Gig/Party: Midnight City Soul Band at The Prince of Wales
Birmingham soul stalwarts Midnight City Soul Band have been pumping out delicious grooves across the city for three decades now, drawing on a raft of influences to liven up any venue, listening to Green Onions drifting through the Prince’s garden on a sunny Bank Holiday Monday will be sublime.
Mon 7 May 4pm at The Prince of Wales, 118 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8EE www.facebook.com
Club/Dining: Colette’s Sundown Club with Deano Ferrino at Cafe Colette
It surely can’t be long before Digbeth Dining Club runs across seven days a week such is its mighty gastronomic lustre, for now things kick off Thursdays at swanky new venue Cafe Colette with eclectic DJ, Deano Ferrino taking diners on a journey through his vast experience in cafe Colette’s Sundown Club.
Thu 10 May 4pm at Cafe Colette, Lower Trinity Street, Birmingham, B9 4AG www.facebook.com
Film: Rocks in My Pockets (dir: Signe Baumane, 2014, cert n/a) + discussion & TRJFP
This beautifully honest animated film from Latvian director Signe Baumane takes the viewer on a tough emotional journey through the depression, psychosis and suicide of her own family across five decades. It’s an emotionally potent mix, that recalls the great Czech animator Jan Svankmajer, and leaves one relieved that Baumane discovered such a powerfully cathartic release for her own demons. A post screen discussion follows the screening and The Real Junk Food Project will be providing pay what you feel snacking.
Thu 10 May 7pm at Cafe Ort, 500-504 Moseley Rd, Birmingham B12 9AH ortcafe.co.uk
Gig: Tuskens, Reckless Intentions, Bathtub, Dear One at Subside
Surprise You’re Dead bring a four pronged pop punk aural assault into Digbeth this Thursday led by West Country Emo boys Tuskens, Brighton’s Reckless Intentions, Worcester’s Bathtub and local mob Dear One.
Thu 10 May 7pm at Subside, 57 Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DA www.facebook.com
Comedy: Matt Cullane at Patrick Kavanagh
More comedic shenanigans down Moseley way with local comic Matt Cullane the latest funnyman to put himself at the mercy of Fat Penguin’s Bunkum Factory, as they riff on his act creating a whole new one in the process. Chaos usually ensues along with big laughs.
Thu 10 May 7.30pm at Patrick Kavanagh, 142 Trafalgar Rd, Birmingham B13 8BX www.facebook.com
Published on: Fri 6 Apr 2018