Gaming & Eating: Dead Pixels at Digbeth Dining Club
Retro gaming, big eats, raging beats and live art, it must be Dead Pixels time again. Some 10,000 games to plug your brains into and a stunning collection of street food to plug your faces into. The artist’s theme this time round is off beat super hero caper Black Panther. DJs include Doktah Jekyll and Squirrel.
Sat 17 Mar 4.30pm to 1am at Mama Roux’s & Spotlight Lower Trinity Street, Birmingham B9 4AG www.facebook.com
Art and Science Festival free events
A stunning week of eclectic and imaginative events at the sixth Art and Science Festival and with a whole plethora of them not troubling your pockets in the slightest, you have no excuse for not attending. Check out the full guide as there is a staggering amount happening but you really shouldn’t miss the exhibitions from Dutch photographer Corinne Noordenbos Black Country Lungs and Janet Mendelsohn The Ghost Streets of Balsall Heath. Filmmaker Alice Roberts revisits her landmark BBC documentary The Incredible Human Journey and explore The
Antikythera Mechanism, a 2000 year old computer, with Dr Maria Pavlidou.
Mon 12 Mar to Sun 18 Mar at various venues artsandsciencefestival.co.uk
Photography: Snap! Crackle! Pop! at Peel & Stone
Opening night for a new exhibition featuring five of Birmingham’s leading art photographers, taking place at Harborne’s excellent eatery Peel & Stone. In addition to talks with the photographer’s featured, there will be poetry readings, live art and of course the incredible fittle dished up by Peel & Stone.
Fri 16 Mar 6pm at Peel & Stone, 374 High St, Harborne, Birmingham B17 9PY www.eventbrite.co.uk
Film: Syria’s Disappeared: The Case Against Assad at Stirchley Baths
Sara Afshar’s numbing documentary is a gruelling but essential examination of the brutality of the Assad regime. Screened here by Kings Heath Action for Refugees, to raise money, the event is pay what you can, so dig deep. Before the screening there will be a talk, with refreshments provided by Stirchley community bakery Loaf.
Fri 16 Mar 7pm at Stirchley Baths, Bournville Ln, Birmingham B30 2JT www.facebook.com
Gig: Del Camino at The Dark Horse
Put your salsa shoes on and get down to Moseley for an evening of Latin pizazz with the multi-national flair of Del Camino. Smooth interpretations of pop classics and Salsa classics will bring some much needed sunshine to town, slick tunes and good times guaranteed.
Fri 16 Mar 9pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8JP www.darkhorsemoseley.co.uk
Film: Pan’s Labyrinth at The Mockingbird £2
A genre defying fantasy as the vivid imagination of an 11 year old girl collides with the brutal reality of fascism. Or should that be the vivid imagination of the fascists colliding with the human experience of an eleven year old girl. The truth is nebulous and del Toro teases the viewer with clues without giving anything away. A beautifully stylised film whose audaciously choreographed scenes of fantasy are devilishly juxtaposed with sudden outbursts of violence in the ‘real’ world. Imagine Alice falling down a hole and into the bloody struggle of the Spanish Civil War.
Sat 17 Mar 8.30pm at The Mockingbird, Custard Factory, Gibb St, Birmingham B9 4AA £2 veezi.com
Gig: Sunday Sessions at The Prince of Wales
Wind down your weekend in Moseley soaking up the balmy vibes of the Sunday Sessions, this week featuring an extended set from local folk musician Chloe Juliette.
Sun 18 Mar 6.30pm at The Prince of Wales, 118 Alcester Road, Birmingham B13 8EE www.facebook.com
Published on: Fri 16 Feb 2018