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.
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.
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 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 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.
October 4, 11, 18, 25, 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.
October 5, 2017, 9pm-1am at Nob Hill Theatre. "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 star David Lambert and Nob Hill's own Jake James. Complimentary Clothes Check. Tickets $20.
October 6-9, 2017 from noon Friday to 5pm Monday, at Groundswell Institute, 18500 Highway 128 Yorkville, CA. A weekend of dancing and delights as Groundswell brings out some great DJs and performers for a celebration of queer culture. Swim in the pond, go for a hike, soak in the hot tub during the day, then shake your booty all night long. DJs TBA. Details at:
October 6, 2017 - 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.
October 6 + 7, 2017, at Nob Hill Theatre. David's debut appearance as the Friday and Saturday headliner. His young boyish looks are hot and sexy, but he is all man and has filmed for Dark Alley, Man Surfer, UK Hot Jocks, Dominic Ford and Lucas Entertainment. David performs Solo Shows at 8pm and SEX SHOWS, 10pm with our own Jake James.
October 6, 2017. First Fridays 8:30-10pm at Jane Warner Plaza, Castro at Market St. The Sisters and community members get together every first Friday for activities such as games, meditation, sing-alongs, or hopscotch. Have some irreverent fun. Tuesday nights Sing Till It Hurts at the Stud.
October 7-8, 2017. From conservative son of the Old South to gay rights pioneer, his novels inspired millions. Playful, poignant, laugh-out-loud funny, the creator of TALES OF THE CITY in a disarmingly frank look at a journey from jungles of Vietnam to front lines of US culture wars/ bathhouses of 70s SF. W/ friends Neil Gaiman, Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis, Ian McKellen and Amy Tan.
October 7, 2017, 9pm-3:30am. Depeche Mode v. The Cure mashup burlesque from the Hubba Hubba Revue with DJs Tripp, Adrian A, Lorenzo, Turnstylz, and Ajax. Next: Oct 14: 90s v. 00s Mashup Night w/ Smash-Up Derby, Mysterious D, EN8, Tyme, Post Cliché, Airsun and Chucky Brown. Oct 21: Bar Mitzvah v. Quinceañera. Oct 28: Halloween Booootie guests + costume contest.
October 7, 2017, 9pm-3am. 3rd Annual Tribute/ Celebration of San Francisco’s legendary discotheque, The Trocadero Transfer! Under its famous disco ball cluster, legendary parties ran all night, guided by the likes of Bobby Vitteriti, Robbie Leslie, Lester Temple, and Steve Fabus! Join the art school boys+girls, drag queens+kings, boogie-heads, fierce dancers, and flashy dressers...
October 7, 2017 9:30pm-2am. Video dance party. Modern day Indie/ Electro meets Electronica from the 90s/2000s for a rock/synthpop battle of epic proportions. Proceeds this month go to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy/ Hurricane Relief Funds. FREE glow rings bracelets, giant sunglasses, disco extraterrestrials, 5' high alien, neon lights, fog, music videos. DJs Candy + 2nite.
October 7, 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. Next: Oct 14th - Mother: Trannyshack Retrospective; Oct 21st - Mother: Kesha Tribute; Oct 28th - Halloween, A Party; Nov 4th - Mother: Covern.
October 13, 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 Will Wheeler, Holly Sternberg, and Yonatan Tietzz with Yoyo Zhou. Next date: Nov 10th with Countercurrent/ Alex Sturbaum and Brian Lindsay.
October 13, 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 with a little sweater on. DJs: KOSLOV + AV. Bossy SF Go-go gals. Next: Oct 20/ 3rd Fridays at Club f8! (1192 Folsom).
October 15, 2017, 2-8pm. The final edition this year. Hosted by Heklina (Mother) & Carnita (Hard French), Turntabling by Stanley Frank (Beatpig). Guest DJs: Olga T (Mango/Nectar) + Brown Amy (Hard French). Daylit Performances by: Momma’s Boyz, Vicki Sparkletitz, Lady Bear, Dulce De Leche, and Taco Zamora. Sweet smokey BBQ c/o Sneaky's BBQ.
October 15, 2017, 3-8pm at Oasis. Your 3rd Sunday queer dance party - Featuring Aima the Dreamer. Host Kelly Lovemonster. DJs DavOmakesbeats, JiBBZ and Ms Jackson. Food Pop up by Vegan & Sara. An afternoon of booty dropping hip hop,and live performances. brought to you by Kelly Lovemonster and davO. Next: Nov 5th, 1st Sundays at El Rio.
October 15, 2017, 3pm, Herbst Theatre. More fun-raiser than fundraiser! Up-to-the-minute hilarious parodies lampoon current events, crazes, fashions and fads; an original, full-length/ fully-staged satire based on Saturday Night Live! Host: Wonder Woman! Skits feature Batman, the Avengers, the Coneheads, Game of Thrones, Church Lady, Hanz and Franz, voices in Trump's head, and more.
October 15, 2017, 9pm-2am. Tired of standing looking pensive/ warm, fierce/ approachable, yet that mega crush still hasn't come up to you? Just go: "hey, wanna make out with me for a photo? you get a free jello shot" and they go "um yes, duh." The rest is drunk history. Hosts: NARK, KELLY LOVEMONSTER, JOEY CRAFTY DOUGH, DAN FETTIG. Dancers: Paul WIlliam + Kyle S.
