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!
Ongoing through 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.
Now through September 27, 2017. With photographs, ephemera and artifacts, historian Joey Cain highlights roles of 4 queers in the 1967 Summer of Love: poet Allen Ginsberg, filmmaker Kenneth Anger, philosopher Gavin Arthur and singer Janis Joplin. All made lasting impacts on American culture. Perspectives as artists, visionaries and sexual outsiders + the homophile community response.
May 31 - June 15, 2017. 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.
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 2, 2017, 10pm-12am at Oasis. Get ready for all the a Lewks, all the Booty shaking and all the FUN. Dress up, dress down, come naked… either way embrace the TABOO! DJs, drinks specials, and food porn fetishes that will have you so HANGRY! (fast food, poppin’ popcorn, hotdogs, McDs, In n Out, Taco Bell etc).
June 3, 2017. 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 4, 11, 18, 25, 2017. Your queer dance party 1st Sundays at El Rio; 3rd Fridays at SF Oasis. June 4th, 2-8pm at El Rio, featuring La Favi. June 24th, 9pm at Mezzanine - Swagger Like Us Queer Pride, featuring Trina.
June 5, 2017, 7pm. The GLBT Historical Society Museum/ Archives. During the First Gulf War “white trash” from Tennessee Craver and Palestinian American Remiz, served together and fell in love. Later, Remzi’s sister wants to know what happened to her brother. Lieutenant Boxler, who trained the men, is haunted by Vietnam War events. Directed by Jon Wai-keung Lowe.
June 6, 13, 20, 27, 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.
June 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017, 9pm-2am, and every following Wednesday 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.
June 9, 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 Uncle Farmer/ Susan Petrick. Next dates: Jul 14th - Stringfire with Jean Gorrindo; Aug 11th; Sep 8th; Oct 13th; Nov 10th.
June 9-10, 2017, 8 + 10pm at Nob Hill Theatre. New to the porn industry, Beau Taylor made his first scene for American Muscle Hunks in March. “Beau is perfect for the Nob Hill Theatre – He loves to show off his amazing body!” - Big Joey D of American Muscle Hunks. Joined by NHT Fan Favorite Dylan Strokes for the 10pm SEX SHOWS!
June 9, 2017, 8pm - 2am. SF Eagle Gaymer Night returns w/ ALL NEW GAMES: TEKKEN 7 + INJUSTICE 2. Garage (Rock) Band 4 in the Garage (Back Bar), Just Dance 2016 Tournament w/ MCs Felix + Abominatrix. Prizes by MR S Leather, Folsom Gulch, SF Eagle, Steamworks. Chef Hank:s Power Up Snax/ Tasty Treats! Drink Specials, Free Coat Check. SF's hottest gaymers and this years Besties winner.
June 9, 2017, 9pm-3am at CLUB 21, 2111 Franklin St, Oakland. The Official Pre-Concert Party for GLORIA vs ALEJANDRA with sexy Papi go-go studs, special Gloria + Alejandra drag performances, drink specials + FREE CONCERT TICKET GIVEAWAYS! The Scandalous Ms Lola joins Dorys and Jacqueline for this MEGA LATIN FIESTA! Awesome Laser Light Show and more!
June 10, 2017, 9pm-2am. Summer is here! We preDICKt frozen margaritas, sweaty balls, and tan lines. The perfect weather for sippin the frothy head off of an ice cold beer on one of SF's best patios! Join us to lap up the sunshine and get nuts to butts on the dancefloor with some very studly musical selectors. Put on your buldgiest cut offs and wag your tail down to the Eagle.
June 10, 2017, 10pm-3am. Heklina co-founded Trannyshack, hosting from the 1996 inception at the Stud, with monthly shows + special events throughout SF and in other (mainly California) cities. The longest running drag event series in San Francisco, Trannyshack was rebranded as Mother, January, 2015 at The Oasis - now a weekly event. June 25th: Mother: Pink Saturday With Cazwell!
