Here’s what’s on in Birmingham this weekend!

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Laugh, sing, dance and indulge this weekend in the city.

Live Music with Jess Morgan & Dan Whitehouse | mac Birmingham
Friday 6 October 

Kick off your weekend in style with some live music from local singer-songwriter Dan Whitehouse and Jess Morgan. Dubbed as two of the country’s up and coming musicians, Dan and Jess will be performing their own material alongside celebrated favourites. So, if you fancy an evening of chilled out folk music, get your tickets here!

The Big Sleuth Farewell Weekend | Eastside City Park
Friday 6 – Sunday 8 October

It’s your last chance to say goodbye to The Big Sleuth bears before they go off to auction. Alongside live entertainment, food and drink and The Big Sleuth merchandise, you can snap selfies and meet the bears that you may not have discovered on the popular trail as they all come together under one roof for the last time. With all proceeds going to Birmingham Children’s Hospital, you can get tickets for the farewell weekend here and for the auction here!

Brum’s Big Fat Burger Festival | SK Building, Digbeth
Saturday 7 October

Back for its second year, this Saturday you can sink your teeth into some seriously mouthwatering burgers at Taste and Liquor’s & Mr Hyde’s National Burger Day Festival. An afternoon that’s sure to be a taste sensation, indulge in over-the-top burgers before heading to some of the city’s most popular street food vendors to satisfy your sweet tooth with a delicious pud. Plus, you can wash down your food with a tipple at one of the pop-up bars as you dance away to live music from local DJs. Grab your tickets here!

Birmingham Comedy Festival | Across the city
Friday 6 – Sunday 15 October

The award-winning Birmingham Comedy Festival kicks off this Friday, bringing a whole host of hilarious events to multiple venues across the city. Running for 10 days catch gigs from some of the countries leading comedians including Phil Jupitus, Greg Davies and Birmingham’s own Joe Lycett as well as sets from the city’s up-and-coming comedians. Click here to take a look at our top pick of events at this year’s festival.

JP Cooper | O2 Institute |
Saturday 7 October

The last year has been quite successful for singer/songwriter JP Cooper. After releasing his singles including September Song,  She’s on my Mind and featuring on Jonas Blue’s chart-topping Perfect Strangers, JP’s returning to Birmingham after supporting The Script last month for his latest tour. Following the release of his debut album Raised Under Grey Skies, you can catch JP at O2 Institute this Saturday. Get your tickets here!

Birmingham Tequila Festival | The Rainbow Venues
Saturday 7 October

Grab your sombrero and shot glass, Birmingham’s Tequila Festival is taking over The Rainbow Venues this Saturday. With over 30 tequilas on offer alongside mouthwatering food, a traditional Mariachi band and DJ’s on decks spinning Latin-infused house music throughout the day. Celebrations for the festival kick off at 3pm, running right through until 10pm. So, if you fancy a bit of a party, click here to find out more!

Magic Door’s 5th Birthday | Lab11
Friday 6 October

No night is ever the same at Magic Door. For the last five years, the eccentric club night has been throwing some of the biggest themed parties in the city which have seen a warehouse filled with mannequins and people grabbing magic beans before going down a slide into the venue. With a line-up of secret guest DJs and buckets of glitter, you know Magic Door’s going to be pulling out all the stops for its birthday celebrations. Get your tickets here!

Mid-Autumn Festival | Arcadian Centre
Saturday October 7

This weekend sees the Mid-Autumn Festival return to the city for a day of celebration to mark harvest time and the biggest moon of the year. From spectacular lion dances and entertainment to delicious street food and a spectacular firework display to top off the evening. Running from 12pm – 7pm, head to Southside to join in the celebrations packed with Chinese culture. Find out more here!

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