Be Festival ft Massive Battle Ships & Free Late Night Sounds sessions
Every night of the magnificent Be-festival is topped off by an aptly inclusive free-for-all fest of music, dancing and sweet reminiscing of the day/night’s awesome events. Kicking off the weekend is the Referendum party on Thursday followed by Global Soundclash ft DJ Glynn Phillips on Friday and Northern Soul and Motown DJ Mazzy Snape takes the decks for the awards/closing party on Saturday (25th). All events run from 8pm -12am. See our Be Festival feature here.
More in the way of free Be festival fun in the form of all Aboard-game fun for all the family in this live, interactive performance/super-size game of Battle Ships. All over the City Friday & Saturday. See our feature here.

An Evening with Eleanor Wasserberg at Waterstones
Sneaking in just before the weekend on Thursday, Eleanor will be discussing her incredible debut novel ‘Foxlowe’ “A chilling, compulsive debut about group mentality, superstition and betrayal – and a utopian commune gone badly wrong”.
Thu Jun 23 at Waterstones, 24-26 High Street, Birmingham. 6.30pm,

King Kong Comedy Club at The Gunmaker’s Arms
This venue is fast establishing itself as a cultural hub featuring several free events a week. The comedy club is a riot, featuring 8 comedians of various competencies, and all kept ticking along good naturedly by compere Jonny Cocker.
Thu Jun 23 at Gunmakers Arms, Bath Street, Birmingham. 8pm,

Fred Skidmore Trio at The Blue Piano Bar
Playing Hammond organ driven rare grooves originally made famous by Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff and Booker T. What’s not to like?
Fri 24 Jun at The Blue Piano Bar, 26 Harborne Road, Birmingham. 7pm,

The Old Crown new garden party at The Old Crown, Digbeth
Funky new garden, some of Birmingham’s best DJs, a BBQ and cooler than a penguin in sunglasses. Best of all it’s all day Friday and Saturday. See our feature here
Fri 24 Jun 12am & Sat 25 Jun 2pm at The Old Crown, 188 High Street, Digbeth, Birmingham.

Trevor Burton Band at The Fiddle & Bone
There aren’t many Birmingham musical luminaries with a heritage as rich as Trevor Burton’s. A founding member of ‘The Move’, who had a memorable number one hit with “Blackberry Way” in 1968 pop pickers, and connections with a whole host of rock star royalty; performing with the likes of Robert Plant, Steve Gibbons, Noel Redding, Roy Wood and Dexy’s Midnight Runners amongst many others. Trevor continues to gig regularly and you can catch his unique blend of smoking hard-edged blues at The Fiddle and Bone this Saturday.
Sat 25 Jun at The Fiddle & Bone, 4 Sheepcote Street, Birmingham 8.30pm,

Sax in the City at The Symphony Hall
The Notebenders Big Band will be swinging by The Symphony Hall to put a smile on people’s faces and a spring in their step this Saturday.
Sat 25 Jun at The Symphony Hall, Birmingham. 1.30pm,

Canon at The Dark Horse
Round off your free week by watching some of Birmingham’s best young jazz musicians performing their interpretations of classic compositions from the Great American Songbook.
Sun 26 Jun at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham, 7.30pm,

Thu 23 Jun - Sun 26 Jun
Giles Logan
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Thu 23 Jun 2016