See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the San Francisco Bay area at the link below, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
Every 2nd and 4th Monday each month at Center for Sex and Culture, 1349 Mission St, SF. Just dick, desire… and lots of naked guys in one room! SF Jacks meat - play until finished. $7 donation; no one turned away for lack of funds. 13th Jacks Virgin is our guest! For more info see website or call: 415 267-6999.
Every 2nd Tuesday night of the month, 10pm at OMG, 43 6th St. Porn superstar Michael Brandon hosts NSA Underwear Night following Comedy Open Mic. $3 suggested donation gets you in after 10pm. Free clothes check and free welcome drink. Doors close at 1am - no ins and outs after that. Special performance at 1:15am, dark-n-dirty beats, sexy vibe.
Every Thursday, 6:30-10:30pm + Sunday, 5-10:30pm, at Sundance Saloon, 550 Barneveld Ave, SF. Two-step, line dance, waltz, swing, or just hang out. If you don't know how to dance, don't worry, they'll teach you with beginner lessons, Sundays and Thursdays (+monthly Saturday nights with Beatbox Country) in friendly/ welcoming environment for women and men of all ages.
Every Friday, 9pm-2am at 2369 Market St. Where the boys are, every Friday night! Hot go-go sets and fantastic drink specials, BOY BAR is the place to be in the Castro! DJ: KIDD SYSKO.
Every second Saturday, 10pm at Rickshaw Stop. Queer dance party for Dykes, lezzies, Trannies, Homos & Friends. Super ecstatic DJs Niki-C and Natale Nuxx spin the best of Nineties, HipHop, Dancepop, Soul, 80's & other danceable themes all night long. "We love music, we love queers and we LOVE to make you dance till your socks fall off!!"
May 22-25, 2015 at Groundswell Institute, N California. Three major parties, three learning tracks, 185 acres of natural scenery, miles of hiking, creeks. Full kitchen, dining hall, toilet facilities; beautifully crafted fire pit, bridges, hiking paths; 3 meals/day from the kitchen (open flame cooking not allowed). Transportation to GroundSwell (2-hrs north of SF) for those who need it.
May 24, 2015 6pm-midnight at Oasis, 298 11th Street, SF. MEMORIAL WEEKEND Gay Tea-Dance with DJs Casey Alva & Luke Allen.
May 24, 2015, 10pm - late at 1015 Folsom St. SANCTUARY is back and BIG for MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2015. It’s their MASSIVE second annual MILITARY BALL. DJs Dani Toro & Twisted Dee.
May 29, 2015, 10pm-3am at Club Oasis, 298 11th St (at Folsom). Monthly party night: America's #1 Latin Fiesta. Hip Hop/R&B/Reggaeton with tribute to JENNI RIVERA/ performance by TANIA SOTO, live from Mexico. Show hosted by drag diva DORYS! The Scandalous Ms Lola holds court with GORGEOUS PAPI Muscle Stud/ Latin Twink Boy Go-Go's on 2 caliente dance floors of music.
June 5-7, 2015, at Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission, between 3rd and 4th. The Musical transports Shakespeare’s ancient Athens to contemporary San Francisco, where cafes are full of bohemians, the city’s falling apart because nobody works, and millionaire arts patron Timon gets hustled by fast-talking artists. Wickedly topical camp musical in spirit of John Fisher’s TITUS!
June 6, 2015, 6-9:30pm at Beatbox, 314 11th St. Monthly Saturday night dance at Beatbox continues, usually on first Saturday of the month. Fantastic space, gorgeous hardwood floor, awesome sound system, fully-stocked bar, and central location. Beginner lessons 6-7 pm. $8 admission. See details at their website:
June 6, 2015, 7:30-10:30pm, Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave, Oakland. Dance lesson 7:30-8pm. Dance 8-10:30pm. Caller/Band: TBA. $10-15 or pwyc. Gender-role-free, traditional American social dance, born in New England, roaming free across USA/world.
June 6, 2015, 10pm-3am at Beatbox, 314 11th St, SF. Party for bears, cubs and friends... in the city where the party started. DJ STEVE SHERWOOD. The Underwear night returns! 100’s of guys socializing and dancing all night! $10 at the door.
June 12, 2015 SFB Queer Contra Dance + every 2nd Friday, 7:30-8pm beginners' lesson. 8-11pm dance at First Unitarian Church of Oakland, 685 14th St. Gender-free contra dance sponsored by SF Bay Queer Contra Dance. Caller: Lindsey Dono. Band: The Synaesthetics (Ben Schreiber, Daniel Steinberg, and Brian Rice). Next: Juy 10, and August 14, 2015.
Ongoing through June 14, 2015, 8pm/Sun 2pm, at The New Conservatory Theatre. In 1661 London the most renowned leading lady is a man named Edward Kynaston. He's the toast of the town until King Charles II changes the law and allows women to act. By the stroke of a pen, Kynaston's world is turned upside-down.
June 18-28, 2015, the 39th edition annual event at Castro Theatre - the longest-running and largest gay film festival in the world. Ongoing series includes free films at Frameline at the Center, 1800 Market Street at 7:30pm, second Thursdays of select months.
June 21, 2015, 2-8pm, 3rd Sunday afternoon patio party at El Rio. Join hosts Heklina (Trannyshack) & DJ Carnita (Hard French) and groove to the musical stylings of Stanley Frank (Viennetta Discotheque, Chillidog) as you take in performances by some of San Francisco's finest queens and cruise some of the city's hottest bodies.
June 26, 2015, 7:30-9:30pm, at Modern Times Bookstore, 2919 24th St, SF, FOURTH FRIDAYs with queer hosts, and a lot of trendy sexy queers. Sign ups are at 7pm for one slot to do one piece and one piece only. You get 5 minutes; they will stop you if you go overtime. The list fills up fast!
June 26, 2015, 9pm-3am , at Beatbox, 314 11th St. The largest US party: 1200+ furry faces; special guest DJs: WAYNE G and special guests TBA!. Advance tickets $15 at website:
June 26, 2015 10pm-4am. Gus Presents + Industry invite you to join hundreds of the hottest men from around the country to celebrate the 25 YEAR ANNIVERSARY of COLOSSUS in total LUXURY!. Glitzy decor, creature comfort amenities, ripped GoGo GODS from LA and Miami, and the finest sound, lights and lasers. DJ ABEL on deck to deliver Circuit Party beats 'til the wee hours.
June 26, 2015 10pm-3am, at Oasis. Kick off SF Pride weekend at Club Papi's new monthly venue,with two dance floors of music, DJs Ben (LA) in Hip Hop room + Polo (Seattle) in Main Room. 15 Hot PAPI Go-Go Studs from all over the USA live on stage. Performing live at 12am, the sensational SONORA TROPICANA, playing Cumbia and Tropical dance music hits.
June 26-27, 2015, 8pm (also 3pm SAT) Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes St. Celebrate Pride with the 275 handsome men of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus wrapping up their 37th season with a rollicking, joyous sing-along, featuring the best of Sir Elton John. From the worlds of pop music, film, and Broadway, they’ve got it covered.
June 27, 2015, 9:30pm - 3:30am at Space 550. BROWN PARTY MAIN EVENT,1500 sexy party people + LOS HOROSCOPOS DE DURANGO live on stage at 12am; 3 caliente rooms of music; DJs Sebastian La Madrid (Tijuana) + Ben (LA), and Special Guest DJ in the PAPI VAQUERO Room. 20 GORGEOUS PAPI GOGO STUDS working the Go-Go boxes for $$$. The scandalous Ms Lola hosts with free giveaways and vodka shots.
June 27, 2015, 10pm-8am at THE ENDUP, 401 6th St. Your SF LGBT Asian club destination every 2nd and 4th Saturday. Pride Rendezvous XXL HAPPY SAN FRANCISCO PRIDE WEEKEND! Featuring: opening set by JIM Z; afterhours set by SAWA (ShangriLa ageHa Tokyo). Host: KHMERA ROUGE. Next: see facebook.
June 27, 2015, midnight - 9am at 1015 Folsom, with DJs Nina Flowers, Josh Whitaker, Andrew Gibbons. THOUSANDS of the HOTTEST Men/ Boys from around the world celebrating 25 YEARS of SF’S HOTTEST PARTY. LIGHTS/ LASERS/ SOUND/ DECOR/ PRODUCTION such as The City has never seen! SUN June 28th HERO DIAMOND PRIDE TEA DANCE w/ ALEX ACOSTA + O'HALLEY BROS.
June 27-28, 2015 - climaxes a month of events. See their website for media of 2014 festival celebrations at the downtown Civic Center, and the Parade from Market & Beale with over 200 contingents marching.
June 27-28, 2015 - San Francisco Pride at Sundance Saloon, 550 Barneveld Ave. Celebrate our pride with three back-to-back dances, A glorious and festive weekend! Ongoing Sunday events 5-10:30pm, with lessons 5:30-7:15pm. Coming up: July 19 Sundance Saloon Beach Party. See website for more details.
June 28, 2015, 11am-6pm at McCalister/ Van Ness (City Hall). With Sonora Tropicana, DJs Sebastian (Tijuana), Polo (Seattle) and Adrian (San Jose). Hosts: Ms Lola + Dorys. With Camen Rios and The Papi Dancers.
