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Gay Zurich

Emergency measures in the wake of Covid-19
Venues Closed, Events Cancelled/ Postponed

March 16, 2020. The Swiss Federal Council announced the closure of bars, restaurants, shops and other gathering places until April 26th at the earliest, with the exception of grocery stores, pharmacies, public transport and the postal service. Events have been cancelled or postponed.

www.admin.ch/gov/en/start/documentation/media-releases.msg-id-78454.html
Daily updates, in easy-to-read format
Gay.ch Party Listings

The best guide to LGBTQ and gay-friendly parties in Zurich, and the nearby cities of Bern, Basel, and Luzern. In German, but with links to English-language websites and facebook pages.

gay.ch/parties
Gay Dance Nights in Zurich - May possibly reopen May 1st
Heaven - Closed during Covid-19 emergency

Friday 11pm - 6am + Saturday 11pm-8am at Heaven, Spitalgasse 5, playing Deep House, Progressive House and Techno on Fridays, variety of music including Charts Disco, Pop, House, Techno to Open Format on Saturdays. Resident + international guest DJs. Events include:  Avalon; Balkan Gay Night; Boyahkasha; Boyteschma; Dudecute; Hell On Heels; Hell's Kitchen; MILK; Sissy That Walk.

www.heavenclub.ch
The longest-running regular gay event in Zurich
Heldenbar, Wednesdays

Wednesdays 10pm-3am at Heldenbar. Queer, gay, lesbian, bi, straight mid-week deep house and techno dance party night from "der sonnenkrieger" - the the sun warrior.

www.heldenbar.ch
Zurich's industrial/ fetish/ cruise club
kick-off! + prollboyz + biker gear - urban sex parties

Ongoing fetish parties at rage-club sector abc. sportswear + sneakers-parties + biker gear + sex parties - at all rage sectors -  play fair, fuck safe. Closed through May 1st. See website for weekly lineup of events after that date, or whenever reopening takes place:

www.rage.ch
"Switzerlands‘ best Party brands"
Playerz

WE Party, Sportsparty, Sündenbock, and No Regrets gay circuit dance parties and afterhours throughout the year. See upcoming dates at their website:

www.playerz.ch/NextDates.html
Milchjugend + Falschsexuelle Welten
Molke 7 + Molke Beyond + Milchbar + Milchreise + Jugendpride

Monthly Milchjugend LGBTQ+ youth group events at: Heaven; Provitreff, Sihlquai 240; Theater Neumarkt, Neumarkt 5; HAZ, Sihlquai 67, Zurich. Beyond Zurich find their queerness, liebe und glamourösität at: Reflection Bar & Bistro, Winterthur; Milchbar Baden, Aargau; and Treibhaus, Luzern. See details at:

www.facebook.com/milchjugend
Your Disco needs You!
King Kong Party

Saturdays, 10pm-5am, September through May LGBT and Friends monthly events - all welcome, with the biggest hits from back then until today, and on the electro floor with plenty of whacks. At Dynamo Zurich or Gaskessel in Bern. See FB

www.facebook.com/KingKongLGBTParty
New gay club nights at the former Les Garcons
Bronx Nights

March 14, 2020, Bronxclub will be closed for the time being until further notice. Stay up to date at their homepage and social media channels. All events until April 19th have been canceled.

bronx-club.ch
Hosted by NOW Zurich
NOW - its raining - Cancelled

March 14, 2020, 11pm-6am at Labor5, Zürich. NOW - it's raining colors, Hallelujah! It's raining colors, Amen! DJs Andy O'Kean (Lausanne) + Liza Rodriguez (Brazil). March edition singing and dancing in the color rain of NOW!

www.facebook.com/events/194121291795631
Safe space for adults of all ages, genders, sexualities and fetishes
Explicit - Fifth - Cancelled

March 20, 2020, 11pm-6am, venue TBA (previously Kauz, Ausstellungsstrasse 21). Sex-positive queer dance party/ counter protest to queer censorship w/ 3 key values: RESPECT/ LOVE/ CONSENT. Treat everyone with respect/ love; touch only with permission - then touch a lot! No racism, body shaming, transphobia or sexism tolerated.

www.facebook.com/events/726286617778791
The most famous gay ski week in Europe for winter sports and party enthusiasts
Gay Snowhappening 2020 Sölden Austria - Cancelled

