Les Misérables & other great ways to spend this week in the city

A new month means a host of new events to look forward to. From brand new openings to our regular favourites, here are the best ways kick off April in style

Les Misérables | Birmingham Hippodrome | April 3 – 11 May

Do you hear the people sing, sing that Les Misérables is in town? It’s been nearly a decade since Sir Cameron Mackintosh’s Broadway smash Les Misérables has toured the UK and now it’s opening at Birmingham for a five-week run.

When it comes to phenomenal musical theatre, Les Mis is hard to beat. Whether it’s your first, fifth or 10th time seeing it, this spectacular show has wowed audience both on stage and screen, including the live action 2012 film and the BBC TV series which aired earlier in the year.

As one of the most iconic West End shows and musicals of all time, it came as no surprise that tickets for Les Mis sold at the blink of an eye. But, if you didn’t manage to get your hands on tickets then fear not, as a very limited number of single seats and boxes are still available. It’s also worth checking at the box office of the theatre for day returns.

Les Mis has proven to be such a hit with Birmingham crowds, that the Hippodrome announced that the production will be returning from Tuesday, June 30 – Saturday, July 18.

Tickets for next year’s run go on general sale Friday, April 12 at 11am, so be ready and waiting, because you’ll need to storm the barricades for a ticket!

Negroni Nights | The Canal House | 1 – 15 April

What better way could there be to ease the Monday blues than with a strong Negroni?

From April 1 – 15, join The Canal House and Martini for Negroni Nights and celebrate 100 years of this signature tipple. When you book a table, you and your guests will be able to serve yourself your very own drink that flows from a self-pouring Negroni fountain.

Of course, no aperitivo is complete without food, so you’ll all be able to nibble on a selection of bespoke snacks – sounds pretty good, right?

Priced at £20 per person, the package includes two cocktails per person and a deli board. Negroni Nights will run at The Canal House every day from 5pm9pm. Call 0121 643 8829 to book in.

Karaoke | The Village Inn| Wednesday

Ok, it’s time to channel your inner Maria with a night of karaoke, and there’s no better place to sing your heart out that at The Village.

Whether you fancy getting down to a bit of Britney, or working the stage with a Whitney Houston classic, you’ll be rewarded with a free shot for unleashing your talent.

And if your diary’s full on Wednesday, check out the whole bunch of stuff The Village has going on throughout the week, here.

Digbeth Dining Club | Lower Trinity Street | Thursday – Sunday

We’re huge fans of Digbeth Dining Club at the Style HQ, and it’s safe to say that this month’s line-up is looking pretty incredible.

Taking place at its usual space in Lower Trinity Street, this week’s line-up includes street-food favourites Only Jerkin’, Buddha Belly, Handmade Street Chef, Bournville Waffle Co. and tonnes more!

Whatever food takes your fancy, we can guarantee you’ll pick up something delicious here.Head on over to the DDC Facebook to check out the April line-up in full.

Comedy Carousel | Glee Club | Thursday

Ah, nothing says Thursday in Birmingham quite like a night at Glee Club’s award-winning Comedy Carousel night.

This is your chance to catch some of the best stand-up comedians as they take to the stage to share their weird and sometimes wonderful stories to help lighten up your week.

If you’re looking for something a little different for date night, or for a night out with the team after work, then this is where you need to be. Expect a fast-paced evening that’s sure to tickle your funny bones.

Find out everything you need to know about Glee’s Comedy Carousel, here.

Wine & Dine | Across the City | For the Weekend

CGI of The Oyster Club

When it comes to finding somewhere to eat in the city centre and beyond, you’ll never be short of choice.

Last week alone the city welcomed two new openings including The Oyster Club on Temple Street, which is the new venture of Michelin-starred chef, Adam Stokes, as well as Bottega Birminghm in Arena Birmingham. They’re on our radar of places to try out, so we suggest you add them to your list, too.

Other great little gems include the mighty Tiger Bites Pig on Stephenson Street and Ngopi and Orientee Bakery & Cafe on Dale End. And if you’re willing to make the short journey out of the city centre, make your way to The Early Bird Bakery in King’s Heath for a coffee and a sweet treat, followed by a trip to the also brand new Cork & Cage on Pershore Road, Stirchley.

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