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Gay Manchester

In association with Manbears Manchester

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.
Hosted each week by Manchester’s own Anna Phylactic & Cheddar Gorgeous

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.
The Ultimate Saturday night out in Manchester’s Gay Village.
APEX at Cruz 101

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!
Dress Code Leather Fetish Parties
Alert! + Red Alert! + Hard On at Alert!

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.
Hosted by Turn On Fest & Hope Mill Theatre
Absolute Certainty?

January 28 - February 1, 2020, 7:30pm/ 2:30pm SAT. Finn’s off to Uni. His brother’s best mate, Lee wants to teach him to have fun, AND look after himself, and they get closer. But Deano tries to efforts to discourage the friendship, and as signs are misread, a line is crossed one drunken night. But by who? No-one talks about feelings, let alone sexuality. What happened?
Children of the atom. We are back for our first party of the year
Dance Yrself Clean Vol.15

January 31, 2020, 11pm-4am. Manchester: one of the music capitals of the universe: Freaks/ Geeks/ Queers/ unique spirit! Phil Perry + resident DYC DJs. Nu-disco, Synthwave, Synthpop, Art Pop, Dream pop, Electronica, Experimental pop, Hip Hop, Psychedelia, Indie Rock and funk! Ready to squirt more colour + music all over your lovely faces. Dance like nobody's watching into a new day.
Hosted by Kiss Me Again and Soup Kitchen
Kiss Me Again #37

February 1, 2020, 11pm-4am. Bringing you wonderful queers music from all across the spectrum. No more introduction needed - if you know what we do, you know. If you don't, then come and find out! See you in the basement! Kicking off 2020 with one of our absolute faves, Joe Delon from sunny Lisbon, playing for us for the first time!
Hosted by High Hoops
High Hoops w/ Solar, Mozhgan and Tilly

February 1, 2020, midnight-7am, The White Hotel, Salford. Kicking off the 5th year of High Hoops w/ 2 special guests from San Francisco, Solar and Mozhgan. An evening of cosmic oddities and subversive sounds, w/ Bristol-based Noods resident, Tilly. Welcoming all people from all walks of life, of whatever sexuality, gender, age, nationality or race. One dance floor for all! Next: Mar 28.
Every Thursday Until Nov 21 RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Viewing Party
February at G-A-Y

February 3 - October 26, 2020, every MON 12-4am, Ross Preston Monday Bingo. Feb 4 - Nov 10, every TUE 12-4am Tuesdays Raffle - Win £100. Feb 7-28, 12-4pm BAY KEN Fridays. Feb 9-23, 11pm-4am The Verry Cherry Show. Feb 12 - Oct 29, 12-4am SoFa So Good w/ Chris Jakeway. Feb 13 - Oct 30, 12-4am THU Rihanna N Beyonce. Feb 14, 12-4am Valentines Day w/ Bey. Feb 22 - Traffic Light Party.
Part of the Manchester Classical Association public lecture series
Castration Envy: Queerness and the Galli Priests in Republican Rome

February 5, 2020, 6-7pm, at Manchester Central Library, St Peter’s Sq. an LGBTQ+ History Month Special Event. The talk at 6pm will be followed by discussion with the Mcr Classical Association Chair, Dr April Pudsey of Manchester Metropolitan University, and an informal Q&A with the audience.
Happy New Year from all the team - Hosted by WOOF CLUB NIGHT
The Big Scrum 2020 Opening Party!

February 7, 2020, 11pm-4am at Sub 101. Now, with the hangover gone, it's time to PARTY! Men in Kit, Men in Jocks, Men with MUSCLE and BEARS! FREE SHOTS for early cumers! DJ James Deponeo. Dark Spaces to hide + play! Handsome, horny guys - bring friends and see in the New Year Scrum-style! Pre-drinks at The Rem Bar. Free Entry to Cruz 101 3-6am! After Party at The Black Eagle.
First DILF Manchester of 2020 at Eagle - kicking off the New Year with a bang!
DILF Manchester

February 7, 2020, 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!
Hosted by Club Animalz - the Uk Nightclub for Animals
Club Animalz

