What to see and do in the city this weekend!

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From the return of Bongo’s Bingo to a city-wide whodunnit – here’s what’s on this weekend in the city!

Hairspray the Musical | Birmingham Hippodrome
Monday 9 – Saturday 14 October

Tonight the iconic Hairspray the Musical comes to Birmingham Hippodrome for one week only. Featuring the hit songs Welcome To The 60s, You Can’t Stop The Beat and The Nicest Kids in Town, Hairspray follows the life of Tracy Turnblad who has a dream to dance her way onto national TV and win over the heart of teen idol heart-throb Link Larkin. When her audition makes her a local star, Tracy uses her fame to fight for integration. But can she win equality – and Link’s heart – without denting her ‘do? Don’t miss this feel-good show, get your tickets here!

Bongo’s Bingo | CRANE
Friday 13

Start off your weekend by playing a game or two of bingo. Taking over CRANE on Friday, Bongo’s puts its own spin on the classic game, allowing players to win an array of bonkers prizes ranging from a box of Coco Pops to a Henry Hoover and cash! Not to mention there are also raves during intervals and plenty of heckling. Always guaranteed to be a great night out, get your tickets here!

Dua Lipa | O2 Academy 
Saturday 14

At 22, Dua Lipa has become one of the most successful female solo artists of the year. Following the release of her self-titled debut album, Dua’s gone on to dominate the charts with hit tracks including Be The One, Hotter Than Hell and her number one single New Rules, which has clocked up more than 330million views on YouTube. This Saturday, Dua will take to the stage for her sold-out show at O2 Academy. And if you didn’t get your hands on tickets, don’t worry. You can catch Dua at Genting Arena next April. Get your tickets here!

See what happened when we caught up with Dua earlier this year.
Click here to read the interview!

Birmingham City-Wide Murder Mystery 
Saturday 14

Ever fancied playing a giant game of Cluedo on a mass scale? Well, here’s your chance to channel your inner Sherlock Holmes as CluedUpp has teamed up with 20th Century to host the world’s first virtual reality murder-mystery event. So, it’s time to put your detective hat on and download the virtual witnesses on the app as you compete against up to 100 other teams to rule out suspects and track down weapons spread across the city. Find out more here!

TEDxBrum 2017 – Perspectives | Birmingham Hippodrome 
Sunday 15

This Sunday sees the biggest TEDxBrum return to Birmingham for its fifth year. Part of the global TEDx global community that spans across 150 countries, TEDxBrum provides a platform for individuals to share their perspectives and spread their ideas. Independently lead and organised by volunteers, TEDxBrum is one if the biggest events taking place in the city this year. Find out more here.

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