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.
First Saturdays each month until November 4, 2017, 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 to explore perversions. Building sold - new space coming.
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.
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:
August 26, 2017, 7pm-4am at Arnero, 25, Sackville St. Two floors with all the best old skool RnB, Reggae, Dancehall, and a litttttle bit of House - right next to the main Pride stage on Savkville St. Just when you thought there wasn't enough R&B at Pride! This is how we do it! DJs Stacy Bee + Just Soriah + more. An 18+ | £5.
August 26, 2017, 10pm - 4am at Hidden, DownTex Mill 17 Mary St. HomoElectric Unlimited Non-Stop Exotic Disco for Homos, Lesbos, Heteros + Don't Knows. DJs from Berlin and San Francisco battle it out for your dancefloor devotion, featuring: Honey Soundsystem, Mr.Ties, Luke Unabomber, Will Tramp, and Jamie Bull playing Disco, House, and Techno. 18+ | £16.75.
August 26, 2017, 10pm-4am at Gorilla, Manchester. HMD loves the music, and it shows in the longevity of the club and the worldwide recognition this London gay night has achieved amongst the coolest DJs and artists on the planet. 18+ event | £14.
August 26, 2017, 10:30pm-8am at Cruz 101. APEX: Manchester's Biggest Gay Clubbing brand plays the best mix of Commercial tracks you'll hear anywhere! With Cruz Legend Almighty Donald & DJ Alex Baker! Plus live performances from Drag Girl Group extraordinaire HTC! Heroin Amor,Tilly Skreams & Candy Acid! Also the UKs Finest Drag Queens & Live Performances.
August 27, 2017, 10pm-4am, FAC 251. 3-floor Hunty Manc Pride Extravaganza. Major dollar prize: best-dressed runway queen. Cat: Supermodle of the World. 3-floor bacchanalia: Bottom Bitch, Ballroom Paradiso Slut Drop, Pop/ Disco Drag, Classic Handbag/ Vogue. Agg Top: Lady Diana Spencer Bar/Grill 80s Trash/ Alt Pop/ Indie Anthems/ Shoe Gazing Classics/ Cock-n-Roll/ Indie/ Pop, RnB.
August 27, 2017, 10pm-4am, Underdog/ Black Dog, 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. DJs include: ANTHONY CRANK, GREG THORPE, RUDY MEAD. HANDSOME DJs: JAMIE BULL, DAVE KENDRICK, MARTYN FITZGERALD. £5-8.
August 27, 2017, 11pm-6am at Pop In. Celebrating 20+ years, the ultimate dance and cruise night, showcasing fetish scene diversity - the biggest pride party yet! Huge play area and changing facilities. DAMAGE Amsterdam resident DJ William Sizen Bell supplying Hard Dance + House music for the night; plus an exclusive set from XXL London resident, Paul Morrell. 18+ | £8.
August 27, 2017, 11pm-6am at Soup Kitchen. 18+ LGBT+ night w/ broad spectrum of sounds/ good times for queerdos + everyone else. Bring the vibes/ ditch the prejudice. Queer vibes in the basement, with Wes Baggaley and resident DJs Matt and Antoin. Tickets £5.
September 2, 2017, 10pm-4am, at Alter Ego, Princess St - Adult fetish night for members - regular monthly night of fun and frolics in gear - single event temp memberships £2. See dress code at website but no dress code for this LITE event. First Saturday of every month. Next dates: Oct 7th for Manchester Leather Weekend; Nov 4th - Last Party Farewell to Alter Ego (bldg sold).
September 10, 2017, 12:30-2pm at English Lounge, 64-66 High St. Sunday lunch buffet. Sept 14th, 8pm at The Rem Bar - a quiz mix of general knowledge, movie/ music questions + visual rounds. Sept 23rd Pub Crawl outside the usual scene - details TBA.
September 12, 19, 26 2017, midnight-4am at G-A-Y. Get SPANKED, Be SPANKED, Just SPANK or Play Games - Pass The Parcel, Table Tennis, Twister and more - with hostess Vanity Who (Sep 12th + 26th) - See What You Could Win. ALL DRINKS £1.60. Party away with the best pop videos. Sep 19th Freshers Week Special Guest Host Chedder Gorgeous. Next Oct 3rd w/ hostess Miss Blair.
September 21-24, 2017. ALL WEEKEND FREE Admission for Students! Games, snacks, drags + fags, all played to the soundtrack of the best Pop, RnB + Commerical House. THU SASSY, 11:30pm-5am w/ Christopher Dresden Styles playing 00s Pop + Charts. FRI LET'S PARTY 11pm-6am w/ Gaydio's Craig Law, PIZZA + BIG SCREEN NINTENDO Wii. SAT APEX 11pm-8am w/ DJ James Bowers, PIZZA + POPCORN.
October 6-8, 2017. FRI 10pm, Alter Ego - Brew Hunter’s famous Backstreet London SEX, SMoke and SUBmission, dark background beats, strict leather/rubber dress code. SAT ALERT! - Manchester’s most famous fetish night w/ host MATT SPIKE at Alter Ego. SUN 10pm JOE KING’S MEAT UP at Sub 101. Also workshops, Fetish Market, BLUF Special, Kennel Klub, Leather 'n Seamen...
October 7, 2017, 11pm-4am, at Underdog/ Black Dog, 11-13 New Wakefield St. Back again for the penultimate MCR party serving up the sounds of proper house - w/ DJs Dave Kendrick, Jamie Bull and Tom Gillespie.
November 2-18, 2017. Derek Jarman’s iconic film captured punk at its giddy height: a riot of music, DIY fashion, and every kind of sex, with a little pyromania. This new stage adaptation remixes it for the social/ political turmoil of 2017; centred on a marauding girl gang on a killing spree and a time-travelling Queen Elizabeth I. What happens when creativity + nihilism collide.
November 4, 2017, 10pm-4am at Hidden. Non-stop exotic disco for homos, heteros, lesbos + don't knows. Sexual orientation/ music genres are irrelevant. Into the melting pot get thrown disco, house, techno, garage, pop, dirt, and glamour with no pomp or pretension. DJ line up TBA. Top Floor: New York. Middle Floor: London. Ground Floor: Manchester. Featuring Jamie Bull + Gina Breeze.
November 10-12, 2017. Come chill, relax, and have some good social time with mates old and new. Two club nights, bear sauna, a Pool Party and marketplace are just some of the things already in store for you! Are you ready? Tickets on sale JUNE 2017. See facebook page + ManBears.
November 11, 2017, 10pm-5am at Alter Ego. Non-fettish men-only club night! No Dress Code - No Attitude - Just Men. Great music, cheap drinks, expansive dark cruise area. Hot men, sweaty torsos and dirty beats; two dark/ steamy main rooms; DILF (vocal house/ techno/ trance) + WOOF! (club classics/ funky house). Think Berlin scene or Gran Canaria men's bars.
February 2-4, 2018. Ibis Budget Hotel. FRI 9pm: Rem Bar, Company Bar, and Eagle. SAT recover, go shopping, get pissed, snooze, or visit a museum. Sex party in the works. SAT night 9pm at Alert! - if they have a new home by then, otherwise at The Eagle.
Early March, 2018 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:
Late April, 2018. 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 - July, 2019 (TBC). 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 11-12, 2018 (TBC), 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.