February 8, 2020, 7pm-2am. Animalz provides you an exuberant LGBT+ night full of slick tunes, an amazing atmosphere and sexy loving vibes at the high-tech, super pimpin' Cruz-101 - carefree and accepting party where hate and intolerance stays outside... so no matter if you are a furry, pup, fursuiter, or someone wanting an amazing party - join us!
Hosted by Homoelectric and Rebecca.Never.Becky
Homoelectric February at Hidden

February 8, 2020, 10pm-4am. Homoelectric bass buggin spiritual outer space voodoo dancing. Homoelectric is for Homos, Lesbos, Don't knows and Disko Asbos. Music is life. ADONIS DJs Shay Malt + Grace Sands, Paulette Mix-Stress and Blackbetty (BeckyNeverBeckyCollective), Jamie Bull, Gina Breeze, Will Dunn and Lukas. Perforers: House of Ghetto, Hotline and Homobloc dancers.
At your favourite man-joint - What marvellous fun we all shall have!
Myra Dubois does Sunday Service

February 9, 2020, 2-8:30pm. Making her Eagle 2020 debut, Myra DuBois - off the telly - from 2pm with hostess Miss Penny - Live cabaret artiste and follow-up cabaret from 6:45ish with Belinda Scandal. Before that Daddy Gary presents his open mic session with bar snacks + drinks deals galore throughout the afternoon.
The Klub Kids Comedy Queens are back in Manchester
Katya & The Comedy Queens

February 9, 2020, 8-11pm. An all new exciting comedy show with 6 of the world's most hilarious comedy queens - hosted by RuPaul's Drag Race superstar KATYA. To feature Lady Bunny, Sherry Vine, Baga Chipz. All Star Manila Luzon and Season 11 favourite Nina West. Ages 16+ only entry. A high energy show, with world class performers, TV personalities and hilarious comedy.
Hosted by Drone Yoga and Partisan Collective
Drone Yoga at Partisan

February 11, 2020, 6:30-7:30pm. Experience how yoga set to a drone/ambient playlist can help you to zone out, focus the mind and relax. This beginners / intermediate yoga session will take you through a linked series of postures set to a playlist designed to match the rhythms of the sequence.
Manchester's only fully accessible clubnight. Everyone is welcome
Under One Roof Valentine's Party

February 13, 2020, 6:30-9:30pm. For the first rave of 2020 we're joined by up-and-coming house DJ Jake Smith, alongside Manchester disco and house party-starters Kiss Me Again.
QCQ: Queer Culture Questions; Pronouns: who are they for?

February 13, 2020, 6pm-7:30am. Monthly salon with Monica Pearl: What are crucial queer questions we should be asking? What old ideas are still useful. Which should we painfully part with? Which ideas matter in queer film, books, art and ideas? Monica Pearl facilitates discussion. Everyone is welcome to share ideas and explore possibilities - or just to sit back and listen.
Back with another QFT performance special
Queer Family Tea Valentine Performance Special

February 13, 2020, 7-10pm. Queer Family Tea - with food, music, performance and queer community in a sober space. A pay what you can event. It's simple. We get together. We eat. We hang out. We chat and share successes or issues of the week.
Hosted by Richmond Tea Rooms
Mad Hatters Tea Party - Queen of Hearts

February 14, 2020, 7-11:30pm. Have I gone mad? I'm afraid so. You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret, All the best people are. Be transported into the wonderful world of the Mad Hatter and his friends! An 18+ adult Tea Party: Afternoon tea, entertainment and much much more! Next: Mar 6; Apr 10 (Good Friday); May 8; Jun 12 + 25; Jul 10; Aug 7; Sep 11...
Media partner Gtenmedia will also be there with live coverage of the night
JOCK Manchester - The Vday Edition

February 14, 2020, 11pm-4am. JOCK Manchester first party of the decade! Getting in the mood for love - going OTT w/ stage performances, freebies galore and secret host. DJs Dave Ritson + Addison (LON). Wear Valentines underwear, inspired outfits + lots of raunch! Also: 4am JOCK OFF! XXX afterparty at Basement Sauna.
7 hours of queer counterculture - all dripping w/ euphoric queer sweat.
The Most Depressing Valentine’s of Your Life

