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.
January 4, 2019, 10pm-4am. Starting 2019 as we mean to go on, with the return of BOX, the first Friday of the year. Fresh from our launch party at the start of November, BOX returns with a bang on - the finest underwear and sports kit fetish party known to man. International DJ William Sizen Bell on the decks from start to end.
January 5, 2019, 11pm-4am at Underground. Starting off the New Year, monthly night with resident DJs; a safe, inclusive environment, plenty of dark spaces to explore your perversions and give your latest fetish gear an airing. A welcoming atmosphere full of some of the horniest, sexiest men around + great music. Next date: Feb 14th - 14th Birthday Party.
January 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019, every MON 12pm Miss Blair’s All The 4s, Droopy Drawers Bingo. Jan 11, 18, 25 - BROKE Fridays In January - £2 drinks when Beyonce, Rihanna, One Direction, Kylie, Enrique videos play. Jan 10, 17, 24, 31 - It’s So Crazy Right Now, Thursdays Commercial Pop + RnB. Feb 1 + 8, 12-4am - Battle Of The Divas. More:
January 12, 2019, 9pm-3am. Join the family as; Jackie Love and singing sensation Krystal Kane take the stage at Diva's Cabaret - featuring an evening of amazing entertainment, live vocalists and fantastic group numbers - with DJ Dannii on the decks.
January 13, 2019, 2-7pm. Verry Cherry will bounce her way through the afternoon as she hosts a long overdue Sunday Service performance from the incomparable Dame Myra DuBois MBE. Bringing stories of far-away lands, pantomime and Christmas naughtiness, an unforgettable rollercoaster of emotions show, hitting the floor from 4pm sharp after DJ Daddy Gary has warmed up the crowd.
January 18, 2019, 7:30-10:30pm. After the enourmous success of last years sell out event - back with another incredible night! With special guest host Liquoirice Black for a night of LIBERATION! Runway shows from designers celebrating diversity, press walls, swag bags and performances from likes of Simply Alex, Mickey Taylorn, Demi Decay and more! A night you won't want to miss!
January 18, 2019, 11pm-4am. The party for you! Relaxed dress code: underwear and sports kit encourage but not essential. Feel free to come in normal clothing and strip down later if you feel like it. DJ Dave Ritson will play right through until the early hours. Guys from UK Hotjocks + live dancers and entertainers. Quote #JOCKJAN for 10% off none-sale items at Clonezone Manchester.
January 20, 2019, 2- 6:30pm. Welcoming Kandi Kane Baxter, delivering her first ever full Sunday Service performance. One of the many faces of Charlie Hides, Kandi returns from semi-retirement for a rare appearance. KY Kelly returns from holiday in full hosting mode, plus fresh talent guest performance by Demi Decay. Free bar snacks + smiles all round from the bar boys.
January 20, 2019, 9pm-3am. Heart of Canal Street first heat host of fierce drag performers from across the country on stage to battle it out for a cash prize and a spot in the February 17th Grand Finale. Who will snatch the crown, the cash prize and the spot opening for RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 3 Winner, Trixie Mattel?
January 24, 2019, 10pm-6am. Silly Gal will be taking over for a special one-off Thursday Fun House! With Guest DJ Forbid on the decks. Free Entry.
January 25, 2019, 7:30pm. The 1st CAMP! of 2019 - going in on a high! Baga Chipz will be headlining the "Songs From Movies" themed event! Along with resident performers from House Of Camp! + DJ Roxy all through the night!
January 26, 2019, 11:30am-1pm, Queen Victoria Statue, Piccadilly Gardens. Boho Manchester, cool Manchester, modish, funky but chic Manchester. Crumbling cotton factories, sky-scraping fire-escapes, Bohemian bars, downhome spaces, cult markets, chic galleries, curry cafes, marble, steel + beechwood; Mediterranean-tile street names/ mosaic pavements. Political turmoil + Life on Mars.
January 26, 2019, 10pm-4am at Hidden. First party of 2019 ft: DJs Jamie Bull + Will Tramp. Non-stop exotic disco for homos, heteros, lesbos + don't knows. Sexual orientation/ music genres are irrelevant on our dancefloors. A melting pot of disco, house, techno, garage, pop, dirt, and glamour; no pomp or pretension.
