From Birmingham Pride to b
ottomless brunches – here are the best ways to spend this week in the city.
Michael Bublé | Resorts World Arena | Monday & Tuesday
Canadian dreamboat Michael Bublé is kicking off his UK arena tour at Resorts World Arena today.
The Grammy Award-winning singer took a break from the spotlight after his son was diagnosed with cancer, but now he’s back with brand new music from his latest studio album, Love.
With three UK top 10 singles, an iconic Number 1 Christmas album and some seriously feel-good hits, Michael Bublé has sold millions of records across the world, with his 2009 record Crazy Love hitting the top spot in the UK Album Charts.
A born entertainer, his top singles include Haven’t Met You Yet, It’s a Beautiful Day and Cry Me a River.
10 Soldiers | Birmingham Hippodrome | Tuesday
A truly stunning piece of theatre, Rosie Kay’s 10 Soldiers is coming to Birmingham Hippodrome this Tuesday for one night only.
This superb dance production is an expansion of Kay’s award-winning 5 Soldiers, which she choreographed after joining the 4th Battalion The Riffles in 2008.
10 Soldiers explores the lives of those in 2019’s British Army looking into the issues of equality and diversity, as well as living life on the frontline.
Birmingham Pride | Birmingham Gay Village | Saturday – Sunday
Birmingham Pride is back this bank holiday weekend, and it’s bigger and better than ever before. The annual parade from Victoria Square to the top of Hurst Street will kick off the biggest LGBTQ+ festival, with this year’s theme of Love Out Loud.
Across the two days, you can catch performances from chart-topping acts including Years & Years, Anne-Marie and Mabel and Chemical Brothers, as well as shows from your favourite drag queens, some of which will even be singing for their lives over on the brand new Lip Sync Stage.
The Women’s Area and dance marquee and other stages are also back for 2019 and there’s even the chance to win yourself a £2,000 trip to Los Angeles!
Tickets for Pride are still available online now, or you can buy them on the day from one of the wristband swap points. Click here to find out more about Birmingham Pride 2019.
Clueless Brunch | Mockingbird Cinema & Kitchen | Saturday
This cult classic comedy starring Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy and young Paul Rudd – be still our beating hearts – is being shown at Mockingbird Cinema and Kitchen on Saturday.
If you’ve never seen Clueless – in which case, we highly suggest you book yourself some tickets – imagine a 90s version of Mean Girls with some truly iconic lines that sees the late, great Brittany Murphy give one of her greatest performances as she goes from the geeky new girl to the new It Girl.
The screening also includes a two-course brunch with bottomless Prosecco – sign us right up!
Birmingham Vintage Furniture Flea | Custard Factory | Sunday
Did you miss out on tickets to see the mighty Hugh Jackman? Us too. But not to worry, there’s still plenty of great stuff going on this Sunday to top off your weekend in style.
Why not make your way down to the Custard Factory and check out the Birmingham Vintage Furniture Flea? Filled with pieces from the 50s and beyond, you can pick up some fantastic new additions to spruce up your home, from cameras to cocktail glasses, fabrics and record players.
Bottomless Bingo | The Button Factory | Sunday
Looking for a slightly different way to spend your Sunday than eating a Sunday roast? The Button Factory’s Bottomless Bingo is back, and trust us when we say, it’s one of the most hilarious ways to spend your Sunday in the Jewellery Quarter.
Expect an unusual take on the traditional game, where some weird and wonderful prizes will be up for grabs throughout the two-hour event. Oh, did we mention that it includes bottomless Prosecco,
And after the games are over, make sure you stick around for cocktails and live music from hip-hop, funk and soul DJs.