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 23rd May 2017

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The Lobby On Hill Street are mixing it up with their quirky and delicious cocktail masterclasses. The bar staff will be showing you how to mix, muddle and serve a range of luscious libations, and there will be a whole load of fun and games chucked in. 

Fun Time Partying, Hen Party, Food & Drink, Classes
House Music
Birmingham City Centre
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If you haven’t been to reggaeoke yet, then you have been missing out. This cool and quirky event in Birmingham lets you unleash your inner-reggae star on stage as you sing out your favourite songs, sway with everybody in the crowd, or just have the best, most hilarious reggae time.

Fun Time Partying, Karaoke, Live Music, Something A Little Different
Jewellery Quarter and Summer Row
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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.

Clubbing, Student Night, Fun Time Partying
Commercial/Pop
Broad Street
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Brum's summer just got a whole lot sunnier as The Rum Festival returns with another huge weekend of South American vibes. There will be more than 130 types of rum, salsa, samba and reggae music as well as exotic street food to tuck into.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Festival, Food & Drink, Live Music, Daytime
Live Music
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This isn’t just any old clubbing night: Magic Door will transform Lab11 into a magic wonderland using all the outdoor terraces, hidden nooks and massive spaces. And the soundtrack to this weird Birmingham event is some of the best disco, house and techno in the world.

Clubbing, Fun Time Partying, Student Night
Techno
Digbeth
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The Old Crown are taking the traditional quiz night and turning it on its head as they start their series of cult quiz themes. Join the fun time pub as they host the first in the series with a look at Peep Show.

Quiz Night, Something A Little Different, Themed Nights, Comedy
Digbeth
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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. 

Quiz Night, Pop-Up
Rock n Roll
Jewellery Quarter and Summer Row
@ Glee Club Birmingham on Sunday 25 June 2017

You might not have seen a comedy show like this before: Asperger’s Are Us is made of artists on the autism spectrum, but this isn’t a show for awkward pity laughs. These guys are just hilarious in their own right, performing skits and monologues that reflect their unique thoughts, perspectives and offbeat personalities.

Comedy, Something A Little Different
Arcadian and Gay Village

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.

Comedy
@ Kitchen Garden Cafe on Sunday 25 June 2017

Bob Dylan has been the epitome of cool for generations and now he’s being honoured at the Kitchen Garden Café. John O’Connell is playing a stripped back, no frills, no gimmick set of Dylan’s work, allowing people to really savour the mastery behind his work.

Live Music, Something A Little Different
80's Music
Moseley and Kings Heath

This is clubbing with a sophisticated twist. Touche is a multi-cultured event all about those special kind of people that love cocktails, great music, and to dress dapper. The decks will be playing everything from trap to house to club classics.

Dating, Clubbing, Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different
Hip Hop/RnB
The Mailbox and Brindleyplace

Wanna embrace the Latin spirit every week? In this alternative night out in Birmingham, beginners and experts alike can be taught how to move thanks to LatinMotion’s special classes, and afterwards the doors are opened and everyone is encouraged to dance the night away.

Classes, Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different
Broad Street

The English Wine Takeover brings some of the best wine makers in the country together in one place. Expect great flavours brewed in this country, from red, white, and rose, from some of your favourite wineries.

Food & Drink, Daytime, Something A Little Different

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