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 Saturday 10pm-7am at Die Busche, Warschauer Platz 18. The biggest Gays and Friends dance nights in Berlin, young crowd, mainstream music/ Classic Mix Disco on two floors.
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.
Private events on irregular dates, 5:30pm-midnight, Dragon Floor, Kitkat, Berlin. Also in Hamburg, Leipzig, Mannheim, Brussels, Amsterdam and Cologne clubs, where, willing mares offer themselves to stallions without ever seeing their faces. Entry: 12 €. Next dates.
Dive into the history of Berlin sexual science/ sex life. Explore: the story of Dr Magnus Hirschfeld; the world’s first LGBTIQ rights organization; 1920s sexual nightlife, sex work and fetishes; sex/ gender diversity at the Eldorado clubs and high Nazi officials visitors; the home of Christopher Isherwood; eradication of sexual freedom in Nazi Germany; AIDS; current clubs.
Fourth Thursdays 11pm-8am (usually 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.
Thursdays, 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:
Second Fridays, 10pm-5am. A Prollboys-Production. Dresscode: SPORTSWEAR/ SNEAKERS; PICALDI/ PROLL, SKATER, SOCCER, SCALLY, CHAV. Sniff/ Trampling Area. Big Darkroom/ Playzone/ Chill Area. Prollboys film screenings.
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.
Mondays, 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; revisit CTM 2021 any time thanks to an archive of most performances. Innovative pop, electronic/ experimental music festival. For 13 years, CTM has gained a reputation for being essential, ranking among the world’s most cutting-edge festivals; Germany’s most important gathering for electronic and experimental music; Berlin’s best Pop festival.
June 1, 2021, 8-10:30pm. How do you survive when you have a multitude of divergent selves in your body? Will you be able to control the choir of discordant voices in your head? What if some of them are divine? What if your consciousness is linked with cosmic forces that existed long before you were born? Akwaeke Emezi, a Nigerian, black, non-binary trans person, answers these questions.
June 4 + July 2 + 16, 2021, 8-10:30pm, at Facebook Online. A space to express feelings and share experiences in a loving and supportive community of GBTQ men. A Native American practice adopted by the Radical Faeries to build community. A place to sit together peacefully, speak from and listen with our hearts, honoring different ways in a safe and non-judgemental space.
June 5 + July 3, 2021, 11am, online. Reconnecting to the strength and love within ourselves/ sharing this practice together with other men.
We check-in together and inspired by the time and season qualities of the month. We have a session of self-affirmation, touch and massage for ourselves together with others ending with a silent meditation practice.
June 6, 2021, 1-4pm. Sunday afternoon slowing down to give real attention to what you see. A short tour/ discussion of the INSTINCT exhibition _ In Between _ followed by simple drawing exercises. Through little challenges, we aim to lose our inhibitions, freeing ourselves to trust our instincts. The “slender, hairy and urbane” model Pierre Emö provides poses.
June 7, 14, 21, 28, 2021, every Monday 7-8:30pm. With Thilo. The dynamic mix of sweat and spirit will challenge you to step up to your boundaries and help you to develop authentic personal power. Be prepared to SPARKLE and SHINE!
June 9-20, 2021. With 250 international talents, 100+ experts, mentors + guests revealing success secrets. Berlin’s largest cultural event, among the most important film industry dates at 23 venues, with around 400 films, many world/ European premieres, every genre, length, format, from 100+ countries; 300,000 tickets sold; art, glamour, parties, business deals.
June 9, 2021, 6-8pm. A North American network of organizations of queer people with indigenous roots came together in late 1980s San-Francisco. Distinguishing itself from earlier Eurocolonial terms, the network took the Two-Spirit name. Dr. Lüder Tietz, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, will present biographical portraits showing the many differences of people in the network.
June 11 + July 9, 2021, 8pm. Spirit of eros postures, isolations of muscles, joints, body parts; performance presentation techniques to understand/boost confidence in body+spirit. Movers, dancers, yogis, athletes, unencumbered singles/couples explore/tap into feminine/masculine energies. Masculine twist act AND art of stripping in your own space. Smooth, sensual Blues, Soul, RnB and Pop.
June 11, 2021, 8-9:30pm. Workshop with Marc Ben Boaz uses movement to explore boundaries between play, assertion, and aggression Taking the wisdom and insight it offers, using it to encounter ourselves at a deeper level. Experiments with our own joy, rage, anticipation, threat, confrontation, curiosity to find new embodied responses. All are welcome.
June 19 + July 17, 2021, 6-10pm. 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. With hygiene concept, but if not possible see updated details at:
June 22, 2021, 5-7pm at Kulturforum Schleswig-Holstein-Haus Schwerin, Puschkinstraße 12, Schwerin (NE of Berlin). LGBTQ+ people in Mecklenburg - one hour through 300 years of state history, with a focus on its queer aspects.
June 26, 2021, 9pm-4am at Spindler&Klatt. Musik DJ Fox + Friends play House, RnB, Hip Hop, Pop. Electro, Charts, Indie and Alternative.
June 29, 2021, 7:30-10:30pm. New York City's Stonewall Inn is regarded by many as the site of LGBT liberation. At this bar patrons fought back against police on June 27th, 1969. The documentary uses extensive archival film, movie clips and personal recollections to construct an audiovisual history of the gay community before the Stonewall riots.
July 20, 2021, 7:30-10:30pm. A 2014 American documentary film by David Thorpe that explores the existence and accuracy of stereotypes about the speech patterns of gay men, and the ways in which one's degree of conformity to the stereotype can contribute to internalized homophobia. Hosted by Halvard Haldorsen.
