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New Gay Dance Nights in Zurich
Heaven

Friday 11pm - 6am + Saturday 11pm - 8am at Heaven, Spitalgasse 5, playing Deep House, Progressive House and Techno on Fridays, variety of music including Charts Disco, Pop, House, Techno to Open Format on Saturdays. Resident and international guest DJs. Also Saturday DUDECUTE! afterparties.

www.heavenclub.ch
Daily updates, in easy-to-read format
Gay.ch Party Listings

The best guide to LGBTQ and gay-friendly parties in Zurich, and the nearby cities of Bern, Basel, and Luzern. In German, but with links to English-language websites and facebook pages.

gay.ch/parties
The longest-running regular gay event in Zurich
Heldenbar, Wednesdays

Wednesdays 10pm-3am at Heldenbar. Queer, gay, lesbian, bi, straight mid-week deep house and techno dance party night from "der sonnenkrieger" - the the sun warrior.

www.heldenbar.ch
Zurich's industrial/ fetish/ cruise club
kick-off! + prollboyz + biker gear - urban sex parties

Ongoing fetish parties at rage-club sector abc. sportswear + sneakers-parties + biker gear + sex parties - at all rage sectors -  play fair, fuck safe. See website for weekly lineup of events:

www.rage.ch
"Switzerlands‘ best Party brands"
Playerz

WE Party, Sportsparty, Sündenbock, and No Regrets gay circuit dance parties and afterhours throughout the year. See upcoming dates at their website:

www.playerz.ch/NextDates.html
Milchjugend + Falschsexuelle Welten
Molke 7 + Molke Beyond + Milchbar + Milchreise + Jugendpride

Monthly Milchjugend LGBTQ+ youth group events at: Heaven; Provitreff, Sihlquai 240; Theater Neumarkt, Neumarkt 5; HAZ, Sihlquai 67, Zurich. Beyond Zurich find their queerness, liebe und glamourösität at: Reflection Bar & Bistro, Winterthur; Milchbar Baden, Aargau; and Treibhaus, Luzern. See details at:

www.facebook.com/milchjugend
The 25th ANNIVERSARY - A party in its Prime
Angels | White Party Weekend

April 26-28, 2019. Annual 3-day weekend epic spring adventure: sensual, fresh, all white: FRI 11pm White Out! Opening Party DJs Lucas Flamefly + Angel’O play Tribal/ Progressive House; SAT 10pm WHITE PARTY Main Event DJs Tony Moran, Micky Friedmann, Allysson Luis, Yinon Ahel + Tech/ Deep House by DJ Duo Glitzerhaus + diva Maya Simantov + Angels Dancers; SUN 6am WHITE AFTER/ Attico.

www.angels.ch
22nd Annual Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
Pink Apple 2019

April 30 - May 9, 2019. Ten day LGBT film festival at various venues in Zurich, which last year included Cabaret Voltaire; then May 10-12th at Cinema Luna, in Frauenfeld. See 2018 program and 2019 updates at FB and website below:

www.pinkapple.ch
LGBT culture festival in Zurich
Warmer Mai

April 30  - June 1, 2019. An annual month of a hundred or so events - LGBT films, readings, discussions, performance art, comedy, theatre works, sports, music concerts, dance parties and more. See the full daily program at website:

www.warmermai.ch
Hosted by Alte Kaserne Zürich
Secret Garden

May 4, 2019, 11pm. Secret Garden for Gays & Friends with Ex-Labyrinth Club DJs Thomi B, Jesse Jay, Willi P, and Tokee plus Alte Kaserne Resident DJs Bobby Bella + Ambient P. playing Progressive and Psy Trance. Cover: 11pm - midnight 10 CHF; after 20 CHF. FB

www.altekaserne.com/events-detail/items/secret-garden.1041.html
Hosted by Verein queerAltern - Wohnen Beratung Pflege für die LGBTI Community
Rosa von Praunheim - Film Screening & Talk

May 5, 2019, 2-6pm at Kulturhaus Helferei, Kirchgasse 13. Pink Apple, Milchjugend and queerAlterns spend an afternoon with Rosa von Praunheim. 2pm film: It's Not the homosexual Who is Perverse, but the Society in Which he Lives. 4pm conversation: Perverted yesterday? Rosa von Praunheim will be interviewed by Ernst Ostertag + Johanna von Felten (Milchjugend).

www.facebook.com/events/689180284867399
Hosted by QueerSpace and Men Bodywork Zürich
QueerNest

May 7, 2019, 7-10pm at Gravity9. Experimental space w/ opportunities to encounter other beings in a playful and friendly ages 16+ atmosphere. Relax, connect with yourself and others through mindful touch. Celebrate diversity and inclusion and encounter other people from the LGBTQIA+ community with various exercises.

www.queerspace.ch/queernest
Die Balkan Gay Night gehört zu den heissesten Partylabels Zürichs
Balkan Gay Night

May 10, 2019, 11pm-6am. No matter whether you have Balkan roots or not, or are gay or not - don't miss this legendary Balkan Gay Night! DJ Countessa plays Balkan Beats - see how fast this young Viennese can get the dance floor to the boil and the whole club carried away by the sound. FB

www.facebook.com/BalkanGayNight
Anything but Straight...
Behave...

May 10, 2019, 11pm-6am, (usually at) Fridas Büxe, Friedaustrasse 23. Three times a year party - Gay/hetero-friendly House, Deep House, Techno dance party. Past November 2018 edition featured DJs Gleichschritt, Jestics and Marc Feldmann. For more info see behave.events and facebook below:

www.facebook.com/behave.anythingbutstraight
Tanznacht40 steht für einen gemütlichen Abend für alle ab 40 Jahren
Tanznacht40 Zürich-West

May 11, 2019, 9pm-3am at Bananenreiferei, Pfingstweidstrasse 101. Cozy evening/ ages 40+ meet, dance, chat, celebrate, and drink. DJs rotate frequently, keeping it fresh, playing wide-ranging music: old to new, things you know from the charts. Lounge: Jetzt buchen. Doors/ Show 9pm. Tickets: CHF 20.

www.facebook.com/events/100254027478983
Heaven auch stark für die Förderung von Nachwuchstalenten ein
One Night in Heaven

May 11, 2019, 11pm-6am at Heaven. For over 4 years a well-attended Zurich party, Heaven also strongly supports the promotion of young talent. Drag queens get jump starts here, and DJs take first steps toward perfection. DJ Stella Sanchez plays Pop. Entry: CHF 20.

www.facebook.com/events/1948570865253077
Hosted by IQS - Institute of Queer Studies - Switzerland
LGBTIQ Forschungsnacht 2019 Research Night

May 14, 2019, 7pm at the University of Zurich. LGBTI students and scientists will present current projects and research papers for discussion with active participation and intense exgangement with the public. LGBTIQ topics to include natural sciences and/or humanities or social sciences in short 10-15 minutes presentations, followed by exchanges with the audience.

www.facebook.com/events/544059609377758
An diesem Abend mutiert das Heaven zur sündigen Partyhölle!
Hell's Kitchen

May 17, 2019, 11pm-6am. This evening Heaven mutates into sinful party hell! Dare to go down and be rewarded with a hot ride on the dark side of the party sky. Frivolous bustle, dirty dancing and vicious bar operations guarantee a sinful-fun night. DJs Chris Rodriguez + Zör Gollin play Pop music. Admission: 15 CHF.

www.facebook.com/events/2248794122007218
Lesbians, Gays & Friends
Purple Moon

April 13, 2019, 11pm. DJ Alessandro Lesz presents pop mashups with a variety of influences, from dance, progressive to current beats. DJ Red Cork plays mashups of dance, pop and house. Sign up for discount. April 18th, 10pm - Hasenfeez Student Party - DJs Mosart, Sonnenkrieger and Danny Carls play Electroswing, Techno House, and Future House.

www.altekaserne.com/events-detail/items/purplemoon.1034.html
Bis sie kommen. Die Lachtränen
Trash Porno Lesung

May 24, 2019, 7:30pm-6am. For centuries, pornography was the domain of the written word. Gay erotic publishers will once again be taking part in a reading of excerpts from their dubious products as part of Warmer Mai. Readers: Adrian Feubli, Andy Niederberger, Andreas Schiller, Samuel C. Zinsli, Stanislas Nanchen and Urs Müller.

www.facebook.com/events/818534355196496
They are back! This incredible band
Hilight Tribe: Nature Trance

May 24, 2019, 10pm. Playful musical style; natural elements combined with the latest technology: didgeridoo, guitar, bass, djembe and other string + percussion instruments from around the world touch mind and body. Touring major festivals Universio Parallelo, Boom and Ozora, a show to journey beyond the ordinary, where time and space no longer matter, and humanity rises above profit.

www.altekaserne.com/events-detail/items/hilight-tribe.1018.html
Der „Summer ‘69“ wurde zur Geburtsstunde der LGBTQ-Bewegung
Stonewall - 50 Years of Queer Power

May 25, 2019, 8-10pm. The first queer uprising June 1969 - the birth of the LGBTQ movement. From subculture to pop culture, shaping the entire pop music scene. Choir ROSA shines with 50 Years of Queer Power: songs by David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, Bronski Beat, Madeline Davis, Aretha Franklin, Meg Christian, Elton John, Eurythmics, Lesley Gore ....

www.facebook.com/events/565516160631902
Tanznacht40 steht für einen gemütlichen Abend für alle ab 40 Jahren
Tanznacht40 Papiersaal ZH

May 25, 2019, 9pm-3am. Cozy evening/ ages 40+ meet, dance, chat, celebrate, and drink. DJs rotate frequently, keeping it fresh, playing wide-ranging music: old to new, things you know from the charts. Lounge: Jetzt buchen. Doors/Show 9pm. Tickets: CHF 20.

www.facebook.com/events/186336671992919
Hell on Heels ist die mit Abstand schrillste Party im Heaven Club
Hell on Heels

May 25, 2019, 11pm-7am. Trashy monthly gathering of Zurich drag queens and their boys - particularly glamorous, and extravagant! DJs Gloria Viagra (BER) + Zör Gollin play open format. Show by Sherry Vine (NYC). CHF 20. Ongoing monthly Saturday nights w/ guest drag DJs. Come in drag and come for free!

www.facebook.com/events/2298055273813466
Pink Apple + Milchjugend + KOSMOS: Spezialvorführung «Armee der Liebenden»
Army of Lovers - Rosa von Praunheim

May 27, 2019, 5:45-8pm. From 1972 to 1976, Rosa von Praunheim filmed in the US, interviewing important figures in the movement, and in 1979 released the documentary Army of Lovers or Rebellion of Perverts showing positive examples of the movement. A historically significant document from a time of hope after Stonewall/ before AIDS. A discussion follows.

www.facebook.com/events/351272082170234
No FearTo Be You! Safty for LGBT Refugees
Zurich Pride Festival 2019

June 1-16, 2019 annual events. Fri/Sat June 14-15th Festival with bars, food and entertainment stage - all-night movies too. Saturday Parade/demo usually follows shoreline of Lake Zurich, beginning at Hafendamm Enge, ending at Kreuzstrasse. Other events take place in week before. See their website for updates.

www.zurichpridefestival.ch
Your Disco needs You!
King Kong Party

June 1, 2019, 10pm-5am. LGBT and Friends event - all welcome - back to Saturday night again this month. Big hall with the biggest hits from back then until today, and on the electro floor with plenty of whacks. Door: 15 CHF. See FB

www.facebook.com/KingKongLGBTParty
Stonewall 50th Anniversary Party
Boyahkasha!

June 9, 2019, 11pm-7am. Queer dance party 12-yrs running. Back to black + back to the roots: RnB + HipHop in celebration of Stonewall 50. DJs TBA. Karaoke.

boyahkasha.ch
Hosted by QueerSpace and Men Bodywork Zürich
QueerNest - Pride Edition

June 12, 2019, 7-10pm at Gravity9. Experimental space to encounter other beings in a playful and friendly atmosphere. Relax, connect with yourself and others through mindful touch. Celebrate diversity and inclusion; encounter other people from the LGBTQIA+ community with various exercises. All genders/ orientations/ ages 16+

www.facebook.com/events/390383614858033
Jugendpride 2019 Zürich - Hosted by Milchjugend. Falschsexuelle Welten
YouthPride 2019 Zürich + Molke 7 Pride Edition

June 15, 2019, noon-10pm. Helvetiaplatz preparations + Hauptbahnhof gathering. The next generation for queer liberation! Marching/ singing and dancing at the demo and enjoying the Pride Festival. 11pm Molke 7 Pride Edition at Stall 6, Gessnerallee 8.

www.facebook.com/events/390537414885861
Seid ihr dabei. Let’s come out toghether!
Offstream - Pride Zürich

June 15, 2019, LGBTQ post-Pride dance party - details TBA. New and older discoveries of indie, pop, rock and electro-sphere. The Offstream DJ collective spares no effort this month with the fabulous Mona Gamie on stage to enchants us. Toast together and dance Offstream as if for over 15 years. Next: Aug 17th at Exil, Zürich; Nov 2nd at Dynamo, Zürich.

www.offstream.ch
Die Freiheit, zu lieben wen man will, wird in dieser Nacht zelebriert
Free To Love - Pride Edition

June 15, 2019, 11pm. “STRONG IN DIVERSITY” DJs Artemiss, Alison, Bobby Bella, and Ambient P.  playing Progressive Trance and Psy Trance.

www.altekaserne.com/events-detail/items/free-to-love-pride-edition.1045.html
Zurich Street Festival
Züri Fäscht

July 5-7, 2019. Three-day folk/ arts/ music festival that attracts millions of visitors each third year to Bahnhofstrasse and Paradeplatz with: Friday and Saturday musical fireworks displays; amusement park rides; over 70 shops on Sechseläutenplatz, Hafendamm Enge, Mythenquai, Limmatquai, Bürkliplatz and at City Hall. See more at their website:

www.zuerifaescht.ch
Dance for Freedom - 28th Edition
Street Parade 2019

August 10, 2019. Colorful house/techno parade, street dancing, electronic music, top international stars, innovative newcomers, 30 Love Mobile moving stages, 6 fixed stages enroute, Wide range of music, top DJs, dance animations, typically 200+ DJs, live acts, VJs plus hundreds of dance performers - followed by lots of parties in the clubs.

www.streetparade.com
Authentisches und traditionelles Bierfest
Züri-Weisn 2019 Zurich Oktoberfest

September 12 - October 5, 2019. A traditional annual party of a month under a great tent in the traditional Münchener manner, at the main hall of Zurich Hauptbahnhof main station, Bahnhofplatz 15, with Bavarian beer, food & music -- natürlich! See website for details and tickets online. FB

zueri-wiesn.ch/en
Hosted by Milchjugend. Falschsexuelle Welten
MOLKE Beyond

September 14, 2019, 10pm-4am. Queer youth party at Provitreff, Sihlquai 240. Dancing the night away with Milchjugend, the organization for 16+ lesbian, gay, bi and trans youths - entry 10 CHF.

www.facebook.com/pg/milchjugend/events
Promoting the exchange of ideas
Zurich Film Festival

September 26 - October 6, 2019, at Sechseläutenplatz Zürich. The work of up-and-coming young filmmakers from around the world, awarding the "Goldenes Auge" prize in the competitive category. Eleven days/ 70 film premières, well-known actors/ directors. Also discussions on the films. The program of the 15th ZFF will be published in September 2019.

zff.com
Annual Angels Group gay weekend parties
Black Party Weekend

Early November, 2019, 10pm. Three nights/ three parties - international guest DJs w/ vocalist performances, Angels dancers/artists, mirrors/fireworks/lights spectacle, huge LED wall - FRI Opening Party and SAT Main Event at X-tra, plus After Party at Q Club. See updates:

www.angels.ch
There's sure to be snow!
Arosa Ski Week 2020

January 18-25, 2020, the 16th annual gay ski week: 5700 foot elevation mountain resort, parties, gourmet dining, dancing, lounging in the sun, 10 gay-friendly hotels - boutique to chalet, foam party, fondue night, classical piano concert, pool party, cabaret-night, drag- queen ski race.

www.arosa-gayskiweek.com
The Angels Group presents
Kitsch Party

Early February, 2020, 10pm-7am. Annual, sumptuous, chic, erotic, biggest Angels glam party ever! Beauty, grace, joie de vivre soiree. International guest DJs play progressive/ Tribal/ Tech-House. Updates at FB. Past year featured Afterhours 6am-1pm at Attico Club.

www.angels.ch
The most famous gay ski week in Europe for winter sports and party enthusiasts
Gay Snowhappening 2020 Sölden Austria

March 21-28, 2020, 10am. Sun, snow, spring skiing + parties for like-minded men + women. Slopes, après-ski + evening party program w/ international DJs, drag MCs Melly + Mataina, along with karaoke, bowling, the hut or the evening campfire. Past year included Bierhimmel Boyahkasha! Closing Party.

www.facebook.com/events/804349766601543