Bang goes the weekend at The Brewers
There’s another action-packed weekend at the Two Brewers down in Clapham this weekend, kicking off on Thursday with Miss Penny on stage along with DJ Liam Chaplin. On Friday it’s Brighton babe Drag With No Name in the Cabaret Bar while Backroom hosts its UV Party with more commercial house and pop remixes in the Club Bar. On Saturday night there’s another top drag act taking you through to the early hours, while on Sunday your trio of queens are Mary Mac, Miss Jason and Sandra from 6.30pm.
Meet a Red Hot model at Prowler
The Red Hot calendars have been causing a storm ever since they hit the scene several years ago and now you’ve got the chance to meet some of the sizzling models featured on its very pages when they visit Prowler’s Soho store on Friday (15 Feb). For one hour only from 6pm you’ll be able to queue up to meet the guys and have your Red Hot goods signed. Get there early fellas! Plus if you still have last week’s Boyz, you will find vouchers for serious discounts on the advert on the back cover.
See Britain on Film:LGBT Britain
As part of Camden LGBT Forum’s LGBT History Month festivities, next Saturday (23 Feb) you can join the Out4Film team as they celebrate LGBT lives as portrayed on screen with a showing of the documentary Britain on Film: LGBT Britain, a moving and fascinating collection of films spanning 1909 to 1994. The programme documents a century in which homosexuality went from crime to Pride via decades of profoundly courageous activism. A panel-led discussion will follow the screening and it all takes place at the Hugh Cubitt Centre, 48 Collier Street, N1 9QZ.
Chariots Vauxhall’s new look
Chariots sauna in Vauxhall has had a bit of a spruce up and now boasts brand new street frontage and a revamped website – check out both now! It’s open seven days a week, including 68 hours non-stop from Friday to Monday morning, and houses a large spa pool, two steam rooms, two saunas, a maze of private rooms, cinema room and loads more. Entry is £20, some discounts are available, and you get two fluffy white towels with your admission. Find out more at chariots.co.uk
The Old Ship
There’s another fab line up of acts at the Old Ship in Limehouse this weekend. On Friday (15 Feb) it’s the one and only Sandra, on Saturday it’s Drag Race alumni Charlie Hides, while on Sunday the magnificent Heart & Soul are your entertainment. All cabaret starts at approximately 9.30pm. Enjoy!
Your weekend at Halfway
Another huge weekend of fun kicks off at the small but perfectly formed Halfway II Heaven on Thursday with more karaoke with Kevin Walsh from 8pm. The working week ends in style with Charlie Hides and Mary Mac on stage at 8pm and 10pm respectively, while on Saturday it’s a drag marathon starring Mrs Moore at 3pm, Rose Garden at 5pm and The Vixens from 10pm. And Sundays belong to delicious duo Crystal D’Canter and Kelly Mild plus DJ Justin Swift.
Miss Penny is at The Yard Coventry
The Midlands crowd is treated to a show from local gal Miss Penny this Friday (15 Feb). She’ll be on stage for a couple of hours of fun, comedy and ditties. Buy her a few dozen gins and who knows what kind of a night you’re in for?!
Consider a condom
Impulse Group is an international collective dedicated to promoting healthier sexual lifestyles among gay men in 21 cities around the world, and this week the London arm of the operation is supporting International Condom Day. There are many ways to protect yourself and your partner when having sex, and using a condom is one of them, so slip one on and play safe guys.
If you think loyalty cards are only to be found on the high street or in supermarkets then we have a treat for you. Those lovely folk at Pleasuredrome sauna in Waterloo now have a brilliant rewards scheme for their customers. You can join today by downloading the free Stamp Me App and search Pleasuredrome in ‘Around Me’ and then you can start collecting points at your very next visit, giving you things such as extra free minutes tanning, £5 off on your birthday and more. Check pleasuredrome.com for more info.
(title of show) at Above The Stag
New play [title of show] is in the Studio space at the Above The Stag Theatre now and it runs until 10 March. The show tells the story of Jeff and Hunter, who have just three weeks to write a musical. They recruit some friends and pull off the impossible – being selected for a prestigious musical theatre festival – but that’s when the egos start to clash, and everything begins to unravel… It’s a great little musical comedy that’s well worth a visit! Book tickets at abovethestag.com
LGBT dance class Werk It
Werk It is a new high intensity dance fitness class that incorporates a mixture of body weight, plyometrics and compound exercises, followed by a high energy dance routine. Werk It debuts this Saturday (16 Feb) from 4pm at Mindset London Waterloo and is priced at £10 a class. Just bring a towel, water and a ton of enthusiasm. Find out more at meetup.com
The George and Dragon
The Duchess welcomes another sparkling selection of cabaret legends this weekend, starting early on Thursday with Crystal D’Canter and the Piano Bar. On Friday it’s the one and only Martha D’Arthur, on Saturday it’s Mary Mac, and on Sunday it’s the fab Miss Jason, Tanya Hyde and Tony Sinclair – hurrah!
Cybil’s House is back at The White Swan
CrossFit-mad, six-foot-seven tall drag queen Cybil War is back at the White Swan in Limehouse for another round of her hugely successful Cybil’s House this Saturday (16 Feb) from 10pm. This month’s theme is Moulin Rouge with performances from The House of War, Margo Marshall, Mahatma Khandi, Johnny Bones, H.P. Loveshaft and many more.
Liberty at Deptford Heritage
Running until the end of the month, new play Liberty is about the life of civil rights activist Kath Duncan and is part of the Deptford Heritage Festival. The play stars Celebrity Big Brother winner Alex Reid, who plays Kath’s supporter Fred Coleman, and the festival helps raise funds to tackle poverty in the Deptford area. Book now via seetickets.com
Soho’s only gay sauna and gym, Sweatbox, is currently undergoing major renovations and will reopen very soon. Hang on in there guys, because we’ve had a sneaky peak at the new look complex and it’s a cracker – totally unrecognisable from its previous layout. For all the latest information and updates, as well as 50% off annual membership, visit sweatboxsoho.com. Remember, good things come to those who wait…
Panda Pop at The Duke of Welly
Friday night is when you can get your day-glow pop mojo on at The Duke of Wellington. Panda Pop sees the one and only Heidi Liscious on the decks and in our hearts from 9pm till close.
A date with Jake
Are you dateless for Valentine’s Day? Don’t worry about it. The people at Jake – single themselves, as it happens – have put together a singles night at the glamorous Marylebone Hotel at 6 Bulstrode Street, W1, just ten minutes from Oxford Street, where you can meet a bunch of the friendliest and most eligible gay bachelors in town. Nice drinks, fun people and beautiful surroundings – can romance really be very far off when all those stars are aligned? Buy your tickets in advance at jakeldn.com