Run the Four and Chris Mason at Yorks Bakery Cafe
Monday nights at Yorks are fast becoming an essential showcase of local talent. This Monday features an exciting debut live appearance from Run the Four, a collective formed from some of the cream of Birmingham’s music scene including singer songwriters Hannah Brown and Danielle Cawdell.
Mon 27 Feb 7pm at Yorks Bakery Cafe 29 Stephenson Street Birmingham B2 4BT www.yorksbakerycafe.co.uk
Mellow Yellow 3 at Island Bar ft. Sleuth & Alex Ohm
Headliners are Wolverhampton indie rockers Sleuth, who have received BBC Radio Introducing airplay and have just released their debut EP ‘Coming Up For Air’. Local legend and former Lines frontman Alex Ohm will be showcasing new material, the eclectically versatile entertainer Karen Swann makes an appearance and singer songwriter and multi instrumentalist Zhee Khattak completes an incredible lineup.
Wed 1 Mar 7pm at Island Bar 14-16 Suffolk Street, Queensway Birmingham B1 1LT www.facebook.com
Whit Gutler and the Djinns at the One Trick Pony Club
The eccentric and mysterious sometime vaudevillian Whit Gutler has been looking for a home since the destruction of his beloved Djinn Bar in 1919. He is possibly over a hundred years old if legends are true. Gutler is bringing his peculiar brand of balladeering to the One Trick Pony backed up by his loyal band the Djinns. Psychedelic blues warriors Byron Hare will be providing suitably noisy support.
Thu 2 Mar 7pm at One Trick Pony Club 93 Alcester Road, Birmingham B13 8DD www.facebook.com
Cracked Actors live at Dark Horse
The legendary Brummie punks, or skunkrockers as they would have it, have been raising hell forever or at least that’s how it feels (it’s actually since 1999 fact lovers). A ubiquitous presence over the years at festivals and squat gigs they are an absolute blast live and their particular brand of unruly musical mayhem will get any party started. Joined by fellow grizzled festival die hards the 10 o Clocks provide support and DJ Don Carlo from the legendary Green Street Sound System.
Fri 3 Mar 10pm at the Dark Horse, Alcester Road, Birmingham B13 8JP www.darkhorsemoseley.co.uk
Musik von 2017 at Eastside Projects for Digbeth First Friday
Birmingham Conservatoire composers present a wildly eclectic evening of sonic experimentation as part of Digbeth First Friday. Nine pieces of stunning aural art will be performed as a complement to the exhibition currently on show in the main gallery. We’re particularly looking forward to Chris Cresswell’s electronic composition ‘Coffee, Work, Sleep, Repeat’.
Fri 3 Mar 6pm at Eastside Projects 86 Heath Mill Lane Birmingham B9 4AR eastsideprojects.org
Late night viewing of Seventeen at Centrala
A night to explore this captivating art show by 3 Russian artists, complete with films, music and European vodkas inspired by the exhibition. See our full preview here.
See all of Digbeth First Friday’s events including Black Hole Club & Cocktail making meets art at Grand Union here.
Family Saturday at the Ikon Gallery
The Ikon is one of Birmingham’s most creative and imaginative art spaces, always worth a visit and this Saturday you can bring the kids and expose them to a raft of beautiful art with activities, inspired by the current exhibition, being laid on to engage their inquisitive minds.
Sat 4 Mar 1pm at Ikon Gallery 1 Oozells Square Brindleyplace B1 2HS ikon-gallery.org
Czechoslovak Film Night at Gunmakers Arms
The Czech New Wave of the sixties and early seventies was one of the most creative periods in world cinema. Tonight’s screening is Postřižiny (Cutting It Short) a classic comedy from one of the Czech New Wave heroes Jiří Menzel. Riffing on silent movies throughout, the film has been compared to Chaplin and Tati and some of the imaginatively staged slapstick is riotously funny.
Sat 4 Mar 8pm at the Gunmakers Arms 93 Bath Street City Centre Birmingham B4 6HG www.facebook.com
Musical Open Mic Night at Old Joint Stock
Unlike most open mic nights where the audience gets to listen to a procession of acoustic driven singer songwriters the event at the Old Joint Stock promises to feature a whole raft of diversive acts. From local theatre companies to artistic individuals with a stagey glint in the eye all are welcome to perform.
Sat 4 Mar 7.30pm at Old Joint Stock 4 Temple Row West Birmingham B2 5NY www.oldjointstock.co.uk
Birmingham Horror Group ft. Night of the Living Dead at the Gunmakers Arms
Fright fanatics are in for a treat this month as the Birmingham Horror Group will be screening the George Romero classic that really got the fascination with on screen zombies underway and moved away from the weak undead B-movie tropes that had gone before.
Sat 4 Mar 7pm at the Gunmakers Arms 93 Bath Street City Centre Birmingham B4 6HG www.birmingham-horror.co.uk
Published on: Wed 1 Feb 2017