Gay Berlin

Ancient Worlds
Greeks, Etruscans & Romans

Ongoing, the Altes Museum. The world inhabited by gods, heroes & myths from the classical era. Includes: the colossal kouros of Didyma; the 'Praying Boy;' the spear bearer & the Amazon by Polykleitos; vases & everyday items of life in ancient Athens.
What's On in Berlin
Gay Berlin

Incomparable events calendar for all the gay parties, films, cultural events and more, happening in the city that never stands still - in German & English - from Siegessäule Magazine. Click "English" then "Calendar" month & day for the listings.
GLBT Party Club - Die Szene & Nightlife Location in Berlin Friedrichshain
Die Busche (ex Haus B)

Every Wednesday 10pm-5am plus Fridays and Saturdays 10pm-7am at Die Busche, Warschauer Platz 18. The biggest gay/lesbian dance nights in Berlin, young crowd, mainstream music. Wednesdays Pop, Fridays Chart and Disco, Saturdays Classic Mix Disco.
A Berlin cult party
Chantal's House of Shame @Bassy Club

Thursdays 11pm-8am at Bassy Club in Pfefferberg basement, Schönhauser Allee 176. Legendary "Super Disco" extravaganza, with showtime around 1am - live vocalists and band entertainment, renowned house and electro DJs, hard-partying and uninhibited mixed crowd. Host Chantal.
For 20 years - now with new sound, new décor, new lounge, new splendor
Connection Club Berlin

Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sunday, Fuggerstraße 33. Two dancefloors, lounge, cruise maze. 1st FRI Global House Connection international DJs parties: NOV Munich Connection, DEC Paris Connection. 1st SAT Zirkus clowns, freaks, personal masquerades, house/electro/pop music. Special Disco Tea dances. Last SAT Glam House chic disco/vocals party.
Non-mainstream & sophisticated
Berghain + Panorama Bar

Saturday nights from midnight until Sunday afternoon at Berghain and Panorama, Am Wriezener Bahnhof, playing Hard House, Techno in a gay-friendly warehouse/industrial mixed crowd environment. Very selective door, €12 entry. Fridays in Panorama only.
The classic Berlin Saturday night
CarneBall Bizarre KitKatClubnacht

Saturdays, 11pm-8am at Kitkat, Köpenicker Straße 76/ Brückenstraße. Queer Elektrotechno, NuTrance, Progressive Dance with performances, playrooms. "flamboyant, styled and colourful crowd  -- multi-layered, feature-filled, sensual, multi-sexual... hilarious action, ecstatic atmosphere, rocking party crowd." After party: Piep Show.
Huge windows overlook Karl-Marx-Allee and Alexanderplatz
Klub International

Every first Saturday at Kino International, Karl-Marx-Allee 33, the old GDR grand cinema. Three floors of Nu Rave, Pop and House. Divas, new young DJs playing avant-garde pop, and "trash can romp," drinks at lobby bar.
Entry: till midnight €5 / after midnight €7
Peaches & Cream @What?!

First Saturdays from September through July, doors open at 11pm, at What?! Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 11 in Alexanderplatz. Gay/Lesbian Hip Hop, R'nB, Old Skool, Dance Hall, 90s, Pop on two dance floors. See information on more parties at What! every Friday and Saturday night, at their website:
zur spektakulärsten Gay-Party der Hauptstadt
Propaganda @Goya

Every second Saturday, 11pm-5am at Goya, Nollendorfplatz 5. Pop, Vocal House and Electro. Entry: €8-10. International live performances, top-rank DJs, go-go dancers, men/women dance crowd.
HomOriental party, playing Greek, Turkish, Arab, and Israeli Pop music
Gayhane @SO36 | House of Halay

Last Saturdays each month at SO36. Belly dancing go-gos, midnight show, Homo Oriental dance floor with DJ Ipek and guest DJs. Long been known far beyond Berlin, for almost 8 years, lesbians, gays, shemales and friends have been dancing to Turkish, Arab, Greek and Hebrew pop music. Also after-midnight shows/performances.
Sunday T-Dances
Café Fatal @SO36

Sundays 7pm-1am at SO36. LGBT Ballroom dancing, lessons until 10pm, then Disco Pop and German Schlager music, dirty dancing & fun.
Every Sunday + special nights
GMF at Weekend

Sundays from 11pm at Weekend Club, Alexander Platz. Big gay/mixed dance nights, 2 dance floors, Next party dates: August 18, 2013 with DJs Honey Dijon (NYC), Divinity, Ades Zabel, Jurassica Parka; and August 25th -MIAMI NIGHT with DJs Chris Montana, Chris Bekker, Barbie Breakout, Gloria Viagra.
Yorck Kinogruppe

Every Monday, 10pm at Kino International, Karl-Marx-Allee 33. Weekly sceenings of the best in LGBTQ cinema from around the world. See website for upcoming films.
"Achtung Berlin"
New Films from Berlin & Brandenburg

April 17-24, 2014, film festival dedicated to Berlin & Brandenburg filmmakers, 3rd largest in Berlin. Feature films, documentaries, 6 world premieres. See website for past and upcoming events.
The popular Good Friday party
Easter BearDance 2014

April 18, 2014, from 10pm at SO36, Kreuzberg. Dance for bears, cubs and friends.  Djs Andi Mik (Vienna), Axelay (Berlin) and Martin Rapp (Stuttgart) provide the finest dance tunes until the early morning, along with the latest visuals by VJ Alkis. Smoking lounge and spacious darkroom. Tickets €8 in advance or €10 € at the door.
Leather/Fetish Week
Easter in Berlin | German Mr Leather | WILD BOAR

April 18-21, 2014, Easter Weekend, Berlin Leder and Fetisch annual event. Europe's biggest Leather/Fetish Week of the year includes the German Mr Leather contest/ mega party on Easter Sunday at NEW LOCATION - alte Münze, Molkenmarkt 2, with hottest fetish hunks, go-go boys, porn stars, total-darkness room, top international DJs. Tickets at Check-In, Military Store, Motzstrasse.
Portraits of Young Europeans Photographs by Edgar Zippel
'I'm Not Afraid of Anything'

Ongoing through April 27, 2014. A fascinating spectrum of 100 portraits reflecting a broad range of social groups, depicted in their respective social environments; young Europeans from Portugal, Moldova, Italy, Romania, the United Kingdom, Iceland, and Germany. Also interviews to provide deeper insight into the thoughts, wishes, expectations, and fears of young people across Europe.
Junge Wilde & Alte Meister
Lange Nacht der Museen | Long Night of Museums

May 17, 2014, 6pm-2am. Visitors from across the world get a great overview of Berlin's museum landscape in one of the city's best-known events. Around 80 museums open to the public, with collections, exhibitions, guided tours/special programs. Each year in March, May and the last Saturday in August, with theme. Look for programs online.
International Queer Short Film Festival

May 29 - June 1, 2014. Created to screen award winning Australian Queer short films to international audience, now also Queer Films from other regions. Including Canada, Korea, Turkey, Germany & Spain.
18th annual Carnival of Cultures
Karneval der Kulturen

June 6-9, 2014, annual celebration of the cultural & ethnic diversity of Berlin in Kreuzberg: Parade from Hermannplatz, street festival, entertainment stages, international bands, stiltwalkers, acrobats & magicians (visitors test their own abilities & skills). About 300 market stalls, food of many lands, arts & crafts and much more.
Europe's largest queer open-air event
Gay Stadtfest 2014

June 14-15, 2014, annual weekend of Gay Pride festivities in Schöneberg. Crowds throng music stages and surrounding streets, clubs and beer gardens around Nollendorfplatz in all directions. See the 2013 photos, and program for 2014 as announced, at their website.
The week after Stadtfest
Christopher Street Day 2014

June 21-22, 2014 annual parade of scores of floats down Kurfurstendamm to the Siegessaeule, with half a million or so people, and more than a few playful public shenanigans each year + festival. See photos of 2013, plus full 2014 program, as announced, at their website.
Nacktes Tanzvergnügen | Naked Dance Party
SchlagerNackt Party

June 22, 2014, 7pm at SchwutZ. THE classic of nude dancing pleasure held every other month - German "Schlager" pop-beats, retro pop and easy listening. DJs: Jupiter & Stern von Avalon. Admission: 5€ - open to all. Next event dates: August 17th; October 19th; December 28th.
The Festival on the Art of Lust
Xplore Berlin

July 25-27, 2014, at schwelle7, Uferstrasse 6, Berlin-Wedding. Creative sexuality, BDSM, tantra, ritual and other body practices. Over 40 workshops, demonstrations, lectures and performances of various sexual variations each year at the end of July. schwelle7 hosts ongoing dance, choreography, performance and body arts workshops.
Festival on the last weekend of June
48 Stunden Neukölln

June 28-29, 2014 SAT 6pm Courage Exhibition; 7pm: Polymorphia/ NSU Watch, Tuntenshow with Melitta Poppe; 11pm: Proxi Club 21+ party DJs, open-end Electro-Floor until Monday morning. SUN noon: Schlager Cafe fashion victims, Gisela Sommer; 2pm: Polymorphia Floor, Patsy l'Amour laLove, Broken coccyx and more. 7pm: Official 48-Neukölln closing party Jeans Team DJ set, Erik D Clark.

August 1-3, 2014 LadyFest events Spinoff alternative women’s/ trans festival takes hands-on, open-to-all approach to entertainment. Last year included: a vegan barbecue at the Tempelhofer Feld, film nights, concerts, parties and live music, plus drumming lessons and haircuts.
LGBT Park Festival
Parkfest Friedrichshain 2014

August 16, 2014 from 3pm. Annual glbt festival, thousands in attendance, lots of local talent performing on grounds of open-air cinema in Friedrichshain / Volkspark. Non-commercial festival celebration involves many gay clubs & institutions. See website for previous events.
LGBT Swing Party
Gay Night at the Zoo

August 22, 2014, 7pm Berlin Zoo "Elefantentor" Budapester Strasse. Sing & swing between elephants, tigers & penguins. Music: Roman Shamov BVG orchestra. After Party and dining TBA.
Berlin's first queer multisport event
Queer Spiele | Queer Games

Auguest 29-31, 2014 LGBTIQ community athletes will participate in a weekend at Lindow (Mark) sports center to compete in over 20 sports. Nine Berlin sports clubs/ groups will organize the event. Events to include: Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Beach Soccer, Beach Volleyball, Bowling, Boxing, Climbing, Fussball, Karate, Kung Fu, Swimming, Table TennisTaekwando, Volleyball + more.
European Fetish Event of the Year
Folsom Europe

September 13-14, 2014, annual leather/fetish/skin/rubber events draw 25,000 visitors; Perverts and Pig dance parties; events all over town in bars and bathhouses; big streetfair for everyone on Fuggerstrasse.
Mr Rubber / Mr Leather Berlin
Rubber & Fetish Weekend

October 3-5, 2014, annual event. Traditionally the hottest party in the city tonight and the highlight for all fetish men in rubber. Along with the delicious smell of rubber, sweat and exchanges of body fluids, the program will include the MR.RUBBER BERLIN pageant. See website for 2013 media and 2014 details at:
9th annual spotlight on Berlin
Festival of Lights

October 10-19, 2014 annual event. Berlin icons including TV tower and Brandenburg Gate lit up, made into backgrounds for projections. The city is transformed into a stage and the landmarks, monuments, buildings, streets and squares become the stars. National and international artists, designers and creative teams tell their stories.
The Berlinale 65
Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin 2015

Early February, 2015. Berlin’s largest cultural event, one of most important film industry dates. Around 400 films shown, most either world or European premieres - every genre, length, format, from 128 countries; 300,000 tickets sold; art, glamour, parties & business deals.
Berlinale Festival Best in Queer Film
Gay Teddy Awards

Mid-February, 2015. Berlinale awards ceremony at Station Berlin honors best feature film, best documentary, and best short film in queer cinema. Variety stage show with stars from all over the world, followed by the TEDDY Party, probably the best party of the Berlinale. Their website - in German and English - has a trove of information and video clips.
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