Bars, nightclubs, restaurants except for takeout and delivery service, entertainment and recreational venues that were closed, had begun to reopen with restrictions in June. But on July 1st the governor ordered the closure of all recently reopened bars, and halted indoor operations of restaurants, movie theaters, museums and zoos in most of the state after a surge in coronavirus cases.
Every Sunday, 6pm at OMG! SCANDALOUS SUNDAYS Latin drag shows and dance party. Three drag shows (7:30/ 10:30/ 11:30pm) by Latin drag diva VICKY JIMENEZ and her Luscious Latina Ladies. Sexy go go dancers and drink specials. FREE admission before 9pm/ $5 cover after 9pm. Follows Comedy Open mic hosted by Joe Gorman and John Gallagher, 5:30-6pm.
Sundays from November to February, 2-8pm. An afternoon of drag, dancing and disorder! Hosted by Heklina (Mother) + Carnita (Hard French). Turntabling by Stanley Frank (Beatpig) + guest DJs. Featuring Daylit Performances by guests. Sweet smokey BBQ c/o Sneaky's BBQ. See El Rio calendar.
Sundays, 2-9pm Castro DanceParty - kick ass DJs, StudMuffin GoGos, Flirty Bartenders. Bring your Beach buzzz into BEAUX for a FUNDAY dance party! Chad Bays + will be Dealin' out the hits, so come shake it. A free-for-all - come press our buttons and pull on our nobs! Manimal Fridays, 8:30pm Life on the wild side with the hottest Manimal GoGo beasts + DJ Haute Toddy.
Sundays, 5pm-12am at the all-new fully remodled Café, right in the heart of the Castro!- The Smash Hit Sunday Funday - with DJ Manny Lehman + the Hottest GoGoBros and full Circuit Party production.
First Sundays, 2-8pm. Providing a platform for emerging queer hip-hop artists, DJs and dancers from all over the country to showcase their talents. Live Performances & guest DJs. Host: Sir JoQ. Eats: FREE BBQ Cook Out! SwaggerLikeUs.
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 Monday 9:30pm - after hours at DNA Lounge - six DJs in two rooms play a mix of gothic, industrial, synthpop, noise, ambient, and weird stuff for those 18+ who love the darker side of things. Until the reopening, see their listings calendar of free webcasts!
Tuesdays, 9pm-2am. Gather gear, crew and bare all. Down/ dirty weekly Tuesday Red-Light District Castro party. THIRD TUESDAY Strip Down Contest - maybe make a friend or two. Dress your in your sexiest gear/ jock/ undies for a chance to impress host Tye to win $100 at the midnight contest. DIRTY Gogo Studs + Filthy Beats by DJ Chad Bays.
Every Wednesday Latin nights, with Club Papi stripped-down go-go dancers and diva shows. Each week with 8-10 of the hottest Go-Gos from around the USA, plus fabulous drag divas AMAYA BLAC, DORYS, and special guests! Sweet Latin/ Dance/ Top 40 musica by DJs CHECKO + ADRIAN! Complimentary cover before 10pm each week. Drink specials! Lemon Drop Shots from the sexy Papi go-gos!
Every Wednesday night, 9pm-2am at OMG, 43 6th St. No Strings Attached - singlets, boxers, briefs, jock straps, coxsox, bathrobe editions; bears, cubs, otters and fetish nights; dirty beats, dim lights, sexy vibe, piggy men, hot bartenders; wet bulge contest. Free clothes check, $4 cover - free with student ID. Doors close at 1am.
Wednesdays, 9pm-2am w/ PAPI BOYZ. The Bay Area's #1 weekly Latin Hump Day Fiesta at BEAUX Nightclub. 8-10 of the hottest GoGos from around the USA; fabulous drag divas + special guests! The sweetest Latin/ Dance/ Top 40 musica by DJs CHECKO + ADRIAN! Come early for complimentary cover before 10pm. "YA TU SABES."
Every Thursday, 6:30-10:30pm + Sunday, 5-10:30pm, at Sundance Saloon. 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. Next: July 1st.
First Fridays, 5-11pm, at Temescal Brewing, 4115 Telegraph Ave, Oakland. FIRST FRIDAY VIBES. Host Sir JoQ (Jocquese Whitfield). Guest DJs w/ residents lil sis, tbale and millhøuse.
