See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the San Francisco Bay area at the link below, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
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 Tuesday night 10pm at OMG, 43 6th St. No cover, free clothes check, cheap drink specials, dark-n-dirty beats, sexy vibe.
Every Thursday, 9pm-2am at The Cafe, 2369 Market St. "America's #1 Latin Fiesta." Latin, Dance Musica & Hip Hop all night, Hot Papi Go-Go Dancers. No cover before 10pm, 2-4-1 drinks before 10:30pm.
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, 9pm-2am at 2369 Market St. Where the boys are, every Friday night! Hot go-go sets and fantastic drink specials, BOY BAR is the place to be in the Castro! DJ: KIDD SYSKO.
Every second Saturday, 10pm at Rickshaw Stop. Queer dance party for Dykes, lezzies, Trannies, Homos & Friends. Super ecstatic DJs Niki-C and Natale Nuxx spin the best of Nineties, HipHop, Dancepop, Soul, 80's & other danceable themes all night long. "We love music, we love queers and we LOVE to make you dance till your socks fall off!!"
Every third Sunday afternoon, 2-8pm, at El Rio. Patio party with hosts Heklina (Trannyshack) & DJ Carnita (Hard French) grooving to musical stylings of Stanley Frank (Viennetta Discotheque, Chillidog), with performances by some of San Francisco's finest queens and some of the city's hottest bodies.
December 4, 2014, 7pm at Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St. A middle-aged empty nester, Emma leaves her loveless marriage and winds up crashing in her son Elliot’s apartment. Emma is old-world traditional; Elliot is gay. When Elliot meets a handsome young musician who is looking for more than a one-night stand, things come to a head.
December 6, 2014, 7:30-10:30pm, Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave, Oakland. Dance lesson 7:30-8pm. Dance 8-10:30pm. Caller Frannie Marr. Band: StringFire (Annie Rodier, Patti Cobb, and Erik Ievins). $10-15 or pwyc. Gender-role-free, traditional American social dance, born in New England, roaming free across USA/world. Next dates: Jan 3 + Feb 7 + Mar 7, 2015.
December 12, 2014 + every 2nd Friday, 7:30-8pm beginners' lesson. 8-11pm dance at Finnish Brotherhood Hall, 1970 Chestnut St, Berkeley. Gender-free Berkeley Friday contra dance sponsored by SF Bay Queer Contra Dance. Caller: Eric Black. Band: The Frequent Flyers (Laura Light, Daniel Steinberg, Ben Schreiber). Next dates: Jan 9, 2015, Feb 13, Mar 13. Apr 12th Queer Contra Dance Camp.
December 12-13, 2014, 8pm (also 2:30pm Sat). Holiday celebration at The Nourse Theatre, an always festive, heart-warming and simply not-to-be-missed extravaganza! Concerts feature traditional favorites along with new works including a stunning world premiere by Ola Gjeilo, one of America’s most prominent contemporary composers. Featuring: Well-Strung, the Singing String Quartet.
December 13, 2014, 10pm-6am at THE ENDUP, 401 6th St. Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the ShangriLa Enterprise. Its 8-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before! Opening by DJ BYRON BONSALL, Afterhours Set by DANIEL MENDEZ. Host: JEZEBEL PATEL Midnight Space Dating Game.
December 18, 2014, 9:30pm at Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St. The 18+ Holiday Gala with MOVING UNITS (LA) live (Dangerous Dreams 10-year anniversary). DJs Aaron Axelsen and Omar spinning the very best indie and electro millennium tunes circa 2001-2009. General admission: $13.
December 19, 2014, 7:30-9:30pm, at Modern Times Bookstore, 2919 24th St, SF, FOURTH FRIDAYs (except Nov/Dec) with queer hosts, and a lot of trendy sexy queers. Sign ups are at 7pm for one slot to do one piece and one piece only. You get 5 minutes; they will stop you if you go overtime. The list fills up fast!
December 19, 2014, 8pm, at the Castro Theatre. Hot off the heels of winning Ru Paul's Drag Race, Bianca Del Rio puts the ho back in ho, ho, ho. A night of rio-tous stand up comedy and festive fun; full set by insult comic Bianca Del Rio. Emcee: Peaches Christ. Special appearence: Pippi Lovestocking. Donning gay apparel: Sasha Soprano. An evening of very naughty, barely nice humor.
