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Gay San Francisco

Every Sunday - Palomino Presents
Domingo de Escandalo

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.
The oldest weekly goth/industrial dance night in the country
Death Guild

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.
27 years of Pubic Service!
San Francisco Jacks

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.
Strip down, enjoy some cheap drinks and get into cruising
NSA Underwear Party

Every Tuesday night, 10pm-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.
The best LGBT country-western dance club in the world

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.
Bring your open queer hearts, your bravery, your vulnerability... and have fun!
The San Francisco Queer Open Mic

FOURTH FRIDAYs, 7:30-9:30pm, at Modern Times Bookstore, 2919 24th St, SF. Queer hosts, and a lot of trendy sexy queers. Sign ups are at 7pm for one slot to do one piece and one piece only. You get 5 minutes; they will stop you if you go overtime. The list fills up fast!
A Groovy Gay Look at the Summer of Love - Hosted by The GLBT Historical Society
Lavender-Tinted Glasses

Now through September 17, 2017. With photographs, ephemera and artifacts, historian Joey Cain highlights roles of 4 queers in the 1967 Summer of Love: poet Allen Ginsberg, filmmaker Kenneth Anger, philosopher Gavin Arthur and singer Janis Joplin. All made lasting impacts on American culture. Perspectives as artists, visionaries and sexual outsiders + the homophile community response.
Hosted by The GLBT Historical Society
We Were Rebels: Jae Whitaker Remembers Janis Joplin

July 6, 2017, 7-9pm. A conversation with African American lesbian musician Jae Whitaker, who moved to SF in the early 60s to participate in the North Beach Beat scene. In 1963 she met the young Janis Joplin; the two became lovers and moved in together. Joey Cain, curator "Lavender-Tinted Glasses: A Groovy Gay Look at the Summer of Love," will interview Whitaker.
Pound Puppy

July 8, 2017, 9pm-2am. Imagine suckin the frothy head off of an ice cold beer, surrounded by a smorgasboard of studly pups and strapping leather gents; sweaty man meat tumbling and stumbling around one of San Francisco's cruisiest outdoor patios. Kick off your kinky summer with our own hometown hero, JORDEE + Kevin O'Connor our resident bear + hosts Blake Cedric & Jorge P.
Come join the fun!
Naked Night Tuesdays in July!

July 11, 18, 25, 2017, 8pm at Nob Hill Theatre. One of the busiest nights of the week! Come in and make a new friend. Complimentary clothes check and refreshments. Tickets $20 - arcade only: $15.
Popular among the Asian community
GAMeBoi SF - Summer Nights

July 15, 2017, 9:30pm-2am, Saturday at Rickshaw Stop. Established in LA where GAMeBoi runs nonstop every Friday; the 18+ nightclub of choice for the Asian community. Third Saturdays San Francisco monthly event features a diverse pop and dance music mix with ventures into the kpop scene. VJ LaRock plays Pop/Dance/EDM/AsianPop. Hot Asian go-go dancers. Tickets $8-15. Next date: Aug 19th.
3rd Sundays - Just when you thought it was safe to stay in
Daytime Realness - Lost In Space

July 16, 2017, 2-8pm at El Rio. An afternoon of drag, dancing and disorder. Hosted by Heklina (Mother) + Carnita (Hard French). Turntabling by Stanley Frank (Beatpig). DJs Robin Simmons (Odyssey) + RoseGold (Celect SF). Daylit performances by: Qween, Sasha Devaroe, Helen Heels, and Tiny Teese. Sweet smokey BBQ c/o Sneaky's BBQ.
True & unscripted stories, ten to twelve minutes long

July 18, 2017, 7:30pm at Oasis. A night of storytelling dedicated to stories about having to call the police. Next date: August 15th.
No Sports Trivia and The Stud have teamed up for a monthly QUEER SEX PUBQUIZ!
Queer Sex Trivia

July 20, 2017, 7-9:30pm at The Stud. Every 3rd Thursday, show off your filthy brain/ win free drinks, Good Vibrations sex toys, and weird stuff from the prize bag! FREE! A quizz on lube, sex toys, anatomy, orgasms, sex positions, filthy history, delicious queer icons, the ultimate fuck soundtrack, and more! What happens with no adult supervision + a sequin MC booth in a leather bar?
Hosted by Sparkles by Saul and The Lone Star Saloon
GLOW: A Starry Night Black Light Party

July 21, 2017, 8pm - 2am at The Lone Star Saloon. Back in time for the height of summer madness at the awesome Lone Star Saloon in SoMA for a night in sexy underwear, painting each other, deadly JELLO shots, & killer tunes and photography! All your favorite people are returning to work the party. Free between 8-9pm, $5 after that.
Your Queer Dance Party
Swagger Like Us - AH MER AH SU

July 21, 2017, 10pm-3am, Oasis. Taking over the SoMa w/ your favorite beats and Bay Area babes - brought to you by Kelly Lovemonster and davO. Featuring AH MER AH SU; DJs DavOmakesbeats + boy_friend; Hostess Kelly Lovemonster. Photos by Takeover Tokyo.
The San Francisco LGBT Asian club destination every 4th Saturday of the month
ShangriLa Annual Panda Black & White Party

July 22, 2017, 10pm-6am at THE ENDUP. Wear all of your sexiest PANDA outfits and dance the night away at your San Francisco LGBT Asian club destination - every 4th Saturday of each month. DJs Mohammad, AKI and JAY SANTOS (Manila). Next dates: August 26 w/ Jack Chang; and September 23 w/ Alan Liro.
Club Papi - The New Chapter at Beaux Castro
¡Pan Dulce! Hump Day Fiesta

July 26, 2017, 9pm-2am, Wednesday at Beaux. PAN DULCE is back! - one of the CASTRO'S most legendary weekly parties with the hottest PAPI BOYZ go-gos from around the USA, the most fabulous drag divas and the sweetest Latin/ Dance/ Top 40 musica. A MASSIVE LATIN HUMP DAY FIESTA, featuring Rupaul Drag Race Season 8/9 Star CYNTHIA LEE FONTAINE + XXX Porn Star ARMOND RIZZO live on stage.
Sex shows at Nob Hill
Circle Jerk with Diego Tovar

July 27, 2017, 9pm-1am Thursday at Nob Hill Adult Theater Underground Playroom. Diego Tovar center circle showing how it is done. Event is always very interactive - watch, play and join in the fun. Put on some leather to join us Dore Alley Weekend. Come early and check out shows upstairs in the Main Theatre with our house performers. Join the fun. Join the Circle! Entry: $15.
Hosted by The GLBT Historical Society In conjunction with South of Market
Leather: Where We Came From, Where We're Going

July 28, 2017, 7-10pm. At Queer Past Becomes Present exhibition in the Main Gallery: curator Greg Pennington to facilitate a discussion about the leather scene, 1960s - today and beyond. Prominent leather community members, authors and scholars including Race Bannon, Rajat Dutta, Jordy Tackitt-Jones and Gayle Rubin. Panel, followed by a social hour with light refreshments.
Dore Alley Weekend
Diego Tovar + Teddy Bryce

July 28-29, 2017, 8 + 10pm at Nob Hill Theatre. Makes his Nob Hill Theatre debut. Originally from Mexico, now a California guy going to college. Fairly new to the porn world, he has made scenes for Treasure Island Media, Man Surfer and Breed Me Raw to name a few. He is joined by porn star Teddy Bryce for 10pm shows. All shows are SEX SHOWS!
San Francisco's monthly queer theme party, taking over Oasis every 4th Friday

July 28, 2017, 10pm-4am at Oasis. Heklina and D'Arcy Drollinger reclaim the name of a long-lost '80s gay club for their new SOMA venue that hosts drag shows, cabaret nights, DJ events, and more. Three dancefloors include SILENT DISCO at the rooftop bar; a club full of faceless torsos dancing to the beats of many local DJs. No haters/no shamers. Just a preference. Next: Aug 25.
The largest attended bear dance party in the USA
Bearracuda | Dore Alley!

July 28, 2017, at Public Works, 161 Erie. Underwear party with furry faces. Music and fun for Bears, Cubs & friends; hot go-go dancers; DJs MATT CONSOLA + COLLIN BASS + ROBERT JEFFREY. $10 advance tickets at website:
We’ll keep it real dark for all you shy boys

July 29, 2017, 3-8pm, OMG! Strip to underwear, cheap drinks, dark cruising fun - HOTTEST SF underwear party afternoon special/ doors close 7pm. $5 cover/ FREE w/ valid student ID. FREE Clothes Check (not mandatory) any underwear/ jock straps ok. $1 well drinks until 4pm for anyone only in underwear. Dark beats/ dim lights/ sexy bartenders/ sexy vibe/ horny playful men. Next date: Aug 1.
Up Your Alley Weekend Saturday Night
Hard Ball

July 29, 2017, 9pm-2am at SF Eagle. Come out and play! Hard Ball! Saturday Dore Alley Weekend! Intl Superstar DJ Jerry Bonham provides the throbbing beats to the grind of the hottest leathemen and a sea of flesh as far as the eye can see. Live demos, GoGo Slaves and more.
Folsom Street Events - Up Your Alley Weekend
Bay of Pigs

July 29, 2017, 9pm-4am, Public Works. Over-the-top leather/ fetish event with 1,000 fit muscle pigs, hot daddies, and hairy bears in the house. Music in the main room by the infamous Eddie Martinez, Alexander and Asheton Lemay spinning House, Electro, Tribal and everything in between. Mind-blowing light and visual show, many rooms of music to explore, sexy gogos, and special surprises.
Dore Alley with the NeedlExchange - Guys, gear, hot times

July 29, 2017, 10pm-4am at Club Six, 60 6th St. Notorious Polyglamorous sneaker fetish party featuring The NeedlExchange (DC) w/ residents Major, Mark O’Brien, and Beya. TNX's relentless pursuit of the perfect groove will move you in all the right ways on the dance floor. Downstairs, work off the tension with dark and steamy down-tempo action.
Dore Alley Weekend Presented by Mother & Nark Magazine
SMother! - Super Sleazy Dore Weekend Edition

July 29, 2017, 10pm-3am. Performers: Natalie Ray, KaiKai B Michaels, Rock M Sakura, Bebe Sweetbriar, Piranha. Spikey Van Dykey, Carnie Asada. Special guest, Boomer Banks! DJs MC2, Trevor Sigler, Nark. FEZ by Nark Mag. Hosts Terry Miller + Abominatrix. Tom of Finland photobooth by Roman Robinson - photo/ free giveaways from Tom of Finland with wandering dom action by Kara Phoebe. Wruff.
Warm up for Folsom
Up Your Alley Fair 2017

July 30, 2017, 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; beats by DJs Paul Goodyear, Nark, Sergio Fedasz, Dano, Derek B, Frank Lucas.
Ay Chihuahua Hard French, it’s getting cruisy out there
Hard French Does Dore Alley Sunday w/ Bézier & Looky Looky

July 30, 2017, 6pm-12am. Time to wash your calzones! Hard French + Oasis tag team the F---un.... out of you with a very cochina, very uyyyy, very you can do that? evening of incredible music, dark corners and looking for your friend who said he’d be right back. W/ Bézier SF, Honey Soundsystem, Looky Looky, Detroit, Dark Entries Records, Brown Amy+Carnita, Devon, Tim, Jorge.
Folsom Street Events Presents: Official Closing Party of Up Your Alley Weekend

July 30, 2017, 6pm. Back to make you sweat! - a short walk from the Up Your Alley fairgrounds. DJ/Producer RUSS RICH and BRET LAW will headline, mixing throbbing, pulsating beats all night long. Amazing laser and light show w/ sensational decor set-up to transport you to another-world dimension of debauchery; a crowd of over 1,000 hunky leathermen getting ROUGH on the dancefloor.
The Castro Bear's annual retreat! - 21st birthday weekend in Sonoma County woods
Lazy Bear 2017

August 2-7, 2017. HQ: Sonoma Nesting Company. Pool Parties/ Daddy Saddle Party/ Bearracuda Party/ SWEAT Dance/ Dinners/ Tours/ performers/ bonfires/ beach/ Wine Tasting/ socials/ Movie Nite/ ice cream/ Beareoke. Also: Castrobear's every 2nd Sunday bear party at 440 Castro, 4-10pm, with raffles, prizes, drink specials, hot men + great music!
Take a toke and pass it on, PUFF is back - w/ special guest Marga Gomez
PUFF - a Queer Marijuana Appreciation Party

August 3, 2017, 7-10pm. The queer, marijuana, rock n roll, drag party brings the LGBTQ community and admirers together again to celebrate cannabis. DJ Sergio Fedasz (Go Bang!) will spin 420 tunes at the early meet+greet. Stoner Raffle hosted by DJ Dank. Maria Konner/ Not From Jersey band, followed by 10:30pm kooky drag show w/ Thee Pristine Condition, Ultra, and Mama Dora.
Monthly clothing-optional interactive event
Kingdom of Sodom

August 3, 2017, 9pm-1am at Nob Hill Theatre, 729 Bush St. "A Fun, Sexy/ VERY Interactive clothing-optional monthly play party not to be missed. Look for the password and join us at this private play party." SEX SHOW at 10:30pm to feature porn star Derek Parker. Complimentary Clothes Check. Tickets $20.
WS Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan's
Lamplighters Music Theatre | Yeoman of the Guard

August 4-6, 2017, FRI-SAT 8pm/ SUN 2pm. A dark musical comedy full of lies, deceit, and corruption at the 16th century Tower of London. The closest thing to grand opera by Gilbert and Sullivan, poignant and tragic, with humor not seen in any other Gilbert libretto, and boasting some of Sullivan's finest work; considered the best of the canon by many G&S fans.
The greatest mashup party in the universe - Every Saturday
Bootie SF - Game of Thrones vs Harry Potter

August 5, 2017, 9pm-3:30am. Wizards+white walkers leave muggles behind/ dance like all of Westeros is partying! Daenerys Stormborn or Harry Potter? Hodor or Hagrid? Cersei Lannister or Bellatrix Lestrange? Hogwarts or the Red Keep? A night of geektastic mashups: Hubba Hubba Revue Westeros vs Hogwarts burlesque show; DJs Adrian A + En8, John!John! spin pure magic all night! Next: Aug 12.
Harder Better Faster Stronger Presents
20 Years Of Daft Punk's Homework

August 5, 2017 9:30pm-2am, Slate Bar. Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger video dance party. Modern day Indie/ Electro meets Electronica from the 90s/2000s for a rock/synthpop battle of epic proportions. This month celebrating an incredible milestone playing the ENTIRE album along with favorite Indie, Electro and Electronica music videos; special guest DJ BIT of Club Satori and Hereafter.
Drag Superstar Ethylina Canne hosts MOTHER for the first time ever
Mother: Britney vs Christina!

August 5, 2017, 10pm-3am. Heklina co-founded Trannyshack in 1996 at the Stud, w/ monthly shows. The longest running drag event series in SF, Trannyshack was rebranded as Mother, Fridays weekly at Oasis. Next: Aug 12th - Mother: Michael vs Janet Jackson; Aug 19th - Mother: A Disney Tribute; Aug 26th - Mother: Florence The Machine vs Tori Amos; Sept 2nd - Mother.
The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival presents
The Guys Next Door

August 6, 2017, 12:30pm, New Parkway Theater. Provocative alternative to traditional ideas of what constitutes the American family. Rachel, married with 3 kids, twice becomes a gestational surrogate for her gay best friend and his boyfriend. The documentary follows the blended, extended family for 3 years as they navigate questions about parenting, identity, intimacy and connection.
A Queer Hip Hop Dance Party
Swagger Like Us

August 6, 2017, 2-8pm at El Rio. Your queer dance party 1st Sundays at El Rio - Featuring Bobbi Rohs; Host Kelly Lovemonster; DJs Bianca Oblivion, Shuga Shay, DavOmakesbeats, and boy_friend. FREE BBQ Cook Out! w/ Chef Jackie. Also at Oasis, Sunday August 20th at 2pm - Cool for the Summer.
The SF Ducal Council will FUNraise for the LGBT Asylum Project
Dog Days Of Summer 2017

August 6, 2017, 4-7pm at Q Bar, 456 Castro St. With $10 Beer or Soda Bust, Tasty Jello Shots, Go-Go Pups, Tasty Nibbles, Performances, AWESOME Raffle Prizes + mind-blowing AUCTION item (EXTREMELY hard to obtain/buy due to it's "burning popularity!").
A staged reading of the play under the direction of Christopher Chase
The Rhino: The West Street Gang

August 6, 2017, 7:30pm at The Stud Bar. Comedy about a 1977 group of queers in a bar figuring out how to defend themselves from a number of fag bashers (ranging from street gangs, opportunistic political figure Anita Bryant, and even the lease-owners of the bar). All of the bashers eventually turn up at the bar - and are dealt with by the newly formed “West Street Gang.”
Event to benefit Oram & Rainbow Railroad - Film by Monet Allard-Wilcox
Stilettos for Shanghai for Chechnya

August 7, 2017, 6-10pm, Castro Theatre. The US premiere of the visit by the Sisters to Shanghai Pride in 2014 documentary filmed by Mondet. The event includes speakers Mark Leno, Tom Ammiano, Melanie Nathan (African Human Rights Coalition) and Natalie Ray (Russian immigrant); also VIP meet and greet, cocktails and more. After film Q&A with filmmaker and Sisters. Tickets $10-150.
a gathering for QTIPOC communities
XRYSALIS - Celebrating Queer, Transgender & Intersex People of Color & our Majic

August 11-13, 2017, Groundswell Institute, 18500 Highway 128 Yorkville. Space/ gathering dedicated to restoring/ celebrating our collective power. Creators of culture, the young/ young at heart, the gifted, and the creative come together to empower one another through fashion, art, activism, food, connection, engagement, celebration, community, healing and restoration. For us and by US!
Circle Left Contra Dances on Second Fridays
Circle Left Queer Contra Dances

August 11, 2017 + 2nd Fridays, at First Unitarian Church of Oakland, 685 14th St. 7:30-8pm beginners' lesson and 8-11pm dance. Gender-free contra dance sponsored by SF Bay Queer Contra Dance. Featuring Phoenix with Anna Rain. Next dates: Sep 8th with Switching Protocols/ Charlie Turner; Oct 13th with TBA; Nov 10th with Countercurrent/ Alex Sturbaum and Brian Lindsay.
See them up close and personal
Scott DeMarco + Brian Bonds

August 11-12, 2017, 8pm at the Nob Hill Theatre. Sexy Scott DeMarco has made scenes for Raging Stallion, Falcon, American Muscle Hunks and Next Door Studios. He makes his first appearance with a super sexy smile and a smoking hot body, and he likes Daddy Muscle Men. Scott is joined for the 10pm SEX SHOWS with Nob Hill Veteran Brian Bonds.
No guest list. Just your smiling daytime mug! Every 2nd Sunday
Crop Top

August 13, 2017, 1pm. Don your favorite crop top, or help yourself to shirts we'll have for you to wear or make at our CROP TOP station! Featuring local DJs with shimmering sunshine beats. RISQUE polaroid moments all day + super adorable merchandise for sale. Humans of all colors, shapes and sizes welcome; from dudeliest-dudes to the queeniest-queens, and everything in between!
Your queer dance party
Swagger Like Us x Summer in Brooklyn

August 13, 2017, 3-9pm at The Rosemont, 63 Montrose Ave. featuring DJs DavOmakesbeats, br0nz3_g0dd3ss, Anthony Dicap. With hostsCakes da Killa + Kelly Lovemonster. Local queer arts hub features emerging queer/ qtpoc performers. After 5+ yrs an institution for Bay Area residents. Ongoing events 1st Sundays at El Rio and August 20th at Oasis.
A Frameline Encore - Free Screening
Realness & Revelations

August 17, 2017, 7pm at Piedmont Theatre. Stellar short films; beautiful and rich depictions of queer and trans folks of color. "From roadtripping, to the quest for a boo thing, to speaking truth to power, these films bolster QTPOC folks holding it down with solidarity and real talk."
Ain't No Party Like a Papi Party...
CLUB PAPI OAKLAND: Lucia Mendez Live!

August 18, 2017, 9pm-4am, Club 21 Nightclub. LUCIA MENDEZ EN VIVO/ downtown Oakland in the QUEEN OF QUEENS IS BACK tour - singing ALL her greatest hits. Celebrate the birthdays of Club Papi Promoter JAMIE and the Legendary MS LOLA with 12 sexy PAPI Go-Go dancers from LA, Mexico, SD and SF. DJ Adrian spins the sweetest Latin + Dance Musica at the East Bay's largest LGBTQ dance club.
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence present
Project Nunway 8: SINFINITY

August 19, 2017, 7pm at SOMArts Gallery, 934 Brannan St. For the 8th installation of Project Nunway imagine a science fiction world filled with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Come see designers fulfill their mandate to take these 21st century nuns and populate them throughout space, time, and technology.
Drag, Dancing & Disorder -- Every 3rd Sunday Afternoon on the patio at El Rio
Daytime Realness: Mall Madness

August 20, 2016, 2-8pm. Shop til you drop game that really talks - all the fun of a shopping spree. With bank account and credit card buy everything on your list and be first out. Hosts: Heklina (Mother) + Carnita (Hard French). Turntabling by Stanley Frank (Beatpig). DJs: Paul Goodyear + Jim Hopkins. Performers: Militia Scunt, Nicki Jizz, Grace Towers, Linty. BBQ c/o Sneaky's BBQ.
Celebrating 11 great years! - upgraded w/GROWLr!
Bearracuda SF 11-Year Anniversary

August 26, 2017, 9pm-2am at SF Eagle, 398 12th St. Bearracuda returns to it's cruisy, sexy San Francisco roots at this anniversary party at the Eagle. Party like it's 2006 with DJs Stanley Frank and Robert Jeffrey! Photos and Decor by Dusti Cunningham, corndogs at midnight, sexy visuals and studly go-go's. Just $5 before 10pm!
Featuring filmmakers Stu Maddux & Joe Applebaum
Reel in the Closet

August 31, 2017, 7pm. Feature-length documentary reveals LGBTQ life through hundreds of never-before-seen home movies dating back to the 1930s. The GLBT Historical Society digitally transfered much of the Hal O’Neal, Crawford Barton and other collections. Best moments of home movies, community productions and other archive videos; a rare glimpse of queer lives through queer eyes.
Gus Presents Labor Day Weekend 2017
Underworld + STADiUM Tea Dance + Sanctuary

September 2-3, 2017, SAT 10pm-4am, at Six, 60 Sixth St - Underwear Night/ 1000 BOYS IN BRIEFS - fresh and epic sound, light and laser systems. DJ Pumpkin Spice, go-go boys, fast and secure clothes check. SUN 6-10pm STADiUM Tea Dance at Verso with DJs Wayne G + Paul Goodyear. SUN 10pm-6am Labor Party at 1015 Folsom with DJs Jack Chang + BiNOMio. 3-party pass $80-100.
The 26th Year
San Francisco Fringe Festival 2017

September 8-23, 2017, 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:
Club Papi & Club 21 - Two of the most Iconic artists in Latin Music
Club Papi Oakland - Gloria vs Alejandra Concert pre and after party

September 9, 2017, 9pm-3am at CLUB 21, 2111 Franklin St, Oakland. The Official Pre-Concert Party for GLORIA vs ALEJANDRA with sexy Papi go-go studs, special Gloria + Alejandra drag performances, drink specials before and after the the concert at ORACLE ARENA. See details TBA:
The second installment of SF's newest smash hit Circuit Party!

September 16, 2017, 10pm-4am at Club Six. FLSM WEEKEND warm-up; massive pre-HEAT event featuring the legendary fierce beats of international star DJ NINA FLOWERS, along with local master DJ ANDREW GIBBONS. This year ARCADE + HEAT fuse into one truly epic marathon dance event with extraordinary lights, lasers and sound, plus #inferno themed decor to get you all sweaty.
World Premiere - By Harrison David Rivers
This Bitter Earth

September 22 - October 22, 2017, New Conservatory Theatre. A protest brought them together. But now, as his white lover, a Black Lives Matter activist, immerses himself in the struggle, Jesse, a black man, must confront his own political apathy or risk his rights and their love. This gripping and intimate new play asks what is the real cost of standing on the sidelines? Tickets in July.
Leather Week main event
Folsom Street Fair 2017

September 24, 2017, 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:
The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus - MOMENTUM - The 40th Season
The Lavender Pen Tour

September 30, 2017, 7:30pm kick-off at Grace Cathedral. October 8-14th - the Chorus will take a message of equality and inclusiveness/ treating all individuals with dignity, irrespective of differences, across southern states including Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, Florida and Tennessee, to help embolden the LGBTQ community in red states where homosexuality isn't embraced.
Established by Harvey Milk in 1974
Castro Street Fair 2017

October 1, 2017, 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.
Country-Western Dance Weekend
Sundance Stompede

October 19-22, 2017. 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 (past year) at Sundance Saloon, 550 Barneveld Ave, Holiday Inn, 1500 Van Ness Ave, and Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave. A fundraising benefit for AIDS and Breast Cancer Emergency Funds.
Regional Premiere - By Philip Dawkins
Le Switch

October 27 - December 3, 2017. David is a self-possessed New York librarian with a need for classification, a love for collecting rare books he never opens and a strong ambivalence about marriage. What happens when his best friend’s bachelor party takes him to Montreal, and he is swept off his feet by a charming young florist? A witty and whimsical romantic comedy tied in knots.
The 5th Anniversary Tour
Avenue Q

December 1, 2017 - January 7, 2018 at New Conservatory Theatre. The naughty puppets return for a never-ending holiday party at NCTC! Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx. Book by Jeff Whitty. Based on original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx. “...a perennial hit -- even when seeing it for the second, third, or whatever time…” -Theatre Eddys.
From Circus to Music Hall
Edwardian Faire & Ball 2018

January 19-20, 2018 (TBC). The 18th Annual Affair 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 presents vignettes paying homage to controversial works of (in)famous illustrator Edward Gorey.
World Premiere - By Tim Pinckney
Still At Risk

January 19 - February 25, 2018. A surviving activist from the AIDS crisis front lines, Kevin struggles to find purpose in an age of greater gay rights but political complacency. As unexpected events threaten to erase history, his anger and passion are renewed. Hilarious, sharp, deeply moving look at personal/political hazards of rewriting the past, and one man's attempt to move on.
New cinema from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland
San Francisco's 22nd Berlin & Beyond Film Festival

February 2-7, 2018 (TBC), from 10am at the Castro Theatre and the Goethe-Institut San Francisco. 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, engaging forums, and diverse programs.
San Francisco Film Society Presents
San Francisco International Film Festival

Early April, 2018 - the 61st annual spring festival of 15 days, an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery & innovation. Screening venues normally include the Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St, SF; The New People Cinema, 1746 Post St, SF; the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, 1881 Post St, SF; and the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley. See the website for film schedules.
Regional Premiere - By Bathsheba Doran
The Mystery of Love and Sex

April 13 - May 20, 2018. Charlotte and Jonny have been best friends since they were nine. She's Jewish, he's Christian, she’s white, he's black. They love each other, but not that way. Or maybe that way. As they tumble into their twenties and confront mysteries of their sexuality, they eventually find that the path forward is not always the one right in front of you.
The film festival that provides a manageable amount of the truth
SF DocFest

May - June, 2018. 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.
The 21st Annual
National Queer Arts Festival 2018

June 2, 2018 (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 more than 120 San Francisco-based artists to create new work.
Frameline 42: There’s No Place Like Here…
San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival 2018

June 14-24, 2018 (TBC), the 42nd 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.
48th Anniversary!
San Francisco Pride 2018

June 23-24, 2018 (TBC) - climaxes a month of events. See their website for media of 2017 festival celebrations at the downtown Civic Center, and the Parade down Market Street, from Beale at Embarcadero station down to 8th Street, Civic Center, with over 200 contingents marching.