Music/Film/Spoke Word: Pride Free Events at Birmingham LBGT
From Drag Race stars Storytelling and a Lady Miss Ikea DJ set (pictured) at The Symphony Hall, Birmingham LGBT have an opulence of free events to plug into over the weekend taking in everything from dance beats to downtime including acoustic sets, spoken word, baking, film extravaganzas and even quiet spaces to counteract the full-on flamboyancy. This year’s festival has got it all, Beth Ditto, Rudimental, LEIF + glamour, glitz, sunshine & tailfeather shaking in abundance, see our full round-up here for more details. Enjoy the ride.
Sat 26 May to Sun 27 May at Birmingham LGBT, 38-40 Holloway Circus, Birmingham B1 1EQ blgbt.org
Club/Party: Bad Girls 80s Miami Vice takeover at The Sunflower Lounge
The Bad Girls are back in an avalanche of glitter modelled on the excesses of 1980s Miami with a themed disco rife with the very best of that decades garish Florida fashion. Big hair, power suits, plunging necklines all with a seductive neon sheen and a hot pink lipstick kiss. Bad Girls DJs will be keeping the vibe locked to Miami Vice all night, with special cocktails available all you need to do is bring the glam and the moves.
Sat 26 May 8pm at Sunflower Lounge, 76 Smallbrook Queensway, Birmingham B5 4EG Free www.facebook.com
Gig: Antelope at The Dark Horse
Birmingham’s own modern soul engineers Antelope bring their unique brassy vibes to Moseley to get your weekend started in a blast of 21st century funk sophistication.
Fri 25 May 9pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8JP www.facebook.com
Arts: Moseley Arts Market
One of the city’s most vibrant monthly arts markets continues to thrive in the culturally eclectic kingdom of Moseley with its strict criteria for stall holders ensuring the events are always brimming with quality wares including original artwork, handmade jewellery, crafts and designers, with a distinct absence of tat.
Sat 26th May, Alcester Road, Moseley Village, Birmingham, B13 8DD www.facebook.com
Club: Heducation at The Dark Horse
The best place in Birmingham to hear crackling hip-hop beats and breaks celebrates its 17th birthday, no we can’t believe it either, with the return of one of Heducation’s most successful DJs. Flat D will not only be showing off his finely tuned mash up skills, he will be throwing in a live video mix too. Resident DJ Mylz will be laying down the beats till the early hours.
Sat 26 May 10pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8JP www.facebook.com
Gaming/ Club: 8Bit Lounge Family gaming at The Hare & Hounds £1
The 8 Bit Lounge bring retro gaming and bleeps to Kings Heath for a bank holiday special filled with ancient consoles, pc lan hookups and a host of multi player games. Complementing all this nostalgic gaming carnage are DJs Vieon, Phase2, Chromatouch and Subcitizen. Super family friendly till 8pm, when it’s adults only and the beats and volume get darker, we recommend both events. Note the evening’s electro shenanigans will cost you five pounds.
Sun 27 May 2pm – 8pm at The Hare & Hounds, High Street, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7JZ www.facebook.com
Club: Ambient State at Cafe Ort
Wind down your weekend in blissful fashion at Balsall Heath’s consistently eclectic and inventive arts space with an evening of experimental and ambient music. Headlining for the fourth outing of Ambient State are Yellow6, the post drone rock vehicle of Jon Attwood.
Sun 27 May 6pm at Cafe Ort, 500-504 Moseley Rd, Birmingham B12 9AH ortcafe.co.uk
Published on: Tue 24 Apr 2018