Jam Jah Mondays at the Dark Horse
The city’s, nay the world’s, greatest freebie reggae night Jam Jah returns to its spiritual home at The Dark Horse. Every Monday a stellar lineup of live MC’s and DJ’s present a wicked chilled out vibe and the best in booming reggae sounds.
Mon 19 Jun 9pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8JP www.darkhorsemoseley.co.uk
Toadally Free Comedy at Blue Orange Theatre
Fully improvised and toadally original in a show led by audience suggestions the laughs come bizarrely, surreally but most importantly hilariously. Presented by the Box of Frogs comedy workshop.
Mon 19 Jun 7.30pm at The Blue Orange Theatre, 118 Great Hampton St, Birmingham B18 6AD blueorangetheatre.co.uk
Journey Film Club presents Easy Rider (dir: Dennis Hopper, 1968, cert 18)
The death knell for the sixties or a hippie rallying cry from the counter culture. Hopper’s drug fuelled road trip is a blast of killer tunes, acid tinged imagery and resistance to the man. Nearly fifty years on and its revolutionary potency has lost none of its righteous leftist power. We love Jack Nicholson’s drunk lawyer George Hanson, ‘You know, this used to be a helluva good country. I can’t understand what’s gone wrong with it.’
Tue 20 Jun 7.30pm at Birmingham LGBT, 38-40 Holloway Circus, Birmingham B1 1EQ www.journeyfilmclub.co.uk
The Kneejerks Improv Anniversary Show at The Victoria
The Kneejerks have forged quite a reputation for rapid fire improv comedy shows riffing off audience suggestions to generate big laughs and good times. Join them at The Victoria for their one year anniversary show and see what all the fuss is about.
Wed 21 Jun 7.30pm at The Victoria, 48 John Bright St, Birmingham B1 1BN www.facebook.com
Lucifer’s Birthday Tea Party at BMAG
No satanic tea and cake but a celebration of the work of sculptor Jacob Epstein, whose ‘Lucifer’ Statue is one of the most popular exhibits at BMAG. It’s exactly seventy years since this seminal piece arrived at the museum so come along and enjoy specially created winged cup cakes whilst listening to informed talks from experts.
Fri 23 Jun 3.30pm at BMAG, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH www.birminghammuseums.org.uk
Sweet Selly: Live Performance (Bobbie Gardner & Leap Ensemble) at Bournville Junior School
The for-Wards project aims to create a cultural sound map of Birmingham with an original piece of music being composed for each of the ten city districts. Step forward Selly Oak and Birmingham composer Bobbie-Jane Gardner for the next episode in this fascinating musical project. Free but you must register.
Fri 23 Jun 6pm at Bournville Junior School, Linden Road, Birmingham B30 1JY www.eventbrite.co.uk
360 Live at The Dark Horse
These boys have got some brass. Riotous live energy guaranteed to whip up an atmosphere, 360’s blend of punk ska mayhem is the perfect party sound. They describe themselves as “Skafunkapunkreggaerockers” and we can’t improve on that.
Fri 23 Jun 9pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8JP www.darkhorsemoseley.co.uk
Published on: Thu 1 Jun 2017