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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
Now ongoing through March 19, 2017, at Eureka Theatre. A San Francisco drag party turns into a crazy evening of self-discovery. Ding Dong! And another drag queen comes through the door.
March 1, 2017, Wednesday 8pm at Nob Hill Theatre. Strut your stuff on stage - First Prize $200 CASH / Second Prize $100 CASH / Third Prize $50 CASH. The contest is also an audition/ chance to join as a House Performer. Call 415 397-6758 to set up the audition.
March 2, 2017, 9pm-1am at Nob Hill Theatre, 729 Bush St. "A Fun, Sexy/ VERY Interactive clothing-optional party not to be missed. This monthly play party is becoming THE EVENT at Nob HIll Theatre... SEX SHOW at 10:30pm. Look for the password and join us at this private play party." Complimentary Clothes Check.
March 3, 2017, 9pm at Oasis. Winner of the 2016 BAR Bestie for Best Monthly Nightlife event! 48 Hills described Polyglamorous as, "Honestly one of the best gay parties in the city, with two rooms full of mind-expanding and just plain fun music, a little Burner-Faerie vibe mixed in with the half-naked men, and an underground feel."
March 3, 2017, 9pm-2am at The Lone Star Saloon. Bear Trap is about music, dancing, drinking and meeting new bears. This month's DJ: Rotten Robbie. $5 cover. Coming up: March 10th, 9pm-2am - Cubcake - Sweets and Beats with DJ Spaz.
March 3-9, 2017, 7pm. Eligio (Gael Garcia Bernal), a narcissistic Mexico City soap opera actor, is shocked when his wife Susana (Veronica Echegui) picks up and leaves him without a word. He follows to persuade her to return, but arriving in the middle of nowhere during a winter storm, he realizes it will take more than his usual boyish charisma and sweet talk to win her back.
March 4, 2017, 9pm-3:30am, celebrates the end of GDC week with a mashed-up tribute to videogaming -- it’s Gamer Night! Gaming-inspired burlesque and drag, videogame mashups thrown into the mix in the Main Room, and chiptune artists and DJs in the 8bitSF room! Four rooms, one price! Next dates: March 11th St Paddy's Pre-Party + March 18th Justin vs Justin Mashup Night.
March 4, 2017, 9:30pm-2am at Slate Bar, 2925 16th St. Modern day Indie/ Electro meets 90s Electronica for an epic rock/synthpop battle. Exclusive Hotline preview w/ special guest DJ Starr Noir playing high-energy dance tunes. FREE "stunna" shades, glow bracelets, glasses and rings; parade of disco aliens, lights, fog, and your favorite music videos. DJs: Candy + 2nite.
March 4, 2017, 10pm at Oasis with Pandora Boxx. A multi-award winning American singer-songwriter. Often regarded as the Queen of Rock n' Roll, she is best known for her work with rock n' roll band Fleetwood Mac, and her extensive, multi-platinum solo career.
March 5, 2017, 3-9pm at Oasis. Dance it up, express your intergalactic desires, and join us on the journey of a lifetime. Tristan Jaxx (San Diego) is in the house to blast us with his beats, while DJ Pumpkin Spice (Lookout, Oasis, El Rio) ignites us into hyperspace with wit and rhythms! A portion of proceeds will be donated to QUEENS OF THE CASTRO organization.
March 6, 2017, 7-10pm, "Last year, Rhino staged a couple of Sir Noël’s comedies to discover the queerness he hid between the lines. We find his plays tend to be pretty gay, even when played 'straight' (ahem)." Directed by Jim McCunn.
March 9-19, 2017. SF/Oakland venues include the Castro, Great Star, New Parkway and Roxie theaters, 41 Ross, the Asian Art Museum, Alamo Drafthouse, New People Cinema, and Slate. The largest US showcase for new Asian American and Asian films, presenting approximately 125 works over the course of 11 days. Also provocative food and music events. See the full program/ calendar of events:
March 9, 2017, 6:45pm. Incredible footage of thriving 1965-1970 SF LGBTQ culture, with a focus on the Tenderloin neighborhood. Gay bar scenes are intercut with interviews featuring gay men, lesbians, and trans women discussing issues from harassment to sex to job security. Includes a not-to-be missed Halloween drag show at On The Levee, one many historic gay bars that closed long ago.