July 23, 2021, 10pm-10am. Cum to the infamous KitKatClub to dance with the sexiest boys in the Berlin underground scene. Welcum to Pride, with poolside chillout-area, laser show, walking acts and kinky surprises. A massive celebration on 3 stunning dancefloors featuring international DJs TBA.
July 24-26, 2021. Virtual celebrations took place in 2020. Hoping to get back to normal in 2021 with street parade/march, festival and all the other queer summer events. See updates at FB or website:
July 24-25, 2021, 10pm-11am. The 2-day 4th Giant Revolver Party Weekend with FRI REVOLVER PARTY Berlin at KitKatClub + SAT GIANT-Berlin at Spindler + Klatt. STAR GUESTS, RESIDENTS + SPECIAL ACTS TBA. DANCERS + WALKING ACTS. FRI David Dave + Friends. SAT Spindler + Klatt - the only Pride Party location directly at the Spree River/ City Center.
July 24, 2021, 11pm-8am at Metropol. New date. ORIGINAL Pop/House SEXY + WILD Party. Two floors, VIP lounge, glitter-bombs, smokers' lounge. With Annie O, Schiela, Darc Delirium, Victoria Bacon B2B Anna Klatsche, Rosetta Bleach. Ocean Sistemich Show. Door Host: NIKITA. Dancers: David Dave + Friends. Confetti Canons/ Glitter Shooter/ Laser Shows.
August 11-15, 2021. 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:
August 8, 2021, 3-8pm. After the cancellation of the 2020 Tiergarten picnic, this event is anticipated with great excitement. All are cordially invited to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence traditional picnic on the Tuntenwiese. For all the community support of donations and helping hands, a thousand thanks and glitter kisses - Sister Daphne Sara Maria Sanguina Mater d'Or O.S.P.I.
August 14, 2021. 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.
September 1-5, 2021. Five-day film festival featuring international LGBTQ films in screenings in Berlin, and past year online. Screenings at Kino Delphi Lux. See website and FB page for current, past and future program. Also screenings in Dresden, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Leipzig and Stuttgart.
September 7-12, 2021 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.
September 10-12, 2021, annual 5-day weekend Fetish STREET Fair/ leather/ fetish/ skin/ rubber events draw 25,000 visitors. 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 13 - October 18, 2021 (tbc), 6pm each Monday for over a month at Mühlenstraße 45-46, Ostbahnhof, Mitte. 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.
September 18, 2021 (TBC), 11am at Kino Blauer Stern. Celebrating documentary film and the shared film experience. Screenings accompanied by film talks and panel discussions. Past year curated film series of documentary filmmaking presented or women's films; an inspiring journey through 40 years of German documentary film history; timeless films on great themes of the world and life.
September 19, 2021, 8-11pm. 18+ fan favourite from RuPaul's Drag Race Season 12 and ultimate drag legend f- resh from All Stars 5 JujuBee. Expect the unexpected from these unique crazy cookie queens, plus huge supporting acts. Time to get weird and wonderland this winter.
September 26, 2021, Saturdays 4pm at Festsaal Kreuzberg, Am Flutgraben 2. Welcome to queer garden season - an amazing time! Musically spoiling you with the finest House, Chicago House, Afrohouse, Minimal, and Deep Techno. DJs have included: Gloria Viagra, LA SCHMOCK, Sara Moshiri, Herr von K and JAYCAP.
October 2-3, 2021, 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. 2020 events cancelled. See 2019 photos + 2021 program as announced, at their facebook page:
October 6-10, 2021, 7pm, Annual five day film event featuring screenings of international short films & feature films of all genres as well as a hand-picked selection of music videos. Panels, networking sessions and discussions about recent topics will complete the program.
October 22, 2021, 10pm FRI main event at KitKat. The 18th annual HustlaBall Berlin, with 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. Events in 2020 cancelled. See details/photos:
October, 2021.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 2021. Past year's films: Le Regard De Charles; M; Sous Les Étoiles de Paris; Chambre 212; Roubaix, Une Lumière; M; Rêves de Jeunesse; Les Drapeaux De Papier; Alice et Le Maire; Tu Mourras À 20 Ans; Les Hirondelles de Kaboul; Adolescentes; La Langue Est Donc Une Histoire D’amour; La Forêt de Mon Père; and Admiration.
November - December, 2021. Past year featured eleven films in eleven days. Stories of courageous humans, films document human rights violations and give insights into current crisis. The Festival offers new perspectives and a platform to engage in human rights discussions.
December 14, 2021 at 6:30-7:30pm. Whether in big cities or rural areas, gay life is/ was often characterized by loneliness. Experts discuss the question from different perspectives: are homosexuals particularly lonely and what life-historical backgrounds might be contributing factors - based on social or individual causes? With historical data, current studies and our own experiences.
November 26, 2021 - March 13, 2022. Zanele Muholi self-identifies as a visual activist and has been documenting the life of Black LGBTQIA+ communities since the early 2000s in intimate and powerful photographs across South Africa and beyond. From 26 November 2021 to 13 March 2022, the Gropius Bau will host Muholi’s first retrospective in Germany.
April 15, 2022, 10pm-4am. Men-only Easter BearDance 2021 with DJs Martin Rapp + Axelay, and VJ Alkis. Smoker's Lounge & Darkroom. No Dresscode. Past year was postponed, then cancelled. More info coming soon...