First Fridays, 10pm-2am. Come to the trough, it's time to feed! Throw on your Rubber or Leather, sports gear and fetishwear, your best boots, and your best STANK. LEAVE THE DEODORANT AT HOME. Cruise. Play. and Dance. RIPE PIT CONTEST AFTER MIDNIGHT Sponsored by: Double Scorpio, Steamworks Berkeley, and Spunk Lube. DJs Fawks + Trever Pearson. Dripping for You: Dirt, Erik, Danny.
Second Fridays, 8-11pm at First Unitarian Church in Oakland: 685 14th St, Oakland. Featuring band and callers. Continuing event every 2nd Friday with 7:30-8pm beginners' lesson + 8-11pm dance. Gender-free contra dance sponsored by SF Bay Queer Contra Dance. Next dates.
Second Fridays, 9pm-2am. Cubcake gets better and better every time. We love to change up the DJs and keep it fresh w/ Beats, Treats and Sweets.
Second Fridays, 10pm- 2am. Come out to dance and play and have a taste of some sexy fun with DJ Blackstone ....bringing you some soulful beats that will make your hips move and groove. No fancy dates. No unrealistic expectations. Just good old down right dirty fun…. where Licking IT is only the beginning!
Fourth Fridays, 10pm-3am. Theydies and Gentlethems welcome back to the stage your semi fave queen VivvyAnne ForeverMORE! Regularly seen on the Drag Alive stage ...and born at the Stud with Club SOME THING. She's bringing her favorite performers together for a new party. Each Month featuring: The Fierce, The Fresh, The Weird, The Wildcard and The Legend.
Fridays, 1-3 times a month. "San Francisco's party for girls who love girls + friends!" DJs. Dancing. GoGo Girls. Theme Nights. At Jolene's, and recently at Everdene Rooftop at Virgin Hotel. See:
Fridays, 9pm-2am. Fresh + frisky, serving you new drunk n' horny meat greet + pre-heat FRIDAYS, in the heart of the CASTRO! Meat + Mingle - all the action starts at 9pm w/ HOTTEST GoGo BROS, REDBULL + Vodka specials first hour. POP | REMIXES | CIRCUIT | EDM.
First SATURDAY at Rickshaw Stop + thirdrd SATURDAY at Origin, 9:30pm-3am. Established in LA where GAMeBoi is nonstop every FRIDAY; 18+ nightclub for the San Francisco Asian community. Hot Asian go-go dancers, diverse pop/ dance/ EDM/ Kpop music mix. With GameBoi LA Resident VJ LaRock + performance by The Rice Rockettes.
Saturdays, 9pm, 18+ party with DJ mashups of pop, throwback, hiphop, club bangers; plus burlesque shows with weekly hosts and guests, live music. See calendar for next dates after the reopening.
Saturdays, 10pm. POPTART, San Francisco’s brand new weekly Saturday night drag event has arrived at Oasis! Part drag show, part dance party, all fun! Weekly tributes.
Fourth Saturdays, 10pm-6am. San Francisco LGBT Asian club destination! Happening every month at the The EndUp!
Annual festival devoted to documentary cinema. Two week event since 2001 has brought the most weird and wonderful aspects of real life to the big screen. "...a zippy blend of politics, music, social issues and youth-oriented subcultures...vibrant, irreverent form of entertainment ...." – Michael Fox, KQED. At Great Star, Roxie, Vogue theaters. Postponed from June, 2020.
June 27-28, 2020. Saturday 1-9pm. Sunday 2-7pm. To feature live and pre-recorded performances, greetings from LGBTQ+ community members, elected officials, and celebrities, speeches from thought leaders, drag and dance performances, DJ sets, and more! Immerse yourself in two days of community engagement and entertainment. See more details at:
July 4, 2020, 3pm-3am. Mixed, diverse, exciting environment, with a nod to the diversity and freedom of 70s/80s San Francisco Disco nightlife, and a respectful nod to New York + Chicago. All-new disco sets made with love, just for YOU! All-new disco sets made with love, just for YOU! In lieu of tips, our resident DJs ask that you donate to The Black Trans Advocacy Coalition (BTAC) - see:
July 8, 2020, 6-7:30pm on Zoom and Facebook. The International AIDS Conference in San Francisco, 1990–2020. Latest in the “Fighting Back” series - an intergenerational discussion that brings together community leaders, experts, historians and activists to explore lessons from the past that might be useful in formulating “resistance” efforts today.