March 9, 2017 following screening of Gay San Francisco. Shot mostly on the mean streets of San Francisco, this is a gritty, brooding tale of a bisexual hustler who’ll go to bed with any man or woman who offers him enough money and sexual kicks. Using both sexploitation and art film aesthetics, Meat Rack is an essential and compelling artifact of pre-hardcore adult cinema.
March 9-12, 2017, 8pm (2pm SUN). Two composers’ confrontations with war: the Coriolan Overture, Beethoven’s depiction of a Roman general’s attack on his homeland; Hindemith’s raw Violin Concerto, written at the beginning of World War II, performed by violinist Arabella Steinbacher. Brahms’ beloved Symphony No. 4 completes the program.
March 10, 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. With Laura Light, Terrell Jones, Emil Olguin and Eric Black. Next: Mar 26; Apr 7-9 - Queer Contra Dance Camp; Apr 14; May 12; Jun 9; Jul 14; Aug 11.
March 10-11, 2017, 8 + 10pm at Nob Hill. Dominic Pacifico makes a long overdue return, Friday and Saturday. Sean works hard at keeping his body in shape. His HOT sexy looks and continued drive has kept him in the limelight of the porn industry. 3-WAY SEX SHOWS at 10pm each night with resident performers Infamous J and Andres. All shows are SEX shows! Tickets $25.
March 10-12, 2017, 9:15pm. Life and times of author William S. Burroughs - an intimacy never before seen and never repeated, charting the development of his unique literary style and his wildly unconventional life, from the Midwest to San Francisco, NYC, Paris, Mexico, and North Africa, along with personal tragedies. With Allen Ginsberg, Herbert Huncke, Patti Smith, and Terry Southern.
March 11, 2017, 7:30pm. Diverse LGBTQ protagonists' quests for acceptance: The Book of Living And Dying (Sara Yang, US 2016); Drugs for Unicorns (Jaq Nguyen Victor, US 2016); Escaping Agra (Pallavi Somusetty (India/US, 2016); Nuoc (Quyên Nguyen-Le, US 2016); Pria (Yudho Aditya, Indonesia 2017); The Right Bank (Yvonne Li, US 2016); Two-Sided Ride (Jason Karman, Canada 2016).
March 11, 2017, 9pm-2am. Monthly party that turns tops into bottoms, featuring the current underground DJs of the future. Come get your nasty on with big dicked go go pups and find you a place to bury your bone. Hosted by trouble-makin bad boys Blake Cedric + Jorge P. DJs CarrieOnDisco, Tyrell Williams, Taco Tuesday, Kevin O'Connor and guest Yam Bataller.
March 11, 2017, 10pm-4am at Club Six, 60 6th St. Bigger, stronger, louder and greener than ever day-glo GREEN decor/ lights/ lasers/ massive LED wall. Legendary NYC DJ MORABITO headlines the show by exclusive arrangement. + with opening support from local fave beat boy RUSS RICH! Dress Code GREEN! Awesome venue: two levels, 10,000 square feet and lots of room to explore!
March 11, 2017, 10pm-4am at The Great Northern, 119 Utah St. An epic Circuit Party celebration! Full-scale Spring Break indoor Beach Party complete with palm trees, beach sand, volleyball nets and surfer dude GoGo Gods. DJs include BINOMIO, DAWNA MONTELL, and BRETT LAW. The offical WPPS kick-off party for San Francisco!... WIN White Party passes, tank tops and more.
March 11, 2017, 10pm-3am, at Oasis! A tribute to the most influential man ever! There's a Starman waiitng in the sky, let all the children boogie.....
With SQURRRL in the FEZ! DJ MC2. Visuals by Vis-A-Vis Show at 11:30pm, and dancing until late.
