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Ancient Worlds
Greeks, Etruscans & Romans

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.
What's On in Berlin
Gay Berlin

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.
GLBT Party Club - Die Szene & Nightlife Location in Berlin Friedrichshain
Die Busche (ex Haus B)

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.
Against yourself. Around queer narratives
Gegen Berlin

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.
"art (and sex) should be an open experience"

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.
Im Kino

An ongoing monthly series of LGBTQ film nights at Cinemaxx Potsdamer Platz, 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.
A Berlin cult party
Chantal's House of Shame @Bassy Club

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.
Karaoke Sex Party
Gayhole: Darkroom-Karaoke

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.
For over 20 years - now with new sound, new décor, new lounge, new splendor
Connection Club Berlin | Factory

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. See Factory.

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:
Non-mainstream & sophisticated
Berghain + Panorama Bar

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.
The classic Berlin Saturday night
CarneBall Bizarre KitKatClubnacht

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.
HomOriental party, playing Greek, Turkish, Arab, and Israeli Pop music
Gayhane @SO36 | House of Halay

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.
Sunday T-Dances
Café Fatal @SO36

Sundays 7pm-1am at SO36. LGBT Ballroom dancing, lessons until 10pm, then Disco Pop and German Schlager music, dirty dancing & fun.
Every Sunday + special nights

Sundays from 11pm at House of Weekend, Alexanderstraße 7. Big gay/mixed dance nights at thei new summer location, On two dance floors 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.
Yorck Kinogruppe

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.
Sex, Drugs & Volksmusik - Das grösste schwule Oktoberfest der Welt!
Queerwiesn by Nina Queer

October 2, 2017, 6pm-4am, Münchner Hofbräuhaus Berlin, Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 30 (Alexanderplatz). DIE WIESNKÖNIGE DIRNDL SHOW w/ NINA QUEER + BRIGITTE SROTHUM. SUPER ESSEN! GEILES BIER! Come party any time; plenty of space; bar stools, tables; huge dance floor! At 2am, Wiesn becomes YOUR Saturday night party w/ DJs Magic Magnus + Leberwurst; BEST IN POP/ WIESNHITS!
6 Jahre - The 6th Year - Every Wednesday
WELL DONE! October

October 4, 2017, 11pm-11am at Suicide Circus. House/Techno party with DJs Björn Störig, HVRRY, Animal Swing Kids. Host: Bombata + The Fox. Next dates: Oct 11th w/ DJs Sascha Cawa, Kai Hillmann, Toni Strauss, Lormes; Oct 18th w/ DJs Nils Ohrmann, Lee Jokes, Jack Jenson; and Oct 25th w/ DJs Dole & Kom, Alex Flatner, Mirco Niemeier.
12th annual spotlight on Berlin
Festival of Lights

October 6-15, 2017 - annual event. Berlin icons including TV tower and Brandenburg Gate lit up, made into backgrounds for projections. The city is transformed into a stage and the landmarks, monuments, buildings, streets and squares become the stars. National and international artists, designers and creative teams tell their stories.
12 years celebration + I Heart Sharks live
Last London Calling

October 6, 2017, 11pm-6am, SchwuZ. Unisex party w/ pure/ effective house/techno sound to encourage non-verbal communication on the dance floor, get people together and dancing free. lndie l House l Trap + HipHop DJs Exildiscount, Marco Ward, marsmaedchen. LIVE: I Heart Sharks. Electronic DJs: The/Das, Lucky Pierre, Sheila Chipperfield. Free schnaps: Jacky-Oh Weinhaus + Matthias Panitz.
Every 2nd Friday each month

October 6, 2017, 11pm, KitKat. Men's Gay Dance Party; Guest DJ Tony Bruno (LON). Resident DJs: Tiasz Fixie Fate, Annie O, Maringo, Sarah Wild, and Alice D. Unique performers from the International gay underground scene +  even harder International techno music. Next dates: Nov 10th SNAX WEEKEND XXL Fetish Special; Dec 15th + 31st (w/ B:EAST).
Fresh faces, new talents
Spring Breakers

September 22, 2017, 11pm-8am at SchwuZ. Sprinkle, sprinkle little stars – getting ready to throw in some fresh faces! Promising newcomers to spice up the mix as little buds become full-blown flowers! HOUSE DJs: Gold Tier, Tannhäuser, 6zm, Loryn, Al Jones, Purita D. POP DJs: Elisa Elisa, Sutthi Phong, Dantedrugs, Bianca Beat und ihr Boss, kitt, Sony Straight, Cheryl.
Bump! Is in the air: Das Retro-Studio ist seit 16 Jahren der kultige Dauerbrenne
How deep is your BUMP!

October 7, 2017, 11pm-8am at SchwuZ. DJ Modeopfer - every first Saturday/ month oldies, and hits of past few decades! POP 'thru the years': BOW-tanic + Doris Disse. 90s RnB/ VOCAL HOUSE BEGINNERS: mikki_p, ChrizzT, derMicha. 60s/70s/Soul/Schlager: Modeopfer + Didi Disco. Greatest free schnaps: ChriZZy + Franky. Miss Debra Kate hands out Night Fever Candy.
Rose Kennedy - My little Pony - NINA QUEER + MAGIC MAGNUS Party

October 7, 2017 11pm-9am, Haubentaucher. All THE LITTLE PONYS wait for you. wanting to be photographed. Drink delicious strawberry schnapps before galloping over a 25-meter-long rainbow on the dance floor where stallions POMOZ + U-SEVEN wait to spoil you with MAGIC MAGNUS and NINA QUEER and horny pop music. DANCE DISCO PONYS, DANCE!!! Entry 10 €.
CockTail d'Amore gets SchWiFTy

October 7-9, 2017, SATURDAY midnight to MONDAY 8am at Griessmühle. Gay-friendly dance w/ DJs Luigi Di Venere, Paramida, Public Possession DJs aka The MARVIN & VALENTINO, Reza Athar, The Violet Hour aka Fort Romeau and Massimiliano Pagliara - with the Cocktail d'Amore Sound Machine.
Every Sunday + special nights
GMF October 2017: 1008 + 1015

October 8 + 15, 2017, 11pm-6am, House of Weekend, Alexanderstraße 7. Gay/mixed dance nights, 2 dance floors, Electro+Pop. Oct 8th DJs Charlet C. House, Maringo, Katy Böhm, Neal Porter. Oct 15th DJs #Topmodel, Jacky-Oh Weinhaus, CHROMA, DJ PomoZ - w/ HALFTIME SHOW by Arie Oshri. Next: Oct 22, 28, 29.
Sunday Night
Mona-Lisa & the PoodleClub!

October 8, 2017, 11pm at KitKatClub. Techno/ Electro Dance Party, DJ Line up: Green, Don Tom, Gary D, and Neal Porter. Dresscode: no streetwear.
An exhibition commemorating the 300th Birthday of Johann Joachim Winckelmann
Winckelmann – The Divine Sex

Through October 9, 2017. Winckelmann's 1764 multivolume History of Ancient Art is a standard of modern archaeology and art. Influenced by monuments and sculptures of Greek and Roman antiquity he defined his Canon of Beauty. His homosexuality, mentioned by contemporaries Casanova, Herder and Goethe, and mysterious circumstances of his 1768 assassination, have been clouded in secrecy.
Die Kultveranstaltung ist zurück!

October 9, 2017 from 6pm each Monday until October 23rd, at Mühlenstraße 45-46, Ostbahnhof, Mitte. Tenth year annual 7-week celebrations at Oktoberfest tent, wooden benches and lawn. Good food, DJs, go-go dancers, drag divas, live music bands and performers on stage, and plenty of Oktoberfest beer. See each night line-up and schedule at website:
Brokeback Mountain for less homophobic but more xenophobic age
Queerfilmnacht: GOD’S OWN COUNTRY

October 10, 2017, 8pm at CinemaxX Potsdamer Platz. 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.
Hosted by Prollking

October 13, 2017, 10pm-6am at Stahlrohr 2.0. The biggest Sportswear/ Sneakerparty in Berlin from the Sneakfreaxx crew. Darkroom. DRESSCODE: SPORTSWEAR • SNEAKERS • SOX • PICALDI • PROLL • SKATER • BIKER • SOCCER. MOVIES by PROLLBOYS-PRODUCTION. Next date: Nov 10th at Stahlrohr 2.0.
Pop, HipHop, R'n'B, Greek & Middle Eastern Beats
TASTY w/ Ipek

October 13, 2017, 11pm-8am. It‘s tasty, it‘s queer and 100% halal. Celebrate the buzz of modern city life with BERRIES! A wide range of Urban Sounds/ Diva Pop, alternating collaborators such as Techno Türken, for vibrant Middle Eastern Pop dance floor atmosphere. Cherries: Steve David, Chi, Bad Mom, TCHUANI b2b MYSHKYN. Divas: Mavin, Jaycap, aMinus. Show: Prens Emrah.
Pop/ House/ Retro Party on 3 dance floors w/ Berlin's most most Supertranse!
Popkicker by Jurassica Parka

October 14, 2017, 11pm-8am at SchwuZ. Pop, House, Retro music + 2am show. POP: Jurassica Parka, PomoZ, Whitnee You Stoned. HOUSE: Kiki, Chroma, Sara Moshiri. RETRO: Daphne Jeht Steil, U-Seven. SHOW: Dis Charge. TOILET-SALON: Inge Borg + Jacky-Oh Weinhaus. ENTERTAINMENT: Dimi Try + Kaan. FREE SCHNAPS: Destiny Drescher + Ryan Stecken.
The 15th HustlaBall in Berlin
Hustlaball Berlin Circuit Weekend

October 19-23, 2017 with FRI Oct 20th main event at KitKat. The 15th HustlaBall Berlin takes place within the framework of the 8th HustlaBall-Circuit-Party-Weekend in Berlin - with the “REAL” HUSTLABALL AWARDS, back to the roots! .. Fun with/for hustlers, hookers, pimps, streetwalkers, flesh-peddlers, porn stars + other scandalous sorts. See details + photos at:
HOT TOPIC music & politics
HOT TOPIC x Misandrists & Fluidø

October 20, 2017, 11pm-8am. QUEER-POP: Magritte Jaco, Dorfdisko DJ-Team, LCavaliero. Floor: Autonome Beautyfarm, Bruce LaBruce, Blasfematic, Madlick. ROCKMUSIK: Viola, trust.the.girl. LIVE: Schœneberg. A queerfeministic project hosting DJs, producers and artists offside the heteronormative party-mainstream. Not only a party, but a forum for networking. 7-9€.
Exclusive gay circuit party
Salvation Berlin

October 21, 2017, 11pm at Malzfabrik, Südkreuz. Once again the greatest entertainment, the hottest go-go boys of Europe and some of the best international DJs. Part of the Hustlaball Festival Weekend.
Orgasms for Everyone
Irrenhouse by Nina Queer - Miss Irrenhouse 2018 Contest

October 21, 2017, 11pm-10am at Musik+Frieden. Brigitte Skrothum + Nina Queer host the big MISS IRRENHOUSE 2018 contest - winner decided by audience applause! The film FICKI FICKI AUA AUA at the IRRENHOUSE cinema/ Dauerschleife! Mega XXL darkroom. Retro DJs: SÖHNLEIN BRILLIANT, LEBERWURST. Pop: STELLA DESROY, DESTINY DRESCHER, SIMON LACOSTE, NINA QUEER. House: THE GLORIA GAME BOYS.
FLY WITH US! at the HustlaBall Berlin Circuit Weekend

October 22, 2017, 4pm-3am at Silverwings Club, Columbiadamm 10. FLY EDITION at special Tempelhof! Airport location. Awesome bass, sound + fantastic DJ line-up: Asaf Dolev, Marcel DB, Fusion, Tiasz, Steve K, Katy Böhm, Fixie Fate, and Ricky Sinz. Lasershow. Sexiest guys from around the world. Dark/ Playzone. Two Dancefloors.
Nacktes Tanzvergnügen | Naked Dance Party
SchlagerNackt Party