July 9, 2020, 7-10pm. With ALASKA THUNDERFUCK 5000, NINA WEST, ONGINA, VIVVYANNE FOREVERMORE, NICKI JIZZ, JUDAS JOE MANSON, STREAMWORKS, MEATBALL, JILLIAN GNARLING, BLASIA DISCOTECA, BABY, AMOURA TEESE, SKIRT COCAINE, PHOEBE CAKES, FENA BARBITALL, KIARA, ROXY COTTEN CANDY, DOTTIE LUX, BARBRA WYRE, MATT LEGRANDE, TONY SOTO, VICTOR TOP, KAT WILDERNESS, FRANKIE DOOM, KRUSTYNA CLOWN, DRAGO.
July 12, 2020, 6:30-9:30pm. All the B-Movie horror realness you can handle; that schlocky ridiculousness you crave - true Monster Show style. Elvira would love it! Stream via Twitch. Performances by Elsa Touche, Beatrix LaHaine, Cream, Cristal Guysir, Gia, Nocturna Lee Mission, KaiKai Bee Michaels, Loma Prietta, Lucinda Puśś, Mocha Fapalatte, Laundra Tyme, Scarlett Letters, Dot Comme.
July 18, 2020, 10am-1pm. Join Larry Ward and Peggy Rowe Ward for a time of deep nourishment, refreshment and reflection. We will begin with some somatic exercises followed by meditation. Then total relaxation in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. Larry will offer a dharma talk and opportunity for reflection. Larry and Peggy are senior dharma teachers in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.
July 18, 2020, 10pm-2am. Calling all booties for a rump roast romp at Powerhouse with your favorite crew of back alley babes! Juanita will be sitting on hers! Stanley will be dj'ing his off! Walter will be showing off his! Drink specials! Booty call heartthrob Isaac shooting! Gogo glutes galore! A benefit for the Transgender Law Center!
July 19, 2020, 3-5pm. Another virtual edition of our monthly underwear (BYO) beer bust, with special guest host. Zoom details to be posted the day of the event. Sponsored by Cellblock13 and Spunk Lube.
July 26, 2020, 11am-6pm - virtual - see details at website. 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 and Sheridan Sreets.
Late July, 2020. One of the largest/ most successful bear gatherings in the world, w/ pool parties, dance parties, bonfires, live entertainment + amazing DJs. Stay in local lodges, campgrounds and cabins, or avail yourself of nearby towns and cities. Eat at gourmet restaurants, local diners, cookouts and unique pop-ups. Drink world-class wine near the vineyards that produce it.
August 7-9, 2020, 10am, at 15905 River Rd, Guerneville, CA. Pitch a tent on a meadow by the Russian River or stay in Guernville Lodge, Friday and Saturday nights w/ admission to all events throughout Guerneville. Hotel guests get one pass per registered guest. Ways To Stay: Camp Out; Standard Hotel Rooms; Hotel Family Room or Suite Room. Best priced campsites available until Jan 31st.
August 14, 2020, 10pm-3am. The biggest Middle East / North Africa queer event of the Bay Area. Super star Amir papi and the ASHEq collective + sexy belly dance show, hot gogo dancers, amazing music, awesome crowd.
August 16-18, 2020. Three-day weekend. Past year: FRI Meet and Greet at Mr S + Fantasy Grab Bag at SF Eagle. SAT contestant interviews during the day, and contest at Folsom Street Foundry. SUN celebration of the new titleholders at Sunday Streets. See facebook.
September 4-7, 2020, 8pm-2am, Oaklash, at four Oakland venues. Featuring a full weekend of nonstop DRAG - including live performance, music, local vendors, DJs, and more! Queens, kings, and queers from all over the Bay Area and beyond will come together in Oakland for this celebration of local queer culture.
