Monthly screenings of LGBTQ films from around the world, in Hamburg at Metropolis, Kleine Theaterstraße 10, and also in 19 other German cities - in the film's original language, with German subtitles. No screenings during summer break months following the May film.
First Saturday each month, 11pm at Grüner Jäger, Neuer Pferdemarkt 36, St. Pauli. LGBT party night, Kick-Ass-Queereoké, LIPS party crew, performance by Barbara Fox, DJ Ed van dirt, host Saskia Lavaux - QUEER-POP / HOUSE / EURO-DANCE / CHARTS / R’N’B
July 30 - August 7, 2016, the 36th-year Pride Week activities, Saturday August 6th Christopher Street Day Parade with meeting point on Lange Reihe; dance parties, LGBT film festival, street festival, entertainment of many kinds. Attendance of approximately 180,000 people at the parade for a recent Hamburg CSD.
August 5, 2016: Bärensauna CSD/Pride at Men`s Heaven Spa. August 8: Bärentanzen at Terrace Hill - the Nordbären Pre-CSD dance party for bears. August 20: Nordbären-Biker Tour. October 29: Grünkohl-Rascheln at Holstenhof Bergedorf. November 11-12: Martinsgans at Feinkost Hafencity. Mid-January Bärenpaadiie weekend + more year-round; see website for details:
August 5, 2016, 5:30-11pm on the MS Hammonia, at Anleger Überseebrücke/ Hamburg Harbor (S-Bahn: Baumwall). After 10 years of partying on the Spree, now in 2016 at Port of Hamburg - with the PROLL KILLER DOLLS: Pricilla Lay, Denise van de Hoven + Sammy core playing hot tracks and big beats. LIVE ACT: SEPP WYLDE - followed by Der Grüne Jäger party.
August 5, 2016, 11pm at Kasematte 20, Alsterglacis 20. New gay + friends dance party with music by: Deejay Marquez (House / EDM / Pop). CO2 + confetti guns. Cover: 8-10 €. SATURDAY August 6th: MANHATTAN Parade truck at CSD Hamburg 2016, noon on Lange Reihe.
August 5-6, 2016, FRI noon, at Bärensauna at Mens Heaven Spa (Steindamm 14) + 9pm BÄRENTANZEN 2016 Pre-CSD-Party at Terrace Hill, Hochbunker (Feldstrasse 66) with DJ BearScout (BER). SAT join the Hamburger Bären at 11:30am on their double-decker BÄREN-PARTY-TRUCK for the big Pride Parade on Lange Reihe, with DJ MarkusBearHH - wrapping up the day at Strassenfest.
August 6, 2016. Start: noon, from Lange Reihe at Schmilinskystraße through town - Mönckebergstraße to Jungfernstieg - followed by CSD street festival - culmination of Pride Week w/ about 150,000 participants. Theme this year: "Queer Refugees for Pride." Pride Dance from 10pm at Edelfettwerk, Schnackenburgallee 202 Beach Club w/ large beach area and pool.
August 6, 2016. 11pm at Klubhaus St Pauli, Bahnhof Pauli, Spielbudenplatz 21-22. CSD/ Pride men-only House/Electro dance party w/ LUCAS FAMEFLY (Mad) + THE TECHNO TWINS. Dark rooms/ discreet/ fun boys' night. Sweaty basement world of pulsating hot Electro House beats from 136° Club group. See Babylon.
August 10-28, 2016 at Kampnagel. One of Europe's biggest festivals for new arts performance from around the world. Over 50 different works of dance, theatre, performance, music, visual arts and film each year. Focuses on interdisciplinary works and artist collaborations dealing in pop-theoretical issues with radical aesthetic approaches.
August 11-14, 2016. THU Meet+Greet at Tom's + Opening Party at S.L.U.T. FRI Leather Dinner at XY + First Run at Catonium. SAT City Walk, Harbour Tour, Bike Run + Main Event 43rd Leather Party on the boat MS Stubnitz. SUN Farewell Brunch + Farewell Party at S.L.U.T.
August 20, 2016, from 11pm, at Mojo Club, Reeperbahn 1. Saturday LGBT party night: DJs MOREX, MAY2BE and CHICO. FREE WELCOME SHOTS/ 2 AREAS/ RNB, POP & SCHLAGER. See facebook and website:
August 28, 2016, 12-6am at Docks Hamburg. Show, Entertainment and Party for Gays + Friends/ Hot Boys & sexy Girls. DJs: Barbara Fox, Berry E, Nicki Dynami Daniel White, Matt Blue, Neal Porter + guests. SPECIAL LIVE ACT: Dan Johnson.
September, 2016. One of the biggest gay parties in Hamburg - House, Pop, and R'n'B music - to return after the summer break - continues every other month through June. Disco-Caine (La Troya/ Ibiza) and Friends - Milan-Vienna-Madrid - performances, international artists, 3 dance areas. DJs TBA. Show, acrobatics + horny music!
October 18-23, 2016, Celebrating 27 years of Hamburg LGBT film festivals. Venues: Metropolis Kino (Steindamm 52); Kampnagel, Jarrestraße 20; Passage Kino, Mönckebergstraße 17; Studio Kino, Bernstorffstraße 93-95; B-Movie, Brigittenstraße 5; Rote Flora, Achidi-John-Platz 1; and Bildwechsel, Kirchenallee 25. See film programs/ schedules at website:
October 22, 2016, 6pm at Metropolis Kino. FIlm by Jim Chuchu, Kenya 2014, English/Swahili OV/ German subtitles. Kenyan artists collective NEST gathered stories characterising the queer experience within their homophobic culture. Five episodes form the the basis of a visually stunning movie, with insight into daily lives of marginalized youths; feelings ranging between hope and despair.
October 22, 2016, 8pm at Passage Kino. A Mikel Rueda film, Spain 2014, Spanish OV/ German subtitles. Moroccan teenager Ibra is facing problems with his legal status in Spain. Blatant racism is part of daily life, so he's suspicious when local boy Rafa shows an interest, Eventually they become close, but pressed by immigration officers, Ibra runs, leaving Rafa behind, devastated.
November - December, 2016 (TBC) at Lange Reihe 4 (past year). Holiday season weekends, colorful program of music, entertainment shows, mulled wine, punch and goodies at Hamburg's only queer Christmas market. Various clubs and groups from the gay and lesbian community participate.
Mid-January, 2017 (TBC). Annual bears' weekend, with over 1200 bears and friends. Events typically include: Bears at the Sauna, double-decker bus tour, Bear-Bowling, Saturday Bärenpaadiie XXL party climax, and Sunday brunch. See website for details and updates on these and other events throughout the year:
April, 2017 (TBC). Events typically include: FRI Gear scene + candidate selection. SAT champagne reception + Show and Mr Leather HH election. Venues include: Treff Extratour, Tom's Saloon, Mr Chaps and S.L.U.T. See more on this and other MSC-Hamburg events at their website:
May, 2017 (TBC), Kehrwiederspitze to Fish Auction Hall. Displays on land and on the water in HafenCity, plus at Speicherstadt and at the Oevelgönne Museum Harbour. Events observe anniversary of the 1189 decree by Emperor Frederick Barbarossa, issuing a charter to local merchants, granting freedom from customs duties for ships that sailed the Elbe from Hamburg to the North Sea.
May, 2017 (TBC). Fourth annual fish auction hall LGBT Pride events in celebration of Hamburg's port, information area, food stalls and stage with DJs, live shows and entertainment.
Late-May, 2017 (TBC) along Lange Reihe, Hamburg. General public street fair with stage shows in the Lange Reihe: choirs, live bands in a variety of musical performances + flea market on Baumeisterstraße to haggle and browse, food and beverages. Look out for the Nordbaeren-Hamburg bears at M & V Bar/Restaurant (Lange Reihe 22).
June, 2017. As William Blake said, ‘Wisdom through Excess’ – a message the festival takes very seriously. The international theatre rave transforms the Kampnagel with a specific theme each year. Come all: hippies, yippies, poets, punks, junkies and queers. Art is sexy! Excess Yourself!