Cool and Quirky Events in Birmingham

The latest club nights getting you down? Going to your local for a pint becoming a weekly slog? Well then, luckily for you, we have exactly what you need. Adding some edge to your mundane week, we've compiled a list of some of the quirkiest independent events, dapper evenings and unusual nights out in the city. Check out our recommendations for the best cool and quirky events in Birmingham. Who knows, you might even find your new bizarre passion in life.

Last updated on 16th October 2020




The Old Joint Stock Theatre is known to host their fair few cool and quirky events in Birmingham. Their plays range from hilarious comedies and stand-up, to avant-garde art pieces and alternative dramas. There literally is something for everyone, so check out their listings for more.

  The Big Birmingham Bake

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@ The Big Birmingham Bake on Various dates from Sunday 29th November 2020

Looking for something a little different to your usual weekend plans? Look no further than The Big Birmingham Bake. Setting up camp on Floodgate Street, this huge marquee will be hosting daily baking contests with 12 pairs of wannabe Paul Hollywoods. You'll be challenged to make your very best cake, muffin, biscuit or bread, with a panel of expert judges crowning one winning team at the end of the 90minute session.

Reggae Brunch is coming to Brummie, bringing true flavours of the Caribbean up north. Experience an afternoon jam packed with the best reggae, ska and many more, along with three courses of stunning food and bottomless cocktails.  

Tonight Josephine is a glittering pink paradise for drinking and dining that's set to bring Birmingham a wealth of cool and quirky events. Check out the bar's roster of unmissable happenings, including a Mean Girls-inspired afternoon tea and Showgirl boozy brunch.