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. www.eventbrite.co.uk

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 www.facebook.com

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 www.darkhorsemoseley.co.uk`

COLOURS Roof Garden ft. Jey Kurmis & Four40 Records | Sat 17 Jun | The Rainbow Venues | £10
Further adventures in outdoor partying with another fine line-up of guest DJs perfect for this weekend’s summertime heat. The party starts at 2pm with a FREE bottomless Prosecco party on the newly fully refurbished Rainbow Roof Garden (free entry before 8pm) ’til midnight.

1000 Trades 1st Birthday ft. Phil Asher | Sat 17 Jun | 100 Trades | Free
UK underground house champion Phil Asher headlines this packed free event full of of treats and beats to celebrate one of the city’s finest new venues. Habanero Cafe will supply the Mexican flavours and a Natural Wine pop-up will be kicking off proceedings earlier in the day to fuel all your party needs as they open up the front and continue into the night. See here for more details.

Celebrating Sanctuary at the mac
Refugee week begins at the mac with a bumper day of events lined up embracing the inclusivity of this big old world. A gorgeous raft of live bands, workshops, stalls and spoken word. The mini festival of world music includes Nifeco Costa from Guinea Bissau, Afro Mio from Angola and Congo’s The Redeemed.
Sat 17 Jun 1pm at the mac, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH www.facebook.com

Summer in Southside at The Hippodrome
Unmissable festival action in city centre Birmingham with a whole two days of incredible events and entertainment all for free, including crazy contemporary theatre, acrobatics, weird peppetry, live music, cutting edge dance, street food, farm animals and of course a live dancing sheep show. Saturday night in The Arcadian is also going to be very special, see our full preview here.
Sat 17 Jun & Sun 18 Jun at The Hippodrome, Hurst St, Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB www.birminghamhippodrome.com

The UAB Selectors at The Lord Clifden
Every Saturday in The Clifden’s funkily salubrious lounge a rotating roster of UAB Selector DJ’s get busy with the beats and soundtrack your evening. Mixing a raft of styles through soul, Motown, funk, ska and reggae with infectious positive energy the atmosphere generated in The Clifden is second to none. Free before 10pm.
Sat 17 Jun 8pm at The Lord Clifden, Great Hampton St, Birmingham B19 3DL thelordclifden.com

Vegan Beer and Real Junk Food Project Takeover at The Gunmakers Arms
The RJFP is a fabulous concept that Saves perfectly fit food that would otherwise go to waste from markets, wholesalers & even artisan producers. Read more about its work here. In addition to some incredible food the Two Towers Brewery will be laying on a wide selection of  vegan beers for curious punters to sample.
Sat 17 Jun 6pm at The Gunmakers Arms, 93 Bath St, Birmingham B4 6HG www.facebook.com

CANCELLED: Saturday Vegan Vybes at Kings Heath Community Centre
After a successful first event the healthy living exponents Vegan Vybes return for a second bout of awareness raising and tasty cruelty free nosh. A relaxed friendly atmosphere with a real community feel and of course most importantly delicious food. Raw sprouted hummus veggie burger with nettle pesto followed by sponge and ice cream sounds great to us. Nom nom.
Sat 17 Jun 7pm at Kings Heath Community Centre, 8 Heathfield Rd, Birmingham B14 7DB www.facebook.com

Come Vinyl With Me at Fletchers
Bring along your own vinyl, no restrictions but just ten minutes to spin your own selection. All evening to listen to the eclectic selections of strangers. Now where did I put my George Formby records?
Sun 18 Jun 5pm at Fletchers,  7 York Rd, Birmingham B14 7SA www.fletchersbarandeatery.co.uk


Fri 16 Jun - Sun 18 Jun
Giles Logan
Published on:
Thu 1 Jun 2017