December 20, 2014, 9:30pm - 2am, at Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St, SF. California's Number One Dance Music and Video Club, 18+ featuring Pop, Dance, Top40, and AsianPop. GAMeBoi LA Resident VJ LaRock (Pop/Dance/EDM/AsianPop); New Guest GoGos. Mystery Christmas Raffle Contest.
December 20, 2014, 8pm at EXIT Theatre, 156 Eddy St. Red Velvet + If-N'-Whendy dramatic presentations using burlesque like you’ve never seen it before. Come strip away your inhibitions in this intimate and cozy theater with comfortable seating, little tables, and every seat has a great view of the stage.
December 20, 2014, 9pm-2am at The Loft at Public Works, 161 Erie St. SF – Prince and Michael Jackson fans celebrate as DJ Dave Paul plays music from the two artists as well as songs by ancillary acts, theme dancing, a face-off between guests repping The Purple One or The King of Pop, and much, much more. $8 advance, $10 door
December 20, 2014, 10pm - 4am, at Beatbox. Last Chaos event of 2014. DJ Tristan Jaxx headlines, DJ Erik Withakay starts out the night. Exclusive lasers, one of the best sound systems on the west coast (by Danley Sound Labs), and intense club lighting to compliment the high-energy style of the event.
December 31, 2014, 9pm-4am , at Beatbox, 314 11th St. The largest US party: 1200+ furry faces; special guest DJs:JOHN LEPAGE and JAMES TORRES. Advance tickets $20-25 at website and Body on Castro.
December 31, 2014, 6pm-12:30am, at Hotel Whitcomb, 1231 Market St, San Francisco. Ring in the new year with Sundance friends, family and community at the Hotel Whitcomb ballroom. Optional 6pm gourmet 4-course dinner, followed by country-western dancing 8pm-1am. Dinner + dance $55 advance only (limited). Dance only $25 in advance, $35 at the door. Advance sales end December 26 at noon.
December 31, 2014 9pm-4am, at Space 550, 550 Barneveld Ave. Spectacular New Year’s Eve with celebrated Mexican singer and actress ANA BARBARA in an exclusive appearance to ring in the New Year with the SF Gay community. Three caliente dance floors of music, 16 gorgeous PAPI go-go boyz, and California’s hottest drag divas including the scandalous Ms Lola + the fabulous Dorys.
December 31, 2014, at Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson St - Shopping: The Musical musical comedy revue about everyones's 2nd-favorite activity. Coming up: January 2-17, 2015: The Anarchist - psychological drama about lesbian anarchist inmate on day of her possible parole + March 4-22, Breaking the Code - The gripping drama about homosexual scientist Alan Turing, inventor of the computer.
Ongoing through December 31, 2014, Under the Big Top at AT&T Park. What if you could alter reality at will? Delve into a world of curiosity where seeing is disbelieving: the world of KURIOS; a mysterious and fascinating realm that disorients your senses and challenges your perceptions, leaving you to wonder: "Is it real, or just a figment of my imagination?"
December 31, 2014, 9pm-9am at Factory, 525 Harrison St. $20,000 decor/ production transformation of soon-to-be-demolished club. Giant sound/ light/laser systems. DJs MARCO DA SILVA, ALEXANDER + BILLY LACE; unique beats/ polished sets. Party favors, compliementary champagne, midnight countdown/ balloon drop/ confetti storm, Gloss Magazine photo-op! Chill room + compliementary breakfast.
January 3, 2015, 6-10pm at Beatbox, 314 11th St. Monthly Saturday night dance at Beatbox continues, usually the first Saturday of the month. Fantastic space, gorgeous hardwood floor, awesome sound system, fully-stocked bar, and central location. Beginner lessons 6-7 pm. $8 admission.
January 16-17, 2015. The 15th Annual Edwardian Ball, venue TBA (last 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. Tickets on sale October 31, 2014. In LA February 5th.
January 31 - February 1, 2015, 2pm, Yerba Buena Center, SF. Classic operetta - young Candide, his beloved Cunegonde, the absurdly optimistic philosopher Pangloss, and other eccentric characters on their picaresque journey in search of the meaning of life. Timeless musical masterpieces: The Best of All Possible Worlds, Glitter and Be Gay, I Am Easily Assimilated, and Make Our Garden Grow.
February 13-16, 2015 (to be confirmed), for bears by bears. Movie Night, Kickoff Party, Happy Hour, cocktail and dance parties, BOSF Beer Busts, buffets and BBQs plus many more events all over town.
February 25-28, 2015, at the Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St, SF. Ordinary people from all over the Pacific NW become weekend porn stars, making 5-minute dirty movies for cash prizes! Films run the gamut of LGBT+S sexual styles; funny, thought-provoking, sad, artistic, outrageous, and sexy-because they're real- created and performed by sex-positive people.
March, 2015 at Castro Theatre. Annual festival celebrating the democratization of cinema made possible by low-cost video technology like mobile phones, pocket cameras, DSLRs, etc. Screenings, workshops, competitions, panels + other events educate, inspire, and promotes experimentation for new generation of filmmakers.
Mid-March, 2015 at Castro Theatre. An 11-day celebration of film, music and food. OUT/HERE: from drag queens and music videos to glittery genderqueers, homegrown feminist heroes and Beat-era artists, these local queer shorts are exciting, vibrant and alive. See more films and schedules at website:
April - May, 2015 the annual spring festival of 15 days, an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery & innovation. Screening venues normally include the Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St, SF; The New People Cinema, 1746 Post St, SF; the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, 1881 Post St, SF; and the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley. See the website for film schedules.
May 15 - June 14, 2015, 8pm/Sun 2pm, at The New Conservatory Theatre. In 1661 London the most renowned leading lady is a man named Edward Kynaston. He's the toast of the town until King Charles II changes the law and allows women to act. By the stroke of a pen, Kynaston's world is turned upside-down.
June 18-28, 2015, (tentative dates based on most recent festival), 39th edition of annual event, 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.
June 27-28, 2015 - climaxes a month of events. See their website for media of 2014 festival celebrations at the downtown Civic Center, and the Parade from Market & Beale with over 200 contingents marching.
June 28-29, 2015, noon at The Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa. Two-day trade show/EXPO with vendor booths, seminars + The HIGH TIMES Medical Cannabis Cup Awards ceremony. Saturday night entertainment from around 8pm. Tickets online:
July 26, 2015. 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 & Sheridan Sreets. Dance party TBA.
July - August, 2015, the 19th birthday event weekend in the Sonoma County woods. See online for dates and details. Also see Castrobear's every second Sunday bear party at 440 Castro, 4-10pm, with raffles, prizes, drink specials, hot men, and great music!
September 11-13, 2015, at Russian River Rodeo Grounds - Duncans Mills, Sonoma County. "The Greatest Sho-deo On Earth" - 23rd annual rodeo & festival. See their website for details and ongoing events throughout the year.
Late September, 2015, the world's largest leather event, on Folsom Street between 8th & 13th. Bigger IS better at this only-in-San-Francisco event! Something for everyone, 400,000 fetish enthusiasts on 13 city blocks. See updates as posted at website:
October 4, 2015, 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.
Fall, 2015. Queer/ non-Queer arts presenters + diverse group of established Queer performing artists to promote national touring as a strategy to improve the economic condition of cutting-edge LGBT theater, dance and jazz/blues artists. Proposed events will comprise 3 plenary sessions, at least 10 workshops and panel discussions and 20 showcase performances by LGBT performing artists.
November, 2015 (to be confirmed). Events usually include: concerts, food, hiking, tours, movies, Bearracuda party, Underbear party, Bears/Baths/Beyond, SF Eagle and Lone Star Saloon bar events, Sunday Brunch, and more parties. See website for more details closer to the event.
November, 2015 (to be confirmed), at: OMG! SF, Magnet SF, Pa'ina Lounge SF, Supper Club SF, Club 21 Oakland, White Horse Inn Oakland, Layover Oakland, Rooz Cafe Oakland. What do male strippers, fag hags, straight guys in underwear and LGBT comedians have in common? 12 stand up comedy shows; all gay, all lesbian, all women, all men, and mixed line ups! All shows have gay-themed twist!