Get the most out of this weekend in Birmingham

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It’s nearly that time again, the weekend is calling. Here are some of our best answers as to what you should be getting up to, from comedy to calligraphy workshops!

Genting Arena

Jeff Dunham’s Passively Aggressive Show – Saturday 19th May

Jeff Dunham has taken the comedy world by storm with his array of hilarious puppets and quick wit; now he’s touring Europe and America with his Passively Aggressive show. With only two dates in the UK, one of which is in Birmingham’s very own Genting Arena this weekend, these are hot tickets not to be missed.

Winterbourne House and Gardens

Sketching Workshop (19 May) and Rare Plant Fair (20th May)

Nestled just next to the University of Birmingham, Winterbourne House and Garden is the ultimate secret escape this summer. Boasting a beautiful, blooming garden, the grand Edwardian house is open for you to nose around, and there’s also a tearoom where you can sit and look out to the grounds whilst enjoying fresh food. This weekend, the house is hosting two events in its own beautiful setting; on Saturday, a sketching workshop with RBSA artist Wayne Atwood, and on Sunday, the Rare Plant Fair.

Birmingham Hippodrome

An Officer and a Gentleman – Tuesday 15 May to Saturday 19 May

This week, Birmingham Hippodrome brings you the on-stage adaptation of the 1982 film that starred Richard Gere, telling the tale of a young soldier learning about life, love and friendship. Book your tickets now for a night filled with romance, brilliant stagecraft and some top 80s hits.

The Jekyll & Hyde
Dr Jekyll’s Potion – 
Every Friday and Saturday night

Every Friday and Saturday night The Jekyll and Hyde puts on Dr Jekyll’s Potion, a night of funk n soul, provided by some of Birmingham’s very own local talent. With free entry and a long list of tantalising cocktails, there’s no excuse not to boogie on down and get jiggy with it.

The Lost and Found

Modern Calligraphy Workshop – Saturday 19 May

Enjoy a day spent in true style as this Saturday you can take part in a modern calligraphy class in the Victorian-inspired surroundings of one of Birmingham’s most loved cocktail bars, Lost and Found. With afternoon tea served and a full three-hour course on how to write exquisitely, this is the creme de la creme of demure Saturday afternoon activities. Classes are available at 11am and 3pm.

Thrifty Store

£1 Sale and Vintage Kilo Sale Pop Up – Saturday 19th May

One of the biggest bargain hunts of the vintage clothing world comes to Birmingham this Saturday with the Thrifty Story £1 Sale & Vintage Kilo Sale POP UP, hosted by the Custard Factory. This is the perfect opportunity to bag some retro bargains, as with individual items £1 or £20 for a whole kilo, this is THE event for affordable fashion.

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