IT’S good to be back sharing The Guide Liverpool love for March and trust me there is plenty to go round as the city prepares to welcome Spring with a whole host of events. If you’re looking for some dining inspiration this month, check out new chick on the block, Yard & Coop, on Hanover Street. As well as serving up the most tender buttermilk chicken, Yard & Coop are hosting quiz nights, regular offers and student deals too, you even get to eat your food in an actual chicken coop – what’s not to love! District House, Water Street is back with a bang following an exclusive relaunch on Feb 25th and now an exclusive live music and event space. Book now for Crissy Rock’s Shocking Bingo, a new monthly music and comedy experience where anything can happen. Favourite late night haunt, Red Door, Berry Street has also launched a new venture in The Study. It’s all about the cocktails at here with brand new concoctions mastered up including Save The Honey Bee, Tanqueray, Benedictine and the Strawberry shrub. Full video on www.theguideliverpool.com Prepare to be entertained this month as the Echo Arena hosts two giants of pop in Olly Murs on March 16th and the comeback kid, Mr 7 Days and What’s Your Flava, Craig David on the 18th We’re looking forward to a good giggle at the Epstein Theatre this month as Comedy Central star, Chris Ramsey brings his ‘Is That Chris Ramsey’ stand up tour to Liverpool. How about this for a culture hit? Not only is Threshold Festival returning to the Baltic Triangle this month, you can be directly involved in making it the best one yet. Due to a shortfall in funding from The Arts Council, the plans for Threshold Festival 2017 are not currently matched by the budget available, so organisers have now turned to their fans for assistance. Having launched a crowdfunding appeal to raise an ambitious £9,000, fans can reap rewards for pledging support including festival tickets, merchandise, music and VIP packages, with rewards starting at just £5. The link to the Crowdfunder is www.crowdfunder.co.uk/threshold2017. Heads up to get your tickets now ahead of the Liverpool Food, Drink & Lifestyle Spring Festival taking place on 15th & 16th April at Sefton Park. The Spring festival attracted over 38,000 visitors last year, and this year is set to build on that success with a variety of zones dedicated to food and drink and the home. Head to www.liverpoolfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk to find out more. And if all that wasn’t enough our theatres are booming too with the Empire welcoming Sheridan Smith in Funny Girl, Ricky Gervais and the Circus of Horrors, the Epstein have At Last – The Etta James Story on the 28th, and the record breaking comedy from Dave Kirby Lost Souls returns to our Royal Court from the 10th March. As always lots more over on our site theguideliverpool.com including news on some of the huge events coming our way for summer 2017, recent celeb interviews with everyone from Danni Minogue to Sam Quek and lots of news on the local music scene including the details on how you can directly help Threshold Festival. So get up, get out and enjoy exploring our city and all it has to offer, and keep us posted on what you get up to on twitter @TheGuideLpool.