Art Exhibition launch at Yorks Cafe in Ikon Gallery
The wonderful Yorks Bakery Cafe has opened a branch at the equally superb Ikon Gallery, great coffee to complement high art. Birmingham based artists Lily Wales and Mark Murphy are exhibiting their work in the cafe and there will be live music from local singer songwriters.
Thu 13 Apr 6pm at Ikon Gallery, 1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2HS

Cantaloop at the Dark Horse
Local funksters Cantaloop know how to get a party started, their infectious grooves have been wowing audiences for years. Fiercely proud of their unique brand of throwback funk their mix of blazing horns and trigger happy bass is impossible to resist. We guarantee the dance floor will be heaving. Legendary DJ and Yardbird impresario Ollie Lloyd will be spinning tunes.
Fri 14 Apr 2pm at Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8JP

Folk in the Forest at Sandwell Valley
Folk in the Forest is back with its occasional unplugged acoustic sessions in 660 acres of woodland just 5 miles from Birmingham city centre. Mixing up many of life’s best things in one gloriously bohemian sounding hot pot of easygoing, outdoorsy, musical gorgeousness. Read our full preview here.
Fri 14 Apr 7pm at Sandwell Valley, Salter’s Ln, West Bromwich B71 4BG

We Want Less at Suki 10
Birmingham’s most underwhelming club night returns with an accidentally gastronomic theme for idly curious rubberneckers. The Colander Brothers headline and if you want to get in the groove completely feel free to come along wearing a colander on your head, the brothers will appreciate it. Also appearing are the experimental noiseniks Curry Sauce and the usual array of bloody minded DJ’s. You know you don’t want to.
Fri 14 Apr 9pm at Suki 10, 21 Bordesley St, Birmingham B5 5LY

Street Food Saturday at the Custard Factory
Is there any UK city with such a rich and varied street food scene? We doubt it. This Saturday the Custard Factory hosts their first culinary festival as part of their Easter fayre events with a host of delicious food available to seduce your tastebuds. We’ll be climbing aboard HMS Cupcake for some beautiful bakery magic and a nice cup of tea. The more adventurous amongst you should probably make a wobbly bee line for the Gin Box.
Sat 15 Apr 11am at Custard Factory,  Gibb St, Birmingham B9 4AA

TRJFP Takeover at ORT with Cosmic Jerks
Join in the Real Junk Food Project’s Earth saving endeavours at Cafe Ort this weekend. Read our RJFP feature here to learn more about their ethos and work. Whilst you’re chowing down on some excellent ‘pay as you feel’ food soak up the feel good vibes of the Cosmic Jerks rabble rousing rock noise.
Sat 15 Apr 12pm at Cafe Ort, 500-504 Moseley Rd, Birmingham B12 9AH

High Horses at Dark Horse
Get ready for an evening of thigh slapping high energy with the full on jiggery pokery of Birmingham’s very own High Horses. You may have seen them busking about the city and been blown away by their enthusiastically implemented new folk racket. Just imagine that drive and power plugged into the mighty Dark Horse PA. We can’t wait. DJ Pete Toney will be on hand to fill the blues and soul vacuum in your lives.
Sat 15 Apr 10pm at Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8JP

Mon 10 Apr - Sun 16 Apr
Giles Logan
Published on:
Thu 6 Apr 2017