Did someone say four-day week? We may have said goodbye to the last bank holiday of 2019, but don’t let it get you down. From gin festivals to show-stopping theatre productions, here are the best ways to spend this week in Birmingham.
Friends Quiz Night | The Old Crown | Wednesday
Could we be any more excited? This Wednesday, kick your mid-week blues, gather your pals and head to The Old Crown for a themed quiz night and put your Friends knowledge to the test.
So if can name all of Joey’s sisters, sing Smelly Cat word for word, then this is the quiz for you. Featuring questions on all 10 series, teams of four to six are recommended. Click here to book your tickets now.
The Gin To My Tonic Festival | Custard Factory | Saturday
What better way could there be to kick off the weekend than with a gin and tonic festival? Taking over the Custard Factory for one day only, The Gin To My Tonic Festival will feature more than 100 gins from across the UK and beyond.
West Side Story | Birmingham Hippodrome | Thursday – Saturday
As part of its 120th anniversary celebrations, this week, Birmingham Hippodrome is welcoming a very special production of West Side Story. Running from Thursday until Saturday, this is the Hippodrome’s first home-grown youth production to ever take place on the main stage.
With a superb cast formed from some of the greatest emerging talent from across the region, West Side Story follows the teen love story of Tony and Maria, who find themselves caught between feuding communities, the ‘American’ Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks, as Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet takes to the streets and is transported to New York City.
Birmingham Oktoberfest | Floodgate Street, Digbeth | Friday – Saturday
Oktoberfest is back in Birmingham for 2019, bringing a weekend of celebrations filled with plenty of beers and bratwursts right into the heart of Digbeth. Featuring live entertainment and a fantastic atmosphere, there
Moseley Folk & Arts Festival | Moseley Park | Friday – Sunday
If three days of live music, entertainment and delicious food sound like the perfect way to weekend, then Moseley Folk & Arts Festival might be a great option. Held annually in Moseley Park, this year’s lineup includes performances from Lucy Rose, The Zutons, Jake Bugg and a headline slot from Don McLean.
Alongside the live music, you can also take part in Q&A sessions, catch live comedy at the Glee Club stage, take part in sculpture workshops and so much more. Tickets are still available for a fantastic weekend in the city, so if you fancy going along, click here to book your tickets now.