Gay Berlin

Ancient Worlds
Greeks, Etruscans & Romans

Ongoing, the Altes Museum. The world inhabited by gods, heroes & myths from the classical era. Includes: the colossal kouros of Didyma; the 'Praying Boy;' the spear bearer & the Amazon by Polykleitos; vases & everyday items of life in ancient Athens.
What's On in Berlin
Gay Berlin

Incomparable events calendar for all the gay parties, films, cultural events and more, happening in the city that never stands still - in German & English - from Siegessäule Magazine. Click "English" then "Calendar" month & day for the listings.
GLBT Party Club - Die Szene & Nightlife Location in Berlin Friedrichshain
Die Busche (ex Haus B)

Every Wednesday 10pm-5am plus Fridays and Saturdays 10pm-7am at Die Busche, Warschauer Platz 18. The biggest gay/lesbian dance nights in Berlin, young crowd, mainstream music. Wednesdays Pop, Fridays Chart and Disco, Saturdays Classic Mix Disco.
A Berlin cult party
Chantal's House of Shame @Bassy Club

Thursdays 11pm-8am at Bassy Club in Pfefferberg basement, Schönhauser Allee 176. Legendary "Super Disco" extravaganza, with showtime around 1am - live vocalists and band entertainment, renowned house and electro DJs, hard-partying and uninhibited mixed crowd. Host Chantal.
Karaoke Sex Party
Gayhole: Darkroom-Karaoke

Every Thursday, 11pm at  Monster Ronsons Ichiban Karaoke. The NASTY KARAOKE PARTY with Amy, Whitney, und Michael; cabins available, SING IN THE DARK with strangers! Admission 3 Euros with a free schnapps at the door. Sing, dance, fuck, get sucked into the GAYHOLE.
For 20 years - now with new sound, new décor, new lounge, new splendor
Connection Club Berlin

Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sunday, Fuggerstraße 33. Two dancefloors, lounge, cruise maze. 1st FRI Global House Connection international DJs parties: NOV Munich Connection, DEC Paris Connection. 1st SAT Zirkus clowns, freaks, personal masquerades, house/electro/pop music. Special Disco Tea dances. Last SAT Glam House chic disco/vocals party.
Non-mainstream & sophisticated
Berghain + Panorama Bar

Saturday nights from midnight until Sunday afternoon at Berghain and Panorama, Am Wriezener Bahnhof, playing Hard House, Techno in a gay-friendly warehouse/industrial mixed crowd environment. Very selective door, €12 entry. Fridays in Panorama only.
The classic Berlin Saturday night
CarneBall Bizarre KitKatClubnacht

Saturdays, 11pm-8am at Kitkat, Köpenicker Straße 76/ Brückenstraße. Queer Elektrotechno, NuTrance, Progressive Dance with performances, playrooms. "flamboyant, styled and colourful crowd  -- multi-layered, feature-filled, sensual, multi-sexual... hilarious action, ecstatic atmosphere, rocking party crowd." After party: Piep Show.
zur spektakulärsten Gay-Party der Hauptstadt
Propaganda @Imperial Club

Every first Saturday, 11pm-5am the Imperial Club at Admiral Palace is a new pilgrimage site for the queer party scene! (Previously at Goya). Pop, Vocal House and Electro. Entry: €8-10. International live performances, top-rank DJs, go-go dancers, men/women dance crowd.
HomOriental party, playing Greek, Turkish, Arab, and Israeli Pop music
Gayhane @SO36 | House of Halay

Last Saturdays each month at SO36. Belly dancing go-gos, midnight show, Homo Oriental dance floor with DJ Ipek and guest DJs. Long been known far beyond Berlin, for almost 8 years, lesbians, gays, shemales and friends have been dancing to Turkish, Arab, Greek and Hebrew pop music. Also after-midnight shows/performances.
Sunday T-Dances
Café Fatal @SO36

Sundays 7pm-1am at SO36. LGBT Ballroom dancing, lessons until 10pm, then Disco Pop and German Schlager music, dirty dancing & fun.
Every Sunday + special nights
GMF at Café Moskau

Sundays from 11pm at Café Moskau/ Avenue Club, near Alexander Platz. Big gay/mixed dance nights, on two dance floors at this beautiful and elegant refurbished venue with a brand new sound system.
Yorck Kinogruppe

Every Monday, 10pm at Kino International, Karl-Marx-Allee 33. Weekly sceenings of the best in LGBTQ cinema from around the world. See website for upcoming films.
New monthly gay party
Secret at Club What?!

December 19, 2014, from 11pm at Club What!? Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 11. Gay House/ Pop dance party. Line up: ÄIMI WEINHAUS, KEVIN NEON, MR.SECRET, and METANOIZE. Cover 7-9 euros.
Electronics & Pop Party
Proxi Club

December 27, 2014. Electro Alternative queer dance party. House/Techno: Hanno Hinkelbein, Elad Magdasi & Karina Wikimixxx Floor: Jules Etienne, Ryo & Steev Lemercier. Room of Pop: Gloria Viagra & PomoZ. Cover: 8€ before midnight, 10€ after.
Nacktes Tanzvergnügen | Naked Dance Party
SchlagerNackt Party

December 28, 2014, 7pm at SchwutZ. THE classic of nude dancing pleasure held every other month - German "Schlager" pop-beats, retro pop and easy listening. DJs: Jupiter & Stern von Avalon. Admission: 5€ - open to all.
Die Legendäre Party einem Tag vor Silvester in Berlin
Propaganda Pre-New Year's Eve Party

December 30, 2014, 11pm-7am at Imperial Club, Friedrichstrasse 101, Berlin. The legendary day before the holiday party on two floors, with 4 DJs: Superzandy (aka Whitnee You Stoned), Maringo, Gloria Viagra, and Bunny Bums. Host: Margaret von Untot.
Eine der größten und diversesten Parties der Szene
SchwuZ New Year's Party

December 31, 2014, 11pm at SchwuZ, Rollbergstraße 26, Neukölln. New Year's Eve gay Pop, Retro and House/Electro dance party on three floors. Pop-Floor: Gloria Viagra, Viola, LCavaliero, PomoZ.
Retro-Floor: Cul de Paris, mikki_p, Modeopfer. House-Floor: Michael von Fischbach, Karina, Helga P., Lucky Pierre, Mauro Feola. Come early, fills up fast. Cover: €15
Coming: A New Venue
Peaches & Cream

January 2, 2015 at BANG BANG CLUB, Mehringdamm 61. Gay/Lesbian Hip Hop, R'nB, Old Skool, Dance Hall, 90s, Pop on two dance floors. PLOYCEEBELL + DJ PA$CHA, KATE COMPLI + KELLY HEELTON + FIXIE FATE & PRINCE WILLIAM. See more information and previous events media at their website:
Will McBride
I fell in Love with this City

Ongoing through January 16, 2015, C/O Berlin, Hardenbergstraße 22–24. Life stirs amid the urban ruins of post-war Berlin, a whiff of youthful freedom at the front line of the cold war. Will McBride, a self-confident and curious young American and chronicler of youth, wanders in 1957 among everyday contradictions, capturing fresh perspectives of this city with his camera.
Life is increasingly governed by a never-ending enterprise of predictive control
CAPTURE ALL | Transmediale Festival 2015

January 28, 2014 - February 1, 2015, Artists, programmers, hackers, scientists and media practitioners from around the world push against the limits of digital culture's pervasive logic of CAPTURE ALL, and its quantification of work, play and life. A meeting point for social/ creative exchange, exhibitions, conferences, screenings, performances, workshops + new artistic productions.
The Berlinale 65
Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin 2015

February 5-15, 2015. Berlin’s largest cultural event, one of most important film industry dates. Around 400 films shown, most either world or European premieres - every genre, length, format, from 128 countries; 300,000 tickets sold; art, glamour, parties & business deals.
Berlinale Festival Best in Queer Film
Gay Teddy Awards

February 13 2015. Berlinale awards ceremony at Station Berlin honors best feature film, best documentary, and best short film in queer cinema. Variety stage show with stars from all over the world, followed by the TEDDY Party, probably the best party of the Berlinale. Their website - in German and English - has a trove of information and video clips.
Leather/Fetish Week
Easter in Berlin | German Mr Leather

April 2-7, 2015, Easter Weekend, Berlin Leder and Fetisch annual event. Europe's biggest Leather/Fetish Week of the year includes the German Mr Leather contest/ mega party on Easter Sunday with hottest fetish hunks, go-go boys, porn stars, total-darkness room, top international DJs. Tickets at Check-In, Military Store, Motzstrasse.
The popular Good Friday party
Easter BearDance 2015