October 22, 2017, 7pm-3am at SchwutZ, Rollbergstr. 26, Berlin Neukölln. THE classic of nude dancing pleasure held every other month - German "Schlager" pop-beats, retro pop and easy listening. DJs: Jupiter + Itzy. Admission: 5€ - open to all. Next date: TBA.
Every Sunday + special nights
GMF Hustlerball Closing + Bob Young's Halloween Masquerade: Occultism

October 22, 28, 29, 2017, 11pm-6am, House of Weekend, Alexanderstraße 7. Gay/mixed dance nights, 2 dance floors, Electro+Pop. Oct 22nd DJs: Francis, aleXio, Kevin Neon, Chris Bekker. Oct 28-29th Bob Young's Halloween Masquerade: Occultism w/ Special guest SOLVANE; DJs Berry E, Deepneue, Eduardo De La Torre. COSTUME COMPETITION/ LIVE SHOWS/ CATACOMBS + LIGHTNINGS/ WALKING ACTS.
What is the difference between Pornography and Art? Art is more expensive!
12.Porn Film Festival Berlin

October 24-29, 2017, Cinema Moviemento, Kreuzberg. Pornography should be stimulating, erotic, sexy - not unwatchable as it now is. This festival will showcase 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.
Ages 25 & under Free Entry before midnight
Youngsters Party + Topless

October 27, 2017, 11pm-6am at Connection. Best Pop and House Music all night. Fun areas to play, biggest darkroom in Berlin. With DJane Stella Destroy. Free entry for ages 25 and younger before midnight. October 28th, 11pm: Topless - show your body - get a free shot - with DJs Yosh Houzer + Future Disco.
Nina Queer's Halloween 2017 Devil's Dance

October 28, 2017, 11pm-9am at Ritter Butzke. Meet your fears, the worst sadists and psychopaths ever encountered in films. Costume Contest prizes. BATES MOTEL DARKROOM FOR FREAKS; Horror Buffet; HORROR FILM cinema. HOUSE DJs by LA SCHMOCK + MARC at GARDEN. POP DJs KATIE BÄHM, U-SEVEN, NINA QUEER + MAGIC MAGNUS. Dusk till dawn BAR. 15 €.
Proxi Club w/ Death By Rainbow

October 28, 2017, 11pm-8am at SchwuZ. Techno by Death By Rainbow: Hanno Hinkelbein, DJ Flush, and A/Ona. ROOM OF POP DJs: Biggy van Blond, Gieza Poke, and Monchichi. Halloween Darkroom by CRUSH & Occultists: 2Faro, Mashyno, and James Demon. Free Shots by Cheryl + Collapsella.
Hosted by GMF Berlin
Bob Young's Halloween Masquerade

Berlin's biggest Sportswearparty in Cologne w/ the perfect extended weekend
Addiction Ski & Boarder Weekend - Gay Ski Opening in Kaprun

December 7-10, 2017, Zell am See-Kaprun, Brucker Bundesstraße 1A, Zell am See, Austria. Hotel at gondola station.  Baumbar party w/ current aprés-ski hits/ best HouseBeatz. Snow bunnies Mataina + Melli. Bitch+Glitter Party DJ Darc Delirium; SEXY Party DJs ALEXIO + Diego Summer. Sexy dayguides. See Addiction.
Hosted by DJ BearScout and Unshaved

December 16, 2017, 10pm at St. Georg, Ritterstr. 26, Berlin. Pop, Disco, Dance and Club Classics dance party for hunks and bears. Powered by Scruff.
Annual festival for media art and digital culture

February, 2018, HKW + various Berlin venues. Activities aim to use critical and artistic knowledge to reframe the question of the role of media today - reflective, aesthetic and speculative positions in between art, technology and culture. In a world where technology increasingly operates independently of humans, where does the power to act and mediate lie?
The Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin 2017
Berlinale 68

