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Gay Hamburg

Im Kino

Monthly screenings of LGBTQ films from around the world, in Hamburg at Metropolis, Kleine Theaterstraße 10, and also in 19 other German cities - in the film's original language, with German subtitles. SCREENINGS resume September through May after the Summer months break.
Upcoming Events for Nordbären Hamburg Bears

Every 3rd Friday in the month from 8pm at Feinkost Hafencity, Am Kaiserkai 27, the northern bears meet for a cozy get-together. See website for details:
Ein analoges Statement in digitalen Zeiten/ analogous statement in digital times
Hamburger Theater Festival 2017

September 11 - November 6, 2017, at various venues A versatile program of tragedies, comedies, solo evenings and large ensembles, symphonic-scene readings and moderated panels. Outstanding works from German-speaking theaters at some of the most beautiful cultural centers of the Hansestadt: the German, the Thalia, Kampnagel, the St Pauli, Hamburgische Staatsoper, and the Laeiszhalle.
For the season opening invited protagonists will offer new perspectives
OPENHAUS: Strategies for a Society of Migrant Politics

October 5-14, 2017. Transnational artists/ theorists, including activists and artists in European exile, focus on their own hybrid identities. Protagonists find voices in entanglements of supposedly contradictory cultural forms of expression. Finding strategies for peaceful co-existence, breaking down cultural armor, appropriation from below, self-empowerment in disenfranchising systems.
Hamburgs Biggest Men-Only Event
Babylon Electro Clubbing

October 14, 2017, midnight-6am at Babylon Electro Clubbing/ Klubhaus St.Pauli, Spielbudenplatz 21. Hamburg's biggest men-only event - with darkroom. DJs LUCAS FLAMEFLY (MAD) + EDUARDO DE LA TORRE. WELCOME DRINKS. NO PHOTOS or VIDEOS. See Babylon.
International Queer Film Fest
Filmtage Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 2017

October 17-22, 2017, Celebrating 28 years of Hamburg LGBT film festivals. Venues: Metropolis Kino (Steindamm 52); Kampnagel, Jarrestraße 20; Passage Kino, Mönckebergstraße 17; Studio Kino, Bernstorffstraße 93-95; B-Movie, Brigittenstraße 5; Rote Flora, Achidi-John-Platz 1; and Bildwechsel, Kirchenallee 25. See film programs/ schedules at website:
Hamburgs schlechteste Pop Party ist zurück aus der Sommerpause!
Glory And Youth - The Dark Forest Project (Pre Halloween 2017)

October 21, 2017, midnight-8am, Prinzenbar Docks Club, Spielbudenplatz 19. Gays + Friends/ hot boys + sexy girls. Dance under the giant tree of love in Docks Hamburg main concert hall. DJs Berry E + Ployceebell w/ the best berry-cherry-mix of Pop, Club, Klassiks, and RnB. DJs Matt Blue + Daniel White w/ pure EDM. Nicki Dynamite Big Halloween Horror Drag Show. Host Kandeé Delish.
The follow-up project by Genesis P-Orridge, Throbbing Gristle co-founder
Psychic TV Concert

October 25, 2017, 8pm. Rare Hamburg concert by one of the most important underground bands of the past 30 years, influencing pop/ art worlds until today. A cult-like appearance, drastic live performances, and a penchant for S/M practices breached taboos reflected in society’s violence. After industrial, ambient and techno transformations, the band has arrived at psychedelic rock.
Norddeutschlands größtes Partyspektakel für Gays & Lesbians - Halloween Edition
Pink Inc Party - Valerys Night of the Living Dead

October 28, 2017, 11pm, Schmidts Tivoli. Let MISS VALERY PEARL kidnap you for a gruesome queer edition party night: pumpkins, vampires, witches, ghosts, zombies, skeletons and demons. DJ NICKI DYNAMIT + Drag DJ DONNA DIAMOND mean double Hanseatic music power! At Angie's: DJ Freddy BADANO Krüger and the Saw doll Xandra w/ RnB + hip hop. Gloria+Gloria DJ MOREX w/ 80s, 90s, NDWs.
Brokeback Mountain for less homophobic but more xenophobic age
Queerfilmnacht: GOD’S OWN COUNTRY

October 30, 2017, 9:15pm at Metropolis Kino. Young Yorkshire sheep farmer Johnny, emotionally shut off by drink and work, tries to keep the family farm going after his father's stroke. For lambing season, Romanian migrant worker Gheorghe is hired to help out, confronting Johnny with feelings of love for the first time, forcing him to an ultimatum about his future in life.
"...seine rosa-roten Pforten und lockt mit gemütlicher Atmosphäre"
Winter Pride

November 27 - December 30, 2017 at Parkplatz Kirchenallee/ Lange Reihe. Holiday season weekends, colorful program of music, entertainment shows, mulled wine, punch and goodies at Hamburg's only queer Christmas market. Various clubs and groups from the gay and lesbian community participate.
Nordbären Hamburg
Bärenpaadiie XXL 2018

January 19-21, 2018 at Markthalle Hamburg, Klosterwall 11. Annual bears' weekend, with over 1200 bears and friends. Events typically include: Bears at the Sauna, double-decker bus tour, Bear-Bowling, Saturday Bärenpaadiie XXL party climax, and Sunday brunch. See website for details and updates on these and other events throughout the year:
Mr Leather Hamburg 2018 Election

March 2-4, 2018 (TBC). Events typically include: FRI Gear scene  + candidate selection. SAT champagne reception + Show and Mr Leather HH election. Venues include: Treff Extratour, Tom's Saloon, Mr Chaps and  S.L.U.T. See more on this and other MSC-Hamburg events at their website:
Harbour Pride

Early May, 2018 (TBC). Fifth annual fish auction hall 4 days of LGBT Pride events in celebration of Hamburg's port, information area, food stalls and stage with DJs, live shows and entertainment.
829th Hamburg Port Anniversary
Hafengeburtstag Hamburg

May 10-13, 2018, Kehrwiederspitze to Fish Auction Hall. Displays on land/ on the water in HafenCity, at Speicherstadt and Oevelgönne Museum Harbour. Events observe anniversary of 1189 decree by Emperor Frederick Barbarossa, issuing a charter to local merchants, granting freedom from customs duties for ships that sailed the Elbe from Hamburg to the North Sea. Next: May 10-12, 2019.
Stadtteilkultur und Kulinarische Highlights
Stadtfest St. Georg

Late May, 2018 along Lange Reihe, Hamburg. General public weekend street fair with stage shows in the Lange Reihe: choirs, live bands in a variety of musical performances + flea market on Baumeisterstraße to haggle and browse, food and beverages. Look out for the Nordbaeren-Hamburg bears at  M & V Bar/Restaurant (Lange Reihe 22).
CSD - Hamburg Pride 2017

July 28 - August 5, 2018 (TBC), the 38th-year Pride Week activities, Saturday August 4th Christopher Street Day Parade with meeting point on Lange Reihe; dance parties, LGBT film festival, street festival, entertainment of many kinds. Attendance of approximately 180,000 people at the parade for a recent Hamburg CSD.
Normal ist, wer Menschen achtet
CSD-Parade, Festival + Dance HAMBURG PRIDE 38

August 4, 2018 (TBC). Parade at noon from Lange Reihe at Schmilinskystraße through town - Mönckeberg. Pride Dance follows at 10pm.
Annual queer masked ball

August 4, 2018 (TBC), 10pm annual event at  MS Artville/ MS Dockville, Alte Schleuse 23, masked ball with performance artists, live music, DJs, dancing and more. See facebook for updates.
OOOH YEAH: Das Sommerfestival!
Kampnagel – International Summer Festival

August 8-26, 2018. As William Blake said, ‘Wisdom through Excess’ – a message the festival takes very seriously. The international theatre rave transforms the Kampnagel with a specific theme each year. Come all you hippies, yippies, poets, punks, dancers, philosophers, musicians, magicians, junkies and queers. Art is sexy! Excess Yourself!