October 17, 2017, 7:30-9:30pm at Oasis. Peaches Christ Productions presents an evening of stories about being tricked, duped, and double-crossed! Hosted by TOMMY SALAMI. Co-produced by Tommy Salami and Peggy L'Eggs. With stories from: CISSY FITT, OWEN ASDELL, LADY BEAR, KELLY KITTELL and ED WOLF.
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 20 + 21, 2017 at Nob Hill Theatre on Friday + Saturday. Brogan’s first appearance on this stage. An experienced porn star, he has made films for JasonSparksLive.com, American Muscle Hunks and Raging Stallion Studios. With a hot ALL Man look ready for action, Brogan performs Solo Shows at 8pm, then teams up with rising star David Emblem for 10pm SEX SHOWS!
October 20, 2017, 10pm-2am at Oasis. A night of HOT MUSIC, HOT MEN & HOT FUN in your JOCK & GEAR! w/ DJ Corey Craig and hosts Ken Wells, Peter J McQuaid, Chris Lindes, Tor Holger Keeslar, Keith Roberti, Kurt Kühn, and Collin Boudreaux. See ManUpp
October 21, 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. Tickets $8-15.
October 21, 2017, SAT 10pm-4am, at Club Six, 60 Sixth St - Underwear Night/ 1000 BOYS Iin Jocks / Briefs / Swimwear - fresh and epic sound, light and laser systems. DJ Pumpkin Spice, go-go boys, fast and secure clothes check, killer sound and lights, cavernous venue with lots of room to explore!
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.
October 27, 2017, 9pm-2am, Calle 11, 1501 Folsom San Francisco's Party for Girls Who Love Girls: 3rd Fridays. 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 with a little sweater on. DJs: China G, Jibbz and C.Lektra. Bossy SF Go-go gals. CARNIVAL GAMES/ PRIZES/ CARNIVAL FOOD. Also 2nd Fridays at Oasis.
October 27, 2017, 10pm-4am at Oasis. Heklina and D'Arcy Drollinger reclaim the name of a long-lost '80s gay club for their new SOMA venue hosting drag shows, cabaret nights, DJ events, and more. Three dancefloors include 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.
October 27, 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. Next date: Dec 9th at Monarch.
October 28, 2017 12-5pm. Join the California Historical Society, SF Public Library's History Center, Labor Archives and Research Center, SF State University, The GLBT Historical Society, UCSF, and Levi Strauss & Co Archives for San Francisco’s first Archives Crawl. The theme: Counterculture and Social Protest - celebrating in October, American Archives Month!
October 28, 2017, 9pm-4am. We summon you to a spell binding freak fest of horror! Enter our cryptic bathhouse at your own risk! Shapes and shadows may not always be what the appear. Pound Puppy presents the first annual Haunted Bathhouse party ScreamWorks! featuring DJ Mozghan! (WE ARE MONSTERS) alongside grave digging DJs Kevin O'Connor + Taco Tuesday. Feat. ghoulish gal Boy Young!
October 28, 2017, 10pm-6am at THE ENDUP. A scary good time spooky costume party. DYING to see you! Wear your scariest costume. Your SF LGBT Asian club destination - every 4th Saturday of each month. DJs Martin Fry + Christopher B. Next dates: Nov 25th Butterball Thanksgiving; Dec 3rd XXXMAS Party.
October 31, 2017, 9pm-afterhours. 18+ pop, new wave, goth/industrial, 80s Halloween Extravaganza! Midnight costume contest: $1000 cash prizes! DJs/ 4 rooms: KidHack, Adrian A, Shindog, Netik, Devon, Decay, Candy, 2nite. Burlesque + performers: Ariyana La Fey, Jonbenet Butterbuns, Clee+Kate, Jody Ryker, Layne Fawkes, Snatch Adams, Szandora LaVey. Hubba Hubba Gho-Gho-Ghosts!
November 3-25, 2017 at The Gateway. About a group of queer activists, their loves, and their struggles for equality at a dangerous time. A Theatre Rhino Premiere. Next: Dec 31st at 8pm, for ONE SHOW ONLY - Mincing Words - written and performed by Tom Ammiano - The 2017 Rhino New Year’s Eve Spectacular.
November 3 + 4, 2017, at Nob Hill Theatre, Friday + Saturday. Brent Corrigan, one of the greatest stars in the porn industry today, in performance with JJ Knight last May, was one of our biggest performances of the year. We had to bring him back. Brent once again teams up with the sexy JJ Knight for 8pm and 10pm SEX SHOWS! Make plans now - this show will sell out!
November 4, 2017, 9pm-2am at SF Eagle. Back to Bearracuda for a sexy night! Cruise, dance and meet hundreds of guys, stripped down and dancing to DJs MIKE ETC (LA) + COLLIN BASS. $6 before 10pm. $10 after. Bearracuda is the largest attended bear dance party in the USA - now in 58 cities across the world.
November 5, 2017, 3-9pm at El Rio. Featuring Byrell The Great. Host Kelly Lovemonster. DJ DavOmakesbeats
Photos by Takeover Tokyo. Eats: FREE BBQ Cook Out! Local queer arts hub features emerging queer/ qtpoc performers. After 5+ years an institution for Bay Area residents.
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 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.
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.
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:
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: