5 great things to do in Birmingham this week

From festive light switch ons to live comedy and pub quizzes – here are the best things to see, do and discover this week in Birmingham.

SHOUT Festival | Across the City | Now – Sunday

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SHOUT Festival is back this week, bringing a host of incredible events to venues across the city, all celebrating Queer arts and culture. Running until this Sunday, you can catch everything from comedy shows to plays, fashion shows, live music and so much more, click here to view this year’s programme and to find out more about SHOUT Festival.

Movies at Dolby Cinema | Odeon Luxe

The Aeronauts starring Felicity Jones & Eddie Redmayne

Grab the popcorn and get ready to sit back and relax with a night at the movies.

Following on from its huge refurbishment that saw it transformed into one of Birmingham’s most stylish cinemas, Odeon Luxe at Broadway Plaza has become home to the fourth Dolby screen in the UK.

Taking your cinema experience to a whole new level, the new Dolby screen offers the most powerful image and sound technologies with inspired design, guaranteed to immerse you in every moment of your movie while you relax in Odeon Luxe’s super-comfy reclining chairs.

Need movie recommendations? Why not catch Birmingham’s own Felicity Jones in The Aeronauts, or witness the new instalment of Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil? Click here for more info on the brand new Dolby Screen.

Mind Games Pub Quiz | BrewDog | Tuesday

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Gather your pals, it’s time for another quiz night! This Tuesday, join BrewDog Birmingham for its Mind Games Pub Quiz for your chance to win some great prizes.

Whether it’s putting your general knowledge to the test, or firing out as many answers as you can during a quick-fire round, book your team in now for a great night out complete with some seriously good beers. Click here to secure your spot.

Jack Whitehall | Arena Birmingham | Friday – Sunday

Jack Whitehall

One of the frontrunners in British comedy, Jack Whitehall is kicking off his huge UK area tour with three nights at Arena Birmingham.

His biggest arena tour to date, Jack Whitehall: Stood Up follows on from two sell-out tours and promises to be Jack’s most hilarious show yet. Tickets sold out pretty quickly when Jack announced dates earlier this year, but some last-minute ones are now up for grabs from £24.

A seasoned favourite in the Style HQ for his hilarious shows including Bad Education and his Netflix Original, Travels With My Father, a night of comedy could be the perfect way to kick-start your weekend. Click here to book tickets now before they’re gone!

Festive Switch On | Jewellery Quarter | Friday

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As Christmas draws ever closer, suburbs across the city are beginning to light up and bring some festive cheer to get you in the holiday spirit.

This Friday, the historical Jewellery Quarter will be switching on its Christmas lights, complete with live music from both Birmingham’s Voice of the Town Choir and The Bombshell Belles.

Running from 5pm7pm and free to attend, there will be a bar serving mulled wine and delicious street food and the evening will come to a close with an unmissable fireworks display! Click here for more info.

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