It’s the last bank holiday weekend until August, so make the most of it with the best that Birmingham has to offer, from museums to movie marathons.
Birmingham Pride 2018 – Saturday 26 to Sunday 27 May
The UK’s biggest two-day LGBT event is back and bigger than ever, already having broken last year’s record for ticket sales. The weekend will consist of two full days of music, comedy, and cabaret, with main stage performances from MNEK, Beth Ditto, Stefflon Don, Courtney Act, Rudimental and more. Don’t worry if you haven’t managed to grab tickets yet, they’re still on sale, and you can catch the parade starting in Victoria’s Square at midday on Saturday. To buy tickets, click here.
Dippy the Dinosaur – Saturday 26 May to Sunday 9 September
Dippy the Dinosaur is touring the UK and he lands for his stay in Brum on the 26 May. The 70-foot replica of the Diplodocus skeleton will be at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery until September, and although it’s free to visit, it’s expected to get busy so grab a ticket ahead of time to book your slot.
Suffolk Street Queensway Underpass
City Social – Thursday 3 May to Monday 28 May
Check out the amazing selection of food, drinks and live music at City Social, tucked away on the underpass by Mailbox. Whether you’re enjoying an Indian street food dish or a gin tipple, this is a great place to catch up with friends.
The Mockingbird Cinema and Kitchen
The Avengers’ Movie Marathon – Sunday 27 May to Monday 28 May
Bank holidays were made for lazing around with snacks and a good film. If you’re in the mood to geek out, the Mockingbird Cinema is showing all 10 Marvel Avenger’s films over two days, with a prize for anyone who can last the whole marathon and attend every film. Think you’ve got what it takes? To buy tickets, click here.
Brum’s Big Fat Pizza Festival – Saturday 26 May
It does exactly what it says on the tin – it’s a whole day dedicated to every kind of pizza imaginable, made by the biggest names in independent street food. There’s no better way to spend a sunny Saturday than by stuffing your face with everything from a deep-dish pepperoni to a sweet Nutella and marshmallow chocolate pizza, all washed down with craft beer and cocktails. To buy tickets, click here.
The British Legion, King’s Heath
Drum Together Brum – Wednesday 23 May
If you love music and want a brand new way to express it, Drum Together Brum hold weekly group drumming classes and perform around the city whenever they can. All the traditional African instruments are provided, and everyone’s welcome no matter what your musical ability
Hip Hop Colour Festival – Sunday 27 May
The UK’s first Hip Hop Colour Festival is launching in Digbeth this weekend, combining colour powder throwing with some of the country’s best scratch and hip-hop DJs. If you’re feeling brave, there’s a chance to show off your moves in an MC Hammer dance competition and spit some bars with an MC Rap-Spit challenge. If you’d rather stay out of the spotlight then the festival also boasts street food, a pop-up clothing store, and basketball. To buy your ticket, click here.