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
May 4, 2016, 11pm at Nochtspeicher, Bernhard-Nocht-Straße 69. New monthly LGBT party in vaulted cellar club space; Electronic, Pop and Dance music by Donna Diamond & DJ Kevin Neon. Entry: 9€
May 5-7, 2016, 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 5-8, 2016. Third 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.
May 16, 2016, 9:15pm, at Metropolis Kino. Four gay men navigate art, sex and love one sublime Philadelphia night: Brian, a lovesick poet suffering from writer’s block; Drew, a sculptor obsessed with his muse; Bob, a talent agent cruising the streets for a night’s companionship; Jim, an actor, the titular “Beautiful Something” of Joseph Graham’s erotic drama.
May 21, 2016. 11pm at Klubhaus St Pauli, Bahnhof Pauli, Spielbudenplatz 21-22. Men-only House/Electro dance party w/ The KOFFERBOYS (BER). Dark rooms for a discreet/fun boys' night out. Hot Electro House music in a sweaty basement world of pulsating hot electro beats from the 136° Club group. See Babylon.
May 21, 2016, from midnight at Prinzenbar Docks Club, Spielbudenplatz 19. Adventure in whore country! St. Pauli gay dance party for hot boys & sexy girls, with DJs Berry.E + Tobicé. Performances by Paloma Lemonade + Sierra Tequila. Entry: 12 €
May 28, 2016, from 11pm, at Schmidts Tivoli, Spielbudenplatz 24. A night of colors, glitter. hot Boys+Girls. Big Saturday LGBT mega-party; 5 DJs on 3 floors: Nicki Dynamite, Deejay Berry E, SEVEN X, MOREX, JayRo. Welcome shots, hot dancers, karaoke. See facebook and website:
May 28-29, 2016 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 3-13, 2016. 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 - 2015 focus on relationship between choreography and protest - see 2016! Come all: hippies, yippies, poets, punks, junkies and queers. Art is sexy! Excess Yourself!
June 3-13, 2016. Relationship between choreography + protest. In contemporary choreography + global political resistance movements new forms emerge. Activists use artistic strategies to stage effective/ creative protests; in turn choreography is understood as social discourse. Not about representation of protest through dance/ more the potential for protest in choreographic strategies.
June 4, 2016, 11pm at Festplatz Nord, Nordkanalstraße 46. New gay + friends dance party with DjCK (Köln) Pop/ RnB on 2nd floor. Mainfloor DJs; Stero (Karlsruhe), Andre M.B.G (Hamburg), Bass Raper (Munich). Tee Jay (Hamburg) play Mainstream/ Charts/ EDM/ House. 3rd floor DJane Käry (Karlsruhe) + Surprise DJ play Electro/ Tech–House. Cover: 8-12 €
June 11, 2016, from 11pm at Hühnerposten, Hühnerposten 1a. One of the biggest gay parties in Hamburg - House, Pop, and R'n'B music. Disco-Caine (La Troya/ Ibiza) and Friends - Milan-Vienna-Madrid - performances, international artists, 3 dance areas. DJs TBA. Show, acrobatics + horny music!
July 30 - August 7, 2016, the 36th-year Pride Week activities, Saturday 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 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.
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:
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: