Defy the grey skies and check out these summery food and drink shindigs in Birmingham this Bank Holiday weekend.
With all the wintry weather we've been having, it's easy to forget that summer isn't quite over yet.
This weekend's August bank holiday is the last hurrah before schools go back and the September rush hits, so make the most of it.
Here are 8 exciting events to take your pick from...
1. South American Bank Holiday Fiesta!
Enjoy Latin flavours - of food, music and cocktails with a series of special offers including Kids Eat Free (Friday and Monday) and 2 for £8 cocktails featuring tequila and cachaca (Sunday).
There's also a Friday Night Fiesta with DJs playing Latin beats into the evening.
Friday 25 - Monday 27 August
Bodega Bar and Cantina, Bennett's Hill.
2. Funky blues & Buffalo burgers: All-American bank holiday
Live funky blues music from local band Tom Walker Trio (Sunday), plus a special burger deal on Monday.
Sunday 27 - Monday 28 August
Buffalo & Rye, Bennett's Hill
3. Cocktail Happy Hour and DJs at The Vic
A 4-day Cocktail Happy Hour lasting from 4pm on Friday to close on Monday!
The weekend will also see live DJs hit the decks, with a soulful Saturday and a hip hop funky Sunday.
Friday 25 - Sunday 27 August
The Victoria, John Bright St
4. Mr Jerk's Reggae Caribbean Cookout 1st Birthday Party
Island vibes as they celebrate the anniversary of Mr Jerk's inception
Expect authentic Jamaican jerk BBQ and rum cocktails, games and live music including reggae, ska and rock-steady.
Monday 28 August
Hawker Yard, Pershore St
Image by Stu Spivack
5. Arbikie Craft Vodka Cocktail Weekend
Discover the vodkas of Scottish craft distiller Arbikie, in a special weekend of premium vodka cocktails.
Happy Hour officially starts at 4pm on Friday and lasts until they close on Monday!
Friday 25 - Monday 28 August
The Rose Villa Tavern, Warstone Lane
6. Enjoy exotic food and live music from Cuba to Jamaica
Caribbean fiesta of rum, island cuisine and Cuban sandwiches, served to the soundn of resident Latin band Rhythms del Toro.
Rum Punch and Cuba Libres are just £5 all day and night.
Monday 28 August from 4pm
The Cuban Embassy, Moseley
7. Shaun of the Dead Outdoor Cinema - Free popcorn & facepainting
The cult comedy classic will be screening the New Inn's beer garden this bank holiday weekend.
Free popcorn and complimentary facepainting should help get you in the mood.
Sunday 28 August from 8.30pm
The New Inn, Harborne
Posted by Ahmed Ahmed