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 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.
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.
December 31, 2018, 8pm. The gayest NYE romp in the city. Ring in 2019 w/ Peaches Christ, Edwin Outwater, Jane Lynch, Cheyenne Jackson, and the SF Symphony! Holiday hits, iconic guests, delectable vocalists, drag queens galore; big laughs, big fun, bigger hair. Before the ball drops, kick off at Davies Symphony Hall. A festive evening of wicked sass and fabulous flair fit for a queen.
December 31, 2018, 8pm - January 1, 2019, 4am. Sounds by: FEMANYST (aka Lady Blacktronica), GAYPHEX TWIN (live), ADAM KRAFT (Fake And Gay), MARKE B (The Stud), SIOBHAN ALUVALOT (The Stud). DRAG 9:30 + 11:30pm with VIVVYANNE FOREVERMORE (Vivvy's Grand Opening), JILLIAN GNARLING (Stereo Argento), NICKI JIZZ (Hoe is Life), AND 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.
December 31, 2018, 10pm-6am. Spectacular, one-of-a-kind extravaganza, celebrating the journey into 2019! Magical spaces celebrate each person’s unique light; cathartic escape and revival; supersonic DJs, transcendent performances, illuminating black-light décor, voluptuous playspaces. Kaleidoscope of queer vitality; clothing-optional CuddlesInSpace zone affection encouraged.
January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2019, 9pm-2am. Welcome to 2019 with the PAPI BOYZ. The Bay Area's #1 weekly Latin Hump Day Fiesta at BEAUX Nightclub. Kick off the first party of 2019 with our ANNUAL FREE COVER ALL NIGHT EVENT! Amazing Drink Specials, Sexy ASF Go-Go Boyz, DJ CHECKO in the mix with the Sweetest Latin/Reggaeton/Dance & Hip Hop Musica!! "YA TU SABES."
January 3, 2019, 9pm-4am. An exercise in uncustomary taste. Your nightcap variety show by John Fucking Cartwright + Kochina Rude. Featuring Per Sia, Snatch Adams, Paul Gnarling (Vivvyanne Forevermore Mica Sigourney), and Kochina Rude (Cary Escovedo). Beats by: Durt O'Shea (Ships in the Night) + John Fucking Cartwright (Lyddle Jean). Dance all night, first Thursdays at the Stud.
January 4, 2019, 10pm-4am. The Bay's LESBIAN + QUEER Party! NEW Night + Venue. First Friday of 2019 at The Stud. The New Year together for a good cause: LOVE/ positivity/ Good Friends event proceeds to be donated to The San Francisco Women's March! DJs China G + Nardi play Hop+Throwbacks+Trap+Dirty Reggae+Club Hits+Party Anthems. Hunnydip Gogos. Come as you are... all welcome!
January 5, 2019, 3-6pm. Come romp, play and socialize at our monthly pups and handler mosh event! We’ll have mats out to pup out on and snacks to munch on! Volunteer! The San Francisco K9 Unit is a social and educational organization for people who enjoy human puppy play.
January 5, 2019, 6-8pm. Qtease #Femmecees From #mkopresents Fou Fou Ha//@foufouha and The Vau de Vire Society//@vaudeviresociety ... Kitty Oaks//@misskittyoaks - and - The Cyclone of Burlesque, Creator of Glam Jam// @glamjamrocks - Glo-tion For Your Motion, Executive producer of Nudie Nubie's SF//@nudienubiessf ... RedBone//@redbonempls. Show: 6:30pm. $10-$25.
January 5, 2019, 9pm-3am. New resident JIMMY DEPRE, alongside Steve Fabus, Prince Wolf and Sergio Fedasz! Prince Eddie P Birthday Set. 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!
January 5, 2019, 9pm - NYE Do-Over Party. Ring in the New Year all over again ... only this time, do it right! Complete with midnight countdown by MC Kingfish, DJs Tripp, Airsun, En8 and tons of confetti! Jan 12th - Onesie Night - cute yet comfortable with potentially a dash of silly. Smash-Up Derby + Aerialist Anna Yanushkevich. Jan 19th Disney Mashed. Jan 26: Adrian A's B-Day Bash.
January 5, 2019, 9:30pm-2am. ANNIVERSARY! Birthday/Holiday/New Years Party wrapped up in one giant bash. Get your full Indie/ Electronic dance goodness! Confetti galore! Helium glowing balloons. Birthday dessert.Free stickers, glow rings, glow gear, sunglasses. 5' Aliens. Baby Alien Dance Buddies. DJs 2nite + Damon.
January 5, 2019, 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: K-Pop-Up. Next date: Jan 19th at Origin.
January 5, 2019, 10pm - Mother: Lady Gaga Tribute. Jan 12th - Mother: Asian Invasion with Gia Gunn. Jan 19th - Mother: Fourth Anniversary! Jan 26th - Mother: Star Search! Next: Feb 2nd - TBA.
January 6, 2019, 5pm-2am. Think about your future! No cover before 7 / just 5 bux after. Frst Sundays going forward. Tonight featuring JOHN MAJOR + RICH KING. Hosts: SHAHAR CISELSKY + MICHAEL BORTNER - plus StudMother SIOBHAN ALUVALOT. Celebrating the Birth of Colin Elliot!
January 11, 2019, 6-9:30pm. It's that time of the year again as titles pass to a new class of leather folk. Celebrate Spencer Adam, Mr Powerhouse Leather 2018, and welcome his successor. Contestant Meet + Greet. Stage Contest. New Mr Powerhouse 2019 announcement + Lick It Victory Party with Lance Holman. MCs: Will Victoria + Travis Santell Rowland. DJ Prince Wolfe.
January 11, 2019, 8-11pm at First Unitarian Church in Oakland: 685 14th St, Oakland. Featuring: Pepperjack w/ Kelsey Hartman 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: Feb 8th.
January 11, 2019, 10pm-4am. CAST: All GOAT ALL THE TIME VivvyAnne ForeverMORE, Jillian Gnarling, Suppositori Spelling, Anthony Joseph Spaziano/ Abominatrix. BEATS: Lyddle Jean/John Fucking Cartwright and Siobhan Aluvalot. Goats eat everything- cans, bumpers, shoes, faces, nightmares, dreams. DRESS: Satan in a suit, Queen of the Mountain, Pan, Black Sheep, Jesus. Or any famous Capricorn.
January 12, 2019, 7:30pm. Queer African-American avant-garde composer, pianist, vocalist, conductor, Julius Eastman (1940-90) wrote and performed compositions whose ecstatic militant minimalism initiated a black radical aesthetic, revolutionizing East Coast new music of the 1970s/ 80s. A dramatization of his response to 1980 censorship and celebration of the complex ecstasy of his music.
January 12, 2019, 9pm-2am. ROCK FUNKY DANCE PARTY - HIGH ENERGY BAD ASS BEATS. The Lone Star will be transformed into a dance club for this event - complete with trippy visuals created by Jim Hopkins, and a light show.
January 12, 2019, 9pm-2am. With the holidays finally over our bodies are recovered from all the twirlin/swirlin and hurlin... so let’s get back into the groove and kick off the new year with a bang! Come out and dance your ass off to one of the best DJs in San Francisco. A true SF native/ staple of our community... Vin Sol!
January 12, 2019, 10pm-4am. DJs: Bugie, Dan De Leon, Anthony Griego, and Joshua D. Hot Go-Go Gods + Goddesses. VIP section. Special winter visuals, food truck & acrobats!
January 13, 2019, 2-4:30pm. Stars: Jason April Carrión, Samantha Close and Ivana Fred. Stories of the Puerto Rican transgender community with April Carrion, well-known drag queen (RuPaul's Drag Race), about the historic LGBT community victory: the approval and signature of Law 238-2014, prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
January 13, 2019, 8-10pm. In celebration of her 45th birthday! A unique combination of Golden Age Hollywood and Slasher Horror humor for 20+ years. With Roast Master COCO PERU, plus Clea DuVall, Heklina, Heather Matarazzo, Jinkx Monsoon, Mink Stole, Cassandra Peterson, and Sister Roma - The Sisters Of Perpetual Indulgence.
January 13, 2019, 7-10pm. DJs Dank + Sergio Fedasz, plus a group of amazing performers for your favorite cannabis appreciation and drag party - PUFF launches into its 3rd year. A fabulous show for you + some weed-eriffic prizes to give away at the Stoner Raffle. Stay for POLESEXUAL, starting at 10pm!
January 13, 2019, 10-11:30pm. The queen mother of queer storytelling series. Each episode a diverse collection of work from LGBTQ+ performers across the country: Austin, New Orleans, New York, and now Oakland, w/ 100+ unique/ original live shows featuring performers such as Daniel Rugg Webb, Bowen Yang, Gabby Rivera, and Janine Brito. It's like hanging out with queer friends!
January 14, 2019, 7pm. Late one rainy night in Baltimore, affable graduate student Andrew meets handsome stranger Jack. They hit it off and start dating, even though Andrew already has a super boyfriend and Jack has 666 burned into his forehead. Andrew starts breaking off with his boyfriend, distancing himself from friends, and doing things that, well, they’re just not right....
