Art/Music: Oscillate Exhibition Opening at Centrala
The legendary Birmingham based electronic music club Oscillate has been making sonic waves since the early nineties and was once called ‘the club of the moment’ by the Observer in 1994. A series of exhibitions and performances have been curated to celebrate Oscillate’s legacy and it all kicks off tonight with a live set from the experimentalist We Will Fail, not only that there is cake.
Mon 16 Apr 6pm at Centrala, Fazeley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 5RS www.facebook.com
Film: The Haunting at Journey Film Club
A nice opportunity to catch one of the greatest British horror films ever made, Robert Wise’s subtly nuanced thriller is a creepy ghost story following a group of paranormal experts investigating a haunted house. Julie Harris excels as the timid Eleanor but the real star of the movie is the rickety old mansion itself. On no account ever watch the hideous 1999 remake starring Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Tue 17 Apr 7pm at Birmingham LGBT, 38-40 Holloway Circus, Birmingham B1 1EQ www.journeyfilmclub.co.uk
Club/Food: Night Owl Takeover at Cafe Colette
Cafe Colette is the latest addition to the fine array of establishments on Lower Trinity Street, its art deco bohemian feeling is perfectly suited to Digbeth’s cultural out there vibe. With inventive Wilderness cocktails and the DDC street food on site we didn’t think it could get any better, well tonight neighbours the Night Owl are taking over, bringing soul, funk and disco to complement your stylish eating and drinking.
Thu 19 Apr 4pm at Cafe Colette, Lower Trinity Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B9 4AG www.facebook.com
Gig: The Cartographer, Miscreant & Apply For A Shore at Subside
Your weekly dose of gratis high quality metal courtesy of Surprise You’re Dead sees Derby’s The Cartographer bring an East Midlands spin on Scandinavian thrash monsters such as Vildhjarta down to Subside. Support comes from Miscreant and French rockers Apply For A Shore.
Thu 19 Apr 7pm at Subside, 57 Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DA www.facebook.com
Gig: Soul Shanty Town at The Spotted Dog
Shanty Town have built up a solid reputation for arranging inspiring events rich with local music and art and infused with positive vibes. For their soul special takeover of the Spotted Dog, local sophisticated songstress Call Me Unique will be performing her eclectically soulful and jazz infused rhythms. One of the city’s greatest treasures and destined for great things, catch her while you can. Also appearing is the serenely mellow singer songwriter Affiejam with special guests promised and an open jam session.
Thu 19 Apr 8pm at The Spotted Dog, 104 Warwick St, Birmingham B12 0NHwww.facebook.com
Gig: The Heels at The Dark Horse
The Heels bring their full brass sound to the upstairs room for a Friday night of Rocksteady fabulousness in Moseley. So dust off the pork pie hat and get yourself heeled and soled for there will be dancing, possibly even moonstomping. DJs will keep the good vibes ticking over into the early hours playing a mixture of ska, soul and rockabilly.
Fri 20 Apr 9pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8JP www.darkhorsemoseley.co.uk
Published on: Thu 19 Apr 2018