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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.
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:
San Francisco's Party For Girls Who Love Girls!
UHAUL SF at Oasis w/ Goodboy + Jibbz!

March 2, 2018, 9pm-2am. Girls are coming to town from all around the globe for Lesbians Who Tech! Show them how we party in SF. Get the "URGE TO MERGE" on the dance floor with. DJ JiBBZ (SF) + DJ GoodBoy (LA). Bossy SF Entertainment GOGO GALS. $15 door. Show ID proof of U-hauling with your wifey to get in FREE before 10:30pm (with matching addresses). Next dates: March 9 + 16.
Hosted by Desperate Living - The Bay's newest queer punk night
DL - 1 YEAR Anniversary Night of 1000 Courtneys w/ Younger Lovers

March 2, 2018, 10pm-3am. So many Rad bands and queens, so much filth. A CELEBRATE HARDDDD night of debauchery paying homage to the high priestess herself, Courtney Love. DJ BJ, JOHN F'N CARTWRIGHT, TEENY TURNER. LIVE+WILD COURTNEY GO GOS Marcella D'Alessandro + Bonni Suval. COURTNEY LOVE COSTUME CONTEST! KOCHINA RUDE, Nancy French, Silk Worm, Beatrix LaHaine + The Younger Lovers.
The greatest mashup party in the universe - Every Saturday
Bootie SF - March 2018

March 3, 2018, 9pm-3:30am. Pop Goes the Diva - Mashup burlesque from Hubba Hubba Revue, starring Gold Town Burlesque. Hosts: Kingfish + Maggie Motorboat. DJs Mysterious D + Tripp. Mar 10th Generation X vs Millennials w/ DJ Surda. Mar 17th St. Patrick's Day. March 24th Gamer Night. March 31st Easter Bunny Bash w/ More Cowbell.
1st Saturday Of The Month! For Disco Freaks....
Go BANG! w/ Bus Station John, Steve Fabus, Prince Wolf, Sergio Fedasz!

March 3, 2018, 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! Residents: Steve Fabus, Joe Prince Wolfe, Sergio Fedasz, Garaje Gooch, Pinky Maraschino, Snow White!
Harder Better Faster Stronger Presents
The Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger Blacklight Blackout

March 3, 2018, 9:30pm-2am. Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger every 1st SAT monthly dance party: Indie, Electro, 90s Electronica w/ DJs Candy + 2nite. Music video dance party with extra special guest, DJ Damon Boyle, a San Francisco legend. FREE Glow Rings + Party Sunglasses + Glow Gear + Condoms (all first come, first served). Five Foot Aliens. Baby Alien Dance Buddies. Neon Lights/ Fog.
Series Group presents the all new
Love + Propaganda San Francisco

March 3, 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 TBA, gorgeous neo-classic inspired design, focal point sound. Widely acclaimed international, underground producers, DJs, talent.
Unique SF nightlife - presented by Drag legends D'Arcy Drollinger and Heklina
Mother: March

March 3, 2018, 10pm-3am Hollywood Babylon. Mar 10th - Bowie Tribute w/ Raja; Mar 17th - Mother: Adore Delano; Mar 24th - Mother: Pink Tribute; Mar 31st Beyonce Tribute. Heklina co-founded Trannyshack in 1996 at the Stud with monthly shows. The longest running drag event series in SF, Trannyshack was rebranded as Mother, Fridays weekly at Oasis. See details:
Your queer dance party
Swagger Like Us presents MicahTron

March 4, 2018, 2-8pm at El Rio. 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. Next: March 16th, 9pm-2am at White Horse Bar.
The Sisters
Sing Till It Hurts

March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018, every Tuesday night, 8pm-2am at the Stud. Free Karaoke with Sister Flora, who brings all the hits, some stadium lighting and all the fog you need to feel like the star you ARE. The music kicks off with cheap drinks for liquid courage and there's a midnight charity raffle drawing!
Come join the fun!
Naked Night Tuesday

March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018, 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.
Club Papi - The New Chapter at Beaux Castro - Every Wednesday
¡Pan Dulce! Hump Day Fiesta

March 7, 14, 21, 28, 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.
A History of San Francisco's Queer Art Scene
Colorful & Unconventional

March 8, 2018 7-9pm. Edward Searles, Minor White, Jerome Caja, and Arturo Galster. An illustrated talk by Jeff Gunderson and Jim Van Buskirk will explore these and other unconventional characters such as Jerry Burchard and James Broughton, alumni Bernice Bing, Catherine Opie, Win Ng, Annie Leibowitz and Jess, and fellow travelers the Cockettes, David Cannon Dashiell and Martin Wong.
Come and take toke or two on our shillelagh stick
Puff a Queer, Cannabis, Rock n Roll, Drag Party

March 8, 2018, 7-10pm. Queer, marijuana, rock n roll drag party. DJ Sergio Fedasz spins your favorite 420 tunes beginning with meet and greet as Lucky 4 Leaf Maria Konner takes you to the end of the rainbow on guitar. Kiss the Blarney Stone and hope DJ Dank calls your name at the Stoner Raffle, wrapping up with incomparable drag performances by some of the Bay Area's best performers.
Give a Porn Star a Helping Hand...
Circle Jerk w/ Dominic Pacifico & Casey Everett

March 8, 2018, 9pm at Nob Hill, Underground Playroom. A fun event - up close and personal. The Underground Playroom event is a very interactive. You can watch, play and join in the fun. This event fills up quickly - come early and check out shows upstairs in our Main Theatre with house performers. Theatre tickets $20. Arcade entrance $15.
A comic excavation of adolescent writing, art & media. PS: It totally likes you

March 9, 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!
Circle Left Contra Dances on Second Fridays
Circle Left Queer Contra Dances

