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Hosted by JackPot Sundays at Beaux
JackPot Sundays + Manimal Fridays

Sundays, 2-9pm Castro DanceParty - kick ass DJs, StudMuffin GoGos, Flirty Bartenders. Bring your Beach buzzz into BEAUX for a FUNDAY dance party! Chad Bays + will be Dealin' out the hits, so come shake it. A free-for-all - come press our buttons and pull on our nobs!  Manimal Fridays, 8:30pm Life on the wild side with the hottest Manimal GoGo beasts + DJ Haute Toddy.
Every Sunday - Palomino Presents
Domingo de Escandalo

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.
28 years of Pubic Service!
San Francisco Jacks

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.
The oldest weekly goth/industrial dance night in the country
Death Guild

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.
Strip down, enjoy some cheap drinks and get into cruising
NSA Underwear Party

Every Wednesday night, 9pm-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.
Bay Area's Sexiest Weekly Latin Fiesta every Wednesday Night in The Castro
Club Papi Hump Day at Beaux

Every Wednesday Latin nights, with Club Papi stripped-down go-go dancers and diva shows. Each week with 8-10 of the hottest Go-Gos from around the USA, plus fabulous drag divas AMAYA BLAC, DORYS, and special guests! Sweet Latin/ Dance/ Top 40 musica by DJs CHECKO + ADRIAN! Complimentary cover before 10pm each week. Drink specials! Lemon Drop Shots from the sexy Papi go-gos!
The best LGBT country-western dance club in the world

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.

Fridays, 1-3 times a month. "San Francisco's party for girls who love girls + friends!" DJs. Dancing. GoGo Girls. Theme Nights. At Jolene's, and recently at Everdene Rooftop at Virgin Hotel. See:
Circle Left Contra Dances on Second Fridays
Circle Left Queer Contra Dancing

Second Fridays, 8-11pm at First Unitarian Church in Oakland: 685 14th St, Oakland. Featuring band and callers. Continuing event every 2nd Friday with 7:30-8pm beginners' lesson + 8-11pm dance. Gender-free contra dance sponsored by SF Bay Queer Contra Dance. For Next Circle Left dates see:
Country-Western Dance Weekend of Four Nights
Sundance Stompede

October 31 - November 3, 2019. The world's largest annual LGBT country-western dance weekend. Four dance party nights. Three dance workshop days. Hundreds of cowfolks. A benefit for AIDS + Breast Cancer Emergency Funds. THU Kick-Off Halloween Party, Sundance Saloon. FRI Welcome Dance at Holiday Inn. SAT 7:30pm HOEDOWN 2019 at Regency Ballroom. SUN Stompede Ball at Sundance Saloon.
Queer First Fridays Presents:
Your Mom’s Favorite DJ

November 1, 2019, 5-11pm, at Temescal Brewing, 4115 Telegraph Ave, Oakland. Another cute edition of Queer First Fridays with guest Your Mom's Favorite DJ. Host Sir JoQ. Resident DJs: lil sis, tbale, and millhøuse. Eats by Wezy Hospitality.
Textiles, costumes, photographs & ephemera paint a complex portrait
Performance, Protest & Politics: The Art of Gilbert Baker

November 1, 2019, 7pm. Gilbert Baker (1951-2017) designed the rainbow flag as an LGBTQ community symbol. First displayed at the 1978 SF Gay Freedom Day Parade, it is now internationally recognized. This exhibition examines how Baker blurred lines between artist and activist, protester and performer, with his intuitive understanding of how art can address political and social issues.
GrowlBar: San Francisco

November 2, 2019, 9pm-2am. Put up your paws for a fun night of dancing, drinking, and frivolity. Strut your stuff, show off a talent, display your fursuit and gear, or bust out some dance moves at our BEST IN SHOW contest w/ special prize for the winner. Shake your tail feathers, clop your hooves, or howl at the moon. Unleash the beast, transform the night… GRRR!
Time to stop flappin' your lips and start smackin' them third Saturdays
SF Make Out Party

November 2, 2019, 9pm-2am. Tired of standing looking pensive/ warm, fierce/ approachable, yet that mega crush still hasn't come over? 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 Just Shannon + Christopher R Vasquez. DJs Robin Malone + Elaine Denham.
iMFROMULL, Lee Gorbutt - returns to the States
Go BANG! w/ iMFROMULL (UK) & Your Residents

November 2, 2019, 9pm-3am. Dance to the heavy, funky, soulful iMFROMULL (Lee Gorbutt) sound, and be sure to say hi as they hang out with us in San Francisco! Go BANG! Celebrating 10+ Years of Disco Action! With Residents Steve Fabus, Sergio Fedasz, Prince Wolf and Jimmy DePre.
An intersectional and affordable social first Saturdays
B.Y.F! - Lucy Stoner vs Radical Edward, blakeblakeblake, Dreamcast

November 2, 2019, 9pm-2am. Bring Your Friends: first Saturdays social at The Lone Star Saloon. DJs: Lucy Stoner (Doesitbang?) vs Radical Edward; blakeblakeblake; and Deejay Dreamcast. Each month a new crop of local talent.
Hosted by Asian Male Portraits and GAMeBoi SF
GameBoi SF

November 2, 2019, 9:30pm-2am. Now twice a month! 1st SATURDAY at Rickshaw Stop + 3rd SATURDAY at Origin. Established in LA where GAMeBoi is nonstop every FRIDAY; 18+ nightclub for the San Francisco Asian community. Hot Asian go-go dancers, diverse pop/ dance/ EDM/ Kpop music mix. Center Stage featuring Vermicelli Versace. Resident VJ LaRock.
...a place for all drag mothers to bring their children, to hone their craft
Mother: November

November 2, 2019, 10pm Mother: Robyn Tribute. Nov 9th, 10pm - Mother: Cher Tribute. Nov 16th, 10pm - Mother: Gwen Stefani Tribute. Nov 23rd, 10pm - Mother: Dolly Parton Tribute. Nov 30th - Mother With Special Guest Sasha Velour.
All-mashup dance parties: pop, throwback, hiphop. club bangers, burlesque
Bootie SF - November

November 2, 2019, 10pm, Halloween Madonnapocalypse, 18+ mashups, pop, throwback, hiphop, club bangers. Nov 9th, 18+ 90s vs. 00s Mashup. Nov 16th, Avicii To Zedd 18+ mashups/ pop/ throwback/ hiphop/ club bangers/ drag. Nov 23rd, TBA. Nov 30th, 10pm Dranksgiving 18+ mashups, pop, throwback, hiphop, club bangers.
Hosted by Swagger Like Us and El Rio
Swagger Like Us Presents DDM (Season Finale)

November 3, 2019, 2-8pm. Emerging queer hip-hop artists, DJs and dancers showcase their talents. Featuring Live Performance
by DDM, w/ DJs JiBBZ, DavOmakesbeats, and Kream. Host Sir JoQ. Eats: FREE BBQ Cook Out.
Doing it & Doing it well. Don’t sleep!
The SUNDAY SITUATION featuring Clark Price

November 3, 2019, 5pm-2am. First Sundays. HOTDAMN! We got ourselves a THROWDOWN. CLARK PRICE. Hosts MIKEE BORTNER + SHAHAR CICELSKY. Door: SCOTT WARD. STUDMother SIOBHAN. No cover before 7pm. Come early. Stay late!
Boys, Butts, Bulges - Every Tuesday
CockShot Tuesdays

November 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019, 9pm-2am. Gather gear, crew and bare all. Down/ dirty weekly Tuesday Red-Light District Castro party. THIRD TUESDAY Strip Down Contest - maybe make a friend or two. Dress your in your sexiest gear/ jock/ undies for a chance to impress host Tye to win $100 at the midnight contest. DIRTY Gogo Studs + Filthy Beats by DJ Chad Bays.
PRESENTED BY: Club Papi Productions
PAN DULCE Wednesdays - Hump Day Sexiness

November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2019, 9pm-2am. Wednesdays w/ PAPI BOYZ. The Bay Area's #1 weekly Latin Hump Day Fiesta at BEAUX Nightclub. 8-10 of the hottest GoGos from around the USA; fabulous drag divas AMAYA BLAC + DORYS + special guests! The sweetest Latin/ Dance/ Top 40 musica by DJs CHECKO + ADRIAN! Come early for complimentary cover before 10pm. "YA TU SABES."
Andrew E Stoner: The Journalist of Castro Street: The Life of Randy Shilts
Reconsidering Randy Shilts: America’s AIDS Chronicler

November 7, 2019, 7-9pm. Biography traces the remarkable life of a brash, pioneering journalist, whose relentless work ethic and belief in the power of journalism illuminated contours of the AIDS crisis but whose assertions made him controversial in the LGBTQ community. Including Shilts’s struggles with alcohol and substance use, as well as his own personal battle with AIDS.

