A Queer Revue at Band on the Wall
Manchester’s adventurous new LGBT performance ‘n’ party night returns with a Trans Takeover Special. Guest comperes Kate O’Donnell and Grace Oni Smith are the glamorous twosome introducing a night of performance, live music, disco dancing and surprise high­jinx in the Northern Quarter. Kate recently won the LGBT Foundation’s Role Model of the Year award, while Grace Oni Smith has launched a successful trans style consultancy in the city. April also sees the launch of #TRANSMcr at the LGBT Foundation, a new monthly event by and for the city’s trans
community. As well as compering and performing, Kate and Grace will host some of their personal favourite artists to work the Band on the Wall stage, including Glasgow queer songstress Miss Annabel Sings and more tba. Dancefloor energy comes courtesy of Belfast Disco ‘n’ House goddess, DJ Venus Dupree, while in the bar you can get private poetry and tarot readings as you sip your Role Model cocktail…
Fri 1 Apr, Band on the Wall, 25 Swan Street, Northern Quarter, M4 5JZ, 10.30pm – 3am, £6,

A Pet Shop Boys Disco at Club Alter Ego
Ahead of Pet Shop Boys’ thirteenth studio album, Super, released this Friday, Manchester synthpop queer collective Electropop Curious? are throwing a party inspired by all things PSB. Expect the hits, album favourites and lost treasures plus limited edition goodies to giveaway. Poptastic’s Phil Perry, Cha Cha Boudoir’s Danny Olsson­Lane and Electropop’s own Christopher Dresden Styles will also be serving the sounds including other synthpop standards from Human League, Depeche Mode, Erasure ­ yep, you get the gist. One thing this lot won’t be: Being Boring.
Sat 2 Apr, Club Alter Ego, 105­107 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 6DD, 11.30pm­late, £5 OTD, www.facebook.com

Fri 1 Apr - Sat 2 Apr
Martyn Fitzgerald
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Fri 1 Apr 2016