What to do in and around Birmingham this weekend

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From street food battles to outdoor cinemas, this weekend is jam-packed with activities for all the family in Birmingham, come rain or shine.

Image credit: Daisy Denham – Digbeth Dining Club

Sundown Cinema – Pitch Perfect 

Midlands Arts Centre – Saturday 11 August

The annual Sundown Cinema is back at Midlands Arts Centre, so make the most of the summer temperatures and enjoy an alternative film experience under the stars. This Saturday, join Fat Amy and the rest of the Barden Bella ladies at a showing of the much-loved acapella musical Pitch Perfect, starring Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow and Rebel Wilson. To find out more, click here.

Martini Brunch

Dirty Martini – Every Saturday

Starting this weekend, you can indulge in up to four martinis, bottomless prosecco and a variety of delicious snacks at popular city centre bar, Dirty Martini as it launches the Martini Brunch. The venue has already shaken up a storm with its exciting cocktails and late-night DJs, but now there’s a new way to drink and dine in style. To find out more, click here.

Digbeth Dining Club’s 6th Birthday 

Digbeth Area – Saturday 11 August
© Photography by Daisy Denham (www.daisydenham.co.uk)

Founded back in 2012, everyone’s favourite street food event Digbeth Dining Club is turning six – and what better way to celebrate than to battle it out with the capital city for the ultimate street food title? 16 of the best food traders from Birmingham and London will go head-to-head in an unforgettable event which is being held at Digbeth open-air Arena for a day of mouthwatering dishes. Tickets are selling fast, so click here to get yours now.

Edwardian Tearoom Late: A Story of Suffrage

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery – Saturday 11 August

Step back in time at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery Edwardian Tearooms, as you’re invited to watch the leading ladies of the Birmingham suffragettes come to life in an immersive and historical theatrical experience. You’ll also receive a complimentary cocktail on arrival to enjoy, alongside a live band and refreshments throughout the evening. To find out more, click here.

Harborne Night Markets

The New Inn – Friday 10 August

It may be the first of its kind, but Harborne Night Markets is set to be an amazing evening full of food, fashion and drinks to enjoy with family and friends. Just a short drive from the city centre, The New Inn boasts a huge beer garden and lively atmosphere all year round so you won’t want to miss this. To find out more, click here.

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon

For the first time in the theatre’s history, all of the plays in the RSC’s two main theatres are are being directed by women. It may be a little further afield, but Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor is given an eye-popping sheen in this production, which is directed by Fiona Laird. Sir John Falstaff plants to seduce the wives of two nobleman, so that he can make his way toward a wealthy retirement. This is a candy-coloured production that updates Shakespeare’s comedy for the TOWIE generation. To find out more, click here.

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