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Café by day and stylish cocktail bar bistro by night, The Place Café offers mouth-watering food and drinks and caters for events such as meetings, functions, weddings and birthdays.
Located next to the entrance of the city, close to the Alexandra Bridge and the new Wear crossing within a state-of-the-art deco building.
Rock ’n’ rollin’
After celebrating 10 years playing a mix of both the Brian Johnson and Bon Scott eras, AC’DC tribute band, Black Ice, are returning with a brand new stage show for 2020, packed with high energy and entertainment value.
This family-formed tribute band from the North East began in 2009 and have since played all over the UK.
Tip top tribute!
One step beyond! Book your tickets now to an awesome tribute night at Zazz. Expect a raucous evening as Beyond Madness take to the stage to belt out reworked classics from Madness’ back catalogue.
With tickets starting from just £9.50, we couldn’t think of a better way to spend Saturday night than grooving away to legendary tunes!
Valentines music special
Rally your dance-mad pals and prepare to strut your stuff over at Illusions this February.
Renowned record label, Monta Musica, is whistling back into the city centre for a Valentine’s Day special that promises to be one to remember.
Whether you’re head-over-heels following a successful Valentine’s Day, or just want to jive the heartbreak away, grooving to high-octane dance tunes all night long sounds like a plan!
Tickets on sale now – grab yours before it’s too late!
Take your little ones over to National Glass Centre for a fun clay workshop.
Inspired by Chad McCail’s fascinating ‘Toy’ exhibition, they’ll learn how to create mythical monsters using an array of materials and techniques.
The perfect way to spend Sunday morning!
The one and only Barry Steele is heading to the Empire this February to commemorate the music of Roy Orbison.
Joined by a five-piece band and sensational guest pianist, Boogie Williams, this top-class production is set to give you the feel-good factor from start to finish!
With muted lighting, vintage vibes and plenty of nods to the venue’s past, the Engine Room is a stunning restoration of the ground floor of Sunderland’s historic fire station.
Great food is teamed with a fantastic choice of drinks, making it a go-to place for parties of all kinds and sizes.
Don’t miss out an exhilarating evening of rock ‘n’ roll action as Lancaster locals, Massive Wagon, hit the Independent Sunderland stage.
Having began touring back in 2009, this fab four piece have gone on to bag themselves a top 20 album in the Official Albums Chart and have even opened for Lynyrd Skynyrd at Wembley Arena.
Not to be missed!
Head over to Holmeside Coffe this weekend and tuck into their sumptuous range of delicious sandwiches and sweet treats!
An uber-cool cafe in the heart of Sunderland city centre, make you tick Holmeside Coffee off your must-visit list this weekend!
Haway the lads!
Support the lads this February at the Stadium of Light as they play Bristol Rovers FC in League One.
With kick-off starting at 3pm, the Stadium will be in full football force at this home game.
Why not enjoy a friendly tipple in one of Sunderland’s bars before the game to get into the football spirit!
Youth Arts Exhibition
Wander over to Arts Centre Washington for an inspiring display from local artists.
Working alongside a team of young curators who help keep the exhibition sustainable and of the highest quality, Youth Arts Exhibition showcases the outstanding work from talented artists in our region.
Check it out!