Art House 004: Summer Daze at Art/House
Birmingham based analogue photographer Kate Hook’s latest exhibition Summer Daze is available to view all week at the ultra trendy street wear clothing store Bene Culture in The Custard Factory. On Friday check out a rising photography talent and join in the closing party hosted by Art House.
Fri 18 Aug 7pm at Art/House, UG13, Gibb Street, Birmingham B9 4AT

Fred Skidmore Trio at The Blue Piano
Birmingham’s greatest Hammond organ hammerers return to the glorious Blue Piano for an evening of full on groovy funkiness and good times. Smiles essential and swinging imperative.
Fri 18 Aug 7pm at The Blue Piano, 26 Harborne Rd, Birmingham B15 3AA

Street Food & Craft Market Summer Special at Kings Heath Village Square
Let’s hope the sun shines on Kings Heath this weekend with Saturday’s street food market summer special, and if it doesn’t we’ll just man up and bring a brolly. The street food market is a wonderful monthly event occupying the village square that serves up a host of delightful street food, craft stalls, live music and entertainment for kids.
Sat 19 Aug 10 am at Kings Heath Village Square, Corner of Vicarage Road and High Street, Birmingham B14 7RA

The Flyover Show at Hockley Circus
Some people might look at The Hockley flyover and see; well, a flyover, lots of concrete and lets be honest, an urban wasteland. It’s a good job Newtown’s Jazz and Hip Hop star Soweto Kinch possesses a greater imagination than that. Because for the 7th time he will be transforming the grey asphalt monotony of the A41’s underbelly into a sprawling and colourful urban arts festival featuring an eclectic range of music and dance. Read our full preview here.
Sat 19 Aug 12.30pm at Hockley Flyover, Hockley, Birmingham B19 1AB

Dead Pixels Adventure Time 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 Rory Dignan, Miscfit and The Trip. The theme for the evening is adventure time, use your imaginations.
Sat 19 Aug 6pm at Mama Roux’s, 23 Lower Trinity St, Birmingham B9 4AG

Italics at 1000 trades
Italo disco fans rejoice. A whole evening of hi-nrg Italian dance music will be bouncing off the walls of the gloriously funky 1000 Trades tonight. DJ’s George Bate and Matt Jon Napier are your hosts for the retro-electro synth meltdown that will take you on a journey through 35 years of musical history.
Sat 19 Aug 8pm at 1000 Trades, 16 Frederick St, Birmingham B1 3HE

MODO Funk Soul Disco Special at The Dark Horse
The Music Of Distinct Origin party animals are back with a series of events that kicks off with a nineties classic house special. In a stunning coup legendary DJ Jim Shaft Ryan is headlining and will be spinning our heads back to hedonistic nights spent in Ibiza or at Birmingham’s own club nirvana Miss Moneypenny’s. Alongside Jim residents Miguel Verde and Path will keep the beats pumping all night. Don’t forget your whistles, glow sticks, furry bras and angel wings. Woop woop.
Sat 19 Aug 9pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8JP

Hubb Debates: The Age of Hatred at Soul City Arts
We’re excited by this. A new series of timely debates punctuated by performances from musicians and artists. Your host for this event is Dr James Hodkinson from Warwick University and the subject for discussion, ‘are we witnessing the death of empathy?’ Featured artist is renowned spoken word artist and poet Buddy Wakefield.
Sun 20 Aug 2pm at Soul City Arts, Bordesley Centre, Stratford Road, Birmingham. B11 1AR

I Want I Want! Stories of 1975 at BMAG
What better way to spend your Sunday afternoon than wallowing gleefully in the glorious year of 1975. Not only can you try on authentic clobber from the hairiest decade in history, discerning visitors will get to experience music and art from the period as they chow down on free tea and biscuits and listen to or share their own memories. Our wardrobe is rife with big collars and flares if BMAG wishes to add to their own stock.
Sun 20 Aug 1pm at BMAG,  Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH

Martian Social Club at The Gunmakers Arms
Indulge in an evening of top musical extemporising with Walsall’s psychedelic interplanetary warrior overlords. Possibly from another planet the mysterious Martian Social Club are not only champion pickling enthusiasts but also great fun live. Thanks to The ever expanding cultural breadth of The Gunmakers Sunday evenings have recently got a whole lot better. Whilst you’re there be sure to sample some of the wonderful ales on sale.
Sun 20 Aug 6.30pm at The Gunmakers Arms, 93 Bath St, Birmingham B4 6HG


Fri 18 Aug - Sun 20 Aug
Giles Logan
Published on:
Tue 1 Aug 2017