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A round-up of the best comedy, music, theatre and exhibitions, July 22-23

Highlights include Wicked: Birmingham Hippodrome, and Daryl Hall and John Oates: Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Matt Crockett Wicked The Musical
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TODAY

MUSIC

Ron Pope: The Institute, Digbeth High Street, Birmingham. 0121 643 0428.

Misty’s Big Adventure: Symphony Hall, Birmingham. 0121 780 3333.

Open Mic: Three Tuns Hotel, High St, Sutton Coldfield. 0121 355 2996.

Open Mic Club: Bohemian, Alcester Rd, Moseley. 0121 442 6593.

Daryl Hall and John Oates: Symphony Hall, Birmingham. 0121 780 3333.

Citizen, Diamond Youth, Headroom: The Flapper, Kingston Row, Birmingham. 0121 236 2421.

Mike Dignam: The Institute, Digbeth High Street, Birmingham. 0121 643 0428.

JAZZ AND BLUES

Gypsy jazz: Bournville Social Club. 0121 459 5101.

Steven Seagal’s Blues Band (Hollywood film star and blues musician): Robin2, Bilston. 01902 401211.

Jazz Tuesdays: The Spotted Dog, Warwick St, Birmingham. 0121 772 3822.

Maysa: The Jam House, Birmingham. 0121 200 3030.

Birmingham International Jazz and Blues Festival 2014: Various venues, until July 27.

www.birminghamjazzfestival.com.

Sandwell Fringe Festival: various venues, until July 28. www.bigbearmusic.com.

FOLK

George Holmes, Emilie Rackham, Kenneth J Nash and J M Jones (Acoustic Night): The Shakespeare, Spon St, Coventry.

02476 634087.

TALKS

Poetry Bites: Kitchen Garden Cafe, York Rd, Kings Heath. 0121 443 4725

THEATRE

Macbeth: Brueton Park, Solihull. 0121 704 6962.

Nine: The Old Joint Stock, Birmingham. 0121 200 0946.

Scooby-Doo The Mystery of the Pyramid: Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, until July 24. 02476 553055.

Summer School Week 1 (ages 11-16): Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, until July 25. 02476 553055.

Wife After Death: Hall Green Little Theatre, until July 26. 0121 707 1874.

Silly Cow: Crescent Theatre, Birmingham, until July 26. 0121 643 5858.

Alphabet Avenue: The Blue Orange Theatre, Birmingham, until July 27. 0121 212 2643.

The Two Gentlemen of Verona: Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon, until Sept 4. 0844 800 1110.

Wicked: Birmingham Hippodrome, until Sept 6. 0844 338 5000.

Arden of Faversham: Swan Theatre, Stratford upon Avon, until Oct 2. 0844 800 1110.

EVENTS

Willow Wands Crafty Drop-in: The Parkridge Centre, Brueton Park, Solihull, 10.30am–12 noon. 0121 704 0768.

Totstime Tuesdays: Blakesley Hall, Blakesley Rd, Yardley. 0121 464 2193.

60 Minute Marvel – Den Building: The Parkridge Centre, Brueton Park, 1.30–2.30pm and 3–4pm. 0121 704 0768.

TOMORROW

MUSIC

Open Mic Night: The New Dog Pool Hotel, Pershore Rd, Stirchley. 0121 471 1910.

One Pound Fish: Suki 10c, Bordesley St, Birmingham. 07738 165024.

Rose Windows: The Oobleck at Alfie Birds, Custard Factory, Digbeth, Birmingham. 0121 270 6665.

Eve Selis with special guest Berkley Hart: Robin2, Bilston. 01902 401211.

Fred Wesley: The Drum, Potters Lane, Aston. 0121 333 2444.

JAZZ AND BLUES

Fred Wesley: The Drum, Potters Lane, Aston, Birmingham. 0121 333 2444.

Brothers Groove: The Jam House, Birmingham. 0121 200 3030.

Birmingham International Jazz and Blues Festival 2014: Various venues, until July 27.

www.birminghamjazzfestival.com.

Sandwell Fringe Festival: various venues, until July 28. www.bigbearmusic.com.

FOLK

Rea River Roots: Tower of Song, Pershore Road South, Kings Norton. 0121 628 1275.

Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys: Hare & Hounds, High St, Kings Heath. 0121 444 2081.

COMEDY

Fat Penguin: Gavin Webster: Patrick Kavannagh Bar, Woodbridge Rd, Moseley.

Jo Enright and Jen Brister: Edinburgh Previews: Memorial Hall, Station Rd, Kings Heath. 0121 444 3608.

THEATRE

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Westbourne Rd, Edgbaston. 0121 454 1860.