April 3, 2015, from 10pm at SO36, Oranienstrasse 190, Kreuzberg. Dance for bears, cubs and friends. DJs Martin Rapp, Axelay and guest provide the finest dance tunes until the early morning, along with the latest visuals by VJ Alkis. Smoking lounge and spacious darkroom.
"Achtung Berlin"
New Films from Berlin & Brandenburg

April 15-22 2015, annual film festival dedicated to Berlin & Brandenburg filmmakers, 3rd largest in Berlin. Feature films, documentaries, 6 world premieres. See website for past and upcoming events.
International Queer Short Film Festival

May 21-24, 2015. Created to screen award winning Australian Queer short films to international audience, now also Queer Films from other regions. Including Canada, Korea, Turkey, Germany & Spain. The program for 2015 will be online in May 2015
18th annual Carnival of Cultures
Karneval der Kulturen

June 5-8, 2015, (tentative) annual celebration of the cultural & ethnic diversity of Berlin in Kreuzberg: Parade from Hermannplatz, street festival, entertainment stages, international bands, stiltwalkers, acrobats & magicians (visitors test their own abilities & skills). About 300 market stalls, food of many lands, arts & crafts and much more.
Europe's largest queer open-air event
Gay Stadtfest 2015

June 13-14, 2015, annual weekend of Gay Pride festivities in Schöneberg, each day from 11am. Crowds throng music stages and surrounding streets, clubs and beer gardens around Nollendorfplatz in all directions. See the 2014 photos, and program for 2015 as announced, at their website.
The week after Stadtfest
Christopher Street Day 2015

June 20, 2015 annual parade of scores of floats down Kurfurstendamm to the Siegessaeule, with half a million or so people, and more than a few playful public shenanigans each year + festival. See photos of 2014, plus full 2015 program, as announced, at their website.
LGBT Swing Party
Gay Night at the Zoo

July 17, 2015, 7pm Berlin Zoo "Elefantentor" Budapester Strasse. Sing & swing between elephants, tigers & penguins. Music: Roman Shamov BVG orchestra. After Party and dining TBA.
The Festival on the Art of Lust
Xplore Berlin

Late July, 2015, at schwelle7, Uferstrasse 6, Berlin-Wedding. Three days of creative sexuality, BDSM, tantra, ritual and other body practices; 40+ workshops, demonstrations, lectures and performances of various sexual variations each year. schwelle7 hosts ongoing dance, choreography, performance and body arts workshops.

Early August, 2015 LadyFest events Spinoff alternative women’s/ trans festival takes hands-on, open-to-all approach to entertainment. Last year included: a vegan barbecue at the Tempelhofer Feld, film nights, concerts, parties and live music, plus drumming lessons and haircuts.
LGBT Park Festival
Parkfest Friedrichshain 2015

Mid-August, 2015. Annual Summer Saturday glbt festival, thousands in attendance, lots of local talent performing on grounds of open-air cinema in Friedrichshain / Volkspark. Non-commercial festival celebration involves many gay clubs & institutions. See website for previous events.
European Fetish Event of the Year
Folsom Europe

September, 2015, annual leather/fetish/skin/rubber events draw 25,000 visitors; SAT Pig + SUN Matinee Pervert fetish/ dance parties; events all over town in bars and bathhouses; big streetfair for everyone on Fuggerstrasse. See their website for many more events around the city in mid-September.
Art + Music + Market
Berlin Festival 2015

September, 2015, at Arena Park Berlin, Eichenstraße 4 and Art Village at Flughafen Templehof. A huge festival of bands, DJs, and solo vocal performances on stage over three days, plus Art Village festival and marketplace. See website for the line-up.
10th annual spotlight on Berlin
Festival of Lights

Mid-October, 2015 annual event. Berlin icons including TV tower and Brandenburg Gate lit up, made into backgrounds for projections. The city is transformed into a stage and the landmarks, monuments, buildings, streets and squares become the stars. National and international artists, designers and creative teams tell their stories.
Die Kultveranstaltung ist zurück!

October, 2015 (to be confirmed), at Berliner Hauptbahnhof, Invalidenstrasse 78, Mitte. 8-year celebration at Oktoberfest tent, wooden benches and lawn. Music on stage, and Oktoberfest beer.
The 13th HustlaBall in Berlin
Hustlaball Circuit Weekend

October, 2015 (to be confirmed). Axel Hotel/ Hamburger Marys Welcome + Apollo-Splash-Club + warm-up party; HustlaBall at Kitkat Club, party world of hustlers, hookers, pimps, streetwalkers, flesh-peddlers, porn stars + other scandalous sorts; circuit parties.
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