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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.

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:
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:
Andrew E Stoner: The Journalist of Castro Street: The Life of Randy Shilts
Reconsidering Randy Shilts: America’s AIDS Chronicler

November 7, 2019, 7-9pm. Biography traces the remarkable life of a brash, pioneering journalist, whose relentless work ethic and belief in the power of journalism illuminated contours of the AIDS crisis but whose assertions made him controversial in the LGBTQ community. Including Shilts’s struggles with alcohol and substance use, as well as his own personal battle with AIDS.
“In the beginning, the Stage Manager said ‘Creation of the world, go’ ...
The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, by Paul Rudnick

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?
Imagine Queer Utopia. Fathers Project, sci-fi doc: What if AIDS Never Happened?
Fathers - WORLD AIDS DAY Screening

December 1, 2019, 6:30pm. The first time screening all episodes for an audience. Fathers is a sci-fi documentary series by Herrera Studio that imagines a world in which AIDS never existed. The screening will be 60 minutes long. "A map of the world that does not include utopia is not worth even glancing at." - Oscar Wilde.
16th annual genre film festival 2018
Another Hole In The Head

December 1-15, 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.
Boys, Butts, Bulges - Every Tuesday
CockShot Tuesdays

December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019, 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

December 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019, 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."
Queer First Fridays Presents:
Queer First Fridays Presents: La Frida

December 6, 2019, 5-11pm, at Temescal Brewing, 4115 Telegraph Ave, Oakland. The weather is cooling down, but you know your Queer First Fridays crew is only heating up. Host Johnny Bale. DJs La Frida + residents lil sis, tbale and millhøuse. Eats by La Santa Torta.
Cabaret Show Nights at Oasis
Alaska: A Very Lilith Fair Christmas

December 6 + 7, 2019, 7pm. Divine feminine energy, heartfelt folk rock, and untamed underarm hair will abound as star of stage and screen Alaska Thunderfuck joins her mystic musickal counterpart Handsome Jeremy to ring in the holiday season.
This performance marks the culmination of eMotion Arts’ second season
RAW presents eMotion Arts

December 6-7, 2019, 8pm. Excerpts of different collaborative works celebrate the Bay Area’s artistic diversity. From Visual Arts to Opera, we combine these diverse voices to deepen our stories and ease the audience on reflecting how current events (and our reactions to them) can define us as individuals, and as a society.
Hosted by Swagger Like Us
Swagger Like Us Presents Byrell the Great

December 6, 2019, 9pm-2am. Emerging queer hip-hop artists, DJs and dancers showcase their talents. Featuring DJs Byrell The Great, DavOmakesbeats, and Bored Lord. Host: Sir JoQ. SwaggerSF
With Bri Barnett, Louije Kim, JD Doyle and René Rivera
Beyond the Binary: Mindful of Gender

December 7, 2019, 10am-5pm. Gender identities and presentations profoundly impact our lives with both joy and difficulties. A day of practice to investigate the cultural, historical, and familial conditioning around gender as individuals and communities. Through meditations + interactive activities, exploring gender to nurture a world founded in inclusivity and freedom for all.
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

December 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 FAWKS + NARK.
iMFROMULL, Lee Gorbutt - returns to the States
Go BANG! 11 Years of Atomic Dancefloor Disco Action!

December 7, 2019, 9pm-3am. GUEST DJs Stanley Frank (Go BANG! Founding Father), Elaine Denham and Robin Malone Simmons (Odyssey). Residents Steve Fabus, Sergio Fedasz, Prince Wolf, Jimmy DePre. A 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. Every 1st SAT for 11 years!
An intersectional and affordable social first Saturdays
B.Y.F! - Dreamcast vs Velaluna

December 7, 2019, 9pm-2am. Bring Your Friends: first Saturdays social at The Lone Star Saloon. DJ Velaluna vs Deejay Dreamcast giving you House, Breaks, Club Classics, Modern Oddities, Acid, Techno, and more! Each month a new crop of local talent. Door: Revachah Tzipora.
Hosted by Asian Male Portraits and GAMeBoi SF
GameBoi SF - Center Stage ft Team Ferosha