November 7, 2019, 9pm-2am. An exercise in uncustomary taste. Your nightcap variety show by John Fucking Cartwright + Kochina Rude. Featuring A cast of a few! Mama Celeste, Franzia Kafka, Voodonna Black, and Tito Soto. BEATS BY: C'est Jílle (Jill Reiter) [SLEAAZE, CLAP!), John Fucking Cartwright (Lyddle Jean). Dance all night, first Thursdays at the Stud.
“In the beginning, the Stage Manager said ‘Creation of the world, go’ ...
The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, by Paul Rudnick

November 8 - December 14, 2019. Then she created Adam + Steve, Jane + Mabel. Hilarious, touching, irreverent story of first two couples through the ages: the creation of appetizers, Noah’s Ark, and a Christmas party in Manhattan - meeting fabulous characters: a sexy rhino, a flamboyant Pharaoh, a go-go boy, a lesbian paraplegic rabbi; asking: can two gay couples find God?
Hosted by The Lone Star Saloon and CUBCAKE
Cubcake w/ DJ Bryan Hughes

November 8, 2019, 9pm-2am. Classic SOMA party, still going strong. Beats, treats and sweets. Still the best w/ all your sweet tooth needs covered. DJ Bryan Hughes. Cubcake cubs serve Jello Shots + Rummy Gummies. Also: Nov 9th, 9pm - Beard Haus; Nov 15th, 9pm - Daddy Saddle; Nov 22nd, 9pm - Mimoso 70s 80s and 90s w/ DJ Marcos Moreno! Nov 23rd, 9pm - Heaven and Hades: A night of Metal.
Get ready to RAGE! w/ The dirty minds behind BALONEY (SF's Gay All-Male Revue)

November 8, 2019, 10pm. Brand new immersive late-night queer dance party/ filthy gay frat kegger! Featuring hot and sweaty bro-on-bro demos, totes masc hazing, and stupid drinking games; the no-holds-barred, guys-gone-wild, rock-out-with-your-cock-out frat party of your gay dreams... with better music and sluttier dudes. Leave your dignity at the door and come grab our sausage!
A space for “burly babies” to ply their trade in front of a live, rowdy audience
Nudie Nubie's SF - Qtease - 2nd Saturdays

November 9, 2019, 6-8pm. Femmecee The Cyclone of Burlesque RedBone w/ Special Guests. Nudie Nubie's is one of the most fun shows in town, presenting not only new burlesque performers but some mighty fine professionals too! Are you a potential peeler, a wanna be wiggler?
Hosted by DAD / Dudes And Disco and Go BANG!

November 9, 2019, 9pm-3am. SF collaborative effort between two SF disco powerhouses: the decade old venerable Go BANG! and the new dad on the block, Dudes And Disco. ResiDAD DJs Kelly Naughton, Jumpr, and Visual Guru/ Party Aesthetician Shaul Hamawi. DAD host Christopher R Vasquez. Go BANG! DJs Steve Fabus, Sergio Fedasz, Prince Wolf, and Jimmy DePre. Gogos Sean Dirt Wolf + Pina Busch.
Bury your bone - Hosted by Blake Cedric & Jorge P
Pound Puppy turns 6! Featuring Kim Ann Foxman & Love Letters

November 9, 2019, 10pm-4am.  turning 6 years old! That’s 72 parties! So excited to celebrate our birthday with 2 very special guest DJs... That are sure to keep your body jackt, turnt and gagged. You might wanna bring your back up earth quake kit.. Because you're gonna leave feeling shooketh to the core. Welcome to the ultimate gag-a-thon.... Let's rage.
Hosted by Gloss Magazine
Heat 2nd annual Military Ball

November 10, 2019, 6pm-1am. Cecil Russell's 2nd annual event w/ internatnational DJs: Ben Bakson and Nina Flowers. Wear your best gear! Hot Go-Go Gods and Goddesses. Hosted by: Daniel Blair, Christelle, Fernando, Paul William, Tomi, Evan, Ryan, Sergio, Juan and Roman.
A gender inclusive, body positive, queer pop up strip club