March 12, 2017, 4-8pm at Lonestar. Special beer bust for gay bears and friends to support the GLBT Historical Society and their current exhibition, "Beartoonist of San Francisco: Sketching an Emerging Subculture." Curator Jeremy Prince will be on hand with comments about the history of the bear subculture. Purchase bear cartoonist Fran Frisch artwork + t-shirts.
March 16-18, 2017, 7pm at Oasis. A brand new show for St Paddy's Day weekend! Get lucky with the Baloney Boys as they bring you their signature blend of comedy, striptease, live music and hot moves. Now celebrating its third year at the Oasis, Baloney is part theater, part dance, part peep show, and ALL male!
March 17 - April 23, 2017 8pm (Sun 2pm) at New Conservatory Theatre. When Luke and Jess decide to allow their 8 year old child to live as a girl, they relocate from the Midwest in order to give the family a clean start. In this timely and tender new play, change is the only constant.
March 17, 2017, 10pm at Oasis. Taking over the SoMa w/ your favorite beats and Bay Area babes - brought to you by Kelly Lovemonster and davO. Featuring: DJ DavOmakesbeats. Hostess Kelly Lovemonster. Photos by Takeover Tokyo. Door Gay: Mike Scott.
March 18, 2017, 9pm-3:30am. Boys of pop: Timberlake, Bieber + other male heartthrobs, mixed/mashed with anybody/everybody! MONSTER DRAG SHOW by COOKIE DOUGH. DJs ADRIAN A TYME, TRIPP. Lounge Hip-hop/RnB DJs MYSTER C, YA MAMMAS BASEMENT, MR WASHINGTON. Dazzle Room electronica DJs MC2, PAUL GOODYEAR. Hosts SUPPOSITORI SPELLING + ROCK M SAKURA. 4 rooms/4 diistinct sounds, weekly theme.
March 18, 2017, 9:30pm - 2am, Saturday at Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St, SF. California's Number One Dance Music and Video Club, 18+ event (usually on Saturdays) featuring Pop, Dance, Top40, AsianPop and venturing into the Kpop scene. LA Resident VJ LaRock + hot Asian go-go dancers. Tickets $8-$15.
March 23, 2017, 7pm, Piedmont Theatre, 4186 Piedmont Ave, Oakland. Free screening. A micro-budget dark comedy about brunch gone wrong; a tale of two couples, one day, and a mysterious suicide note. Featuring Jasika Nicole and actor/writer Brittani Nichols, this hilarious oft-improvised film was shot in just 5 days with intimate cast and primarily queer women of color crew.
March 24-25, 2017, at Nob Hill Theatre. Hugh Hunter returns to Nob Hill Theatre, Friday & Saturday nights Hugh continues strong in the world of gay porn. He works hard at what he does and it shows. Hugh performs with his partner, Dolf Dietrich at both shows, 8pm + 10pm. These two guys have great chemistry and will make for some very exciting shows. All Shows are SEX SHOWS!
March 25, 2017, 9pm-3:30am, Saturday weekly mashup parties. Four different rooms/ 4 diistinct sounds. Resident + 10 guest DJs, and different theme each week. Wear pastel polo shirts and acid-washed overalls, plastic pants or ripped jeans, leg-warmers or leotards... Live mashup rock band: SMASH-UP DERBY. Aerialist ANNA YANUSHKEVICH. Drag hosts: QWEEN + JOHNNY ROCKITT.
March 25, 2017, 10pm-8am at The EndUp, 401 6th St. The Varsity Party. Your San Francisco LGBT Asian club destination - every 4th Saturday of the month! Featuring Music by DJs: AKI + JOEY JINKS. Featuring Afterhours set by BYRON BONSALL. 21+ with ID. Admission is FREE before 11pm; $20-$25 after 11pm.
March 31, 2017, 10pm-3am at Oasis. BACK to Bearracuda for the first Jocks and Singlets night - the only party at Oasis for 2017! Hundreds of guys, stripped down and dancing to DJ Paul Goodyear on the main floor. The front room will be open, also the rooftop patio for maximum moving and cruising! $10 all night.
April 5-19, 2017 - the 60th 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.
April 7-8, 2017 at Nob Hill Theatre. Jackson Grant makes his first appearance at Nob Hill Theatre with Showtimes at 8+10pm. Hot and Hairy, Jackson Grant made his debut into gay porn with American Muscle Hunks last August, and since that time has made quite a splash in the porn industry. Jackson appears with Tex Davidson for SEX SHOWS at 10pm each night.
April 7, 2017, 10pm-3am at Oasis. New monthly party dedicated to out-there dancefloor sounds for sophisticated clubbers - real Deep House, Balearic, Disco (nu- and otherwise), House, Techno and Electro (pre-2000) are our vocabulary. DJs LOVEFINGERS (Andrew Hogge), Josh Praus, MR TEA, and MIKE BEE. Free before 10:30pm. $15 door, $5 if in drag.
April 9, 2017, 6pm-midnight at Verso, 1525 Mission St. Second exciting tea dance experience with classic, uplifting sounds, mixed by legendary DJ ABEL, digging deep into teadance archives for an incredible night of music and naughtiness. Dance and groove for a cause at one of San Francisco's hottest new venues to benefit Grass Roots Gay Rights Foundation and Folsom Street Events.
April 22, 2017, 8pm + April 23, 2pm at Herbst Theatre, San Francisco. Told in their own words from letters and diaries; musical highlights from all 13 comic operas. Conceived, written and directed by Barbara Heroux, featuring salon orchestra conducted by Baker Peeples + cast of familiar/ well-loved performers.
May 8, 2017, 7:30pm at Davies Symphony Hall. An associate of the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History, the 5th head of the Hayden Planetarium, NYC and the first occupant of its Frederick P Rose Directorship, Tyson has broad professional research interests. These include star formation, exploding stars, dwarf galaxies, and the structure of our Milky Way.
May 27 - July 2, 2017, at Eureka Theatre. Theatre Rhinoceros 39th anniversary season. The glorious musical adventure about trannies, drag shows, Down Under, and what we will do for love.
June 2 - July 2, 2017 at New Conservatory Theatre Center. Two young men. A battle raging in the distance. Game on. Inspired by The Iliad and the epic tale of Achilles and Patroclus, a shockingly funny, poetic and radical re-imagining of one of the oldest love stories in all of Western literature. By JC Lee.
June, 2017, the 41st 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, 2017 (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.
June, 2017 (TBC). Annual festival devoted to documentary cinema. Since 2001, this two week-long event 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.
June 24-25, 2017 - climaxes a month of events. See their website for media of 2016 festival celebrations at the downtown Civic Center, and the Parade from Market & Beale with over 200 contingents marching.
July 30, 2017, 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 & Sheridan Sreets. Past year featured: Dance Party 9pm-2am at SF Eagle -throbbing, hot and raw, head-to-toe leather/ uniforms, go-go sluts, pulsating beats.
August 2-7, 2017 (TBC), the 21st birthday event weekend in the Sonoma County woods. Past year at HQ Sonoma Nesting Company. Pool Parties/ Dinners/ Tours/ PROJECT BEARWAY/ performers/ Bonfires/ Socials/ Ice Cream/ Beareoke/ UNDERBEAR PARTY. Also see Castrobear's every second Sunday bear party at 440 Castro, 4-10pm, with raffles, prizes, drink specials, hot men, and great music!
September 8-23, 2017 (TBC), usually 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 24, 2017, 11am-6pm (TBC), 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:
October 1, 2017, 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.
October 19-22, 2017. 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 (past year) at Sundance Saloon, 550 Barneveld Ave, Holiday Inn, 1500 Van Ness Ave, and Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave. A fundraising benefit for AIDS and Breast Cancer Emergency Funds.
January 19-20, 2018 (TBC). The 18th 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.
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.