All bars, nightclubs, theaters, concert halls, swimming pools, museums, gyms and brothels and other venues have been closed, along with most stores, with the exception of food stores, pharmacies, banks, gas stations, post offices. Events and public meetings of more than two people are banned except for activities of essential workers.
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.
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.
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.
Ongoing party events, usually at KitKat. "We are not selling you the possibility to be 'queer' for one night. We want to expose you to your own fears and pleasures by pushing you to understand how your own power mechanisms are produced." Fruit buffet, welcome shots, swimming pool, 5 bars/lounges, fetish balconades.
Ongoing events and open spaces. "Pornceptual presents pornography as queer, diverse and inclusive. We aim to prove that pornography can be respectful, intimate and artistic, while questioning usual pornographic labels. 'Can art succeed where porn fails – to actually turn us on?'” See website for details.
An ongoing monthly series of LGBTQ film nights at Kino Delphi Lux, from around the world, in original languages with German-language subtitles. See the website for upcoming screenings in Berlin and 29 more German cities. SCREENINGS resume September through May after the Summer months break.
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.
Every Thursday, 11pm at Monster Ronsons Ichiban Karaoke. The NASTY KARAOKE PARTY with Amy, Whitney, und Michael; cabins available, SING IN THE DARK with strangers! Admission 3 Euros with a free schnapps at the door. Sing, dance, fuck, get sucked into the GAYHOLE.
Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sunday, Fuggerstraße 33. Two dancefloors, lounge, cruise maze, the biggest darkroom in the city, international DJs. Parties: Men-Only The Fabric every first Friday Industry and third Friday Cazzo; Mate second Saturday; Labyrinth fourth Saturday.
Second Fridays, 11pm-8am, at KitKat Club, Köpenicker Str. 76. Relocated from London to Berlin, now one of the biggest and most successful monthly parties in town, with best local/international DJs and unique performers from the international gay underground scene. A majority gay night/ everyone welcome. Also Pride + Folsom Europe events, plus B:EAST BERLIN at Magdalena dates:
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.
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.
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.
Sundays 7pm-1am at SO36. LGBT Ballroom dancing, lessons until 10pm, then Disco Pop and German Schlager music, dirty dancing & fun.
Sundays from 11pm at Ritter Butzke. Big gay/mixed dance nights at their new location, playing Electro and Pop - DJs include: Ades Zabel, Barbie Breakout, Biggy Van Blond, Bürger P., C. House, Chris Bekker, Divinity, Gloria Viagra, Jurassica Parka, Maringo, Melli Magic, Stella DeStroy, Super Zandy, Topmodel.
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.
Ongoing through August 2, 2020. Open, affectible and receptive they can develop and change as well as be exposed to others and other things. On the one hand, vulnerability comes to humans materiality; on the other it is linked to the fact that we talk and act with others in the world - a basic human condition, affecting all, but in very different ways and with different consequences.
May 29 - June 1, 2020, annual 4-day celebration of cultural & ethnic diversity of Berlin in Kreuzberg: Sunday 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.
May 29, 2020, 11pm-10am. Online stream w/ DJs Maringo, Jules Tree and Green - all professionals in fun and debauchery. Sabine Mandl will paint a picture live (to place in our OnlineShop) - accompanied by a sexy dancer. Staff will stand in front of the cameras pretending to work, haha...as usual! FB
June 4, 2020, 7-9pm. Meet queer people and be part of this ONLINE group. We look forward to meeting you, for an exchange of ideas and a relaxed time together on zoom.us.
June 6 + 13, 2020, until we can open again we will stream out of SchwuZ each Saturday. Dress up or dress down,shake your buns and your favourite drinks at home and dance with us. Jun 6, 7pm: Bondage Workshop for Beginners w/ Master Pittman + Daddy; 8pm: Destiny Drescher + Ployceebell. Jun 13, 7pm: Dr. Sommer by manCheck live Prävention; 8pm Polly Puller + Sara Moshiri.
June 12-15, 2020 in Gräfenhainichen/ Dessau. Fourth annual four-day electronic music camping festival (to be confirmed) featuring a cross-section of Berlin's queer scene + international collectives, where self-expression and self-liberation are paramount. WHOLE is more than just an outdoor weekend-long party, but rather an exercise in community building.
June 14 - July 13, 2020, 9:45pm. Films to include: The Perfect Candidate; La Vérité; Kangaroo Chronicles; The Farewell; Lara; Creepy Crypt; Knives Out; Gundermann; Jean Paul Gaultier Freak and Chic; Marianne and Leonard; Als Hitler das rosa Kaninchen stahl; Undine; 1917; Judy; Joker; Parasite; The Shining; Les Misérables; Peanut Butter Falcon; Call Me By Your Name.
July 7 - December 1, 2020, 7:30pm every first Tuesday. Reconnect and play with the power, ease, and sensuality experienced in other workshops and classes. No previous experience necessary - sessions are less about technique, more about learning to touch in a loving and intuitive way. Not about having sex, but participants should be open to nudity and intimacy.
July 11 + August 15, 2020, 7pm. Bring a dish to share as we will eat and drink together at the Village. Invite friends for a great time, indoors and in the garden. Also bring favourite drinks. Soft drinks and beer provided on donation basis. A very informal evening for spending time with old friends and making new ones. Next dates: Sep 19th; Oct 17th...
July 12 + August 16, 2020, 5:30pm. Experimenting with our bodies; physical contact and confrontation with an opponent in a circle of attentive viewers. You will have the chance to establish a direct connection with your opponent and feel him in his vulnerability, dedication, beauty and power. Bilingual - for the most part nonverbal - open to all gay/ bi/ trans /queer men. Next: Sep 20th.
July 18-19, 2020, annual Stadtfest weekend of LGBTQ Pride festivities in Schöneberg, each day from 11am. Crowds throng music stages and surrounding streets, clubs and beer gardens around Nollendorfplatz in all directions. See the 2019 photos, and program for 2020 as announced, at their facebook page:
July 21 + August 18, 2020, 7:30pm. INTIMACY, TOUCH and EMBRACE, a place of joy and delight - about TOGETHERNESS and getting basic needs warmth, touch and connection; a place of inclusion, consent, mutual appreciation; a place to forget worries or your latest man crush. let go, allow yourself to be held by the group. An international cuddle puddle. Bring comfortable clothes.
July 25, 2020, 2pm-12am at Cassiopeia Berlin, Revaler Str. 99. Mandatory mask event. Nina Queer PRIDE EDITION at new OPEN AIR location observing ALL CORONA-RULES. 2pm Drag-Show by Amy Strong, Ellie Caballé and Nina Queer! DJs Divinity + Dollheuer play House + Electro. Pop by U-SEVEN, MAGNUS + NINA QUEER. Free Currywurst, PIZZA and Sweets from SEXY TOBY!
July 25, 2020. With all major events remaining prohibited until August 31st, virtual celebrations are under development to give activists, interested people and artists to the opportunity to participate and contribute in terms of content. See updates at:
July 25, 2020, 10pm-10am. GIANT will be back for Pride Berlin in 2020! The Saturgay Party by the Revolver Party team - the Big Room Gay Party. Details TBA.
August 8, 2020. Annual Summer Saturday LGBT 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.
August 22, 2020, 5:30pm-midnight, Dragon Floor, Kitkat. Private events on irregular dates in Berlin, Hamburg, Leipzig, Mannheim, Brussels, Amsterdam and Cologne clubs, where, willing mares offer themselves to stallions without ever seeing their faces. Entry: 12 €. Next dates.
Late August, 2020. Annual seven-day international LGBT film festival. This past year featured: And Then We Danced; Celebration; Wild Nights w/ Emily; The Blond One; Bester Mann; Giant Little Ones; Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life; Ich bin Anastasia; Bonnie+Bonnie; Nevrland;Tell it to the Bees; This Is Not Berlin; Socrates; Madame; Rettet das Feuer; Kanarie. See updates:
September 9-13, 2020, annual 5-day weekend Fetish STREET Fair/ leather/ fetish/ skin/ rubber events draw 25,000 visitors. This past year included: REVOLVER, Dungeon, F*ck Extreme, PIG Fetish Party, MENtabolism, Classic Meets Fetish, Gay Boat Ahoi excursion, Fetish Boat, bar and bathhouse events all week around the city. See updates at:
September 11, 2020, 9pm-9am. Easter BearDance 2020 rescheduled from April with DJs Martin Rapp + Axelay and VJ Alkis. More info coming soon...
September 11, 2020, 10pm-5am. Dresscode: SPORTSWEAR/ SNEAKERS; PICALDI/ PROLL, SKATER, SOCCER, SCALLY, CHAV. Sniff/ Trampling Area. Big Darkroom/ Playzone/ Chill Area. Prollboys film screenings. Next: Oct 9th; Nov 13th; Dec 11th...
September 13, 2020, 11pm-7am. MENtabolism MEN ONLY combined dance and play party with XXL play room. DJs Marc Lange, Marcel db and Xavier J play the sound of Berlin. The well lubricated party w/ massive well-equipped basement play area. Complimentary fresh coffee and bananas from 5am at the main bar to keep you energized. Postponed from Feb 29th.
September 14 - October 19, 2020, 6pm each Monday for over a month at Mühlenstraße 45-46, Ostbahnhof, Mitte. 12th year annual 5-week Gaywiesen celebrations at Oktoberfest tent, wooden benches and lawn. Good food, DJs, go-go dancers, drag divas, live music bands and performers on stage, and plenty of Oktoberfest beer.
October 16, 2020, 10pm FRI main event at KitKat. The 18th annual HustlaBall Berlin - with the “REAL” HUSTLABALL AWARDS, back to the roots! .. Fun with/for hustlers, hookers, pimps, streetwalkers, flesh-peddlers, porn stars + other scandalous sorts. Events at Connection Club Berlin and at Bootshaus Cologne, in addition to main party night at Kitkat. See details + photos at:
October 20-25, 2020. Cinema Moviemento. Pornography should stimulate, be erotic, sexy, not as unwatchable as it is now. This festival showcases the most innovative, risk-taking visionaries in film, photography, performance, music, the art scene, porno-land and even porn karaoke to challenge the erotic film genre; artists who have explored sex through their work for years.
November 5, 2020. Beginning as a Super 8 film festival in 1982, the event has become one of the largest short film festivals in Germany and Europe, receiving 6,000 annual film entries and a continually growing audience of over 21,000 - firmly establishing itself as a vital part of Berlin’s cultural landscape. This year: 90+ film programs/ 7 competitions/ €40,000 in prizes.
December 2, 2020, 10pm-5am at Spindler&Klatt. Musik DJ Fox + Friends play House, RnB, Hip Hop, Pop. Electro, Charts, Indie and Alternative.
Throughout January, 2021. Innovative pop, electronic and experimental music festival. During thirteen years of existence, CTM has gained a reputation for being essential, ranking among the world’s most cutting-edge festivals, referred to as Germany’s most important gathering for electronic and experimental music and Berlin’s best Pop festival.
February 11-21, 2021. With 250 international talents, 100+ experts, mentors + guests revealing success secrets. Berlin’s largest cultural event, among the most important film industry dates. Eleven days, 23 venues, around 400 films, many world/ European premieres, every genre, length, format, from 100+ countries; 300,000 tickets sold; art, glamour, parties, business deals.
Late February, 2021, Friday 9pm at Volksbühne Berlin. Berlinale queer cinema awards honor Best Feature Film, Best Documentary Film, Best Short Film, TEDDY Jury Award and SPECIAL TEDDY AWARD. Stage show, stars from around the world; the TEDDY Party --probably the best party of the Berlinale. The German and English website has a trove of information + video clips.
March 31 - April 5, 2021. Past events: WED Woof Warm-Up. THU Fetish Garage Sale + Connection DUNGEON PARTY. FRI Easter B'fast + Reception + Fetish Boat + Scheune Rubber Lust. SAT Scheune Puppy-Party + Woof Skin Lust. SUN Connection ML Berlin Contest + Lab.Oratory GUMMI RUBBER PARTY + Connection PIG. MON Fetish Bus Liner + Woof Skin&Sport. 2021 program TBA at:
Mid-April, 2021 - (TBC) annual 8-day film festival dedicated to Berlin & Brandenburg filmmakers, the 3rd largest in Berlin, with feature films, documentaries, and world premieres. See website for information about rescheduled upcoming events.
Early May, 2021 (TBC). QUEER FILM in all forms - glory, shame, distaste, trash and beauty. Four-day 15th annual festival by people who enjoy queer films, screening new + old films, shorts or features - the queer perspective from all corners of the world to challenge normative views, propose alternate ways of thinking, and approach life and storytelling in other ways. See program: