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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017 and Tuesday nights, 8pm at the Stud. Karaoke with the Sisters.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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:
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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:
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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...
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:
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.
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.