CUBA & Esther Turner live at Yorks Cafe
Down to the Yorks for our Monday three C’s. Coffee, cake and cool music. A great double bill this evening kicks off with an off shoot of Spanish rock band Nube Roja, CUBA. The duo make a fantastic grunge racket so we’re looking forward to seeing it strpped back and raw. Local singer songwriter Esther Turner completes the bill, she’s busy working on a new EP and has supported the likes of Ed Sheeran as well as garnering extensive airplay on BBC Introducing.
Mon 12 Jun 7pm at Yorks Cafe, 29 / 30 Stephenson St, Birmingham B2 4BH

Big Bike Revival at The Custard Factory
Cycling is the best way to navigate our glorious city and it’s noticeable that more and more of you are jumping on two wheels to get about. If you don’t know your bottom brackets from your jockey wheels maintenance can be an expensive business. Not anymore, bring your bicycle best buddy to the Custard Factory’s Big Bike Day for free servicing, support and advice. Choppers, Chippers, Grifters through to the most expensive mountain bikes are all welcome.
Tue 13 Jun 8am at The Custard Factory, Gibb St, Birmingham B9 4AA

Precarious Trajectories screening & discussion at Centrala
With Trump inspired uncertainty sweeping the world the film Precarious Trajectories is perhaps even more relevant than it was on release in 2016. Set at the height of the Mediterranean migration crisis, it follows Ruha from Syria and Ahmed from Somalia as they try to reach the sanctuary of mainland Europe. The screening will be followed by a discussion of the issues raised.
Tue 13 Jun 6.30pm at Centrala, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham, Digbeth B5 5RS

Fat Penguin Comedy present Stevie Gray at The Patrick Kavanagh Bar
Another cracking comedy night from those jolly purveyors of mirth the Fat Penguin Comedy Club. Oldham born Stevie Gray mixes gags, stories and music to create high energy laughs. Following Stevie the improv maestro’s of Fat Penguin will be riffing on Stevie’s set with the usual audience input of course.
Wed 14 Jun 7.30pm at Patrick Kavanagh Bar, 142 Trafalgar Road, Birmingham B13 8BX

Headspace by Beatfreeks at Impact Hub
Kick back and relax with your fellow Beatfreek creatives for some soul-nurturing sounds, food, talks, spoken word, play and enlightenment. As well as an early open mic slot, there’ll be a featured performance by Barbican Young Poets. Good vibes and creative juices will flow.
Fri 16 Jun 7pm – 10pm, Impact Hub, Walker Building, 58 Oxford St, Birmingham B5 5NY.

Steve Ajao Blues Giants at The Blue Piano
Mention the blues and Birmingham and you can guarantee the name of Steve Ajao will be mentioned. The Blues Giants are well named with Ajao’s jet propelled guitar energy taking live shows through the roof. The boys power through swamp classics and rock anthems from Muddy Waters to Hendrix at breakneck speed. Live legends. Hold onto your hats.
Fri 16 Jun 7pm at The Blue Piano, 26 Harborne Rd, Birmingham B15 3AA

Lobster live at The Dark Horse
Local party animals for hire Lobster bring their infectious brand of feel good vibes to The Dark Horse tonight. For seven years they’ve been putting smiles on faces with a rabble rousing blend of reggae, hip-hop and punk rock energy. Imagine all your favourite festival bands blended into one storming sextet of riotous groovery. Viva la Lobster.
Fri 16 Jun 10pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8JP

Mon 12 Jun - Fri 16 Jun
Giles Logan
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Thu 1 Jun 2017