See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the San Francisco Bay area at the link below, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
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!
September 23, 2016, 9pm-4am at Public Works, 161 Erie St, SF. Party for bears, cubs and friends on 2 floors of music and men... in the city where the party started. DJs TONY MORAN and PAUL GOODYEAR. 100’s of guys socializing and dancing all night! $20 advance tickets online.
September 23, 2016, 10pm-4am at 60 6th St. BIGGEST, sexiest stripped-down Fetish Party of FLSM Weekend. 1000-plus Men + Boys... in JOCKS, LATEX, BRIEFS, LEATHER, SPORTS GEAR... you name it... International CircuitStar DJ PAGANO returns to SF for a rare, hard bangin' 6-HOUR SET! Hot guys from around the world, dark vibe, sweaty dancing and lots of room to explore...
September 24, 2016, 9pm-5am at The EndUp, 401 6th St. The New Asian Men 2017 Calendar Launch Party & Underwear Fashion Show featuring the new models of 2017 Calendar! Powered by Unzipped Citizen | STUD Underwear | 2EROS & SUPAWEAR. Featuring Music by DJ/Producer "DIRTY POP" DREW G & BRIAN CUA. Host: HAROLD ANUNCIACION. ShangriLa is now every 4th Saturday each month.
September 24 - October 15, 2016, 7pm at Eureka Theatre. Theatre Rhinoceros 39th anniversary season. Two brothers, the Louisiana bayou, and West African mythology swirl together in this treasured theatrical event that will leave you breathless. A hot-blooded, music-filled drama from one of the country's most exciting queer African-American voices.
September 25, 2016, 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:
September 25, 2016 at El Rio. Folsom Street soul music dance and cruise party DJs DJs Carnita + Brown Amy play 60s girl groups, early '70s soulful funk, boogaloo, garage + Northern Soul stompers. Hard French Jiggalicious Dance Club Babes shakin it down and making you move. Hard French Photo Booth. Special guests DISCWOMAN, Mozhgan, Olga T and Brown Amy, Cat Club, SF.
September 29 - October 2, 2016 at Groundswell Institute queer ecovillage/ retreat center; where queer spirit thrives in harmony with nature. Workshops/ interactive social activities; topics that matter most to our communities, making time for joyous connections. Boost skills, connections and wisdom to take your engagement to the next level. The focus this year: racial/ economic justice.
October 1, 2016, 2-8pm, El Rio. GUEST BEATS: Marke Bieschke + Bus Station John. RESIDENTIAL TOURS: Hard French DJs Carnita + Brown Amy spinning baddest all-vinyl girl group grooves, northern soul stunners + funky foot stompers this side of the '60s. FREAK OUTS: Tim, Devon + Jorge. JIGGALICIOUS DANCE SPELLS: Hard French Jiggalicious Dance Babes. FREE BBQ on the PATIO.
October 1, 2016, 9pm at OMG. The Number One Premier Monthly Bollywood Dance Party of San Francisco. Delicious cocktails with a desi touch and dancing to your favorite music with DJ SSHaaN playing all the popular numbers from current hits to classic retro favorites.
October 2, 2016, 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 2-30, 2016, at Golden Gate Theatre. Brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking, and wickedly funny landmark American musical by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask. A genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage. With Darren Criss and Lena Hall.
October 4, 2016, 4-8pm at OMG! Strip to underwear, cheap drinks, cruising fun in the dark. Hot Buns Contest with Cash Prizes - No more Mandatory clothes check. Wear any kind of underwear - boxers, briefs, thongs - whatever. Dark beats/ dim lights/ hunky bartenders/ sexy vibe/ horny playful men. $5 cover/ FREE ENTRY w/ valid student ID. FREE clothes check. Regular Tuesday nights 10pm-2am.
October 6, 2016, 7-9pm at The GLBT Historical Society, 4127 18th St. In conjunction with the GLBT History Museum's current exhibition about Hirschfeld, a panel of distinguished historians will discuss his life and legacy: Mel Gordon, author of "Voluptuous Panic: The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin"; Gayle Rubin (UM, Ann Arbor); and curator Gerard Koskovich.
