Last Fridays each month, 9pm-3am, at The Core Club, 135 Sherlock Street. XXL attracts hundreds of men of all shapes and sizes from across the Midlands and beyond, featuring music from XXL London and Ministry of Sound resident DJ Paul Morrell.
Now ongoing through June 11, 2017, Green Gallery. From the 1920s through the 50s, renowned archaeologist/ art historian David Talbot Rice conducted some of the first examinations Byzantine Empire ruins. Exhibited here for the first time, photos, drawing and field notes from these studies mark his contribution to bringing a forgotten empire back into the popular imagination.
May 26-27, 2017, 7:30pm, the Door. An earthy story of courage, conviction and hope. Drag king champion Lucy Jane Parkinson plays Joan of Arc, history's greatest gender-warrior, dragged up as the men she defies, with uproarious songs. But what if a disguise becomes something a lot more real, and you have to fight for who you really are; to stand out, stand up and stand alone?
May 27-28, 2017, Spring Bank Holiday Weekend Saturday 12 noon Carnival Parade from Victoria Square in Birmingham's Gay Village at city center; Past year included Community Village Green festival + Village Cabaret Stage, Main Stage entertainment & Chic dance arena. See media and upcoming events at their website:
June 21-24, 2017, 7:30pm (Thu + Sat matinees). Three enthralling one-act ballets: a young boy’s life is marked from the moment a fairy saves his life in the snow, unleashing magical joys and sorrows; a thoroughly English Gilbert and Sullivan tale of a gang of girls, a crew of sailors and ballet aboard the HMS Hot Cross Bun; and the ancient god Pan is unleashed.
Mid-November, 2017 (TBC), eleven days at downtown Birmingham historic theatre district venues. Visual/ performance arts, queer cabaret/ film/ music/ theater/ talks/comedy/DJs/drag/workshops/gender politics, masked ball, emerging progressive/ mainstream/ marginalised talents.
April 28, 2018 (TBC) - this past year at Screen 2, Ego Arts Venue, Silver St, Coventry. Saturday 7:30pm nine LGBTQ short films and a documentary from seven countries. Part of the 5th annuall International Coventry Film Festival. See details for upcoming year as announced at their website: