Mother’s Best at The RVT
This Sunday (3 Feb) is the launch of an exciting new monthly party at The Royal Vauxhall Tavern. Mother’s Best is from the team behind Beefmince and will feature a marvellous line-up of cabaret talent every month, including this week, Drag Idol champ Tracy Barlow and cabaret maverick Dusty Limits, plus there’s music from DJs Silverhook and Johnny Kalifonia. Doors open at 3pm, you can get advance tickets at mothersbest.co.uk.
Thirst Trap at Above The Stag
Dating in 2019 can be a genuine minefield and James Barr shares our pain. MTV presenter, comedian, co-host of podcast A Gay And A NonGay, and tragically single, James unleashes a hilarious attempt to finally meet The One with Thirst Trap in the Studio at Above The Stag. From next Thursday (7 Feb) he dishes the dirt on his ridiculous romantic life, in this super fun and funny 60-minute make-out session. Tickets from abovethestag.com
Mondays at Halfway
There’s something gorgeous on every single night at Halfway II Heaven, with cabaret and karaoke, including marvellous acts on a Monday at 8.30pm. Here’s what’s coming up in February, starting with, this Monday (4 Feb) it’s Marsha Mallow, followed by Poppycock on the 11th, Vanity Nightmare on the 18th and on Monday 25th it’s the lovely Krystal Ball.
Karaoke at The Yard, Coventry
If you are in or near Coventry at any time we recommend a visit to The Yard wheres there’s always something fabulous going on. This Thursday (31 Jan) it’s Karaoke with hosts Jupiter and Minerva from 9pm and everyone that enters gets a free shot, guaranteed to loosen up those vocal cords.
Flirtura Launch Party
Make a date in your diaries, Saturday 23 February is the launch party for Flirtura, a brand new ‘all-singing, all dancing, gay extravaganza’ in Chelsea with drag queens, karaoke, canapés and much more. Get more information at thechelseapensioner.co.uk
Ruggercub kicks off at The Brewers
This Friday (1 Feb) those frisky rugger buggers from the Kings Cross Steelers are celebrating the launch of the Six Nations rugby championship with a specially themed Ruggercub at The Two Brewers. Get there early, by 8pm and you can watch the France v. Wales match live, and then at 11pm it’s Lip Sync War hosted by Marsha Mallow.
Deptford Festival opens
Kicking off this Friday (1 Feb) for the whole month is the Deptford Heritage Festival, a not-for-profit series of fascinating events that raises money for local homeless people. There’s talks and local tours and much more including the play Liberty about civil rights activist Kath Duncan starring Alex Reid from 14 February. Details and tickets at kathduncan.com
Sweatbox update and membership
Boyz Award-winning sauna and gym Sweatbox has been shut since before Christmas as it undergoes a major, actually total, refit and remodel. But fear not, even though it’s taken longer than they thought it will soon be open and in the meantime, right now you can buy a year’s membership for just £350, instead of £700, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Lola and Julie at The Old Ship
This weekend, John and his gang at The Old Ship in Limehouse have two of our favourite ladies of the night gracing the stage. On Saturday (2 Feb) it’s the one and only Lola Lasagne serving up big laughs and classic songs and on Sunday, making a welcome return it’s Dame Julie Paid, giving us songs and laughs galore.
Brighton Pride tickets on sale now
We love Brighton Pride, and we know you do too, and the great news is that the second release of tickets for this year’s festival, subtitled Generations of Love, on the first weekend of August, are on sale now at brighton-pride.org
White Swan clubbing
This weekend if you want some East End clubbing fun, head to The White Swan in Limehouse. On Friday it’s Aaran Bader and on Saturday it’s Boyz Award winner Matt Unique.
See the Light at Ku
Unless you’ve been hiding in a cave… at the bottom of the sea… or on one of Jupiter’s moons, you will know that The Light Lounge is the totally gorgeous cocktail bar from the Ku Group located above the Lisle Street venue. But you may not know, that every Friday and Saturday, you can now flit between it and the more, let’s say ‘lively’ downstairs at Ku Leicester Square. You get the best of both worlds, cool and sophisticated cocktails, and/or those boys with their tops off and the best pop tunes and fun crowd. Marvellous.
Mary Mac at Sundowners
Not only is Sundowners the most fun you can have in Margate, with its lively crowd and mega-friendly welcome, but this Saturday (2 Feb) they have the totally fabulous, totally gorgeous and we suspect possibly a bit mad, Mary Mac. The tartan tart is on stage at 11pm, get their early!
Your weekend at the G&D
As always, there’s a fine selection of darling acts at The George and Dragon in Greenwich this weekend, starting on Thursday (31 Jan) with Mrs Moore and Ian Parker on the ol’ Joanna. Friday (1 Feb) is Myra DuBois, Saturday Mrs Moore’s back and on Sunday it’s the triple threat of Mary Mac, Miss Jason and Tanya Hyde.
Balans Five-Fer offer
In these bleak political times, we all deserve a treat every now and again and those yummy peeps at Balans Soho Society have a tasty treat in store. You can get five of their seriously delicious small plates for the price of three if you are there from Sunday evening after 5.30pm until last thing Wednesday. Sounds like a plan to us.
Story Time with Mama G
Mama G’s Story Time Roadshow is a drag show like no other. This is something for the whole family – ideal if you have nephews, nieces or you own brood. It’s a show packed with stories, a whole host of fabulous characters, confused unicorns, feuding fairies, misunderstood popstars and of course… Oprah, there may even be twerking. Mama G is the family friendly drag star who has appeared all over the world and she’s on tour in the UK in February including at The Drayton Arms Theatre, SW5 on Sunday 10 February. Tickets and details at thedraytonarsmstheatre.co.uk. You can get 20% off Mama G if you use the code BOYZ at checkout.
Late fun at The Rose and Crown
Ye Olde Rose and Crown is the popular LGBT venue in the heart of Greenwich. Not only do they have Showtunes on Tuesdays and their quiz on Wednesdays, it’s open late till 1am every Saturday with great music and a party vibe.