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Ten brilliant things to do in Birmingham this week

Written by
Jon Cook

Launch yourself into spring with one of these great happenings in Brum this week; from dog shows and theatre, to exhibitions, gigs and film...

Tinashe, The Institute, Digbeth, £11-30
Only 21 years of age, American singer Tinashe is on a trajectory set straight to the top. Catch her at The Institute on Tuesday night, performing tracks from her breakthrough debut LP ‘Aquarius’.

Life and Death of Stars, Thinktank, Millennium Point, until March 19
See unique UV artworks inspired by images from the Hubble telescope, created by local artist Naziah Angel.

Everyman Cinema, The Mailbox, open now
Get yourself down to Birmingham’s newest cinema, where you can enjoy seat-side bar service and the latest films in luxurious surroundings.

Hidden Treasures Craft Exhibition, RBSA, until May 9, free
Looking at the use of new techniques such as 3D printing in the latest trends in jewellery and ceramic design, and featuring established and emerging talents, this exhibition runs until May 9.

The Kings Speech, The Rep, until March 7, £12.50-£30
This production of the play that inspired the Oscar-winning film is a collaboration between The Rep and Chichester Festival Theatre and runs until Saturday.

Comedy Carousel, The Glee Club, Thursday March 5, £12.50 (£19.50 with meal)
The Glee Club’s weekly Thursday night comedy bash features headline acts, new talent and loads of audience interaction. For an extra £7, The Real Food Canteen will fill your belly.

Gods and Heroes, The Barber, until May 25, free
A display inspired by one of Barber’s most recent acquisitions – ‘Hercules and Caucus’ by Hendrick Goltzius – that examines the representation of the supernatural and superhuman in art.

Fabulous Froggies, National Sea Life Centre, Brindley Place, March 7-15
Head to the Sea Life Centre for a celebration of all things frog, with specially themed activities for children and adults alike.

Crufts Best In Show, Genting Arena, March 8, £17.50 - £25.50
The biggest dog show in the UK comes to a climax on Sunday with 22,000 dogs competing for the title of Best In Show 2015.

‘District 9’ and ‘Elysium’ director Neill Blomkamp returns to his native South Africa for this comic tale of a robot that gets adopted by a gang of criminals.

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