Gig: Dan Kemshell Trio at Cherry Reds
Get yourselves down to the Bosta room at Cherry Reds for the return of their bi-monthly jazz event. Guitarist and composer Dan will be leading his trio through original compositions with an occasional dip into the repertoire of the greats, such as Charlie Mingus. Whilst you’re there try some of the delicious food available, vegetarians do especially well at Cherry Reds.
Wed 7 Mar 7.30pm at Cherry Reds, 88-92 John Bright St, Birmingham B1 1BN www.facebook.com
International Women’s Day: Breakfast Badges and Banners at Eastside Projects
Coffee morning, making banners and badges in preparartion for the IWD march in the centre of Birmingham
Thu 8 Mar 10am – 3pm at Eastside Projects, 86 Heath Mill Lane, Birmingham B9 4AR. 6:30pm – 8pm. £4/2 www.eastsideprojects.org/
International Women’s Day: Women’s Journeys at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.
A community showcase exploring the work of local charities and organisations who support migrating communities will include performances on the hour by artists who work with or are themselves refugees (12pm – 4pm). This will be followed by an evening ‘Tell me a story’session with women of diverse backgrounds in Birmingham encouraged to share stories to celebrate them and their journeys.
Thu 8 Mar, 12pm – 7pm at Birmingham Art Gallery & Museum, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3DH, 0121 348 8038. www.birminghammuseums.org.uk
Comedy: Horatio Gould at Patrick Kavanagh
The Warwick based comedian has just earned his way into the Chortle Student Comedy Awards semi-finals that will be taking place in London in May and yes that is his real name, we like it. The Fat Penguin improv team Bunkum Factory will also be up to their usual shenanigans creating a show on the spot. Breathless, energetic and most importantly, very funny.
Thu 8 Mar 7.30pm at Patrick Kavanagh, 142 Trafalgar Rd, Birmingham B13 8BX www.fatpenguinimprov.com
Comedy: Comedy Club at Scruffy Murphys
One of the city’s best rock venues expands its repertoire to lols with comedy showcase number three, featuring a staggering seven local comics, including Andy White and Ben Briggs, trying out new material and all being kept under control by the eloquent compering skills of the hilarious Hannah Silvester.
Thu 8 Mar 7pm at Scruffy Murphys, Dale End, Birmingham B4 7LN www.facebook.com
Club: Heritage at Flave
What an incredible mashup this promises to be. Solihull’s swanky new twenties themed cocktail bar hosting the finest purveyors of House classics in Birmingham, Heritage Nights. Tonight Heritage are letting their ‘homegrown’ residents off the leash with Alex Hammond, Chris Wyatt, Jp Shields and Will Letterese providing the beats as you sip on Bellini’s till the early hours.
Fri 9 Mar 8pm at Flave, 50 Station Rd, Solihull B91 3RX www.facebook.com
Gig: GorillaBot at The Dark Horse
The oldest band in the known universe, being formed ten thousand years ago when some random static zappery forged an unsettling triumvirate of robot, monkey and wrestler. That bizarre musical alliance continues several millennia later with Ben Bot, El Bajo and J’Rilla making the kind of otherworldly funk disco punk noise that could only come from such disparate influences. We guarantee you haven’t seen a live band like this, your jaws will undoubtedly drop as your brain tries to make sense of the demented spectacle. Check out GorillaBot’s latest video here.Beep.
Fri 9 Mar 9pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8JP. www.darkhorsemoseley.co.uk
Published on: Tue 6 Feb 2018