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.
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 6, 2019, 8:15-9:15pm. A show about sex and sexuality that laughs in the face of shame and guilt. It's is aimed at anyone struggling to feel good about themselves. Free entry with donations at the end. To be followed by a social for the Manchester Leathermen club.
July 6, 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. Celebrate three years w/ Anz! - a magical birthday! Music DJs: Anz + Kiss Me Again.
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 13, 2019, 8am-8pm, TBC. Following on from last year both Mo and Graham wanted to face another challenge in 2019, so just for fun they are going to set off on other 26-mile adventure! Not doing it for charity, just a leisurely stroll. FB. See details on these and more events at:
July 13, 2019, midnight-6am. Leave your inhibitions at the door and get involved in some hedonistic fetish clubbing under the lasers. With a soundtrack of Upfront, Vocal, Progressive House. Performances + sexy entertainment - a taste of European Gay Clubbing in Manchester. Any fetish welcome; Dress to Impress at dark, underground space.
July 14, 2019, 4-6pm at Sparkle - The National Transgender Charity, 83 Ducie St. The Gay Gordon's Manchester preform at Sparkle Weekend, strutting their stuff outside Bar Pop (weather permitting). Come out, join the fun, and maybe take part in the audience dance(s). Next: Jul 27th at at Oldham Pride; Jul 28th at Stockport Pride.
July 19, 2019, 11:15pm. Have a ball at the last party in Manchester before Pride. Celebrating everything red, white and blue to inspire your outfits! Clonezone Manchester or online (code 'jockparty') 15% discount. Dancing boys, giveaways and lots of nakedness - what more could you want. Changing area/ cloakroom facilities. Sponsored by Justfor.fans, Clonezone and UKhotjocks
July 20, 2019, 11pm-5am, The Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor. In mass defections from Canal Street Mafia clutches, a 3-floor LGBTQ+ countercultural feast; Friendly/diverse/wild LGBTQ+ utopia, 6-hr brain-melting riot of noise/colour/glitter. Femme bear/ media lesbian/ floppy-fringe emo/ Sharon from Accounts/ S+M Dyke/ trans masc daddy/ vegan non-binary; all dripping w/ euphoric queer sweat.
July 21, 2019, 2-8pm. Brighton's cabaret legend Dave Lynn does Sunday Service w/ DJ KY Kelly. Aug 4th - KY Kelly is joined by Eagle stalwart Danny Beard + DJ Daddy Gary. Aug 11th - Miss Penny, live cabaret artiste w/ KY Kelly + DJ Daddy. Aug 18th - style icon and undisputed whore of Hampstead Heath, Sandra w/ host KY Kelly.
July 23, 2019, 7-11pm. New ACT UP art generation presses for HIV-AIDS Cure for all. Film: United in Anger. Activist/artist panel explores key issues: Stop NHS Privatisation; PREP for all; Fight AIDS not Migrants. Mcr Penetrated, Dr Sebastian Baxter, affiliated artists/ performers explore personal narratives/ nature of space, place, and queer sexual encounters.
July 23, 30 + August 6, 13, 20, 27, 2019, Raffle Tuesdays; win £100. Jul 24, 31 + Aug 7, 14, 21, 28 - SoFa So Good Singing Competition. Jul 25 + Aug 1, 8, 15, 22 - Rihanna N Beyonce Thursdays. Jul 19 - Battle Of The Divas/ Taylor Swift. Jul 20 - Balloon Traffic Light Party. Jul 26 - Garden Party Weekend. Aug 26 - Porn Idol Pride Finale w/ Cock Destroyers. More at:
July 25, 2019, 7pm at O2 Ritz Manchester, Whitworth St W. The 50th Anniversary of one of the Stonewall Riots, an important event in the fight for LGBT rights. An incredible evening of drag w/ some of Manchester's most innovative/ recognisable queens - one riotous party! Join the Manchester drag community in supporting George House Trust and those living with HIV. Dress Code: Riotous!
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.
July 26-27, 2019, 6pm-4am. Two-day events with Friday social meet up, followed by STRETCH Club night at Eagle Bar Manchester; then the Saturday MRM summer bar crawl starts at REM bar, around the gay village to finish up at Sub101 for Darkcell.
July 26, 2019. 9pm-1am. HotR has it's roots entwined with the Carlton Club. The original suburban disco brings warmth and heart right into the community, and the dance floor is probably one of the most welcoming spaces you'll find in the city.
July 26, 2019, 11pm-5am. Manchester Playful Rubber fetish night! where rubber boys have more fun! Kicks off after the Manchester Rubbermen social, a part of the MRM Summer Sweat Weekend. Dave Ritson will be playing the funnky vocal tunes. Drink/ Dance/ Play. Strict rubber dress code enforced.
July 26, 2019, 11pm-4am. Manchester: one of the music capitals of the universe, has long been eulogised. With Freaks, Geeks and Queers - a unique spirit! A party by the incredible Abs Ward (musician, curator, producer and phenomenal DJ). Few have a better record collection or connection to music than she! House, Disco, Pop and Rave: it's going to be an all-time classic.
July 26, 2019, midnight-4am. Can’t wait to go again… Wear what you want. Sing as loud as you want. Consensually Kiss whoever you want. The very best of pop music - from the classics to the latest bangers.
August 2, 2019, 11pm-5am. Guest DJ Matthew Rothery (KISS ME AGAIN!) + DILF Resident Darren Goodwin, provide a sexy soundtrack of dirty disco beats + big tunes for a hot/ horny crowd of Bears, Cubs, Jocks, Leathermen, Rubbermen, BOSSes, SIRs, Daddies and Pups! No dress code - whatever makes you feel sexy: Leather, Rubber, Jocks, Underwear, Kilts, Fetish, Kink, Sports Kit, Work Gear.
August 9, 2019, 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!
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 10, 2019, 8pm-8am at The White Hotel, Unit 3, Dickinson St. The most important queer artist of our generation with a 12-hour party. The cast of degenerates + sodomites stage the biggest act of Gross Indecency ever committed, a 12-hour assault of bad taste, glamour, extreme noise terror, leaving you to wander early morning Salford streets, euphoric in your own filth + sweat. Cast:
August 10, 2019, midnight-6am. Leave inhibitions at the door and get involved in some hedonistic fetish clubbing under the lasers with a soundtrack of Upfront, Vocal, Progressive House. Powered By AFTERSHOCK. Next: Sep 14th - Only Fans.
August 16, 2019, 7pm-3am. Prom? Didn't go? Didn't go as your true self? Do it again. Do it right. Do it Queer AF! A night of queer cabaret, drag performance, DJs and a very special Queer Prom photo booth so you can take home memories of the prom you always wanted! The theme is: pink!
August 17, 2019, 7-10pm. A celebration of QTIPOC (Queer, Transgender and Intersex People of Colour excellence).
August 17, 2019, 9pm-1am at The Carlton Club, Rowan Lodge, 113 Carlton Rd. YDNY Summer Bash tunes by guest DJs Chris Massey, Rob Jones, and Brett Dearden playing House, Disco & Nu Disco plus everything in between. Great tunes, Cheap Booze and one hell of a party. What's not to love...
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 23, 2019, 9pm-3:30am. Set your Fetish Free! 18+ FULL Fetish dress code - Rubber, Leather, Sports Kit, Skinhead. Alert! Pride at Night People Pride weekend Friday - outside the Village cordon so you won't need a special pass, security stamp, spangled bracelet or Manchester Pride official ticket - just an Alert!
August 23, 2019, 10pm-4am. Last time out was very, very fun. Joining them is the London based duo RAW SILK, quickly making a name for themselves as some of the best party starters in the game, Steph & Grace will get you real nicely warmed up - trust!