November 10, 2019, 8pm-2am. Showcasing talented performers of the Bay Area. The passion and creativity of drag and the hustle of sex work come together to make this space at the Stud a truly unique and inclusive experience for those of us too often overlooked by white cis heteronormative beauty standards. This is our house. We belong, and so do you. Bring singles to tip your performers.
Mutha Chucka, DJ Bearzbub, the Powerhouse Gang & Seymore Glass are at it again
Fur For All

November 10, 2019, 9pm-2am. DJ Bearzbub will be spinning on the decks. Mutha will be performing (maybe w/ friends). The Guys behind the bar will serve drink specials all night. GoGoFur will shake for your Deelight. Sisters on hand for all spiritual and social needs! Event to support The GLBT Historical Society - help preserve/ share our collective Queer story. Good Times! Join the party!
QTPOC portraits by QTPOC artists - Hosted by Strut & SF AIDS Foundatio
The Story of Our Lives

November 13, 2019, 7:30-9:30pm. A group art show curated by Ajuan Mance - a professor of African American literature at Mills College. Featuring work by Margo Rivera-Weiss, Nancy Cato, Emeric Kennard and Mel Chen - queer, trans, and genderqueer people of color.
A definitely not for kids show
Harry Poofter and The Sorcerer's Rhinestone

November 14, 15, 21, 22, 29, 2019, 7pm. Fraudway Productions presents a magical cabaret drag parody of everyone's favorite wizard-based children's novel.
Part of the Frameline Encore series - FREE & open to the public
Free Frameline Encore: MAN MADE + Q&A

November 14, 2019, 7pm. Into the heart of transgender male culture, revealing unexpected truths about gender, masculinity, humanity and love. Four trans men (who like the film's director were born and raised female), take a variety of life paths toward stepping on stage at Trans FitCon, the only all-transgender bodybuilding competition in the world (Atlanta). Q+A w/ DOMINIC CHILKO.
Hands 10 Year Anniversary SF
Electroluxx: Little Boots Live

November 15, 2019, 9pm-4am. A very special celebration: great music, spaces to dance, chat, lounge, create, and meet new people. Little Boots Live + Midnight Magic Live. Drag Performances, Cuddle Puddle, Tarot Reading, and Make-out Booth. Electroluxx
Music will be going all night long from residents Tuna and Jimmy!
Daddy Saddle

November 15, 2019, 9pm-2am. A party for him, her, dads, them, thier, zir, zem, phlegm, femmes, furries, fatties, and Satan and Santa. OUR OLD SUPREME HAS FALLEN. HAIL THE NEW (taco) SUPREME! Now with Gravy, lots and lotsa Gravy. Guest Music Selector M/R and Pocho. Resident DJs Tuna and Jimmy Swear.
The Middle East & North Africa queer dance party
ASHEq عشق

November 15, 2019, 10pm. The biggest Middle East / North Africa queer event of the Bay Area. The 5th anniversary of shaking hips and sharing love and life - the BIGGEST EVENT OF THE YEAR w/ sexy belly dance show, hot gogo dancers, amazing music, awesome crowd. First 100 guests will receive complimentary champagne plus appetizers to start the celebration.
Bi-monthly party focuses on the mutant freak faction of electronic music
OTHER Stranger

November 15, 2019, 10pm-3am. Llive performances and DJ sets, featuring Carlos Souffront (SF, Bunker NY); Cube -LIVE (NYC , Superior Viaduct, Left Hand Path); Nihar - LIVE- (SF, Surface Tension,TVOD, Left Hand Path); DJ Ladybug (Bay Area,Piano Rain, Echo Loca, Midnight Society Records); Aetatis Suae (San Francisco); and Other Stranger resident Matt Sussman.
A Queer Burlesque & Cabaret Experience! Hosted by BABE Cooperative
Truth or Dare #QTease

November 16, 2019, 6-8pm. Saturday at The Stud! A Queer Burlesque & Cabaret Experience! #Femmecee Cybil Unrest. Special Guests Guy Vigor, Leon G. Ray, Jackson Spade, and Danngerous.
Hosted by Swagger Like Us and Jolene's Bar San Francisco
Swagger Like Us Presents Josh Peace

November 16, 2019, 9pm-2am. Emerging queer hip-hop artists, DJs and dancers showcase their talents. Featuring DJs Josh Peace, Jibbz, and davOmakesbeats. Host: Sir JoQ.
Monthly 18+ dance party
GameBoi SF at Origin

November 16, 2019, 9:30pm-2am. Every 3rd Saturday 18+ dance party. California's Number One Dance Music/ Video Club for the SF Asian community. Hot Asian go-go dancers. Pop, Dance, Top40, and AsianPop by GAMeBoi LA Resident VJ LaRock. Established in LA where GAMeBoi is nonstop every Friday. Also first Saturday each month at Rickshaw Stop w/ diverse pop/ dance/ EDM/ Kpop.
Gas up your guillotines, gurls.... Hosted by Comfort & Joy

November 16, 2019, 10pm-4:30am. Liberté, Fraternité, Égalité - fight for our right to party, frolic and connect, any way we choose. Your disco needs you! Jimmy DePre of Go BANG + Jeremy Rosebrook of GET BUSY w/ a heaping feast of soulful house drenched in disco, and resident Allen Craig. W/ Mama Dora, Tye, Keith Lawrence, plus fiery dancers Belle + Liam Ocean.
Hosted by Gus Presents Events
Circuit Sundays | Monthly Castro Tea Dance

November 17, 2019, 5pm-12am at the all-new fully remodled Café - The Castro's New Smash Hit Sunday Funday - with DJ AJ Reddy + the Hottest GoGoBros.
Hosted by Periwinkle Cinema
Periwinkle Cinema Annual TDOR Screening

November 20, 2019, 8pm. A selection of short films, not so short films highlighting the talent in our Trans/enby/genderqueer/gender fluid/gender nonconforming/agender community!
Works by Randy Reyes, Kevin Wong, Europa Grace & Kim Ip w/ MC Black Benatar
AIRspace presents QTPOCOLYPSE

November 21, 2019, 8pm. Kim explores ways we fetishise food, associate bodies with sensorial food experience, and masticate/manipulate/prepare food. 2019 Randy works + reflections before/after his recent Guatemala trip. music making + poetry by Europa. New duet by Kevin.
Daddy Issues is all inclusive and all about fagging out
Daddy Issues SF

November 23, 2019, 10pm- 3pm. Electronic dance beats, house, disco, techno eclectic mix showcasing fresh UK, Euro and US producers, w/ dance classics to school the kids. DJs: UAN (POWERHOUSE) + ROBIN SIMMONS (ODYSSEY). HOSTS: OLLYWOOD, SOUTH EAST, DELILAH BEFIERCE, CARLOS, DARIUS, ZOHAR, DWAYNE, KOBE, and GREGROY MARCUS. Leave your masc for mask at the door; dance those issues away.
ShangriLa's SEXIEST Party is BACK!
ShangriLa - Butterball Thanksgiving Party

November 23, 2019, 10pm-6am. time for us to celebrate Thanksgiving. ShangriLa SF is back with Butterball Thanksgiving Party! Dance off those carbs with us! Opening set by DJ JACK ROJO. Main set by AKI. Closing Set by DJ MATTHEWS. ShangriLa is every 4th Saturday of each month!
It's decorative gourd season bitches....
Polyglamorous November - Residents' Night

November 30, 2019, 10pm-4am. You got the holiday out of the way, now spend some quality dance floor time with your queer fam. Our annual Saturday-after-Thanksgiving joint returns to F8, with your Polyglamorous residents playing all night long. Mark O'Brien, Major, and BEYA will help you dance the tryptophan right out of your system.
Imagine Queer Utopia. Fathers Project, sci-fi doc: What if AIDS Never Happened?
Fathers - WORLD AIDS DAY Screening

December 1, 2019, 6:30pm. The first time screening all episodes for an audience. Fathers is a sci-fi documentary series by Herrera Studio that imagines a world in which AIDS never existed. The screening will be 60 minutes long. "A map of the world that does not include utopia is not worth even glancing at." - Oscar Wilde.
16th annual genre film festival 2018
Another Hole In The Head

December 1-15, 2019. Two week San Francisco IndieFest with the best new independent film from around the world - 160+ fims to screen 15 days of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy by the presenters of SF DocFest, SF IndieFest, SF IndieShorts and the Another Hole in the Head film festivals. See AHITH website.
Cabaret Show Nights at Oasis
Alaska: A Very Lilith Fair Christmas

December 6 + 7, 2019, 7pm. Divine feminine energy, heartfelt folk rock, and untamed underarm hair will abound as star of stage and screen Alaska Thunderfuck joins her mystic musickal counterpart Handsome Jeremy to ring in the holiday season.
This performance marks the culmination of eMotion Arts’ second season
RAW presents eMotion Arts

December 6-7, 2019, 8pm. Excerpts of different collaborative works celebrate the Bay Area’s artistic diversity. From Visual Arts to Opera, we combine these diverse voices to deepen our stories and ease the audience on reflecting how current events (and our reactions to them) can define us as individuals, and as a society.
Gay Party Saturday! Paul Nicholls & Justin David, Ky Martinez & Brian Kent
GPS: Imagina

December 7, 2019, 10pm-4am. The Biggest Gay Party in the USA makes its San Francisco debut for Extreme Xmas Weekend! Music by DJs Mauro Mozart + Renato Cecin, plus The GPS Dancers and Over The Top Shows w/ Production by JVR!
With Bri Barnett, Louije Kim, JD Doyle and René Rivera
Beyond the Binary: Mindful of Gender

December 7, 2019, 10am-5pm. Gender identities and presentations profoundly impact our lives with both joy and difficulties. A day of practice to investigate the cultural, historical, and familial conditioning around gender as individuals and communities. Through meditations + interactive activities, exploring gender to nurture a world founded in inclusivity and freedom for all.
Written and Performed by Baruch Porras Hernandez
Love in the Time of Piñatas - unique story of a Queer Latino & family in America

December 14-22, 2019, 8pm. Breaking open life to let all the candy fall out, he wrestles with immigrant guilt, makes out with it a little, and transform it. This wickedly funny and moving show asks: what’s at the end of the Mexican immigrant road? Donuts he hopes. Pushing past the stereotypes with Horny Piñatas, sex party stories, and the ghost of Frida Kahlo.
"BALONEY is San Francisco as f*ck!" - Sister Roma
Best Of Baloney

December 27-31, 2019, doors at 7pm nightly. San Francisco's Gay All-Male Revue returns to Oasis for their best (un)dressed show of the year! A selection of audience favorites from five years of smash-hit shows: theater, dance, striptease, song, comedy, and acrobatics unlike anything you've seen before. Ring in 2020 with the rowdiest, sexiest Baloney yet!
THE 14TH ANNUAL Bearracuda New Year's Eve!
Bearracuda NYE 2020: San Francisco!

December 31, 2019, 9pm-4am. 14th ANNUAL NYE party - the largest of all time - in association w/ Brian Kent Productions. DJs Nick Bertossi (Vancouver) and Paul Goodyear (Sydney). Count down to 2020 with 500 men at Folsom Foundry!
We're baaaaaaaaaack!
Bay Area Queer Zine Fest 2020

January 12, 2020, 11am-6pm. Come celebrate the diverse queer narratives of the Bay Area with us on Sunday at Humanist Hall, 390 27th St, Oakland.
From Circus to Music Hall
Edwardian Faire & Ball 2020

January 24-25, 2020, 8pm. The 20th Annual Affair - past year at 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 vignettes pay homage to the controversial works of (in)famous illustrator Edward Gorey.
The best in independent, alternative & subversive cinema from around the globe
SF INDIEFEST 2020 - The 22nd San Francisco Independent Film Festival

January - February, 2020 (TBC) at The Roxie + Victoria Theaters + The Pop Up Theater, 518 Valencia St.  Two weeks "...promoting intriguing films which can’t be easily categorized. Such Mission District venues as the venerable Roxie Theater and the new Alamo Drafthouse Cinema will act as magnets for adventurous cinephiles.” – Peter Wong, Beyond Chron.
New cinema from Germany, Austria & Switzerland presented by the Goethe-Institut
San Francisco's 24th Berlin & Beyond Film Festival

February 7-13, 2020. Seven days of screenings at the Castro Theatre. 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, forums, and programs. Schedule TBA in early January.
West Coast Rubber celebrates its 15th anniversary
Mr. West Coast Rubber 2020

