Sundays, 2-9pm Castro DAnceParty - kick ass DJs, StudMuffin GoGos, Flirty Bartenders. Bring your Beach buzzz into BEAUX for a FUNDAY dance party! Chad Bays + will be Dealin' out the hits, so come shake it. A free-for-all - come press our buttons and pull on our nobs! Manimal Fridays, 8:30pm Life on the wild side with the hottest Manimal GoGo beasts + DJ Ms Jackson.
Every Sunday, 6pm at OMG! SCANDALOUS SUNDAYS Latin drag shows and dance party. Three drag shows (7:30/ 10:30/ 11:30pm) by Latin drag diva VICKY JIMENEZ and her Luscious Latina Ladies. Sexy go go dancers and drink specials. FREE admission before 9pm/ $5 cover after 9pm. Follows Comedy Open mic hosted by Joe Gorman and John Gallagher, 5:30-6pm.
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 Monday 9:30pm - after hours at DNA Lounge - six DJs in two rooms play a mix of gothic, industrial, synthpop, noise, ambient, and weird stuff for those 18+ who love the darker side of things.
Every Wednesday night, 9pm-2am at OMG, 43 6th St. No Strings Attached - singlets, boxers, briefs, jock straps, coxsox, bathrobe editions; bears, cubs, otters and fetish nights; dirty beats, dim lights, sexy vibe, piggy men, hot bartenders; wet bulge contest. Free clothes check, $4 cover - free with student ID. Doors close at 1am.
Every Wednesday Latin nights, with Club Papi stripped-down go-go dancers and diva shows. Each week with 8-10 of the hottest Go-Gos from around the USA, plus fabulous drag divas AMAYA BLAC, DORYS, and special guests! Sweet Latin/ Dance/ Top 40 musica by DJs CHECKO + ADRIAN! Complimentary cover before 10pm each week. Drink specials! Lemon Drop Shots from the sexy Papi go-gos!
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, 10pm-2am. "San Francisco's party for girls who love girls + friends!" DJs. Dancing. GoGo Girls. Theme Nights. See:
Second Fridays, 8-11pm at First Unitarian Church in Oakland: 685 14th St, Oakland. Featuring band and callers. Continuing event every 2nd Friday with 7:30-8pm beginners' lesson + 8-11pm dance. Gender-free contra dance sponsored by SF Bay Queer Contra Dance. For Next Circle Left dates see:
Ongoing through July 7, 2019, 8pm, Phoenix Theatre, 414 Mason St. Jason heads to Hollywood to become a star. There he encounters the greatest star of all time, a man of many secrets and many desires. One of them is the desire to be frightened. Can Jason and his friend Cranston meet that challenge? And do they really want this star’s help, given what they know about him?
Ongoing through September 30, 2019, 7-9pm. Archival documents, photographs, artifacts, fine art, digital displays document the life of Alan Selby (Mr. S), of iconic leather and kink retail store Mr. S. Leather which opened in SoMa district in 1979, one of San Francisco’s longest-lived/ best-known queer retail establishments/ de facto community center and international destination.
June 16, 2019, 6-8pm. If you do not have a functioning criminal class in your art scene, you have academia... while academia is a valid reflection of the art world, it will never be the art world - Penny Arcade. Outrage to action, queer politics, band together, shift the paradigm. Pioneers/ forerunners/ trailblazers/ brickthrowers in the violent creation of a future we deserve.
June 16, 2019, 8pm. Burlesque-style strip show; dozens of hot dancers with a modern twist: performance artists, circus performers, dancers, singers, theater actors/ dancers/ singers, and more; Jai Rodriguez, Bruce Vilanch, Cassandra Cass, Leanne Borghesi. VIP Balcony and Voyeur Standing tickets include after-party with the cast. Fundraiser for people with AIDS essential services.
June 16, 2019, 9pm-2am. Find your FATHER FIGURE! SHAG whips together a little 80s/ 70s + lots of daddies for boys who adore them! Performers Vanilla Carter + Polly Amber Ross. Classics from dad's record collection by DJ Spazatron! Guido's GO-GOs sweet talk w/ hips not lips (that's extra). Door: Florence Frightengale, and Al Cromedy will try all night to turn back time.
June 18, 2019, 7pm. Landmark work, edited by Don Romesburg, professor of women and gender studies at Sonoma State University and former cochair of the GLBT Historical Society Board of Directors. The anthology features over 20 authors and nearly 30 chapters on essential topics and themes in queer history from colonial times to the present.
June 19, 2019, 8-11am. Performance artist/ writer Kate Bornstein explodes binaries, deconstructs gender and her own identity. Trans-dyke. Reluctant polyamorist. Sadomasochist. Recovering Scientologist. Gender Outlaw. Queer and Pleasant Danger captures public performances and painful personal revelations as it bears witness to Kate as a trailblazing artist theorist activist.
June 19-22, 2019. Special SF Pride editions of The Infinite Wrench! The Neo-Futurists will unfurl 30 plays focused on sexuality, identity, community, and living in San Francisco in 60 hot and sweaty minutes. This year: three shows in two locations: WED 9pm at El Rio; FRI + SAT 10pm at PianoFight.
June 20-30, 2019, the 43rd edition annual 11-day 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 20, 2019, 9pm-2am. Beautiful/ talented melanin artists perform/ speak to society of struggles of African-Americans today. Pure black excellence - the album in its entirety, no MC! More than a drag show - an experience! Action-packed ho(e)cus-pocus voodoo pussy magic/ charmed displays of brujeria! Cast spells on trade/ celebrate sisterhood in sodomy: more magic, more power, more HOE.
June 21, 2019, 7pm. Dance, theater scenes, poetry and short films celebrate the culture and diversity of the queer Latinx community. With: transgender artist Donna Personna; artist/ oral historian/ activist Mason J; drag queen Foxxy Blue Orchid; performance artist Xandra Ibarra; Chicana writer Natalia M Vigil; activist/ filmmaker/ dancer Dulce; writer/ historian Juliana Delgado Lopera.
June 21, 2019, 7:30pm. Solo play in which you the audience (plus a cast of historical (s)heroes) help a young artist create a manifesto for a 21st century theatre of liberation. Speak, sing, and scream in our search for an art form capable of taking on the unhinged forces of racist, fascist, capitalistic foolishness … and winning. Come prepared to take a stand.
June 21, 2019, 9pm-2am. Spit shine those boots and lube up your rubber, it’s time for Drummer, your newest SOMA gear night. Leather, rubber, jocks and harnesses to pup gear, military gear and sports kit - throw on your best and come get dirty. Filthy GoGos, Dreamy Demos, beats by Jason Godfrey.
June 22-23, 2019. Climaxing a month of events. SAT noon-6pm Celebration and Rally at Civic Center Plaza. Main stage inspirational speakers and performers. Over 200 exhibitors w/ wide variety of artists, local/ national businesses, nonprofits, artisans; food and beverage vendors. SUN 11am-6pm Parade, Market/Beale to Market/8th St. Past year saw 271 contingents, 50,000 people participate.
June 20-22, 2019, 8pm. The third major intifada uprising: Queer Muslim rebel fighters, frustrated with failures of heterosexual leaders, rise to overthrow American and European interventionists, achieving what many have failed to do. While successes of the revolution continue to be lauded, the losses are painfully felt. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto: visual/performance artist, zombie drag queen.
June 22, 2019, 10pm-4am. Coming to SF! The Australian Queer Techno Party run by a Colombian couple. ATTENTION all weirdos, techno lovers, freaks, fgts -n- club rats: BARBA Party is cumming to SAN FRANCISCO. Whether you're into sweating your ass off on the dance floor to driving techno beats, or collapsing a lung in the lounge talking smack - we've got you angels sorted.
June 23, 2019, 12-6pm. Free Margarita Party (Hosts, Sponsors, Beneficiaries). Other guests pay $10 for 12-3pm unlimited margaritas. Then 3-6pm SF Eagle Beer Bust! Entry $15 supports St James Infirmary (Grass Roots Gay Rights Beyond the Grant partner) wrapping up their grant cycle. Bring new hygiene products + new/ gently used clothing to help Bay Area homeless, street and sex workers.
June 23, 2019, 6-9pm. One-time screening of 25-min preview of the film about Jack Fritscher and Mark Hemry's Palm Drive Video - followed by live readings of fan letters written to Palm Drive in the 80s and 90s – and more! Co-hosted by Pyramid Records.
June 23, 2019, 9pm-2am. After party for the screening of Like a Prayer, A Documentary Film about Madonna fans in San Francisco! THE official After Party at The STUD with DJ JENE - the hardcore Madonna fan from NYC who has organized MadonnathonNYC parties for 20 years! An all-night celebration of a new era of Madame X, and the best music of our Queen!
June 27, 2019, 7pm. Stories of resistance and reclamation: burlesque, drag, poetry, dance, and performance art. Performers explore complexity of intersectional identities/ how their bodies are perceived. Topics include racism, racial stereotypes, blackness, queerness, gender expectations, trans-visibility/invisibility, ability/disability, ageism, mental health, and fat phobia/acceptance.
June 28-29, 2019. FRI 9pm-3am, Club 21, Oakland, ft. Marjorie de Sousa + hosts: Ms Lola, Dorys, and Lulu. SAT 9:30pm-3am at ROCCAPULCO Nightclub, 3140 Mission St, Mission/SF. The BIGGEST SF PRIDE WKND Latin fiesta w/ NINEL CONDE on stage, and RPDR Star KIMORA BLAC. Host Ms Lola. Both nights feature caliente Papi go-go boys Alex, Carlos, Ricky, Christian, and Samir + DJ Hardy (LA).
June 28, 2019, 9pm-4am. A Friday night pride party you won’t forget. Welcoming all people from all backgrounds. Twirl in the fog at one San Francisco’s most magical clubs w/ our favorite Berlin expat, Doc Sleep, Physical Therapy (NJ/NYC), and resident DJs Oscar P + Kevin Oconnor. Hosts: Blake Cedric + Jorge Portillo. Plus: one weird drag queen Boy Young. Come bury your bone!
June 28, 2019, 9:30pm-4am. A very special celebration: great music, spaces to dance, chat, lounge, create, and meet new people. Drag Performances, Cuddle Puddle, Tarot Reading, and Make-out Booth. Electroluxx
June 28, 2019, 10pm-4am. International DJs TONY MORAN + DANI TORO. Six heavenly go-gos, amazing visuals and lighting; acrobats and food trucks! Limited Vip Tickets: Vip Area, Private Bathroom, 2 bottles of water and express entry and coatcheck. Vip Hosts: Mr .Pam, Christelle, Fernando, Daniel Blair, Carlos, Brian Johnson, Roman and Joey Mills.
June 29, 2019, noon-9pm. An indoor-outdoor block party on Pride Saturday. Multiple stages, tons of talent, art installations, food trucks - a chance for everyone to come together and celebrate our community. DJ SETS by Poolside, Hercules and Love Affair, Jackie House, Analog Soul, Trax Only, Juanita More!, and Carlos Souffront. Performances by BIG DIPPER + MIDNIGHT MAGIC.
June 29, 2019, 6-7:30pm. Saturday at The Stud! Featuring: Femmecee RedBone, The Stud Door Host Jessi, QTease PUA Rebel. Sound Scape by TBA. Special Guests: Sweet N Lo + Lez Purr. FB
June 29, 2019, 10pm-6am at The EndUp. Celebrating SF Pride! Your San Francisco LGBT Asian club destination - every 4th Saturday of the month! Music by Special San Francisco PRIDE DJ Line-Up: JACK ROJO, SHAWN P, BYRON BONSALL, and AKI.
June 29, 2019, 10pm-8am. Pride in San Francisco Saturday night Main Event CIRCUIT FESTIVAL BARCELONA-Matinee La Leche featuring ARON (Israel), Phil Romano (Italy), Misha Skye (USA), J Warren (USA) and Beth Sacks. From the producer of Candyland, the Barcelona Matinée Group nightlife promoter.
June 30, 2019, 6pm-12am at 715 Harrison St. International Dj's Dan Slater, Erik Vilar and Eli Seda in two rooms. Vip experience with private bartender, private restroom. LED Screens, Lasers and two dance floors with 8 go-gos. Hosts: Taylor Lee, Christelle, Fernando, Garrett, Daniel Blair, Roman, Joey Mills, Mr. Pam, Marco Ivan and Evan Sun. Next: July 26th - HEAT; Sep 28th - PERVERT.
June 30, 2019, 10pm-4am at PUBLIC WORKS featuring one of the best sound systems in the country. Main Room Music by DJs Nacho Chapado (ES) + Jesus Montanez (MX). Featuring the ANTHEM LOFT - All ANTHEMS past/ present w/ DJs Phil B + Russ Rich. LEDS, lasers, massive lighting, decor and VIP Room.
July 3, 2019, 9pm-2am. An off-the-hook Latin party with hot and horny PAPI Go-Go’s, fabulous Drag Diva’s and the sweetest Latin Dance & Hip Hop Musica. Featuring DJ Tatiana, host Jessica Wild, and caliente Papi Go-go boys Christian, Geraldo and Ricky.
July 4, 2019, 9pm-2am. An exercise in uncustomary taste. Your nightcap variety show by John Fucking Cartwright + Kochina Rude. Featuring Veruca Bathsalts (Seth Shubin), La Vanidad (Louie Ochoa), and Roxy-Cotten Candy. BEATS BY: Enrique Hernandez + John Fucking Cartwright (Lyddle Jean). Dance all night, first Thursdays at the Stud.
July 5, 2019, 9pm-2am. Not just a party - a memory - moments captured in time; new friends/ warm feels. DJs Micah Dempsey + Sylvia Ashley: HipHop/ Top 40/ Party Anthems/ Club Hits/ Throwbacks. Burlesque: JSpice. Dress Code: Come as who you are... jeans, hats, little black dresses, drag - all welcome! FB
July 5, 2019, 10pm. A Massachusetts-born, NYC-based club stalwart, rapper Cazwell enjoys referencing comical and sexy situations he experiences when titling his tracks. On Hard 2 B Fresh, his new full-length album, these include: No Selfie Control; Dance Like You Got Good Credit (featuring Cherie Lily); Unzip Me (w/ Peaches); and Fuck The Pain Away.
July 6, 2019, 9pm-2am. Tired of standing looking pensive/ warm, fierce/ approachable, yet that mega crush still hasn't come up to you? Just go: "hey, wanna make out with me for a photo? you get a free jello shot" and they go "um yes, duh." The rest is drunk history. Hosts: Just Shannon + Christopher R Vasquez. DJs: KELLY NAUGHTON + JUMPR. Cute tricks/rugged dudes.
July 6, 2019, 9pm-3am. Disco freaks, art school boys/girls, drag queens/kings, boogie-heads, fierce dancers, flashy dressers, sexy girls, hot boys, dancers, photographers, artists, fashionistas; gay/straight/bi/tri/whateva! Bring flashiest, trashiest, classiest, sexiest, craziest style; open mind, big smile and good shoes. Steve Fabus, e'Lish, Prince Wolf, Jimmy DePre, Sergio Fedasz.
July 6, 2019, 9:30pm-2am. Modern day Indie Pop/ Rock meets classic Electronica. Blacklight Blackout special summer dance party in fully reactive BLACKLIGHT featuring face/body artist RACHEL DEBOER from TVs Skin Wars! Featuring: blacklights galore, decorations, glow balloons, face and body painting, FREE glow rings/gear/sunglasses, condoms. With 5-Ft Aliens + Baby Alien Dance Buddies.
July 6, 2019, 9:30pm-2am. Twice a month in SF! Established in LA where GAMeBoi is nonstop every FRIDAY. The 18+ nightclub for the San Francisco Asian community. Hot Asian go-go dancers. GAMeBoi LA Resident VJ LaRock plays Pop/ Dance/ EDM/ and Asian Pop. Guestlist Tickets end at 10:30pm. Performance: For Your Entertainment. Next: June 15th at Origin.
July 6, 2019, 10pm, Mother w/ Yvie Oddly. Jul 13, Mother: Janelle Monae Tribute. Jul 20, Mother w/ Guest Aquaria. Jul 27, Mother: Kylie Minogue Tribute. Also at Oasis: Jul 5, Cazwell w/ Libra Gemini; Jul 14, Rice Rockettes BIG SHOW, 10th Anniversary Celebration; Jul 19, Seoul Train LGBQT K-pop party; Jul 26, BIG FAT DICK SF: UP YOUR ALLEY EDITION; Jul 28, Compound: Dore Alley Sunday.
July 6, 2019, 10pm, '90s Mashup Night w/ Gatita Negra, Lula Applebruise, Muza de la Luz and Scarlet Conte + DJs Tyme and Tripp. July 13th, '80s Mashup Night w/ Smash-Up Derby, Adrian A, Tripp and Jupiter Gatling + DJ Cip. July 20th, Britney vs Taylor vs Everyone w/ DJs Tyme, Airsun and Jimi G. July 27th, Mashup Idol w/ Adrian A + DJs Tyme and Airsun. Aug 3rd: Hubba Hubba Review.
July 7, 2019, 2-8pm. Emerging queer hip-hop artists, DJs and dancers showcase their talents. Featuring Live Performance by Tama Gucci. DJs
JiBBZ, DavOmakesbeats, and Cachorra (Cyber Witches). Host: Sir JoQ. Photos by Takeover Tokyo. Eats: FREE BBQ Cook Out!
July 7, 2019, 5pm-2am. First Sundays. It’s KEVIN O’CONNOR making it cuteCuteCUTE! Hosts MIKEE BORTNER + SHAHAR CICELSKY. STUD mother Siobhan. Door: Scott Ward. No cover before 7pm. Come early. Stay late!
July 7, 2019, 6pm-12am at Audio, 316 11th St. Queer Tea Dance Party featuring Joe Pacheco - with hosts: Fernando, Christelle, Daniel, Sergio, Carlos, Ryan, Evan, Tomi, Lan Wu, Paul William, Brian Johnson, Taylor, and Chuckie. Tickets at Glosspresents.com
July 9, 16, 23, 30, 2019, 6pm. Trauma-Informed/ Access-Centered Yoga for all bodies + minds. Connecting breath w/ movement, embody Karuna (compassion) for the complete self, remembering all bodies/ minds are perfect and whole. Class focus on regulating our nervous systems, gentle alignment, connecting to the earth, developing resiliency, and embodying compassion for all living beings.
July 9, 16, 23, , 302019, 9pm-2am. Gather gear, crew and bare all - down + dirty weekly Tuesdays 'Red-Light District' Castro party. Third TUE Strip down at free clothing check and maybe make a friend or two. Dress your in your sexiest gear/ jock/ undies for a chance to impress host Tye and win $100 at the midnight contest. DIRTY Gogo Studs + Filthy Beats by DJ Chad Bays.
July 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019, 9pm-2am. Wednesdays w/ the PAPI BOYZ. The Bay Area's #1 weekly Latin Hump Day Fiesta at BEAUX Nightclub. 8-10 of the hottest GoGos from around the USA; fabulous drag divas AMAYA BLAC + DORYS + special guests! The sweetest Latin/ Dance/ Top 40 musica by DJs CHECKO + ADRIAN! Come early for complimentary cover before 10pm. "YA TU SABES."
July 11, 2019, 6-9pm. July sponsor: Mission Cannabis Club (Shambahla Medical Cannabis Collective), opening a new place. DJs Sergio Fedasz + Dank; drag show + stoner raffle. Performers: Pristine Condition, Tawdry Hepburn, Brandylicious!, Ruby Vixen, Andelay Andeley, Queera Nightly, Rubyblue Genderbender, Llano River Blue, Pina Busch, Sunshine, Kochina Rude, Maria Konner and Gem N'Aye.
July 12, 2019, 9pm-2am. Classic SOMA party, still going strong. Beats, treats and sweets. Still the best w/ all your sweet tooth needs covered. July DJ boyshapedbox spins up a storm. Cubcake cubs serve Jello Shots + Rummy Gummies. Also: July 6, 9pm - BYF! w/ DJs Tomu, Farsight, and Dreamcast. July 7, 4pm - Daddy Saddle Freedom Rock Beer Bust. July 14th - BOSF Bearstille Day Beer Bust.
July 12, 2019, 10pm-4am. Queerest/ creepiest/ sweatiest night. Bringing the party to the heavens to dance on new worlds. We will dress ourselves in stars to honor the monster in the moon. We wanna leave this earth, change forms, and never come back down. CREATURE FEATURES: Abominatrix, Bruxa, Evian, Poppy, Boy Vey, and Yves St. Croissant. Queer bodies come together, get close and sweat!
July 13, 2019, 12-8pm. Proceeds from all tattoos ALL DAY support the life-saving work of San Francisco AIDS Foundation! Summertime cute af designs. See posted flash art closer to event date - stay tuned! Choose from ANY of the available designs for just $60. First come, first served - no appointments - no custom designs!
July 13, 2019, 6-8pm. RedBone with other local/ national burlesque luminaries showcase a full spectrum of masculinity! New strippers take it off for applause, dollars, and chance at prizes! Guest performances by established masculine burlesquers - the audience judges who does it better! Contestants: Freya La Tigra, Paige Turner, Claudine Coquette, Havana Miami, Stella Sleeze.
July 13, 2019, 9pm-2am. From Chicago, Savile and Steve Mizek: sure to be a night of foggy shenanigans - alongside resident DJ Oscar Pineda. Come out and twirl in the fog with us and get ready to cause some trouble. Hosted by Jorge P + Blake Cedric; featuring Boy Young.
July 14, 2019, 9pm-1am. an evening of laughter, scripture, and PRAISE to the Holy Mother! Special guest EBT DOLL will be debuting some of her unreleased work! DJ Sets by: Spiralina, Mala Suerte, and Sessi Mami Chula. See FB
July 17, 2019, 7-9pm, Rainbow Room, The SF LGBT Community Center Rm 204. The Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District now exists. How will it be managed/ overseen? Who will advocate to protect our remaining Leather and LGBTQ businesses to assure the neighborhood retains its kinky character? How to raise and allocate funds? Attend the Community Meeting to help decide these and other questions.
July 18, 2019, 7pm. Bay Area lesbians confront aging with determination, dynamism, courage and humor. Retired women’s studies professor/ activist Sally, lives in a N California cabin; African American political activist Brenda in Vallejo; and five Santa Rosa retirement community residents, who faced difficulties coming out, now take on aging, with independent/ irreverent spirits.
July 18-20 + 25-27, 2019, 7pm, at Oasis. Celebrating body diversity, gender diversity and queer sexuality in all of its many forms. A signature blend of comedy, dance, theater, and striptease. Baloney brings fantasies to life on stage, with a focus on story, substance and character. See sfbaloney.com
July 20, 2019, 11am-4pm. Last year was lots of fun so lets do this again. Get out your BEST floats to drift down the Russian River with friends! FREE event ($10-15 parking). Start: Steelhead Beach, 9000 River Rd, Forestville. Stop: Sunset Beach, 11403 River Rd. Bring: Inflatables, sunblock, hats, water shoes, air pump, snacks, water, towels, floating cooler, water shooters, and music.
July 20, 2019, 9pm-2am. Platform for emerging queer hip-hop artists, DJs + dancers to showcase their talents. An institution: fashion forward, sleek, cool, finger on the pulse of underground queer club circles. Featuring DJs Chorizo Funk, DavOmakesbeats, and La Frida. Hosted by
Sir JoQ. FB
July 20, 2019, 9:30pm-2am. Every 3rd Saturday 18+ dance party. California's Number One Dance Music/ Video Club for the SF Asian community. Hot Asian go-go dancers. Pop, Dance, Top40, and AsianPop by GAMeBoi LA Resident VJ LaRock. Established in LA where GAMeBoi is nonstop every Friday. Also first Saturday each month at Rickshaw Stop w/ diverse pop/ dance/ EDM/ Kpop.
July 21, 2019, 2-8pm. Hosted by Lady Bear. Turntabling by DJs Robin Simmons + Elaine Denham. Featuring Daylit Performances by: Miss Shugana, Roxy-Cotten Candy and Bionka Simone. With sweet smokey BBQ c/o Sneaky's BBQ
July 21, 2019, 6:30pm - afterhours. Hiphop/neo/rnb/trap/neosoul. All ages. Up and coming Bay Area rapper/ producer/ singer/ songwriter phenom Sad Boy KJ, curates a night of dark, bombastic production introducing a new age of Bay Area Hip-Hop and RnB. Performances range from mellow, somber ballads of heartbreak to tracks of unmatched raging angst. With Xanubis, Stari, Oghosthaze and Vtiz.
July 22, 2019, 7-9pm. Queer leather/fetish/kink FREE social event. All are welcome. Before diving into the Up Your Alley weekend, socialize with fellow leather/fetish/kink enthusiasts; catch up with old friends, meet new ones and make plans for the festivities. Whether new to kink or a seasoned pro, come slap on some gear; DJ, raffle prizes, complimentary refreshments, clothes check.
July 25, 2019, 10pm-2am. Thursday's Sexiest Queer Dance Party. Featuring DJs Bounce House, Little Dinosaur, and Siobhan Aluvalot. ALL CREATURES WANTED! Everyone not just welcomed but WANTED (LGBTQIA+S). An event thrown by two dykes, but that doesn't mean that you have to identify as one.... Next date: August 22nd.
July 26, 2019, 7-9pm. Early SF leather scene members and scholars of the leather/ kink community reflect on mid-60s to early 90s life in the city; years that witnessed the emergence of this subculture. Topics to be discussed: origins of leather in early gay motorcycle clubs; the distinct and recognizable 70s scene; and its maturation during the mid-80s to mid-90s AIDS epidemic.
July 26, 2019, 7pm, all ages. Summer of '67 hippies converged on Haight-Ashbury, celebrating LOVE + PEACE, creating a counterculture of freedom/ self-expression, rejecting conformist/ materialistic values to emphasize sharing and community. Fifty years later the era continues to inspire. Celebrate past and present peace and love/ community and individuality at this be-in and rave.
July 26, 2019, 9pm-3am. DIRTY DORE UNDERWEAR NIGHT for bears, cubs, otters and friends - featuring DJs Matt Consola & Paul Goodyear. Strip down with 600 guys at Folsom Foundry, right in the middle of the action on Folsom Street and 10th. We look forward to kicking off DORE with you!
July 26, 2019, 10pm-4am. International DJs Ana Paula (Brazil) + Jack Chang (UK). Heavenly go-gos, amazing visuals and lighting; acrobats and food trucks! Limited Vip Tickets: Vip Area, Private Bathroom, 2 bottles of water and express entry and coatcheck. VIP Hosts.
July 27, 2019, 10pm-4am. Over-the-top leather and fetish event with 1,000 fit muscle pigs, hot daddies, and hairy bears in the house plus new raunchy hijinks + Pig Pen. The legendary DJ Harvey brings his signature blend of rare/classic disco sounds, much sought-after house and techno. Mind-blowing light and visual show, many rooms of music to explore, sexy gogos, and special surprises.
July 27, 2019, 10pm-8am. Your San Francisco LGBT Asian club destination - every 4th Saturday of the month! DJs TBA - see FB
Late July, 2019, 11am-6pm. 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 and Sheridan Sreets. 12pm-2am SF Eagle Party On The Patio: hundreds of leather-clad sweaty bodies.
July 29 - August 5, 2019. One of the largest/ most successful bear gatherings in the world, w/ pool parties, dance parties, bonfires, live entertainment + amazing DJs. Stay in local lodges, campgrounds and cabins, or avail yourself of nearby towns and cities. Eat at gourmet restaurants, local diners, cookouts and unique pop-ups. Drink world-class wine near the vineyards that produce it.
August 8, 2019, 7-9pm. Set in 1973 St Louis, just months before homosexuality was delisted as a mental illness by the APA. The story of 16-year-old Jonathan Collins, fighting to overcome his “illness” when he meets Web, a Lakota Two Spirit. The boys fall in love and struggle to retain their identities in a world that continually threatens to tear them apart.
August 23-24, 2019, 8pm. Work in progress depicts our current world shaped by adults, through lenses of children; tells the story of nurture vs. abandonment from a child’s perspective, which intrinsically parallels how we see and treat our planet. Highly innovative choreography rooted in contemporary dance aesthetics with a strong Japanese cultural narrative.
September 5-14, 2019, at EXIT Theatre, 156 Eddy St. Magic, puppetry, clowning, solo performance, original work, and much more - the Bay Area’s largest grassroots festival charges forward with 33 unique shows from both local and non-local artists. See the full program schedule at website:
September 13-15, 2019, at Russian River Rodeo Grounds, Duncans Mills. Past year featured: FRI Buckin' Hot Pool Party + Contestant Registration; SAT Best Buck/Bay Rodeo events at Rodeo Grounds + Big ‘ol Dance Party; SUN rodeo events + Rodeo Awards Ceremony. Events in Calf-Roping, Team-Roping, Goat Dressing, Bull/Steer Riding, Wild Drag Race...
September 29, 2019, 10pm-4am. Folsom Weekend Kink/Fetish Circuit Party featuring DJs Isaac Escalante, Dan Slater, and Nina Flowers. XOXO Entertainment, a pioneer in gay entertainment.
September 29, 2019 (TBC), Sunday 11am-6pm, 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 6, 2019 (TBC), 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.
Early November, 2019. 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 of events at Regency Center, 1300 Van Ness Ave; Sundance Saloon; and Golden Gateway Holiday Inn, 1500 Van Ness Ave. A fundraising benefit for AIDS and Breast Cancer Emergency Funds.
November 8 - December 14, 2019. Then she created Adam + Steve, Jane + Mabel. Hilarious, touching, irreverent story of first two couples through the ages: the creation of appetizers, Noah’s Ark, and a Christmas party in Manhattan - meeting fabulous characters: a sexy rhino, a flamboyant Pharaoh, a go-go boy, a lesbian paraplegic rabbi; asking: can two gay couples find God?
November - December, 2019. Two week San Francisco IndieFest with the best new independent film from around the world - 160+ fims to screen 15 days of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy by the presenters of SF DocFest, SF IndieFest, SF IndieShorts and the Another Hole in the Head film festivals. See AHITH website.
January, 2020, 8pm (TBC). The 20th Annual Affair - past year at The Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness. Music, theatre, dance, art, storytelling, circus arts, fashion, technology, art, stories; artists, performers, high-flying trapezes, steam-powered machines, costumed ballgoers. Vau de Vire Society vignettes pay homage to the controversial works of (in)famous illustrator Edward Gorey.
January - February, 2020 (TBC) at The Roxie + Victoria Theaters + The Pop Up Theater, 518 Valencia St. Two weeks "...promoting intriguing films which can’t be easily categorized. Such Mission District venues as the venerable Roxie Theater and the new Alamo Drafthouse Cinema will act as magnets for adventurous cinephiles.” – Peter Wong, Beyond Chron.
February 16-17, 2020 (TBC). For two nights, MEN of all backgrounds/ kinks/ scenes in a custom built environment to entice desires. Dancing to the beats of World Class DJs and shows by Infamous Porn Stars Live. Fantasies run wild at this International Party that many have attempted to recreate. NO ONE else can be the Original, the Best, the Only... See 2020 confirmation and details at:
Early March, 2020 (TBC). Past year hightlights: THU meet and greet at Mr S Leather; FRI DInner + SF Leather Community Awards + Play Party at SF Catalyst. SAT 12-9pm vendor fair + Mr San Francisco Leather and Bootblack contests; SUN Mr SF Leather and SF Bootblack Beverage Benefit at the SF Eagle.
Early March, 2020 (TBC). Three days of screenings at the Castro Theatre. Since 1996, North America's largest German film festival. The best of recent cinematic discoveries from German-speaking countries, along with special guest artist appearances, forums, and diverse programs.
April, 2020 - the 63rd annual spring festival of 14 days, an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation. Screening venues include: Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St, SF; Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St; Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th St; SFMOMA Phyllis Wattis Theater, Minna St; YBCA Screening Room, 701 Mission St; SFFILM FilmHouse, 644 Broadway. See program and schedules:
May - June, 2020. Annual festival devoted to documentary cinema. Two week event since 2001 has brought the most weird and wonderful aspects of real life to the big screen. "...a zippy blend of politics, music, social issues and youth-oriented subcultures...vibrant, irreverent form of entertainment ...." – Michael Fox, KQED. At Great Star, Roxie, Vogue theaters.
May-June, 2020 (TBC). Performances, performance art, new queer work, visual arts; annual month-long Queer Arts Festival, Queer arts groups “Creating Queer Community” - a program that to date has commissioned hundreds of San Francisco-based artists to create new works.