Chris Rock tour and other things to do in Birmingham this weekend (May 13 to 15)

From comedy with Chris Rock, music legends, ballet and art - there’s a lot to do in Birmingham this weekend

Chris Rock at the Utilita Arena

Following his morbidly iconic Oscars moment of getting slapped in the face by Will Smith, Chris Rock is here in Birmingham on Friday as part of his inadvertently aptly titled world tour Ego Death. The irreverent and boundary pushing comedy legend is here in the UK for the first time in 5 years, with an act that promises to be as pertinent as it is hilarious. Anyone who wants more information should head on over to the Utilita Arena website.

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Bryan Adams at the Utilita Arena

Also over at the Utilita Arena, the iconic Canadian rock singer-songwriter will be performing on Saturday night. The show is part of the tour in support of his 15th studio album “So Happy it Hurts” which was released in March. The album itself has met critical acclaim, offering a fresh and positive sound while never straying too far from the elements which made his fans fall in love in the first his sound. The Utilita Arena website is the place to go for more information.

Bryan Adams

The Birmingham Royal Ballet at the Rep theatre

The Birmingham Royal Ballet are bringing evenings of music and dance on Friday and Saturday night to the Birmingham Rep. The nights have long been a hit with audiences, with dancers of the prestigious company taking to the stage to perform loved classics such as Bluebird pas de deux, as well as more recent creations such as End of Time and Majismo. Anyone looking for more information should head on over to the Birmingham Rep website.

Birmingham Royal Ballet will be visiting Nottingham soon for an eagerly-awaited performance.

‘We Are Birmingham’ exhibition at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

As it reopens ahead of the Commonwealth Games with a transformation of its iconic Round Room, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is presenting a celebration of the city of Birmingham both now and of its potential future. A collaboration by six young people of colour, the We Are Birmingham exhibition addresses representation and complex histories to understand how Birmingham celebrates and reflects on itself. Entry is free, and more information is available on the Museum and Art Gallery website.

The We are Birmingham display in The Round Room at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

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