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.
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 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!
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.
October 25 - November 3, 2018, 8pm (except Oct 27th: 7+11pm). The denizens of Transexual Transylvania return for the fourth straight year in Ray of Light’s hit Halloween event. Come on up to the lab…again. We can already feel the antici….
October 26 - November 17, 2018, 8pm. A raucous musical biography of the most famous gay man from down under, Peter Allen. From “I Go to Rio” and “Arthur’s Theme” to “Don’t Cry Out Loud” and “I Honestly Love You”, hits just keep coming in this story of the brilliant song-writer entertainer.
November 1-4, 2018. 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 of events at Regency Center, 1300 Van Ness Ave; Sundance Saloon; and Golden Gateway Holiday Inn, 1500 Van Ness Ave. A fundraising benefit for AIDS and Breast Cancer Emergency Funds.
November 2-4, 2018, 8:30pm. Richard Alpert, queer scion of wealthy Jewish family/ Harvard psychology professor/ psychedelic revolutionary w/ Tim Leary/ his Indian guru/ paralyzing stroke/ search for inner peace + lasting truth. With humor and humility - The Ram Dass journey: Be Here Now, Still Here, Be Love. By Lynne Kaufman. Featuring Warren David Keith. Director Nancy Carlin.
November 2, 2018, 10pm-2am. Keep it up, time to get stuffed in November. Returning from her viral internet spiral/sayin goodby to our fair city, your hostess Florida Elizabeth Man as Lady Voldemort aka Gigi Voldemore. Performances: Coco Buttah (Lavale-William Davis) + Stevie D Luxe. Live set by WARP. Babely GoGos. DJs Nihar Kirtidev Bhatt + resident DL boy JERK OF ALL TRADES Seth Shubin.
November 3-16, 2018. Angels of Light (Cockettes sister troupe) performer Randy Denham in a rollicking volkswagen ride through the SF underground arts scene. A survival story, set against a colorful backdrop of drag queens, pansexualit, and post-hippie counterculture. Brave, humorous, skillfully told stories of a fraught sexual past to help us begin to heal our collective sexual wounds.
November 3, 2018, 9pm - Britney + Justin vs Everyone - all mashed up + burlesque by Hubba Hubba Revue + DJs Adrian A, Tripp, Michael Milano. Nov 10th - 90s Mashup w/ DJs Tripp, Tyme, Jimi G + Smash-Up Derby rock band. Nov 17th - Drake + Post Malone mashup + Monster Drag Show + DJs Tyme + Airsun + Lounge: Glitterazzi. Nov 24th - Dranksgiving - Tripp, Tyme, Airsun w/ the greatest mashups.
November 3, 2018, 9:30pm-2am. ANNIVERSARY! Birthday/Holiday/New Years Party wrapped up in one giant bash. Closed December so your last chance to get all your full Indie/ Electronic dance goodness before the year is out! Confetti galore! Helium glowing balloons. Birthday dessert.Free stickers, glow rings, glow gear, sunglasses. 5' Aliens. Baby Alien Dance Buddies. DJs 2nite + Damon.
November 3, 2018, 9:30pm-2am. Now twice a month in SF! Established in LA where GAMeBoi is nonstop every FRIDAY. The 18+ nightclub for the San Francisco Asian community. Hot Asian go-go dancers. GAMeBoi LA Resident VJ LaRock plays Pop/ Dance/ EDM/ and Asian Pop. Guestlist Tickets end at 10:30pm. Guest Performance: Enjoy Dance Studio. Next date: Nov 17th, at Origin.
November 3, 2018, 10pm - Mother: Bjork vs Robyn. Nov 10th - Mother: Nicki Minaj vs Cardi B. Nov 17th - Mother: Janet Jackson Tribute with special guest Shangela! Nov 24th - Mother: Dolly Parton Tribute. Next: Dec 1st.
