See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the Manchester area at the link below, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
Second Fridays, 11pm - 5:30am at Eagle Bar Manchester. New monthly social for Bears, Chubs, Cubs, Chasers and Friends. Room 1: The Eagle - Upfront House & Club Classics with DJ Rick Parker. Room 2: The Black Eagle - Streamed Hi-NRG & Euro Mixtapes from Moz Morris.
Every Saturday Night/Sunday Morning from 12.30am underground af SUB101/ Cruz 101, with cutting edge sounds and pumped up music -- a "second to none" soundtrack provided by Aftershock residents on rotation: Nik Denton, Ross Homson, Darren Bewsher, Jim Dusty, Danny Phillips, William Sizen Bell and Alan Stevens + special guest DJs.
First Saturdays each month + other dates, 10pm - 2am, Bangkok Bar. Underwear parties/ Manchester’s biggest/ longest-running monthly gay fetish night with more sleaze. DJs Lawerence Clarke, Jim Dusty, Pete Simpson, Brett Denning, Sam Porter + guests, A safe, inclusive environment w/ plenty of dark spaces for members to explore perversions. Every Sunday Cellar 1-6pm events.
Last Saturday of every month at Bangkok Bar on Princess St. dedicated Bear, Cub and chaser night brought to you by the team behind The Big Scrum! - for HAIRYbeary, HUNKYchunky, MUSCLEcubby, CHUBBYchaser kinda guys.
April 28 - May 2, 2016, pool party, market, clubs, quiz, beareoke, BEST DRESSED VIKING, bear sauna, dance night, parties, beareoke, The Bear Market, event merchandise, and more - in association with THE BIG SCRUM MANCHESTER, BEAR CLUB, THE EAGLE, REM BAR and other venues. See full schedule as announced:
May 28, 2016 10pm-4am, at Hidden, Manchester. Every other month dark discotek for 18+ modern dandies, uber-misfits and losers. A dysfunktional discotek for notorious homosexualists + disgusting friends - no mucking about house/ bass buggin' rave up paradise garage disco boogie songs/ loft diva gospel spiritual shit' kinda thing. DJs Mr Ties (Homopatik), Jamie Bull + Will Tramp.
June 17, 2016, 10pm-4am at Xolo, 11-13 New Wakefield St, Manchester. THIS IS HANDSOME. YOU ARE HANDSOME. GET IN. ANOTHER SLAB OF QUALITY HOUSE + JACKIN' BEATS with DJs Tristan Da Cunha, Dave Kendrick, and Jamie Bull playing House music all night long. An 18+ event. Tickets £5 early bird / £10 at the door. Next in 2016: August 13th.
August 26-28, 2016. Tens of thousands descend on Manchester's Gay Village, celebrate the climax of Manchester Pride Festival. Sat Parade from Liverpool Road, typically with over one hundred floats, to the Gay Village lifestyle Expo, market stalls, food, performers, theatre, film, exhibitions, sports, bars/ clubs events. See year-round events details, and 2015 media at website:
March, 2017 (TBC). Four days of some of the very best international shorts, features and documentaies, world and UK premieres. The March 2016 ManIFF festival at the AMC Manchester Great Northern Warehouse featured over 90 international and domestic films. See website for 2017 details, starting in January:
July, 2017 (TBC), world‘s first festival, biannial, original, new work & special events. Wide-ranging original work: music, visual arts, theatre, dance, food; indoor & out; internationally-acclaimed artists & co-producers; established venues & public spaces.
April, 2017 (TBC). Five days/ over a dozen events at venues in/ around the Gay Village. Past year Included: Saturday Alert Party Rubber Special; Sunday closing party Slick at Eagle. For more info, see facebook or website below for program updates: