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Gay San Francisco

Every Sunday - Palomino Presents
Domingo de Escandalo

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.
The oldest weekly goth/industrial dance night in the country
Death Guild

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.
28 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.
Strip down, enjoy some cheap drinks and get into cruising
NSA Underwear Party

Every Tuesday night, 10pm-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.
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.
Regional Premiere - By Bathsheba Doran
The Mystery of Love and Sex

Ongoing through May 20, 2018. Charlotte and Jonny have been best friends since they were nine. She's Jewish, he's Christian, she’s white, he's black. They love each other, but not that way. Or maybe that way. As they tumble into their twenties, confronting mysteries of their sexuality, they soon find that the path forward is not always the one right in front of you.
Come join the fun!
Naked Night Tuesday

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2018, 8pm at Nob Hill Theatre. Every Tuesday, one of the busiest nights of the week! Come in and make a new friend. Complimentary clothes check and refreshments. Tickets $20 - arcade only: $15.
Club Papi - The New Chapter at Beaux Castro - Every Wednesday
¡Pan Dulce! Hump Day Fiesta

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018, 9pm-2am, at Beaux. PAN DULCE is back! One of the CASTRO'S most legendary weekly parties with the hottest PAPI BOYZ go-gos from around the USA, the most fabulous drag divas and the sweetest Latin/ Dance/ Top 40 musica. MASSIVE LATIN HUMP DAY FIESTA featuring Rupaul Drag Race devas + XXX porn stars, live on stage. Next dates: June 6, 13....
Dylan James + Jessie Colter - DOUBLE Circle Jerk w/ a Porn Star(s)

May 3, 2018, 9pm. Lucas Entertainment Exclusive Dylan James and Porn Star Jessie Colter open their weekend appearances with Circle Jerk with a Porn Star. Moving the excitement upstairs to the Main Theatre to accommodate the event. Watch, stroke yourself, help a neighbor. Join the Circle - Join the Fun!
First Friday with Sister MaeJoy
The Sisters - Darshan in Pink Triangle Park

May 4, 2018, 8:30-10pm at Pink Triangle Park and Memorial, Market St. Sisters and community members join together every first Friday for a darshan with activities ranging from games, meditation, sing-alongs to hopscotch. Join the Sisters for some irreverent fund and get your weekend off to a great start!
Sex shows at Nob Hill
Dylan James + Jessie Colter | Solo + Sex Shows

May 4-5, 2018, 9pm at Nob Hill, 8pm Dylan solo shows + 10pm sex shows with Jessie each night.
Hosted by Desperate Living and The San Francisco Dyke March
Desperate Living w/ Drama - Benefiting the SF DYKE MARCH

May 4, 2018, 10pm-3am. The most absurd raffle in the Bay Area each and every month. The winner, among other things, gets to pie a drag queen in the face. HOSTESS: Sgt Die Wies. PERFORMERS: ROXANNE REDMEAT (Jessica Finn), Gem N'Aye, and Madd Dogg 20/20. LIVE SET: Drama. BABELY GOGOS; Emjay Mercury + Vivi Veronica. DJ Brown Amy (HARD FRENCH).
1st Saturday Of The Month! For Disco Freaks....
Go BANG! Andrew Emil + Jeremy Rosebrook! Celebrating Ron Hardy!

May 5, 2018, 9pm-3am. Queer-Mixed San FranDISCO w/ Love. Dress To Sweat! Disco freaks, art school boys/ girls, drag queens/ kings, boogie-heads, fierce dancers, flashy dressers, sexy girls, hot boys, DJs, dancers, photographers, artists, fashionistas; gay/straight/bi/tri/whateva! DISCO Action! Celebrating Ron Hardy! With Andrew Emil (Chi) + Jeremy Rosebrook + Residents!
The greatest mashup party in the universe - Every Saturday
Bootie SF - May 2018