February 8-18, 2018 (TBC). Berlin’s largest cultural event, one of most important film industry dates. Over ten days, around 400 films shown, most either world or European premieres - every genre, length, format, from 128 countries; 300,000 tickets sold; art, glamour, parties & business deals.
Berlinale Festival Best in Queer Film
Teddy Awards

February 16, 2018 (TBC), Station Berlin, Luckenwalder Str. 4-6 ( Berlinale awards honor best feature film, best documentary + best short film in queer cinema. Variety stage show, stars from all over the world, followed by the TEDDY Party, probably the best party of the Berlinale. Their website - in German and English - has a trove of information and video clips.
Leather/Fetish Week
Easter Berlin

March - April, 2018 (TBC). Europe's biggest Leather/Fetish Week of the year. Past year included; Burn Rubber-Party + In Dog We Trust; Sneaker/Sport-Party; SKIN/PUNK-Party; Fist/Fuck-Party; Easter Sunday FAST EASTER BASTARDS BERLIN party w/ fetish hunks, go-go boys, porn stars, total-darkness area, top DJs; Party-Fetish-Boat; flea market, tour + more. See:
New Films from Berlin & Brandenburg
Achtung Berlin

Mid-April, 2018, annual 8-day film festival dedicated to Berlin & Brandenburg filmmakers, 3rd largest in Berlin. Feature films, documentaries, 6 world premieres. See website for past and upcoming events.
International Queer Short Film Festival

Mid-May, 2018 (TBC) at Kino Moviemento. QUEER FILM in all forms - glory, shame, distaste, trash and beauty. Four day 13th annual festival by people who enjoy queer films, screening new plus 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.
20th annual Carnival of Cultures
Karneval der Kulturen

Early June, 2018 (TBC), annual 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.
Die Details und IDer "Bear Summer Berlin" ist ein kleines Bärentreffen
Bear Summer Berlin 2018 - Unshaved Party

June 21-24, 2018 (TBC). Past year included Welcome Party. Bear Comedy BusTour, Main-Event Unshaved XL Saturday 10pm-5am Pop/Disco/Dance/Club Classics for hunks and bears at Club GRETCHEN, Kreuzberg; BearBrunch + Sunday UnderBear party for bears/cubs and friends, with dancing, dark room, snacks.
A new LGBT festival: "Standing together, without borders!"
Berlin Queer Days 2018

July 12-22, 2018, Potsdamer Platz. Introducing new possibilities for society at this 11-day city festival to celebrate the summer heat of Berlin. Stage shows/ entertainment, food stalls, + queer scene information booths. Responding to right-wing populism, a movement for a diverse society of LGBTQ people, foreigners, refugees, migrants -- welcoming all/ celebrating all cultures.
Europe's largest queer open-air event
Gay Stadtfest 2018

July 21-22, 2018, annual weekend of Gay 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 2017 photos, and program for 2018 as announced, at their website.
LGBT Swing Party
Gay Night at the Zoo

July, 2018, annual evening at Berlin Zoo "Elefantentor" Budapester Strasse. Sing/ swing between elephants, tigers and penguins. Music/ charity event to enable school classes to visit the Zoo! A gay open-air party at Zoo Berlin.
Pride Berlin
Christopher Street Day 2018

July 28, 2018 Berlin Gay Pride annual parade from noon, scores of floats down Kurfurstendamm to Brandenburger Tor, with half a million or so people - participants can spontaneously join the demo wherever they like - and more than a few playful public shenanigans each year. Festival between Siegessäule and Brandenburg Gate: stalls, stages entertainment, culture, politics, music. See:
LGBT Park Festival
Parkfest Friedrichshain 2018

August 11, 2018 (TBC). 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.
European Fetish Event of the Year
Folsom Europe 2018

September 5-9, 2018, annual weekend leather/fetish/skin/rubber events draw 25,000 visitors. Past year included: THU - Dungeon no Disco at Connection. FRI - REVOLVER Black+Blue Party/ KitKat. SAT - Fuggerstrasse streetfair, gates open noon + PIG Fetish Party/ Alte Münze. Gay Boat excursion, bars and bathhouses events begin Wednesday. See website for all events around the city.