Film: The Princess Bride at The Mockingbird £1
A film that couldn’t fail. A William Goldman script, Rob Reiner directing and a great cast including Christopher Guest and Robin Wright, look out for Peter Cook. An anti-fairytale full of hilarious dialogue, grotesque characters and positively dripping with a knowing post-modern satirical glaze.
Mon 26 Feb 8.30pm at The Mockingbird, Custard Factory, Gibb St, Birmingham B9 4AA £1 veezi.com
Film/Art: Voz Rara Mikhail Karikis films and performance at Birmingham School of Art
Karikis’ fascinating work uses the voice and sound to sculpt stunning audio-visual installations that challenge the essence of human existence and what the self actually means. Several of Karikis’ films will be screened with a post film performance lecture exploring the Children of Unquiet and the history of Larderello Valley in Italy. Find out more about the Voz Rara series of art events here.
Tue 27 Feb 6pm at Birmingham School of Art, Margaret Street, B3 3BX www.facebook.com
Film: Pan’s Labyrinth at The Mockingbird £1
A genre defying fantasy as the vivid imagination of an 11 year old girl collides with the brutal reality of fascism. A beautifully stylised film whose audaciously choreographed scenes of fantasy are devilishly juxtaposed with sudden outbursts of violence in the ‘real’ world. .
Wed 28 Feb 8pm at The Mockingbird, Custard Factory, Gibb St, Birmingham B9 4AA £1 veezi.com
Gig: Horse Feathers at The One Trick Pony Club
Local Morricone obsessed band Horse Feathers will be bringing the cracked desert sun of the Spaghetti Western to a freezing city this evening. Dusty killer soundtrack sounds from movies that have never been made but if they ever were the Horse Feathers score is ready and waiting.
Thu 1 Mar 7pm at The One Trick Pony Club, 93 Alcester Road, Birmingham B13 8DD www.facebook.com
Gig/Art: Kaleidoscope #2 at The Night Owl
Last month’s launch event was an incredible blast of local music, Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam were on top form, art and positive energy. Expect more of the same from part 2 with hirsute rock and roll bad boys HANKKS headlining with support from Moseley prog rockers Nonsuch and noisy rabble the History of Sex. A stunning array of artists will be exhibiting including Emily Doyle and the eclectic Bad Girlfriend DJs will be spinning tunes into the early hours. Possibly the best regular free event in the city. See you there.
Thu 1 Mar 8pm at The Night Owl, 17 Lower Trinity St, Birmingham B9 4AG www.facebook.com
Party: Bad Girlfriend presents The Royals Video Premiere at The Sunflower Lounge
Celebrate the premiere of local swamp rockers Bad Girlfriend’s new video, for their song The Royals, upstairs at The Sunflower Lounge. One of the city’s most underrated venues, The Sunflower Lounge is always filled with cool vibes and a positive atmosphere, throw in a red carpet event and you can’t go wrong. You may not be seeing this on MTV anytime soon, but who cares? Those busy Bad Girlfriend bods will spinning tunes into Saturday morning.
Fri 2 Mar 8pm at The Sunflower Lounge, 76 Smallbrook Queensway, Birmingham B5 4EG www.facebook.com
Gig: Saint Agnes at The Dark Horse
Quite a coup this. Sleazy psych rockers Saint Agnes land in Moseley as part of their The Witching Hour tour for none of your golden nuggets. That’s some deal. Saint Agnes’ beautifully grubby racket is pure rock and roll, expect the Dark Horse’s roof to become a little unsettled when their throbbing noise hits full gear. Support comes from Elephant Peel and The Mighty Young.
Fri 2 Mar 8pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8JP app.dice.fm
Published on: Thu 1 Feb 2018