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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Every Friday, 10pm-2am. "San Francisco's party for girls who love girls + friends!" DJs. Dancing. GoGo Girls. Theme Nights. See:
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:
Ongoing through September 30, 2019, 7-9pm. Archival documents, photographs, artifacts, fine art, digital displays document the life of Alan Selby (Mr. S), of iconic leather and kink retail store Mr. S. Leather which opened in SoMa district in 1979, one of San Francisco’s longest-lived/ best-known queer retail establishments/ de facto community center and international destination.
August 30, 2019, 10pm-3am. The biggest+bloodiest Final Show. Three years/ 13 original queer horror-shows; wonderous artists, cinemaniacs, freaks, serial killers, goths, final girls + lgtbqiaa weirdos. Three on-the-hour Drag Shows w/ Raya Light, Suppositori Spelling, Celeste XXX, Laundra Tyme, Abominatrix, Roxanne Redmeat, Scarlett Letters, Nicki Jizz, Freak Andy, Mary Vice, Mandy Coco.
August 31, 2019, 9:30pm-2am at Origin, special night. Established in LA where GAMeBoi is nonstop every Friday; 18+ nightclub for the San Francisco Asian community. Hot Asian go-go dancers. 1st SAT monthly at Rickshaw Stop + 3rd SAT at Origin. Diverse pop/ dance/ EDM/ Kpop music mix by VJ LaRock (LA). FB
August 31, 2019, 10pm-6am at PhoeniX SF/ Endup, 401 6th St. The PhoeniX SF summer edition with Brazilian DJ Hugo Warllen, Pumpkin Spice and DJ AKI - Akimitsu Nishihara! The party continues after 6am with SUNRISE at The EndUp.
August 31, 2019, 10pm-3am. Monthly queer punk POC party at Chico, East LA/ Montebello. Raw Filthy Punk Drag Performance and Dance. Hosted by Lady Forbidden. Performances by Dvvsk, God's Lil Princess, Kochina Rude, and Malice. No No Dancer Taco. DJs Cocteautwinks, Decoffinated, Hex-Ray, and Rudy Bleu.
September 1, 2019, 2-8pm. Emerging queer hip-hop artists, DJs and dancers showcase their talents. Featuring Live Performance by India Sky. DJs JiBBZ, Rapture and Val G. Host Sir JoQ. Eats: FREE BBQ Cook Out.
September 1, 2019, 5pm-2am. First Sundays. AUSTIN DOWNEY + BRIAN GATELY making a SCENE. Please, Don’t sleep! Hosts MIKEE BORTNER + SHAHAR CICELSKY. Door: SCOTT WARD. STUDMother: SIOBHAN. No cover before 7pm. Come early. Stay late!
September 1, 2019, 6pm-12am. With worldwide superstar DJ Tom Stephan, plus huge fan-favorite DJ Mohammad just back from gigs in LA, Atlanta and Paris. Best VIP area in SF + private fast separate VIP COATCHECK.
September 1, 2019, 11pm-5am. With International Super-Star DJ/Producer Alain Jackinsky who will be commanding the decks all night and bring you on an unforgettable musical journey, mixing current tribal house music with an old school touch.
September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2019, 9pm-2am. Gather gear, crew and bare all. Down/ dirty weekly Tuesday Red-Light District Castro party. Third TUE Strip down at free clothing check and 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.
September 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019, 9pm-2am. Wednesdays w/ the 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."
September 4, 2019, 9pm-2am. Vladimir Ivkovic (Salon des Amateurs//Offen Music//DE) is known for his deep and murky record selections with sound that may well be traveling through space/time - and the swamp - simultaneously. One-of-a-kind experiences - an especially rare San Francisco appearance.
September 5-14, 2019, 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:
September 5, 2019, 9pm-2am. An exercise in uncustomary taste nightcap variety show by John Fucking Cartwright + Kochina Rude. Ft. God's Lil Princess, Dollii Williams, Rahni NothingMore, Madd Dogg 20/20. DJs Adam Kraft + John Fucking Cartwright. Special show celebrates little STINKER! Kochina Rude! Bring rotting fruit, best tickle moves, and appetite for an appetite. Dance all night.
September 6, 2019, 5-11pm, at Temescal Brewing, 4115 Telegraph Ave, Oakland. LET’S GET LITTY! Guest DJ MicahTron. Performance: Hugo de la Lune. Host: Sir JoQ. Resident DJs: lil sis, tbale, and millhøuse. Eats by La Santa Torta.
September 6, 2019, 9pm-2am. Not just a party - a memory - moments captured in time; new friends/ warm feels. 9.06 ✗ DJ Beats: HipHop/ Top 40/ Party Anthems/ Club Hits/ Throwbacks. Burlesque: JSpice. Dress Code: Come as who you are... jeans, hats, little black dresses, drag - all welcome! FB
September 6, 2019, 10pm-2am. Come to the trough, time to feed! Geared Up STANK ...benefitting the Ms SF Leather organization. Throw on Rubber or Leather, sports gear, fetishwear, best boots, and your best STANK. LEAVE THE DEODORANT AT HOME. Cruise. Play. Benefit. RIPE PIT CONTEST AFTER MIDNIGHT. Spinning: DJs Dreamcast + Trever Pearson. Dripping for You: Dirt, @ste3evn, and Erik Zepeda.
September 7, 2019, 10am-4pm. As global capitalism grinds toward a transition, alternatives are cropping up. A daylong session on how to apply Buddhist concepts of interdependence and interbeing, developing an embodied sense of how to enact and grow these economies. The workshop includes guided meditation, interactive activities, a panel on regenerative economies, and discussions.
September 7, 2019, 6-8pm. Saturday at The Stud! with Femmecee RedBone, plus Kitty Oaks, and Jet Noir. Featuring Hurricane, Suprema de la Rouge, Miss Savvy, and Rasa Vitalia. Sound Scape by DUB-S.
September 7, 2019, 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. Hosts Just Shannon + Christopher R Vasquez. DJs Robin Malone + Elaine Denham.
September 7, 2019, 9pm-3am. Bringing crews and devoted dancers together in a mixed, diverse, exciting environment, with a nod to the diversity/ freedom of 70s/80s SF Disco nightlife, and a respectful nod to NYC + Chicago. Go BANG!'s 8th Annual Celebration of Our Idol! The Symbol of San Francisco! The Spirit of Disco! The Queen of Queens. DJs play personal love letters to Our Hero.
September 7, 2019, 9pm-2am. Platform for emerging queer hip-hop artists/ DJs/ dancers to showcase talents. An institution: fashion forward, sleek, cool, finger on the pulse of underground queer club circles. Featuring DJs Rimarkable, DavOmakesbeats and Jibbz. Performer: Mimi Tempest. Host Sir JoQ. FB
September 7, 2019, 9pm-2am. Bring Your Friends: hang out and enjoy welcoming vibes, stiff pours, and a spacious patio at an award winning local business. Featuring open format selections by local deejays: ONE A, Infinite Jess; and Deejay Dreamcast.
September 7, 2019, 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. Guest performance by Divinity.
September 7, 2019, 9:30pm-2am. Modern day Indie + Electro meets classic Electronica from the 90s/2000s. Put on those tight skinny jeans, American Apparel tube socks, hipster mod cloth dress and your best MySpace background! Journey through some of the best indie rock, indie pop, and indie dance anthems of the last decade and beyond. DJs: 2nite + Damon.
