9 things to do in Birmingham this weekend (November 5- 7)

There’s plenty to keep you busy in Birmingham this weekend

A George Michael tribute is coming to town this weekend (Photo credit should read EVERT ELZINGA/AFP via Getty Images)

Don’t worry if you’re yet to make plans this weekend, we’ve got you covered.

There’s plenty of live music and entertainment to keep you busy across the city’s venues and theatres, including incredible George Michael and The Doors tribute acts.

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And of course, this will be the first weekend of the Birmingham German Christmas Market 2021.

Here’s a selection of all our recommended things to do in Birmingham this weekend.

Have a great time whatever you decide to do.

Uromi live at the Sunflower Lounge - Saturday

Multi-instrumental songwriter and producer Uromi will be playing a headline show at the Sunflower Lounge on Saturday. The Birmingham born performer’s music blends his influences with his varied experience as a session musician across different genres, spanning gospel, indie rock, hip hop and jazz.

He will be supported by songwriters Stella and Ali Gilbert.

Doors open at 7.30pm.

You can buy tickets here.

From the front, vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore of The Doors in 1970. Picture: Getty Images

The Strange Doors (UK Doors tribute) Live at The Night Owl - Saturday

Head down to the The Night Owl on Saturday evening for the ultimate Jim Morrison and Doors experience.

Returning to the venue by popular demand, the Strange Doors is a tribute band that takes you back in time by recreating the sights and sounds of the LA legends.

The gig takes place from 8pm til 11pm.

You can get tickets here.

Amplify Sounds 1st Birthday at Birmingham Hippodrome - Saturday

Amplify Sounds is a live music platform that turns the volume up on incredible artists, showcasing the best talent from the Midlands and UK.

And the live music project celebrates its 1st birthday with a huge party at the Hippodrome this Saturday, with performances from DEJA, Molly, Casey Bailey, Nakeeta, Sophielou and Cloudzzz.

Tickets are available here.

Martin Compston and Kelly Macdonald are in the running for BAFTA Scotland honours for their performances in the last series of Line of Duty.

Square Eyes: Line of Duty and Q&A at the MAC - Friday

BBC police series Line Of Duty has been extremeley popular and hit record viewing figures during its recent sixth series. The shows creator Jed Mercurio grew up in Staffordshire and its executive producer Simon Heath was born and bred in Birmingham.

And the Midlands’ very first TV festival will lauch at the MAC on Friday with a special night celebrating the hit show.

Jed and Simon will be talking about the genesis of the show, its divisive ending and its possible future in between clips, and there will also be a Q&A.

The event starts at 8pm.

Book tickets here.

Grease live at The Alexandra - Saturday

The world’s best-loved musical is currently being performed at the Alexandra.

The show is bursting with hits including Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin’, Hopelessly Devoted to You and You’re the One That I Want, and this new version features a fresh young cast which also features Peter Andre as Teen Angel and Vince Fontain.

Tickets for the shows on Saturday are available here.

The ultimate George Michael tribute will be coming to Brum this weekend (Photo: George in Berlin, Germany, 2005 - by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Fastlove - A Tribute to George Michael at The Alexandra - Sunday

Direct from London’s West End, the world’s favourite George Michael celebration comes to Birmingham this Sunday.

The Fastlove show has now toured in 18 countries, selling over 250,000 tickets worldwide.

The talented cast will recreate George Michael’s old classics, playing all the hits, from Wham right through his solo career, including Wake Me Up, Too Funky, Father Figure, Freedom 90.

Tickets are available here.

Venus Grrrls live at The Victoria - Sunday

Venus Grrrls are an all girl rock band from Leeds, with the aim of promoting the participation and respect of women in the music industry.

The five-piece aim to bring ‘fortitude and activism’ through hard hitting alternative rock music, which they will be taking to the stage at The Victoria this Sunday as part of their UK tour.

You can grab tickets here.

Pop band Steps are at Sheffield Utilita Arena on November 2, 2021.

Steps at Resorts World Arena - Friday and Saturday

The Steps live UK tour lands in the Midlands this weekend, with the dance group bringing all their hits to the Resorts World Arena.

The show will also feature special guest songwriter Sophie Ellis-Bextor.

Find out more here.

Visitors and Christmas shoppers enjoy Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas market on November 23, 2011 in Birmingham (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Birmingham German Christmas Market 2021

Excitement is building with the wait almost over as Birmingham’s German Christmas Market returns to New Street and Victoria Square this week for the first time since 2019.

The much-loved market opens tomorrow, November 4, and will run everyday until December 23.

Take a look here to see seven things you can do to get the most out of the market this weekend.

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