March 9, 2018 + 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 Uncle Farmer w/ Susan Petrick. Next date: April 13th Queer Contra Dance Camp w/ Will Mentor, Lindsey Dono, Free Raisins. Giant Robot Nano.
Upcoming pornstars in Sex Shows at Nob Hill
Dominic Pacifico + Casey Everett

March 9 + 10, 2018. Sexy Dominic Pacifico returns to Nob Hill Theatre, Friday and Saturday. Porn Actor, Producer, DJ – Dominic does it all. His outgoing, positive, real approach to life shines in all he does. A hot man in performance at SEX SHOWS with Casey Everett at both the 8pm and 10pm shows.
San Francisco's Party For Girls Who Love Girls!
UHAUL SF at Oasis + f8

March 9 + 16, 2018, 10pm. Mar 9th at Oasis - Get the URGE TO MERGE on the dance floor w/ DJs Bribee + Gunn Lundemo! Special drag king performance by Buster Riteopen! Mar 16th: f8 Singles Party w/ DJs Jibbz (SF) + CHINA G (SF). Bossy SF Entertainment GOGO GALS. $15 door.
Spring is in the air - Gus Presents
Underworld - Spring Fling Swimsuit Party!

March 10, 2018, 10pm-4am at Club Six. After a 3 month hiatus, its time to DROP YOUR PANTS + DANCE... in your favorite pair of speedos / bikinis / surf trunks.... or jockstraps / underwear of course! Celetebrate spring with a steamy night of beats by DJs ANDREW GIBBONS + PUMPKIN SPICE, killer sound + lights and LOTS of room to explore!
SF's premiere empowering pole dance, and drag variety show and dance party
Polesexual Presents - Pop Art!

March 11, 2018, 10pm-2am. Drop acid, turn on the cameras and lets POP some ART! Ma Shugganuttz and all the Polecats will be there just for you. Polecats: Dorothy Fancyfucks, Mikal, Gem N'Aye, Missy Stardust, Deathlayne, Ferosha Titties, and Elsa Touche. DJ Dakota Pendent spinning sounds of yesterday. Fantastic Illumination by Urban Tactical Circus.
Sex shows at Nob Hill
Circle Jerk with a Porn Star - Armond Rizzo

March 15, 2018, 9pm-1am. Armond is ready to take on the group! Not only will he show us all how it is done, but this event is bound to be very interactive. If anyone can do that, this 4′ 11″ dynamo can. To make room for everyone, we will move our bi monthly Circle Jerk, upstairs to the Main Theatre. Join the Circle – Join the Fun! Entry: $20.
The lattest instalment of your favorite unapologetically slutty parteee
Hoe Is Life

March 15, 2018, 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!
Popular among the Asian community

March 17, 2018, 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. $15 at the door.
Sex Shows at The Nob Hill
Armond Rizzo + Dylan Strokes

March 16 + 17, 2018.  A fan favorite at Nob Hill Theatre, Armond, a bottom guy who can take it all, returns. His Twitter page boasts 192K followers. Look for some very HOT shows as he does solos at 8pm and is then joined by Dylan Strokes for 10pm SEX shows!
A Sunday You Can't Remember & Will Never Forget
Daytime Realness

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.
Brunch, Music and Day Party

March 24, 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 Nu-Disco star, Oliver Nelson. Bergerac, a killer evening restaurant, becomes a classy late night party venue.
The San Francisco LGBT Asian club destination every 4th Saturday of the month
ShangriLa Varsity PARTY

March 24, 2018, 10pm-6am at THE ENDUP. ShangriLa Sexiest Annual Varsity Party - wear a SEXY SPORTS OUTFIT and get ready as DJs Jack Chang + Jack Rojo make that booty shake ALL NIGHT LONG!. Your SF LGBT Asian club destination every 4th Saturday of each month. Facebook. Next: April 28th.
Gilbert & Sullivan’s subversive political satire: how a government SHOULD be run
Iolanthe Singalong - Too Much Happiness

March 25, 2018, 2pm. A shepherdess all the lords want to marry has a half man, half fairy fiancé and a feisty band fairies do battle with dim-witted MPs - lots of fun, and this time you get to sing along. Lamplighters perform the work in its entirety, bringing the orchestra on stage, and the audience is encouraged to become the chorus, free to sing any and all parts!
Alter ego of seasoned comic Roy Haylock; season 6 winner of RuPaul's Drag Race
Bianca Del Rio: Blame it on Bianca

March 29, 2018, 8pm. Self-professed "clown in a gown" hilariously hateful comic known for foul mouth and unapologetic humor. Victims hardly have time to feel the sting before she zips to the next topic. But Bianca is quick to say that she's the biggest joke of all. "The Joan Rivers of the Drag World" - NY Times. "So funny! So sharp!" - Joan Rivers.
It's all about the Music..& the Men - Pour l'Amour de la des Hommes
Testostérone Black Light Underwear Party

March 31, 2018, 9pm-2am at SF Eagle. A packed house and dancefloor full of men in underwear and jockstraps, glowing in the black light. A manly environment - no perfumes/ colognes. BEATS: DJ BOBBY DURON spinning supercharged underground sounds to get you sweaty and heated. Pour l'Amour de la des Hommes.
San Francisco Film Society Presents
San Francisco International Film Festival

April 4-17, 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.
Sex Shows at The Nob Hill
Circle Jerk with Rafael Alencar

April 5, 2018, 9pm. Rafael Alencar returns to appear at our infamous Circle Jerk. You never know what to expect with Rafael, but he NEVER disappoints. See this article. Circle Jerk will move upstairs to the Main Theatre to accommodate the crowd. Join the Circle, Join the Fun! Entry $20.
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 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.
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.
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.