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.
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.
The Social BBQ Fest is a celebration of all things meat-related this October in Birmingham. Not only can you spend the weekend feasting on juicy burgers, souvlaki and steak, you'll be able to wash everything down with handcrafted cocktails and dance to live music.
Not your usual day out in Birmingham, Jerk Festival is fusing Caribbean food and rum punch cocktails with live music and DJ's from Brunch'n and Hip Hop, R&B Brunch and Tropical Munch. There's even retro games to keep you entertained.
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.
When it comes to cool and quirky things to do in Birmingham, you can't go wrong with a trip to Flight Club. Head to the social darts favourites come the weekend, as they invite you to their Brunch Social complete with bottomless drinks and pizza.
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.
We heard you, you're looking for a quiz night in Birmingham. But how about some noggin testing antics with a twist? Hosted by Quizbox Entertainment at the refurbished Actress and Bishop, this is a test of your brain power unlike any other.
The best in up-and-coming or established headline comedy acts descend onto The Comedy Loft every week for their Friday Night Comedy night. Four acts take to the stage, managed by a hilarious compere, and afterwards you are invited to their premier afterparty.