FRIDAY 28th FEBRUARY

    CREDIT: Aimee Rose McGhee

    CLUBS & EVENTS

    Push The Button: Stupid Love at Royal Vauxhall Tavern: 372 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall, SE11 5HY. 9pm – 3am. Tickets at qxtickets.com. So long as it was released or made a significant cultural impact post 1990, they’ll probably play it. Performances from Sigi Moonlight, Lasana Shabazz and Cola Falquero.

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    The Bitten Peach at VAULT Festival: The Vaults, Leake Street SE1 7NN. 10:30pm – 1am. Tickets at qxtickets.com. Pan-Asian collective featuring a stellar line up of the UK’s legendary queens, kings and creatures of the East.

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    Cŵm Rag at The Glory: 281 Kingsland Road, Haggerston E2 8AS. Doors 5pm, 7:30pm – 9:30pm. Tickets available at QXTickets.com. Queer Welsh Cabaret Extravaganza. Druids, Shirley Bassey, leeks, Catatonia, allusions to bestiality, Tom Jones and daffodils. FOLLOWED BY Nezssa’s Celtic Discotheque 9pm – 2am. Free before 10pm, £8 after. The Glory’s well tidy welshies are putting on a big old boogie situation.

    Carpet Burn – The Smell Of It at The Eagle: 349 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall SE11 5QY. 8pm – 4am. Free before 10pm, £5 after. Carpet Burn’s raucous gay Friday night dance party, with DJs Chaka Khan’t and Dan Murphy.

    Femme Fraiche at Dalston Superstore: 117 Kingsland High Street, E8 2PB. 9pm – 3am. Free before 10pm, £7 after. Birthday bash of babin’ proportions, with all your faves under one roof.

    Ball For Your Life at The Two Brewers: 114 Clapham High Street, SW4 7UJ. 8pm – 4am. Free before 10pm, £7 after. With Danny Beard on stage at midnight, DJ Demon and Wayne Dhesi in support of the listening place presented by The Titans. Lip Sync War – Heat 1 8pm – 10pm. Lip sync your heart out for the chance to win £2,000! Past Midnight, The Musical 7pm (See Theatre)

    Camp Attack at G-A-Y Heaven: Villiers Street, WC2N 6NG. 11pm – 4am. £1 entry wristbands available from G-A-Y Bar. Four rooms of music at the UK’s most famous gay venue, with music videos, drag and 80s, 90s and 00s hits.

    Friday Vibes at CIRCA: The Club at Hungerford House, Victoria Embankment, WC2N 6PA. 10pm-4am. £5 entry. DJs Playing Commercial House and R&B. Queer Performers. Gogo Dancers.

    A:M Afterhours at Protocol: 6A South Lambeth Place, SW8 1SP. 3am – 10am. £8 Concession with Guest List, Flyer, Advert, Membership Card, £5 Student Discount with valid ID, £5 Industry Staff Discount (All discounts end at 6am), £15 OTD. Line Up: Terry Bryan, Amir Groove, Yvette Lindquist, Carmen Gonzalez.

    Fitladz Grey Trakkies Club at The Bunker 217 City Road, Shoreditch EC1V 1JN. 10pm – 5am. £10 entry includes first drink and coat check. Entry £5 for Fitladz members. A night for scally lads and the men who love them.

    Soho Sound Session at Freedom Bar: 60-66 Wardour Street, Soho, W1F 0TA. Doors 4pm, 6pm – 3am. Free before 10pm, £5 after. Swanky, sexy cocktail destination in the heart of Soho.

    Will You Be There Darling Social at The Cock Tavern: 340 Kennington Road, Oval SE11 4LD. 7pm – 2am. All-encompassing Meetup group for gay men who like to go out, be entertained and socialise.

    BARS & CABARET

    The Old Ship: 17 Barnes Street, Limehouse, E14 7NW. 12pm – 12am. Free. Local gay bar in East London’s Limehouse.

    Central Station: 37 Wharfdale Road, N1 9SD. 12pm – 3am. Free entry. Friendly gay pub a stone’s throw from Kings Cross Station. TONIGHT: Karaoke with DJ Chris Reardon from 8:30pm.

    Circa Soho: 62 Frith Street, Soho, W1D 3JN. 4pm-1am. Soho’s intimate but packed-out bar/club spot.

    Halfway To Heaven: 7 Duncannon Street, WC2N 4JF. 12pm – 2am. Free entry. Fun boozer slap bang in the middle of London! Tonight: Heart & Soul with Poppycock from 8pm. 

    Admiral Duncan: 54 Old Compton Street, W1D 4UD. 12pm – 12am. Free entry. Fab gay boozer in the heart of Soho. Tonight: Crystal d’Canter from 7pm.

    George and Dragon: 2 Blackheath Hill, SE10. 6pm – 4am, free entry before 11pm. Raucous late-night cabaret pub in Greenwich. Tonight: Heart & Soul.

    Ku Bar: 30 Lisle St, WC2H 7BA. 12pm – 3am. Music all day long, multiple DJs from 9pm and Topless bartenders from 10pm.