September 7, 2019, 10pm Rihanna Tribute: Roxy-Cotten Candy, Sassi Fran, CoCo Buttah, Militia Scunt Towers, KaiKai Bee Michaels, Juhnay Arabesque, Sendra Rose, FoxE Kim, Tanya Tuck-it. Sep 14 Billie Eilish v Miley Cyrus: Snaxx, Roxy-Cotten Candy, Bionka Simone, Natalie Ray, Jelly Jellyfish, Piranha, Elsa Touche, Trixxie Carr, Tito Soto, Loma Prietta. Sep 21 Hamilton. Sep 28 Gag Ball: Aja!
September 8, 2019, 3-6pm. Throw on some leather or gear and head to the Eagle for an afternoon of beer, food, flirtation, and fun! $15 for the beer bust, a delicious food bar, plus a raffle ticket (soda bust also available). Net proceeds from the event benefit Grass Roots Gay Rights Foundation.
September 9, 2019. Every MON through Sep 23rd, 7pm. In Buddhist teachings, Three Poisons (greed, hatred, delusion) are the primary causes of suffering. A 3-week class series explores unwholesome roots of our unease w/ antidotes: stationary/ gentle moving meditation, interactive exercise, talks + home practice recommendations, using contemporary psychological transformational frameworks.
September 12, 2019, 7-9pm. Rooted in a history of resistance; strong foundations for subsequent generations. Over time, forging personal and community bonds that created familias, or chosen families. This intergenerational panel brings together Latinx activists, artists, performers and community leaders to discuss the unique ways they have mobilized by building strong bonds of kinship.
September 13-15, 2019, 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...
September 13, 2019, 9pm-2am. Classic SOMA party, still going strong. Beats, treats and sweets. Still the best w/ all your sweet tooth needs covered. DJ Paul Goodyear spins up a storm. Cubcake cubs serve Jello Shots + Rummy Gummies. Also: Sep 15th, 4pm - GenderScope hosted by Shibby Fox; and Oct 12th, 3pm - Bay Area Cub Contest. More dates:
September 14, 2019, 6-8pm. Femmecee RedBone with other local + national burlesque luminaries are NOW taking over The Stud on Second Saturdays. New strippers take it off for applause, dollars, and chance at prizes! One of the most fun shows in town, presenting not only new burlesque performers but some mighty fine professionals too! Are you a potential peeler or a wanna-be wiggler?
September 14, 2019, 10pm-4am. Queer Dance Party featuring Ed Wood + Joe Gauthreaux - with hosts: Fernando, Daniel, Sergio, Carlos, Ryan, Evan, Tomi, Lan Wu, Brian Johnson, Taylor, and Chuckie. Tickets at Glosspresents.com
September 14, 2019, 10pm Request Night, 18+ mashups/ pop/ throwback/ hiphop/ club bangers/ rock + Smash-Up Derby. Sep 21st Billie/ Miley/ Halsey Mashup Night + Hubba Hubba Revue burlesque, ft: Caye McKibben, Bunny Pistol, Lula Applebruise, Foxy Tocin. Sep 28th Beyoncé's Belated Birthday 18+ mashups/ pop/ throwback/ hiphop/ club bangers/ drag. Oct 5th, 11pm Hubba Hubba Revue.
September 15, 2019, 2-8pm. Hosted by Heklina (Mother) + Carnita. Turntabling by Stanley Frank (Beatpig) + guest DJ Sergio Fedasz (Go Bang!) Featuring Daylit Performances by: Mary Lou Pearl, Linty, Lulu Ramirez, and Snaxx. Sweet smokey BBQ c/o Sneaky's BBQ.
September 15, 2019, 6pm. Do you rinse out ziplock bags and use them...forever? Ever try lab-grown meat? Is Greta Thunberg your personal hero? Does the climate crisis keep you up at night? Do you think geodes are cool AF? Do you get excited when a new edition of Scientific America comes out? Ever wonder what our society would look like if we dismantled capitalism? See THE PLASTIC SHOW.
September 15, 2019, 9pm-2am. SHAG: dance to the 70s and 80s music you know and love. Music to make love to by DJ Bearzbub. GO-GOs Peter Pansexual (Chris Steele) + Pina Busch. The Kings of SHAG: Chester Vanderbox + Vera. Door: Florence Frightengale (Joseph Ramirez) will take your money and Al Cromedy will be around all night trying to turn back time. Illumination: Urban Tactical Circus.
September 19, 2019, 7-9pm. The year a new journal, The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review published its first issue. In honor of its own 25th anniversary, the journal has released a book, In Search of Stonewall: The Riots at 50, The Gay & Lesbian Review at 25 (G & LR Books, 2019) collecting Stonewall-related articles published in the Review over the past quarter century.
September 19, 2019, 9pm-2am. CATEGORY IS: Groovey Disco Vibes. BEATS: e'Lish (Hey Sugar) + Siobhan Aluvalot (The Stud). LIVE PERFORMANCE: Khalibud. DRAG SHOW: Mary Vice (Lip Service). GOGO BABES: Breanna + Aurora. TBT SF - Queer Vibes Only. FB
September 20, 2019, 7-9pm. Enola Gay, the gay men’s direct-action affinity group, blocked the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory entrance during a September 1984 demonstration against the development of nuclear weapons. This act of civil disobedience called attention to government neglect in the face of a deadly epidemic; the first recorded action to confront AIDS.
September 20, 2019, 9pm-2am. Trap on your vihuela and bring your abuela to Tamale's last Daddy Saddle before he GTFOs! Resident DJs: Tuna, Tamale, and Jimmy Swear. Corndogs galore!
September 21, 2019, 2-8pm. End of summer bash w/ Bay Area local artists. Get your dayparty on at the beautiful El Rio Patio. DJs Diamonique Damo Threat + Ronnie Jones. Performer Jhsiri Emerson-Masseyri Emerson-Massey. Dancers Jazmine Vieirane Vieira, Champagne Pervoegne Pervoe, Adorie Howardward, Maritza D Haller. Host Ayana Brumfieldna Brumfield. Vendor Talk of The Town Vintage.
September 21, 2019, 9pm-2am. Emerging queer hip-hop artists, DJs and dancers showcase their talents. Featuring Live Performance by Tama Gucci. DJs Heavy Pleasure, Jibbz, and Willyouarenot. Host: Sir JoQ.
September 21, 2019, 9pm-3am. Featuring Miss Continental 2012 Sasha Colby making her SF debut and DJ set from hyper-pop producer Boy Sim! SHOWS: SASHA COLBY, VENUS SOLEIL, GOD'S LIL PRINCESS, and PARIS PISS PLAY. DJs BOY SIM + ADAM KRAFT play HYPER POP + BOUNCY CLUB. INNOCENT PLEASURES + ALBUM TREASURES. NO TOXIC MASC4MASC BS.
September 22, 2019, 9pm. Screening, talk by Keroscene, DJ sets by Tammy Rae Carland (Mr. Lady) + Josh Cheon (Dark Entries). In the early 1990s, Gene Barnes/ Portia Manson unveiled HIPPIE DICK! The Xeroxed porn zine saught to radicalize the tired label hippie by mythologizing it within the faerie scene w/ literary contributions and occult collages that echoed the DIY publishing craze.
September 20, 2019, 11pm. Audience-interactive good time psychedelic game show cartoon cabaret like no other - with L Ron Hustler and local hero Jamie Dewolf of Tourettes without Regrets. Featuring the stellar cast of FFH San Francisco! An outrageous variety show of dance numbers, sarirical sex-infused clown acts and saucy burlesque moments involving lots of... carrots (and bacon).
September 25-28, 2019, 7pm, at Oasis. Celebrating body diversity, gender diversity and queer sexuality in all of its many forms. A signature blend of comedy, dance, theater, and striptease. Baloney brings fantasies to life on stage, with a focus on story, substance and character. See sfbaloney.com
September 27, 2019, 9pm-4am. Two floors of music, hot go-gos, laser lights on the dance floor and hot, furry guys all around! HORSE MEAT DISCO main room w/ stellar and sexy 7-hour set! Upstairs DJ Mateo Segade (LA).
September 27, 2019, 10pm-4am. Over 1,000 hot men + dads from around the world will start their Folsom 2019 weekend on both levels of Club Six, connected all night; featuring fun, sexy dance beats w/ remastered sound upstairs and a dark and playful leather bar downstairs. DJs Neon the Glowgobear + Serge P. Hot Go-Go DADS in their PRIME. HOSTS: Race Bannon + Pocket Daddy.
September 28, 2019, 9pm-4am. A very special celebration: great music, spaces to dance, chat, lounge, create, and meet new people. Drag Performances, Cuddle Puddle, Tarot Reading, and Make-out Booth. Electroluxx
September 28, 2019, 9pm-3amt. Mind blowing production w/ amorous visuals. 1000+ sexy international leather men/bears/pigs/voyeurs/exhibitionists/kinksters for the big leather weekend. Hosts: Justin David, Jamie Wiliams, Dalin Holyoak, Patrick Smith, Tony Baca, Shaun Andaluz, Michael Martinez, Chubi Anyaoku, Will Vit, T’Don Marquis, Billy Hernandez, Oliver Wolf, TJ Tampa, Tank Joey.
September 28, 2019, 10pm-5am. The notorious double decker event featuring Polyglamorous upstairs + Pound Puppy downstairs. DJs D. Tiffany, Justin Cudmore, Perfect Lovers, Kodemul, Victor Rodriguez + resident DJs Oscar Pineda, Kevin O'Connor, BEYA, Major, and Mark O’Brien. Hosts: Posse, Blake Cedric, and Jorge Portillo.
September 29, 2019, 10pm-4am. Folsom Weekend Kink/Fetish Circuit Party featuring DJs Isaac Escalante, Dan Slater, and Nina Flowers. XOXO Entertainment, a pioneer in gay entertainment.
September 28, 2019, 10pm-6am. Underwear Fashion Show featuring the 12 new models of 2020 Calendar! Show starts exactly at MIDNIGHT, hosted by JAY CALLORES. Opening Set by DJ AKI. Afterhours Set by DJ PAUL GOODYEAR.
September 28, 2019, 10pm-4am. Recon's sleazy, Euro-style fetish, kink and underground Folsom party. Cruise the back room for special fun. Get into your kinkiest gear. All fetish dress codes encouraged: Leather, rubber, sports gear, spandex, military, punks, jockstraps, boots, jocks, harnesses, uniforms.... DJs Cyril G. Deejay (Paris) + Brian Novy (LA) spin House, Electro, and Tribal.
September 29, 2019, 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 31 party w/ DJs Ale Maes (CHI) + Fawks (SF). See updates:
September 29, 2019, 8pm-5am. Dance party event w/ world class production, friendly/ flirty hospitality, unmatched dance floor magic. Main Room DJ Ale Maes (CHI). Underground DJ Fawks (SF). RAGErLAZER stellar light and laser show + Kristen Violet creating an unforgettable visual experience. 100% of the General Admission ticket price benefits 2019 Beneficiaries. See:
September 30, 2019, 3-9am. Immediately following the REAL BAD party - the closing party for SF Leather Weekend. Resident DJ Paulo is back with afterhours sound like only he can. Club night with 800 HOT, HORNY, and SWEATY men.
October 6, 2019, 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.
October 11, 2019, 7-9pm. In the late 30s, her father, in a relationship with an LA musician, had two arrests for homosexual activity. Going back in the closet, he enlisted in the Army and married a woman. A panoramic sweep covering conservative Central Valley oilfield culture of Hall’s youth, to his postwar America double life, from Laura Hall’s recently completed memoirs.
October 11-12, 2019, 8pm. Performances: Drag queens. Urban & Club dancers. Ballet Dancers. Theater Geeks. Storytellers. Spoken word poets. Hip-hop artists. Choreographers!
October 19, 2019, 6-9pm. This year, electing four candidates to serve as Mx San Francisco Rubber; Ms San Francisco Rubber; Fetish Puppy San Francisco; and Mr San Francisco Rubber.
October 22 + 23, 2019, 7pm. See the new show anyway - a trademark mix of gorgeous a cappella, hilarious drag, obscenity and absurdity, w/ gasp-inducing political satire for bad measure. New songs. Newest demented Dragapella darling Angel + unique behind-the-queens views unlike any seen outside of our dressing room. Or a men’s figure skating afterparty. Or VP Pence’s shower.
October 31 - November 3, 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. THU Kick-Off Halloween Party, Sundance Saloon. FRI Welcome Dance at Holiday Inn. SAT 7:30pm HOEDOWN 2019 at Regency Ballroom. SUN Stompede Ball at Sundance Saloon.
November 2, 2019, 9pm-2am. Put up your paws for a fun night of dancing, drinking, and frivolity. Strut your stuff, show off a talent, display your fursuit and gear, or bust out some dance moves at our BEST IN SHOW contest w/ special prize for the winner. Shake your tail feathers, clop your hooves, or howl at the moon. Unleash the beast, transform the night… GRRR!
November 8 - December 14, 2019. Then she created Adam + Steve, Jane + Mabel. Hilarious, touching, irreverent story of first two couples through the ages: the creation of appetizers, Noah’s Ark, and a Christmas party in Manhattan - meeting fabulous characters: a sexy rhino, a flamboyant Pharaoh, a go-go boy, a lesbian paraplegic rabbi; asking: can two gay couples find God?
November 10, 2019, 6pm-1am. Cecil Russell's 2nd annual event w/ internatnational DJs: Ben Bakson and Nina Flowers. Wear your best gear! Hot Go-Go Gods and Goddesses. Hosted by: Daniel Blair, Christelle, Fernando, Paul William, Tomi, Evan, Ryan, Sergio, Juan and Roman.
November - December, 2019. Two week San Francisco IndieFest with the best new independent film from around the world - 160+ fims to screen 15 days of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy by the presenters of SF DocFest, SF IndieFest, SF IndieShorts and the Another Hole in the Head film festivals. See AHITH website.
January 24-25, 2020, 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.
January - February, 2020 (TBC) at The Roxie + Victoria Theaters + The Pop Up Theater, 518 Valencia St. Two weeks "...promoting intriguing films which can’t be easily categorized. Such Mission District venues as the venerable Roxie Theater and the new Alamo Drafthouse Cinema will act as magnets for adventurous cinephiles.” – Peter Wong, Beyond Chron.
February 16-17, 2020 (TBC). For two nights, MEN of all backgrounds/ kinks/ scenes in a custom built environment to entice desires. Dancing to the beats of World Class DJs and shows by Infamous Porn Stars Live. Fantasies run wild at this International Party that many have attempted to recreate. NO ONE else can be the Original, the Best, the Only... See 2020 confirmation and details at:
Early March, 2020 (TBC). Past year hightlights: THU meet and greet at Mr S Leather; FRI DInner + SF Leather Community Awards + Play Party at SF Catalyst. SAT 12-9pm vendor fair + Mr San Francisco Leather and Bootblack contests; SUN Mr SF Leather and SF Bootblack Beverage Benefit at the SF Eagle.
Early March, 2020 (TBC). Three 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 diverse programs.
April, 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:
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.
May-June, 2020 (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 hundreds of San Francisco-based artists to create new works.
Late June, 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.
Late June, 2020. Climaxing a month of events. SAT noon-6pm Celebration and Rally at Civic Center Plaza. 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.
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.
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.
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.