Mad Cow Comedy Club at The Red Lion
‘A night of beef, booze and banter’ sounds good to us. Rock up at this traditional Victorian boozer in the heart of The Jewellery Quarter for some of the finest local comics including Josh Pugh, Jack Kirwan, Danny Clives and several others with Celya Ab compering.
Mon 22 Jan 7pm at The Red Lion, 95 Warstone Ln, Birmingham B18 6NG theredlionbirmingham.com
Thali Tuesday with TRJFP at Cherry Reds
Come and fill your boots and warm your soul with Thali Tuesday at Cherry Reds Kings Heath as our favourite waste-not-want-not crew take over the cosy neighbourhood bar for some no-nonsense feasting and fun with DJs, deliciousness and PAYF (pay as you feel) feasting. www.trjfpbrum.com
Tue 23 Jan 2018. 7-9pm at Cherry Reds Kings Heath, 16 York Rd, Birmingham B14 7RZ. Tel: 0121 441 3155
Astronomy in the City at The University of Birmingham
Astrophysics, stargazing and some light snacks, sounds right up our celestial street. The University of Birmingham has organised a series of events around the observatory, featuring talks, Q&A sessions and for the lucky ones a chance to stare into the night sky through the university telescope. Check out the university site here for further details. Booking is essential.
Wed 24 Jan 5pm at Poynting Physics, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT www.eventbrite.co.uk
Film Screening at The Ikon Gallery
Incarceration and escape. Any collaboration between the city’s premier film festival Flatpack and its most cutting edge museum Ikon, is worth getting excited about. To complement the current exhibitions of nineteenth century convict artist, Birmingham born Thomas Bock and artist in residence at HMP Grendon, Edmund Clark, a series of innovative screenings have been lined up. First up is Van Diemen’s Land, a tense, frightening and sometimes grisly, Tasmanian set thriller recounting the true story of the infamous Irish thief Alexander Pearce’s escape from the Sarah Island penal settlement in 1822.
Wed 24 Jan 6pm at The Ikon Gallery, 1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2HS ikon-gallery.org
Comedy show: Transvision Scamp at The Gunmakers Arms
Following up last year’s acclaimed LGBTQZX show, which also got an outing at The Gunmakers as well as the Edinburgh Fringe, Laura Monmoth unleashes her next level performance with Transvision Scamp. Expect a no holds barred and fearless journey into personal space exploring weight loss, experts and the nineties amongst other unconventional topics.
Wed 24 Jan 8pm at The Gunmakers Arms, 93 Bath St, Birmingham B4 6HG www.facebook.com
Retro games & DJs, 8 Bit Lounge at The Hare & Hounds
The retro masters of the 8 Bit Lounge spread their low tech wings back to base. Relive the good old days of minimal RAM and maximum fun on classic machines ranging from the humble Spectrum through to the mighty N64 and several devices in between. The usual DJ’s will be supplementing the nostalgia fest with suitably 8 bit sounds.
Thu 25 Jan 8pm at The Hare and Hounds, 106 High St, Birmingham B14 7JZ www.facebook.com
Hot Club de Swing at The Dark Horse
A little piece of Swingamajig in Moseley with the jiving good timers from Hot Club de Swing. Sharp suits and dapper flapper outfits are positively encouraged as the swing gets electro with DJs C@ in the H@ and Tom ESC, live sounds come from The Rin Tins.
Fri 26 Jan 9pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8JP www.darkhorsemoseley.co.uk
Published on: Wed 3 Jan 2018