December 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. Featuring Center Stage performance by Team Ferosha. Resident VJ LaRock.
...a place for all drag mothers to bring their children, to hone their craft
Mother: December

December 7, 2019, 10pm Mother with Special Guest Alaska! Nov 9th, 10pm - Mother: Cher Tribute. Dec 14th, 10pm - Mother: Beyonce Tribute. Dec 21st, 10pm - Mother: Ladies Of The 90s with Special Guest Willam. Dec 28th, 10pm - Mother: Madonna Night. Jan 4th, 10pm - Mother: Madonna Night.
All-mashup dance parties: pop, throwback, hiphop. club bangers, burlesque
Bootie SF - December

December 7, 2019, 10pm, Holiday Party, 18+ mashups, pop, throwback, hiphop, club bangers. Dec 14th, Taylor Swift's 30th Birthday. Dec 21st, Winter Solstice - Island of Misfit Toys 18+ mashups/ pop/ throwback/ hiphop/ club bangers. Nov 23rd, TBA. Dec 28th, 1NYE Pregame Party 18+ mashups, pop, throwback, hiphop, club bangers. Jan 4th Hubba Hubba Revue.
Gay Party Saturday! Paul Nicholls & Justin David, Ky Martinez & Brian Kent
GPS: Imagina

December 7, 2019, 10pm-4am. The Biggest Gay Party in the USA makes its San Francisco debut for Extreme Xmas Weekend! Music by DJs Mauro Mozart + Renato Cecin, plus The GPS Dancers and Over The Top Shows w/ Production by JVR!
The official afterhours party of EXTREME XMAS
Nocturnal Extreme w/ DJ Alex Acosta

December 8, 2019, 3:30-9:30am. Immediately following GPS- IMAGINA and Prime Naughty or Nice featuring DJ Alex Acosta.
A gender inclusive, body positive, queer pop up strip club
DRRRTY QUEER: Island of Misfit Toys - Special Anti-Christmas Show

December 8, 2019, 7pm-2am. Showcasing talented performers of the Bay Area. The passion and creativity of drag and the hustle of sex work come together to make this space at the Stud a truly unique and inclusive experience for those of us too often overlooked by white cis heteronormative beauty standards. This is our house. We belong, and so do you. Bring singles to tip your performers.
SOMA’s monthly queer rock-n-roll hangout - Boozy rock-n-roll since 2011
HOT ROD at the Powerhouse 8-Year Anniversary + SHAG

December 8, 2019, 8pm-2am. DJ sets by Jon Ginoli, Don Baird​, Derek B, John Fucking Cartwright, Led Fropez, Lady Bear​, Dirty Knees: 70s glam, 90s grunge, early aughts indie, country-tinged rock, some punk, and a bunch of noise. Dec 15th, 9pm-2am SHAG at Powerhouse/ Fresh Mountain Shag! 70s/80s/beyond + fun drag performers Siren Saphire + guests; DJ Secret Santa + Guido's GO-GO.
Deck the halls w/ boughs of cannabis. PUFF music, drag, prizes, and community
PUFF - A Queer Cannabis Holiday Celebration

December 12, 2019, 6-9pm. Queer, cannabis social, celebrates the holidaze. DJ Sergio Fedasz w/ his 420 Yule Log Music Mix. Stoner Raffle host DJ Dank. Seasonal drag show: Andaley Andalay, Astra Nomicon, Pina Busch, Tawdry Hepburn, Llano River Blue, Gem N'Aye, Sara Converted, Maria Konner, Marilyn Mitchell, Brandylicious!, Pleasure by Night, Kelly Rose. Sponsor: Flower To The People!
Bringing back one of our favorite Holiday themes
The Monster Show: Manger Danger!

December 12, 2019, 8pm-2am. It's silly, it's crass and completely ridiculous. In other words, very much us. Co-hostesses Intensive Claire + VivvyAnne Forevermore present a night of holiday shenanigans with all the jolly little elves: Jelly Jellyfish, Mary Lou Pearl, Kochina Rude, Lisa Frankenstein, JIllian Gnarling, Skinny Vanilla, Silk Worm and Elsa Touche. VJ Scott Mullaney.
Get hot. Get down. Get off. Beats, treats and sweets
Cubcake w/ DJ Paul Goodyear

December 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. Cubcake cubs serve Jello Shots + Rummy Gummies. Also at Lone Star: Dec 20th, 9pm - Daddy Saddle; Dec 21st, 9pm - Reddroxx Winter Onesieland Party. More dates at:
Ho Ho Ho the night away at LickIt and play & taste some sexy Candy Cane
Lick It: Holiday Edition

December 13, 2019, 10pm- 2am. DJ Blackstone will be bringing some soulful beats to help you show just how naughty you can be. The Bare Chest Calendar men will be in the house to show you some good old dirty fun…. where Licking IT is only the beginning!
Emcee RedBone, The Cyclone of Burlesque, w/ Special Guests
Nudie Nubie's SF - Qtease - 2nd Saturdays

December 14, 2019, 6-8pm. Burly babies ply their trade in front of a live, rowdy audience! Nudie Nubie's is one of the most fun shows in town, presenting not only new burlesque performers but some mighty fine professionals too! This edition soundscape by Chico Chi, w/ femmecee Clara Bodacious + guest Banbury Cross. Are you a potential peeler, a wanna be wiggler?
Written and Performed by Baruch Porras Hernandez
Love in the Time of Piñatas - unique story of a Queer Latino & family in America

December 14-22, 2019, 8pm. Breaking open life to let all the candy fall out, he wrestles with immigrant guilt, makes out with it a little, and transform it. This wickedly funny and moving show asks: what’s at the end of the Mexican immigrant road? Donuts he hopes. Pushing past the stereotypes with Horny Piñatas, sex party stories, and the ghost of Frida Kahlo.
Cum out Cum out wherever you are!
Pound Puppy Finale!

December 14, 2019, 9pm-2am. Not a puppy play party! The end of a 6-year shenanigan - we’re all kinds of Wexy about this special farewell residents night - on a special dance floor, with all of your favorite bones. and the POUND PUPPY crew: Oscar, Blake, Jorge, Kevin, Boy Young Brandon Sy, and Carrie Morrison.
By & for folkz whose bodies are not defined by dominant cultural narratives
Squish - CCL - A Daytime Moment

December 15, 2019, 2-10pm. Space for radical acts of hedonism/ euphoric dancefloor moments/ non-traditional club sounds. With CCL - whose sound, energy and dedication we emulate (the life-altering sets at Honcho Campout and Honey Soundsystem are infinite sources of inspiration - so too the breath-taking work at New Forms Festival + Tuf). Also: Brown Amy/ Hard French + Mark O’Brien.
Join TMIM Emperor Terrill Grimes Munro, and Empress Baby Shaques Munro
Mr Cowboy & Miss Cowgirl Finale & Chili Cook Off

December 15, 2019, 4-8pm. In conjunction with the Imperial Council of San Francisco for the celebration of 2018/2019 Mr Cowboy Armin + Miss Cowgirl Mimi Mi. Also the 2019 Mr and Miss Cowboy/Cowgirl contest finale: Ms Cowgirl Contestant Bobbee Trans Moremon + Mr Cowboy Contestant Bandit Munro. Beer Bust. Raffle Drawing. Annual Chili Cook Off!
Hosted by Gus Presents Events
Circuit Sundays | Monthly Castro Tea Dance

December 15, 2019, 5pm-12am at the all-new fully remodled Café - The Castro's New Smash Hit Sunday Funday - with DJ Roland Balmares + the Hottest GoGoBros.
Queer Films Every 3rd Wednesday
Merry Sexmas

December 18, 2019, 8pm. A happy holiday treat: cum watch some super loud raunchy queer porn! At the end of a long hard year we all need some release! An 18+ event.
Hosted by SF Oasis

December 20, 2019, 7-9pm. San Francisco's premiere Drag King revue returns! Hosted by Leigh Crow + Ruby Vixen. Performances by: Meatflap, Jota Mercury, Guicho Domingo, Tyson Check’in, 9 Inch Males, Dean Disaster, Chester Vanderbox, Will X Ully, Rebel Kings of Oakland, and 2019 SFDK Winner Holden Wood. Featuring Kitten On The Keys on Piano!
It wouldn’t be XXXMas without a new chapter of the most dysfunctional family
Daddy Saddle - Star Wars XXXMas Special

December 20, 2019, 9pm-2am. In a Galaxy far, far away... we have tapes to prove it! Strap cinnabuns to the side of your head and call yourself Leia, cos it's gonna be out of this world! DJs Tuna-Wan Kenobi (Jon Levy), Jim3Pee-On-Me (James Rouse Iñiguez). Guest selektor: Darth Blah de Blah! (Blair Menn). Visuals by.....Steve 3.14159265359 (Steve Piasecki). Door Jawa: Chainsaw.
Hosted by Sheep Thrills
Hoe Hoe Hoe: A Naughty Santa Party

December 20, 2019, 9pm-2am. That time of year for all the naughty boys and girls get everything on their wishlists. Jingle your bells, stuff your stocking, and sleigh the dancefloor in your sexiest Holiday outfit - gayest of apparel. With clothes check, so feelfree to get down to Christmas undies. Holiday-themed cocktails. Sweaty beats by Kelly Naughton of DAD + David Wayman of BAAAHS.
Hosted by Swagger Like Us and Jolene's Bar
Swagger Like Us Presents Essex

December 21, 2019, 2-8pm. Emerging queer hip-hop artists, DJs and dancers showcase their talents. DJs Essex, Jibbz, and Willyouarenot. Host Sir JoQ.
Monthly 18+ dance party
GameBoi SF at Origin - Winter Ball

December 21, 2019, 9:30pm-2am. Every 3rd Saturday 18+ dance party. California's Number One Dance Music/ Video Club for the SF Asian community. Hot Asian go-go dancers. Pop, Dance, Top40, and AsianPop by GAMeBoi LA Resident VJ LaRock. Established in LA where GAMeBoi is nonstop every Friday. Also first Saturday each month at Rickshaw Stop w/ diverse pop/ dance/ EDM/ Kpop.
Benefiting the LGBT National Help Center
December Debauchery!

December 22, 2019, 8pm. SPECIAL ONE TIME ONLY SHOW. Celebrate the Winter Holidays with your favorite sexy Queers! A wonderful night of performances and special treats for December birthdays babes; plus a titillating raffle. Host MC Juicy D Light. Performances by Vera, Aurora Rose, Mone’t Ha-Sidi, Trixie fou Laurant, Peppermint Furiosa, Menagé and Damien.
Hosted by Strut and San Francisco AIDS Foundation
Tangerine Film Screening

December 26, 2019, 5pm. Join QTPOC at Strut for a special holiday film screening of Tangerine - a comedy-drama about a queer sex worker of color who discovers her partner is cheating on her.
"BALONEY is San Francisco as f*ck!" - Sister Roma
Best Of Baloney

December 27-31, 2019, doors at 7pm nightly. San Francisco's Gay All-Male Revue returns to Oasis for their best (un)dressed show of the year! A selection of audience favorites from five years of smash-hit shows: theater, dance, striptease, song, comedy, and acrobatics unlike anything you've seen before. Ring in 2020 with the rowdiest, sexiest Baloney yet!
Hot spot for bears, cubs, otters, pups, pigs, and all your favorite furry guys
GROWL’r Party - Big boys do it better

December 27, 2019, 8pm-1am. 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?
ShangriLa's SEXIEST Party is BACK!
ShangriLa Holiday Party

December 28, 2019, 10pm-6am. Time to celebrate the end of 2019 and to welcome the year 2020. ShangriLa SF is back with a HOLIDAY PARTY! Continue with the Sunday T-Dance in the ShangriLa tradition at The EndUp! Opening set by DJ JACK ROJO. Main set by AKI. Closing Set by DJ MATTHEWS. ShangriLa is every 4th Saturday of each month!
THE 14TH ANNUAL Bearracuda New Year's Eve!
Bearracuda NYE 2020: San Francisco!

