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Hosted by JackPot Sundays at Beaux
JackPot Sundays + Manimal Fridays

Sundays, 2-9pm Castro DanceParty - kick ass DJs, StudMuffin GoGos, Flirty Bartenders. Bring your Beach buzzz into BEAUX for a FUNDAY dance party! Chad Bays + will be Dealin' out the hits, so come shake it. A free-for-all - come press our buttons and pull on our nobs!  Manimal Fridays, 8:30pm Life on the wild side with the hottest Manimal GoGo beasts + DJ Haute Toddy.
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.
28 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.
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.
Strip down, enjoy some cheap drinks and get into cruising
NSA Underwear Party

Every Wednesday night, 9pm-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.
Bay Area's Sexiest Weekly Latin Fiesta every Wednesday Night in The Castro
Club Papi Hump Day at Beaux

Every Wednesday Latin nights, with Club Papi stripped-down go-go dancers and diva shows. Each week with 8-10 of the hottest Go-Gos from around the USA, plus fabulous drag divas AMAYA BLAC, DORYS, and special guests! Sweet Latin/ Dance/ Top 40 musica by DJs CHECKO + ADRIAN! Complimentary cover before 10pm each week. Drink specials! Lemon Drop Shots from the sexy Papi go-gos!
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.
Circle Left Contra Dances on Second Fridays
Circle Left Queer Contra Dancing

Second Fridays, 8-11pm at First Unitarian Church in Oakland: 685 14th St, Oakland. Featuring band and callers. Continuing event every 2nd Friday with 7:30-8pm beginners' lesson + 8-11pm dance. Gender-free contra dance sponsored by SF Bay Queer Contra Dance. For Next Circle Left dates see:

Fridays, 1-3 times a month. "San Francisco's party for girls who love girls + friends!" DJs. Dancing. GoGo Girls. Theme Nights. At Jolene's, and recently at Everdene Rooftop at Virgin Hotel. See:
Hosted by Gus Presents Events
Circuit Sundays | Monthly Castro Tea Dance

January 26, 2020, 5pm-12am at the all-new fully remodled Café, right in the heart of the Castro!- The Smash Hit Sunday Funday - with DJ PORNSTAR + the Hottest GoGoBros and full Circuit Party production.
The best in independent, alternative & subversive cinema from around the globe
SF INDIEFEST 2020 - The 22nd San Francisco Independent Film Festival

January 29 - February 13, 2020 at The Roxie + Victoria Theaters + 518 Gallery. “SF IndieFest is the one festival of the year where you should throw a dart at the program and take a chance. Not because you’re guaranteed a masterpiece, but because it’s the best fest to see something that would never, ever breach your filter otherwise.” -Michael Fox, KQED
Mystopia events help support our journey to the playa...
Mystopia Presents: Dream House

January 31, 2020, 10pm-3am. The perfectly pink Mystopia party. Come on Barbie, lets go party (ah ah ah yeah) - be a doll for a night. Dressing up is what this is all about, so grab your favorite accessories, tiara or matching pink lapdog for a night to make Paris Hilton say, that’s hot. Residents DJs Brian, Bradley P, Lord Price, Edward Aten and Scott Valentin + guest TBA.
Time to stop flappin' your lips and start smackin' them third Saturdays
SF Make Out Party - The Party that asks: Who's in My Mouth

February 1, 2020, 9pm-2am. Tired of standing looking pensive/ warm, fierce/ approachable, yet that mega crush still hasn't come over? Just go: "hey, wanna make out with me for a photo? you get a free jello shot" and they go "um yes, duh." The rest is drunk history. Host Christopher R Vasquez. DJs Robin Malone + Elaine Denham.
every 1st Saturday for the past 11+ Years!
Go BANG! With David Harness + Residents! Disco Action!

February 1, 2020, 9pm-3am. Mixed, diverse, exciting environment, with a nod to the diversity and freedom of 70s/80s San Francisco Disco nightlife, and a respectful nod to New York + Chicago. DJs Franky Boissy, w/ House Legend David Harness playing disco + residents Steve Fabus, Sergio Fedasz, Prince Wolf, and Jimmy DePre. Doors + Smiles: Pinky Maraschino.
An intersectional and affordable social first Saturdays
B.Y.F! - Guerrilla Pump vs Dreamcast

February 1, 2020, 9pm-2am. Bring Your Friends: first Saturdays social at The Lone Star Saloon. DJs Guerrilla Pump vs Deejay Dreamcast: a new local to the fold for another laid back night of b2b grooves and stiff pours. Featuring House, Grooves, Breakbeats, 80s + 90s club classics, and more. Each month a new crop of local talent.
Hosted by Asian Male Portraits & GAMeBoi SF - ft. The Rice Rockettes at Rickshaw
GameBoi SF - Center Stage featuring Juicy Liu

February 1, 2020, 9:30pm-2am. Now twice a month! 1st SATURDAY at Rickshaw Stop + 3rd SATURDAY at Origin. Established in LA where GAMeBoi is nonstop every FRIDAY; 18+ nightclub for the San Francisco Asian community. Hot Asian go-go dancers, diverse pop/ dance/ EDM/ Kpop music mix. With GameBoi LA Resident VJ LaRock + performance by The Rice Rockettes.
...a place for all drag mothers to bring their children, to hone their craft
Mother: February + POPTART

February 1, 2020, 10pm Mother: Britney vs Christina. Feb 8th - The Final Mother! Dance club opens 10pm w/ drag shows at 11:30pm. Feb 15th, 22nd, 29th, 10pm POPTART - brand new weekly Saturday night drag event arrives! A drag show/dance party hosted by D’Arcy Drollinger + Sue Casa. Outrageous, irreverent, and glamorous. Those in drag get in free.
All-mashup dance parties: pop, throwback, hiphop. club bangers, burlesque
Bootie SF - February

February 1, 2020, 10pm, Onesie Night, 18+ mashups, pop, throwback, hiphop, club bangers, burlesque. Feb 8th, 2010s Mashup Night w/ Smash-Up Derby, Adrian A, Jupiter Gatling. Feb 15th, Valentine's Hangover 18+ mashups, pop, throwback, hiphop, club bangers, boylesque. Feb 22nd, Mardi Gras Mashquerade 18+ mashups, pop, throwback, hiphop, club bangers, boylesque, masks, beads, feathers.
Hosted by Comfort & Joy
QUEERiCULUM: Grassroots Political Activism

February 2, 2020, 10am-5pm, San Francisco AIDS Foundation. 2020 is a critical election year, and it’s time to get ready to make a difference! At this QUEERiCULUM, the category is grassroots activism, a fun, immersive, 1-day training in relevant skills and confidence-building in unique and joyful ways.
Monday is going to be LITTT! Come Play!
Glama's Pillows - 3 Bay Babes + Sir JoQ

February 3, 2020, 9pm-2am. DJ Spazotronica-Suppositori Spelling spinning all nite long! SHOWS at 10ish, 11ish... Starring 3 Bay Babes: YSC, Persia and Miss J, plus special guest SIR JOQ. Come have all the FUNNNs! See you out...
Boys, Butts, Bulges - Every Tuesday
CockShot Tuesdays

February 4, 11, 18, 25, 2020, 9pm-2am. Gather gear, crew and bare all. Down/ dirty weekly Tuesday Red-Light District Castro party. THIRD TUESDAY Strip Down Contest - maybe make a friend or two. Dress your in your sexiest gear/ jock/ undies for a chance to impress host Tye to win $100 at the midnight contest. DIRTY Gogo Studs + Filthy Beats by DJ Chad Bays.
PRESENTED BY: Club Papi Productions
Pan Dulce Wednesdays - Hump Day Sexiness

February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2020, 9pm-2am. Wednesdays w/ PAPI BOYZ. The Bay Area's #1 weekly Latin Hump Day Fiesta at BEAUX Nightclub. 8-10 of the hottest GoGos from around the USA; fabulous drag divas AMAYA BLAC + DORYS + special guests! The sweetest Latin/ Dance/ Top 40 musica by DJs CHECKO + ADRIAN! Come early for complimentary cover before 10pm. "YA TU SABES."
Celebrating some of the best wordsmiths in music history
The Monster Show: Ladies of Rap

February 6, 2020, 8pm-2am. Hype man/ hostess, Intensive Claire. Rhythm and rhymes starring: Dot Comme, Coco Buttah, Aaliy-ah Little, Joy B Plug, Garlic Girl, Scarlett Letters, Sassi Fran, Lil Too Much. Boys of the Bare Chest Calendar. VJ Scott Mullaney takes requests. Grab a cocktail from Jeff, Kenny or sweet Joey. Show at 10(ish) - get those drinks, grab a seat and be ready to watch.
Polyglamorous takes over Monarch
Polyglamorous w/ Mark O'Brien, Major, Beya, Zacky

