All bars, nightclubs, theaters, concert halls, swimming pools, museums, gyms and brothels and other venues have been closed, along with most stores, with the exception of food stores, pharmacies, banks, gas stations, post offices. Events and public meetings of more than two people are banned except for activities of essential workers.
Ongoing, the Altes Museum. The world inhabited by gods, heroes & myths from the classical era. Includes: the colossal kouros of Didyma; the 'Praying Boy;' the spear bearer & the Amazon by Polykleitos; vases & everyday items of life in ancient Athens.
Incomparable events calendar for all the gay parties, films, cultural events and more, happening in the city that never stands still - in German & English - from Siegessäule Magazine. Click "English" then "Calendar" month & day for the listings.
Every Wednesday 10pm-5am plus Fridays and Saturdays 10pm-7am at Die Busche, Warschauer Platz 18. The biggest gay/lesbian dance nights in Berlin, young crowd, mainstream music. Wednesdays Pop, Fridays Chart and Disco, Saturdays Classic Mix Disco.
Ongoing party events, usually at KitKat. "We are not selling you the possibility to be 'queer' for one night. We want to expose you to your own fears and pleasures by pushing you to understand how your own power mechanisms are produced." Fruit buffet, welcome shots, swimming pool, 5 bars/lounges, fetish balconades.
Ongoing events and open spaces. "Pornceptual presents pornography as queer, diverse and inclusive. We aim to prove that pornography can be respectful, intimate and artistic, while questioning usual pornographic labels. 'Can art succeed where porn fails – to actually turn us on?'” See website for details.
An ongoing monthly series of LGBTQ film nights at Kino Delphi Lux, from around the world, in original languages with German-language subtitles. See the website for upcoming screenings in Berlin and 29 more German cities. SCREENINGS resume September through May after the Summer months break.
Thursdays 11pm-8am at Bassy Club in Pfefferberg basement, Schönhauser Allee 176. Legendary "Super Disco" extravaganza, with showtime around 1am - live vocalists and band entertainment, renowned house and electro DJs, hard-partying and uninhibited mixed crowd. Host Chantal.
Every Thursday, 11pm at Monster Ronsons Ichiban Karaoke. The NASTY KARAOKE PARTY with Amy, Whitney, und Michael; cabins available, SING IN THE DARK with strangers! Admission 3 Euros with a free schnapps at the door. Sing, dance, fuck, get sucked into the GAYHOLE.
Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sunday, Fuggerstraße 33. Two dancefloors, lounge, cruise maze, the biggest darkroom in the city, international DJs. Parties: Men-Only The Fabric every first Friday Industry and third Friday Cazzo; Mate second Saturday; Labyrinth fourth Saturday.
Second Fridays, 11pm-8am, at KitKat Club, Köpenicker Str. 76. Relocated from London to Berlin, now one of the biggest and most successful monthly parties in town, with best local/international DJs and unique performers from the international gay underground scene. A majority gay night/ everyone welcome. Also Pride + Folsom Europe events, plus B:EAST BERLIN at Magdalena dates:
Saturday nights from midnight until Sunday afternoon at Berghain and Panorama, Am Wriezener Bahnhof, playing Hard House, Techno in a gay-friendly warehouse/industrial mixed crowd environment. Very selective door, €12 entry. Fridays in Panorama only.
Saturdays, 11pm-8am at Kitkat, Köpenicker Straße 76/ Brückenstraße. Queer Elektrotechno, NuTrance, Progressive Dance with performances, playrooms. "flamboyant, styled and colourful crowd -- multi-layered, feature-filled, sensual, multi-sexual... hilarious action, ecstatic atmosphere, rocking party crowd." After party: Piep Show.
Last Saturdays each month at SO36. Belly dancing go-gos, midnight show, Homo Oriental dance floor with DJ Ipek and guest DJs. Long been known far beyond Berlin, for almost 8 years, lesbians, gays, shemales and friends have been dancing to Turkish, Arab, Greek and Hebrew pop music. Also after-midnight shows/performances.
Sundays 7pm-1am at SO36. LGBT Ballroom dancing, lessons until 10pm, then Disco Pop and German Schlager music, dirty dancing & fun.
Sundays from 11pm at Ritter Butzke. Big gay/mixed dance nights at their new location, playing Electro and Pop - DJs include: Ades Zabel, Barbie Breakout, Biggy Van Blond, Bürger P., C. House, Chris Bekker, Divinity, Gloria Viagra, Jurassica Parka, Maringo, Melli Magic, Stella DeStroy, Super Zandy, Topmodel.
Every Monday, 10pm at Kino International, Karl-Marx-Allee 33. Weekly sceenings of the best in LGBTQ cinema from around the world. See website for upcoming films.
Ongoing through April 19, 2020. Open, affectible and receptive they can develop and change as well as be exposed to others and other things. On the one hand, vulnerability comes to humans materiality; on the other it is linked to the fact that we talk and act with others in the world - a basic human condition, affecting all, but in very different ways and with different consequences.
February 20 - March 1, 2020. With 250 international talents, 100+ experts, mentors + guests revealing success secrets. Berlin’s largest cultural event, among the most important film industry dates. Eleven days, 23 venues, around 400 films, many world/ European premieres, every genre, length, format, from 100+ countries; 300,000 tickets sold; art, glamour, parties, business deals.
February 28, 2020, 9pm at Volksbühne Berlin. Berlinale queer cinema awards honor Best Feature Film, Best Documentary Film, Best Short Film, TEDDY Jury Award and SPECIAL TEDDY AWARD. Stage show, stars from around the world; the TEDDY Party --probably the best party of the Berlinale. The German and English website has a trove of information + video clips.
February 28, 2020, 11pm-6am. Best Pop + 90s music all night. Fun play areas, biggest darkroom in Berlin. Two Floors. Mainfloor + Basement: HOUSE BEATS. DJ Jordan Snapper + Future Disco. Berlins beste Party für jüngere Gays und deren Freunde & Fans!
February 28, 2020, 11pm-8am. Kinky Pop-Floor: Jacky-Oh Weinhaus, Olympia Bukkakis, and Bambi Mercury. House-Floor hosts Studio 69: Prosumer, Touché and Yrzck. TechnoDarkroom: Miro Lopasso + Sh Se. Show: Gieza Poke and her rubber dolls: Vivienne Lovecraft, HERA, and The Darvish. Performance by Cheryl‘s Singalong Toilet. Erotic dancers. Sexy Gogo-Boys+Girls. BUTTCOCKS Ballet.
February 28 + March 27, 2020, 11pm-10am. Die Party mit dem Piep! With Jules Tree, Charles Pathé, Cruise Control, Flash, Green, Unerhôrt, and Meyer Landsky. Ein verpieptes Holladiewaldfee an euch alle! We we are all professionals in fun and debauchery! Next dates: Apr 24; May 29; Jun 26. More at:
February 29, 2020, 10pm-6am at Spindler & Klatt, Köpenicker Straße 16-17. Berlin’s fabulous lesbian party, usually (not always) each last SAT/month. Best friends welcome to chilling/ network/ party. Charts, Hip Hop, RnB, Rock, Pop, 80s/90s, Deep House, Tech House, House/Elektro.
February 29, 2020, midnight-noon at Warehaus3, Schleusenufer 3. Cruise party with all-night dancing and prancing - an Intimate atmosphere where Friedrichshain students mingle with Mitte men, and Neukoelln hipsters with Schoeneberg blokes. DJs ANTHEA, MARC MIROIR, ANDREW MOORE, MASHYNO and 2FARO.
March 1, 8, 15, 2020, 11pm-7am. Mar 1, Electro Knight w/ Ritter Butzke DJs Toni Haupt + Boy Next Door; also Pop DJs KATY BäHM + trust.the.girl. Mar 8, EXTRA by Judy LaDivina w/ Chandelier D Brown, Alexey Esaulov, Bob Young + DJs Rico Ad.Hoc, Stella deStroy, Fixie Fate Frauke Hamann. Mar 15, Pink Monkeys, w/ DJ Supamario, Jack S. Zandy, Darc Delirium. Next: March 22 + 29.
