The best ways to spend this weekend in Birmingham!

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Whether you’re celebrating Chinese New Year, Mardi Gras or a belated Valentine’s Day, the city is well and truly buzzing with things to do this weekend.

The Script | Genting Arena | Thursday, February 15

Following the release of their album Freedom Child back in September last year, The Script are back in Birmingham. Check out our interview with the band’s drummer, Glen Power, here!

Hip Hop Diner | Level Digbeth | Saturday, February 17

For a casual street food experience with a twist, Hip Hop Diner is a nostalgic NYC-inspired evening of hip-hop beats, good food and great company. Somewhere in between a night out and a meal with friends, enjoy bottomless cocktails from 8pm – 9pm and enjoy the party! To find out more, click here.

1000 Trades Presents: Pigeonhole | 1000 Trades | Saturday, February 17

Venture out of the city centre to Jewellery Quarter and stumble across one of our favourite hangouts, 1000 Trades, for a night of music from every genre. Enjoy a variety of tunes alongside the wide selection of craft ales, or if you’re a cocktail lover, why not check out The Vanguard Bar in the loft up the stairs. To find out more, click here.

The Whitney Houston Party | The Loft | Saturday, February 17

This one really needs no introduction, dance the night away to some of Whitney’s 80’s classics at The Loft. It’s free entry so there’s no excuse to stay in this Saturday night! To find out more, click here.

The Valentine’s Brunch | Urban Emporiums | Saturday, February 17

If you didn’t get the chance to celebrate Valentine’s Day on the 14th, there’s still time to spend quality time with your loved one at Urban Emporiums Valentine’s Brunch. Book your tickets here!

Mardi Gras Party | The Church Inn | Saturday, February 17

This weekend, it’s time to shake your tail feathers at The Church Inn – carnival style. Get your sequins and beads out for Birmingham’s answer to Mardi Gras (and there’s free cake). To find out more, click here.

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Sweat Sessions @ The Night Owl | Digbeth | Saturday, February 17

Dust off your lycra exercise gear and get your sweat on in aid of St Basil’s charity at Digbeth’s The Night Owl. Guaranteed to be a fun workout for any ability, Sweat Sessions will run from 5 pm – 8:30 pm and all proceeds will go towards aiding young people facing homelessness. To find out more, click here.

Chinese New Year | Birmingham City Centre | Sunday, February 18

Expect the city to come alive this weekend for the annual Chinese New Year celebrations. There are free craft workshops at Birmingham Hippodrome, live performances throughout the day at Bullring and Grand Central Birmingham and a New Year’s Eve meal at Chung Ying Garden – to name a few! To find out more about everything going on in the city, click here.

Dead or Alive Poetry Slam (Verve Poetry Festival) | Waterstones Birmingham | Sunday, February 18

As part of Birmingham’s Festival of Poetry and Spoken Word, Waterstones Birmingham will be hosting the Dead or Alive Poetry Slam, where six talented poets will be showcasing their work to be judged against ‘ their dead predecessors’. For more information, click here.

Studio Ghibli Move Marathon | The Mockingbird Cinema and Kitchen | Friday, February 16

Calling all Studio Ghibli fans! Watch My Neighbour Totoro, Princess Mononoke, The Tale of Princess Kaguya and Spirited Away all in one day at The Mockingbird Cinema and Kitchen this Saturday. To book your tickets, click here.