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 midnight to 6am, underground at SUB101/ Cruz 101, with cutting edge sounds and pumped up music "second to none" soundtrack provided by Aftershock resident DJs Ross Homson and Jim Dusty + special guest DJs such as ADAM TURNER playing Uplifting Vocal House: High Octane, High Energy and always Uplifting! Hosted by Anna Phylactic.
Saturdays 11pm-7am. DJs from Manchester and beyond w/ residents Almighty Donald + Tony Woof, joined by the best UK Pop, Dance and RnB guest DJs! AFTERSHOCK residents William Sizen Bell, Ben Hughes, Ross Homson, Jim Dusty play alongside the worlds finest House DJs at Manchester’s biggest Gay House Night at SUB101, a fresh/ uplifting/ unique soundtrack assault on clubland!
First Saturdays each month, 10pm - 2am. Underwear parties/ Manchester’s biggest/ longest-running monthly gay fetish night with more sleaze. DJs include Lawerence Clarke, Jim Dusty, Pete Simpson, Brett Denning, Sam Porter + guests, A safe, inclusive environment w/ plenty of dark spaces to explore perversions.
May 2, 2019. The Great British Bear Bash is back with its 22nd year, setting sail to pillage, cause havoc, and have fun around the streets of the Village. FB
May 3, 2019, 11pm-5am. Big tunes + dirty beats; DJs CHRIS CAMPLIN + DARREN GOODWIN. Hot, horny crowd partying/ playing in the dark til the wee hours. Bears, Cubs, Otters, Chasers, Admirers, Daddies, Pups, Leathermen, Rubbermen - all tribes welcome. No attitude/ dress code. Underwear, rubber, leather, fetish, kink, sports gear, casual clothes, jocks, kilts - as much/ little as you like!
May 4, 2019, 11pm-4am. Monthly LGBT+ night dedicated to bringing a broad spectrum of sounds + good times to queers and everyone else in one of the world's finest basements. Back in 2019 for a year full of queer goodness with stalwarts of Manchester's clubbing scene. DJs Kiernan Laveaux + Father of Two (Pittsburgh) + Kiss Me Again DJs. Bring the vibes/ ditch the prejudice.
May 5, 2019, 1-10pm. A day for the Manchester community to come together for an array of entertainment Hosted by Victoria SecretDublin. Raising money for local charities in the Manchester Gay Village.
May 5, 2019, 3-5pm. See the Gay Gordons' Scottish Country Dancers preform at the Village People Weekend, strutting their stuff between outside Bar Pop (weather permitting). Join the fun and maybe take part in the audience dance(s).
May 5, 2019, 10pm at Yes. Sounds From The Other City 2019 Official Afterparty hosted by High Hoops + So Flute. DJs Baloo b2b Adge, Danuka, High Hoops, Sofie K, Yadava. May 24th, 11pm-6am at The White Hotel, Salford, with w/ Carista + LSDXOXO. High Hoops welcomes all people from all walks of life. Whatever your sexuality, gender, age, nationality or race. One dance floor for all.
May 5, 2019, 12-4am, G-A-Y Manchester Porn Idol w/ Judges The Cock Destroyers. May 7, 14, 21, 28 + June 4, Raffle Tuesdays win £100. May 8, 15, 22, 29 + June 5, SoFa So Good Singing Competition. May 9, 16, 23, 30 + June 6, It’s So Crazy Right Now, Thursdays Commercial Pop + RnB. May 17, 24, Battle Of The Divas. May 25, Balloon Traffic Light Party. More at:
May 10, 2019, 11pm-4am. A sporty edition of our underwear and sports kit night. Dig out your footy kits, singlets and jockstraps. DJ Dave Ritson will play his tapes right through til early hours of Saturday morning. The guys from UK Hotjocks will also be supporting the event - plus live dancers and entertainers will perform.
May 12, 2019, 2-8pm. Icon, Mrs Myra is back at Manchester's first home of cabaret - straight after bingo with Miss Penny - Live cabaret artiste. May 19th Charlie Hides + host KY Kelly. May 26th - Scottish whirlwind Mary Mac is back w/ bank holiday weekend of crazy shit and giggles. Free snacks, drinks deals, more camporama than you can shake a stick at + KY Kelly's Bingo Balls.
May 17, 2019, 10pm-6am. Special guests. Microdosing Friends/ Regulars. Advanced sensory stimulation. Appropriate music(s). Maybe Klipschorns? Relevant visual accompaniments. Intergalactic/ excessive decor. Comfort Zones / Naps. NoKambo! Shanti and Chekov gonna be goin' for it downstairs, ascend to the top floor to attain self-actualisation. Once inside move freely between floors.
May 18, 2019, 8am-2pm. Meet at Hare and Hounds Bury, 400 Bolton Rd West. A variety of walking sessions throughout 2019. Coming up: May 19th + 22nd - The University of Salford; June 22nd - The Lake District; July 13th - a 26 mile adventure TBA. FB. See details on these and more events at:
May 18, 2019, 9pm-1am at The Carlton Club, Rowan Lodge, 113 Carlton Rd. Special YDNY party for Whalley Range's first ever Pride event to close Pride celebrations this weekend. DJs Rob Jones, BB, Brett Dearden, and Susan Kerr. Celebrate LGBT+ diversity in Whalley Range.
May 22, 2019, 6:30pm. Ahead of EU elections, The Democratic Society will host this free film screening as part of the Europe-wide, Wake Up Europe film festival. Following the screening, we will have a digital participatory session where you can share your thoughts on the themes raised around democracy, populism, and the rise of the far right in a worldwide context. All are welcome.