December 31, 2019, 9pm-4am. 14th ANNUAL NYE party - the largest of all time - in association w/ Brian Kent Productions. DJs Nick Bertossi (Vancouver) and Paul Goodyear (Sydney). Count down to 2020 with 500 men at Folsom Foundry!
A queer community and arts collective: Joy and Art - Creativity and Inspiration
Comfort & Joy: New Years Eve Afterglow w/ Comfort+Joy Menagerie Midnight prelude

December 31, 2019, 10pm-6am. Pride Party Winter Sister - glorious revelry/ celebration to ring in 2020! Magical space celebrating each unique light w/ cathartic escape/revival. Bask in euphoric bliss w/ fellow queerdos until dawn. DJs Aili Chu, Denise, David Harness, Ruben Mancias, Joe Prince Wolfe, Homero Espinosa, The SyntheTigers, Steve Fabus, Grisecon, Mystic, TomCat. Cuddle tent ++
Before and after Gilbert Baker’s iconic, globally adopted rainbow flag
Beyond the Rainbow: Queer Symbology Before and After Gilbert Baker

January 2, 2020, 7-9pm. Presentation and workshop. Participants will learn about the history and evolution of queer symbols, including the flags that have been inspired by and developed since the rainbow flag debuted in 1978. In addition, participants will have an opportunity to invent and design their own flags and symbols using paper, textiles and other materials.
The Cockettes were established on Dec 31, 1969 at the Palace Theater
Cockettes Are Golden: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

January 4, 2020, 8-10pm. In a haze of sex, drugs, drag, genderbending and glitter, they took drag and old Hollywood musicals, turned them inside out and upside down attracting the attention of the US underground culture. Even John Waters and Divine traveled to San Francisco to join the show. Ahead of their time in the acceptance of gender fluidity, they changed the face of drag forever.
Hosted by DAD / Dudes And Disco, and Go BANG!

January 11, 2020, 9pm-3am. Collaborative effort between two SF disco powerhouses: the decade-old venerable Go BANG! + the new dad on the block, Dudes And Disco. Go BANG! Steve Fabus, Sergio Fedasz, Prince Wolf, Jimmy DePre. ResiDad DJs Kelly Naughton, Jumpr. Visual Guru/ Party Aesthetician Shaul Hamawi. DAD host Christopher R Vasquez. Gogos Levi + Ty Achilles. Doors: Pinky Maraschino.
We're baaaaaaaaaack!
Bay Area Queer Zine Fest 2020

January 12, 2020, 11am-6pm. Come celebrate the diverse queer narratives of the Bay Area with us on Sunday at Humanist Hall, 390 27th St, Oakland.
Hosted by Ky Martinez Productions
HEAVEN- 2 Year Anniversary

January 19, 2020, 7pm-2am. The World famous HEAVEN T Dance is back MLK weekend 2020 for our 2 year anniversary w/ DJs the dynamic duo Grasso and Rich + Alex Ramos. Look out for surprises TBA.
From Circus to Music Hall
Edwardian Faire & Ball 2020

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.
It's decoratPolyglamorous jacks into the new year...
Polyglamorous January - Sassmouth

January 25, 2020, 10pm-4am. With Chicago’s Sassmouth. If you caught her as a resident at As You Like It, you know we’re in for a treat. The always on-the-go label boss at god particle, co-founder of Walking+Falling DJ mentor program, and Smartbar resident. A raucous blend of underground house and techno. Support by residents Mark O’Brien, Major and BEYA + surprises.
The best in independent, alternative & subversive cinema from around the globe
SF INDIEFEST 2020 - The 22nd San Francisco Independent Film Festival

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.
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.
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.
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.
West Coast Rubber celebrates its 15th anniversary
Mr. West Coast Rubber 2020

March 6-8, 2020. Full weekend announcements and pre-sale packages TBA at:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.