May 5, 2018, 9pm-3:30am, Drinko de Mayo mashups w/ Adrian A, Tripp, Dada, Airsun and André. May 12th - Wild Animals w/ DJs Adrian A, Tyme, JSteez, Robin' Millions; May 19th - Electric Bootie Carnival, DJs Tripp + Tyme, Meikee Magnetic + En8; May 26th Bootie Prom w/ Tyme, Airsun, Jimi G, Fox and Kool Karlo + live Smash Up Derby.
Modern day Indie & Electro meets classic Electronica from the 90s/2000s
Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger Dance Party:

May 5, 2018, 9:30pm-2am at Slate Bar, 2925 16th St. Modern day Indie & Electro meets classic Electronica from the 90s/2000s with DJs 2nite + Candy. Featuring Mexican and Glitter-inspired face and body painting by Rachel Deboer. Glow Gear, Party Sunglasses, Five Foot Aliens + Baby Alien Dance Buddies, Disco Lights, Fog, and your favorite music videos.
Series Group presents the all new
Love + Propaganda San Francisco

May 5, 2018, 9:30pm-2am, Love And Propaganda, 85 Campton Pl, Union Sq. Music, fashion + art meet for an audio-visual experience unlike anything seen before w/ DJ KAYPER (UK), gorgeous neo-classic inspired design, focal point sound. Widely acclaimed international, underground producers, DJs, talent.
...a place for all drag mothers to bring their children, to hone their craft
Mother: May

May 5, 2018, 10pm-3am w/ Monét X Change! Heklina co-founded Trannyshack in 1996 at the Stud with monthly shows. This longest running drag event series in SF was rebranded as Mother, Fridays weekly at Oasis. Next dates: May 12th Hamilton Live! May 19th Scream Queens w/ Sasha Velour. May 26th Madonna Tribute. June 2nd w/ Aquaria. June 9th w/ Kameron Michaels. See full details:
Your queer dance party
Swagger Like Us presents Shrug

May 6, 2018, 3-8pm. Shrug + DJs DavOmakesbeats, JiBBZ, Kream, Bored Lord. Brainchild of events curator Kelly Lovemonster + producer/DJ davOmakesbeats. Started in SF to provide emerging queer hip-hop artists, DJs and dancers a platform to showcase their talents. After 5+ years an institution; fashion forward, sleek, cool, with a finger on the pulse of underground queer club circles.
As always we've got drag, DJs and dancing all night!
Lip Service: GLAM ROCK!

May 6, 2018, 10pm-2am. Hosted by the Good Time Girls: Ariel Rose, Raton Rose, and Fauve Schoen. With Resident Beauty Queen Mary Vice. Special guests Hollow Eve, Sgt Die Wies + the debut appearance of Sandy Whorewol. DJ set by Silver River! Drag show at 11pm. See you on the dancefloor. $5 at the door.
Time to roll out if ya got 'em and come to PUFF on Thursday

May 10, 2018, 7-10pm. Queer, marijuana, rock n roll drag party. DJ Dank's amazing night of 420 antics includes music by DJ Sergio Fedasz, live guitar tunes with Maria Konner, a zany drag show and the legendary Stoner Raffle. Performers: Mutha Chucka, Pristine Condition, Cyanide, Tawdry Hepburn, Monty Quilla, Gem N'Aye, Pina Busch, Carl with Records, Shelley Wilde, Brandylicious!
A comic excavation of adolescent writing, art & media. PS: It totally likes you

May 11, 2018, 6:30pm. Every 2nd FRI at DNA Lounge. Hailed as a cultural phenomenon by Newsweek; celebrated for years by the likes of This American Life, The Today Show, The Onion AV Club and Entertainment Weekly: all ages comic excavation of teen angst artifacts (journals, poems, letters, lyrics, home movies, schoolwork) shared by their original authors in front of total strangers!
BURLESQUE. CIRCUS. COCKTAILS + Final 8 shows of Vivvy - at Stud since the 80's
Red Hots Burlesque + Vivvy's Grand Opening