June 11, 2017, 2pm. Don your favorite crop top, or help yourself to shirts we'll have for you to wear or make at our CROP TOP station! Featuring local DJs with shimmering sunshine beats. RISQUE polaroid moments all day + super adorable merchandise for sale. Humans of all colors, shapes and sizes welcome; from dudeliest-dudes to the queeniest-queens, and everything in between!
June 11, 2017, 6:30pm at Oasis. Celebrating Judy Garland's 95th birthday + the Stonewall Riots anniversary, Champagne will rock the memory of the Original Stonewall Riot Grrl! Legend has it that Garland's death helped start the revolution as transgender folks, "hair fairies", and other queers fought back when the NYPD tried to raid the bar, sparking a movement.
June 12, 2017, 7-9pm. Art historian Tirza True Latimer traces networks of cosmopolitan eccentrics who made space in America in the 1930s and 40s - what we would today call queer culture. Focuses on gay men who formed Gertrude Stein's circle of support, including painter Pavel Tchelitchew, composer Virgil Thompson, writer Charles Henri Ford + other collaborators in queer ways.
June 15-25, 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 16-17, 2017, 8pm (also SAT 2:30pm) at Nourse Theater. Kick off your SF Pride celebration with an over-the-top extravaganza cram-packed with everything that makes our community FABULOUS! Featuring Special Guest Artists THE KINSEY SICKS.
June 16, 2017, 10pm-3am, Oasis. Kick off Pride week with go-go dancers, Pride tickets to see Trina at Mezzanine. Featuring Dick Van Dick (NYC). DJs DavOmakesbeats + boy_friend. Hostess: Kelly Lovemonster. Taking over the SoMa w/ your favorite beats + Bay Area babes. Next Swagger Like Us: June 24 - Queer Pride featuring Trina, Bbymutha, LSDXOXO at MEZZANINE, 444 Jessie St.
June 17, 2017, 9:30pm-2am, Saturday at Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St. 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. Tickets $8-15.
June 18, 2017, noon- 5pm at the National AIDS Memorial Grove, Golden Gate Park. Calamus Fellowship + The GLBT Historical Society commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, paying tribute to queer movers and shakers. DJs Brontez Purnell + Malik Mays to help you get into a groovy mood. Bring food, drinks, and share! Free/ all ages; tie-dye the whole family + come on down.
June 18, 2017, 2-8pm at El Rio. Heklina, Stanley Frank & DJ Carnita present an afternoon of drag, dancing and disorder. Hostessing by Heklina & DJ Carnita (Hard French). Turntabling by Stanley Frank (Viennetta Discotheque).
June 10, 2017, 9pm-3:30am. Tribute to the women who make pop music what it is - mashing up the greatest pop divas with anybody and everyone! House rock band Smash-Up Derby 11pm diva set; 4 rooms of dancing, 1 price! W/ Swaaamp, Robbin' Millions, Jsteez; Gaslight Mafia, Limbs Akimbo, Tomas Diablo, Post Cliché, vocalist Siren Sapphire. Midnight Show: Aerialist Anna Yanushkevich.
June 20, 2017, 7:30pm at Oasis.A night of storytelling dedicated to stories from and about the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Hear from fantastic story-tellers Sister Roma, Sister Flora Goodthyme, Sister Merry Peters, Honey Mahogany, and MORE. This show will be hosted by Peggy L'eggs.
June 22 2017, 9pm at Nob Hill, Underground Playroom. A fun event - this month three for the price of one. Three of our hottest boys will be 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.
June 23-25, 2017, 8 + 10pm at Nob Hill Theatre. ADAM KILLIAN returns for PRIDE, Friday, Saturday, Sunday nights, his 7th year as Gay Pride Headliner! Why? Because he packs them in with unbelievable shows - he has a real sense of what the audience wants and provides original hot sexy shows. This year Adam is joined by sexy newcomer Carlos Lindo for 10pm SEX SHOWS!
June 23, 2017, 9pm-3am, at Folsom Foundry, 1425 Folsom St. Pride Celebration Underwear Party for bears, cubs and friends, with DJs Paul Goodyear (Sydney) + Ryan Jones (LA). $15 General Admission tickets or $40 VIP Tickets - include private bar, seating/ viewing area.
June 23, 2017, 10pm-4am at Oasis. MASK ONLY party - all are welcome as long as you're masked. We all wear them in different parts of our lives - experiment with how masks transform, emphasize, and conceal. Three dancefloors, including a SILENT DISCO at the rooftop bar; a club full of faceless torsos dancing to the beats of many local DJs. No haters/no shamers. Just a preference.
June 23-24, 2017. FRI 10pm-4am at The Great Northern - TITAN | PRIDE WEEKEND KICKOFF PARTY w/ DJs ABEL + PHILIP GRASSO. SAT/SUN 12-9am at The Great Northern - COLOSSUS MAIN EVENT w/ NACHO CHAPADO, MAURO MOZART, JACK CHANG. SUN 6pm-12am at Verso - HERO | HERCULEAN PRIDE TEA DANCE w/ DJ JOE GAUTHREAUX. SUN 10pm-6am at 1015 Folsom - SANCTUARY | BACCHANAL w/ DJs SURI + TWISTED DEE MARTELLO.
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.
June 24, 2017 10pm-4am at Stud. Every 4th Friday, the dance floor becomes an all-night cosmic spaceship, piloted by incredible international + local DJs in a dark and lovely 50-year-old queer bar. Cutting-edge techno, banging Detroit house, live electronics, international underground sounds, and more. All are welcome! Drink cheap, dance hard, make new friends in darkened booths.
June 24, 2017, 10pm-8am at The EndUp. Celebrating SF Pride! Your San Francisco LGBT Asian club destination - every 4th Saturday of the month! Music by DJs Louis T, Byron Bonsall, and Joey Jinks. Featuring Afterhours set by LOUIS T (Kuala Lumpur). 21+ Next dates: July 22 - Annual Panda Black & White Party w/ JAY SANTOS (Manila), Mohammad, and AKI; August 26; September 23.
June 24, 2017, 10pm-6am at THE ENDUP. HAPPY SAN FRANCISCO PRIDE WEEKEND! Celebrate San Francisco Pride at ShangriLa - your San Francisco LGBT Asian club destination every 4th Saturday of each month. DJs BYRON BONSALL, LOUIS T (Kuala Lumpur), and JOEY JINKS. Next dates: July 22 w/ Jay Santos; August 26 w/ Jack Chang; and September 23 w/ Alan Liro.
June 25, 2017, 1-6pm at Oasis. Bringing back the pool! OASIS had an outdoor pool in the 1970s and 80s. Come back for the annual roof deck pool party. The bar and roof will be open all afternoon as your escape from the Gay Pride festivities. Go, watch the parade for a half-minute then stroll on down to the closest gay watering hole to the actual festival grounds.
June 26-28, 2017, 7:30pm at Oasis. An hilarious, thought-provoking, heartbreaking yet inspiring show, in glorious four-part harmony and over-the-top drag! America’s Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet provides endless surprises in their provocative new musical with a searing journey into Trumpism, racism, AIDS, extreme macramé, Bette Midler, oblong vegetables, and more!
June 28 - July 2, 2017, 8pm at Davies Symphony Hall. The Berlioz interpretation brings the star-crossed lovers into the very fabric of the orchestra, with the warring families represented by the SF Symphony Chorus. Opera singers Luca Pisaroni, Nicholas Phan, and Sasha Cooke complete the cast to bring Shakespeare’s tragedy to life, all led by Michael Tilson Thomas.
June 30, 2017, 7:15pm. San Francisco’s own Stephen Parr is a video jockey par excellence, a clip master who honed his skills long before YouTube with actual motion pictures. A 2-hour trek through auditory oddities of film history; offbeat archival, historical and experimental short films from his own collection of over 50,000 films. Live musical score and mix: bran (…)pos.
July 1, 2017 9:30pm-2am, Slate Bar, 2925 16th St. Monthly 1st SAT dance party: Go Down Under. Australian original Indie and Nu-Disco; music videos from acts like Empire of the Sun, Cut Copy, The Presets, Faker, Miami Horror, Flight Facilities, PNAU, Sia; mixing in classic electronica like Daft Punk, Chemical Brothers, Bjork, Crystal Method, and Everything But The Girl. It will be EPIC!
July 6, 2017, 9pm-1am at Nob Hill Theatre, 729 Bush St. "A Fun, Sexy/ VERY Interactive clothing-optional monthly play party not to be missed. Look for the password and join us at this private play party." SEX SHOW at 10:30pm to feature porn stars Dylan James and Brandon Wilde. Complimentary Clothes Check. Tickets $20.
July 7-9, 2017, 7pm, Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens. 761 Mission St. Shakespeare’s play, reduced to 90-minutes, traverses the gardens telling the heart-breaking story of one man’s attempt to divide his kingdom, and his family’s gut wrenching struggle for power and love. Not a musical, not farce, but Lear original text, performed like you’ve never seen it before.
July 7-8, 2017. Dylan’s hot body, handsome looks and intricate tattoos sets him apart from other porn stars. He has real appeal, making for some very interesting shows. Dylan performs SOLO SHOWS at 8pm and is joined by the talented Brandon Wilde for SEX SHOWS at 10pm.
June 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.
July 6, 2017, 7-9pm. A conversation with African American lesbian musician Jae Whitaker, who moved to SF in the early 60s to participate in the North Beach Beat scene. In 1963 she met the young Janis Joplin; the two became lovers and moved in together. Joey Cain, curator "Lavender-Tinted Glasses: A Groovy Gay Look at the Summer of Love," will interview Whitaker.
July 28-29, 2017, 8 + 10pm at Nob Hill Theatre. Makes his Nob Hill Theatre debut. Originally from Mexico, now a California guy going to college. Fairly new to the porn world, he has made scenes for Treasure Island Media, Man Surfer and Breed Me Raw to name a few. He is joined by porn star Teddy Bryce for 10pm shows. All shows are SEX SHOWS!
July 29, 2017, 10pm-4am at Club Six, 60 6th St. Notorious Polyglamorous sneaker fetish party featuring The NeedlExchange (DC)
w/ residents Major, Mark O’Brien, and Beya. TNX's relentless pursuit of the perfect groove will move you in all the right ways on the dance floor. Downstairs, work off the tension with dark and steamy down-tempo action.
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. HQ: Sonoma Nesting Company. Pool Parties/ Daddy Saddle Party/ Bearracuda Party/ SWEAT Dance/ Dinners/ Tours/ performers/ bonfires/ beach/ Wine Tasting/ socials/ Movie Nite/ ice cream/ Beareoke. Also: Castrobear's every 2nd Sunday bear party at 440 Castro, 4-10pm, with raffles, prizes, drink specials, hot men + great music!
August 4-6, 2017, FRI-SAT 8pm/ SUN 2pm. A dark musical comedy full of lies, deceit, and corruption at the 16th century Tower of London. The closest thing to grand opera by Gilbert and Sullivan, poignant and tragic, with humor not seen in any other Gilbert libretto, and boasting some of Sullivan's finest work; considered the best of the canon by many G&S fans.
June 24, 2017, 10pm-3am. Oasis. Pink Saturday 11:30 show at MOTHER, with special guest Cazwell! Featuring performances by: Heklina, Roxy-Cotten Candy, Madd Dogg 20/20, Hollow Eve, Mikaela Kendrick, and more! DJ MC2 + Visuals by Vis-A-Vis. Dancing until late. 21+
September 8-23, 2017, 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 22 - October 22, 2017, New Conservatory Theatre. A protest brought them together. But now, as his white lover, a Black Lives Matter activist, immerses himself in the struggle, Jesse, a black man, must confront his own political apathy or risk his rights and their love. This gripping and intimate new play asks what is the real cost of standing on the sidelines? Tickets in July.
September 24, 2017, 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:
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.
October 27 - 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 and whimsical romantic comedy tied in knots.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.