Stirchley Community Market at Stirchley Baths
Birmingham’s most consistently brilliant market returns for its monthly outing at Stirchley Baths with a once again incredible array of the finest food, arts, crafts and Brum bonhomie. You will be a happy shopper. New this month is a BBQ from local foodologist and all round gastronomic seer Lap-fai Lee. Nom nom
Tue 1 Aug 4pm at Stirchley Baths, Bournville Ln, Birmingham B30 2JT stirchleycommunitymarket.co.uk/
Journey Film Club at Birmingham LGBT
A stunning piece of gay cinematic history is being screened this evening. Ron Peck’s docu-style Nighthawks was a revelation on release in 1978 and its fly on the wall peek into the lifestyle of gay teacher Jim is as powerful now as it was back then. Read our full preview here.
Tue 1 Aug 7pm at Birmingham LGBT, 38-40 Holloway Circus, Birmingham B1 1EQ Free www.journeyfilmclub.co.uk
Fat Penguin Comedy w/ Sheraz Yousaf at Patrick Kavanagh
Sheraz Yousaf is no stranger to Moseley having performed at the comedy festival held at The Dark Horse in 2015 and going down a storm. Up the road a bit this time, at Pat Kav’s, for another high quality Fat Penguin event in the company of the charming life inspired self-deprecation of a comedian in the pursuit of manly-ness. Can he achieve this? You’ll have good fun finding out.
Wed 2 Aug 7.30pm at Patrick Kavanagh, 142 Trafalgar Rd, Birmingham B13 8BX www.facebook.com
8 Bit Lounge at Cherry Reds
The retro masters of the 8 Bit Lounge spread their low tech wings to Cherry Reds for a one off event. Relive the good old days of minimal RAM and maximum fun on classic machines ranging from the humble Spectrum through to the mighty N64 and several devices in between. The usual DJ’s will be supplementing the nostalgia fest with suitably 8 bit sounds.
Thu 3 Aug 8pm at Cherry Reds, 88-92 John Bright St, Birmingham B1 1BN www.facebook.com
Music in the Square and Big Bike Day at Golden Square
Cycle owners rejoice. Get yourselves down to Golden Square and hand your two wheeled buddy over to the technicians from Urban Cycles who will perform a free service, including 43 point health check, on your free wheeling best friend. Best of all, whilst you wait several live bands will be brightening the square and your day. If you don’t have a bicycle it’s still worth a stroll to soak up the charm of one of the City’s loveliest spots and take in the free music.
Fri 4 Aug 12pm at Golden Square, 120 Vyse St, Birmingham B18 6NF www.facebook.com
Jamaican Independence Day Weekender at The Prince of Wales
To celebrate the anniversary of Jamaican independence The Prince has lined up a whole weekend of Caribbean fun with reggae music, jerk food, mind bogglingly strong rum and special cocktails, here’s hoping we get a hint of Caribbean sunshine too. Spice It Up Foods will be tickling your taste buds with authentic West Indian nosh, we thoroughly recommend their powerful Kicking Jerk Sauce on everything.
Fri 4 Aug to Sun 6 Aug at The Prince of Wales, 118 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8EE www.facebook.com
Gorillabot EP Launch Party & The Bank Accounts at The Dark Horse
The most mysterious band in Birmingham descend on The Dark Horse for the launch of new EP Malware. Enigmatic to the point of insanity, Gorillabot’s unhinged live performances are a full on procession through the dark corridors of three very askew minds. The psychedelic fused mayhem they produce sounds to us like it may have spent a few moments on Planet Gong, wherever it was forged it’s a beautifully complex racket. True fact, Ben Bot is the best dancer in Birmingham. The Bank Accounts will be keeping spirits up before the main event with their inspired downbeat high jinks, if that makes sense. You will love them. Two of Birmingham’s best without troubling your pockets, what a city we live in.
Fri 4 Aug 9pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8JP www.facebook.com
Published on: Thu 20 Jul 2017