May 11, 2018, 7-9pm Burlesque w/ Emily Catalano + Miss Bettsy Rose Lee (NZ Burlesque Diva). Hex Feature: Harley SeQuinn. PUA Stylings: Glitter-Done. Host: Sgt. Die Wies. 10pm-4am only 8 more crazy fucking shows by VivvyAnne ForeverMORE and pals w/ DJs Stanley Frank + Siobhan Aluvalot. Drag: Fauxnique, Roxanne Redmeat, Poosie Poppingtons, Rachel Lee Ambiguous + Gina LaDivina at the door.
Circle Left Contra Dances on Second Fridays
Circle Left Queer Contra Dancing

May 11, 2018, at First Unitarian Church in Oakland: 685 14th St, Oakland. With Adrianna Ciccone, Sumaia Jackson, and Colin Cotter; Andy Shore calling. Continuing second Fridays with 7:30-8pm beginners' lesson + 8-11pm dance. Gender-free contra dance sponsored by SF Bay Queer Contra Dance. Next: June 8th; July 13th.
San Francisco's Party For Girls Who Love Girls!
UHAUL SF at Oasis

May 11, 2018, 10pm-2am. Raising funds for the National Center for Lesbian Rights with SPECIAL GUEST Kate Kendell, executive director of NCLR. Great conversation; diverse/ amazing political women in an intimate environment - ONLY queer WOMEN! Get the URGE to MERGE with queer DJs Whitney Day + Dree. FB
Polesexual Presents - Back to Summer School!

May 13, 2018, 10pm-2am. Were you a jock, a cheerleader, a band geek, the creepy goth kid or the pregnant girl? It wont matter at Polesexual HS because we will poke fun at them all. Sexy and stupid are part of the curriculum! Serving you her own special slop straight from the cafeteria, guest host SHIRLEY LUNCHELADDIE! Polecats will twirl and amaze/ teach you a thing or two about sex ed.
What exactly is the difference between the candidates for mayor of San Francisco
100 DAYS OF ACTION: Unfuck the Mayor: The Last Debate

May 14, 2018, 6:30-8:30pm. The final unofficial public appearance of the top 3 candidates. Part debate, part gameshow, comedians and performers take on the role of each candidate and deliver answers to your pressing questions using actual quotations from the campaign trail. With Irene Tu, Karinda Dobbins, Baruch Porras-Hernandez, Raphael Noz, Jody Frandle, and Krista Fatka.
Marking International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
LGBTQ Youth in France & the U.S.: Looking Back, Looking Forward

May 17, 2018, 7-9pm. Claiming their own sexuality and gender has long presented joys and challenges for American and French LGBTQ youth facing incomprehension or persecution from families and schools. Perspectives on how teen/ young adult lives in these countries were shaped in past decades, and how LGBTQ communities and their allies work today to support and empower queer youth.
Circle Jerk with a Porn Star DOUBLE STAR ATTRACTION
Dorian Ferro & Ziggy Banks

May 17-19, 2018. THU 9pm Circle Jerk at Main Theatre. Watch, stroke yourself, help a neighbor; take the lead from the two guest porn stars. FRI/SAT May 18-19th 8pm Dorian Ferro solo shows + 10pm sex shows with Ziggy Banks.
The lattest instalment of your favorite unapologetically slutty parteee
Hoe Is Life

May 17, 2018, 10pm-2am. Come out! Take a work break and play with your girls - you DO have your HOE life ahead of you! This is a safe space for all those closeted hoes to be nasty and pervy, so Let's celebrate each other's body and beauty. HOE ARE YOU? It's been a while...we're glad to be back... You never THOT it would CUM to this but ya THOT wrong! Next: June 21st.
Get the URGE TO MERGE on the dancefloors with our local queer DJs!
UHAUL SF at Club F8

May 18, 2018, 10pm-2am at f8. San Francisco's Party for Girls Who Love Girls: 3rd Fridays. You meet her. You take her on one date. You take her on another date. Before you know it: UHAUL - with a furry pet of some sort, dressed in a little sweater. DJs: KOSLOV (SF) + CHINA G (SF). Bossy SF Go-go gals.  Next: June 15th. Also 2nd Fridays at Oasis.
Every 3rd friday come together to keep ourselves grounded/ connected/ witnessed
Creature SF XVI: Ritual ft. Foozool + DJ Lady Bug

May 18, 2018, 10pm-4am. Creature builds/ holds together queer space. This month celebrating/ embracing ritual. Cleanse crystals, set up altars and intentions. SOUNDS: FOOZOOL (Clube Chai), DJ LADY BUG (Piano Rain), Maya Songbird, Gossip Cat. With Yves St. Croissant, Kochina Rude, Holange, Stefani K-Monster; ANTI GO GO: STROBE “the fear” RUDE. VISUALS: Skin, iamMom, Sean MTNZ.
Popular among the Asian community
GAMeBoi SF - KPop Takeover Dance Contest

May 19, 2018, 9:30pm-2am. Established in LA where GAMeBoi is nonstop every Friday; 18+ nightclub of choice for the San Francisco Asian community. Third Saturdays monthly event features a diverse pop and dance music mix with ventures into the kpop scene. VJ LaRock plays Pop/Dance/EDM/AsianPop. Hot Asian go-go dancers. K-Pop Dance Winner to receive Wanna One World Tour (San Jose) tickets.
A Sunday You Can't Remember & Will Never Forget
Daytime Realness - Gay to Breakers

May 20, 2018, 2-8pm. Afternoon drag, dancing + disorder every 3rd SUN afternoon, Mar-Oct. Just when you thought it was safe to stay in on Sundays. Hosts Heklina (Mother) + Carnita (Hard French). DJs John Fucking Cartwright + Sergio Fedasz (Go Bang!). Daylit Performances: Mahlae Balenciaga, Coco Buttah, Miss Shugana and Intensive Claire. Sneaky's BBQ. Finest SF queens/ hottest bodies.
Strap on your jet packs - then - strap on your cha cha heels
PoT: Attack of the Genitaliens! + The Broni Mitchell Show: Female Stubble

May 20, 2018, 7-9pm - check your ray-guns at the door, and get ready for an evening that'll make you feel like someone turned off the artificial gravity. It's about to get trashy... IN SPACE! Followed by 10pm-2am - divorcing ourselves from the sick and boring world of the heterosexual with a debaucherous tribute to the John Waters cult classic FEMALE TROUBLE!
The GLBT Historical Society
Harvey Milk Day: Free Museum Admission

May 22, 2018, 11am-6pm. California marks Milk's birthday as a statewide day of significance. The Museum offers free admission to all visitors all day. Harvey Milk is commemorated in the Queer Past Becomes Present long-term Main Gallery exhibition about his life and death, with clothing he wore, and a voice recording of his political will, made just days before his death.
In the GLBT Historical Society's monthly "Fighting Back" series
Fighting Back: Queer News Versus Fake News

May 23, 2018, 7-9pm. Historians, veteran journalists, new media reps and activists explore contemporary queer issues in historical context, a multigenerational conversation about the role of media and online platforms in discerning fact from falsehood; how LGBTQ people have been historically affected, and how stories in traditional and new media become part of the historical record.
San Francisco's newest mashup of nerdy drag and punk drag
Pastel Gore 3: Classic Horror Movies

May 24, 2018, 10pm-2am. Doors + music 10pm. Pop-up drag show 11:30pm. SHOWS: Erika Klash, Cash Monet, KaiKai Bee Michaels, and Rock M. Sakura. PASTEL GORE is back with a new show created by Dragula star Erika Klash. Co-Produced by Cash Monet, featuring KaiKai Bee Michaels and Rock M Sakura. DJ Tweaka Turner + Jelly Jellyfish. DOOR GODDESS: PASTEL GORE.
The 21st Annual
National Queer Arts Festival 2018

May 25-26, 2018. Performances, performance art, new queer work, visual arts; annual month-long Queer Arts Festival, Queer arts groups “Creating Queer Community” - a program that to date has commissioned more than 120 San Francisco-based artists to create new work.
An underground dance party, full of visual stimulation - Everyone welcome!

May 26, 2018, 9pm-4am. Dress to dance/romance. Extra sound/lighting. Resident DJ Eric Bloom returns from NYC  w/ 2 STUD favorites: Oscar Pineda + Siobhan Aluvalot, ready to crush her first time on the decks. All night mesmerizing visuals: @tylerkinesis! Dirty dancer: Sean Dirt Wolf. Hosts: God's Lil Princess, Ty Achilles, Leon Fox, Erez Finezilber, Ricardo Tavares, Peter pinon.
Upgraded w/GROWLr!

May 26, 2018, 9pm-2am at SF Eagle, 398 12th St. Bearracuda returns to it's cruisy, sexy San Francisco roots at the Eagle. Party with DJs Trevor Sigler and Jordee! Decor by Dusti Cunningham, sexy visuals and studly go-go's. Just $5 before 10pm! $10 after.
The San Francisco LGBT Asian club destination every 4th Saturday of the month
ShangriLa - Heroes & Villains Party

May 26, 2018, 10pm-6am at THE ENDUP. ShangriLa annual event celebrating Memorial Day Weekend! Wear your favorite SuperHero SuperVillain costume! Opening set: DJ PUMPKIN SPICE. Featuring Afterhours Set by LOUIS T (Kuala Lumpur). Your SF LGBT Asian club destination every 4th Saturday each month. Facebook.
San Francisco's Party For Girls Who Love Girls! THREE DAY FRKN WEEKEND Special
UHAUL SF at The Stud! Flannel Party!

May 27, 2018, 9pm-2am. What better way to spend it than with your queer family supporting a queer space in literally a PJ top that somehow is OK to wear outside in public. Wear it on your head, around your waist... whatever you do, up to you! Get the 'URGE to MERGE' with queer DJs: Jibbz (SF) + CHINA G (SF). Bossy SF Entertainment GOGO GALS.
Gus Presents - San Francisco's HOTTEST and most MASSIVE Gay Circuit Parties!
Sanctuary | MEMORIAL WEEKEND 2018

May 27, 2018, 10pm-6am, at 1015 Folsom. SF's HOTTEST PARTY is back/ bigger than ever. Join over 1000 of the hottest MEN + GoGo GODS, insane sound lights and production. With DJs DEANNE + BiNOMiO.
Celebrate the beginning of Pride Month 2018
Fundraiser for the GLBT Historical Society

May 30, 2018, 5-8pm Special, history-focused fundraiser w/ OPEN BAR, catered food, performances, and exhibition of archival photographs, periodicals, and ephemera from the Historical Society's archives paying homage to The Stud and other "Miracle Mile" bars, bathhouses, and after hours which operated in SoMa from the 1960s onward. Silent auction of photos/ art/ ephemera.
The film festival that provides a manageable amount of the truth
SF DocFest

May 31 - June 14, 2018. 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.
Audiovisual collaboration between the GLBT Historical Society & SF Dyke March
Introducing the Dyke March Oral History Project

June 1, 2018, 7-9pm. The project aims to capture and preserve the diverse experiences of dykes, queers and women from all communities at the Dyke March, which started in 1993. The event will introduce the project and raise funds for expenses related to recording, preservation and promotion of Dyke March history. Light food and drink will be served; beer donated by Virgil's Sea Room.
Circle Jerk with a Porn Star DOUBLE STAR ATTRACTION
Brian Davilla & Dolf Dietrich

