Top October Events in Birmingham
Now, why the glum face? The weather may have started to turn a little troublesome and you're another month closer to the end of the year, but with so many amazing events happening this October in Birmingham it's about time you turned that frown upside down. From chill inducing Halloween antics, premium club nights and cinematic shindigs to a deluge of gigs that will leave your riff ready heart in a spin, check out our recommendations for the best events this October in Birmingham.
Last updated on 22nd September 2016
Halloween has all the scares and spooky moments that a month can muster, but what about street food? Returning to Lab11 this October in Birmingham, join Taste & Liquor for a Halloween themed dose of their American street food feast alongside a Bingo Rave come sundown.
Pryzm on Birmingham's ever buzzing Broad Street has a reputation for holding a number of easy-going events; The Jongleurs Comedy Club is no exception. With a constantly evolving line-up of hilarious comedians, some of Britain's biggest names have graced the stage at this venue, including the likes of Ed Byrne, Al Murray and Babatunde. Be warned however, you'll be left in stitches and with tears of laughter pouring down your face after an October night out here.
To help welcome Champagne Week to the Midlands, the team at the illustrious Balcony will welcome guests for an elegant tasting session, rounded off by an intriguing Q&A with broadcaster, journalist and Cordon Rouge Club member Oliver Steeds. After first enjoying a champagne cocktail, guests will sample 4 other signature drinks from the brand's prestigious range, alongside a selection of purposely chosen canapés. With bliss just a few glasses of bubbles away, unwind and relax at this sophisticated October event in Birmingham.
With the hit TV show 'Stranger Things' sweeping through the nation, the Night Owl team offer guests a quirky way to celebrate Halloween this October. Encouraging guests to dress as their favourite character, or to dress as whatever scared them most in the 80s, the team will be throwing a Stranger Things themed Halloween club event. Framed by all the best 60s, Funk N Soul and Motown tracks, this October event is sure to have a few hidden surprises in store.
Having wowed crowds at the renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August, Hannah Croft and Fiona Pearce now bring their hilarious sketch show to the Old Joint Stock Pub, offering fans of comedy across the Midlands a night out Birmingham they won't forget. The duo have already received a number of awards and will be hoping to whip the city's revellers into tears of laughter with their unique sense of humour and wonderful, on-stage shenanigens.
Having reaped considerable success after their adaptions of 'Dorian Grey' and 'A Clockwork Orange', the Tin Robot Theatre unpacks its bags at the Old Joint Stock Pub & Theatre, this time showcasing Edgar Allan Poe's chilling 'The Tell Tale Heart'. Taking place over the final weekend of October, the bone-chilling adaption will leave you sleeping with the lights on. How better to spend Halloween than scared out of your wits at this unforgettable October event in London.
October has its fair share of Autumnal events, but none so delicious as this. Join Taste & Liquor for yet another street food venture as they're not only set to bring the best in buffalo wings and flavours to the masses, there's a bingo rave come sundown.
Get your October in Birmingham started with a bang at The Old Crown's Oktoberfest. Join 300 revellers as they take to the beer garden for a selection of Bavarian beer, food and fancy dress. Grab your colleagues, friends or fly solo for the German event of the year.
A quirky October event in Birmingham created with the city's adventurous audience in mind, the Pop Up Painting workshops continue long into October, encouraging people to embrace their creative sides. Fans of Monet will learn all about the famous French artist, eventually trying out some of the painting techniques that made his work so distinctive, while others will work with vibrant colours as they try to recreate Andy Warhol's famous Marilyn Monroe painting.
With her third single 'We Disappear' turning a few boardroom heads, and her first album set to be released in early 2017, Martha Ffion sets out on a UK tour this Autumn, stopping off in Birmingham on the 25th October. Having hosted some of the biggest bands in the world, guests to this October event can expect to be wowed by Ffion's stunning vocals and wonderful poetry-like lyrics.
With a bit of name for showcasing great bands and stunning singers, the Hare and Hound in Birmingham again hosts a stunning night of live music, this time giving up their stage to Willie and the Bandits. From Plymouth, the band has definitely left its mark on the UK's Rock and Roll scene, infusing their sound with Folk and Electronic influences. Laid back by nature, you definitely won't regret wondering down to this October event.
Imagine a Halloween event themed as a Day of the Dead celebration that combines the best craft beers in Birmingham with the best street food dishes. Well, this October, there's no longer any need to imagine things as the Night and Day market returns to The Bond in Digbeth. Signposted by a Funk & Soul DJ set by Craig Charles, this two day October event probably offers one the quirkiest ways to spend your Halloween in Birmingham.