Here’s what’s on this weekend!

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Halloween isn’t to everyone’s taste, but fear not! We’ve rounded-up the top alternative things to do in the city this weekend.

Movie Nights | Yorks, Stephenson Street | All Week!

Fancy a night at the movies? Why not join Yorks Bakery for a week filled with blockbuster movies down in the basement. From the action-packed Kingsman (showing on Tuesday) to the hilarious 2009 comedy, The Hangover, grab yourself a coffee and a snack and enjoy these fantastic movies at no cost in one of the city’s best independent foodie hot spots.

Electro Brunch | Gaucho | Every Saturday

What better way to kick off the weekend than with a delicious brunch. And, after trying out Gaucho’s delicious Electro Brunch, we couldn’t recommend it enough. With a selection of delicious small plates, from sweet Banana Pancakes to Gaucho’s signature Steak & Eggs, you can tuck into as many dishes as you want all washed down with a choice of drinks. Click here to find out more!

Willard Wigan: In The Eye of the Needle | Museum of The Jewellery Quarter |
Now – Saturday October 28

‘Skyline’ Credit: Willard Wigan

This weekend is your last chance to lay your eyes on artist Willard Wigan MBE’s spectacular exhibition ‘In The Eye of The Needle’. Featuring 21 of his newest miniature works, the collection includes the world’s smallest pair of glasses on a pin head and a scene from Disney’s award-winning Frozen sat within the eye of a needle. The exhibition’s open Tuesday – Saturday, 10.30am – 5pm. Admission costs and further information can be found here.

Zara Larsson | O2 Academy | Wednesday October 26

After finding fame at the tender age of 10 on Sweden’s version of Britain’s Got Talent, Zara Larsson has gone on to become of the biggest up and coming pop artists in the world. Having collaborated and toured with Clean Bandit earlier with the year, she brings her debut European tour to the O2 Academy on Wednesday to perform tracks from her latest album, So Good. To get tickets to the gig, click here or to read our interview with Zara, click here!

Spooky Pizzas | Pasta Di Piazza | Now – Sunday October 19

Jewellery Quarter’s favourite Italian, Pasta Di Piazza is offering half price for children on a selection of its spooky Halloween pizza specials during. So if you’re struggling for ideas on what to do with the kids this half term, why not take them down to the popular restaurant on Brook Street for a delicious meal.

Crazy For Your | Birmingham Hippodrome | Tuesday 25 – Saturday October 28

Starring Top Hat’s Tom Chambers and Love Island’s Caroline Flack, Crazy For You follows the troubled love story of Bobby, the son of a wealthy New York banking family, and Polly, daughter of the proprietor of a falling theatre in Nevada. But when the pair cross paths, can they save the theatre? Crazy For You runs at Birmingham Hippodrome until Saturday. Find out more here!

The Pigeon Detectives ‘Wait for Me’, 10th Anniversary Tour | O2 Institute | Friday October 27

It’s been a decade since indie band The Pigeon Detectives released their debut album ‘Wait for Me’ featuring tracks Take Her Back, I Found Out and Wait For Me. This Friday, the Leeds five-piece return to Birmingham’s O2 Academy to perform the platinum-selling album in full for the first time. Tickets for the gig can be found here!

HelloWorld | Genting Arena | Saturday 28 – Sunday October 29

Brought by the creatives behind the MTV VMAs, HelloWorld brings together the biggest digital stars on the planet all together under one roof for the very first time. Join the likes of Zoella, PointlessBlog, Joe Sugg, Jim Chapman, Caspar Lee and Louise Pentland – to name a few – as the online world collides with the real world like never before. Take classes with your favourite creators, take a stroll around Main Street, and as the weather changes, make your way to the huge emoji house for an incredible live show. We’ll be bringing you live coverage and interviews on Saturday, so make sure you follow us on Twitter and Instagram for updates! Find out more here!

Digbeth Dining Club Street Party Takover | Lower Trinity Street | Every Saturday & Sunday

Always a favourite for foodies in the city, Digbeth Dining Club is the go-to place to head to on a Friday night for a couple of after work tipples and delicious street food from some of Birmingham’s most popular vendors. Traders change weekly at DDC so make sure you follow them on social media to keep up to date with the mouth-watering food that you’ll be able to get your hands on.

Blackdot presents Enzo Siragusa w/ Archie Hamilton | The Rainbow Venues |
Saturday October 28

Blackdots autumn season continues at The Rainbow Venues as this Saturday it welcomes DJ’s Enzo Siragusa & Archie Hamilton to its decks. Fans of underground house and techno music are sure to enjoy a set from the duo, who have brought the party to the event on their previous appearances. Grab your tickets here.

Hocus Pocus Screening | New Alexandra Theatre | Saturday October 28

Ok, so this one may be Halloween-themed, but you can’t deny that this spooky movie is at least family-friendly and won’t lead you to watching it behind a pillow. The New Alex is showing this 90s classic this Saturday for just £10 per person. Grab yourself some mouth-watering snacks from the bar and sit back and relax in the theatre’s contemporary bar. Spaces are limited, so book your tickets now!

Halloween Afternoon Tea | Harvey Nichols | Now – Tuesday October 31

Sink your teeth into Harvey Nichols’ spooky, kooky this weekend. Harvey Nichols has launched a limited edition Halloween afternoon tea featuring a range of ghoulishly good treats including cobweb cupcakes, meringue ghosts, mini pumpkin tarts, a selection of seasonal sandwiches and scones, jams and clotted cream. Served every day up to Halloween, the afternoon tea costs £22 per person. To reserve your place call 0121 616 6028 or email

Indulgent Food & Drink | Blakes Restaurant | Hopwood

Looking for somewhere new to wine and dine while escaping the hustle and bustle of the City Centre? Head out to Westmead Hotel in Hopwood and try out the incredible food on offer at Blakes Restaurant. The 80 cover restaurant offers a beautiful selection of meals to choose from that celebrate the very best British ingredients alongside an extensive wine list and cocktail menu. Find out more here.

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