Crescent Unplugged at The Crescent Theatre Bar
The Crescent Theatre bar plays host to an evening of acoustic sounds featuring a sparkling array of local artists performing a range of styles. Some confirmed acts include Leon Gormley, Dave Sutherland and Kathryn Marsh.
Mon 27 June, The Crescent Theatre, Sheepcote Street, Birmingham, B16 8A. 7.30pm. Free, but booking required.

Latin Jam Sessions at The Cuban Embassy
If you can play an instrument then bring it along and join in the jamming action at The Cuban Embassy and you’ll get free drinks as well as free entry. If you just want to relax and enjoy the music, the chilled out vibe is perfect for whiling away a few hours.
Tue 28 Jun, The Cuban Embassy, St. Mary’s Row, Moseley Birmingham, B13 8HW. Tel:0121 258 2857, 7pm.

Jazz Tuesdays at The Spotted Dog in Digbeth
A great little boozer with a wonderful covered garden area. On Tuesday it’s taken over by Johnathon Silk, Richard Foote and friends for an evening of cool and enthusiastic live jazz. Bring along your beard and stroke it enthusiastically, nice.
Tue 28 Jun, The Spotted Dog, Warwick Street, Digbeth Birmingham B12 0NH, Tel:0121 772 3822. 8pm

Stalker (dir: Sheikh Shahnawaz, 2016) at The Mockingbird Theatre & Bar
Premiere screening of Shahnawaz’s new short film. A struggling writer finds himself being stalked and instead of going to the authorities uses his experience as material for a new book with devastating consequences. Starring Sam Malley and Emine Ibishi with an original score from Adam Price.
Tue 28 Jun, Mockingbird Theatre, Custard Factory, Birmingham, B9 4AA. Tel:0121 224 7456, 7pm. Free but booking required

Mysterious Skin (dir: Gregg Araki, 2004, cert 18) at The Nightingale Club
Tough and uncomfortable viewing as two sexually abused boys take very different paths into adulthood. It’s uncompromising and unfiltered approach should not detract from what is a very powerful film tinged with tragedy and even humour. Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt is excellent as gay hustler Neil and is the perfect foil for Brady Corbet’s bemused alien obsessed Brian. An important film tackling a sometimes taboo subject.
Wed Jun 29, The Nightingale Club, Kent Street, Birmingham, B5 6RD, Tel:0121 622 1718, 8pm.

Gregory Peck’s Jazz, Funk & Soul Open Mic Night at The Night Owl
The Night Owl is always a cool venue to spend time in, throw in some free live funk music and, if you’re that way inclined, bring along your own instruments to plug in and make some tuneful noise.
Wed Jun 29, The Night Owl, Lower Trinity Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B9 4AG. Tel:07468 450685, 9pm.

Birmingham People and Change in the Inner City at Birmingham Art Gallery & Museum
Explores the representation of ordinary Birmingham people in art throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Featuring some beautiful paintings, photographs, films and sculpture. See our feature here
Open daily, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery,Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH, Tel: 0121 348 8032. 10am – 5pm daily

CocoMAD Festival 2016 at Cotteridge Park
The beautiful surroundings of Cotteridge park play host to the annual CoCoMAD festival that comes with a stellar and eclectic line up. The Taskers, The Lost Notes, High Horses, Independent Country and only the Birmingham Opera Company! What a coup? Misty’s Big Adventure are also making a welcome return but our favourites are The Uke Men League described as “Men, sheds, beards and 1980’s pop.” Bring it on!
Sat Jul 2, Cotteridge Park, Cotteridge, Birmimngham. Free but donations are welcomed.

Mon 27 Jun - Sat 2 Jul
Giles Logan
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Wed 29 Jun 2016