Unplugged at the Crescent
A lively evening of acoustic music of all types and styles including folk, pop, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, soul and even light classical.
Mon 7 Nov 7.30pm at Crescent Theatre, Sheepcote Street, Brindley Place, Birmingham B16 8AE www.crescent-theatre.co.uk/

Monday Showcase: Mahler, Busoni, Rubbra at Birmingham Conservatoire
Free lunchtime concerts of varied music performed by Conservatoire students.
Mon 7 Nov 1.05pm at Recital Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire, Paradise Circus B3 3HG www.bcu.ac.uk/

Monday Night Jazz at Yorks Bakery
Live jazz  in chic, stylish surrounds with great food, cocktails and craft beers. A Monday night winner.
Mon 7 Nov 7.15pm at Yorks Bakery Cafe, 29/30 Stephenson Street Birmingham B2 4BH www.yorksbakerycafe.co.uk/

Latin Jam Sessions at The Cuban Embassy
Free drinks as well as free entry for participating musicians.
Tue 8 Nov 7pm The Cuban Embassy, St. Mary’s Row, Moseley Birmingham, B13 8HW www.facebook.com

Poetry Society Stanza Group at Waterstones
Run by former poet laureate Roz Goddard on a monthly basis, there will be poetry workshops, visits from poets and poetry publishers, opportunities to improve your performance of poetry and much more!
Tue 8 Nov 7pm at Waterstones, 24 – 26 High Street Birmingham B4 7SL www.waterstones.com/

Jazz Tuesdays at The Spotted Dog in Digbeth
A grass-roots music night, hosted at The Spotted Dog with an emphasis on great music and hefty drinks discounts. An open jam session hosted by different local musicians follows. Bring your horns!
Tue 8 Nov 9pm at The Spotted Dog, Warwick Street, Digbeth Birmingham B12 0NH jazzatthespotteddog.co.uk/

Weekly Forró Lesson with Café Forró at Ort Cafe
Brazilian music and dance in Birmingham’s most bohemian hang-out. All welcome. There’s no need to bring a partner, you’ll find plenty of people to dance with.
Tue 8 Nov 7.30pm at Ort Cafe, Moseley Road, Balsall heath, Birmingham B12 9AH www.facebook.com/

Cheeky Monkey Comedy Club at the Dark Horse
Tonight’s event features top impressionist and TV comedian Geoff Boyz, James Bran and more. The whole event is compered by Nigel Lovell.
Tue 8 Nov 8pm at Dark Horse, Alcester Road, Moseley B13 8JP www.cheekycomedy.co.uk/

Fat Penguin Improv featuring Lovehard at Patrick Kavanagh Bar
Fat Penguin Improvised comedy is back! This time the players from the totally FREE improvised comedy show will be supported by a headline act from one of the UK’s top improv troupes.
Wed 9 Nov 7.30pm at Patrick Kavanagh Bar, Woodbridge Road, Moseley B13 8EH m.facebook.com/

Sing Political at the Prince of Wales
Raise your voices, let the songs be heard – political singalong with songs old and new.
Wed 9 Nov 8.30pm at The Prince of Wales, Moseley, Birmingham www.tradartsteam.co.uk/

Gregory Peck’s Jazz, Funk & Soul Open Mic Night at The Night Owl
The Night Owl is always a cool venue to spend time in, throw in some free live funk music and, if you’re that way inclined, bring along your own instruments to plug in and make some tuneful noise.
Wed 9 Nov 9pm at The Night Owl, Lower Trinity Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B9 4AG. www.facebook.com

Film and Poetry Tereza Buskova and Jude Cowan Montague at Gunmakers Arms
An extraordinary free first in a screening of Tereza Buskova’s miraculous film Clipping the Church filmed in Erdington along with Jude Cowan Montague (poet, artist and broadcaster) presenting her new collection of poems, The Wires, 2012, based on her work as an archivist for Reuters television news agency in 2012.
Wed 9 Nov 7pm at Gunmakers Arms, Bath Street, Birmingham B4 6HG www.gunmakersarms.com/

