7 great things to do in Birmingham this week

It’s a huge week of music events in Birmingham with acts including Catfish and the Bottlemen, Little Mix, The Australian Pink Floyd Show and James Morrison all heading to the city. Oh, and the German Markets are opening up on Thursday – if you’re interested.

So if your diary’s looking a little empty or you’re looking for something to fill your evenings with other than firework displays, we’ve got you covered. Here are the best things to see, do and discover across Birmingham.

Free Vegan Pizza Night | The Stable | Monday

Feast on pizza at The Stable

No one likes Mondays, but The Stable is here to brighten up the start of your week by celebrating its brand new vegan pizzas by offering free delicious slices to diners.

Running on a first come first served basis, the event will run until The Stable runs out of dough. As well as mouthwatering pizza, the evening will also include live music and mulled cider. Sounds pretty good, right?

Bookings aren’t being accepted, so make sure you get there as quick as you can from 6pm to get in on a slice of the action. More info can be found by clicking here.

My Beautiful Laundrette | Birmingham REP | Tuesday – Saturday

My Beautiful Laundrette

Swapping the screen for stage, Hanif Kureishi’s iconic and Oscar-nominated My Beautiful Laundrette is heading to the REP as part of its UK tour this week.

With a backdrop of iconic 80s hits, My Beautiful Laundrette follows the story of Omar, a young British Pakistani who transforms his uncle’s run-down laundrette into a thriving business. But after being attacked by a fascist gang, Omar recognises school-friend Johnny and uses their history to diffuse the situation and the pair go on to reinvent the laundrette together.

Running at the REP from Tuesday until Saturday, tickets for the play are on sale now. Click here to book yours.

MIND Live Music Night | Custard Factory | Thursday

Help raise money for Birmingham MIND at The Stag

Fancy a little live music and comedy? This Thursday Stag Digbeth is hosting an evening of entertainment in support of Birmingham MIND, a national independent charity that works to make sure no one suffers from mental health alone.

Doors for the event open at 7pm with 2-4-1 cocktails on offer until 8pm, as well as a host of prizes up for grabs with profits going directly to Birmingham MIND. Tickets cost £6.50 per person, just click here to book yours.

The Artpop Night | Nightingale | Friday

Applause, Lady Gaga

Don’t be a drag just be a queen and join Nightingale this Friday as the club blasts out all your fave Lady Gaga hits from Artpop and beyond. As well as all the underrated hits from Gaga’s 2013 album, you can expect ultimate bops from other pop queens. Entry’s free until midnight and a selection of drinks a priced a just £2 all night!

Earthrise: Dave Scott-Morgan and Royal x Birmingham Conservatoire Orchestra | Royal Birmingham Conservatoire | Saturday

Witness the music of Earthrise on Saturday

We told you it was a big week for music in the city, and fans of the 1980s album, Earthrise by Richard Tandy and Dave Morgan are in for a treat this Friday as the record is set to get the symphonic rock treatment courtesy of three composers at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

Fans will be able to hear the successful concept album, released by the Birmingham-based former ELO musicians, like never before as it’s performed not just by Morgan, but by the Birmingham Conservatoire Orchestra, conducted by Daniele Rosina.

Taking place at The Bradshaw Hall at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, tickets are still up for grabs now. Click here to book yours.

Harry Potter Film Season | Mockingbird Cinema | Sunday

Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince. Credit: Warner Bros

Wands at the ready, it’s time to join Harry, Ron and Hermione on their latest adventure.

Whether you’re looking for somewhere dark and relatively quiet to nurse your hangover, or you’re simply just a hardcore Potter fan, Mockingbird Cinema is cracking on with its Harry Potter marathon, which continues this Sunday with Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Tickets cost £3.95, click here to book yours now.

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