Make the most of your weekend in the city with these events!

Dry January finally comes to an end this week, so why not go out and celebrate? From live comedy to gin tasting, take a look at what’s on in the city this weekend!

Lady Gaga: Joanne World Tour | Genting Arena | Thursday, February 1

After being forced to postpone her world tour last year due to health reasons, Lady Gaga has rescheduled her dates and is bringing the Joanne Tour to both Arena Birmingham (31 January) and Genting Arena (1 February). Following her incredible performance at the Superbowl last year, we can’t wait to see what she’ll be bringing to the stage. Get tickets here!

Cherry Reds Comedy | Cherry Reds | Friday, February 2

Start your weekend with a barrel of laughs and join Cherry Reds for a night of comedy. Welcoming some of the city’s best up and coming comedians, who will this week be joined by Mock the Week’s Glenn Moore. Find out more here!

Oscar-nominated movies at MAC Birmingham | Friday 2 – Sunday, February 4

Ahead of the 90th Academy Awards taking place on March 4, MAC Birmingham is screening some of this year’s biggest nominees including The Post, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and The Darkest Hour. Check out screening times here!

Katherine Ryan | Symphony Hall | Friday, February 2

Comedy seems to be a running theme in the city this week as Katherine Ryan brings her latest stand-up tour Glitter Room to Symphony Hall this Friday. You may recognise Katherine from panel shows including Channel 4’s Out of 10 Cats and the Big Fat Quiz of 2017. Get tickets here!

Scott Alan Live at Pizza Express | Brindleyplace | Friday, February 2

Scott Alan

Pizzaxpress Live is back in Birmingham for 2018, where this Friday, diners can enjoy music from award-winning singer and songwriter, Scott Alan. Known for his work with some of the biggest stars of stage and Grammy Award-winning group Pentatonix, Scott will be performing tracks from his brand new album, Lifeline. Find out more here.

MOHO: Beyonce Party | Spotlight | Saturday, February 3

This Saturday celebrate Queen B in all her glory at Spotlight. Forget Becky with the good hair and boogie the night away to some of Bey’s biggest tunes. Grab your tickets here!

Edmund Clark: In Place of Hate | Ikon Gallery | Brindleyplace | Now – Sunday, March 11

Inject some culture into your weekend and pay a visit to Ikon Gallery. Edmund Clark’s In Place of Hate explores his career as Ikon’s artist-in-residence (2014–2018) at Europe’s only entirely therapeutic prison, HMP Grendon, in Buckinghamshire. His work explores his career through his use of photography, video and installation. Find out more here.

Brief Encounter | Birmingham REP | Friday 2 – Saturday, February 17

Following a successful run in the West End, Brief Encounter’s returning to Birmingham REP where it first opened 10 years ago. Directed by Emma Rice, the production has been highly praised by publications including The New York Times, The Independent and The Guardian. Find out more here.

Brunch, Unlimited Prosecco & Amélie Screening | Mockingbird Cinema & Kitchen | Sunday, February 4

Bring your weekend to a close at Mockingbird Cinema & Kitchen with an afternoon filled with a delicious two-course brunch, washed down with bottomless Bloody Mary’s and Prosecco. To top it all off, you’ll watch a screening of the charming rom-com, Amélie. Get your tickets here!

Hawker Yard Goes Vegan | Pershore Street | Sunday, February 4

Credit: Edgar Castrejon

Hawker Yard is back for 2018, and this year the popular street food event on Pershore Street is hosting a monthly special event. Taking place on the first Sunday of every month, join a wide selection of Hawker Yard traders for an afternoon filled with delicious vegan food. Find out more here!

Mad Hatter’s Gin Tasting | The Botanist | Sunday, February 4

Chin, chin, it’s time for gin! Join Alpha Events as they host a very special Mad Hatter’s Gin Tasting event at The Botanist in aid of St. Basils Charity. Running from 3 pm – 7 pm, ticket holders can enjoy tasting five gins, nibbles and live entertainment for £15pp. Click here to find out more!

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