 40m-high Booster Ride, huge swinging pendulum The Devil Rock, dodgems, and, of course, Leeds Wheel of Light. 

The games will take over the spaces at Millennium Square, Victoria Gardens and Cookridge Street besides food and drink stalls aplenty.

Find out more here.


Saturday 11 March 2023 | O2 Academy

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In their 24 years, Mogwai have packed in nine studio albums (and an additional live one), four compilations, four soundtracks and a record label. Focusing on a minimalistic approach to emotive music, the interludes continue to draw crowds across the UK and beyond.

Tickets cost £37.25 for seated or balcony via See Tickets.

Galentines Bottomless Brunch

Saturday 11 February 2023 | Revolution Electric Press, nr Millennium Square

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This year it’s all about celebrating the month of love with your mates, and Revolution Electric Press more than got the memo. From £30 per person, round up your nearest and dearest for unlimited cocktails and Prosecco for two whole hours, and grab a delicious brunch option whilst your at it.

Find out more here.

Watch the Six Nations Live

From Saturday 4 February 2023 onwards | Infirmary Street and Headingley

Image: The Box

There’s plenty of Leeds sports bars showing the Six Nations all month long, but if you want to book yourself a seat surrounded by likeminded fans, The Box is an obvious choice.

With locations in the city centre and Headingley, so you’re never far from a cold pint of Budweiser or a bottle of wine either. You can grab 2-for-1 cocktails, a 20% student discount and a pornstar martinis, served by the stein here too.

Find out more here.

Catherine Cohen

Saturday 11 February 2023 | City Varieties Music Hall

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Come For Me is an openly glamorous and honest musical exploration of what it means to enter your thirties as a woman online, in love, and inspired to romanticise the prospect of freezing your eggs.

Catherine Cohen has won universal praise for her work on stage, screen and beyond. Co-host of the smash-hit podcast Seek Treatment, she has also featured in many hit TV shows & feature films.

Get your tickets here.


Friday 10 February 2023 | Belgrave Music Hall, Cross Belgrave St

Image: Taylor Swift

Calling all Taylor Swift fans, this is the event for you. Swiftogeddon will be taking over Belgrave Music Hall for a night of back-to-back hits from the American pop sensation. “A night dedicated to worshipping at the altar of Taylor Swift: non-stop Swifty all night: deep cuts, extended mixes, fan favourites and all the hits.”

Swiftogeddon will take over Belgrave Music Hall from 11pm until 3am. General admission tickets are priced at £10, plus a £1 booking fee, and are on sale now at

Sunday Roast at Stuzzi

Sunday 12 February 2023 | Grand Arcade


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If you haven’t tried Stuzzi’s new Sunday Roast yet, then we highly suggest you do. Their new Sunday menu incorporates everything you’d except from that oh so comforting roast plus so much more. 

Choose from medium-rare roasted sirloin, served in true Stuzzi style with a crispy beef and horseradish tortellini and a rich red wine and osso bucco gravy; a delicious-sounding Porchetta with sage and lemon rolled belly pork, crackling and cotechino ‘pig’ in blanket or even a olive brined Celeriac roasted and charred, Peroni battered confit shallot for those looking for a meat-free alternative.

Book your table here.

Read more: 10 of the best Valentine’s Day restaurant offers in and around Leeds

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