March 3 - December 1, 2020, 7:30pm every first Tuesday. Reconnect and play with the power, ease, and sensuality experienced in other workshops and classes. No previous experience necessary - sessions are less about technique, more about learning to touch in a loving and intuitive way. Not about having sex, but participants should be open to nudity and intimacy.
March 4-25, 2020. Every Wednesday, 8pm at Süss. War Gestern, Wühlischstr. 43. The original quiz night with original rules but new location! More comedy! More prizes! More money! More body contact! New at 11pm: Glamour-Disco with DJs: Super Zandy, Doris Disse, Simon Lacoste and Paul Pailette!
March 6, 2020, 11pm-7am. FIrst Fridays Nuclear-Powered Indie-Pop for queers and folks - Indie - 80s - wave - electro - pop. DJs trust.the.girl, Marco Ward, Vanessa. Electro DJs DJape Pauro, CHROMA, Sony Straight. Drag Show w/ Bambi Mercury + Absinthia Absolut. Drags enter for free!
March 6, 2020, 11pm-6am. Best Pop music all night and tasty boys on the screens. Fun play areas, biggest darkroom in Berlin. Two Floors. Mainfloor DJ AnnaKlatsche + Basement HOUSE BEATS. Guests up to age 23 have free entry and get a free drink until midnight.
March 7, 2020, 5:30pm-midnight, Dragon Floor, Kitkat. Private events on irregular dates in Berlin, Hamburg, Leipzig, Mannheim, Brussels, Amsterdam and Cologne clubs, where, willing mares offer themselves to stallions without ever seeing their faces. Entry: 12 €. Next dates.
March 7, 2020, 11pm-8am. Over 18-year cult event at SchwuZ every first SAT/ month endorphin release in the brain stem disco area w/ oldies/ hits of past decades! 80s: DJ mikki_p + Cul de Paris. 90s: aMinus, Didi Disco, Cuftan. 70s/Schlager DJs derMicha + Modeopfer. SHOW: Bleach as Madonna, Stella deStroy as Blümchen, Buba Sababa as George Michael, Miss Debra Kate as Dolly Parton.
March 7, 2020, 11pm-8am. SPECIAL Tribute to Beyoncé Show by Judy LaDivina + Ensemble. Line-Up: Queen of the Gays - Shimmy G, Destiny Drescher, Cheeky + Zeal, DJ Jaycap, Fixie Fate, Rosetta Bleach, Jordan Snapper, Judy LaDivina Show, NIKITA | Door & Host, David Dave + Friends + Dancers. Confetti canons. Glitter shooter. Laser shows. Next: Apr 4h; Jul 18th.
March 9, 2020, 10pm. Antonio and Agostino grew up together in a Sicilian village and dreamed of better lives elsewhere. After years in Brussels, Antonio heads home to sell some property he's inherited. On the way he decides to see his old friend, now a truck driver, and gay, living in Antwerp. Riding back home, getting to know each other all over again, some old conflicts resurface.
March 13, 2020, 9pm-4:30am at AHA-Berlin e.V., Monumentenstraße 13. Popular AHA erotic party w/ sofas, cozy ambience, relaxing music, half-naked boys and men. No dress code, no cool industrial environment. Quiet, not hectic, w/ light + dark areas, carpet, no shoes. Free safe sex needs for men to relax and have sex together.
March 13 + 14, 2020, 9:30pm, Kantine. From beginning, from the letter A, transgressive drag savant Oozing takes us on a psycho-magical journey to the edges of what we think we know. Suddenly everything makes sense. Even the huge pickle jar used to explain democracy. In a dreamscape of gigantic vowels, handmade patchwork, masks and wigs, a survival guide for the 21st century. In English.
March 13, 2020, 10pm-5am. Dresscode: SPORTSWEAR/ SNEAKERS; PICALDI/ PROLL, SKATER, SOCCER, SCALLY, CHAV. Sniff/ Trampling Area. Big Darkroom/ Playzone/ Chill Area. Prollboys film screenings. Next: Sep 11th; Oct 9th; Nov 13th; Dec 11th...
March 13, 2020, 11pm-8am. It‘s tasty, queer, 100% halal. Pop, HipHop, RnB, Arabic/ Turkish/ Greek pop Beats. PopDivas: Mavin, Ployceebell, Victoria Bacon. Cherries by Ratchet Berlin: Offbeatsupportah, DJ Mixturess, Rina V and Caramel Mafia. Kismet Floor by Ipek Ipekcioglu: Hilwi, AmIrani and Ipek. SHOW by Sabuha Salaam.
March 13, 2020, 11pm-10am. SuperHerHOES is about to cum... Line-Up on Friday: Rakans, Rony Golding, Ben Manson, Oliver Mohns, DJ Jaycap, Asaf Dolev, Mr. Fonk, Garghain. Next: Apr 10-11 Easter Weekender Double Bang; Jul 24 Berlin Pride.
March 14, 2020, 11pm-8am. Pop/House/Retro + 2am show. Berlin's Superqueen! PARKA POP: Gloria Viagra, Simon LaCoste and U-Seven. HOUSE: CHROMA + Ika Duchna. SHOW: Absinthia Absolut + Ensemble. Toilet-Salon: Jacky-Oh Weinhaus + Jewels Jewels. Free schnaps: Ryan Stecken. Cosy corner w/ Jurassica Parka. Naked Entertainment: Tom Bola. Sports reader: Mr Gregory.
March 14, 2020, midnight-noon. Inclusive dance event by Ƒandango and Kake, featuring HAND DJS (H.A.N.D) Agyena (X+) and Thom. Visuals by Ross Ryder (Algorithm).
March 17 + April 21, 2020, 7:30pm. INTIMACY, TOUCH and EMBRACE, a place of joy and delight - about TOGETHERNESS and getting basic needs warmth, touch and connection; a place of inclusion, consent, mutual appreciation; a place to forget worries or your latest man crush. let go, allow yourself to be held by the group. An international cuddle puddle. Bring comfortable clothes.
March 20, 2020, 11pm-7am. MENtabolism MEN ONLY combined dance and play party with XXL play room. DJs Annie O, Skippo and Kai Berlin play the sound of Berlin. The well lubricated party w/ massive well-equipped basement play area. Complimentary fresh coffee and bananas from 5am at the main bar to keep you energized. Next: Sep 13th MENtabolism Folsom Europe.
March 21 + April 25, 2020, 7pm. Bring a dish to share as we will eat and drink together at the Village. Invite friends for a great time, indoors and in the garden. Also bring favourite drinks. Soft drinks and beer provided on donation basis. A very informal evening for spending time with old friends and making new ones. Next dates: May 16th; Jun 20th...
March 21, 2020, 11pm-10am. Live on stage DRAGS GOING CRAZY. Music: Housefloor DJs TBA. Popfloor DJs TBA. ITALO DISCO DJs TBA. Porno-Karaoke + XXL Polysexual Darkroom. Freak Gogos. Walking Acts.
March 21, 2020, 11pm-6am. The new party for guys and their fans! Hairy men, topless or in jock, leather, rubber or sports! Dark & Playful dark area with horny guy videos to get you in the mood. Show YOU and YOUR nipples! Mainfloor by DJ RED TOMCAT (Electro/ House music). Basement: Classics by DJ Future Disco.
March 22 + April 26, 2020, 5:30pm. Experimenting with our bodies; physical contact and confrontation with an opponent in a circle of attentive viewers. You will have the chance to establish a direct connection with your opponent and feel him in his vulnerability, dedication, beauty and power. Bilingual - for the most part nonverbal - open to all gay/ bi/ trans /queer men. Next: May 17th.
March 23, 2020, 7pm. Like gender, race is a social construct beyond biological realities - an unstable performative phenomenon, emerging through repetitive acts, needing the other for demarcation. The appropriation of identity emerges from a dominant white cultural perspective. Examining race in pop culture: its role in the market-driven performance of masculinity + femininity.