A World Beyond Man: Arena Theatre, Birmingham. 01902 321321.

Scooby-Doo The Mystery of the Pyramid: Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, until July 24. 02476 553055.

Summer School Week 1 (ages 11-16): Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, until July 25. 02476 553055.

Wife After Death: Hall Green Little Theatre, until July 26. 0121 707 1874.

Silly Cow: Crescent Theatre, Birmingham, until July 26. 0121 643 5858.

Alphabet Avenue: The Blue Orange Theatre, Birmingham, until July 27. 0121 212 2643.

Wicked: Birmingham Hippodrome, until Sept 6. 0844 338 5000.

Henry IV Part I: Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon, until Sept 6. 0844 800 1110.

The Roaring Girl: Swan Theatre, Stratford upon Avon, until Sept 30. 0844 800 1110.

EVENTS

Copper Wire Sculpture Workshop: Library of Birmingham.

Curly Snakes Crafty Drop-in: The Parkridge Centre, Brueton Park, Solihull, 10.30am–12 noon. 0121 704 0768.

Make a Bug Hotel: Sarehole Mill, Cole Bank Rd, Hall Green. 0121 777 6612.

60 Minute Marvel – Pond Dipping: The Parkridge Centre, Brueton Park, Solihull, 1.30–2.30pm and 3–4pm. 0121 704 0768.

EXHIBITIONS

BIRMINGHAM

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham: Staffordshire Hoard, until August 24. Home Away From Home, photographs and artefacts from women who migrated to Birmingham from Mirpur from the 1950s-70s, until August 3. Marvellous Machines, the Wonderful World of Rowland Emett, until September 21. Symmetry in Sculpture, work based on geometric patterns in Islamic art by Zarah Hussain, until November 2. True to Life? New Photography from the Middle East, until November 2. Permanent collection. 0121 303 2834.

Ikon Gallery, Oozells Square, Brindley Place, Birmingham: As Exciting As We Can Make It: Ikon in the 1980s, works by artists including Cornelia Parker, Vanley Burke, Sean Scully and Susan Hiller. Cornelia Parker, Ikon Icons, both until August 31. 0121 248 0708.

Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham: Lasting Impressions, twentieth century portrait prints by a variety of artists, until September 28. Conversations, portrait prints from the Barber’s collections, until October 5. A River Runs Through It, works on paper from the Barber collection, until October 26. Faith & Fortune, visualising the Divine on Byzantine and Early Islamic coinage, until November 30. A Taste of the Sea, two loaned seventeenth century Dutch seascapes by Jan van Goyen and Willem van de Velde the Elder, until October 29. 0121 414 7333.

mac, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham: Artist Rooms: Robert Therrien, until September 7. Dadara: Time = Money = Art, Dutch artist Daniel Rozenberg in residence for Be Festival, until August 31.Made at mac, ceramics by student artists, until August 31. 0121 446 3232.

RBSA Gallery Brook Street, Birmingham: White Water, White Light, abstract paintings by Jennie Ryrie, until July 26. RBSA New Curators, group show, until July 19. Sculpture trail around city centre, until August 23. Jenny Ryrie, abstract paintings solo show, until July 26. Print Bienniel, open exhibition dedicated to printmaking, until August 23. Stan Joyce, retrospective, until August 30. 0121 236 4353.

OTHER AREAS

Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove: Artrix summer exhibition, until August 17. 01527 577330.

Bilston Craft Gallery, Mount Pleasant, Wolverhampton: A Glass Act, celebrating diversity and relevance of contemporary glass tableware, until August 30. Phoenix: the story of the heat-resisting glass company, celebration of Bilston company, until August 30. Craftsense, Bilston enamels, until December 31. Summer showcase, until August 16. Rainbow Bridge, the silent voices, until July 26. 01902 552507.

The New Art Gallery, Gallery Square, Walsall: Gillian Wearing: We Are Here, single screen video work, today until October 2. Back to Front: 40 Permanent Collection Gems, items on show to mark 40thanniversary of opening of Garman Ryan Collection, until November 16. Noémie Goudal, The Geometrical Determination of the Sunrise, photography, film and installation, until September 14. Dealing with Dreams, the Garman Ryan Collection 40th anniversary, until November 16. Permanent collection. 01922 654400.

Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton: Pop Europe! Artists working on the continent in comparative aesthetic, until February 7. Nation Estate, short sci-fi film about Palestinian statehood by Larissa Sansour, until July 26. A Viking’s Guide to Deadly Dragons with Cressida Cowell, children’s books brought to life, until August 30. April Gibson-Earl, mixed media paintings, until July 26. 01902 552040.

 

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