COGnitive Jazz Therapy at Cogs Bar
A Jazz themed night featuring live bands, music and amazing people. This night used to be hosted at the Yardbird in Birmingham City Centre.
Thu 10 Nov 7pm at Cogs Bar, 61 Newhall Street, Birmingham B3 3RB cogsbar.co.uk/

Previously On: The Improvised Season Finale at Cafe Ort
Join some of Birmingham’s most exciting improv performers for the final episode of your new favourite boxset! This one off special will use your suggestions to create the end to a television series that was never broadcast.
Thu 10 Nov 8pm at Cafe Ort 500- 506 Moseley Road Balsall Heath Birmingham B12 9AH ortcafe.co.uk/

The Fidgets at The Blue Piano Bar
Made up of Max Stockin and Ryan Skidmore, this young rock n roll duo have spent the past two years perfecting their performances through many hours of busking.
Fri 11 Nov 7pm at Blue Piano Bar 24-25 Harborne Road Birmingham B15 3AA www.thebluepiano.co.uk/

Moveltraxx at the Dark Horse
With releases from artists such as Big Dope P, DJ Rashad, Feadz, DJ Earl, Traxman, Nightriders, Ezekiel, Might Mark, DJ Tameil and many more Moveltraxx knows how to bring the party. Expect an eclectic night of bass and ghetto music from around the world.
Fri 11 Nov 9pm at Dark Horse, Alcester Road, Moseley B13 8JP www.facebook.com/

Get Funked at Cogs
Cogs Bar presents Get Funked! This evening will feature movie themed nights shown on our big screen. We will only be playing the best classic movies for your enjoyment. Alongside this, DJ Snape will be providing you with the best of Hip Hop, R&B, Funk, Disco, Classics & Soul!
Fri 11 Nov 9pm at Cogs Bar, 61 Newhall Street, Birmingham B3 3RB cogsbar.co.uk/

Musical Picnic at Symphony Hall
We’re very excited to welcome jazz trumpeter and educator Matt Gough, making his Musical Picnic debut, alongside his brilliant band featuring piano, synths, bass and drums. With an added special guest dancer, Matt and the band will tell a story of imagination and adventure, all brought to life though music, instruments and dance.
Sat 12 Nov 10.30am at Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EA www.thsh.co.uk/

Demonstration by Celia Nancarrow at RBSA
Celia Nancarrow graduated in Fine Art in Birmingham and now specialises in collagraphs. Discover how Celia creates her textured prints using collagraph printing.
Sat 12 Nov 11am and 2pm at RBSA, 4 Brook Street St. Paul’s Square B3 1SA rbsa.org.uk/

Hands-on Print Demonstration at RBSA By Professor Caroline Archer-Parré
This session provides visitors with an opportunity for a hands-on experience of, and discussion on the books and printed ephemera produced from the sixteenth century to present day.
Sat 12 Nov 11am and 2pm at RBSA, 4 Brook Street St. Paul’s Square B3 1SA rbsa.org.uk/

The Battle of The Somme: Film Screening at Blakesley Hall
Shot and screened in 1916, it was the first feature length documentary about war and changed the way both cinema and film were perceived by the public. In the year of it’s release around 20 million people, almost half of the population of Britain at the time, watched the Battle of The Somme.
Sun 13 Nov 12pm at Blakesley Hall, Blakesley Road, Yardley B25 8RN birminghammuseums.

Ricky Cool & The In Crowd at the Brasshouse
Ricky Cool and the In Crowd play an explosive mix of original and classic rhythm and blues grooves from the 1950s and 60s, guaranteed to have your feet itching to dance.
Sun 13 Nov 3pm at Brasshouse, 44 Broad St Birmingham B1 2HP www.rickycoolandtheincrowd.co.uk/

Acoustic Sunday Social at The Old Crown
Awesome local sound providers Birmingham Promoters bring some of the region’s best acoustic artists to perform live in what will be a series of very special afternoons. Open mic slots also available.
Sun 13 Nov 4pm at The Old Crown, 188 High Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B12 0LD www.facebook.com/theoldcrownacoustic



Mon 7 Nov - Sun 13 Nov
Giles Logan
Published on:
Fri 7 Oct 2016