November 4, 2018, 2-8pm. Emerging queer hip-hop artists, DJs and dancers showcase their talents. Featuring Tunde Olaniran w/ DJs DavOmakesbeats, JiBBZ, and Boston Chery, plus Jarrell Machauer Pop Up. Hosted by Sir JoQ of Vogue & Tone. Eats: FREE BBQ Cook Out!
November 4, 2018, 7-9pm. Queer the pop cannon; (under)mine history. Digital drag revisionism to post-bohemian celluloid. Reassessing the past through a fiercely queer and politicized lens. Who brought us here? Where are we now? 16mm, super8 transfers, Hi8, HD video and Getty stock footage spins circles around contemporary queer subjectivities, snarling with punk zeal + utopian demands.
November 7, 2018, 7pm. Six-part dramedy; raw, funny, unapologetic take on bisexuality/ comic misconceptions. Leila, on a break from long-term girlfriend/ business partner Sadie, moves from their flat, but sees her at their company. Now renting a room from the neurotic novelist Gabe, Leila sleeps with men but she struggles to come out as bisexual, and finds an unlikely wingman in Gabe.
November 8, 2018, 5-7:30pm, Koret Auditorium, SF Public Library. Analysis of the state of the LGBTQ movement by leaders who highlight advances/ challenges of 2018 + look ahead. Rea Carey, National LGBTQ Task Force. Kris Hayashi, Transgender Law Center. Kate Kendell, National Center for Lesbian Rights. Jessica Stern, OutRight International. Roger Doughty, Horizons Foundation.
November 7, 2018, 9pm-2am. LAS VEGAS Go-Go Invasion comes to the CASTRO for PAPI'S Latin Hump Day Fiesta PAN DULCE. Catch the SEXY VEGAS & SF PAPI Go-Go Boyz live on stage with DJ CHECKO in the Mix. Drag Diva AMAYA BLAC hosts the night! Come play with our DELICIOUS Las Vegas Go-Go Boyz in the House. Bring those $$$ Bills for Alex, Eric, and Jeremiah + SF PAPI BOYZ!
November 9, 2018, 6:30pm and every 2nd FRI. Hailed as a cultural phenomenon by Newsweek; celebrated for years by the likes of This American Life, The Today Show, The Onion AV Club + Entertainment Weekly: all ages comic excavation of teen angst artifacts (journals, poems, letters, lyrics, home movies, schoolwork) shared by their original authors in front of total strangers!
November 9, 2018, 8-11pm at First Unitarian Church in Oakland: 685 14th St, Oakland. Featuring: Countercurrent (Alex Sturbaum, Brian Lindsay) with Claire Takemori calling. Continuing event every second Friday with 7:30-8pm beginners' lesson + 8-11pm dance. Gender-free contra dance sponsored by SF Bay Queer Contra Dance. Next date: Dec 14th - StringFire w/ Kalia Kliban calling.
November 10, 2018, 9pm-4am. In appreciation of 5 years burying we bring you Sunset Soundsystem's Solar alongside Pound Puppy residents Oscar Pineda and Kevin O'Connor. Prepare to punish the dance floor. 5 year loads with Birthday GRRLs: Blake Cedric + Jorge P. Our Gift: Boy Young. Boney Go-Gs. FB
November 11, 2018, 7-10pm. DJ Sergio Fedasz will warm you up with his stylin' 420 mix during our meet and greet with DJ Dreamcast coming in to make you dance after the show. DJ Dank will guide you through an exciting night of drag and Stoner Raffle giveaways. PUFF, the only queer, cannabis, drag party in existence. As the city pushes artists and weirdos out, band together/ push BACK!
November 11, 2018, 10pm-2am. Flying in from Venus to host for the night make her hosting debut, the statuesque and multi talented PINA BUSCH! Resident DJ Dakota Pendent (Doubletake, And LOVE) will take you beyond the stars and leave you gasping for air. Remember to always tip your door whore. Fantastic Illumination by Urban Tactical Circus. In space no one can hear you cream!
November 14, 2018, 6:30pm, SF Catalyst, 1060 Folsom St. The Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District now exists. How will it be managed and overseen? Who will advocate to protect our remaining Leather and LGBTQ businesses to assure the neighborhood retains its kinky character? How to raise and allocate funds? Attend the Community Meeting to help decide these and other questions. Next: Dec 19.
November 15, 2018, 6-8pm. Annual LGBTQ party of the National Trust conference, hosted this year in the queerest city in the world: San Francisco. The GLBT History Museum is an easy MUNI ride from the conference hotel. Conference guests are required to RSVP. The cost of the ticket ($20) will include entrance at the Museum, snacks, drinks, and DRAG performances.
November 15, 2018, 10pm-2am. Come out! Take a work break and play with your girls - you DO have your HOE life ahead of you! This is a safe space for all those closeted hoes to be nasty and pervy, so Let's celebrate each other's body and beauty. HOE ARE YOU? It's been a while...we're glad to be back... You never THOT it would CUM to this but ya THOT wrong! Next: Dec 20th.
November 16-17, 2018, 7:30pm. Remembering those who suffered persecution for their sexual orientation and gender expression. Emotional, personal work, informed by research into pivotal gay history from the 1980s through the present day. It is driven by community engagement and local community input from experts in liturgical music, queer theory, and faith-based equality initiatives.
November 16-20, 2018. Angelic seventeen-year-old Carlitos, with movie star swagger, blond curls and baby face, discovers his true calling as a thief. On meeting the handsome, slightly older Ramón, he is immediately attracted and starts showing off for attention. When Ramón’s criminal family sets up some jobs, they embark on a journey of discovery, love and murder.
November 16-17, 2018, 8pm. Come let out the primal rage, revitalize your will to live, and support the future of qtpoc arts in the bay at the AIRSpace end-of-fellowship performance, QTPOCabaret Apocalypse. Featuring Jose Abad, Maria David, Anand J.K. Kalra, Jesse Bie, and hosted by Black Benatar. Sponsored by AIRspace, a residency program of SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts.
November 16, 2018, 9pm-3am. The 4th anniversary celebration w/ amazing people, great music, sexy belly dance show and hot GoGo - here to support the Middle East North Africa LGBTQ community in San Francisco and the Bay area.
November 16, 2018, 9pm-2am. Stop flappin/ start smackin. Tired of standing around looking pensive but warm, fierce but approachable, but that mega crush still hasn't come over? Gotta go like 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. KELLY LOVEMONSTER, CHRIS V, JUST SHANNON, BEVERLY CHILLS.
November 16, 2018, 9pm-2am. Back again at Starline Social Club, (2236 Martin Luther King Junior Way, Oakland), to bring you more good music and vibes! Special guest Baby J on the turntables along with DREAMS and Deity MC'ing the night! Limited $5 Pre Sales. $10 at the DOOR.
November 16, 2018, 10pm-4am. Queerest/ creepiest/ sweatiest night. Dripping in diamonds+blood party about queer opulence. Eclectic performers, synth pop/ future club/ house/ techno/ punk/ beyond music: London Jade, Ophelia, Felix and the Future, Enrique Jesus Hernandez. CREATURE FEATURE: Sequinette (NYC). ANTI GO-GOs: Kuntrl Alt V, Cyanide, Yves Saint Croissant. VISUALS: Skin + iamMom.
November 17, 2018, 9:30pm-2am at Origin, third Saturdays. Established in LA where GAMeBoi is nonstop every Friday; 18+ nightclub for the San Francisco Asian community. Hot Asian go-go dancers. Also first Saturday monthly at Rickshaw Stop diverse pop/ dance/ EDM/ Kpop music mix by VJ LaRock (LA). FB
November 17, 2018, 10pm-4am. NOLA Deck Daddy and Trax Only’s FATHER FIGURE joins Fog City Pack’s resident DJs, ASTRO + FAWKS, to dominate the dance floor with back-to-back beats and seductive sounds that will bring you to your knees. Sponsored by Mr-S-Leather.
November 18, 2018, 7-9pm. Explore the depths and farther reaches of what it means to be human. Is it trappings of civilization that bring us closer to our Humanity or actually our struggle? Were we always doomed to corruption and vanity? Will evil win the day or can we tap into our higher selves to forge a new tomorrow? Cave person drag encouraged. 7:30pm show directed by Vanta Black.
November 21, 2018, 9pm-2am. COME PLAY! The Lazy Bear Gear Party makes its SF debut, the night before Thanksgiving. DJ Bryan Hughes with the best beats at the SF Oasis. The mood will be frisky! Dress playfully! Coat check available. Advance tickets $15 until 11/1; $20 until 11/20; $25 at the door. All proceeds go to The Lazy Bear Fund - the folks who bring you Lazy Bear Week!
November 21, 2018, 9pm-2am. Join Rupaul's JESSICA WILD + THE PAPI BOYZ for a MASSIVE Pre Thanksgiving Latin Hump Day Fiesta - PAN DULCE in the CASTRO! The BIGGEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR with SEXY SF + LA PAPI Go-Go Boyz + Adult Film Star CESAR XES Live on stage. Special Guest DJ TATIANA (Denver) rocks the party. Drag Diva JESSICA WILD gets ESCANDALO as she Hosts and performs!
November 21, 2018, 9pm-2am. For this special edition we've enlisted the sounds of two of the Bay Area's most respected artists: 8ULENTINA (Club Chai) + Brown Amy (Hard French). Every Wednesday/ $5 all night.
November 22, 2018, 9pm-2am. Save room for this party - there will be some kinky surprises! A queer and sex worker dance party celebrating/ making space for our freaky selves. Not only a place for queers and sex workers to socialize and network with each other, clients and johns are encouraged to respectfully come meet/ socialize. We always screen DIY porn + erotica - and pay for it too.
November 23, 2018, 10pm. Escape the FAM and cøm Get horned up by sexy go-go studs down and dirty all night. Dark beats from CHAD BAYS all night. Midnight Glam Drag performances by: Bryce Rider, Séndra Rose, Cloaca Munro, Andrea Masuret. Stud Hosts: Chris Roman Webb, Samuel Daleo III, Chad Allen, Chad Stewart, Ryan Richards, Christopher R Vasquez, Matt Horne, Raymond Howe.
November 24, 2018, 9pm-4am. Whomst Will Snatch the Crown to become Mx Fake&Gay? Songs: Sophie MSMSMSM, Charli XCX, LIZ, Quay Dash, Hannah Diamond, Gfoty. Cuntestants Cash Monet, Kenya Knott, Lisa Frankenstein, Loma Prietta, Mary Vice, Nicki Jizz, Vanilla Carter, Vivvyanne Forevermore. Judges Sister Roma, Star Amerasu, Bionka Simone. DJs Adam Kraft + Star Amerasu. Host Beverly Chills
November 24, 2018, 10pm-6am, at The EndUp. The San Francisco LGBT Asian club destination! Happening every 4th Saturday of each month! Opening Set by PUMPKIN SPICE. Afterhours Set by JIM Z. Midnight Performance ShangriLa Dating Game with JEZEBEL PATEL, Miss Gay SF 2013/4 + Miss GAPA 2012. See facebook
November 24, 2018, 10pm-4am, F8. Polyglamorous returns to F8 in November. Ride those Thansgiving vibes right to the dance floor. We are proud to be featuring Nate Manic who made his name in Chicago, the birthplace of house music, and now calls the Bay his home. You had your turkey, now get your Poly.
