Five things to do in Birmingham this weekend (1 - 3 October)

Here is your BirminghamWorld selection of five fabulous things to do this weekend

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Indie and Britpop club night M.I.L.K launches at The Night Owl in DigbethIndie and Britpop club night M.I.L.K launches at The Night Owl in Digbeth
Indie and Britpop club night M.I.L.K launches at The Night Owl in Digbeth

Welcome to October!

Who can believe that nine months of 2021 have already gone?

All the more reason to make sure we don’t waste any time and get out and about to make the most of what’s happening in our city this weekend.

There are so many brilliant things to do, but we’ve got this bite sized guide with a few ideas to keep you busy.

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From clubs, Oktoberfest, comedy, theatre and outer space, yes - we’ve gone intergalactic!

M.I.L.K with Oscar Harrison of Ocean Colour Scene at The Night Owl, Digbeth - Saturday

The team at Digbeth soul and retro club, The Night Owl, have teamed up with Oscar Harrison of Ocean Colour Scene to bring you a brand new Indie and Britpop club night called M.I.L.K!

M.I.L.K will celebrate everything Indie and Britpop in the biggest and best way possible with DJ sets from Ocean Colour Scene’s Oscar Harrison, the legendary Phil Etheridge from The Twang and The Night Owls’ very own Mazzy Snape.

Advanced tickets for M.I.L.K are on sale now here,

OktoberFest at Birdies Bar, Digbeth - Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Oktoberfest at Birdies bar in DigbethOktoberfest at Birdies bar in Digbeth
Oktoberfest at Birdies bar in Digbeth

Locked & Loaded will be running OktoberFest all weekend.

Come and enjoy our special food and drink menus and see Birdies with a Bavarian makeover. You can book here.

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Birmingham Comedy Festival at various venues - Friday Saturday and Sunday

It’s the 20th anniversary of the city’s very own comedy festival. Tickets to headliner Russell Brand have sold out. But there are loads of other brilliant acts you can see, including Barbara Nice and the Rocky Horror Show at The Alex! Birmingham Comedy Festival is at venues across the city including Symphony Hall, The Old Joint Stock and The Glee Club. Bit more info here. And you can book tickets here

Global Hackathon with Birmingham City University and NASA on the internet - Friday Saturday and Sunday

Birmingham City University teams up with NASA for a global hackathonBirmingham City University teams up with NASA for a global hackathon
Birmingham City University teams up with NASA for a global hackathon

Bit of a different one, but we’re all invited to join the Space Apps Challenge, taking place in Birmingham and around the world on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 October, will see teams using NASA’s open data projects and platforms, as well as information from the Australian Space Agency (ASA), Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and the European Space Agency (ESA), to address real-world problems faced both on Earth and in space.

Now in its tenth year, having recorded over 150,000 participants in over 150 countries, the challenge will include participants from Birmingham City University’s STEAMHack community.

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The hackathon is virtual, free and open to all, regardless of tech experience or knowledge. To register for NASA’s International Space AppsChallenge, visit

Hairspray at Birmingham Hippodrome - last night Saturday

Hairspray at Birmingham HippodromeHairspray at Birmingham Hippodrome
Hairspray at Birmingham Hippodrome

The international musical phenomenon Hairspray returns to Birmingham Hippodrome this year! After breaking box office records and delighting audiences in the West-End, on Broadway and on the big screen since 1988, this smash hit musical-comedy has quite the legacy, and now they’re heading back out on tour around the UK and Ireland.

You can read the BirminghamWorld review here and book tickets here

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