Jam Jah Mondays at The Dark Horse
The city’s, nay the world’s, greatest freebie reggae night Jam Jah returns to its spiritual home at The Dark Horse. Every Monday a stellar lineup of live MC’s and DJ’s present a wicked chilled out vibe and the best in booming reggae sounds. This week Ras Tweed brings his Magikal Mystikal world all the way from France.
Mon 24 Jul 9pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8JP www.darkhorsemoseley.co.uk
Tom Syson Sextet at The Spotted Dog
The lead trumpeter with the Birmingham Jazz Orchestra Tom Syson brings his innovative and exciting sextet to The Spotted Dog for another high quality Tuesday night of jazz. Experimental and daring improvisation has never sounded so good. Check out their debut album ‘Green’ which was produced by another local hero Percy Pursglove.
Tue 25 Jul 8.30pm at The Spotted Dog, 104 Warwick St, Birmingham B12 0NH www.facebook.com
Fat Penguin Presents: Phil Nichol & Masai Graham
Phil Nichol must love it here, he was performing at the mac last week. If you missed that show there’s no excuse this time as The Fat Penguins lay on another cracking free comedy event. Watching Canadian Nichol ranting live is an hilarious adventure, not shy of courting controversy he will find laughs in the most uncomfortable of places. West Brom lad Masai Graham will be providing plenty of local laughs.
Wed 26 Jul 8pm at Patrick Kavanagh, 142 Trafalgar Rd, Birmingham B13 8BX www.facebook.com
JQ Dining Club at The Diamond Quarter
The Digbeth Dining Club is spreading its wings at an incredible pace, we’re sure world domination is just a few short events away. The kings of the local street food scene will be spreading three days of gourmet joy in the Jewelry Quarter for the first time this weekend as part of the JQ Festival. Our favourites Low n’ Slow are bringing their meat chaos BBQ to the event on Saturday and Sunday. Nom nom.
Fri 28 Jul to Sun 30 Jul at The Diamond Quarter, The Golden Square, Warstone Lane, Birmingham B18 6JW www.facebook.com
Catwalk Villains at The Blue Piano
Moseley’s finest exponents of big dirty blues land are popping up all over the city. This time join them in the Blue Piano’s beasutiful garden for a riotous evening of mile high riffs and powerhouse noise. The garden will become a swamp of deep south rumbling as The Villains career through a set of covers and original material. Fantastic live band with an energy that ignites any venue. See you there.
Fri 28 Jul 7pm at The Blue Piano, 26 Harborne Rd, Birmingham B15 3AA www.thebluepiano.co.uk
Ghostbusters at Birmingham Cathedral
Who ya gonna call? A mini outdoor film festival in the grounds of Birmingham Cathedral sounds wonderful. The space there is always a hive of activity and bustling energy anyway. Throw in live bands, top quality street food, high quality cinema and it will be one heaven (sorry) of a party. Fantastic pick for an outdoor screening is the original Ghostbusters, the wise cracking Bill Murray stands endless repeated viewings and just imagine how big the Marshmallow Man will be on the big screen? Coming soon are The Goonies and Star Wars The Force Awakens.
Fri 28 Jul 8pm at Birmingham Cathedral, Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2QB www.birminghamcathedral.com
Published on: Mon 3 Jul 2017