June 7-9, 2018. THU 9pm Brian Davilla & Dolf Dietrich kick off the month with their appearance at the always wild/ always fun CIRCLE JERK WITH A PORN STAR. FRI/SAT June 8-9th 8pm Brian Davilla solo shows + 10pm sex shows with Dolf Dietrich.
San Francisco's Party For Girls Who Love Girls!
UHAUL SF at Oasis

June 8, 2018, 10pm-2am. Also second Friday - get the URGE to MERGE with queer DJs DREE (Oakland) + Jess the Ripper (PDX). FB
Brunch, Music and Day Party

June 9, 2018, 1-6pm at Bergerac, 316 11th St. New SF day party, inspired by limited-capacity, invitation-only Mykonos, Ibiza, and NYC events. Always putting music first with world-renowned house music artists who set the perfect vibe. Featuring music by MO and DENA AMY from Australia. Bergerac, a killer evening restaurant, becomes a classy late night party venue.

June 9, 2018, 10pm-4am at Club Six. DROP YOUR PANTS + DANCE... in your favorite pair of speedos / bikinis / surf trunks.... or jockstraps / underwear of course! Or KEEP YOUR PANTS ON if YOU want! Totally OPTIONAL! DJs TOM STEPHAN + PUMPKIN SPICE, and JOSHUA D. HEAVILY fortified SOUND | Lasers | Lights | LED | Staging | Cryo Gas. Cavernous dance venue/ lots of rooms to check out.
Frameline 42: There’s No Place Like Here…
San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival 2018

June 14-24, 2018, the 42nd 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.
The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation presents
Broadway Bares | San Francisco Strips III

June 17, 2018, 8-11:30pm. Burlesque-style strip show with a modern twist, featuring performance artists, circus performers, dancers, singers, theater actors/dancers/singers, and more! Raises money for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.
Kick Off Gay Pride Weekend with our infamous Circle Jerk
Circle Jerk – The Boys of Nob Hill

June 21, 2018, 9pm. Featuring three of our HOTTEST guys from Nob Hill Theatre. Our Circle Jerks are fast becoming our favorite event. So popular that we will move it upstairs into the Main Theatre. You can watch or join the action with our HOT Performers. Complimentary clothes check. Come join the fun – Join the Circle. Entrance $20.
The 10th Annual
Bearracuda SF Gay Pride 2018

June 22, 2018, 9pm-3am at Folsom Foundry, 1425 Folsom St. Back to Bearracuda for a sexy night! Cruise, dance and meet hundreds of guys, stripped down and dancing to DJ Wayne G (UK). $7 before 10pm. $10 after. Bearracuda is the largest attended bear dance party in the USA.

June 22-25, 2018, FRI 10pm to MON 8am. Gay men's dance party - THOUSANDS of the HOTTEST Men and Boys from around the world at 3 MASSIVE PARTIES - LIGHTS/ LASERS/ SOUND/ DECOR/ PRODUCTION - the likes of which The City has never seen! DJs ALEX ACOSTA, JACK CHANG, NINA FLOWERS, ALEXANDER, DEE MARTELLO, ANDREW GIBBONS, BECKY KNOX. Beefy Sound System + HOTTEST GoGo GODS!
Cum out Cum out wherever you are!
Pound Puppy: Stud Puppy w/ Mystic Bill, Oscar Pineda + Kevin Oconnor

June 22, 2018, 10pm-4am. POUND it out this Pride with us. A time to revel in each others faggotry and make the most of these aggressive times. Annual special guest to get your body Jackin through the weekend, no stranger to keeping your garments soaked, Mystic Bill from Miami - a sorcerer to be found boppin' around the world in the dark, at clubs like Shelter, CroBar and SmartBar.
One of the oldest and largest LGBTQIA parades in the world
San Francisco Pride 2018

