Thursday 20th April
G-A-Y Porn Idol 2017 is on and this week the special guest judge is RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Raja. To enter send a message to 07789 553868 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Open 11pm – 4am. Entry is £1 with a wristband from G-A-Y Bar.
RUComingOut celebrates its 5th Birthday tonight at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern with Mutya Buena, Ruby Murry and more plus DJ Munroe Bergdorf. Open 7pm – late. Advance tickets £15 from vauxhalltavern.com.
The amazing Son of a Tutu is in the Cabaret Bar at the Two Brewers. Open 6pm – 2am. Entry is free before 10pm, £3 after.
Unleash your inner Take That as Kevin Walsh hosts Backing the Stars karaoke at Halfway II Heaven from 8pm. Open 12pm – 12am. Entry is free.
Enjoy Sandra and her STD at the Admiral Duncan tonight with songs and filthy gags. Open 12pm – 12am. Entry is free.
BOiBOX North is at Her Upstairs in Camden tonight and will be raising money for charities supporting gay men in Chechnya. Hosted by Adam All and Sammy Silver. Open 5pm – 12am. Entry is by donation.
The Light Lounge is the stunning cocktail bar from the Ku Group where it’s Happy Hour 5pm until 8pm every day, except Tuesdays when it’s on all night! Open 5pm – 11.30pm. Entry is free.
Crystal D’Canter is at the George and Dragon in Greenwich tonight. Open 8pm – 2am. Entry is free.
Sweatbox presents Hard Up Thursdays with free entry for guys under 25 with ID between 10am and midnight. Open 24 hours. Entry is £17 or free for members or under 25s.
New Bloomsbury Set has a gorgeous cocktail menu plus it’s Happy Hour every night until 8pm. Open 4pm – 11.30pm. Entry is free.
SM Gays is back at Protocol at Fire for its monthly workshop; the theme is ‘enclosure’. Open 8pm – late. Entry is £7 including coat check
Pam Ann is back at the Leicester Square Theatre with Touch Trolley Run to Galley, her 20th anniversary show until 27 May. Times and days vary. Details and tickets from leicestersquaretheatre.com.
Above the Stag Theatre presents Southern Baptist Sissies, by Del Shores about four gay boys growing up in Dallas, Texas, USA. Runs until 22 April. Times vary. Tickets from abovethestag.com.
Adam & Eve and Steve is the musical comedy on at the Kings Head Theatre until 29 April. Times vary. Tickets from kingsheadtheatre.com.
Queer British Art 1861 – 1967 is on now at Tate Britain, Millbank, SW1 until October. From 10am. Tickets from tate.org.uk.
Kray Kray is the thrilling new play about the Krays at Theatre N16 runs until 29 April. Times vary. Tickets from pndproductions.net.
London Otters Gay Men’s Rowing Club meets today for a mid-week land training session. From 8.15pm. Check londonotters.org for details.
Get a free HIV test from Spectra, part of GMP, at Heart of Hounslow Polyclinic. See spectra-london.org.uk for more details. Open 6pm – 7.30pm.
Club Mellow at Elop is a holistic lesbian, gay, bi and trans* centre with weekly LGBT Social Support Meet-Up. Open 2.30pm – 4.30pm. Entry is £2. Visit elop.org for more information.
Friday 21st April
Enjoy the best pop music in London tonight at G-A-Y Camp Attack at Heaven. There’s four rooms of music from classic 70s, 80s and 90s to today’s hits. Open 11pm – 4am. Entry is free with wristband from G-A-Y Bar.
Tonight Crystal D’Canter and Kelly Mild aka CK are at the Two Brewers with DJ Demon and in the Club Bar it is Backroom with DJs Liam Chaplin, Addison White and Nathan Hickery. Open 5pm – 4am. Entry is free before 10pm, £7 after.
Get your fill tonight at BeefMince at Royal Vauxhall Tavern with hot DJs and beefy men. Open 10pm – 4am. Tickets are £5 in advance from beefmince.co.uk/tickets.
Get two brilliant acts at Halfway II Heaven with Lola Lasagne at 8pm and Myra DuBois on stage at 10pm. Open 12pm – 3am. Entry is free.
Her Upstairs presents Misery Loves Musicals, a ‘celebration’ of Les Miserables with Meth, Cheryl Hole and Ophella Love, followed by Queer Bash at Them Downstairs. Open 5pm – late. Entry is £5.
Tonight at the Admiral Duncan will be both Mary Mac and Son of a Tutu. Open 12pm – 1am. Free entry.
Are you the three millionth customer at Ku Bar Leicester Square? Sometime this weekend one lucky punter will win a big prize and it could be you! Open midday – 3am.
London Never Dies is the James Bond themed cabaret experience at the London Cabaret Club, Bloomsbury Square, WC1, every Friday and Saturday. Use the code BOYZ when booking to get £10 discount until 6 May. Times vary. Bookings at londoncabaretclub.com.
Wrong is at Union from 1am until Saturday lunchtime with DJs Steven Sharp and guests. 1am – super-late. Entry is £8 concessions, £10 others.
It’s Klub Nite at the White Swan in Limehouse tonight with a friendly East End crowd. Open 8pm – 5am. Free entry before 10pm.
The one and only Sandra is at the George and Dragon in Greenwich tonight. Open 8pm – 4am. Entry is free.
Seven Sins is the stunning cabaret show every Friday at the Café de Paris from 6pm, you can book to watch the show or the show and dinner. 6pm – late. Book tickets at cafedeparis.com.
Lagasta is on at Dalston Superstore with Ray Mang, Gideön, Wes Baggaley, DJ Dreadful, Slothboogie DJs and Twang. Plus drag nonsense from Chester Hayes and Orange Gina. Open 9pm – 3am. Free before 11pm, £5 after.
BackCounter Friday at Counter helps you ease into the weekend with Happy Hour plus a friendly welcome and great food. Open 8am – late. Make your bookings at counterrestaurants.com.
Men Inc. Beer Blast at Eagle London with DJs Tareq and Dan Murphy plus free BBQ and a hot crowd. Open 10pm – 5am. Entry is free to members before midnight, guests £5 after 10pm.
Get up close and friendly with like-minded guys who cruise at Ted’s Place in Fulham. Open 7pm – midnight. Entry is £3.
The LGBT Humanists meet tonight to discuss; Brexit and Trump: Is Humanism Doomed? at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square WC2. From 7.30pm.
Treat yourself to the sing-along version of Grease at the Prince Charles Cinema on Leicester Square. From 8.30pm. Tickets from princecharlescinema.com.
Saturday 22nd April
XXL presents a Prince Retrospective tonight and it’s St George’s Day too! Resident DJs are Alex Logan, Paul Morrell, David Robson and Joe Egg. Open 10pm – 7am. Entry is £10 for members, £15 for guests.
It’s the G-A-Y London Marathon Fundraiser plus you could win a trip to New York to watch the New York Marathon, plus there’s the Drag Treadmill, where you can sponsor a drag queen to run. And at midnight every Saturday you can now watch the latest episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9 in the Departure Lounge. Open 10.30pm – 5am. Entry is £3 with a wristband from G-A-Y Bar and G-A-Y will donate £1 to the EJAF.
The lovely Miss Jason and DJ Demon are at The Two Brewers in the Cabaret Bar plus Chris Brogan in the Club Bar. Open 5pm – 4am. Entry is free before 10pm, £8 after.
Cabaret at Halfway II Heaven starts at 3pm with Mary Mac, followed by Rose Garden celebrating five years at Halfway with the new-look Vixens on stage at 10pm with DJ Justin Swift. Open 12pm – 3am. Entry is free.
There’s cabaret tonight from Fanny Burns and Cookie Monstar at Admiral Duncan. Open 12pm – 1am. Entry is free.
Scottish songbird Mary Mac is back tonight at the White Swan in Limehouse. Open 9pm – 5am.
S9aturdays at Her Upstairs in Camden start at 8pm with a screening of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9, followed by The Big Bingo Show with Timerblina and Hey Baylen upstairs and then DJ Cheryl Hole.Open 8pm – 3am. Entry is free, £5 after 10pm.
Duckie is the world famous club night at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern hosted by Amy Lamé with music from those Readers Wifes. From 9pm – 2am. Entry is £6.
There’s cabaret at Central Station tonight with Adora Dix and DJ Chris Reardon. Open midday – late. Entry is free before 10pm.
Sweatbox hosts its weekly foam party tonight. Open 24 hours. Entry is £17 or free for members.
The elegant Baga Chipz will be at the George and Dragon in Greenwich tonight. Open 8pm – 4am. Entry is free.
Block Out The Sun is at Dalston Superstore with Nu Age Ape, The Gowlett’s Jonathan Henfrey, Sarah Nicol, Piers Harrison, Stupid Human and Stuart Patterson. Open 10pm – 4am. Free before 10pm, £5 after.
The fantastic ABBA Again tribute act are at The Victoria in Walthamstow on stage at 9pm. Open 9pm – 3am.
Showtime is the amazing cabaret show every Saturday at the Café de Paris, you can book to watch the show or the show and dinner. 6pm – late. Book tickets at cafedeparis.com.
Eagle London presents Bike Shed with DJs Borja Pena and Terry Vietheer. Open 9pm – 4am. Entry is free until 10pm, £6 after.
You can get naked or wear underwear at Buff at The Backstreet. Open 6pm – 10pm. Entry is £9 members, £10 guests.
Treat yourself to the Bottomless Brunch at Counter all weekend, £28 including unlimited bubbles during your meal. Open 8am – late.
The Gay Men’s Dance Company is holding a choir class today at the Umbrella Rooms on Shaftesbury Avenue. From 3.45pm – 6pm. Book a place at thegmdc.com.
See the excellent Smother dance troupe at the Beefeater Gin Sip-Hop today at the Beefeater Brewery, SE11. Times vary. Details and tickets etc from beefeaterdistillery.com.
The East London Gay Men’s Group meet for a walk through Cranham Chase and North Ockendon starting at Upminster Station today. From 10.45pm – 4.30pm.
There is an LGBT martial arts class in Covent Garden today at Jubilee Hall where people of all levels are welcome. Details of today and the rest of the course from wutianmartialart.com. From 11.30am. Prices on the website.
Spectra, part of GMP, offers free HIV tests today at Ku Bar Soho. From 2pm – 4pm. Arrive by 3.30pm to be in time for the last test.
Sunday 23rd April
Help Jeremy Joseph break a world record today as he runs the London Marathon. Go to g-a-y.co.uk/marathon for full details and how you can donate to the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
Northern siren Myra DuBois will be on stage from 5.30pm at Sunday Social at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. Plus you get DJs Simon Le Vans, Liam Chaplin and Sean Sirrs. Open 3pm – midnight. Entry is £5 for members, £8 for non-members.
This afternoon is CK Sunday at Halfway II Heaven with Crystal D’Canter and Kelly Mild from 3.30pm followed by Tanya Hyde. Open 12pm – 11pm. Entry is free.
Sundays are the Power of Three at the Two Brewers featuring hilarious cabaret from Miss Jason, Mary Mac and Sandra. Open 6pm – 2am. Entry is free before 8pm.
Ku Kabaret is on tonight at Ku Bar Leicester Square downstairs in the Klub, hosted by Jacqui Swallows. Followed by DJ Lady Lloyd. From 7pm – 3am. Entry is free.
The Admiral Duncan on Old Compton Street in Soho presents Drag Idol Heat One with Baga Chipz and Tanya Hyde at 5pm. Open 12pm – midnight. Entry is free.
Today is St George and the Three Dragons at the George and Dragon in Greenwich with The Duchess plus Mary Mac at 6pm, Myra DuBois at 8pm and Miss Jason at 10pm. Open 4pm – 2am. Entry is free.
Disco Brunch is the Sunday session at Dalston Superstore. Open 12pm – 4am. Entry is free.
Horse Meat Disco with DJs James Hilard and Luke Howard playing the very best in disco and house. Open 8pm – 3am. Entry is £6 before 11pm.
There’s no better way to enjoy the London Marathon than watching it from The White Swan in Limehouse as it’s on the route. Open 10am – late. Free entry.
Celebrate Marathon Day at the Old Ship in Limehouse with cabaret from Stepanie Von Clitz. Open 12pm – 12am. Entry is free.
It’s the first heat of Drag Idol tonight is at Central Station with Victoria Sponge plus there’s a great food menu too. Open midday – late. Entry is free.
Tool Shed is the exciting new Sunday afternoon cruise party at Union. Open 3pm – 9pm. Entry is £10 free cloakroom.
SBN and NBN are in the Mirror Arch at Fire, Lightbox entrance in Vauxhall for more stark bollock naked fun. From 2pm – 10pm.
You can now get a delicious Sunday dinner at Sailors sauna in Limehouse from 6pm. Open 11am – 11pm. Entry is £17.
For World Book Night the team at Gay’s the Word bookshop are giving away free copies of Paul McVeigh’s award-winning novel, The Good Son. Offer is on 4pm – 8pm.
The London Royals training session today at the John Orwell Sports Centre in Wapping, E1. Open from 10.30am -12.30pm. First session is free.
Remarkable Men’s Soulful Sunday Sessions for gay and bi men with life coach Darren Brady at the Fire Station Building, 139 Tooley Street, SE1. Today’s theme is ‘Obsessing about pain creates more pain’. From 10am. Entry is £15.
Monday 24th April
Popcorn Studio is on tonight at Heaven as a trubute to the classic disco Studio 54. Expect stunning stage shows, DJs such as Adam Turner and Mark-Ashley Dupe and the hottest crowd in town. Open 11pm – 5am. Entry is free with a band from G-A-Y Bar.
At the Two Brewers tonight you get Rock and Roll Bingo and laughs galore with showbiz mother Mrs Moore. Open 6pm – 2am. Entry is free before midnight, £3 after.
Her Upstairs presents Not Another Drag Competition tonight, hosted by Meth. Open 7pm – 2am. Entry is free.
Timberlina hosts the hilarious Big Bingo Show at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. Eyes down at 8.30pm for a great, fun night out. Open 7pm – 12am. Entry is free.
Karaoke – Backing the Stars is tonight with Kevin Walsh at Halfway II Heaven by Charing Cross. Open 12pm – 12am. Entry is free.
It’s Hard Up Mondays at Sweatbox where guys aged 25 years and under get in for free with valid ID. Open 24 hours. Standard entry is £17.
The Admiral Duncan presents the unsinkable Nancy Clench and her karaoke showdown. Open 2pm – 11.30pm. Entry is free.
LGBT Over 45s meet today at the Retro Bar. From 6.15pm. Entry is free.
Every Monday, Antidote and London Friend has a walk in clinic for LGBT+ people struggling with alcohol or drug abuse. The clinic is based at 86 Caledonian Road, N1 9DN. Open 11am – 1pm.
Gay and Bisexual Men’s Mindfulness Meditation Group meet at Friends Meeting House off St Martin’s Lane, WC2. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets are £10.
Tuesday 25th April
Tonight is first heat of Drag Idol at Halfway II Heaven on stage at 9pm hosted by CK with a selection of new acts and expert judges. Open 12pm – 12am. Entry is free.
Lola Lasagne is the new host of the hilarious weekly quiz at the Retro Bar from 8pm with DJ Heidi Heelz. Open midday – 11pm. Entry is free and £1 to enter the quiz.
At the Two Brewers tonight you get karaoke with Kevin Walsh. Open 5pm – 2am. Entry is free.
It’s Happy Hour all night at the Light Lounge, the cocktail venue from the Ku Group. Open 5pm – 11pm. Entry is free.
The amazing Bar Wotever hits the Royal Vauxhall Tavern every Tuesday with its unique take on cabaret. Open 7pm – 12am. Tickets are £5.
It’s Wankety Wank with LoUis CYfer tonight at Her Upstairs. Open 5pm – late. Entry is free.
Martha D’Arthur hosts Tuesday Night Lies at the Admiral Duncan for music and laughs. Open 12pm – 12am. Entry is free.
S.O.P the watersports club is in the Underground Club, King’s Cross. Open 6pm – 12am. Entry is £8.
Positive 21 peer support group for gay men living with HIV, meetings every Tuesday. 6.30pm – 8.45pm. Visit positive21.org.uk for more.
CODE clinic is a sexual health service for gay men offering chemsex support at 56 Dean Street. Open 5pm – 7pm. Chelwest.nhs.uk.
Wednesday 26th April
The RVT Film Club presents a screening of classic comedy, Muriel’s Wedding tonight at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, plus there’s free popcorn. Open 7pm – midnight. Entry is with a donation to charity.
Tonight is the weekly quiz with Kara Van Park at Two Brewers, followed by Through the Gayhole with the one and only Miss Jason. Open 5pm – 2am. Entry is free before 11pm.
The bears and blokes will be having fun tonight at Pulse for an XXL Mid-Week booze and cruise session with tunes from DJ Joe Egg. Open 9pm – 3am. Entry is £3 for guests.
The Admiral Duncan on Old Compton Street features the amazing LoUis CYfer tonight. Open 12pm – 12am. Entry is free.
Martha D’Arthur hosts Open the Box at Halfway II Heaven tonight. Open 12pm – 12am. Free entry.
The Duke of Wellington presents its marvellous weekly quiz hosted by Topsie Redfern or Martha D’Arthur on rotation. From 8pm. Entry is free, £3 each to play.
CliniQ is a holistic sexual health and well being service for trans* people and their partners at 56 Dean Street. Open 5pm – 7am. Entry is free.