Digbeth First Friday at various venues
Free and low cost creative events, parties, launches, late night openings and happenings. See the lowdown on this month’s ace artistic affair here
If You Like Pina Colada’s at The Old Crown
Did someone mention free cocktails? To celebrate National Pina Colada day Birmingham’s oldest boozer The Old Crown is giving away 84 of the delicious rum based cocktails every day until the 10th July. It’s not just cherry topped alcoholic freebies though. On Friday DJ Laura Walford will be keeping the good vibes spinning with DJ Jordan Lott taking over on Saturday afternoon, there’s live music on both days.
Fri 7 Jul 6pm & Sat 8 Jul 2pm at The Old Crown, 188 High Street, Deritend, Birmingham B12 0LD www.facebook.com
Three Step Manoeuvre at The Dark Horse
Birmingham’s own Three Step Manoeuvre have been honing their fine organ driven soul sound for over three years now and if you haven’t already caught them live you’ve been missing a real groovy treat. Their funky rhythms recall legends like Mr Hobo Flats himself Jimmy Smith, James Brown and The Meters. Keep the festival vibe ticking over after all the shenanigans at The Mostly Jazz and Funk’s opening day.
Fri 7 Jul 9pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8JP www.darkhorsemoseley.co.uk
Free Animal Handling Day at Fur & Fangs
We can’t think of a better way to kick start our weekend than by letting a plethora of lizards, creepy crawlies and assorted scary critters crawl all over us. Best of all, thanks to Fur and Fangs the furriest fangiest insect on the planet will be getting all touchy feely. Are you brave enough to handle a Tarantula?
Sat 8 Jul 10am – 5pm at 174 School Rd, Birmingham B28 8PA www.facebook.com
Vintage in the Park at Lightwoods Park
Make some space in your wardrobes vintage hounds for two days of the finest retro wares across more than twenty stalls over two days at Bearwood’s beautiful Lightwoods Park. It’s not just clothes; there will be vinyl, food, collectibles and even furniture amongst other delights. If all that shopping wears you out enjoy the live music, dancing and entertainment. There is a one pound entrance fee but most of that goes to charity so get digging down the back of the sofa for some loose change.
Sat 8 Jul to Sun 9 Jul at Lightwoods Park, Adkins Ln, Bearwood, Smethwick B67 5DP www.facebook.com
Kings Heath Street Food Market
It’s back and better than ever. A huge array of mouth watering street food is available across a range of culinary styles, bring an empty belly and a sense of adventure is our advice. We’ve already planned our three course feast. Crepes from The Hungry Penguin Pancake Company, Lebanese falafel kebabs from Kebabylon and a meringue prescription from The Cake Doctor. Obviously all washed down with a pint of Bitter Brummie from The Birmingham Brewing Company. Those purveyors of truly unique sound mixes The Listening Sessions will be your sunshine score.
Sat 8 Jul 12pm at The Village Square, 2 Vicarage Rd, Birmingham B14 7RA www.facebook.com
Dead Pixels at Mama Roux’s
How does an evening of retro gaming, tasty street food, live music and DJ’s sound? Yes we can’t wait either. Dead Pixels events are a blast and best of all you won’t need a pocketful of change to partake in the gaming. Digbeth Dining Club will be responsible for feeding hungry faces; with wicked beats courtesy of Doktah Jekyll and Squirrel and live art from The Reddson Twins, Powis and Laura Simpson. The theme for the evening is Salvador Dali, expect a surreal twang.
Sat 8 Jul 5.30pm at Mama Roux’s, 23 Lower Trinity St, Birmingham B9 4AG www.facebook.com
Sam Redmore & Kal El at The Dark Horse
Another great free party at The Dark Horse. Barely a weekend passes by without a killer blast of high energy shenanigans unfolding through one of the wickedest PA’s in Birmingham in the upstairs mecca of groove. Local DJ royalty Sam Redmore will be keeping your bodies moving along with hip hop master Kal El.
Sat 8 Jul 9pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8JP www.darkhorsemoseley.co.uk
The Yes Collective at The Lord Clifden
A free afternoon festival of great live music and feel good vibes at the JQ’s premier venue? Yes please. The Yes Collective to be exact. Three local bands are appearing including indie rockers and recipients of BBC Radio 1’s Introducing Artist of the week; March 2017, Riscas, retro popsters The Real Cool and garage noise merchants The Lizards. Yes Collective DJ’s will keep the killer tunes spinning and the Clifden chefs will be cooking up a cruelty free BBQ. It is Sunday so the customary roast’s will be available too. Best of all get your glitter shit on with Lucy Lou. Your perfect Sunday.
Sun 9 Jul 2pm at The Lord Clifden, Great Hampton St, Birmingham B19 3DL www.facebook.com
Published on: Sat 1 Jul 2017