First Friday each month (+ holiday specials) monthly, 10pm-2:30am at Shoe Factory/ Union Street Bar, 8-14 Union St. Men-only bear party Hot/ Hairy/ Horny Men, with guests. *Union Street is closed for the duration of the Covid-19 emergency. See facebook for more info and future dates:
Fridays through Mondays, 10pm at Boombox Club. Trill Sundays, Scandalous! Mondays, theme nights, resident and guest DJs, drag performers, holiday special events. *Boombox is closed for the duration of the Covid-19 emergency. Check their Facebook for what's coming up next:
Wednesdays, 10pm - 3am at Boombox Belfast. Guest star performers join resident drag superstars Rusty Hinges + Blu Hydrangea. DJ Kenny K remains in charge of the grooves, and go-go dancers will provide the moves. *Boombox is closed for the duration of the Covid-19 emergency.
April 1, 2020, 10pm-3am. Ariel Versace, the life-sized Bratz doll from RuPaul's Drag Race S11, makes her EXCLUSIVE Irish DEBUT at Boombox. Ariel will perform alongside our very own drag superstars Rusty Hinges + Scarlett Mugler. M+G before the show. DJ C-Boy will keep it hot on the dance floor from doors-opening time. *Boombox is closed for the duration of the Covid-19 emergency.
April 1-9, 2020, BeanBag Cinema and other venues. A ten-day short film competition that aspires to support the talent of tomorrow, offer a voice for fledging filmmakers and create a platform where great untold stories can be shared. Screening over 50 of the most creative, entertaining and visionary short films from across the island of Ireland.
July 24 - August 1, 2020. Belfast Pride week includes a festive Saturday afternoon parade and Pride Village events. Ireland’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender festival and ranks among the top ten largest Pride parades in the UK! celebrating diversity throughout ten days, featuring a diverse program of events that represent our community.
September 18, 2020. Belfast's largest, most exciting and inclusive cultural celebration brings together free events across many locations in Belfast City Centre in a single day. Hubs: Belfast City Hall; Rosemary St/Lombard St; The Big Fish; St Anne's Cathedral; CN Office, 109 Royal Ave; Black Box/ Edwards Car Park. Check for updates, given uncertainties of these next few months.
October 13 - November 1, 2020. Two-week plus internationally-inspired annual contemporary arts festival; featured nations at center stage. A genuinely civic event of contemporary arts and ideas of international appeal and stature that covers theatre, dance, classical and roots music, visual, film and digital arts and literature accompanied by outreach and educational events. See program:
November 12-21, 2020. Ten day Queer Arts Festival highlighting LGBT creativity across Belfast and N Ireland - supporting, encouraging and inspiring local LGBT creativity, besides bringing the best in international queer Arts to the city of Belfast. Art, theatre, exhibitions, shows, stand-ups, sit-downs, films and music, OUTBURST literally bursts with love, creativity and ingenuity.