March 21-28, 2020, 10am. Sun, snow, spring skiing + parties for like-minded men + women. Slopes, après-ski + evening party program w/ international DJs, drag MCs Melly + Mataina, along with karaoke, bowling, the hut or the evening campfire. Past year included Bierhimmel Boyahkasha! Closing Party.

www.facebook.com/events/804349766601543
Die Balkan Gay Night gehört zu den heissesten Partylabels Zürichs
Balkan Gay Night - Cancelled

March 27, 2020, 12-6am. No matter whether you have Balkan roots or not, or are gay or not - don't miss this legendary Balkan Gay Night! DJ Countessa plays Balkan Beats - see how fast this young Viennese can get the dance floor to the boil and the whole club carried away by the sound.

heavenclub.ch/party/11-jahre-balkan-gay-night
Es wird höchste Zeit, dass der Affe endlich wieder das Tanzbein schwingt
King Kong Party - Cancelled

March 28, 2020, 10pm-5am. Time for the monkey to swing a leg again. Back again, turning night into day together. Dive into the Groove Jungle on the All Time Hits Floor, or the Electro section. LGBT community + everyone welcome who wants to celebrate an open and tolerant society. FB

www.facebook.com/pg/KingKongLGBTParty/events
Hosted by Lesbenorganisation Schweiz "LOS"
Medusa - Cancelled

April 11, 2020, 10pm-4am. The party the Zurich queer scene deserves. Two floors: hiphop, dancehall, RnB, Afrobeat by Madame Léa + N. Cole sowie Affect Alien; upstairs techno by Rosanna. Dance/ celebrate femininity in all aspects. Freedom underground at the feminist Streikhaus, Kreis 5, for lesbian, bisexual, queer women and non-binary people. Medusa - until sunrise.

www.facebook.com/events/2959038530801631
....geht's im Heaven an der offiziellen Afterhour weiter
Boyahkasha! 16-Year Birthday Party - Cancelled

April 12, 2020, 10pm-5am. Easter Sunday 16th anniversary celebration w/ Yoncé Banks, Queen of Drags winner. Host Hayden Kryze. Queer dance night. RnB + HipHop w/ DJs Kenny Dee (BERLIN), Darling Peter (AMSTERDAM), QUINTEN VAN DER DAM, Louis de Fumer, Zör Gollin. KARAOKE: Vio la Cornuta. Alles drehte sich um fette Beats, nice rhymes und sexy b-boys.

www.facebook.com/events/241474306851412
Milk Duds. False Sexual Worlds Instagram
Queerantäne - laugh with us!

April 19 + 26, 2020. Happy Unicorn, Happy Hippo and Happy Panda invite you to laugh! Milchjugend has cancelled all events during the Covid-19 emergecy, and gone online. Join in to do what we do best: Laugh along! - Every Sunday, 4pm on Instagram @milchjugend. See more online Milchjugend events at:

www.facebook.com/pg/milchjugend/events
Hosted by Kweer Ball - Set phasers to stunning!
Kweer Ball - Space Ball - Cancelled

April 25, 2020, 10pm. The next ball is gonna be out of this world! Line up and categories to be announced!

www.facebook.com/events/188067042256842
23rd Annual Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
Pink Apple 2020 - Cancelled

April 28 - May 7, 2020. Ten day LGBT film festival at various venues in Zurich, which last year included Cabaret Voltaire; then May 8th-10th at Cinema Luna, in Frauenfeld. For news on possible Covid-19 scheduling disruptions. See 2020 updates at FB and website below:

www.pinkapple.ch
...bestens zum Musikkonzept des Clubs
Boyteschema!

May 1, 2020, 11pm-6am Friday night/Saturday morning at Heaven Club, Spitalgasse 5. LGBT Pop, Dance, House, DJ: DjCK (Sexy Köln) plays Charts, Pop & Dance. 1:30am Drag Show. Entry: CHF 15.

www.facebook.com/events/735721697166270
LGBT culture festival in Zurich
Warmer Mai

May 1-31, 2020. Most events likely to be cancelled due to Covid-19. Some may go ahead, depending on circumstances in May. An annual month of a hundred or so events - LGBT films, readings, discussions, performance art, comedy, theatre works, sports, music concerts, dance parties and more. See the full daily program at website:

www.warmermai.ch
Heaven auch stark für die Förderung von Nachwuchstalenten ein
One Night in Heaven

