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Ten of the best things to do in Birmingham this week

Written by
Jon Cook

Public Service Broadcasting, The Institute, Wednesday, £20
The equally intriguing and thrilling London duo bring their unique and highly rated audiovisual experience to Birmingham, as part of the tour for new album, The Race For Space. Read Time Out London's review of that here and head to The Institute's Library space to experience it in full.

Singles Pizza Making Class, Pizza Express Brindley Place, Thursday, £22.95
If you're single, love pizza and aged 24 to 40, then head to Pizza Express on the Waters Edge in Brindley Place on Thursday for some speed dating with a difference. You might just meet the guy or girl of your dreams, and you'll definitely get to eat great pizza... Things kick off at 6.30pm and run until 9pm, with last entry at 7pm.

The Prodigy, O2 Academy, Thursday, £42
Catch one of dance music's biggest and most influential ever acts live at the O2 Academy on Thursday night, touring music from their forthcoming new album, The Day Is My Enemy. Support comes from Killsonik.

Jesús Fernández: Cádiz, Hippodrome, Thursday, £10/£15
Be invigorated by dance at the Hippodrome on Thursday evening as Flamenco star Jesús Fernández pays homage to his Andulcian hometown of Cádiz through an intoxicating performance of original choreography and music for DanceXchange's Flamenco Edition 15.

SOURCE Dinner: Artisinal British Cheeses Dinner, Opus at Cornwall Street, Friday, £65
A new edition to Opus's Source Dinner series, this four-course meal features a quartet of British cheeses from around the country incorporated into each dish. The dinner commences at 7pm and also includes an aperitif, wine with each course and service.

Harborne Farmers Market, Harbourne High Street, Saturday, free
Now twice a month, get down to the thriving farmers market on Harbourne High Street on Saturday to shop local in the best possible way, with plenty of great produce on sale, all grown within a 50 mile radius of Birmingham and with producers on hand to offer expert advice on cooking and recipes.

Treasures & History Tour, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Saturday, £3
A chance to discover more about the origins and history of BMAG and its collections on this 45-minute tour this Saturday. Meet the tour guide in the Round Room at 2.30pm - tickets can be purchased from the nearby vestibule reception desk.

Dirty Dancing, Hippodrome, until May 23, £25-£55
You've seen the movie, now experience the musical. Eleanor Bergstowe's stage adaptation of her classic 1987 film features all the songs you can't forget and has received rave reviews. 

The Best In Live Stand Up, The Glee Club, Friday & Saturday, £15.50
Join four great comedians at The Glee Club this weekend for one of the venue's weekly stand-up specials. For £23, you can get food thrown in with your ticket, and students can get in for just £5.

The Falling
Carol Morley's mysterious film set in a 1960s English girls' school plays at Everyman in The Mailbox everyday this week. Read what Time Out thought here.

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