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Ten great things to do in Birmingham this week

Written by
Jon Cook

It's a busy week in Brum, with everything from ballet and theatre to music, comedy and comics. Oh, and a superhero world-record attempt, of course...

Hot Tub Cinema, Boxxed, Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday £17.50
Sit in a hot tub and watch 'Top Gun', 'Dirty Dancing', 'Mean Girls' or 'The Hangover' – what’s not to like?

Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Monday, £37.50
The hugely popular Cuban instrumentalists perform in Birmingham on Monday.

Who Do You Think You Are Live, Thursday – Saturday, NEC, £16
Head to NEC for this massive genealogy event, with expert and celebrity speakers and everything you need to trace your family history under one roof.

Hamlet: Stage2, Crescent Theatre, Wednesday, £10
The Stage2 youth theatre company present their take on Shakespeare’s tragic tale of revenge, jealousy and murder.

Suite from Snow White – A Ballet in 4 Acts, Old Rep, Tuesday, £3
A world premiere of music for ballet set to the Brothers Grimm’s 'Snow White', performed by Birmingham Sinfonietta.

Comedy Carousel & The Real Food Canteen, Glee Club, Thursday, £12-£19.50
Enjoy great food and even better comedy at the Glee's weekly Comedy Carousel, with plenty of audience participation and barrel loads of laughs guaranteed.

Birmingham Comics Festival, Edgbaston Stadium, Saturday, £10
Edgbaston Cricket Club plays host to this new event, bringing together comic book fans, publishers and artists from across the UK and world for a celebration of all things comic

Nadine Shah, The Rainbow Venues, Saturday, £8
The critically acclaimed singer-songwriter brings her provocative sound to The Rainbow on Saturday night.

Superhero World Record, Toys ‘R’ Us Oldbury, Saturday, free
Get your capes and masks ready and join legions of DC Comics super hero fans around the world in an attempt to set a world record at Toys ‘R’ Us in Oldbury. Things start at 9am and the record attempt takes place at 11am.

While We're Young
Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts star in this witty generation-clashing comedy. Find out what our Time Out London colleagues thought here.

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