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.
February 1, 8, 15, 22 + March 1, 2019, 12-4am Battle Of The Divas. Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, It’s So Crazy Right Now, Thursdays Commercial Pop + RnB. Feb 13, 20, 27, SoFa So Good Singing Competition. Feb 14, Valentine’s At G-A-Y Manchester. Feb 16+17, Glow Stick Weekend. Feb 18, Monday Bingo - win £100. Feb 23, Balloon Traffic Light Party. See details + more dates:
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 2, 2019, 11pm-4am at Underground. 14th Birthday Party of monthll fetish night w/ resident DJs; safe, inclusive environment, plenty of dark spaces to explore your perversions and give the latest fetish gear an airing. Some of the horniest, sexiest men around + great music. Next date: March 2nd, ALERT! LITE - ditching the dress code and opening the doors to everyone.
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 14, 2019, 10pm-6am. This Valentines come get loved up with your Mother Pig Julie Noted. Drinks specials + Free Entry + Booths. Coming up: April 19th - Game of Thrones - Easter Weekend 2019.
February 15, 2019, 5:30-7:15pm from Midland Hotel steps. Part of the roll-call: Elizabeth Gaskell novelist; Hannah Mitchell, suffragette; Annie Horniman first repertory theatre company founder; Shelagh Delaney of A Taste of Honey; Kathleen Ollerenshaw, Lord Mayor, and Margaret Thatcher advisor; Sylvia Pankhurst, political campaigner.
February 15, 2019, 11pm-5am. Sam Barclay/ Eagle Manchester/ Regulation-London present a brand new fresh/ rubbery night w/ FUN firmly on the menu. Rubber fetish night where rubber boys and kinky friends can Drink/ Dance/ Play. Strict rubber dress code enforced. Plus: Mancsbound - Eagle's original bondage night returns.
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 16, 2019, midnight-6am. Five years making parties the brand has grown and embarked this year on an International Tour. With International Superstar DJ Matt Bogard (Beyond + WE party London) and Dublin’s very own Dave Mladi. Valentines weekend to find cupid or dance with your dream lover! WE party Madrid/ SEXY Party Cologne dancers + LED Visuals.
February 17, 2019, 2-8pm. She's got loads to tell us.... onstage fun from 4pm hosted by 'er indoors, KY Kelly - loads of freebie bar snacks, treats and drinks promos + pleasures for ya. The fun doesn't let up after the show either as KY dives head first into a big wooden box of balls and plays prize bingo with cash prizes, giveaways and goodness knows what else!
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!
February 22, 2019, 11pm-4am. A kinky edition of underwear and sports kit night - getting down and dirty with a fetish edition rubber clad podium dancers and treats along the way. DJ Dave Ritson playing through until the early hours. UK Hotjocks guys, live dancers and entertiners. Quote #JOCKFEB for 10% off none-sale items at Clonezone Manchester.
February 23, 2019, 8am-2pm. Hare and Hounds Bury, 400 Bolton Road West. A variety of walking sessions throughout 2019. Coming up: March 23rd - Pennington Flash, Leigh; April 28th; May 19th + 22nd - The University of Salford; June 22nd - The Lake District. See details on these and more events at:
February 23, 2019, 6:30pm-2:30am. Control our playlist with your choice of favorites, upbeat, Eurovision songs, tracks from the upcoming show, remixes, Melodifestivalen songs and Song for Europe shows. The Karaoke Song Contest is back w/ 10 acts battling for your vote! Plus, an airing of the week's Melodifestivalen show. That's 8 solid hours of Eurovision splendour!
March 1, 2019, midnight - 4am at Partisan Collective. A techno rave like it used to be. For LGBTQ+ folks and close allies - proper techno and good rave tunes. Only 60 capacity, in a great little space. There may be strobe lighting. Nexustechno.
March 2-10, 2019 at the Odeon Great Northern. Nine days of over 150 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.
March 14-16, 2019, 7:30pm. Before sexts were hand-written letters. Loads were filthy. Missives dating back centuries include letters by Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe and James Joyce. Triangulating sex and love letters of long dead artists with contemporary sexts; meditation on the construction of the queer female body. A surprising hour about how we write ourselves, and for whom?
March 29, 2019, 11pm-3am. A VERY SPECIAL PARTY w/ Kiss me Again…again! One of the best guests we've had, electrifying the dancefloor with a ridiculous record collection. Hot, sweaty, beautiful - bigger and better in the Pink Room weaving sonic melanges, possessing majesty unrivalled in making you move. A world of colour, untrammelled love and Mancunian magic. See lineup at:
March 30, 2019, 10pm-4am at Hidden. Second party of 2019 w/ DJs Lauren Flax (The Bunker, NYC), Will Tramp, Jamie Bull, and Gina Breeze. Non-stop exotic disco for homos, heteros, lesbos + don't knows. Sexual orientation/ music genres are irrelevant on our dancefloors. Disco/ house/ techno/ garage/ pop/ dirt/ glamour and no pomp or pretension.
April 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 question: Should we have kids, or not? Ethical challenges: considerations of adoption, surrogacy, co-parenting, environmental impact of childbirth, fears/ anxieties, past parenting. Confronting the chaos, they invite you along.
April 5, 2019, 9pm-4am. Antidote to the soulless mega clubs, a collective of queens, 18+ club kids, pop superstars, creative juggernauts, flamboyant dancers, and acclaimed designers; part of the East Creative family with Mighty Hoopla, Savage and more. Join the Revolution! STP
April 6, 2019, 10am-4:30pm, at The Stretford Church Hall & Institute, St. Matthews Hall, Chapel Lane. Gay Gordons' Scottish Country Dancing: 2 classes with light lunch. The teacher for the day is David Queen; music by Andrew Lyon.
April 19-23, 2019, 9pm-4am. This Easter Winter is here - Join KIKI Manchester as we sail for Westeros. Pulling out all the stops as always for the first Bank Holiday of 2019. From Kingslanding to Beyond the Wall expect a fully themed venue. Free Entry all Weekend.
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:
August 24, 2019, at The White Hotel, 3, Dickinson St, Salford. SAT 11pm-7am; SUN Free Day Party + 11pm-7am Party. Music provided by very talented close pals and a number of secret guests; Sofie K, Joy Social, Kiss Me Again, Supernature Disco and loads more TBA. Look out for further announcements.