June 23-24, 2018. Climaxing a month of events. SAT noon-6pm Celebration and Rally at Civic Center Plaza. Main stage inspirational speakers and performers. Over 200 exhibitors w/ wide variety of artists, local/ national businesses, nonprofits, artisans; food and beverage vendors. SUN 11am-6pm Parade, Market/Beale to Market/8th St. Past year saw 271 contingents, 50,000 people participate.
August Hall & Honey Soundsystem present
Honey Soundsystem Pride Sunday 2018

June 24, 2018, 8pm-4am, August Hall, 420 Mason St. Going big for Pride - beyond thrilled to be featuring Yaeji in a gorgeous new venue mere steps from all the best celebrations. Don't sleep on these tickets, her last shows in SF sold out in a day. Also: Jason Kendig, Bézier, Jackie House.
In the GLBT Historical Society's monthly "Fighting Back" series
Fighting Back: Queers & Sex Work: Legal Repression, Community Resistance

June 27, 2018, 7-9pm. Exploring contemporary queer issues in a historical context: LGBTQ past/ present associations with commercially mediated sex - workers, clients or pro-sex activists on how the state criminalizes intersections of sex work, queer sex and speech. Historians, community organizers and advocates will critique the new FOSTA/SESTA legislation; responses and resistance.
Warm up for Folsom
Up Your Alley Fair 2018

July 29, 2018, 11am-6pm. 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. 12pm-2am SF Eagle Party On The Patio: hundreds of leather-clad sweaty bodies.
The Castro Bear's annual retreat! - 21st birthday weekend in Sonoma County woods
Lazy Bear 2018

August 1-6, 2018. One of the largest/ most successful bear gatherings in the world, with pool parties, dance parties, bonfires, live entertainment and 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.
The 27th Year
San Francisco Fringe Festival 2018

September 6-15, 2018, 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:
GSGRA-BAC presents the 26th
Bay Area Rodeo | Best Buck in the Bay

September 14-16, 2018, 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...
Leather Week main event
Folsom Street Fair 2018

September 30, 2018, Sunday 11am-6pm, 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 2018

October 7, 2018, 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.
Country-Western Dance Weekend
Sundance Stompede

November 1-4, 2018. The world's largest annual LGBT country-western dance weekend. Four nights of dance parties. Three days of dance workshops. Hundreds of cowfolks. One amazing weekend of events at Regency Center, 1300 Van Ness Ave; Sundance Saloon; and Golden Gateway Holiday Inn, 1500 Van Ness Ave. A fundraising benefit for AIDS and Breast Cancer Emergency Funds.
From Circus to Music Hall
Edwardian Faire & Ball 2019

Late January, 2019. The 19th Annual Affair 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 presents vignettes paying homage to controversial works of (in)famous illustrator Edward Gorey.
The best in independent, alternative & subversive cinema from around the globe
SF INDIEFEST 2019 - The 21st San Francisco Independent Film Festival

February, 2019, at The Roxie + Victoria Theaters and The Pop Up Theater, 518 Valencia St.  Two weeks "...promoting intriguing films which can’t be easily categorized. Such Mission District venues as the venerable Roxie Theater and the new Alamo Drafthouse Cinema will act as magnets for adventurous cinephiles.” – Peter Wong, Beyond Chron.
New cinema from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland
San Francisco's 23rd Berlin & Beyond Film Festival

February, 2019, three days of screenings at the Castro Theatre and the Goethe-Institut San Francisco. Since 1996, North America's largest German film festival. The best of recent cinematic discoveries from German-speaking countries, along with special guest artist appearances, engaging forums, and diverse programs.
Mr San Francisco Leather Contest 2019
Leather Alliance Weekend

Early March, 2019. Festivities typically include: FRI meet and greet + Titleholders Reunion party; SAT kink workshops and vendor fair + Mr. San Francisco Leather contest, followed by Victory Party; SUN annual SF Leather Community Awards ceremony and brunch (2019 will be the 53rd year) + afternoon beer bust. See website for this year's schedule of events:
San Francisco Film Society Presents
San Francisco International Film Festival

Early April, 2019 - the 62nd 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.