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, at Alter Ego. 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 for members to explore perversions.
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.
February 21, 2017, 8-10:30pm at the Rem Bar - to involve a mix of general knowledge, movie and music questions, and visual rounds too, with host TBA. Bring friends along for a great night. £1 entry and winners take the pot. Quick fire rounds with FABULOUS prizes! See facebook page and ManBears.
March 2-5, 2017 at the Odeon. Four days of some of the very best international shorts, features and documentaies, world and UK premieres. Three main strands: RISING STARS - emerging talents; BE WHO YOU ARE SAY WHAT YOU FEEL - films that portray themes of acceptance and freedom; and MANIFF’s annual WOMEN IN FILM selection of 30 plus films by female directors. See more details:
March 4, 2017, 10pm-4am at Alter Ego, Princess St - Adult fetish night for members - single event temp memberships £2. See dress code at website. Next dates: April 1st; April 22nd Manchester Rubbermen Weeekend 2017; May 6th Alert! LITE. All on a Saturday, 10pm-4am, at Alter Ego.
March 4, 2017, 11pm-4am at Soup Kitchen. LGBT+ night w/ broad spectrum of sounds/ good times for queerdos + everyone else. Bring the vibes/ ditch the prejudice. First Saturday each month! Queer vibes in the basement, with great stuff lined up + guests from all over. Guest DJs Henrietta (aka Afrodeutsche) + Jackie playing acid house together as Claptrap + residents. Tickets £3-5.
April 1, 2017, 10pm-4am, Underdog, 11-13 New Wakefield St. Award-winning homo hip-hop, nineties, noughties RnB, Skunk Fun, Slut Drop Pop is back, joining the mighty Handsome for double the dance floor, double bubble, double trouble. One wristband, 2 parties, one venue. OTH DJs: ANTHONY CRANK, GREG THORPE, RUDY MEAD. HANDSOME DJs: JAMIE BULL, DAVE KENDRICK, MARTYN FITZGERALD. £5-8.
April 21-23, 2017. 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 website below for program updates:
April 27 - May 1, 2017. Past years have included pool party, market, clubs, quiz, beareoke, 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:
June 29 - July 16, 2017. The world‘s first city 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.
July 1-15, 2017, 7:30pm at RET. About contemporary fatherhood in all its complexities and contradictions. A portrait of 21st-century England at the crossroads, past, present and future. Inspired by conversations with fathers and sons from the heart of the country, exploring identity, nationality, masculinity; what it means to belong in a world weighed down by the expectations of others.
August 25-28, 2017. 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 2016 media at website: