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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.
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.
Bring your open queer hearts, your bravery, your vulnerability... and have fun!
The San Francisco Queer Open Mic

FOURTH FRIDAYs, 7:30-9:30pm, at Modern Times Bookstore, 2919 24th St, SF. 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!
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.
Multimedia exhibition focuses on 1988-92 national queer quarterly based in SF
OUT/LOOK and the Birth of the Queer

Ongoing through January 29, 2018. Embracing gender/ racial diversity, bridging academic and community perspectives, the magazine addressed political and cultural topics w/ graphic arts; scholarly and literary writing. New works by culture-makers, draw on one issue for inspiration. Documenting history/ sparking fresh creative investigation, bringing the legacy to a new generation.
The 5th Anniversary Tour
Avenue Q

December 1, 2017 - January 7, 2018 at New Conservatory Theatre. The naughty puppets return for a never-ending holiday party at NCTC! Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx. Book by Jeff Whitty. Based on original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx. “...a perennial hit -- even when seeing it for the second, third, or whatever time…” -Theatre Eddys.
From criminal to celebrated: his "pornographic" drawings of well-endowed men

December 1-6, 2017, various times at the Roxie. The LGBTQ icon is the fascinating focus of director Dome Karukoski’s biopic, starring an excellent Pekka Strang - moving from WWII through to Tom’s halcyon days and nights in the California of the 1970s and 80s.
The greatest mashup party in the universe - Every Saturday
Bootie SF - December 2017

December 2, 2017, 9pm-3:30am. Hubba Holiday Party! A Santa-sized bag of yuletide mashup treats, with 11pm holiday-themed burlesque, and Xmashes mixed in by DJs Mysterious D, EN8 and Tyme to help you party through the holidaze! Dec 9 Santacon After-Party. Dec 16 Star Wars - The Empire strikes Bootie. Dec 23 Island of Misfit Toys. Dec 31 NYE 2018. Jan 6 Hubba Hubba Revue. See details:
1st Saturday Of The Month! For Disco Freaks....
Go BANG! 9 Years with Elaine Denham & Robin Simmons + Stanley Frank!

December 2, 2017, 9pm-3am. Queer-Mixed San FranDISCO with 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! DJs Steve Fabus, Joe Prince Wolfe, Sergio Fedasz, Garaje Gooch, Pinky Maraschino, and Snow White.
Series Group presents the all new
Love + Propaganda San Francisco

December 2, 2017, 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 KONFLIKT, gorgeous neo-classic inspired design, focal point sound. Widely acclaimed international, underground producers, DJs, talent. Next dates: Dec 9 FOUR COLOR ZACK; Dec 16 DJ SPIDER; Dec 23 DJ COBRA; Dec 30 DJ FASHEN.
Unique SF nightlife - presented by Drag legends D'Arcy Drollinger and Heklina
Mother: Alaska Thunderfuck

December 2, 2017, 10pm-3am. Heklina co-founded Trannyshack in 1996 at the Stud, w/ monthly shows. The longest running drag event series in SF, Trannyshack was rebranded as Mother, Fridays weekly at Oasis. Dec 9 - Mother: Rihanna Tribute; Dec 16 - Mother: Broadway w/ Coco Peru; Dec 23 - Mother: Christmas Show. See details:
Gus Presents - for for one night only
UNDERWORLD | Winter Wonderland Underwear Party!

December 2, 2017, SAT/SUN 10pm-4am, at Club Six, 60 Sixth St. HO, HO HOE!! Cold outside, HOT inside! it's time to be naughty or nice! Drop your pants and dance along with 1000 other BOYS in BRIEFS. Hard banger local DJ ANDREW GIBBONS is ready to slay the crowd on a truly incredible sound system. UNDERWORLD also features amazing lights, two floors and lots of room to explore...
Regional Premiere - By Philip Dawkins
Le Switch

Ongoing through December 3, 2017. David is a self-possessed New York librarian with a need for classification, a love for collecting rare books he never opens and a strong ambivalence about marriage. What happens when his best friend’s bachelor party takes him to Montreal, and he is swept off his feet by a charming young florist? A witty/ whimsical romantic comedy tied in knots.
Paying tribute to San Francisco’s original acid-freak drag revue, The Cockettes
Lip Service: A Very Cockette Christmas

December 3, 2017, 10pm-2am. Welcome to Tinseltown! Dust off grandma's mink and lace, brush up on your show tunes; a messy, beautiful night of glitter + garbage. Hosted by Good Time Girls Raton Rose, Ariel Rose, Fauve Schoen, and Erin Mundy. Beauty queens: Mary Vice, Beverly Chills. Guest Stars: Trangela Lansbury, Effervescence Jackson,Talon Storm, and Liz.
The San Francisco LGBT Asian club destination every 4th Saturday of the month
ShangriLa XXXMAS Party

December 3, 2017, 10pm-6am at THE ENDUP. ShangriLa SF presents the XXXMAS Party! Your SF LGBT Asian club destination - every 4th Saturday of each month. Opening Set DJ AKI. Afterhours Set DJ JOSH WHITAKER. Facebook.
Gathering begins: 6:30pm. Conversation starts: 7pm
Sacred Cocktails

December 4, 2017, 6:30-8pm at Lookout Bar. A conversation about homelessness and learn about the Gubbio Project and Jazzie’s Place, the first LGBTQ Shelter in the country! Please bring clean white socks, warm hats, scarves, or gloves to be given out at our Queer Christmas Eve Interfaith Service in the Castro. Toiletry items will also be accepted!Next: Jan 1 - The New Year Ahead.
Come join the fun!
Naked Night Tuesdays in December!

December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017, 8pm at Nob Hill Theatre. 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.
The Sisters
Sing Till It Hurts

December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017 and Tuesday nights, 8pm at the Stud. Karaoke with the Sisters.
Club Papi - The New Chapter at Beaux Castro - Every Wednesday
¡Pan Dulce! Hump Day Fiesta

December 6, 13, 20, 2017, 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.
A comic excavation of adolescent writing, art & media. PS: It totally likes you

December 8, 2017, 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!
Circle Left Contra Dances on Second Fridays
Circle Left Queer Contra Dances

December 8, 2017 + 2nd Fridays, at First Unitarian Church of Oakland, 685 14th St. 7:30-8pm beginners' lesson and 8-11pm dance. Gender-free contra dance sponsored by SF Bay Queer Contra Dance. Featuring Audrey Knuth, Dave Cory, Christopher Jacoby w/ Frannie Marr. Next dates: Jan 12 - Pepperjack (Derry Akin, Jess Newman, Scott Jespersen) with Yoyo Zhou; Feb 9.
Your queer dance party
Swagger Like Us presents Uniiqu3

December 8, 2017, 10pm-2am at Elbo Room, 647 Valencia St. Booty dropping hip hop,and live performances. Featuring Uniiqu3 plus DJs davOmakesbeats + Micahtron. Host Kelly Lovemonster. Photographer Takeover Tokyo. After 5+ years an institution for Bay Area residents.
"A lesbian short but fast story. Written by: A bunch of lesbians"

December 8, 2017, 10pm-2am, Oasis. San Francisco's Party for Girls Who Love Girls: 2nd Fridays at Oasis. 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 in a little sweater. DJs KOSLOV (SF) + C-L.A. (LV). Bossy SF GoGo Gals. Next: Dec 15 - 3rd Fridays Club f8! (1192 Folsom) w/ Ms Jackson + China G!
San Francisco's HOTTEST and most MASSIVE Gay Circuit Parties!
Black XXXmas Weekend

December 8-10, 2017. Legendary dark n' dirrrty SF winter wonderland party weekend of MEN, leather, world-class production, hot dancers... and Santa hats! FRI 10pm-4am Kick-Off Party at Club Six, 60 Sixth, w/ DJ Nina Flowers. SAT 10pm-6am Main Event at 1015 Folsom w/ DJs ABEL + Alex Acosta. SUN 6pm Black Tea Closing Party at Halcyon SF, 314 11th, w/ DJ Dan Slater.
Featuring Ofenbach - Brunch, Music and Party

December 9, 2017, 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. Welcome DJ duo Ofenbach from Paris, bursting onto the deep house scene. Bergerac, a killer evening restaurant, becomes a classy late night party venue.
Men’s leather party returns to San Francisco
Brüt SF

December 9, 2017, 11pm-4am at THE MONARCH, 101 6th St. Leather dance party for men. Explore your wildside, feel masculine and dance through the night w/ DJs Manny Ward, Peter Napoli and Dan Darlington playing dirty dungeon beats + the hottest men sporting sweaty leather and gear! Brût is a 21+ event. For next date see calendar:
In conjunction with the exhibition "OUT/LOOK & the Birth of the Queer"
Foreign Bodies: Homophobia, Race and Immigration

December 14, 2017, 7-9pm. Panel to address questions of homophobia, race and immigration in relation to the 30-years since the groundbreaking journal OUT/LOOK emerged in 1987. Considering the history of queer thought on these issues as late 80s-early 90s affect and inform today's intersectional resistance movements. W/ Marcia Ochoa and Andrew Spieldenner; Julie Dorf, moderator.
Bring your menorah, your gaydel dreidel, your gelty pleasures...
Flame: A Queer Channukah Party

December 14, 2017, 9-10pm. ...bring your sequins, your flame, and your love for revolution and revelation! Come out, come out! Jewish Queers, Queerish Jews, Challah-Chasers, Latke-Lovers, Rabbinical Dreamers, JEWITCHES, Gentle Yentls and all who love us and celebrate our wild ways! PERFORMANCES by Babooshka + Jules Minkoff. DJs Yng Gma (Wu Li) + Siobhan Aluvalot will grease your latkes!
Popular among the Asian community

December 16, 2017, 9:30pm-2am, Saturday at Rickshaw Stop. Established in LA where GAMeBoi runs nonstop every Friday; the 18+ nightclub of choice for the Asian community. Third Saturdays San Francisco 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.
Live Performances
Grow The Scene: Rockmare Before Christmas

December 17, 2017, 5pm at DNA Lounge. All ages rock, indie, alternative, metal, and punk live performances featuring: Blue Madrone, F.P.A., Mutilations, Angry Asian Abrasion, Kinkade, Last Insane, Rybree Tree, and Rust. $10 advance/ $12 day of show.
In conjunction with the GLBT History Museum OUT/LOOK exhibition
Queerness in Flux: Lesbian, Trans & Genderqueer Identities

November 16, 2017, 7-9pm. Panel discussion examines LGBTQ recent past and contemporary issues, addressing shifts in gender identities, culture and politics. Surveys OUT/LOOK (1988-1992) asked "what is your gender?" with just two choices: female or male. Contrast that with the radical gender possibilities of today. Bo, Julian Carter, Ajuan Mance, and Amber Hollibaugh.
True & unscripted stories, ten to twelve minutes long
OutLoud Storytelling: Peaches & Cream!

December 19, 2017, 7:30-9:30pm at Oasis. Peaches Christ Productions presents a monthly storytelling show featuring true, personal tales from members of the SF underground. Hosted by Peggy L'eggs. Co-produced by Tommy Salami. See this months lineup:
the lattest instalment of your favorite unapologetically slutty parteee
Hoe Is Life

December 21, 2017, 10pm-2am. Come out! Take a break from work, and play with your girls - after all, 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!
Shenanigans may be ending, but we’re sure to go out with a big bang
Shenanigans - So Long (and thanks for all the fish)