March 6-8, 2020. Full weekend announcements and pre-sale packages TBA at:
Just when you thought it was safe to stay in on Sundays...
Daytime Realness - Drag, Dancing and Debauchery

March 15, 2020, 2-8pm. An afternoon of drag, dancing and disorder! Back from the winter break - first party of 2020! Hosted by Heklina (Mother) + Carnita (Hard French). Turntabling by Stanley Frank (Beatpig) + guest DJs. Featuring Daylit Performances by guests TBA. Sweet smokey BBQ c/o Sneaky's BBQ. See El Rio calendar for Sunday events from November to February.
San Francisco Film Society Presents
San Francisco International Film Festival

April 8-21, 2020 - the 63rd annual spring festival of 14 days, an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation. Screening venues include: Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St, SF; Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St; Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th St; SFMOMA Phyllis Wattis Theater, Minna St; YBCA Screening Room, 701 Mission St; SFFILM FilmHouse, 644 Broadway. See program and schedules:
The film festival that provides a manageable amount of the truth
SF DocFest

May - June, 2020. 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.
The 23rd Annual
National Queer Arts Festival 2020

May-July, 2020. 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 hundreds of San Francisco-based artists to create new works.
Frameline 44: There’s No Place Like Here…
San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival 2020

June 18-28, 2020, the 44th 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.
One of the oldest and largest LGBTQIA parades in the world
San Francisco Pride 2020

June 27 + 28, 2020. Climaxing a month of events. SAT noon-6pm Civic Center Plaza Celebration and Rally. Main stage inspirational speakers and performers. Over 200 exhibitors w/ wide variety of artists, local/ national businesses, nonprofits, artisans; food and beverage vendors. SUN 11am-6pm Parade, Market/Beale to Market/8th St. Past year saw 271 contingents, 50,000 people participate.
XOXO Pride in San Francisco
Forever Tel Aviv Luna Park

June 27, 2020, 10pm. The San Francisco Pride 50th anniversary party by Forever Tel Aviv, featuring super star Sagi Kariv, plus DJs Tommer Mizrahi, Yinon Yahel and Enrico Meloni. Performance by Meital De Razon. Production by William Ducati and Laseronics.
Warm up for Folsom
Up Your Alley Fair 2020

Late July, 2020, 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.
The Castro Bear's annual retreat! - 21st birthday weekend in Sonoma County woods
Lazy Bear 2020

Late July, 2020 (TBC). One of the largest/ most successful bear gatherings in the world, w/ pool parties, dance parties, bonfires, live entertainment + 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.
The sashing of the 2021 Mr SF Leather and SF Bootblack
SF Leather Pride

Mid-August, 2020. Three-day weekend. Past year: FRI Meet and Greet at Mr S + Fantasy Grab Bag at SF Eagle. SAT contestant interviews during the day, and contest at Folsom Street Foundry. SUN celebration of the new titleholders at Sunday Streets. See facebook.
The 29th Year
San Francisco Fringe Festival 2020

Early September, 2020 (TBC), ten days 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:
GSGRA-BAC presents the 26th
Bay Area Rodeo | Best Buck in the Bay

Mid-September, 2020, at Russian River Rodeo Grounds, Duncans Mills. Past year featured: 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. Events in Calf-Roping, Team-Roping, Goat Dressing, Bull/Steer Riding, Wild Drag Race...
Leather Week main event
Folsom Street Fair 2020

Late September, 2020, Sunday 11am-6pm. World's largest leather event, on Folsom St between 8th + 13th. Bigger IS better at this only-in-San-Francisco event! Something for everyone, 400,000 fetish enthusiasts on 13 city blocks. 8pm-5am REAL BAD party. See updates:
XOXO and Cecil Russell present Matinee Pervert XXL at Midway
PERVERT XXL - Leather Weekend

September 26, 2020, 10pm-6am. Folsom Weekend Kink/Fetish Circuit Party at The Midway featuring DJs GSP, Tom Stephan, Misha Skye, and J. Warren. Special Matinee Pervert XXL live act by AMANNDA! XOXO Entertainment & Gloss Magazine.
Established by Harvey Milk in 1974
Castro Street Fair 2020

October 4, 2020, 11am-6pm. The 47th annual street festival, 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.