Jam Jah Mondays at The Dark Horse
Monday’s just aren’t the same without exposing our ears to the deep down dirty dub shenanigans of Jam Jah upstairs at The Dark Horse. Special guest tonight is Dubtronics founder Sunil, expect some bone shaking riddims and a top class atmosphere from one of the most innovative producers in dub alongside the usual jam Jah residents.
Mon 2 Oct 9pm at The Dark Horse, Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8JP www.facebook.com
Stuff by Danny Clives at Urban Cafe Bar Kitchen
Local comedian and illustrator Danny Clives produces garishly cute caricatures that have had their multi coloured ink dipped into instantly recognisable elements of popular culture. Bold and fun, why not enjoy both Clives’ art and a fine cup of coffee while you’re at it. Prints are available to buy at very reasonable prices, we just might invest in that picture of R2D2 in the bath.
Mon 25 Sep to Sun 22 Oct at Urban Cafe Bar Kitchen, 30 Church St, Birmingham B3 2NP www.bhamcomfest.co.uk
Stirchley Community Market at Stirchley Baths
Has it really been a month since the last incarnation of the gloriously eclectic melting pot of fine street food and inspiring stalls that is Stirchley Community Market? October’s session is better than ever, how do they do that? All the usual favourites such as Pietanic, Loaf and The Vegan Grindhouse, plus intriguing newbies Pixie Sixer Vintage and Windy and Wild. Happy vibes, cool crafts and quality comestibles, well what are you waiting for?
Tue 3 Oct 4pm at Bournville Ln, Birmingham B30 2JT stirchleycommunitymarket.co.uk/
An American Werewolf in London screening at The Mockingbird
The great John Landis was at the top of his game in the early 80’s producing such classics as ‘The Blues Brothers’ and ‘Trading Places’. In ‘An American Werewolf in London’ he created not only an uproarious black comedy but a ground breaking genre film that set a towering horror benchmark for others to follow. The astonishing special effects from Rick Baker still look jaw droppingly good after 35 years; David Naughton’s transformation into the titular beast is one of cinema’s, not just horror’s, most electrifying sequences.
Wed 4 Oct 6.30pm at The Custard Factory, Gibb St, Birmingham B9 4AA veezi.com
Private view & listening party at Cheval Blanc
The launch of Cheval Blanc’s new arts evenings and Hannah Al-Shemmeri’s self-titled cassette and ‘cartoon styled misanthropy’ in Natures Tapes. See full preview here.
Poetry Jam at 200 Degrees
The monthly poetry jam’s have become something of an essential literary experience, bringing together a host of performers across all genres from experienced to first timers, creating a special energy and vibrancy that is unique to the Jam. There will be laughter, there may be tears, but there will definitely be honesty. Expect clicking but don’t be alarmed, that’s the audience agreeing, approving or just plain enjoying proceedings. If you want to perform on the open mic get there at least 15 minutes before the start. Note the exciting new venue.
Thu 5 Oct 7pm at 200 Degrees Coffee, Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2BH www.facebook.com
The Mourning Suns at The Dark Horse
Birmingham based rockers The Mourning Suns are an eclectic gaggle of musicians that manage to mix disparate genres with a casual virtuosity. Sophisticated folk guitar plucking, blues virtuosity and a hint of classical, all tightly held in place by Rosemary Wilkes’ powerful voice. Excellent live performers they are joined tonight by Lichfield funkster Venkman and DJ Irmao.
Fri 6 Oct 9pm at The Dark Horse, Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8JP www.darkhorsemoseley.co.uk
Published on: Sat 30 Sep 2017