May 2, 2020, 11pm-7am at Heaven. For over 4 years a well-attended Zurich party, Heaven also strongly supports the promotion of young talent. Drag queens get jump starts here, and DJs take first steps toward perfection. DJ Stella Sanchez plays Pop + PopHouse. Entry: CHF 20.

www.facebook.com/events/249129866489120
Hosted by QueerSpace and Men Bodywork Zürich
QueerNest

May 8, 2020, 6:30-10pm, at Serrat(u)s Studio, Zwinglistrasse 40. Experimental Queerspace to encounter other beings in playful/ friendly atmosphere. Relax, connect w/ yourself + others through mindful touch. Celebrate diversity/ inclusion; encounter LGBTQIA+ community w/ various exercises. All 16 + genders/ orientations.

www.facebook.com/events/serratus-bodywork/queernest-warmer-mai/1125253091016055/
DRESS CODE: Sporty/ Sexy/ Crazy/ Kinky
Harder

May 8, 2020, midnight-7am. All-inclusive high energy, fast-paced, driving-techno no boundaries queer party for all genders/sexuality/kinks. Come share love for the music. Big XXX play area. LINE-UP: CLTX (BER), Bunny (RO), Pelin Vedis (CH). Twinks, bears, daddies, grannies, freaks and straight boys'n'girls all dance together in Berlin. Come. We'll take care of it!

www.facebook.com/events/830253564096346
Tanznacht40 steht für einen gemütlichen Abend für alle ab 40 Jahren
Tanznacht40 Zürich-West

May 9, 2020, 9pm-3am (subject to lifting of Covid-19 restrictions) at Bananenreiferei, Pfingstweidstrasse 101. Cozy evening for ages 40+ meet, dance, chat, celebrate, and drink. DJs rotate frequently, keeping it fresh, playing wide-ranging music: old to new, things you know from the charts. Lounge: Jetzt buchen. Doors/ Show 9pm. Next: Jun 13th.

www.facebook.com/pg/tanznacht40/events
An diesem Abend mutiert das Heaven zur sündigen Partyhöhle
Hell's Kitchen

May 15, 2020, 11pm-6am. This evening Heaven mutates into sinful party hell! Dare to go down and be rewarded with a hot ride on the dark side of the party sky. Frivolous bustle, dirty dancing and vicious bar operations guarantee a sinful-fun night. DJs Zör Gollin + U-Go-Boy play Pop/House. Admission: 15 CHF.

www.facebook.com/events/620227765375170
Sweat presents
CARIOCA Festival

May 23, 2020, 11pm. Coming to Zurich... one of the greatest Brazilian Parties.

www.facebook.com/events/123778818986401
The stage is yours - converted into a catwalk
Sissy That Walk

May 29, 2020, 11pm-6am. Party to super bass beats on a pretty fly dance floor. The meeting place for cool cats, club kids, party gals, nightclubbers, celebrators, funseekers, social lions and drag queens you rarely see anywhere else. DJ Stella Sanchez plays Pop + PopHouse music. Entry: 15 CHF.

www.facebook.com/events/2664437447133498
Tanznacht40 steht für einen gemütlichen Abend für alle ab 40 Jahren
Tanznacht40 Papiersaal ZH

May 30, 2020, 9pm-3am. Cozy evening/ ages 40+ meet, dance, chat, celebrate, and drink. DJs rotate frequently, keeping it fresh, playing wide-ranging music: old to new, things you know from the charts. Lounge: Jetzt buchen. Doors/Show 9pm. Next: June 27th.

www.facebook.com/pg/tanznacht40/events
Die grösste LGBTIQ-Veranstaltung der Schweiz
Zurich Pride Festival 2020 - Postponed

June 19-20, 2020 annual events. Fri/Sat mid-June two-day festival with bars, food and entertainment stage - all-night movies too. Saturday Parade/demo usually follows shoreline of Lake Zurich, beginning at Hafendamm Enge, ending at Kreuzstrasse. Postponed due to uncertainty about Covid-19 safety restrictions. See their website for updates.

www.zurichpridefestival.ch
The Angels Group presents
Kitsch Party - May be cancelled

June 19-21, 2020 (TBC), 10pm-7am. Annual, sumptuous, chic, erotic, biggest Angels glam party ever! Beauty, grace, joie de vivre soiree. International guest DJs play progressive/ Tribal/ Tech-House. Updates at FB. Past year featured Afterhours 6am-1pm at Attico Club.

www.angels.ch
Dance for Freedom - 29th Edition
Street Parade 2020

August 8, 2020, 1pm-midnight. Colorful house/techno parade, street dancing, electronic music, top international stars, innovative newcomers, 30 Love Mobile moving stages, 6 fixed stages enroute, wide range of music, top DJs, dance animations, typically 200+ DJs, live acts, VJs plus hundreds of dance performers - followed by 80 parties in clubs around town.

www.streetparade.com
The Angels Group presents
Flash Party 2020 - May be cancelled

August 8-9, 2020, 10pm-6am. Special party event in collaboration with DIRTYWEST // FREEDOM PARTY on the occasion of the Street Parade. Past year featured DJs Mickey Friedmann, Ben Manson, Lydia Sanz, and Allysson Luis. Handsome Angels Dancers, as superheroes. See updates for possible cancellation, depending on Covid-19 situation.

www.angels.ch
POSTPONED until September - Angels presents
White Party Weekend 2020 - Diamonds

September 4-6, 2020. FRI 11pm-5am White Out at Trattoit Zurich. SAT 10pm-7am MAIN White Party at X-Tra. SUN White After Party at Flamingo Club. DJs to include: Danny Verde (US), Micky Friedmann (DE), Alyysson Luis (CH), Wollana (CH), and T2K (CH). For more details see:

https://www.angels.ch/party/white-party-2020
By Julie Taymor · USA · 2002
FRIDA

September 9, 2020, 12:15pm at Arthouse Piccadilly 1. Now considered one of the most important painters in the world, an icon of self-confident, emancipated femininity. Frida Kahlo's strong personality developed in the context of a painful life. Julie Taymor takes us back into the past with personal insights into the events and experiences that shaped this great artist.

www.arthouse.ch/aktuell/filme/1140/frida
Authentisches und traditionelles Bierfest
Züri-Weisn 2020 Zurich Oktoberfest

September 16 - October 10, 2020. A traditional annual party of a month under a great tent in the traditional Münchener manner, at the main hall of Zurich Hauptbahnhof main station, Bahnhofplatz 15, with Bavarian beer, food & music -- natürlich! See website for details and tickets online. FB

zueri-wiesn.ch/en
Promoting the exchange of ideas
Zurich Film Festival

September 24 - October 4, 2020, at Sechseläutenplatz Zürich. The work of up-and-coming young filmmakers from around the world, awarding the "Goldenes Auge" prize in the competitive category. Eleven days/ 70 film premières, well-known actors/ directors. Also discussions on the films. The program of the 16th ZFF will be published in September 2020.

zff.com
Das queere Festival der Milchjugend geht in die nächste Runde!
Lila Festival

October 11-13, 2020, at Rote Fabrik. Queer culture that challenges, criticizes, encourages and allows. The creation of our own queer cultural spaces and art forms creates meeting places of our subculture. Music, dance and show are our way of turning the world upside down. Likewise, the themes of gender, youth, relationships, body, identity and friendship are being reinterpreted.

lila-festival.ch
Annual Angels Group gay weekend parties
Black Party Weekend

November 6-8, 2020, 11pm. Three party nights - international guest DJs w/ vocalist performances, Angels dancers/artists, mirrors/fireworks/lights spectacle, huge LED wall. Past year: FRI Opening Party at Bronx, SAT Main Event at X-tra, plus After Party at Chilli's. DJs Sr Edu, Abel, Ben Mason, Binomio, Aguilera, Amadeo, Will, Ruhga, T2K, Alex Baronny, Alexio, Madhouse, Jose Jones.

www.angels.ch/party/black-party-weekend-phoenix
There's sure to be snow!
Arosa Ski Week 2021

January 23-30, 2021, the 17th annual gay ski week: 5700 foot elevation mountain resort, parties, gourmet dining, dancing, lounging in the sun, 10 gay-friendly hotels - boutique to chalet, foam party, fondue night, classical piano concert, pool party, cabaret-night, drag- queen ski race.

www.arosa-gayskiweek.com
Zurich Street Festival
Züri Fäscht

July 1-3, 2022. Three-day folk/ arts/ music festival that attracts millions of visitors each third year to Bahnhofstrasse and Paradeplatz with: Friday and Saturday musical fireworks displays; amusement park rides; over 70 shops on Sechseläutenplatz, Hafendamm Enge, Mythenquai, Limmatquai, Bürkliplatz and at City Hall. See more at their website:

www.zuerifaescht.ch