March 24, 2020, 7:30pm. Jack emcees the Miss All-America Camp Beauty Contest. Between rehearsals and performances, contestants discuss topics such as the draft, sexual identity, sex-changes, and being a drag queen. One contestant received a draft notice and wanted to serve, but he was turned away due to his feminine appearance.
March 21, 2020, 11pm-8am. Edith Schröder opens her living room to about 1000 people. Dance/ drink/ fall in love/ whatever. POPTEMPLE: Edith Schröder, Polly Puller, Merean. PARTYPUFF 90s: Anna Klatsche, trust.the.girl, Biggy van Blond. 80s/90s Retro: Trudi Padma Knusprig, PomoZ. Magic Show: Destiny Drescher, Stella de Stroy, andere Hexen. EROTIC: Santana SexMachine, The Darvish.
March 26-28, 2020, 8:30pm, Kantine. Welcome to the erotic cuddle palace! Love me harder looks for a queer, fluid version of male eroticism that allows insecurities and makes consent a principle. Familiar images of masculinity become fragile, interweaving with the story of the queer Jewish main character. What social circumstances and personal experiences shape desire? How free are we?
March 27, 2020, 9-11:30pm. Queer celebration of pop culture; 3-floor multiorgasmic, ecstatic, creative extravaganza. Screenings/afterparty. Anon #1 by Virar Films; Girls Fight Club by Erika Lust Films; Romy+Laure/ Secret of the Moveable Man by Romy Alizée + Laure Giappiconi: Just Past Noon on a Tuesday by Travis Matthews; Islands by Yann Gonzalez. Filmmakers introduce the films.
April 3, 2020, 11pm-8am. Bring dad, girlfriend. your crush. Live life. Leave masks/ attitude outside. Room 1/ Salon: Retro/ RnB/ Hits: Jack Strify, Fixi Fate, Josh Quinton. Room 2/ Cathedral: House/ Disco/ Techno: Fixie Fate, Shimmy G, Borja Peña, Stereon/MisterX. Performances by Absinthia Absolut, Berlin Bruisers, Marcel Karussell. Hosts Joaquim Kiko Dionisio + Patrick Ehrhardt.
April 8-13, 2020. Past year: WED Woof Warm-Up. THU Fetish Garage Sale + Connection DUNGEON PARTY. FRI Easter B'fast + Reception + Fetish Boat + Scheune Rubber Lust. SAT Scheune Puppy-Party + Woof Skin Lust. SUN Connection ML Berlin Contest + Lab.Oratory GUMMI RUBBER PARTY + Connection PIG. MON Fetish Bus Liner + Woof Skin&Sport. 2010 program TBA September 2019 at:
April 10 + 11, 2020. FRI 11pm-9am at Kitkat. SAT 11pm-10am Giant at Festsaal Kreuzberg, Am Flutgraben 2. With MEGA PLAYZONE; Karsten Sollors, Chris Bekker, PAGANO, Ben Manson, Asaf Dolev, Annie O, Maringo, Marcel db, AliceD, Kai Berlin, Robert Wall, Jaycap, Deepneue and Alex Lo. DANCERS + WALKING ACTS. David Dave+Friends.
April 10, 2020, 10pm-6am. MEN ONLY! STRICT DRESSCODE: Sportswear, Sneakers, Socks, Picaldi, Proll, Scally, Skater, Streetwear, Soccer, Puppys, Tracksuits. MUSIC on two floors w/ DJs Matt Bogard (London) + Benjamin (Amsterdam).
April 15-22, 2020 - CANCELLED - annual 8-day film festival dedicated to Berlin & Brandenburg filmmakers, the 3rd largest in Berlin, with feature films, documentaries, and world premieres. See website for information about rescheduled upcoming events.
April 19, 2020, 7pm-3am at SchwutZ. THE classic of nude dancing pleasure returns - looking forward to loyal fans and new faces! DJs Jupiter + Friends play German "Schlager" pop-beats, retro pop and easy listening. Midnight maxi version of "MOSCOW" with fantastic free dance choreographies! Open to all. Usually each third SUN of every other month.