May 23-27, 2019. THU 11pm-6am - SAUCY student party w/ drag shows by Val Qaeda, Whiplash, Violet Vogue, Sienna the Siren and Barb! Music by Craig Law. FRI 11pm-6am - Craig Law plays Chart, House, RnB; 7 hours of hands-in-the-air Gay Clubbing. SAT 11pm-8am - Donald is set to CAMP it up! Pop, Chart, Camp. SUN 11pm-8am - DJ Murray Sunday night party!
May 24-28, 2019, 9pm-4am. To Infinity & Beyond! This May Bank holiday you've got a friend in KIKI! Fully Themed Venue | Free Entry | Frozen Drink Prices. Pulling out all the stops as always.
May 25, 2019, 10pm-4am. Non-stop exotic disco for homos, heteros, lesbos + don't knows. Sexual orientation/ music genres are irrelevant on our dancefloors. Disco/ house/ techno/ garage/ pop/ dirt/ glamour and no pomp or pretension. Featuring guest appearance from one of our original residents Kath McDermott. Plus Massey (Sprechen) + launch of Gina Breeze's forthcoming E.P.
May 31, 2019, 11pm-4am. The 3rd Stretch party/ new Thursday rubber night. Manchester's playful rubber fetish night where rubber boys have more fun is back! The night kicks off after the Manchester Rubbermen spring barcrawl. DJ Dave Ritson will play funky vocal tunes. for rubber boys and kinky friends. Drink/ Dance/ Play. Strict rubber dress code enforced. Next date: July 26th.
June 1, 2019, noon-midnight. Top local DJs share their finest garage bangers/ explore roots/ heritage of the genre: dub, reggae, rnb, dancehall, house + related genres: uk funky, broken beat, grime and dubstep. A community party: no customers/ bosses/ profits - just us floating together in a dreamy sea of warm retro lighting, incredible sounds. Loosen up, extend limbs, move together.
June 7, 2019, 11pm-5am. Big tunes + dirty beats; DJs Eddy Murf + Darren Goodwin; hot, horny crowd partying/ playing in the dark til the wee hours. Bears, Cubs, Otters, Chasers, Admirers, Daddies, Pups, Leathermen, Rubbermen - all tribes welcome. No attitude/ dress code. Underwear, rubber, leather, fetish, kink, sports gear, casual clothes, jocks, kilts - as much/ little as you like!
June 8, 2019, 11pm-8am. Still the biggest/ best parties! International DJs/ Drags/ Dancers. Champagne Reception. Night of Pop, Charts, RnB, and Commercial House from the Hottest UK DJs on a journey from 1992 right up to the cutting edge sound you hear at Cruz 101 every week! KAREN HARDING. SAM LONDT. ALMIGHTY DONALD, CHEDDAR GORGEOUS, ANNA PHYLACTIC, TILLY SKREAMS. Dress to the nines!
June 29, 2019, 9pm-3am. Set your Fetish Free! FULL Fetish dress code - Rubber, Leather, Sports Kit, Skinhead. Extra! means Extra! DJ Set, Extra! Play space and Extra!
July 4-21, 2019. The world‘s first city festival, biennial, 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.
July 11-12, 2019, 8pm. After days of mind-numbing office work, thinking about lunch, lusting after Orson Bloom from IT, Bryony gains superhero abilities and a new persona: Vulvarine, saviour of womankind. Where is all the tampon tax going? Who is The Mansplainer, and what is his evil plan? Grab your tights, your spanx and your most supportive sports bra. It’s hero time.
July 25 - August 10, 2019. Not everyone bought into the future it promised. Angry workers, in mills and factories across England, smashed machines that threatened their way of life. The Luddites were written off as enemies of progress. But their 19th-century complaint, that bosses were using technology as an excuse to beat down the workers, resonates now more strongly than ever.
August 10-11, 2019, Alexandra Park. J'ouvert Morning, Saturday at 6am. Mas bands from around the UK in the parade/ on stage; live Caribbean music, Irish folk musicians, African music, Soca and Calypso Stage both days, Black HUDU in the soul tent, Bajan Village music and culture tent, vendor stalls, Eastern Caribbean jerk food, Zorb Pool, costume making workshops... and more.
August 23-26, 2019. Bank Holiday Weekend. Tens of thousands descend on Manchester's Gay Village for the climax of Manchester Pride Festival. Sat Parade from Liverpool Rd, typically with over 100 floats, to the Gay Village lifestyle Expo, market stalls, food, performers, theatre, film, exhibitions, sports, bars/ clubs events. See year-round events details, and 2018 media:
August 24, 2019, at The White Hotel, 3, Dickinson St, Salford. SAT 11pm-7am; SUN Free Day Party + 11pm-7am Party. Music provided by very talented close pals and a number of secret guests; Sofie K, Joy Social, Kiss Me Again, Supernature Disco and loads more TBA. Look out for further announcements.
March 7-15, 2020 (usually) at the Odeon Great Northern. Nine days of over 150 of the very best international shorts, features and documentaies, world and UK premieres. A truly independent film festival, committed and dedicated to sharing great stories from both new and established international and domestic filmmakers from the world of independent cinema.
April 10-14, 2020 (TBC). Past year featured: THU: Gagged+Bound at On; Stretch at Eagle. FRI MancsBound at Eagle; Darkcell at Sub101 + Recon at Night People + Devient at Eagle. SAT noon Fetish Mkt at Cruz101; Sneakrs at REM; Alert! X at Academy. SUN Rubber Brunch at Leaf; Sunday Service at Eagle; GearTunes at Oscars; Cabaret + Rubberoke at REM; Slick at Eagle.