September 10-19, 2020, ten days at EXIT Theatre, 156 Eddy St. Magic, puppetry, clowning, solo performance, original work, and much more - the Bay Area’s largest grassroots festival charges forward with 33 unique shows from both local and non-local artists. See the full program schedule at website:
September 11-13, 2020, at Russian River Rodeo Grounds, Duncans Mills. Past year featured: FRI Buckin' Hot Pool Party + Contestant Registration; SAT Best Buck/Bay Rodeo events at Rodeo Grounds + Big ‘ol Dance Party; SUN rodeo events + Rodeo Awards Ceremony. Events in Calf-Roping, Team-Roping, Goat Dressing, Bull/Steer Riding, Wild Drag Race...
September 26, 2020, 10pm-6am. Folsom Weekend Kink/Fetish Circuit Party at The Midway featuring DJs GSP, Tom Stephan, Misha Skye, and J. Warren. Special Matinee Pervert XXL live act by AMANNDA! XOXO Entertainment & Gloss Magazine.
September 26, 2020, 10pm-4am. Creators of Nocturnal extreme, Heaven and Imagina present a new leather/ kink circuit party. DJs GSP + Paulo. Massive leather circuit party w/ indoor/ outdoor spaces, hosted lounges, bootblack area, smoking area, chill-out + social areas, 3 rooms/bars, massive dance floor, world class sound/lighting, 8 hot dancers from around the country, on stage demos.
September 27, 2020, Sunday 11am-6pm. A virtual event - see details below. World's largest leather event, normally on Folsom St between 8th + 13th. Bigger IS better at this only-in-San-Francisco event! Something for everyone, 400,000 fetish enthusiasts/ 13 city blocks. See updates:
October 4, 2020, 11am-6pm. The 47th annual street festival, 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.
Late January, 2021, 8pm. The 20th Annual Affair - past 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. Vau de Vire Society vignettes pay homage to the controversial works of (in)famous illustrator Edward Gorey.
January - February, 2021, 2 weeks at The Roxie + Victoria Theaters + 518 Gallery. “SF IndieFest is the one festival of the year where you should throw a dart at the program and take a chance. Not because you’re guaranteed a masterpiece, but because it’s the best fest to see something that would never, ever breach your filter otherwise.” -Michael Fox, KQED
Early February, 2021. Seven days of screenings at the Castro Theatre. Since 1996, North America's largest German film festival. The best of recent cinematic discoveries from German-speaking countries, along w/ special guest artist appearances, forums, and programs. Schedule TBA in early January.
April, 2021 - the annual spring festival of 14 days, an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation. Screening venues include: Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St, SF; Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St; Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th St; SFMOMA Phyllis Wattis Theater, Minna St; YBCA Screening Room, 701 Mission St; SFFILM FilmHouse, 644 Broadway. See program and schedules:
May 27-30, 2021. The world's largest annual LGBT country-western dance weekend. Four dance party nights. Three dance workshop days. Hundreds of cowfolks. A benefit for AIDS + Breast Cancer Emergency Funds. Kick-Off Party, Sundance Saloon. Holiday Inn Welcome Dance. SAT HOEDOWN 2020 at Regency Ballroom. SUN Stompede Ball at Sundance Saloon. Host hotel: Holiday Inn, 1500 Van Ness.
June 17-27, 2021 (TBC), the 45th edition annual 11-day event at Castro Theatre - 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 25, 2021, 10pm-4am. The 4th Annual HEAT PRIDE FRIDAY NIGHT party featuring DJs Eddie Martinez + Alexander. Hot international GoGo Gods + Godesses! Hosted by: Liam, Carlos, Juan, Allen, Christelle, Brian, Sergio T, Sergio G, Gus and Paul.
June 27, 2021, 6pm-6am, at 1015 Folsom. SANCTUARY x WE PARTY CIRCUIT MARATHON at SAN FRANCISCO'S BIGGEST + BEST DANCE VENUE. 3 DANCE FLOORS | 8 DJS | 12 HOURS | 18 DANCERS! MICKY FRIEDMANN | PHIL ROMANO + We Party DJs BEN BAKSON | SR. EDU | ALAM WERNIK and SF local stars Andrew Gibbons, Pumpkin Spice, Bugie.