A Jazz Thing | Thu 27 Apr | The Cuban Embassy | £5
Warming up the long weekend nicely, this new night at The Cuban Embassy is a muso’s dream offering some seriously ‘nice’ live sounds, clued-up DJs and laidback vibes to match. BYO vinyl and get stuck-in – or just hang out. See our full preview here.

Ouse Azteca | Sat 29 Apr | Boxxed | £10
The Ouse team are back and this time they’ll be transforming the stripped back interior of Boxxed into an enchanted jungle. Venture deep into its dense undergrowth if you dare and discover the techno temple providing tantalising tunes for all the worthy jungle explorers within. Or delve further into room 2, the Forgotten Forest, where dark drum and bass and jungle rhythms entice the inhabitants to dance. The Fables crew never fail to fully commit to a theme so expect entwined vines, lurking shapes and trippy tunes as you journey into the wilderness this weekend.

Bank Holiday Rave | Sun 30 Apr | Lab 11 | £5
Many of us will have only just recovered from the previous bank holiday weekend, but an affordable rave at one of Birmingham’s most exciting venues is a hard one to dismiss. Some may have been lucky enough to snap up free tickets to this event, the price remains reasonable however and the atmosphere promise to be electric. With all of the midland’s finest working together to create one unmissable party; The Acid Experiment, EBL, Sum Cellar, Wax on Wax, Peaches and Cream and Afta Dark will all be lending their expertise to this incredible event. There will be an eclectic mixture of music genres, from delicious disco to some cheeky old school RnB so everyone can be satisfied and there’s even a secret cinema and a chill out room for when your legs tire from dancing. The ideal bank holiday treat.

Our House Rave | Sun 30 Apr | The Rainbow Venues | £28.85
The monster marathon rave returns to Birmingham, not only to pump some serious tunes into the eager crowd but to raise some serious cash for their chosen charity Good Hope Hospital after managing to raise an impressive £10,000 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital last year. Everything about this event is colossal, with an incredibly long list of DJs attending as they take the second city and celebrate the feverous energy of house music. None other than Todd Terry is at the top of the list, Grammy nominated producer and house music legend, signed to The Ministry of Sound he will no doubt command the decks with all the confidence of a seasoned professional. If you love house music this is the home for you.

Blank Bank Holiday ft Horse Meat Disco | The Nightingale | £6
So they’ve moved the daytime antics inside and into the dark hours, but we’re still on a solid promise for this one. See our full preview here.

Sat 29 Apr - Mon 1 May
Hannah Brierley - Theatre/Performing Arts Editor
Published on:
Sun 9 Apr 2017