On the Town screening + Frank Sinatra tribute act Frederick Gardner at The Mockingbird
Start spreading the news. Originally pitched at ten pounds this now a free event. Join sailors Gabey, Chip, and Ozzie as they hit New York for twenty four hours shore leave. Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Jules Munshin sing and dance their way through an incredible Leonard Bernstein score rife with iconic tunes. New York, New York and the title tune On the Town being the absolute standouts. Soak up some extra Sinatra vibes following the screening with some top tribute crooning from Frederick Gardener.
Fri 29 Sep 7.30pm at The Mockingbird, The Custard Factory, Gibb St, Birmingham B9 4AA Free veezi.com
Free Rave in a Vintage Shop at Rainbow Venues
Of course what your weekend has been lacking is an all night raving and vintage shopping session. Well now, thanks to Rainbow Venues, you can mix big tunes with vintage bargains. Stalls already confirmed are the wonderful Thrifty Store that is a gold mine of ancient VHS tapes, vinyl, clothes, trainers and loads more, and craft beer and freak shakes from Peakys. We think this is a glorious concept.
Fri 29 Sep 9pm at Rainbow Venues, 29 Lower Trinity St, Birmingham B9 4AG www.facebook.com
Autumn Market at The Bond Company £2
Okay so technically it’s not free, but for a measly two of your gold sovereigns (50 pence with a Birmingham Independent card), you get access to the Autumn incarnation of the wonderful seasonal markets. Over twenty local artists and craftspeople exhibiting their glorious wares, some of the city’s finest street food vendors and the majestic double decker bus bar, we are so on board. Throw in DJs, gaming and a horizontally chilled out vibe and there really is only one place to be Saturday afternoon.
Sat 30 Sep 12pm at The Bond Company, 180-182 Fazeley St, Birmingham B5 5SE £2 www.facebook.com
Moseley Arts & Farmers Market
We love Moseley on market day – a proper bustling community vibe complete with gorgeous coffee shops and hand-crafted curios. The excellent arts market is always worth a mooch with a wide range of locally produced arts and crafts and along with the monthly farmer’s market opposite you can bag up tasty treats unavailable anywhere on the high street.
Sat 30 Sep 9am at Moseley Village, Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8JR www.facebook.com
Be Well Day at BMAG
Get down to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery for a day fit to bursting with health and wellbeing from song and dance to arts, hula hopping and some seriously indulgent supported relaxation. Creative crafts and arts for all ages take place 11am -4pm in the Zen Art Space, there’s a free guided meditation at midday, free walking tours, tea and chat with Ageing Better, Bhangra Activities and a Wellbeing Fair as well as various other events and activities throughout the day.
Sat 30 Oct, 10am – 4pm Birmingham Art Gallery & Museum, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3DH, 0121 348 8038 www.facebook.com
Colour Me Queer Zine Launch at The Old Print Works
Following on nicely from Thursday’s CineQ QPOC screening of Check It is the launch of three similarly themed zines; Who Built The Closet, From Gay to Zed and For a Caring City. The evening includes films, a Sun Ra workshop and discussion. Drinks and snacks are provided but we’ll be bringing our own beer. Great event and sublime art, highly recommended.
Sat 30 Sep 6pm at The Old Print Works, 506 Moseley Rd, Birmingham B12 9AH www.facebook.com
African Oasis screening + Q&A at Soho House Museum
Vivid Projects and Collecting Birmingham have arranged for a screening of the rare African Oasis (1982) documentary as part of Black History month. The film examines the essential work of the Handsworth Cultural Centre in challenging negative stereotyping. Director Yugesh Walia and producer Roger Shannon will take part in a Q&A following the screening and photographer Brian Homer will be presenting items from his extensive archive. Free tickets need to be booked in advance.
Sun 1 Oct 12pm at Soho House Museum, Soho Ave, Birmingham B18 5LB www.eventbrite.co.uk
Published on: Fri 1 Sep 2017