December 22, 2017, 9pm-4am at Oasis. Vogon, Babel Fish, Sperm Whale, or simple Earthling, grab your towel, come witness the final chapter in the Shenanigans saga. After an amazing TWO AND A HALF YEARS, it’s time to hang up our themed hats, pass out our final giveaways, and turn off our Infinite Improbability Drive. The monthly queer theme party was at Oasis every 4th Friday.
An ecumenical display of wicked joie de vivre
The Kinsey Sicks: Oy Vey in a Manger

December 26-30, 2017, 7pm. Rachel, Winnie, Trixie, and Trampolina try to sell their manger before foreclosure. Crises arise, secrets revealed, Jewish-Gentile tensions surface, mayhem ensues - in glorious four-part harmony: God Bless Ye Femmy Lesbians, Satan Baby, I'm Dreaming of a Vanna White Christmas, Don't Be Happy, Worry, and I Had a Little Facial and Soylent Night.
Upcoming Pornstars
Circle Jerk with Billy Santoro

December 30, 2017, 9pm at Nob Hill Theatre. Billy Santoro closes out 2017 at the monthly Circle Jerk With A Porn Star, Saturday in the Underground Playroom - intimate, up close, personal, always fun. Billy is winding down his porn career, but hotter then ever he's been a fan favorite here for a long time. Also Sunday December 31st NYE Celebration 9pm solo show + 11pm sex show.
Theatre Rhinoceros’ 2017 New Year Eve’s Spectacular
Mincing Words

December 31, 2017, 8-10:30pm at The Gateway Theatre. SF comedian, activist, and politician, Tom Ammiano, hosts an evening of song, dance, and comedy, featuring some of the Bay Area’s most fabulous queer talent, including Justin Lucas, Bambi Lake and Birdie Bob Watt, Scott Gessford, Patricia Pittipan, and the cast of Megabytes The Musical, the new Morris Bobrow musical comedy revue.
Bearracuda San Francisco – New Year’s Eve!

December 31, 2017, 9pm at the Folsom Street Foundry, 1425 Folsom St. Back to Bearracuda for a sexy night! Cruise, dance and meet hundreds of guys, stripped down and dancing to DJs MATT CONSOLA + PAUL GOODYEAR (Sydney). $20 GA till Dec. 10th/ $50 VIP. Bearracuda is the largest attended bear dance party in the USA. 500+ Guys - Midnight Countdown.
San Francisco's party for girls who love girls + friends!
UHAUL SF's 4th Annual NYE Party!

December 31, 2017, 9pm-2am at THE ACADEMY, 2166 Market St. Black tie event at a brand new spectacular private speakeasy venue in the Castro! There is just no other way to bring in the new year! With Champagne Toast. DJs CHINA G + JIBBZ. Gogo girls. Large Outdoor Private Backyard. A SF based party for girls who love girls!
A Nob Hill New Year’s Eve
An Erotic Review of 2017

December 31, 2017, 10pm. As the ball drops for the New Year, an erotic look back at the past year here. Featuring PORN STAR Billy Santoro in 9pm Solo Shows and 11pm SEX SHOWS. Dessert Buffet, Chanpagne Toast, Midnight Balloon Drop. All evening for $25 - our way of saying Thank You for all of your support. Mark your calendars and spend New Year’s at Nob Hill Theatre.
MASS | New Years Day 2018

January 1, 2017, 6pm-12am, 1015 Folsom St. SF legendary/ longest-running TEA DANCE. DJ PHIL B takes you as high as you can possibly go w/ classic mix of Trance, Vocals, Anthems + ultra Flagger-Friendly hits for the hottest heritage Circuit Party MEN and shredded gym boys. Incredible sound, lights, lasers, LED wall, piping hot New Years baby GoGo GODS + Daddy Gus birthday shenanigans.
Harder Better Faster Stronger Presents
New Year's Hangover

January 6, 2018 9:30pm-2am at Slate. Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger every first Saturday monthly dance party: Indie, Electro, and 90s Electronica w/ DJs Candy and 2nite. Music video dance party. Cure your NYE Hangover celebrating the best Indie and Electronic Hits of the past year, as well all the classics with extra special guest, DJ Starr Noir (Boy Division, SF Pride Festival).
Sex Shows at Nob Hill
Jessie Colter + Dylan Strokes