June 28, 2015, 10pm-6am, at 1015 Folsom Street, San Francisco. Transforming SF’s favorite dance venue into an extravagant, 24 karet, Solid Gold Circuit Party palace! MASSIVE party, MAJOR decor/ production, steamy crowd of 2000+ HOT GUYS, majestic tribal beats til dawn, Gold GoGo GODs and bonus House dance area. DJs ALEX ACOSTA + O’HALLEY BROS. $30 advance tickets online.
June 28-29, 2015, noon at The Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa. Two-day trade show/EXPO with vendor booths, seminars + The HIGH TIMES Medical Cannabis Cup Awards ceremony. Saturday night entertainment from around 8pm. Tickets online:
Through June 30, 2015. Performances, walking tour, performance art, men’s chorus, new queer work, visual arts, Glitter Bomb, Q-Sides, Queer Circus, Lesbian Guide to Healing, Agents of Creative Change, Boomtown, Brouhaha, Roots in Resilience, No Tears for Creatures of the Night, Queeriosity, Queer Women of Color Films, Axis Dance, Queerfail, Fresh Meat, Queer Comics, photos...
July 18, 2015, 9:30pm - 2am, Saturday/Sunday at Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St, SF. California's Number One Dance Music and Video Club, 18+ featuring Pop, Dance, Top40, AsianPop and venturing into the Kpop scene. LA Resident VJ LaRock + hot Asian go-go dancers. Tickets $8-$15.
July 26, 2015. Leather & fetish annual street fair, SoMa district, Dore Alley between Folsom & Howard Streets, adjoining blocks of Folsom between 9th & Juniper Streets and Tenth between Howard & Sheridan Sreets. Dance party TBA.
July 29 - August 3, 2015, the 19th birthday event weekend in the Sonoma County woods. See online for dates and details. Also see Castrobear's every second Sunday bear party at 440 Castro, 4-10pm, with raffles, prizes, drink specials, hot men, and great music!
August 14-16 at Yerba Buena Center. The Lass that Loved a Sailor: On a Royal Navy ship, beautiful Josephine must choose between marrying Sir Joseph Porter, the First Lord of the Admiralty - with the wealth, prestige and power his title affords - or a “simple sailor, lowly born” who won her heart. Makes fun of patriotism, social class snobbery and incompetence in high places.
September 11-13, 2015, at Russian River Rodeo Grounds - Duncans Mills, Sonoma County. "The Greatest Sho-deo On Earth" - 23rd annual rodeo & festival. See their website for details and ongoing events throughout the year.
September 27, 2015, the world's largest leather event, on Folsom Street between 8th & 13th. Bigger IS better at this only-in-San-Francisco event! Something for everyone, 400,000 fetish enthusiasts on 13 city blocks. See updates as posted at website:
October 4, 2015, 11am-6pm. Annual street festival, the first Sunday of October, with hundreds of local artists, vendors, craftspeople, and organizations celebrate the diversity of the Castro neighborhood. Stages with live entertainment and dance pavilions too. Proceeds go directly to charitable causes important to the Castro community, and for the rainbow flag at Castro and Market.
October 15-18, 2015. The world's largest annual LGBT country-western dance weekend. Four nights of dance parties. Three days of dance workshops. Hundreds of cowfolks. One amazing weekend at Sundance Saloon, 550 Barneveld Ave, Holiday Inn, 1500 Van Ness Ave, and Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave. Fundraising benefit for AIDS and Breast Cancer Emergency Funds.
November, 2015 (to be confirmed). Events usually include: concerts, food, hiking, tours, movies, Bearracuda party, Underbear party, Bears/Baths/Beyond, SF Eagle and Lone Star Saloon bar events, Sunday Brunch, and more parties. See website for more details closer to the event.
November, 2015 (to be confirmed), at: OMG! SF, Magnet SF, Pa'ina Lounge SF, Supper Club SF, Club 21 Oakland, White Horse Inn Oakland, Layover Oakland, Rooz Cafe Oakland. What do male strippers, fag hags, straight guys in underwear and LGBT comedians have in common? 12 stand up comedy shows; all gay, all lesbian, all women, all men, and mixed line ups! All shows have gay-themed twist!
April, 2016 at Castro Theatre. Annual festival celebrating the democratization of cinema made possible by low-cost video technology like mobile phones, pocket cameras, DSLRs, etc. Screenings, workshops, competitions, panels + other events educate, inspire, and promotes experimentation for new generation of filmmakers.
April - May, 2016 (to be confirmed) the 59th annual spring festival of 15 days, an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery & innovation. Screening venues normally include the Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St, SF; The New People Cinema, 1746 Post St, SF; the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, 1881 Post St, SF; and the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley. See the website for film schedules.