January 26, 2019, midnight-6am. DJs Ben Hughes, Ross Homson and Piers-James w/ non-stop House in the depths of the Sub 101 Basement; hi-tech Visuals, unparalleled Lasers, a class-leading Sound System. Another edition of Aftershock at Manchester's home of HOUSE. Hosts: Anna Phylactic + Walt Paper.
January 27, 2019, 7-9pm. The Gay Gordon's Manchester will celebrate Burns Night at Bar Pop with dancing, kilts and haggis.
February 1, 2019, 5:30pm-12am at Atmosphere Kitchen + Bar, University House, The Crescent, Salford. DSAS Events presents Quiz Night - this time in conjuction with Salford Pride. A special edition using speed quizzing software. Entry £5 - teams of 8 people or less - prize pot worth over £100. After quiz DJs to let your hair down and be pink! Hosts: Delilah + Venus!
February 1, 2019, 8-10pm, The Lowry, Pier 8 The Quays, Salford. Energetic, hilarious, moving, thought-provoking play. Same-sex couple George and Nir try to answer some questions: Considerations of adoption, surrogacy, co-parenting, environmental impact of childbirth, fears/ anxieties, and past parenting - all involve ethical challenges. Confronting the chaos, they invite you along.
February 1, 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!
February 2, 2019, 11pm-4am. Monthly Manchester LGBT+ night dedicated to bringing a broad spectrum of sounds and good times to queers and everyone else in one of the world's finest basements. Back to business in 2019 for a year full of queer goodness with two stalwarts of Manchester's clubbing scene at the basement: Chris Massey and Paulette. Bring the vibes/ ditch the prejudice.
February 8, 2019, 8-11pm at Waterside Arts, 1 Waterside Plaza, Trafford. An inter-stellar line up of Mother’s Bloomers’ rising stars converging with some of your favourite constellations from the Mother’s Ruin universe… expect a galaxy of irreverent and politically Queer wit speckled polished stardust spectacular.
February 9, 2019, 11am-2pm at YES, 38 Charles St. Join us for a discussion with Contact staff, artists and young people about the future direction of Queer Contact as we reimagine the festival from 2020 onwards. Artists: find out about new commissioning opportunities for queer artists to create new work.
February 9, 2019, 3-5pm at Number 70, Oxford St. Mandla-Rae, Manchester poet and former young programmer, will host Ella Otomewo, Billie Meredith, Maz Hedgehog and Bryony Bates for a celebration of Manchester’s queer women and nonbinary artists.
February 9, 2019, 7-11pm. Club culture meets high art, as Vogue Houses come together from far and wide to compete for dance supremacy in a catwalk spectacular reminiscent of 1970s/80s New York at its most glamorous. Celebrating global vogue culture, an extravaganza of costume and drama will be displayed, as the fiercest voguers and performers battle in this multi-award winning event.
February 15, 2019, 11pm-5am. Sam Barclay has teamed up with Eagle Manchester and Regulation-London to bring you a brand new fresh and rubbery night putting FUN firmly on the menu. A rubber fetish night where rubber boys and their kinky friends can Drink/ Dance/ Play. Strict rubber dress code enforced.
February 15, 2019, 11pm-5am. Valentines special - making it extra easy for you to get your crush's attention by giving everyone a free laser! Also shagtags - everyone gets a number - see who leaves you a message. Fabulous DJs Josh Smith + Dave Cooper will be smashing the tunage as you party!
February 15, 2019, 11pm-3am at Aatma, 14-16 Faraday St. Put it all behind you - MOVE ON with a therapeutic dance floor session featuring singalong power ballads, sad songs and breakup anthems. Come get over your ex! Free shots of Dutch Courage for early attendees.
February 22, 2019, 7-11pm. Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Queer As Folk - relive the soundtrack to your life as we bring your favourite tracks of the 90s LIVE to the stage, with the Manchester Camerata, original soundtrack artist HANNAH JONES, FAYE TOZER; and featuring Craig Kelly from the original TV Show + more guest artists!
Early March, 2019 at the Odeon Great Northern. Four days of some 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.
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 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.
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.
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: