Can you believe we’re almost in March?! Time really does fly when you’re out experiencing the events in Birmingham, and this week is no different. Here at Birmingham Updates, we’re constantly keeping on top of what events our city has to offer, and the hardest part of that is trying to choose only five of them! Here’s what’s coming up this week for you to get out and explore.
Birmingham Hurst St Does the 80s!
Price? FREE entry to ALL venues
(Drink prices will apply in the venues, Nightingales entry price is £10 after midnight)
Have you ever wanted to go back to the days of legwarmers and big hair? Have you yearned to rummage through your wardrobe and find your most show-stopping outfit and relive the glory days? Well now you have the perfect reason to do so. Birmingham Hurst Street Back to the 80’s is an incredible event with each venue participating! Birmingham’s Hurst Street is already a hub of creativity, individuality and provides a safe space for an entire community. Everyone is welcome regardless of sexuality. Come and enjoy over 5 bars and clubs, each offering a completely different vibe but all relishing in the 80’s. I’m brushing up on my dance moves right now.
(Age restrictions apply and all venues have their own drink prices)
The Boys Are Back!
More info: Here
Four acts, one venue, a pop classic filled evening.
If you were to say you could catch 5ive, A1, Damage AND 911 in the same venue I’d find it hard to believe, yet here we are giving you all the information for that very event!
‘The Boys are Back’ at The Symphony Hall is bringing you a hit-filled show of pop classics that used to dominate our airwaves. Performing across a host of venues in the UK, the phenomenal concert lands in Birmingham for one night only on Tuesday 25th February. Experience top hits such as ‘Everybody Get Up’, ‘Everytime’, ‘What U C’ and ‘I Do’ in a way you’ve never heard before! Tickets for this event are selling fast so be sure to grab your seat for a true blast from the past, boy band style!
Pop-Up Ball Pool Bar Comes to Birmingham!
More info: Here
*Min age 18
We all know the going to the Wacky Warehouse was the best day out when growing up, and secretly we’d all love the chance to get back into the ball pit. Well now you can, with an adult twist! Digbeth is playing host to the UK’s biggest adult ball pool this February and it promises to be a fantastic event!
Not only will there be a chance to relive that childhood memory of a ball pool, you can also expect to find
- Ping Pong tables
- Instagrammable Cocktails
- Giant retro games and inflatables
- Hip Hop, Funk and Disco DJ’s
These events sell out incredibly fast, so be sure to book your 90-minute slot and dive back into childhood with a cocktail firmly in hand!
Faustus – That Damned Woman
More info: Here
Once again The Birmingham REP presents you with an incredible show. ‘Faustus – That Damned Woman’ is playing from 26th February through to March 7th and we simply cannot wait to see it.
Said to be ‘radical’ and ‘devilishly provocative’, award-winning playwright Chris Bush’s captivating retelling sees protagonist Johanna Faustus selling her soul in exchange for the ability to travel across centuries, but this must come with a price, and the question is whether she can avoid eternal damnation.
The re-imagination of Marlowe’s classic ‘Doctor Faustus’ tells the story from a woman’s perspective, and it’s dark and provocative undertones are sure to compel a wave of new audiences whilst maintaining the essence of the original play. This is not to be missed!
More info: Here
Advance tickets can be purchased from Eventbrite, The Ticketsellers or Skiddle.
It has been said many times that the best part of a night out is the kebab at the end of it, but now you don’t have to endure the hangover in order to tuck into the deliciousness of a good kebab!
Street food pioneers ‘Taste and Liquor’ bring the fabulously titled ‘Kebabingham’, Midland’s first-ever Kebab Festival! Get ready to have your tastebuds tantalised and your appetite satisfied with the all-time favourite finger-licking food!
The festival will not only bring you an assortment of exclusive menus for you to tuck into but will have a main bar serving cocktails and a host of DJ’s throughout the event to provide you with a real festival vibe. This is also a family-friendly event so be sure to bring everyone and get stuck in!
Ride with Ola!
Choose the local ride-hailing app that shares more of the fare with drivers, and gives riders great offers too.
Download the app here,