See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the Manchester area at the link below, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
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.
September 24, 2016, 11pm-3am at Soup Kitchen, 31-33 Spear St. LGBT+ night in Manchester dedicated to bringing a broad spectrum of sounds and good times to queerdos and everyone else in one of the world's finest basements. Bring the vibes and ditch the prejudice. DJs KBeard (Homoelectric), Matthew + David (KMA), Antoin Lindsay (KMA)
September 24, 2016, 11pm at Alter Ego. Manchesters only non-fettish men only club night! No Dress Code - No Attitude - Just Men. Club scene with great music, REALLY cheap drinks and a cruzing zone. Thhink Berlin or men's bars in Gran Canaria. See Bear Club.
September 29, 2016, 7pm-1am at 53two, 8 Albion Way. Unique event kicks off the Manchester Food + Drink Festival Fringe Event. Join Real Junk Food Manchester + Head Chef Mary-Ellen McTague for a celebration feast made entirely from food that would otherwise go to waste. The vast majority of food going to waste in the UK is quite edible. The proof is in the pudding -and the main course!
October 1, 2016, 10pm-4am at Underdog, 11-13 New Wakefield St, Manchester. THIS IS HANDSOME. YOU ARE HANDSOME. GET IN. ANOTHER SLAB OF QUALITY HOUSE + JACKIN' BEATS with DJs PAULETTE, DAVE KENDRICK + JAMIE BULL playing House music all night long. An 18+ event. Tickets £5 early bird / £10 at the door.
October 1 + November 4, 2016, 10pm - 4am at Alter Ego, Princess St. Men's adult fetish dress code night: ubber/leather, sports, skin gear, underwear/jock straps and boots. Guest memberships at the door. Back at Alter Ego with new plans for the space. Normally first Saturdays (except November). Next: December 3rd.
November 4-6, 2016. The annual Pre-HiBEARnation takes place in venue's around Manchester's Gay Village. Come and join in for what promises to be a huge party! See ManBears.
March, 2017 (TBC). Four days of some of the very best international shorts, features and documentaies, world and UK premieres. The March 2016 ManIFF festival at the AMC Manchester Great Northern Warehouse featured over 90 international and domestic films. See website for 2017 details, starting in January:
April, 2017 (TBC). 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:
April, 2017 (TBC). Five days/ over a dozen 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 facebook or website below for program updates:
July, 2017 (TBC), world‘s first 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.
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: