9 things to do in Birmingham this weekend (October 15 - 17)

Here’s our pick of 9 brilliant Brummie things happening in the city this weekend

There will be live music at The Victoria, Birmingham, this weekend

If you’re yet to make plans this weekend, don’t panic! we’ve got you covered.

There’s plenty of live music and entertainment to keep you busy across the city’s venues and theatres.

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The Victoria on John Bright Street will be welcoming customers - without all the scaffolding outside for the first time in so long - isn’t it looking fab! It’s got entertainment on across the weekend, details below.

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

Have a great time whatever you decide to do.

Flowvers live at the Sunflower Lounge - Friday

Portsmouth four piece Flowvers are bringing their indie dream-pop to Birmingham this Friday with a headline show at the Sunflower Lounge.

Fresh from a performance at the Isle of Wight festival last month, the quartet have been making waves in the indie scene this year and will be supported at the Sunflower by Paradise Circus, The Pines, and Mild Headache.

Doors open at 7pm.

More information can be found here.

The Night Owl - Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Heavy Sol live - Friday

There’s also plenty of fun to be had at The Night Owl this weekend.

Heavy Sol, a mod and soul covers band from Leicestershire, with influences from Paul Weller, The Jam and The Who, will be kicking things off with a set at the venue on Friday night.

Tickets are available here.

Atlantic Players live at the Night Owl

The Atlantic Players Live - Saturday

The Atlantic Players also return to The Night Owl for a long-awaited night of big beats, live brass and plenty of soul on Saturday.

The authentic 9-piece will be hitting the stage at 8pm.

Tickets are available here.

Rocky Horror Brunch Square

Rocky Horror Brunch - Sunday

And from 2pm to 8pm this Sunday, you can check in for The Night Owl’s Rocky Horror Brunch.

The event will include DJ and Magician Ed Quigley, themed cocktails, visuals and street food available plus prizes for best costumes and best time warp!

Tickets are available here.

Hit the Ode at Birmingham Hippodrome - Friday

Live poetry returns to the Hippodrome, with Hit the Ode, a unique performance poetry night bringing world-class spoken word artists to the heart of Birmingham to perform alongside open micers.

This Friday’s show marks the long awaited return to live poetry performances. The brilliant big brummy line-up features sets from the multi-lingual Bohdan Piasecki, performance powerhouse Jasmine Gardosi, poet and playwright Nafeesa Hamidand, poetic producer Jess May Davies and poet and actor, Lexia Tomlinson.

Featuring guest host Steve “PolarBear” Camden and guest Dj sets from the Birmingham Poet Laureate Casey Bailey.

The event gets underway at 7.45pm this Friday.

Michael Galdolfini and Alessandro Nivola attend the “The Many Saints Of Newark” Tribeca Fall Preview at Beacon Theatre on September 22, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

The Many Saints of Newark at the MAC - Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Characters from The Sopranos have hit the big screen with this prequel to the hit television series.

The film features a young Anthony Soprano (played by the son of James Gandolfini - Michael) while he is growing up in one of the most tumultuous eras in Newark’s history, becoming a man just as rival gangsters begin to rise up and challenge the all-powerful DiMeo crime family’s hold over the increasingly race-torn city.

Alessandro Nivola stars as Dickie Moltisanti, who struggles to manage both his professional and personal responsibilities while guiding the young Tony.

You can book tickets here.

Amber Sylvia Edwards (Elizabeth) Samuel Bailey (Billy) Kira Malou (Baby) Michael O'Reilly (Johnny); Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story on Stage; Photo credit Mark Senior

Dirty Dancing at The Alexandra - Friday and Saturday

Seen by millions across the globe this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives.

The stage version of the hit film has arrived and The Alexandra and you can still catch the production on Friday or Saturday.

Tickets are available here.

Digbeth Deadbeats live at The Victoria - Friday

One of Birmingham’s best live music venues, The Victoria, is looking better than ever after scaffolding was removed from the building.

The pub is hosting the rock band Digbeth Deadbeats on Friday night, who will be playing the likes of AC/DC,Ramones, Steppenwolf, Kings Of Leon, ZZ Top, Black Sabbath, Electric Six plus their take on a few guilty pleasures.

Support comes from the 3-piece alternative rock band Slim Blade and rock band plus Raggedstone Crawler.

Tickets are available here.

Performing this Saturday at the University of Leeds' Refectory is Yorkshire rock star Yungblud. The singer and songwriter shot to fame after the success of his debut self-titled EP in 2018, and recently performed at Leeds Festival. Tickets for the event are available on Ticketmaster, with doors opening at 7pm.

Yungblud live at the 02 - Friday

Doncaster rocker Yungblud arrives in Birmingham this weekend as he brings his Life on Mars tour to the 02 Academy.

The multi-instrumentalist’s second studio album Weird! became his first UK Number 1 album in the UK.

You can buy tickets here.

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