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 14th July 2017

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Birmingham’s Independent culture is what makes it great, so it’s definitely amazing when the festival celebrating that returns for the second time this year. Not only did the first one sell out in days, this one is set to be one of the biggest, featuring artists, retailers, designers, street food vendors and cocktail mixologists from the best independent retailers around.

Food & Drink, Festival, Live Music, Pop-Up
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Climb aboard the famous Away2Dine canal boat and take part in a fun gin masterclass and canal tour this July. Gliding through the Worcester and Birmingham canal network, this quirky masterclass will see guests first sample 5 boutique gins before trying their hand at making a few refreshing G&Ts.

Food & Drink, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different
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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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Tina T’urner Tea Lady is bringing her hilarious show to Birmingham. Come to the Old Joint Stock and see her own version of Steamy Bingo, featuring an up-beat 80s soundtrack, outrageous jokes and lots of balls.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Comedy, Cabaret/Burlesque, Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts
Birmingham City Centre
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The Whistle Punks team are now moving into Birmingham, unpacking their equipment on Holloway Road and offering the city's adventurous crowds an unforgettable axe-throwing experience. Encouraging guests to embrace their inner Gimli, the venue's expert throwers will be on hand to offer advice, helping guests hurl axes at a huge target. With prizes on offer for whoever hits the bullseye the most, there are few experiences in Birmingham that can match Whistle Punks.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Hen Party, Something A Little Different, Stag Do, Sport
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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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Don’t tell us you haven’t been on a boat party yet? Don’t worry – head to the Tap & Spile and hop onboard for over 3 hours of partying thanks to house and dancehall DJ Just Soriah.

Boat Party, Fun Time Partying, Clubbing
Hip Hop/RnB
Birmingham City Centre

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

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

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
@ Birmingham National Exhibition Centre on Saturday 26 August 2017

If you want to take your singing career out of the showers, Future Music Label – responsible for Birdy, Lucy Spraggan and Jacob Banks – are calling all singers, songwriters, rappers and vocal groups to show off what they’ve got.

Daytime, Live Music

Not all the music events in Birmingham are about raving and pop: punk band Milk Teeth are coming to The Flapper to bring their gross-pop sounds from their debut album ‘Vile Child’ and their upcoming EP ‘Be Nice’.

Live Music
Live Music
Birmingham City Centre

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

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