Bad Girls at Cafe Colette Sundown Club
We love Thursday evenings at Cafe Colette’s Sundown Club, chilling out in the glorious art-deco lounge, soaking up a seemingly endless roster of the city’s most eclectic DJs and eating our dinner in a fuzzy warm fug of languid satisfaction. This week Bad Girls’ Lauren Franklin & Molly Allen are twiddling the mood buttons on the decks to complement the finest Digbeth Dining Club repertoire of street food.
Thu 7 Jun 4pm at Cafe Colette, Lower Trinity Street Birmingham B9 4AG www.facebook.com
Victim (dir: Basil Dearden, 1961, cert 15) at Journey Film Club
Dirk Bogarde is darkly and quietly poised as barrister Melville Farr tackling the odious, and all too common in its day, practice of blackmailing homosexual men. Gay sex wasn’t decriminalised until the implementation of the Sexual Offences Act in 1967 and up until that time blackmail was a prevalent problem. Dearden’s tight thriller is a ground breaking, challenging, powerful and very brave piece of cinema, with Bogarde’s and Farr’s own repression of their natural instincts lending Victim a poignant gravitas.
Tue 5 Jun 7pm at Birmingham LGBT, 38-40 Holloway Circus, Birmingham B1 1EQ Free www.journeyfilmclub.co.uk
Loz Speyer’s Inner Space at The Spotted Dog
Cosmic sounds melding New Orleans, Bebop and Free Jazz to invigorate your Tuesday evening and beyond down at The Spotted Dog, trumpet player and band leader Loz Speyer’s quintet produce music that is inventive and uplifting, carrying hints of Mingus, Coleman and Monk.
Tue 5 Jun 9pm at The Spotted Dog, 104 Warwick St, Birmingham B12 0NH www.facebook.com
Layover & Evertim at Subside
A fine Emo double header at Subside featuring Birmingham’s own Layover, who’ve just released a new EP Your Laughter Never Leaves, and Fox Records label mates Evertim.
Thu 7 Jun 7pm at Subside, 57 Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DA www.facebook.com
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.
Thu 7 Jun 7pm at 200 Degrees, 21 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2BH www.facebook.com
Grease (dir: Randal Kleiser, 1978, cert PG) outdoor screening at The Archway
The defining film for a generation nostalgic for a previous generation has lost none of its cultural potency since Sandy uttered the immortal line, “tell me about it, stud.” So much so it’s being screened four times this week in Birmingham alone, we’ve chosen this screening because it’s free, outdoors and on a big screen. Not only that, it heralds the arrival of an exciting new entertainment space in Digbeth with several similar events scheduled throughout the summer.
Fri 8 Jun 7pm at The Archway, The Custard Factory, Gibb St, Birmingham B9 4AA Free ticketlist.co.uk
Leftfoot & Shadow City at The Hare & Hounds
Two of the city’s finest clubbing pioneers face off in a one off disco special at The Hare, dust off those platforms, unpack your best moves and get ready to feel the heat of some classic burners.
Fri 8 Jun 9pm at Hare & Hounds, 106 High St, Birmingham B14 7JZ www.skiddle.com
Published on: Fri 4 May 2018