February 7, 2020, 9:30pm-2:30am. Polyglamorous is a DJ collective and production cabal with Designer/DJ Benjamin Bellayuto and DJs Mark O'Brien and John Major. They collaborate to get people dancing, joining forces with other artists, musicians, performers + producers. FEATURING: Mark O'Brien, Major, Beya, and in the lounge, Zacky + special guest.
New cinema from Germany, Austria & Switzerland presented by the Goethe-Institut
San Francisco's 24th Berlin & Beyond Film Festival

February 7-13, 2020. Seven days of screenings at the Castro Theatre. 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, forums, and programs. Schedule TBA in early January.
Queer First Fridays Presents:
Queer First Fridays Presents: DJ Kream

February 7, 2020, 5-11pm, at Temescal Brewing, 4115 Telegraph Ave, Oakland. SF Beer Week Kick-Off Party. Host Sir JoQ (Jocquese Whitfield). DJs lil sis (Jenn Bale), tbale (Theresa Bale), and millhøuse (Alex Miller). Eats by La Santa Torta.
New art by queer artists in 2020!
Queer Comics Save Lives! The Art of Lawrence Lindell!

February 7, 2020, 8-10pm. For February an exhibition of the work of graphic artist Lawrence Lindell! A look into some of the pages in Lindell’s life, brain, and how he sees the world. Through comics he explores, queerness, blackness and mental health. He is the creator of Couldn’t Afford Therapy So I Made This, From Black Boy With Love, Both, From Truth With Truth.
Hosted by Swagger Like Us
Swagger Like Us Presents Bapari, 8ulentina + davOmakesbeats

February 7, 2020, 10pm-3am. Emerging queer hip-hop artists, DJs and dancers showcase their talents. Featuring DJs Bapari, 8ulentina, and DavOmakesbeats. Host: Sir JoQ. FB - SwaggerSF
These burly babies are making their dreams come true!
Nudie Nubie's SF Ultimate Reveal #6

February 8, 2020, 6-8pm. Burly babies ply their trade in front of a live, rowdy audience! One of the most fun shows in town, presenting not only new burlesque performers but some mighty fine professionals too! Competitors: Rebel, Chloe B Twixt, Rosie Reverie, Miranda Blaze, and Peachy Queen. Hosted by RedBone. Are you a potential peeler, a wanna-be wiggler? Next: Mar 14th.
Hosted by Queer Ancestors Project and Strut
Queer Ancestors Project Exhibition 2020

February 8, 2020, 7-10pm. Prints by Queer and Trans Emerging Artists: Christine Abiba, grace cho, rai dang, Kazayra Miranda González, Kimiko Goeller, jess ‘sylk’ rodriguez, Satän, Sen (森), and Striff, with artistic director Katie Gilmartin. Artist Panel + Artist Reception and First Dibs Print Sale.
Dance, cruise and socialize with 100s of guys all night
Bearracuda SF: Jockstrap & Singlet Night

February 8, 2020, 9pm-2am. Jockstraps and Singlets! Night. Clothes check available for guys who want to strip down. Dance, cruise and socialize with 100s of guys all night. Very sexy DJ set by Robert Jeffrey and hot go-go's all around. Bearracuda is the largest attended bear dance party in the U.S. - now in 60 cities across the world.
Hosted by Beardhaus and The Lone Star Saloon

February 8, 2020, 9pm-2am. Featuring DJs Marek, Prince Wolf and Ben Holder. The team comes together to provide tasty treats, beats and playa vibes. Come support our fundraiser.
PRINCESS is now every second Saturday at the STUD!

February 8, 2020, 10pm-3am. A feel-good disco dance party and drag spectacular starring: PINCHE, KAT WILDERNESS, STATIC, ADRIANA ROY, JOTA MERCURY, NICKI JIZZ, FLORIDA MAN. Host: FLORIDA MAN, w/ DJ RUBELLA SPREADS (LA). GoGo Dancers: JOHNNY DEL REY + BRYCE RIDER.
A gender inclusive, body positive, queer pop up strip club
DRRRTY QUEER: Anti-Valentines at The STUD

February 9, 2020, 8pm-1am. Warm your hearts and say fuck you to your shitty ex w/ sexy AF queer strippers! Showcasing talented performers of the Bay Area. Another round of queer debauchery ANTI-VALENTINES DAY SHOW! This is our house. We belong, and so do you.
Bring sparkles and romance to the floor!
Love Sex & Magic KIKI BALL!

February 13, 2020, 5-8pm. Another Kiki Ball. Drinks and Snacks provided! Performances + DJ! Bring your friends! QTPOC at Strut is every Thursday on the 3rd Floor! CATEGORIES: Virgin runway, Virgin vogue, School Boy realness, Sex siren, Sexy realness, Bazaar, OTA, OTA Runway, OTA Performance and Best Dressed.
Help support queer, cannabis nightlife as it continues to grow in San Francisco
PUFF Turns RED on Thursday - Valentine's Eve

February 13, 2020, 6-9pm. Pleasure for some, torture to others. Theme: RED! Sexy cherub DJ Sergio Fedasz w/ arrows of musical love from 6pm Happy Hour. DJ Dank hosts the wacky drag show and Stoner Raffle. Performances by: Thee Pristine Condition, Maria Konner, Llano River Blue, Sunshine, Tawdry Hepburn, Sara Converted, Kelly Rose, Brandylicious, Pleasure By Night, SNJV, Gem N'Aye.
By & for folkz whose bodies are not defined by dominant cultural narratives
Squish & PW - T4T LUV NRG - Octo Octa b2b Eris Drew - All Night

February 14, 2020, 2-10pm. Special Valentine's day ki in event series designed by and for folkz whose bodies are not defined by dominant cultural narratives - let’s create space for radical acts of hedonism, euphoric dancefloor moments, and non-traditional club sounds. With T4T LUV NRG Octo Octa B2B Eris Drew - ALL NIGHT!
Get hot. Get down. Get off. Beats, treats and sweets
Cubcake Valentine's Day Edition w/ DJ Paul Goodyear

February 14, 2020, 9pm-2am.Valentine's Day just got a lot sweeter. Bring your date or find a new one, or a third, or fourth. The perfect after party for anyone, still our best party of the month. Cubcake boys dishing out Jell-O-Shots, candy, Rummie Bears and sass.
Beats, treats and sweets. DJ Paul (Sweetheart) Goodyear.
The Middle East & North Africa queer dance party

February 14, 2020, 10pm-3am. The biggest Middle East / North Africa queer event of the Bay Area. Back for 2020 Valentine’s Day with super star Amir papi and the ASHEq collective + sexy belly dance show, hot gogo dancers, amazing music, awesome crowd.
Second Fridays through June 13th, 2020
Lick It

February 14 + March 13, 2019, 10pm- 2am. Come out to dance and play and have a taste of some sexy fun with DJ Blackstone ....bringing you some soulful beats that will make your hips move and groove. No fancy dates. No unrealistic expectations. Just good old down right dirty fun…. where Licking IT is only the beginning! To Benefit The Breast Cancer Emergency Fund. Next: Apr 10th.
Radically accepting ourselves and our experiences is a revolutionary act
Nourishing Freedom: Finding the Middle Path to Body Liberation

February 15, 2020, 10am-4pm. problematic messages about food that make it challenging to nourish ourselves. Our bodies, especially those of us living in larger bodies, continue to be subject to great harm and derision. By weaving the timeless Dharma with contemporary psychological frameworks, we deconstruct aspects of structural oppression; explore kinder ways of relating to our bodies.
Anniversary Party & Last Onesie until next December
Reddroxx 8th Anniversary Party w/ DJ BRD

February 15, 2020, 9pm-2am. Wear your Onesie/Union Suit and let it all hang out!! It may even get too hot on our heated patio so undo some of those buttons. Hot dudes, cool brews and great tunes by DJ BRD.
Hosted by Gloss Magazine
HEAT Presidents Day Saturday

February 15, 2020, 10pm-4am. HEAT 2nd Annual Presidents Day Saturday with DJs: Shane Marcus + Joe Gauthreaux. Hot go-go Gods. Hosted by: Sergio T, Liam, Gus M, Brian, Carlos, Christelle, Sergio G, Paul, Tomi, Ryan and Evan.
Hosted by TrophyDad
Dad In Training - BOOT CAMP

February 15, 2020, 10pm-4am. Up and coming daddies take over both floors of Club Six on Presidents Day weekend Saturday! From the producers of PRIME (men in their prime + admirers), a dance event to celebrate dads in the making. Featuring REAL BAD’s DJ Ale Maes (Brazil) upstairs + DJ Sala zar (SF) downstairs w/ sexy beats, and Sexy Dad-In-The-Making Go-Go Dancers.
Ky Martinez Events presents one it’s most popular HEAVENS
HEAVEN - Under The Sea

February 16, 2020, 6pm-12am. Music by worldwide superstar DJ Jesus Montanez + resident DJ Danny Verde. Come see the world class venue Halcyon transformed into a beautiful aquarium.
Hosted by Ky Martinez Productions
IMAGINA- Sexy Kitchen

February 16, 2020, 10pm-5am. San Francisco’s famous massive holiday weekend party returns to its home club. See the stage transformed into a massive kitchen complete with a huge frying pan, flames, and more. Welcome back to one the biggest DJs in the world, CHEF PAULO, fresh off his US tour - along with CHEF MOHAMMAD - cooking up beats like no others.
Exhibition: Performance, Protest & Politics: The Art of Gilbert Baker thru Apr 5
The Rainbow Did That: Remembering Gilbert Baker

February 20, 2020, 7-9pm. A panel of contemporaries and friends of the late Gilbert Baker, the creator of the iconic rainbow flag, will discuss Baker’s artistic output, activism and legacy. Swapping stories, spilling secrets and sharing memories, the speakers will recall the life and times of a complex and deeply passionate man.
Your trashy dreams have come finally true
Trade (SF): Twins!

February 21, 2020, 10pm-4am. TRADE is in San Francisco - bringing your fantasies to the back alley. Theme: twins. Find a partner and dress it up. DJs: Oscar Pineda (SF), Scooter McCreight (Toronto), and William Francis (NYC). Sluts: Bryce Willard Smithe, Dangerous Rose and Ramslam. Door: Godz Lil Princess. An inclusive event. All sluts welcome.
Hot spot for bears, cubs, otters, pups, pigs, and all your favorite furry guys
GROWL’r Party w/ DJ Marcos Moreno

February 28, 2020, 9pm-2am. Every 4th Friday fun. Patio packed with guys of every size for cruising in RT. Bearded bartenders kick-off your weekend while sexy go-go cubs get you all worked up. Cub tested, Daddy approved beats. Mr SF Leather 2018 (Matt Welch) hosts a sexy contest. Like unlocking your pics - but up close and personal. Show skin to win prizes. Who needs to hibernate?
Celebrate 2020 and the Year of the Metal Rat in a historic two-part event
Leaping Rats Hidden Histories: A QTAPI Gathering

February 29, 2020, 6pm-2am. Be in community with other Queer + Trans APIs to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of SF Pride and 20th Anniversary of the API Pride Pavilion. Panels! Performances! Exhibits! Food and fun! Afterparty at 10pm in partnership with GameBoi SF + Hunnies and Hot Sauce. 6-9pm all ages, then 18+ afterparty. Performances, including drag. Hunnies & Hot Sauce DJs.
Vivvyanne ForeverMORE! and the Stud present
Club Show

February 28, 2020, 10pm-3am. Theydies and Gentlethems welcome back to the stage your semi fave queen VivvyAnne ForeverMORE! Regularly seen on the Drag Alive stage ...and born at the Stud with Club SOME THING. She's bringing her favorite performers together for a new party. Each Month featuring: The Fierce, The Fresh, The Weird, The Wildcard and The Legend.
The Season Opener at El Rio
Swagger Like Us Presents TT The Artist

March 1, 2020, 2-8pm. Providing a platform for emerging queer hip-hop artists, DJs and dancers from all over the country to showcase their talents. This edition: Live Performance by TT THE ARTIST. DJs JiBBZ, Val G and Honey Bear. Host: Sir JoQ. Eats: FREE BBQ Cook Out!
West Coast Rubber celebrates its 15th anniversary
Mr. West Coast Rubber 2020

March 6-8, 2020. FRI 7pm Meet & Greet at Powerhouse. SAT 5-8pm Contest at the San Francisco Eagle. SAT 10pm Shiny Happy Peephole at Atlas. SUN 4-8pm Victory Party at the Edge.
Just when you thought it was safe to stay in on Sundays...
Daytime Realness - Drag, Dancing and Debauchery

March 15, 2020, 2-8pm. An afternoon of drag, dancing and disorder! Back from the winter break - first party of 2020! Hosted by Heklina (Mother) + Carnita (Hard French). Turntabling by Stanley Frank (Beatpig) + guest DJs. Featuring Daylit Performances by guests TBA. Sweet smokey BBQ c/o Sneaky's BBQ. See El Rio calendar for Sunday events from November to February.
A Daylong for People Living with Disability, Illness or Chronic Pain
Tender Self-Care in the Midst of Pain

March 22, 2020, 10am-4pm. Daylong meditation retreat by Debra Kerr and Mushim Ikeda. Explore the possibility of finding space and ease while dealing with painful conditions of body or mind. Mindfulness and sangha are powerful tools for finding ways of working with pain, lessening isolation, and increasing compassion, for our own pain, and that of others + ways to find pleasure and joy.
Followed by Sunday T-Dance

March 28, 2020, 10pm-6am. San Francisco LGBT Asian club destination! Happening every 4th Saturday of each month at the The EndUp!
What is the place of LGBTQ Jews in history?
Two Thousands Years of LGBTQ Jewish History

March 30, 2020, 7-9pm. Noam Sienna has compiled documents that suggest answers. His book, A Rainbow Thread: An Anthology of Queer Jewish Texts From the First Century to 1969, the first anthology of queer Jewish history, brings together over 100 sources on the intersection of Jewish and queer identities from two millennia, translated from a dozen languages. Sienna will read selections.
Produced by SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts
West Wave Dance Festival

April 3-7, 2020, at the Joe Goode Annex. The 27th Annual Performance Art festival. See program lineup at Facebook.
San Francisco Film Society Presents
San Francisco International Film Festival

April 8-21, 2020 - the 63rd annual spring festival of 14 days, an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation. Screening venues include: Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St, SF; Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St; Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th St; SFMOMA Phyllis Wattis Theater, Minna St; YBCA Screening Room, 701 Mission St; SFFILM FilmHouse, 644 Broadway. See program and schedules:
Cecil Russell's ICON 2nd Annual Memorial Friday

May 22, 2020, 10pm-4am. Queer Dance Party featuring Chicago DJs Kardona + Cindel. Hosted by: Liam, Sergio T, Sergio C, Christelle, Paul, Tomi, Evan, Carlos, and Sergio G with Iconic GO-GOs! Facebook
The film festival that provides a manageable amount of the truth
SF DocFest

May - June, 2020. 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.
In 2015 Periwinkle Cinema brought you Hanky Code: The Movie
Hanky Code Movie: The Sequel

June 17, 2020, 7pm. The epic anthology included 25 short films based on different hankies or reinterpretations of hankies from the infamous Hanky Code. Now 6 years later we are doing it again, commissioned by the 2020 National Queer Arts Festival, in partnership with the Queer Cultural Center.
The 23rd Annual
National Queer Arts Festival 2020

May-July, 2020. 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 hundreds of San Francisco-based artists to create new works.
Frameline 44: There’s No Place Like Here…
San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival 2020

June 18-28, 2020, the 44th 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.
Hosted by Gloss Magazine
HEAT Pride Friday

June 26, 2020, 10pm-4am. The 3rd Annual HEAT PRIDE FRIDAY NIGHT party featuring DJs Eddie Martinez + Alexander. Hot international GoGo Gods + Godesses!
One of the oldest and largest LGBTQIA parades in the world
San Francisco Pride 2020

June 27 + 28, 2020. Climaxing a month of events. SAT noon-6pm Civic Center Plaza Celebration and Rally. Main stage inspirational speakers and performers. Over 200 exhibitors w/ wide variety of artists, local/ national businesses, nonprofits, artisans; food and beverage vendors. SUN 11am-6pm Parade, Market/Beale to Market/8th St. Past year saw 271 contingents, 50,000 people participate.
XOXO Pride in San Francisco
Forever Tel Aviv Luna Park

June 27, 2020, 10pm. The San Francisco Pride 50th anniversary party by Forever Tel Aviv, featuring super star Sagi Kariv, plus DJs Tommer Mizrahi, Yinon Yahel and Enrico Meloni. Performance by Meital De Razon. Production by William Ducati and Laseronics.
Cecil Russell Presents in Association w/ Sergio Turbay , GUS Presents/ Sanctuary
WE Pink Party Carnaval - San Francisco Pride Sunday 50th Anniversary

June 28, 2020, 6pm- 6am. 12 hours of parties: We Party Pink Carnaval and Sanctuary on 3 Floors. Amazing Visuals/ lasers by William Brown. WE Party DJs: Andrew Gibbons, Alam Wernik, Sr. Edu and Ben Bakson. Sanctuary DJs: Micky Friedmann + Phil Romano. 12 HOT Imported Go-Gos from around the world.
Warm up for Folsom
Up Your Alley Fair 2020

Late July, 2020, 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.
The Castro Bear's annual retreat! - 21st birthday weekend in Sonoma County woods
Lazy Bear 2020

Late July, 2020 (TBC). One of the largest/ most successful bear gatherings in the world, w/ pool parties, dance parties, bonfires, live entertainment + amazing DJs. Stay in local lodges, campgrounds and cabins, or avail yourself of nearby towns and cities. Eat at gourmet restaurants, local diners, cookouts and unique pop-ups. Drink world-class wine near the vineyards that produce it.
Hosted by Mr. David Glamamore
Some Are Camp 2020- The World

August 7-9, 2020, 10am, at 15905 River Rd, Guerneville, CA. Pitch a tent on a meadow by the Russian River or stay in Guernville Lodge, Friday and Saturday nights w/ admission to all events throughout Guerneville. Hotel guests get one pass per registered guest. Ways To Stay: Camp Out; Standard Hotel Rooms; Hotel Family Room or Suite Room. Best priced campsites available until Jan 31st.
The sashing of the 2021 Mr SF Leather and SF Bootblack
SF Leather Pride

Mid-August, 2020. Three-day weekend. Past year: FRI Meet and Greet at Mr S + Fantasy Grab Bag at SF Eagle. SAT contestant interviews during the day, and contest at Folsom Street Foundry. SUN celebration of the new titleholders at Sunday Streets. See facebook.
Country-Western Dance Weekend of Four Nights
Sundance Stompede

September 3-6, 2019. The world's largest annual LGBT country-western dance weekend. Four dance party nights. Three dance workshop days. Hundreds of cowfolks. A benefit for AIDS + Breast Cancer Emergency Funds. Kick-Off Party, Sundance Saloon. Holiday Inn Welcome Dance. SAT HOEDOWN 2020 at Regency Ballroom. SUN Stompede Ball at Sundance Saloon. Host hotel: Holiday Inn, 1500 Van Ness.
The 29th Year
San Francisco Fringe Festival 2020

Early September, 2020 (TBC), ten days 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:
GSGRA-BAC presents the 26th
Bay Area Rodeo | Best Buck in the Bay

Mid-September, 2020, at Russian River Rodeo Grounds, Duncans Mills. Past year featured: FRI Buckin' Hot Pool Party + Contestant Registration; SAT Best Buck/Bay Rodeo events at Rodeo Grounds + Big ‘ol Dance Party; SUN rodeo events + Rodeo Awards Ceremony. Events in Calf-Roping, Team-Roping, Goat Dressing, Bull/Steer Riding, Wild Drag Race...
Leather Week main event
Folsom Street Fair 2020

Late September, 2020, Sunday 11am-6pm. World's largest leather event, on Folsom St between 8th + 13th. Bigger IS better at this only-in-San-Francisco event! Something for everyone, 400,000 fetish enthusiasts on 13 city blocks. 8pm-5am REAL BAD party. See updates:
XOXO and Cecil Russell present Matinee Pervert XXL at Midway
PERVERT XXL - Leather Weekend

September 26, 2020, 10pm-6am. Folsom Weekend Kink/Fetish Circuit Party at The Midway featuring DJs GSP, Tom Stephan, Misha Skye, and J. Warren. Special Matinee Pervert XXL live act by AMANNDA! XOXO Entertainment & Gloss Magazine.
Established by Harvey Milk in 1974
Castro Street Fair 2020

October 4, 2020, 11am-6pm. The 47th annual street festival, 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.
From Circus to Music Hall
Edwardian Faire & Ball 2021

Late January, 2021, 8pm. The 20th Annual Affair - past year 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 vignettes pay homage to the controversial works of (in)famous illustrator Edward Gorey.