Magic Door | Fri 26 May | Lab11 | £18
Are you ready to step through the door and into another world? Magic Door is back and ready to unleash heaps of fantastical fun as it transforms Digbeth’s Lab11 into a surreal realm for ravers. This is a club night like no other, the team work tirelessly to create an experiential world where ravers come adorned in sequins, wigs and copious amounts of glitter. Magic Door are one hell of an unconventional family who are ready to welcome you into the mad house with open arms. First, you have to make it past the infamous Guardian of the Door, then make your way to the incredible Crafty Girls who are armed with feathers and face paint to make you look fabulous. This kaleidoscopic wonderland isn’t just a feast for your eyes either. Super talented selectors such as Maxxi Soundsystem, Jukes of Hazard and Deano Ferrino will be supplying the euphoric house and discotechno tunes for all the crazy ravers. Expect trippy décor and glitter galore. It’s all the fun of a festival packed into one evening.
Le Freak Soul Train Special | Fri 26 May | The Night Owl | £5.5o
The Night Owl’s weekly funk, soul and disco night is the best way to ease all your troubles with a bit of a boogie. This week it’s going to be extra special as it takes a Soul Train twist, so get ready to freak out! Amateur dancers and pro’s alike, don your sassiest disco gear and get ready to strut your stuff. There will be two dance off competitions to sink your teeth into, accompanied by classic Soul Train anthems that’ll get you in the groove. Fabulous prizes will be awarded to the winners of the disco dance offs and the party goer with the ultimate Soul Train strut. So wear your hair big, your platforms bigger, and get practising those knock out moves.
FACE | Sat 27 May | The Rainbow Pub and Courtyard | £11
The infamous Rainbow Pub has had an incredible run that has sadly come to an end. As part of the weekend-long closure celebrations, legendary underground house brand FACE are returning to Rainbow where they have hosted many world-renowned DJs over the years. This nostalgic night will pay homage to the incredible parties that have passed by ensuring this is an event that you will never forget. The festivities are split across day and night, with DJs and crew members old and new coming together to say one last goodbye to this unforgettable venue.
Mala | Fri 26 May | Hare & Hounds | £13.50
Visionary South London DJ, producer, label owner and co-architect of dubstep, Mala has many strings to his bow, and an immaculate sense of taste, blending heavy bass, deft rhythms and strains of world music at will. A unifying force returning to the Hare & Hounds. www.skiddle.com
Sensateria VII ft. The Mourning Suns & Black Mekon | Sat 27 May | Hare & Hounds | £10
Turn on, tune in and drop out at this longtime legendary-on-the-lowdown wild party night. Two Psych driven guitar bands, Sheffield’s The Mourning After and Birmingham’s Black Mekon. The Mourning After’s return revives their passion for 60’s Garage/Beat/RnB and wild frenzied stage activity in the hallucinogenic ilk of Primal Scream, Psychic TV, Spacemen 3, etc. Black Mekon offer similarly unbridled live thrills in the form of blistering punk blues, jet-engine noise and pelvis-shattering drums. A revived sixties original, expect fantasy visuals and club decor add to the mind-expanding atmos.
For a round-up of all the FREE Bank Holiday party/events on Sunday ft.
Reggae Takeover Summer Terrace Party at One Trick Pony Club
Xpress May Bank Holiday Pre-Election Live Knees-Up at Centrala
Bank Holiday Free Party w/ Leftfoot b2b Shadow City Soundsystem at the Hare and Hounds and Sunday Social: Digbeth Dining Club at Mama Roux’s and Spotlight, see our Free things to do this week preview here
Published on: Mon 1 May 2017