May 7-10, 2020. QUEER FILM in all forms - glory, shame, distaste, trash and beauty. Four-day 15th annual festival by people who enjoy queer films, screening new + old films, shorts or features - the queer perspective from all corners of the world to challenge normative views, propose alternate ways of thinking, and approach life and storytelling in other ways. See program in early May:
May 29 - June 1, 2020, annual 4-day celebration of cultural & ethnic diversity of Berlin in Kreuzberg: Sunday Parade from Hermannplatz, street festival, entertainment stages, international bands, stiltwalkers, acrobats, magicians (visitors test their own abilities & skills). About 300 market stalls, food of many lands, arts & crafts and much more.
June 12-15, 2020 in Gräfenhainichen/ Dessau. Fourth annual four-day electronic music camping festival (to be confirmed) featuring a cross-section of Berlin's queer scene + international collectives, where self-expression and self-liberation are paramount. WHOLE is more than just an outdoor weekend-long party, but rather an exercise in community building.
July 18-19, 2020, annual Stadtfest weekend of LGBTQ Pride festivities in Schöneberg, each day from 11am. Crowds throng music stages and surrounding streets, clubs and beer gardens around Nollendorfplatz in all directions. See the 2019 photos, and program for 2020 as announced, at their facebook page:
July 25, 2020. With all major events remaining prohibited until August 31st, virtual celebrations are under development to give activists, interested people and artists to the opportunity to participate and contribute in terms of content. See updates at:
July 25, 2020, 10pm-10am. GIANT will be back for Pride Berlin in 2020! The Saturgay Party by the Revolver Party team - the Big Room Gay Party. Details TBA.
August 8, 2020. Annual Summer Saturday LGBT festival, thousands in attendance, lots of local talent performing on grounds of open-air cinema in Friedrichshain / Volkspark. Non-commercial festival celebration involves many gay clubs & institutions. See website for previous events.
Late August, 2020. Annual seven-day international LGBT film festival. This past year featured: And Then We Danced; Celebration; Wild Nights w/ Emily; The Blond One; Bester Mann; Giant Little Ones; Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life; Ich bin Anastasia; Bonnie+Bonnie; Nevrland;Tell it to the Bees; This Is Not Berlin; Socrates; Madame; Rettet das Feuer; Kanarie. See updates:
September 9-13, 2020, annual 5-day weekend Fetish STREET Fair/ leather/ fetish/ skin/ rubber events draw 25,000 visitors. This past year included: REVOLVER, Dungeon, F*ck Extreme, PIG Fetish Party, MENtabolism, Classic Meets Fetish, Gay Boat Ahoi excursion, Fetish Boat, bar and bathhouse events all week around the city. See updates at:
September 11, 2020, 9pm-9am. Easter BearDance 2020 rescheduled from April with DJs Martin Rapp + Axelay and VJ Alkis. More info coming soon...
October 20-25, 2020. Cinema Moviemento. Pornography should stimulate, be erotic, sexy, not as unwatchable as it is now. This festival showcases the most innovative, risk-taking visionaries in film, photography, performance, music, the art scene, porno-land and even porn karaoke to challenge the erotic film genre; artists who have explored sex through their work for years.
October 16, 2020, 10pm FRI main event at KitKat. The 18th annual HustlaBall Berlin - with the “REAL” HUSTLABALL AWARDS, back to the roots! .. Fun with/for hustlers, hookers, pimps, streetwalkers, flesh-peddlers, porn stars + other scandalous sorts. Events at Connection Club Berlin and at Bootshaus Cologne, in addition to main party night at Kitkat. See details + photos at:
November 5, 2020. Beginning as a Super 8 film festival in 1982, the event has become one of the largest short film festivals in Germany and Europe, receiving 6,000 annual film entries and a continually growing audience of over 21,000 - firmly establishing itself as a vital part of Berlin’s cultural landscape. This year: 90+ film programs/ 7 competitions/ €40,000 in prizes.
Throughout January, 2021. Innovative pop, electronic and experimental music festival. During thirteen years of existence, CTM has gained a reputation for being essential, ranking among the world’s most cutting-edge festivals, referred to as Germany’s most important gathering for electronic and experimental music and Berlin’s best Pop festival.