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San Francisco Bars, Clubs & Resto Lounges
DailyXtra Bar Events Listings

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.
27 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 coolest gay bar outside the Castro"
NSA (No Strings Attached) Underwear Night

Every 2nd Tuesday night of the month, 10pm at OMG, 43 6th St. Porn superstar Michael Brandon hosts NSA Underwear Night following Comedy Open Mic.  $3 suggested donation gets you in after 10pm. Free clothes check and free welcome drink. Doors close at 1am - no ins and outs after that. Special performance at 1:15am, dark-n-dirty beats, sexy vibe.
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.
The Castro’s hottest party…every Friday!
Boy Bar

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 2nd Saturday

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!!"
The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Season 37

April 1-2, 2015, 8pm at Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Avenue. More than a concert; a celebration of life. Sharing stories of passion as only music can express them, the show crosses three centuries, with three stunning premieres, capturing passions that define us and bring us together. Featuring the world premiere of “My Friend, My Lover: Five Walt Whitman Songs.”
A little bit folky, a little bit flirty, a whole lot of fun
SF Bay Queer Contra Advanced Dance

April 4, 2015, 7:30-10:30pm, Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave, Oakland. Dance lesson 7:30-8pm. Dance 8-10:30pm. Caller Rachel Shapiro Wallace. Band: Sassafras Stomp (Adam Nordell, Johanna Davis, and Putnam Smith). $10-15 or pwyc. Gender-role-free, traditional American social dance, born in New England, roaming free across USA/world. Dance Camp Apr 10-12. Next dates: May 2, Jun 6.
The Tuesday night Beatbox event has ended
Beatbox Country Saturdays

April 4, 2015, 6-9:30pm at Beatbox, 314 11th St. Monthly Saturday night dance at Beatbox continues, usually on first Saturday of the month (except this monrh). Fantastic space, gorgeous hardwood floor, awesome sound system, fully-stocked bar, and central location. Beginner lessons 6-7 pm. $8 admission. Also April 12th The 17th Anniversary Party 5-10:30pm - see details at their website:
One of the fastest up and coming DJs currently in the circuit scene

April 4, 2015, 10pm - 4am, at Beatbox. "San Francisco's Ultimate Monthly Dance Party" with another round of High Energy House and Hard Hitting Tribal Beats! DJs Tristan Jaxx and Andrew Gibbons. Exclusive lasers, one of the best sound systems on the west coast (by Danley Sound Labs), intense club lighting to compliment the high-energy style of the event. $20 before 11pm
Plan ahead and don't be late!
Sundance Saloon at Easter with the Sisters

April 5, 2015 12:30pm at Hellman Hollow, Golden Gate Park, SF. Line dance onstage with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, fitting in with this year's theme, "#WTFMary!? Hunky Jesus Takes The Wheel." Get your 15 minutes of fame in front of 5000 celebrants. Gather by stage by 12:15pm. Then enjoy the Hunky Jesus contest. Hellman Hollow is off JFK Drive - MUNI recommended
Hunky Jesus Easter in Golden Gate Park with your Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
#WTFMary!? Hunky Jesus Take the Wheel

April 5, 2015, 12-4pm at Hellman Hollow, Golden Gate Park. 36th Anniversary/ Post-Modern San Francisco County Fair theme. LIVE Performers: Red Hots Burlesque, Empress Khmera Rouge, Kippy Marks, Sundance Saloon, Joe Rut, The Monster Show, FouFouHa!, Boys of Bearlesque SF, Momma's Boyz, GayC/DC, TrashKan Marchink Band - TKMB. MCs: Mutha Chucka, Alex U. Inn, Sugah Betes, Kit Tapata!
Gus Presents
RoyalTea: Easter Sunday Tea Dance

April 5, 2015 6pm-late at Oasis, 298 11th Street, SF. Easter Weekend Gay Tea-Dance with DJ Casey Alva. An official White Party Palm Springs Countdown Event!
MovieMaker Magazine: “coolest film festivals”
Disposable Film Festival

April 9-12, 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.
Second Fridays
Queer Contra Dance Camp - Circle Left Contra Dance

April 10-12, 2015 SFB Queer Contra Dance eighth annual dance camp in Monte Toyon lush redwood forest, a beautiful facility near Santa Cruz. Regular dances May 8 + every 2nd Friday, 7:30-8pm beginners' lesson. 8-11pm dance at First Unitarian Church of Oakland, 685 14th St. Gender-free contra dance sponsored by SF Bay Queer Contra Dance. Calle + Band: TBA. Next: Jun 12, Jul 10, Aug 14.
San Francisco Country-Western Dancing
Sundance Saloon 16th Anniversary Party

April 12, 2015 at Sundance Saloon, 550 Barneveld Ave. Sundays 5-10:30pm, with lessons 5:30-7:15pm. Coming up: May 24th Sundance Saloon Spring Round-Up; June 27-28 San Francisco Pride; and July 19 Sundance Saloon Beach Party. See website for more details.
Popular among the Asian community
GAMeBoi SF - In Full Bloom Party 2015

April 18, 2015, 9:30pm - 2am, Saturday/Sunday at Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St, SF. California's Number One Dance Music and Video Club, 18+ featuring Pop, Dance, Top40, AsianPop and venturing into the Kpop scene. LA Resident VJ LaRock + hot Asian go-go dancers.
Largest attended bear dance party /most prolific gay dance event in USA

April 18, 2015, from 10pm, at Beatbox, 314 11th St, SF. Underwear Party for bears, cubs and friends... in the city where the party started. DJs JOHN LEPAGE + MEDIC. $10 at the door.
Gus Presents
UNDERWORLD: Spring Fling Singlet Night!

April 18, 2015, 10pm - late at 60 6th Street, SF, alley entrance. Gay men's dance party, 1000 boys in singlets or underwear with baby oil wrestling. DJ Shawn Perry. Clothes check easy, fast and secure.
Drag, Dancing & Disorder -- Every 3rd Sunday Afternoon at El Rio
Daytime Realness - Gay of Thrones

April 19, 2015, 2-8pm + every 3rd Sunday afternoon at El Rio. Patio party. Host Heklina (Trannyshack), DJ Carnita (Hard French). DJs Stanley Frank (Viennetta Discotheque), Guy Ruben, Gossip Cat. Performances: Ruby Blue GenderBender, Laundra Tyme, Grace Towers, Sugah Betes, Valentine. Sneaky's Sweet smokey BBQ. SF's finest queens, along with some of the city's hottest bodies.
San Francisco Film Society Presents
San Francisco International Film Festival

April 23 - May 7, 2015 the 58th 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.
Bring your open queer hearts, your bravery, you vulnerability... and have fun!
The San Francisco Queer Open Mic

April 24, 2015, 7:30-9:30pm, at Modern Times Bookstore, 2919 24th St, SF, FOURTH FRIDAYs 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!
Super Sexy Muscle Boy Studs VS Cute Latin Twinks
Club Papi San Francisco

April 24, 2015, 10pm-3am at Club Oasis, 298 11th Street (at Folsom). Monthly party night: "America's #1 Latin Fiesta." Hip Hop/R&B/Reggaeton with DJs Adrian + Mr. Biggs, drag hosts MS.LOLA and DORYS + 12 of the most GORGEOUS PAPI GO-GO boys direct from Guatemala, Mexico, Coloumbia, Los Angeles and the Bay Area. See their webisite for the latest updates.
The San Francisco LGBT Asian club destination
ShangriLa | Candyland Blackout

April 25, 2015, 10pm-6am at THE ENDUP, 401 6th St. SF. LGBT Asian club destination 2nd + 3rd + 4th Saturdays month. DJs Highlife, Tweaka Turner. Host: Khmer Rouge. SINGLE RELEASE PARTY! "DEAR FUTURE HUSBAND" the new hit single from multi-platinum global superstar MEGHAN TRAINOR. Next: see facebook.
Lamplighters’ 1st staged production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s final collaboration
Lamplighters Music Theatre | The Grand Duke / The Statutory Duel

April 25-26, 2015, at Yerba Buena Center. A topsy-turvy upside-down farcical world as a theatrical troupe deposes the ruler of a tiny European Duchy and then squabble over which “role” in government each actor should “play,” with uproarious consequences. Score includes variety of musical styles, from Viennese waltz to uproarious Parisian can-can dance numbers.
The basis of the film Stage Beauty, a “world class, clever” comedy (Variety)
Compleat Female Stage Beauty

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.
Memorial Day Weekend with the Queer Burners of Burning Man
Spring Retreat

May 22-25, 2015 at Groundswell Institute, N California. Three major parties, three learning tracks, 185 acres of natural scenery, miles of hiking, creeks. Full kitchen, dining hall, toilet facilities; beautifully crafted fire pit, bridges, hiking paths; 3 meals/day from the kitchen (open flame cooking not allowed). Transportation to GroundSwell (2-hrs north of SF) for those who need it.
A Co-Production of Theatre Rhinoceros and the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Theatre Rhinoceros: TIMON! - The Musical

June 5-7, 2015, at Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission, between 3rd and 4th. The Musical transports Shakespeare’s ancient Athens to contemporary San Francisco, where cafes are full of bohemians, the city’s falling apart because nobody works, and millionaire arts patron Timon gets hustled by fast-talking artists. Wickedly topical camp musical in spirit of John Fisher’s TITUS!
Frameline presents
San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival 2015

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.
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Bearracuda Gay Pride

June 26, 2015, 9pm-3am , at Beatbox, 314 11th St. The largest US party: 1200+ furry faces; special guest DJs: WAYNE G and special guests TBA!. Advance tickets $15 at website:
45th Anniversary!
San Francisco Pride 2015

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.
Valerie and Mike Corral to Receive HT Lifetime Achievement Award
2015 Cannabis Cup San Francisco

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:
Warm up for Folsom
Up Your Alley Fair 2015

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.
The Castro Bear's annual retreat!
Lazy Bear 2015

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!
Golden State Gay Rodeo Association
Best Buck in the Bay

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.
Leather Week main event
Folsom Street Fair 2015

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:
Established by Harvey Milk in 1974
Castro Street Fair 2015

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.
The Queer Cultural Center presents the 17th annual
Queer Arts Summit 2015

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.
Bear themed events, shows, & parties
San Francisco Bear Pride 2015

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.
Hunky Men, No Shirts.
Hella Gay Comedy Festival 2015

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!