February 14, 2020, 11pm-3am. Recently dumped? Can’t be with the one you love? Heading for stalkerville? Don’t waste another minute, head on over to our Sad Disco and purge those people from your life. Tortured souls can find us on Valentine’s Evening to meet others and sing along to healing powers of Whitney, Celine, Mariah, Roxette and their heavy-hearted friends.
Let music be your valentine
Qwerk Luvin

February 14, 2020, midnight-6am. Monthly Friday party passionately provided by two Manchester clubbers, playing feel good house/ nu disco/ indie dance. A safe inclusive space for all genders/ sexualities, bringing community, freedom, fun and friendship. DJs Toby Blake + Residents F&M + Special Surprise Guest. We encourage development of new DJ talents from our our dance floor crowd.
With DJ Veba & MC Kwasi - The Refuge
Playhouse Family Rave

February 15, 2020, 2-4pm at The Refuge. PLAYHOUSE PROJECT returns to the Refuge with DJ VEBA (Rae & Christian, Groove Armada, HOMOBLOC & La Discotheque). Plus MC KWASI (Mr Scruff, Friends and Family, So Flute, Dub Smugglers & Mungo's HiFi). Sets are full of energy: Electronica + Disco + some surprises.
Birthday shenanigans - Yes we are 3!
Your Disco Needs You 3rd Birthday with Andy Daniels

February 15, 2020, 8:30pm-1am at The Carlton Club, Rowan Lodge, 113 Carlton Rd. Celebrateing w/ Andy Daniels- making his YDNY debut - a player in clubland for almost 3 decades. Also DJs Rob Jones, Neil Craven and Brett Dearden playing Disco, House, Nu Disco and everything in between.
Great tunes, Cheap Booze and one hell of a party from DJRJ Promotions!
Hosted by Cruz 101 Manchester
One More Night in Babylon - Queer as Folk 21 Year Celebration!

February 21 + 22, 2020, 11pm-7am. Celebrating 21 years of the Iconic Queer as Folk TV show by throwing 2 parties to take you back to the origins of gay clubbing in Manchester. Those who have watched Stuart, Vince & Nathan party in Babylon on Queer as Folk, now is your chance to party in the REAL Babylon for just one weekend! Details TBA:
Manchester's no.1 Rubber Fetish night
STRETCH - 1st Birthday

February 21, 2020, 11pm-4am. Manchester Playful Rubber fetish night with Rick Parker! Where rubber boys have more fun! As always, Dave Ritson will be playing the funnky vocal tunes. Drink/ Dance/ Play. Strict rubber dress code enforced. A kinky dark, hot and sexy time.
Hosted by Homobloc
Supernature on Sunday with special guest Luke Unabomber

February 23, 2020, 3-8pm. Back for the first 2020 Supernature on Sunday party with special guest, Mr mover and shaker himself, the gorgeous Luke Unabomber, with a 2 hour set, just for you Supernature Lovers! Also with Supernature Residents: BB, Richie V and James Greenwood. As always, free entry.
Hosted by Electrik and Quingo
A League Of Gentlemen Quingo Special - For Local People

February 25, 2020, 7:30-10pm. Come try to win some 'precious things.' Questions themed on everyone's fave Derbyshire town and its inhabitants; rounds of bingo + music quiz all presented by Papa Lazarou himself, Christopher Dresden Styles! Grab some pizza and prepare to play Quingo at Electrik...pens/dabbers provided by Pauline herself! You'll never leave!
Hosted by Dead Cat Comedy Club and Bar Pop
The Village Idiots LGBT+ Comedy Club feat. Bethany Black

February 25, 2020, 8-11pm. Manchester's only LGBT+ Comedy Club returns to Bar Pop. Another sensational evening of Stand-Up Comedy, featuring Bethany Black and the very best in North West comedy talent. "Seriously talented. Hilarious, warm and entertaining" - The Skinny. Hosted by SCARLET SOHANDSOME - "A f*cking pro" - ScotsGay.
Hosted by Cirque Du Soul and Hidden
Cirque Du Soul: Manchester // The Road To El Dorado Festival

February 27, 2020, 11pm-4am. Back with a small glimpse at life inside the walls of the El Dorado Festival! This tour will see us venture Into the depths of the golden cities jungle, where the rocky remains of The Lost Ruins lie. With: French house sensation Bellaire Music; and DJs HollieProfit + Luke Wolfman, and the Cirque Du Soul DJs.
Hosted by Home on the Range, Manchester
Home on the Range: 32

February 28, 2020, 8pm-1am at The Carlton Club, 113 Carlton Rd. The adventure continues; a new decade for Home on the Range, the original suburban disco commences this Friday as it has for the past 16 years - a space where everyone’s welcome on the dance floor.
The 6th Annual
MANIFF | Manchester Film Festival

March 7-15, 2020, 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.
The women-led all-day music event at The Refuge
Suffragette City 2020

March 7, 2020, 2pm-3am. Fund-raiser for Greater Manchester women’s charities. A day + night event w/ female DJs playing cross-genre party music for discerning dancers: Philippa Jarman, Disco Mums, Ladybeige, Lil’ Fee and Veba, Kim Lana, Andrea Trout, Paulette, Mix-Stress, BB, Zoë+Leila, Reeshy vs Rinny, Soo Wilkinson, Alison Bell, Justine Alderman and Abigail Ward.
Hosted by Freak and High Hoops
Freak Queer Rave - Octo Octa, Gina Breeze & High Hoops

March 7, 2020, midnight-6am at The White Hotel, Salford. House & techno Queer Rave - Freak Queer Rave - Octo Octa, Gina Breeze and High Hoops. A night of pumping house, underground and rave anthems all night. Dress code: FREAK.
Hosted by Throwback Events and The Deaf Institute
Chick Flick Party!

March 14, 2020, 11pm-3am. Taking you to a trip down memory lane! A night dedicated to chick flick soundtracks you grew up listening to! DJ's will also be playing the best Pop sing-along anthems to make you scream all night long. Fancy dress highly encouraged! Dress as your favourite Chick Flick character. Bar Room Chick Flick Party + Music Hall Room Saved By The 90s.
Takeovers and interventions by a variety of artists, groups and performers
Manchester Open - The REMIX with Kiss Me Again & IMPA TV

March 26, 2020, 6-9pm at HOMEmcr, 2, Tony Wilson Place. Celebrate the last Thursday Open House as Kiss Me Again DJs remix the sound and IMPA TV remix the exhibition on the gallery walls. Manchester Icons, filling the gallery with sights and sounds anew. "Bring the vibes and ditch the prejudice" - Kiss Me Again.
Whatever sexuality, gender, age, nationality or race: One dance floor for all
High Hoops w/ John Talabot & Iona

March 28, 2020, midnight-7am at The White Hotel, Salford. Welcome Barcelona based, top selector John Talabot, making his High Hoops debut with a late evening/early morning adventure. Support from Field Maneuvers resident, iona (London) with a high-octane ride of grinding electro and chugging Italo.
For our second party...
Sticky Heat x Sprechen w/ Prosumer & Lucy Ironmonger

April 4, 2020, 11pm-4am at Sticky Heat, 54 Whitworth St. Joining forces with the Mancunian electronic music purveyors, Sprechen, w/ the one and only Prosumer to the intimate surroundings of the Joshua Brooks basement. Support from the mighty Lucy Ironmonger, one quarter of the techno behemoths Meat Free. Also residents Marco Giannini, DJ and Chris Massey Music.
Hosted by Psychedelic DiscoTech
The Egg and John Paynter play PDT

April 10, 2020, 6pm-1am, at Psychedelic DiscoTech. Welcoming an original PDT DJ, John Paynter. Now regularly playing with Andrew Weatherall, Sean Johnson, Michael Holmes and George Mihally. Beatherder stalwart. KMRH radio DJ and Outlaws Yacht Club regular. Playing distinctive dark electronic broody lysergic bangers from deep pockets of his record bag. Plus The Egg, playing a 4-hour set.
Hosted by Manchester Rubbermen
MRMX - Manchester Rubber Weekend 11

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.
Hosted by Homoelectric and Homobloc
Homoelectric Epic Easter Sunday Rave

April 12, 2020, 7pm-4am at Depot Mayfield, 11 Baring St. A Homoelectric one-off Easter Special Epic Rave for 2000 souls. Celebrating w/ Demi-God hero, Derrick Carter in his Homoelectric debut. A 10-hour nonstop party w/ Peach and Josey Rebelle + a huge vogue extravaganza featuring House Of Ghetto and House Of Decay. Tickets will go very fast.
Hosted by Manchester Rubbermen
Manchester Rubber Weekend XI

April 23-27, 2020. Events at venues in/ around the Gay Village. A community organisation dedicated to connecting admirers of the shiny black stuff - across Manchester and the world! Save the date and see FB and website below for program updates:
A Horse Meat Disco soiree in the intimate dwellings of The Refuge Basement!
Horse Meat Disco at The Refuge

April 25, 2020, 10pm-4am. Joined by local party starters/ eclectic selectors from the Bad Fun DJ squad. A non stop back-to-back party with beautiful people, quirky characters + like minded souls of disco disheveledness at this subterranean social! Ali + Micky from Warm host from 2pm w/ selections of Balearic, folk, AOR, housey bits + more as part of their first ever compilation release!
A night of rubber, gear, dance and sleaze!
Recon Manchester

April 25, 2020, 11pm-4am. Recon is heading up north and teaming up with the Manchester Rubbermen to host the Saturday Fetish dance party for the MRM11 Weekend. Dresscode: Recon Manchester is open to all fetish dress codes - most especially Rubber - and we want everyone to come out and have some hot geared fun.
England's biggest annual bear event!
Great British Bear Bash 23

Early May, 2020. The Great British Bear Bash is back with its 23rd year themed event. This past year's Pawrites of the Caribearian had them setting sail to pillage, cause havoc, and have fun around the streets of the Village. FB See next year's theme TBA at:
A Bank Holiday especially for Qwerk
Qwerk Jon Pleased Wimmin Bank Holiday Friday Special

May 8, 2020, midnight-6am. A day of rest in preparation for a big Party! Rob Jones is back to join Jon Pleased Wimmin + F&M. Monthly Friday party, passionately provided by two Manchester clubbers, playing feel good house/ nu disco/ indie dance, creating safe inclusive space for all genders and sexualities; community/ freedom/ fun/ friendship. Music is our medication.
Hosted by Salford Pride
The Pink Picnic 2020

June 20, 2020, 1-8pm at Peel Park, The Crescent, Salford. Details TBA. Salford Pride is the city's premier LGBT+ organisation that promotes LGBT+ inclusivity and education. They also present the annual The Pink Picnic.
Hosted by Be Proud Weekend
Manchester's Be Proud Weekend - 2020

June 27-29, 2020, 9pm at Sackville Gardens. After the huge success of Be Proud - it will return in 2020 with a full 2 days. A FREE event for the LGBT+ community of Manchester, in support of local venues, acts, groups and charities.
It's a Free Event For All
The Manchester Caribbean Carnival

Early August, 2020, Alexandra Park. Past year: J'ouvert Morning 6am Saturday. 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.
A carnival atmosphere will fill the streets of Manchester
Manchester Pride 2020 - The Big Weekend

Mid-August, 2020. 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 2019 media:
"The beating cultural heart of Britain"
Manchester International Festival

Early July, 2021. 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.
Hosted by Audio Farm / One Tribe Festival
Audio Farm presents One Tribe Festival 2020

September 3-8, 2020, 2pm-2am, Hopton Wafers, Kidderminster. At a classical Georgian estate In the Shropshire countryside, w/ brick-walled gardens/ beautiful lake. A site transformed into a place where chaos and harmony meet, in a swirling petri dish of imagination w/ 2500 people over 5 magical days; 50+ DRUMMING JAMS; CABARET/ DRAG/ CIRCUS/ FIRE SHOWS/ ART/ SPEAKERS/ HEALING/ HOLISTICS.