January 12 + 13, 2017. Porn Star Great, Jessie Colter, makes his debut appearance at Nob Hill Theatre, Friday + Saturday. Jessie has done it all - a real pro in the gay porn industry. Dylan Strokes has a natural sexy ability to WOW a crowd. To DOUBLE THE PLEASURE the two perform SEX Shows together at 8pm and 10pm each night.
From Circus to Music Hall
Edwardian Faire & Ball 2018

January 26-27, 2018. The 18th Annual Affair at (TBC) 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.
World Premiere - By Tim Pinckney
Still At Risk

January 19 - February 25, 2018. A surviving activist from the AIDS crisis front lines, Kevin struggles to find purpose in an age of greater gay rights but political complacency. As unexpected events threaten to erase history, his anger and passion are renewed. Hilarious, sharp, deeply moving look at personal/political hazards of rewriting the past, and one man's attempt to move on.
New cinema from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland
San Francisco's 22nd Berlin & Beyond Film Festival

February 2-7, 2018 (TBC), from 10am 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.
65th Season Lamplighter's Music Theatre: The joyful opera by Gilbert & Sullivan
The Gondoliers - The King of Barataria

February 2-4, 2018, 8pm. Two handsome Grand Canal Gondoliers suddenly become kings. Humor and exuberance abound as they attempt to adjust to their new social status. With singing Gondolieri, Contadine, the Cachucha danced at the Royal Court at Barataria, Sullivan’s music, and Gilbert’s fanciful libretti which skewers social inequality and the class system with brilliant wit.
Mr San Francisco Leather Contest 2018
Leather Alliance Weekend

March 2-4, 2018. Past year festivities included: FRI meet and greet at Mr S, and the Titleholders Reunion party; SAT kink workshops and vendor fair + Mr. San Francisco Leather contest, followed by a Victory Party; SUN annual SF Leather Community Awards ceremony and brunch (2018 will be the 52nd year) + afternoon beer bust at SF Eagle. See website for this year's schedule of events:
A Sunday You Can't Remember & Will Never Forget
Daytime Realness - Returns?

March 18, 2018, 2-8pm, El Rio. Afternoon of drag, dancing + disorder every 3rd Sunday afternoon, March-October. Just when you thought it was safe to stay in on Sundays. Hosts Heklina (Trannyshack) + DJ Carnita (Hard French) groove to musical stylings of Stanley Frank (Viennetta Discotheque, Chillidog). Performances by some of SF's finest queens; some of its hottest bodies to cruise.
San Francisco Film Society Presents
San Francisco International Film Festival

Early April, 2018 - the 61st 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.
Regional Premiere - By Bathsheba Doran
The Mystery of Love and Sex

April 13 - 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 and confront mysteries of their sexuality, they eventually find that the path forward is not always the one right in front of you.
The film festival that provides a manageable amount of the truth
SF DocFest

May - June, 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.
The 21st Annual
National Queer Arts Festival 2018

June 2, 2018 (TBC). 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.
Frameline 42: There’s No Place Like Here…
San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival 2018

June 14-24, 2018 (TBC), 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.
48th Anniversary!
San Francisco Pride 2018

June 23-24, 2018 (TBC) - climaxes a month of events. See their website for media of 2017 festival celebrations at the downtown Civic Center, and the Parade down Market Street, from Beale at Embarcadero station down to 8th Street, Civic Center, with over 200 contingents marching.
Warm up for Folsom
Up Your Alley Fair 2018

July 29, 2018 (TBC), 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

Mid-September, 2018 (TBC), this past year at Russian River Rodeo Grounds, Duncans Mills. 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. Calf-Roping, Team-Roping, Goat Dressing, Bull/Steer Riding, Wild Drag Race...
Leather Week main event
Folsom Street Fair 2018

September 23, 2018 (TBC), 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.