    THEATRE

    Two Brewers: 114 Clapham High Street, SW4 7UJ. Past Midnight, The Musical 7pm. Following 7 colourful characters through their everyday dilemmas. Tickets at QXTickets.com

    Kings Head Theatre: 115 Upper Street, Angel N1 1QN. The Six Wives of Henry VIII 7pm. Howard Coggins looks like Henry VIII. There’s no escaping that. Stu Mcloughin doesn’t really look like any of the wives, but he’s going to give it a go. Until 7th March. Undetectable 8:45pm. Hunky dream boy Lex and bright spark Bradley are falling for each other. Big time. After three months, Lex has decided that tonight’s the night but Bradley’s not so sure he wants to go all the way. Until 7th March. Tickets at qxtickets.com.

    Above the Stag Theatre: 72 Albert Embankment, Vauxhall SE1 7TP. The Morning After 7:30pm. Thomas wakes up surprised and naked in a young man’s bed, and memories of last night’s one-night-stand come flooding back. Until 1st March. Tickets available at qxtickets.com.

    Leicester Square Theatre: 6 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BX. MUSIK. 9:30pm. Billie Trix. Icon. Rock star. Screen goddess. Drug addict. Billie has lived a life of excess and shares it all in her new one-woman show. Until 1st March. Tickets available at qxtickets.com.

    The Pleasance Theatre: Carpenters Mews, North Road, N7 9EF. No Sweat 8pm. Until 29th February. Working together with young LGBTQ+ homeless people in London, Vicky Moran’s new play shines a light on a forgotten generation of homeless youth. Until 29th February. Tickets available at qxtickets.com. The Rage of Narcissus 7:30pm. Until 8th March. When Sergio arrives in Ljubljana to give a lecture on Narcissus, the first thing he does after checking in to his hotel room is to get on an app and look for someone to have sex with. Tickets available at qxtickets.com.

    Park Theatre: Clifton Terrace, N4 3JP. Time and Tide 7:45pm. Until 29th February. A heart-warming tale of adolescent angst in the windswept seaside town of Cromer. La Cage aux Folles [The Play] 7:30pm. Until 21st March. A new translation of the queer classic, Tony Award-Winning musical, by Simon Callow. Tickets available at qxtickets.com.

    YOUR DIRTY DIARY

    Vault 139: Cruise at 139b-143 Whitfield Street, W1T 5EN. 1pm – 1am. £9 includes free drink, cloakroom and re-entry. Get cruising in your civvies. Horny cruise spot minutes from the West End.

    Bunker Bar: BUFF+/Fitladz – The Grey Trackies Club at 217 City Road, Shoreditch EC1V 1JN. BUFF+ 6pm – 10pm. £10/£9 includes first drink and coat check. Come as you are, and get yourself some action. Strip down or stay in your civvies. Fitladz – The Grey Trackies Club 10pm – 5am. £5 for members before 11pm, £10 after. Includes free drink and coat check. Meet other ‘str8’ and bi lads at this special event from the UK’s no.1 scally, chav and sports gear party!

    The Backstreet: Fetish Friday – Sports at Wentworth Mews, Mile End E3 4SP. 10pm – 3am. £10, members £5 (or free before 10:45pm). Details TBC.

    Ted’s Place: Punishment Bloc at 305a North End Road, Fulham, W14 9NS. 7pm – Midnight. £4. For men interested in a safe introduction into the world of CP Spanking. Private spanking booths and a horse to get beaten over.

    Looking Further Ahead

    Above the Stag Theatre: 72 Albert Embankment, Vauxhall SE1 7TP. Buyer & Cellar 11th March – 19th April. Eastenders’ Aaron Sidwell stars as an out of work actor, hired for a mysterious job at an undisclosed location that turns out to be… Barbra Streisand’s underground shopping street. Iconic. Tickets available at qxtickets.com.

    And What? Queer Arts Festival 2020 Various Locations Across London. 13th – 29th March. Homegrown talent and international artistes, the bold, the brave and the brilliant. Theatre, performance, art. Tickets available at qxtickets.com.

    Human Traffic Live ft. Trade Printworks, London SE16 7PJ. Sunday 24th May. Iconic gay club Trade teams up with A Lost Weekend to curate a take over of Human Traffic Live, a four-tiered, multi-sensory immersive experience. Tickets available at qxtickets.com.

    BRUT Re-Union Party at Paradise London: 65 Albert Embankment, SE1 7TP. Saturday 7th March. 11pm – 5am. £10 tickets available at QXTickets.com. Men-only party for bears, blokes, chunks and hunks. Back at its former home to celebrate 5 years.

    Sex Circus vs Matinee: Pervert at Great Suffolk Street Warehouse: 29 Great Suffolk Street SE1 0NS. Saturday 7th March. 11pm – 6am. Tickets available at QXTickets.com. Super production, the sexiest dancers, cruise mazes, play areas, a darkroom and hundreds of hot guys.

    X-MN Party at E1 London: 110 Pennington Street E1W 2BB. Saturday 29th March. 2pm – 10pm. Tickets available at QXTickets.com. London newest LGBT+ party coming to the amazing E1, one of London’s super clubs. A joyous and uplifting soundtrack brought to you by established DJ legends.

    Proud Cabaret City: 1 Mark Lane Opposite Fenchurch St Station, London EC3R 7AH. Saturday 7 March. Arrive 11:30am, Showtime starts at 12:30pm. The Proud Drag Brunch. Sashay down for a fabulous Drag Extravaganza. Get stuck into an hour of bottomless cocktails and a two course brunch. Get 50% OFF – 2 Course Brunch & Bottomless. Tickets available at QXTickets.com


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