From theatre to live music – take a look at our top picks of what to see and do in Birmingham this weekend!
Après Ski Party | The Old Crown | Every Friday and Saturday night from Friday 8 – Saturday December 23
If you haven’t been able to hit the slopes this winter, fear not – the Brummie alternative is here. Birmingham’s oldest pub is set to be transformed into a heated ski lodge, complete with a vintage ski-wear shop and plenty of food and drink to keep you feeling merry all night! Get your tickets here!
The Beast | Friday 8 – Sunday 17 December
Who said playgrounds were just for kids? This week a giant inflatable assault course known simply The Beast is coming to the NEC, and the best part is, it’s just for adults. At 272m long and with 32 obstacles to tackle, plus live DJ’s cocktails and delicious street food, The Beast is certainly a great alternative for your work Christmas party. Grab your tickets here!
Flashdance | New Alexandra Theatre | Now – Saturday December 9
Starring Strictly Come Dancing 2016 champion, Joanne Clifton and A1’s Ben Adams, Flashdance the Musical follows the life of welder Alex, who dreams of becoming a professional dancer. But when romance complicates her ambitions, can Alex continue to pursue her ambitions? With stunning choreography and iconic songs, prepare to be blown away by the stage version of this 1983 classic movie. Click here for tickets.
Kasabian | Arena Birmingham | Friday 8 – Saturday December 9
Since releasing their debut self-titled album back in 2004, Kasabian have gone on to become one of the most successful British bands in the last decade, headlining countless festivals and bagging multiple awards. With a catalogue of impressive singles including Shoot the Runner, L.S.F and Vlad the Impaler, the four-piece are returning to Birmingham for two nights this week as part of their For Crying Out Loud tour. Grab tickets here!
Peroni Pop-Up | The White Swan, Edgbaston | Saturday December 9
Heading out for a few drinks with friends this weekend? Join The White Swan for a few cold ones in their heated winter beer garden complete with a pop-up Peroni Bar. And if you fancy a bite to eat, make your way back inside the newly refurbished bar and restaurant for an indulgent meal from the festive menu.
Coca-Cola Truck | Edgbaston Street | Saturday 9 – Sunday December 10
Holidays are coming to Birmingham this week as the iconic Coca-Cola truck is returning to the city. Even though it may be in a new location – it’s heading to Edgbaston Street – visitors will still be able to pose for a selfie and grab a free can of the popular drink before heading off to complete Christmas shopping. Find out more here!
Birmingham Floating Christmas Market | Brindleyplace Canal | Saturday 9 – Sunday December 10
Escape the busy shopping centres and take a stroll up to the canals next to Arena Birmingham where you’ll find the Birmingham Christmas Floating Markets. Pick up some last minute gifts and indulge in some delicious food.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert | Genting Arena | Sunday December 10
Jump back into J.K. Rowling’s iconic Wizarding World as Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert flies into Genting Arena this Sunday. Join Harry, Ron and Hermione for the second instalment of magical adventures. Complete with John Williams’ unforgettable score, relive the unforgettable magic on the big screen once again. Get tickets here!