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.
October 29, 2019, 8-11pm. Manchester's only LGBT+ Comedy Club returns to Bar Pop. Another sensational evening of Stand-Up Comedy starring the UK's best Queer comedy talent: Sian Davies. Host SCARLET SOHANDSOME. "Seriously talented. Hilarious, warm and entertaining" - The Skinny. Hosted by SCARLET SOHANDSOME - "A f*cking pro" - ScotsGay.
October 31, 2019, 8:30-11:30pm, Electrik, 559 Wilbraham Rd. Spooky vibes + kooky going ons with soundtrack courtesy of The Horrors' very own Rhys Webb, digging into his his lovely vinyl collection to play sounds of twangy rock and roll instrumentals, surf, snotty American garage punk, Joe Meek productions and obscure British psychedelic sounds. All-hallows-eve-style venue makeover.
October 31, 2019, 10pm-6am. Fully themed decor, £50 bar tab for best dressed chosen by Julie Noted and the Funhouse team! Right after the Drag Race Viewing party through until 6am DJ Billy Andrew! Hosted by Julie Noted, Cherry Valentine, Sminty Drop, Rehab & special Guest - Rodger! Bar performances all evening!
November 2-3, 2019. SAT 12pm-12am Saturday session - an audiophile DISCO SPECIAL - calling all hands on deck with RUF DUG, Sofie K, Hidden Spheres, Whirldfuzzz, Poppy, and Jack. SUN 2pm-12am, full day of live music! With Ajah UK, Pave, Iceboy Violet, ZoZo, The Sewer Cats Band, Hannah Ross, Bianca scout, Mola Mola, Nino's Blue Saloon, and Oort Clod. This & That Café food.
November 2, 2019, 2pm-2am, at Niamos, Chichester Rd. Celebrating the 2020 festival with one of Audio Farms finest events - 12 hours - bringing together musical and creative collectives from Manchester and beyond. Theatre Show: CABARET/ DRAG/ AERIAL CIRCUS/ DRUMMING/ LIVE MUSIC/ FIRE HOOPERS/ MAGIC SHOW/ HYPNOSIS/ JUGGLERS/ POI/ STILT WALKERS/ LIVE ART/ GONG BATH. WITCHES HOUR MUSIC. DJs.
November 2, 2019, 11pm-4am. Hesska and Clemency - DJ! Her set became legendary with us and the regulars, so we just had to have her! This time she'll be joined by the incredible Clemency, one of the residents of Mutualism - one of the most boundary pushing parties in the country. When you stick 'em together, it's the perfect recipe for a proper wild party!
November 5, 2019, 6:30pm-7:30am. Experience how yoga set to a drone/ambient playlist can help you to zone out, focus the mind and relax. This beginners / intermediate yoga session will take you through a linked series of postures set to a playlist designed to match the rhythms of the sequence. Next: Nov 21; Dec 10.
November 7, 14, 21, 28 + December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019, 5pm - Thursdays Rihanna 'n Beyonce. Nov 23, Balloon Traffic Light Party. Nov 18, 25, 30 + Dec 6, 13, 20, 27, Ross Preston Monday Bingo. Nov 20, 27 + Dec 4, 11, 18, Sofa So Good. Nov 28 - Dec 1, Superhero Weekend (dress up and jump the queue). Nov 29, Battle Of The BOY BANDS. Dec 2, 9, 16, 23, Countdown To Christmas BINGO.
November 7-10, 2019. THU 8pm Quiz Night/ Eagle. FRI 8:30pm Paul Middleton/ Oscars + 11pm BACKDOOR FURRY BALLS SPORTS KIT + 2am DILF after Party/ EAGLE. SAT noon BEAR SAUNA/ Basement + 2-6pm BEAR FAIR Fair/ Cruz101 + 10pm NEON FUR/ SUB101 + 10pm Dandy/ Club Tropicana + 2am BRAWN/ EAGLE. SUN noon Pizza Hut BUFFET + 2:30pm SUNDAY SERVICE/ EAGLE + 7pm REM SUPERBEAREOKE + EAGLE AFTER PARTY.
November 8, 2019, 12-6am at Qwerk, Sub 101. Join the faithful where the sun always shines on the dance floor! Friendly crowd/ accessible sound, new musical gems: new beats w/ classic sounds for funky, vocal, bouncy feel. Be you - undefined by age, gender, or sexuality; wearwhat you want. DJ Dave Cooper + Residents F+M.
November 9, 2019, 2pm-4am at Depot Mayfield. Homobloc at a magical old warehouse, east of the city centre: the majestic Depot at Mayfield. Through the cracks, there is life and hope. 10,000 souls all under one roof. Join us and unite the clans.
November 9, 2019, 11pm-6am. Continue Homobloc into Sunday with a twisted disco deep in subterranean settings of Kable Club, featuring Anon Stop pumping playlist courtesy of some of the city's finest! Supernature Disco with all 4 members together. Sprechen label boss, Electriks booker/ programmer Chris Massey Music! DJ, MC singer Groove Armada and Rae + Christian...Veba.
November 15 + 22, 2019, 7-11:30pm. Have I gone mad? I'm afraid so. You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret, All the best people are. Be transported into the wonderful world of the Mad Hatter and his friends! An 18+ adult Tea Party: Afternoon tea, entertainment and much much more! Next: Dec 6, 7, 12,14, 20, Xmas Specials; Jan 17; Feb 14.
November 15, 2019, 11pm-4am. Relaunch party hosted by fitness model Timmy Essex, w/ entertainment all evening. The hottest UK underwear and sports kit party. Like-minded people with no attitude having a sexy fun time. Strict GBT men dress code: underwear, sport kit or fetish gear. Free Eagle membership at the door.
November 16, 2019, 7pm-1:30am. Calling all dance floor freaks, geeks and uniques, come get sweaty and sticky...6.5 hours of non-stop disco-house-techno-electronic music bangers coming at you courtesy of another meeting between Sprechen & Supernature Disco on the sacred ground of Eastern Bloc! Sounds by: BB - Rob Jones - Massey - James Greenwood - Richie V. IM ready...
November 16, 2019, 7:30-10:30pm. LGBTQ+ performance artists from Manchester and the North West present short, bold new work. Host: comic and Literary Death Match Manchester champion Fat Roland. Featuring Maz Hedgehog, Kate Stonestreet, Caitlin Gleeson, John Adam Roberts, Rachael Kelly, Mandla Rae, Dorian Wilde and Tom Halls. See details at:
November 16, 23, 30, 2019, 9pm-12am. Queeriosity presents a weekly plethora of queer performance for a night of frivolity, camp fun and curious Cabaret. Hosted by Donna Trump and her resident team! Nov 16th: Ellen Degenerate, Christian Gay, CJ Banks and PorkPie. Nov 23rd: Ellen Degenerate, Cherry Valentine and Holly Stars. Nov 30th: Juno Birch, Coco Deville and Ginny Lemon. Free Entry!
November 17, 2019, 2-8:30pm Myra DuBois does Sunday Service, hosted by Jonathan Mayor - a genius comedy pairing, as DJ Daddy Gary plays an upbeat mix of 80s, 90s chart and pop. Nov 24th 4pm show features live cabaret artiste Miss Penny w/ host KY Kelly + DJ Daddy Gary. Adrian will celebrate his 37th birthday and bingo is back too, so big money will be heading one lucky boy's way.
November 18, 2019, 8-11pm. Monday special live performance from THE FROCK DESTROYERS with the HIT single 'Break up (bye bye), plus solo performances by BAGA CHIPZ, DIVINA DECAMPO, and BLU HYDRANGEA. 7pm Meet and greet doors. 8pm General doors. 8:45pm Show Time. Meet and greet will be a group meet and greet; all 3 queens together.
November 19 + 26, 2019, 7:30-10pm, Electrik, 559 Wilbraham Rd. Every Tuesday night return of THE most fun you can have midweek...its Quingo! Rounds of pop culture questions interspersed with rounds of bingo plus a healthy dose of japes & jokes from our very own Mr Christopher Dresden Styles! Prizes galore to win! Eat pizza...drink beer...play Quingo!
November 24, 2019, 8-11pm. Miss Vanjie amazing one woman full 60min show to include high energy numbers with the Klub Kids dancers, hilarious comedy and Q&A's. Expect sitches of laughter. Support show queens to be announced. - for ages 18+
November 29, 2019. 9pm-1am. HotR has it's roots entwined with the Carlton Club. The original suburban disco brings warmth and heart right into the community, probably one of the most welcoming spaces you'll find in the city, with a dance floor age range to make your heart melt. Treats galore at the door.
November 29, 2019, 11pm-5am. Manchester Playful Rubber fetish night! where rubber boys have more fun! As always, Dave Ritson will be playing the funnky vocal tunes. Drink/ Dance/ Play. Strict rubber dress code enforced. Also: Nov 30th, 11pm-2am Darkcell at Club Aftershock fetish night: rubber leather skins kinky dark drag mix for hot and sexy time.
November 29, 2019, 11pm-4am. Manchester: one of the music capitals of the universe: Freaks/ Geeks/ Queers/ unique spirit! Phil Perry + resident DYC DJs. The best Nu-disco, Synthwave, Synthpop, Art Pop, Dream pop, Electronica, Experimental pop, Hip Hop, Psychedelia, Indie Rock and funk! Let inhibitions go untrammelled, dance like nobody's watching into a new day, Dance Yrself Clean.
November 29, 2019, 11pm-6am. Winter fundraiser at Cruz 101 - transformed with early 90s throwback when neon was the rage. Wear sweat bands + fish-net skirts! Got glowpaint + glowsticks - just need you! Dress in neon outfit for chance to win VIP tickets to The Pink Picnic 2020! Kriss Herbert will play all night w/ guest Annabelle Lecture. Host: Venus Quasar. 8pm Bar Pop Pre-Party!
November 30, 2019, 5-11pm. Portraits + writing exhibition w/ talk by the artist. Hosts/performers Cheddar Gorgeous + Anna Phylactic. Readings by participants. Christian Asare w/ Tyrone John + Denon James Dance performance. HIV past/present discussion w/ Cheddar Gorgeous, ACT UP Manchester members, Youth Stop AIDS, George House Trust, Nathaniel Hall. PrEP? Music by Rebecca.Never.Becky.
November 30, 2019, 10pm-6am. Turning 6 years old and doing it in true KIKI style! Filthy Gorgeous take over KIKI and they'll be serving much more than birthday cake. Hosted by the Haus of Filthy, Whiplash & Julie Noted! Beats by resident DJ Bex Hill. Free Entry all night long.
December 6, 2019, 6pm-4am. A full night of big queer activities across two floors, w/ iconoclastic queer performance, DJs downstairs, and relaxed social space upstairs (you don't have to huddle in the smoking area in the rain to chat to your new best friend). Make up station and dressing room. Speed friending. Art! Performance! Drag! Come for tea! DJs till late:
December 6, 7, 12,14, 20, 2019, 7-11:30pm. Xmas Specials. Have I gone mad? I'm afraid so. You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret, All the best people are. Be transported into the wonderful world of the Mad Hatter and his friends! An 18+ adult Tea Party: Afternoon tea, entertainment and much much more! Next: Jan 17; Feb 14; Mar 6; Apr 10; May 8; Jun 12.
December 6, 2019, 9am-6pm, Geoffrey Manton Bldg. The conference rethinks movements the Stonewall riots supposedly spawned in Europe. Gay liberation was never one-way across the Atlantic. While the 1969 NYC GLF was an important catalyst for European groups, activist innovations crossed in the other direction too, springing up in the early 70s, influenced by national events or groups.
December 6, 2019, 11-5pm. Last Manchester night this year DILF resident DJs Eddy Murf + Darren Goodwin play 6 HOURS of big beats and uplifting vocal house for hot Leathermen, Rubbermen, Jocks, Bears, Cubs, Daddies, Pups, BOSSes, SIRs. No dress code. Leather, Rubber, Kink, Fetish, Jocks, Underwear, Harness, Singlets, Sports Kit, Work Gear encouraged. Changing area. All DILFers welcome.
December 7, 2019, 2pm-midnight. Calling every big legend in Manchester: COME TOGETHER, your day has come, the sun will shine! Serious partying does not require serious sleep deprivation! Be immersed in a community party/unique environment: no customers, bosses, or profits. Float together in a dreamy sea of warm retro lighting to local DJ sounds. Loosen up, extend limbs, move together.
December 12, 2019, 7-11pm. Producers, party providers, record collectors dig deep into collections for an evening of 7 inch joy! A too-many-DJs takeover, each playing seven 7s before the next jock bum-rushes them off...starting at 7pm to be edgy! BB+Richie V, Magic Island DJs, Bobby George, Andy Shake'N'Fingerpop, Chris Massey Music, Lisa Butterworth, Paul Hughes, Neil Clarke.
December 13, 2019, midnight-6am. A DJ who started at the beginning of time (1982)! Label boss. Producer (w/ over 100 house records) since 92. Resident at Golden 92-96. The Bomb 96-2000. Guest at seminal club nights Back To Basics, Slam, Venus, Heavenly Social - and all over the world ever since, from chilled sunsets + balearic to underground disco and heads-down spaced-out deep house...
December 14, 2019, 12-7am, at The White Hotel, 3, Dickinson St, Salford. Mim Suleiman, Mama Africa of the modern era with a sound that crosses a magnitude of electronic styles. Support from Yadava, Acidhousedeathsquad, and Princess Anna. High Hoops welcomes all people from all walks of life. Whatever your sexuality, gender, age, nationality or race. One dance floor for all.
December 24, 2019, 7:30 pm-12:30am. Get your crackers pulled and nuts cracked this Christmas Eve with guest selectors from some of Manchester's finest musical institutions. Confirmed to be dropping Mistletoe, Wine + the Harvey extended dub of Slade: Andrew Butterworth, BBushellina Carolina, Lisa Butterworth, Chris Massey Music, Richie V, James Greenwood, Jono Heywood and Lee Andrews.
December 27, 2019, 10pm-4am. In two rooms with an all-star DJ line up...live & jackin'. Providing musical musings: Gerd Janson (Running Back), Horse Meat Disco, The Social Service, and Supernature Disco. Duper dupa hosts + residents, The Unabombers! You know what to do, you know when to do it...
December 31, 2019, 8pm-3am at Jam Street MCR, 209 Upper Chorlton Rd. Once again DeRanged will team up with Home on The Range to bring you an intimate and delightful night of House, World Beats, Funk and Disco. Ticket Only Event.
December 31, 2019, 9pm-3am, The Carlton Club, Rowan Lodge, 113 Carlton Rd. YDNY vs Supernature NYE love-in. DJs Rob Jones, Brett Dearden, BB, Richie V, James Greenwood. House, Disco, Nu Disco, everything in-between. Great tunes, cheap booze. A hell of a party. What's not to love? YES, YOUR DISCO really does NEED YOU!
December 31, 2019, 10pm-5am. 3-floor savage music/performance/faggotry, friendly/diverse LGBTQ+ utopia, brain-melting noise/colour/glitter: Rebecca.never.becky, Zoe Mcveigh, Deany Sevigny, Marilyn Misandry, Laurie Williams, Elliss Lewin-turner, Hot Space, Beardre Barlow, Good Afternoon, This Is Not A Sex Shop, Dance Floor Protest Signs, Fabulous Nobodies, Salford Fags Club Installation.
December 31, 2019, 10pm-4am. Two rooms with guest DJs from Manchester and Leeds most iconic northern LGBT parties - HIGH HOOPS, KISS ME AGAIN, LOVE MUSCLE (Micheal Upson) and Homoelectric residents Jamie Bull, Gina Breeze and Will Tramp. A queer party for all. Its about togetherness. Its about love. We are the dirty bastards. Music is LIFE.
December 31, 2019, 10pm-8am. It's time for the biggest & best party of the year... NEW YEAR'S EVE 2020! at Manchester's Gay Nightclub. See details TBA:
January 17, 2019, 7-11:30pm. Have I gone mad? I'm afraid so. You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret, All the best people are. Be transported into the wonderful world of the Mad Hatter and his friends! An 18+ adult Tea Party: Afternoon tea, entertainment and much much more! Next: Feb 14 (Queen of Hearts); Mar 6; Apr 10 (Good Friday); May 8; Jun 12.
February 21 + 22, 2020, 11pm-7am. Celebrating 21 years of the Iconic Queer as Folk TV show by throwing 2 parties to take you back to the origins of gay clubbing in Manchester. Those who have watched Stuart, Vince & Nathan party in Babylon on Queer as Folk, now is your chance to party in the REAL Babylon for just one weekend! Details TBA:
March 7-15, 2020 (usually) 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.
April 10-14, 2020 (TBC). Past year featured: THU: Gagged+Bound at On; Stretch at Eagle. FRI MancsBound at Eagle; Darkcell at Sub101 + Recon at Night People + Devient at Eagle. SAT noon Fetish Mkt at Cruz101; Sneakrs at REM; Alert! X at Academy. SUN Rubber Brunch at Leaf; Sunday Service at Eagle; GearTunes at Oscars; Cabaret + Rubberoke at REM; Slick at Eagle.
Early May, 2020. The Great British Bear Bash is back with its 23rd year themed event. This past year's Pawrites of the Caribearian had them setting sail to pillage, cause havoc, and have fun around the streets of the Village. FB See next year's theme TBA at:
Early August, 2020, Alexandra Park. Past year: J'ouvert Morning 6am Saturday. 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.
Mid-August, 2020. 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 2019 media:
Early July, 2021. 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.