August 24, 2019, 3:30pm-12:30am. Queer disco with a heart. The best LGBT disco, pop, dance and RnB queer/alt DJs. Live performances. Indoor Pride parade. Queer activist bazaar. Pop-up cinema... DJs: KISS ME AGAIN, REBECCANEVERBECKY, GOOD AFTERNOON, LOVE PARTY SOUNDSYSTEM. Queens BANKSIE + Miss LAURIE and MARILYN MISANDRY. JUDY GARLAND STONEWALL TRIBUTE (Make a Scene). TEST CARD VISUALS.
August 24, 2019, 10pm-4am. The annual August late-nite homosapien hotmix special. DJs from Chicago, London and Manchester. Hot humans dancing in close proximity to repetitive beats. Earlybirds now on sale.
August 24, 2019, 10:30pm-4am at Joshua Brooks, 106 Princess St. Celebrate Manchester Pride special edition at a great clubbing institution/ underground cavernous space/ state of the art sound system - perfect for discerning music lovers. DJs Eddy Murf + Darren Goodwin will play 6+ hours of quality dance music for a hot/ horny crowd of Leathermen, Rubbermen, Bears, Cubs, Daddies, Pups.
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.
August 24, 2019, 11pm-4am. A crowd full of hotties, beards, cubs, bears and all lovers of a good party – with added sprinkle of northern hotness. Dynamic duo, Silverhook and Cactushead, the BEEFMINCE resident DJs, will be delivering their eclectic sets of dirty beats and remixes. An ‘everyone welcome’ policy creates the attitude-free atmosphere.
August 25, 2019, 3-9pm at Brickhouse Social NWS, 11-13 New Wakefield St. It's the big one... The highlight of our year, w/ the mighty High Hoops playing for at a free, daytime party, to celebrate Pride weekend, PLUS... a VERY SPECIAL secret guest! Be out and proud. We are all Supernature. We testify that love is on the house for all our Supernature Lovers! Love is Love.
August 25, 2019, 11pm-4am. Close the weekend at Soup Kitchen basement. Promising total mayhem w/ the totally singular LOFT this bank holiday. A next-level producer with Tri Angle and Astral Plane releases, LOFT is also involved with local DJ collectives boygirl and Mutualism, bringing some the most exciting club sounds to the North. All profits tonight go to the LGBT Foundation.
August 30 + 31, 2019, 7:30pm (SAT 2pm). One of the world’s greatest storytellers tells the world’s greatest stories. In a trilogy of plays, Stephen Fry takes to the stage in the company of the Greek gods, heroes and men whose gripping tales still echo today. Laugh-out loud funny, mind-blowing and often personal, Mythos is a once-in-a-lifetime experience with the icon himself.
September 18, 2019, 8-11pm. Come Party in Manchester, Wednesday at KIKI, taking over the main floor, with a fun camp drag show from Scarlet Envy + Shuga Cain, along with local girls plus Drag Bingo (maybe win £50 cash). 7pm VIP MEET & GREET. 8:45pm SHOW - for ages 18+
August 22-27, 2019. THU 11pm-6am SAUCY Drag + party w/ DJ Sam Londt, Violet Vogue, Barb, Whiplash, Sienna the Siren, Val Qaeda. FRI 8-11pm KLUB KIDS w/ Kim Chi! 11pm-8am Dance w/ Kriss Herbert + Craig Law! SAT 8-10pm Spice Gals Special +10:30pm-8am Dance w/ Almighty Donald + James Bowers. SUN 10pm-8am Pride Party w/ Liam Chaplin + Sam Londt. MON 11pm-7am CLOSING PARTY w/ DJSmith + ITK.
November 9, 2019, 2pm-4am at Depot Mayfield. Homobloc at a magical old warehouse, east of the city centre: the majestic Depot at Mayfield. Through the cracks, there is life and hope. 10,000 souls all under one roof. Join us and unite the clans.
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.
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: