Our top ways to spend this week in Birmingham

We’ve made it. We’ve reached the end of January and, after what seems like forever, our bank accounts are once again looking rather healthy after the holiday season. So, whether you fancy a trip to the theatre, reliving your childhood in Birmingham’s newest arcade bar, or catching some live music, we’ve got you covered. Here are the best things to see, do and discover across the city this week.

Parasite Preview | The Electric | Monday

Hailed by critics as one of the greatest movies of 2020, Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite is getting a preview screening at The Electric this week. This award-winning black comedy thriller follows the story of a South Korean family that lie and cheat their way into another wealthy family. Filled with twists and turns that you simply won’t see coming, Parasite has been labelled as a must-see by movie lovers. Click here to book tickets.

Big Potato Games Testing | Chance & Counters | Tuesday

Credit: Chance & Counters Birmingham / Facebook

If you and your pals are fans of a board game or two, then this might be the perfect way to spend your Tuesday evening. Chance & Counters has once again teamed up with Big Potato Games, and it’s looking for a group of eight people to come along and give some opinions on some brand new games. Big Potato wants honest opinions and in exchange, they’ll keep you all fed and watered throughout the evening. If this sounds like something you would be interested in click here.

NQ64 | Custard Factory | New Opening!

NQ64 is the latest addition to Custard Factory. Credit: NQ64 

New kid on the block NQ64 opened its doors in The Custard Factory last weekend, and we highly recommend you check it out. Filled with some of the greatest arcade games and consoles of all time – including SEGA Megadrive, Game Cube, Guitar Hero, pinball machines and Dance Dance Revolution – you can get 15 tokens for £6, enjoy a range of cocktails and beers and tuck into a packet of Space Invaders. Find out more by clicking here.

Rudy’s x Dig Brew | Both Venues | Friday

Kick start your weekend with top-notch food and drink as Rudy’s is teaming up with Dig Brew to offer beer and pizza lovers a very special evening. Starting off at Dig Brew co, you’ll enjoy a tour of the HQ before heading back to Rudy’s to sink your teeth into a mouthwatering stonebaked pizza. Don’t miss out. Click here to book your space!

Luxury Spa Showcase | Harvey Nichols | Saturday – Sunday

Had a busy week? Harvey Nichols is here to help as the luxury store is hosting a spa showcase this weekend that’ll leave you feeling relaxed in next to no time. Throughout Saturday and Sunday, you can indulge in a host of therapies and procedures including facials and massages from leading brands including ESPA, Rodial La Mer and more. Tickets cost £10 and include healthy drinks, snacks and a tour of the mini treatment rooms. Click here to book your space.

Luke Jackson | Kitchen Garden Cafe | Sunday

Forget stressing about Monday, enjoy your Sunday with some live music from Luke Jackson. Nominated as BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Best Emerging Talent in 2013, the 25-year-old singer-songwriter is bringing his Journals Tour to Kitchen Garden Cafe. His beautiful tracks include Honeycomb, Is It Me, Caitlin and Red Oak. Tickets are available by clicking here. Check out Luke’s music ahead of the gig by clicking here.

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