October 6, 2016, 9pm at Oasis. Mazel Top, the Bay Area's only club night for gay Jews and all you sexy folks who love us, is back. In the beginning there was man, then there was temptation... then Israeli dance music. Whether you were born a member of the tribe or just want to marry one... all are welcome.
NO COVER - Holiday Drink Specials.
October 7-8, 2016, 8pm at Nob Hill Adult Theater - Jimmy Durano (Falcon Studio Group “A” Lister) first appearance at Nob Hill Theatre - with sexy hot looks, among the most popular porn stars, appearing with Burno Bernal, another sexy Brazilian. The two have chemistry and it is smokin’. Catch these guys as they work the stage at Nob Hill with 8pm + 10pm SEX SHOWS.
October 7, 2016, 9pm at Oasis. Winner of the 2016 BAR Bestie for Best Monthly Nightlife event! 48 Hills described Polyglamorous as, "Honestly one of the best gay parties in the city, with two rooms full of mind-expanding and just plain fun music, a little Burner-Faerie vibe mixed in with the half-naked mens, and an underground feel."
October 8, 2016, 9pm, Bootie SF. The “aughts” seem like yesterday, but Bootie is already nostalgic for the 2000s. DJs: ADRIAN A, TYME, JIMI G. Midnight Mashup Show. Britney/Eminem/Outkast/Amy Winehouse/Lady Gag/Beyoncé. Lounge DJs: PARTY BEN/ MYKILL. Above: GASLIGHT MAFIA Electro-swing +more w/ DJs: JSINJ/ SOULBRARIAN. Oct 15 Oktoberfest; Oct 22 LOL Cat's Night.
October 8-9, 2016, 10am-6:30pm at the San Francisco County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park, 1199 9th Ave. Vendors, performers, speakers, chefs and presenters on topics of vegan health, ethics, animal rights, and good eating.
October 8, 2016, 11am-5pm at SoMa StrEat Food Park, 428 11th St. By popular demand, Funcheap and SoMa StrEat Food Park are continuing for the rest of 2016 Vegan grub every 2nd Sunday each month - lunch+munch. Lots of food trucks + popup vendors. 10+ Amazing Vegan Vendors! Vegan specials, vegan beer, vegan Mimosas, live music. Next: Nov 13th + Dec 11th.
October 8, 2016, 10pm at Oasis. Björk Guðmundsdóttir, born 21 November 1965, is an Icelandic singer/ songwriter/ actress. Her four-decade career developed an eclectic musical style drawing on a wide range of influences and genres spanning electronic, pop, experimental, trip hop, IDM, classical, and avant-garde styles.
October 11, 2016, 8-10pm at Beaux, 2344 Market St. International contestants compete/ help raise funds - bid on dinner for two with one of them! Congeniality. Speedos. World peace. Hosts: Adam Sandel + Donna Sachet. $20 suggested donation/ door. Beers $2. DJ Chad Bays. The LGBT Asylum Project provides pro bono legal representation for LGBT immigrants fleeing persecution/ seeking asylum.
October 13-16, 2016. 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 at Sundance Saloon, 550 Barneveld Ave, Holiday Inn, 1500 Van Ness Ave, and Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave. Fundraising benefit for AIDS and Breast Cancer Emergency Funds.
October 14, 2016 + Second 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. Caller: TBA. Band: Avenue X (Ross Harriss, Christopher Jacoby). Next: November 11 + December 9.
October 15, 2016, 6-9pm in the Green Room of the War Memorial Performing Arts Center, San Francisco Civic Center. Featuring performance artist Dia Dear, the formal dinner and silent auction will be filled with entertainment and fun inspired by LGBTQ history. Auction highlights include unique art, photography, queer memorabilia, travel and fine-dining packages and other exceptional lots.
October 15, 2016, 9pm-2am, at SF Eagle. 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. W/ NARK, KELLY LOVEMONSTER, JOEY CRAFTY DOUGH, DAN FETTIG, Paul WIlliam, Kyle S.
October 15, 2016, 9:30pm - 2am, Saturday at Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St, SF. California's Number One Dance Music and Video Club, 18+ event (usually on Saturdays) featuring Pop, Dance, Top40, AsianPop and venturing into the Kpop scene. LA Resident VJ LaRock + hot Asian go-go dancers. Tickets $8-$15.
October 15, 2016, 10pm-4am at Club Six, 60 6th St. The Underwear Party! A massive pre-Halloween sexy Circuit Party with amazing sound, sexy vibe, lots of room to explore, OPTIONAL CLOTHES CHECK! You are sure to end up dancing in your briefs / jockstraps / swimwear - the choice is yours. DJ SKY... sure to make you drop your pants and DANCE!
October 16, 2016, 2-8pm, El Rio. Teenagers unwittingly unleash an ancient curse. Hosts: Heklina (MOTHER) + Tom Temprano (HARD FRENCH). DJs: Stanley Frank (SOME THING), Vin Sol + Emily Coalson. Performers: Saltwater Taffy, Mascara, Candy Corns, Foot Corns, Patio Jams, Candied Apples, Razorblades, Drag to Die for, Barbecue, Pantyhose, Black Licorice, SunMaid Raisins, Stilettos.
October 18, 2016, 7:30pm at Oasis. SF Storytelling Series. OutLoud Storytellers get spooky/ share their own personal Ghost Stories, including supernatural encounters, being haunted by the past, and spooky, scary, experiences they'll never forget and now neither will you. Host: PEGGY L’EGGS w/ RIC RAY, STEVEN SATYRICON, RICHARD PASTOR, CASSANDRA SECHLER, LAURETTA MOLITOR
October 20, 2016, 7:30-9:30pm, Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St. Evocative/ eclectic mix of short dance films from around the world: joyful traditional Tahitian dance in Ori Tahiti; labyrinthine foray through mysterious empty Glasgow swimming pool in Maze; humorous Finnish send-up of bureaucratic absurdities in Body Language Zone + sobering depiction of Syrian tragedy in Message To...
October 20-22 2016, 9pm at Nob Hill, Underground Playroom. Thu: Wesley Woods (Cocky Boys, Naked Sword, Falcon Studios, Hot House, Raging Stallion) 9pm in the Underground Playroom. Drop your inhibitions. Drop your drawers. Get up close and personal. Join the fun! Join the Circle Jerk! Fri/Sat: Wesley Woods SOLO SHOWS at 8pm + SEX SHOWS at 10pm w/ Casey Williams.
October 20, 2016, 9:30pm-2am at DNA Lounge, 375 11th St. 18+ gay dance night from the creator of The Crib. DJ Sky plays pop, dance, hits, hip-hop and EDM.
October 21-22, 2016, 8pm at Nob Hill Adult Theater. Casey Williams for 8pm shows, joined by Wesley Woods for a 10pm sex show.
October 21, 2016, 7:30-11pm, El Rio. 4 times/year, because everybody needs a honky tonk angel to hold them tight. Featuring: Heart-melting/rejuvenating folk/blues/bluegrass band Addie and the Subtrax; Alt-Americana band Low Sky Echo; Bay Area music scene veterans Jackie Strano, Hilary Reed, Kevin Stamps, Kerry Stamps. Host: country/folk songwriter Eli Conley, accompanied by Danny Morris
October 21, 2016, 9pm-1am at Q-Bar, Castro. Take off your clothes, wear bright undies, let the sexy men of SF Gay Mafia cover you in glow-in-the-dark paint at this iconic dance party. Coooool JELLO shots/ HOTTTTTT gogo boys/ crazy photobooth!, catering to young gay hearts and minds of SF/ Bay Area. Co-hosts Saul Sugarman + Timothy Dean Cochran; DJ Bildo's got all your music!
October 22, 2016, 11am-11pm, at Clarion Alley. Grand Invincible, EQUIPTO, Double U, DJ True Justice, Fleshies, Captured! By Robots, DIESEL DUDES, Isotope Hardcore, BUTANNA, undō, Inverts, Sirena Victima, Bummer, The Cherries, Vollmer, My Name is Joe w/ Tommy Strange, The Basementals. DJs Peace, Centipede, Cuba, B-Side Brujas. Political Animal Group + The Story of Hue by Emily Butterfly.
October 22, 2016, 9pm-4am at CLUB 21, 2111 Franklin St, Oakland. PAPI in Oakland. National Gay Club tour FEATURING DIANA REYES and her band live on stage. 21 + with ID. GENERAL ADMISSION: Discount Advance tickets and VIP Meet & Greet Tickets are available Directly at the Club 21 Box Office.
October 30, 2016, 8:30-11am at Golden Gate Park. Put on your craziest costume/ get ready for five kilometers of fun. After party in the park features costume contest + free gifts from sponsors! All runners will receive: a finisher medal, race bib! entry to the pub crawl.
October 30, 2016, 6pm-12am at 1015 Folsom. One of the Circuit's hottest brands... Tel Aviv's PAPA PARTY - StarTrek Circuit Theme by Circuit star Eliad Cohen, with DJs SURI (Spain) + HANSELL LEYVA.
November 3, 2016, 9pm-1am at 729 Bush St. Fun, Sexy/ VERY Interactive clothing-optional party not to be missed. Paul Miller taking October OFF in celebration of his birthday - returns for fun, sexy and VERY Interactive party not to be missed. SEX SHOW at 10:30PM features Porn Star TEX DAVIDSON. Look for the password and join this private play party. Complimentary Clothes Check.
November 4-5, 2016, at Nob Hill Theatre. Porn Star Tex Davidson, Ducati Model + Titan Men/ Raging Stallion Studios star, makes his first appearance in 8pm solo shows, then returns for SEX SHOWS at 10pm with DYLAN STROKES.
November 4, 2016, from 9pm at SF Eagle, 398 12th St. Cruise & Meet! The largest party for bears, cubs and friends in the USA. DJs: TREVOR SIGLER + ROBERT JEFFREY. $5 before 10pm, $10 after.
November 13, 2016, 4pm at Herbst Theatre. Up-to-the-minute award-winning parody lampoon current events, crazes, fashions and fads. A Night at the Mint, or The Great Heist Caper Affair... Thing. Misfit criminals try to steal the one-of-a-kind Bazillion Dollar Coin from the Museum. As strange exhibits come to life after dark, can the economic future of the nation be saved from disaster?
November 25 - December 11, 2016 at Eureka Theatre. Rhinoceros Theatre Season 39. The explosive play about suppressed sexuality that took critics and audiences by storm, Equus is a timeless classic and a cornerstone of modern drama that delves into the darkest recesses of human existence.
December 7, 2016, 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.
January 20, 2016 - February 26, 2017 at New Conservatory Theatre. Michael does not believe in same-sex marriage. His partner Daniel does. As their love story unfolds, in this “work of profoundly moving art” (The Sun-Sentinel), these two men learn the consequences of their points of view. By Michael McKeever.
April 22, 2016, 8pm + April 23, 2pm at Herbst Theatre, San Francisco. Told in their own words from letters and diaries; musical highlights from all 13 comic operas. Conceived, written and directed by Barbara Heroux, featuring salon orchestra conducted by Baker Peeples + cast of familiar/ well-loved performers.
April-May, 2017 (TBC) - the 60th 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.
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, 2017 (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, 2017 (TBC). Annual festival devoted to documentary cinema. Since 2001, this two week-long event 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, 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 25-26, 2017 (TBC) - 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.
July 30, 2017 (TBC). 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 (TBC), the 21st birthday event weekend in the Sonoma County woods. Past year at HQ Sonoma Nesting Company. Pool Parties/ Dinners/ Tours/ PROJECT BEARWAY/ performers/ Bonfires/ Socials/ Ice Cream/ Beareoke/ UNDERBEAR PARTY. Also see Castrobear's every second Sunday bear party at 440 Castro, 4-10pm, with raffles, prizes, drink specials, hot men, and great music!
September 8-23, 2017 (TBC), usually 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: