Stuck on what to do this weekend? Or just trying to make it through Monday? We are here to dispel those post weekend woes the only way we know how, by bringing you the best Birmingham has to offer to start your weekend off right. Ring in the year of the Monkey, or eat to your heart’s content, here is our guide of the best things to see, do and eat this weekend.
Digbeth Dining Club – Friday 5th February
Digbeth Dining Club returns to Spotlight this Friday to serve up mouth watering favourites from the Meat Shack , Grande Viande, Canoodle, The Indian Rasoi, Victoria Creperie and Pietanic to name a few. From 5pm feast on a diverse range of food sure to please even the fussiest of eater. Acclaimed people pleasers the Meat Shack are in attendance the first friday of the month, so make your way down to Digbeth to feast on gourmet burgers made with 28 day aged beef on fresh brioche buns or relax on plush sofas with a pint. Get there early to avoid disappointment, as stall holders start selling out at around 8pm.
Zoolander 2- from Friday 6th February
Chinese New Year at the Arcadian, Sunday 7th February
Ring in the Year of the Monkey at the heart of Chinatown and enjoy the colourful street parade complete with music,lion dances ,firecrackers, food stalls, acrobatic performers and kids entertainment. The event attracts up to 30,000 people a year and has something for everyone. On February 7th Hurst Street will be lined with stalls in celebration of the Year of the Monkey.
A Night of Music and Dance – Symphony Hall, Saturday 6th February
After something a little different ? Birmingham Royal Ballet’s acclaimed orchestra the Royal Ballet Sinfornia takes centre stage at Symphony Hall for their annual concert. The Orchestra are joined by dancers, who will be dancing excerpts from the ever popular Swan Lake, Cinderella and Sylvia.
Adams pop up store became one of Birmingham’s longest running pop ups, running for whopping 2 years, during which time the pop up received a Michelin star. Following on from this success, Adams’s has found a permanent home within Waterloo Street. The newly opened restaurant promises good British food and fine dining. Rated the top restaurant in Birmingham for 2015 by TripAdvisor users, head chef Adam aims to “excite and enthuse guests with the accurate cooking of quality ingredients served in an approachable environment”.
Bourne & Co
The newly opened bar (just on St Chads Queensway) isn’t your usual cocktail bar, and has already established itself as the place to be for coffee enthusiasts. Jumping on the healthy wagon, Bourne & Co offers mixes of healthy juices, smoothies and artisan coffees by day and specially crafted cocktails by night.
Another new addition to the Birmingham bar scene, Note Bar offers the perfect relaxed environment to enjoy food with experimental cocktails to match. As Birmingham’s first ever “Izakay style bar and lounge” the bar offers equal importance to both food and drink, so expect a good mix of food perfect for sharing such as sushi and tapas .