Must-see events at Birmingham Weekender 2017!

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Next weekend Birmingham Weekender, the city’s biggest arts festival, is set to take over the city for three days with a whole host of incredible events.

From live music to dance performances and delicious food – take a look at our top events to catch at Birmingham Weekender 2017!

Barbara Nice’s Alternative Office Party | Victoria Square | Friday – Sunday @ 4PM | Free!

Barbara Nice

Are you the first person to hit the dancefloor when The Macarena comes on or know the moves to Saturday Night so well that you could do it backwards? Join Barbara Nice, Squirm Dance Co. and DJ Cheese in Victoria Square across the weekend and take part in the best ‘worse’ dance moves competition. And as the night draws in prepare to dance the night away to live music and DJ’s. Find out more here!

La La Land – Live in Concert | Symphony Hall | Sunday | From £42.50

Winner of six Academy Awards® experience the stunning La La Land in concert accompanied by a 60-piece live orchestra. Starring Emma Stone (Mia) and Ryan Gosling (Sebastian) La La Land tells the story of an aspiring actress and jazz musician who are struggling to make ends meet. But when their paths cross one night at a party, they’re swept into the world of glitz and glamour. Don’t miss this Hollywood show-stopper as it comes to the big screen once more. Book your tickets here!

Caribbean Carnival Extravaganza | Victoria Square | Saturday | Free!  

Watch Victoria Square come to life as bursts of dance and pulsating rhythms of Trinidad soar through the square. Experience the Carnival extravaganza in full swing before joining Square Dance for classes and performances in the Square. Find out more here!

Clash of Drums | Eastside Green, Eastside City Park | Saturday | Free!

Presented by Birmingham Hippodrome expect lights and fireworks to fill the skies at this spectacular performance that’s fun for all the family! An explosion of sound surrounded by rhythm and light, Clash of Drums is a highlight of Birmingham Weekender that shouldn’t be missed! Get your tickets here!

Fluid Festival | Various venues | Prices vary

Say hello to Fluid, Birmingham’s brand new Queer festival spread across two days and five venues in the city. Presenting new music by Queer composers and musicians, there are multiple events happening as part of Fluid. Click here to find out more!

The Multi-Story Orchestra | North Car Park, Level 1, Arena Birmingham | £5 

Music as you’ve never seen it before; make your way to the first floor of the North Car Park at Arena Birmingham (Barclaycard Arena) and prepare to be swept away by this beautiful pop-up orchestra. Find out more here!

Birmingham Royal Ballet Present Ballet in the Bullring | Main Entrance, Debenhams | Free! 

Watch one of the country’s most prestigious ballet companies as they put on spellbinding performances for shoppers in the heart of the Bullring. Spread throughout the day where the world-class company will perform sections of from their most popular shows including the classic pas de deux from The Nutcracker. Check out the performance times here!

Macaroon Painting at Great Western Arcade | Miss Macaroon | £10 

Join Miss Macaroon for a crafty food session where you can paint your very own macaroon. Whether you’re treating yourself or making the perfect gift, paint these indulgent French patisseries while sipping on a crisp glass of Prosecco. Find out more here!

Craig Charles | Victoria Square | Free! 

No stranger to Birmingham, BBC Radio 6 DJ Craig Charles is taking over Victoria Squareon Sunday at 4pm where he’ll be playing an array of tunes sure to round-off Birmingham Weekender 2017 in style. Find out more here!

City Social | Mailbox Underpass | Free! 

With live entertainment, food and drink, make your way to the Mailbox Underpass if you’re looking for somewhere to kick back and relax! Take a look at the set list here!