November 25, 2018, 2-6pm. Wonder Dave leads you through the action as we show you all why the Sexy Good Time Wrestle Show IS sleazy as fuck! If you didn't know before, you'll leave never forgetting. We'll probably lose our twitch partnership. Blame Thicc Martel. He's just too much man.
November 28, 2018, 7-9pm. Community forum to highlight the living legacy of Harvey Milk; how it continues to inspire progressive, coalition-based political and electoral organizing in San Francisco and beyond. Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone, a panel of historians, veteran organizers and young activists assess those events.
November 28 - December 13, 2018, 7pm. 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.
November 28, 2018, 9pm. Party with the PAPIs every Wednesday night in the CASTRO DISTRICT: LATIN HUMP DAY FIESTA - this week with 8 Gorgeous Go-Go Boyz + Drag Diva AMAYA BLAC for the Bay's hottest HUMP DAY Party! DJ CHECKO will spin the sweetest Latin/ Dance/ Reggaeton/ Hip Hop Musica! PAN DULCE is the very popular weekly Latin fiesta with NO COVER before 10pm.
November 30, 2018, 9:30pm-2am. Epic night of Motown and Disco megahits. Two of the most FUN, upbeat genres of dance music together on one night. Travel back to the most soulful time in dance music, when Hitsville USA produced greats like Diana Ross/ The Supremes, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder; the Golden Age of Disco/ Studio 54 w/ Donna Summer, ABBA and The Bee Gees. Dance your heart out!
December 1, 2018, 9pm-3am. Queer-Mix San FranDISCO w/ Love. Dress To Sweat! Disco freaks, art school boys/ girls, drag queens/ kings, boogie-heads, fierce dancers, flashy dressers, sexy girls, hot boys, dancers, photographers, artists, fashionistas; gay/straight/bi/tri/whateva! DJs Elaine Denham, Robin Simmons, Stanley Frank, Steve Fabus, Sergio Fedasz and Prince Wolf.
December 6, 2018, 7-10pm. By pájaros, maricones, mariposas, mariquitas + those who love them. Curated by artists Juliana Delgado Lopera + Rebeka Rodriguez w/ Aunt Lute Books. 1980s Latinx fashion extravaganza runway featuring YOU - fabulous young + elder queers! Kiki panel on the resiliency of people living/ performing on 16th Street in the 80s and 90s. Cute + cuir photo booth.
December 7-8, 2018, 8pm. Brassy and Sassy brings out the full spectrum of holiday revelry as few other shows can do. Backed by a brilliant brass quintet, we will dash from glorious classical fare to swing to big band…plus a few new twists on holiday classics.
December 7-9, 2018 from 10pm. Massive sleazy international Circuit Party weekend returns with Main Event HEADLINER ROSABEL + ADDITIONAL WEEKEND PARTIES featuring International Circuit Star DJs GSP, DAN SLATER, ALEX RAMOS, SR. EDU and Juan. See details:
December 8, 2018, 10pm-3am. Platform for emerging queer hip-hop artists, DJs and dancers to showcase their talents. An institution: fashion forward, sleek, cool, finger on the pulse of underground queer club circles. Featuring Kelly Lovemonster, w/ DJs DavOmakesbeats, JiBBZ and Lady Ryan.
December 9, 2018, 10pm-2am. The end as we know it and when things end you get ZOMBIES - BAM .... ZOMBIE CHRISTMAS! Eat brains + dance to the funk of 40,000 years ... oh and jingle bells. Clawing her way out of the grave (again), the thing that just wont die, the personality that rots in front of you .... MA SHUGGANUTTZ! DJ Dakota Pendent. Illumination by Urban Tactical Circus.
December 10 , 2018, 7:30-10pm. A holiday concert and gala for everyone. Concert 7:30pm at Marines' Memorial Theater. VIP After Party 9:45pm at Clift Royal Sonestra Hotel. Cast TBA soon. Help is on the Way for the Holidays is a holiday celebration for everyone featuring music that reflects the spirit of the holidays -- love, care and compassion!
December 14, 2018, 7:30pm. Co-hosts Miz Cracker, Monet. Ft: Alyssa, Farrah, Vanjie, Latrice, Aja, Naomi, Thorgy, Raja, Trinity, and Shea. More dates: Dec 15th, Las Vegas; Dec 16th, Los Angeles; Dec 17th, Phoenix; Dec 19th, San Antonio; Dec 20th, Dallas; Dec 21st, OK City; Dec 22nd, Houston; Dec 23rd, Austin; Dec 26th, Atlanta; Dec 27th, Orlando; Dec 28th, Tampa; Dec 29th, Ft Lauderdale.
December 20, 2018, 9pm-2am. You do have your HOE life ahead of you! A safe space for all those closeted hoes to be nasty and pervy, so let's celebrate each other's body and beauty. HOE ARE YOU? It's been a while...we're glad to be back with the lattest instalment of your favorite unapologetically slutty parteee. You never THOT it would CUM to this but ya THOT wrong!
December 30, 2018, 6pm-4am. All-night DANCE MARATHON celebrating 3 1/2 decades of SF'S HOTTEST PARTIES! Incredible sound/ light/ laser/ LED production, GoGo Gods + multi-media presentation... 35 years of party fliers, video + photo gallery featuring party/ show production highlights: Lady Gaga, Graces Jones, Marky Mark to Frankie Knuckles, Peter Rauhofer, Abel, and many more!
December 31, 2018, 9pm. Underwear party with furry faces. Music and fun for Bears, Cubs & friends; hot go-go dancers. DJs PURE NOISE (LA) + PAUL GOODYEAR (Sydney). $50 VIP tix include private bar, viewing area, appetizers, VIP seating and VIP drink special. $20 GA tix available until Nov 14th.
January 25-26, 2019. The 19th Annual Affair 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 presents vignettes paying homage to controversial works of (in)famous illustrator Edward Gorey.
January 31 - February 14, 2019, at The Roxie + Victoria Theaters and 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.
March 1-3, 2019. Festivities typically include: FRI meet and greet + Titleholders Reunion party; SAT kink workshops and vendor fair + Mr. San Francisco Leather contest, followed by Victory Party; SUN annual SF Leather Community Awards ceremony and brunch (2019 will be the 53rd year) + afternoon beer bust. See website for this year's schedule of events:
March 8-10, 2019. Three 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 diverse programs. Also March 11-14th TBA.
March 13-17, 2019. Immersion into something radical. Something to spark the critical tedium that weighs in your stomach into resistance; performance, conversations, workshops, creative nightlife. Shared space of vital rituals supplant apathy with vitality. Imagine a way out of paralysis. Allow grief to ignite into intrepid celebration. In this moment, connections are a revolutionary act.
March 22 - April 14, 2019, 8pm. The world’s biggest action hero Thom Snooze is about to come bursting out of the closet. He’ll do anything to promote his new film. But is this the right move? Everyone in his life says no, but his instincts say, “You go, girl!”
April 10-23, 2019 - the 62nd 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:
Mid-May through late June, 2019. 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.
May 17 - June 2, 2019, 8pm. Playwright Sidney Bruhl needs a hit, desperately. Is he willing to kill to get it? Will his wife help him? How far will their nerve take them? And what will handsome Cliff’s reaction be when he finds out?
May 30 - June 13, 2019. 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.
Mid-June, 2019, the 43rd 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 22-23, 2019. Climaxing a month of events. SAT noon-6pm Celebration and Rally at Civic Center Plaza. 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.
Late July, 2019, 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.
July 29 - August 5, 2019. 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.
September 5-14, 2019, 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:
September 13-15, 2019, 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...
September 29, 2019 (TBC), Sunday 11am-6pm, 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:
October 6, 2019 (TBC), 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.