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 8th February 2018

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Join the Independent Birmingham Festival for another of their sell out events, where the best independent retailers, artists, designers and more gather along with pop up restaurants, craft beer, and cocktails to make an event that really shows why Brum is the best.

11:30 - 18:00
Food & Drink, Live Music, Festival
Digbeth
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Like a match made in heaven, feast on meat from food traders, drink gin from several bars (including a secret one), and enjoy 80s retro arcades, DJs, live music, masterclasses and more.

13:00 - 20:00
Daytime, Festival, Food & Drink, Fun Time Partying
80's Music
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Cherry Reds Comedy Club is the best way to see intimate shows in Birmingham. There’s top comedians, like Joe Lycett, Ivo Graham and Daniel Simonsen, and with less than 50 seats, you’ll be in on all the action.

19:30 - 23:00
Comedy, Date Night, Food & Drink, Theatre/Arts
Live Music
Birmingham City Centre
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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.

Happily Affordable
Birmingham City Centre
Pub

Norman Musa is putting on another of his incredible supper clubs, this time taking over Urban with a night of warming and hearty plates. The chef is cooking four courses of authentic and scrumptious Malaysian dishes, expect to be blown away with new flavours and unusual spices.

18:30 - 21:30
Pop-Up, Supper Clubs, Food & Drink
Birmingham City Centre
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Get schwifty at this cool and quirky Birmingham event at Spotlight. Prepare for an battle of the brains on a level of intergalactic proportions as the Rick and Morty quiz rolls into town bringing chaos and some very questionable grandparent-grandchild relations.

19:00 - 22:30
Quiz Night, Themed Nights, Food & Drink, Date Night
Digbeth
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A free bouncy castle should be enough reason to get you to this cool and quirky Birmingham event. But Popworld, the queens of quirk, will also be playing their classic tunes and offering a free bouncy castle, discounted drinks and a tonne of giveaways.

21:00 - 02:00
Clubbing, Student Night, Fun Time Partying
Commercial/Pop
Broad Street
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Coming to Birmingham this summer, the World Gin Day Cruise is an event in the city like no other. Board a charming barge along the river as you not only construct five of your own G&Ts, there's plenty of tasters and talks along the way. 

17:00 - 22:00
Boat Party, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different
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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.

20:30 - 01:00
Comedy
@ The Actress and Bishop on Every Monday

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. From vintage games consoles to giant Jenga games, there's a cash pot to be won at this quirky event in Birmingham and plenty of fun ways to do it. 

21:00 - 02:00
Quiz Night, Pop-Up
Rock n Roll
Jewellery Quarter and Summer Row

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