January 15, 2019, 8pm-2am. Weekly tradition of games, laughs, and great cocktails. Lots of titles! Super Smash Ultimate (OOMMMMG everyone, the projector is fixed!), Mario Kart, Street Fighter, Jenga, Connect 4, and lots more. Get on the Eventbrite RSVP with hostess Saul Sugarman, for a chance to win a free cocktail.
January 16, 2019, 7pm, 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: Feb 20th.
January 17, 2019, 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!
January 18, 2019, 10pm. Dress to dance/romance. Back for the first party of 2019 at SF Oasis with guest DJs Max Bruce and Knaughty29 to will serve you the sexy beats necessary to start this year right! Drawing by the talented Alexandre Mury.
January 18, 2019, 10pm-4am. The focus of this night will be experimental mutated rhythms and raw, primitive electronics through live performance and DJ sets. Stallone the Reducer, Bill Converse, Dax Pierson, Topazu, and Scott Moore.
January 18, 2019, 10pm-4am. The focus of this night will be experimental mutated rhythms and raw, primitive electronics through live performance and DJ sets. Stallone the Reducer, Bill Converse, Dax Pierson, Topazu, and Scott Moore.
January 18, 2019, 10pm-2am. Celebrate the New Year in playful puppy style. DJ Jumpr will be spinning some bathhouse disco beats to get your tail wagging and your paws digging. Door proceeds and shot sales benefit SF AIDS Foundation and Team Pedal Pups. Join us at Powerhouse every third Friday to support the kinkiest team on AIDS/LifeCycle.
January 19, 2019, 9pm-2am. High-kick off 2019 with celebrated Chicago DJ Chrissy with a Hi-NRG, Italo, 80's focused set for our party, thus: DADderall, a special EXTENDED RELEASE set! ResiDAD: Kelly Naughton PLUS Jumpr (Joe Weidman). Handsome host Christopher R Vasquez + door dad Benjamin Cohn to welcome you. Justin Bernard keeps the party LIT with spectacular lighting. Next: Feb 23.
January 19, 2019, 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
January 20, 2019, 6pm-12am. San Francisco’s world famous T dance is back with 2 world-class DJ/ producers: Jesus Montanez + Eddie Martinez. T Dance hours hard-core hard-hitting dance party. Lights: Robbie Martin. Design concept: Richard Marketing. Producers: Ky Martinez & Juan Martinez. Next HEAVEN: Presidents weekend 2019.
January 20, 2019, 7pm-2am. DISCO DADDY! Post-Beer Bust Tea Dance w/ host Marc Sanchez. Door: Prince Woof + Miguelito (MX City). DISCO DADDY, back In SF, ready to celebrate/own 58 Years Of Life On Planet Earth! Also, this Month (+next) DD falls on a 3-day weekend - yer chance to steal a kiss from a Bawdy Bank Teller/ Play Post Office w/ a Man-Hungry Mail Carrier! Disco Dance After.
January 20, 2019, 10pm-4am. Special Circuit Party celebrates 35 years of SF PARTIES! Incredible sound/ light/ laser/ LED production, DJs CINDEL + ANDREW GIBBONS, Hottest GoGo Gods. Epic multi-media presentation of party fliers, video + photo gallery featuring party and highlights of shows: Lady Gaga, Graces Jones, Marky Mark, Frankie Knuckles, Peter Rauhofer, Abel, and more.
January 24, 2019, 7-9pm. Exploring contemporary queer issues in a historical context; community forum commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Stop AIDS Now or Else sit-in on the Golden Gate Bridge during morning rush hour, Jan 21, 1989. With traffic halted, activists insisted there would be no more business as usual until the government and society as a whole addressed the AIDS crisis.
January 25-26, 2019, 8pm. 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 25, 2019, 10pm at Oasis. One Night Only! The country's longest running weekly queer party invades our favorite city w/ DJs: KELLY NAUGHTON + AARON ELVIS. The B.F.D. GO-GO BRIGADE: EDDY CEETEE, MATT FELLINE, ZIGGY BANKS, MATT C, MAC, ALI, AJ PHOENIX, MICHAEL STRICKLAND, TEDDY BRYCE. Hosts: LEON FOX + ROBERT CLAYTON. You're cute when you're drunk 'n' stupid.
January 25, 2019, 10pm-2am at Starline Social Club, 2236 MLK Jr Way, Oakland. Hip Hop/ RnB/ Dancehall/ Reggaeton dance party with DJs Kream + DREAMS, hosted by DEITY. A 21+ safe space for ALL queer folks, let's be mindful & party!
January 26, 2019, 9pm-3am. Underwear party with furry faces. Music and fun for Bears, Cubs & friends; hot go-go dancers; DJ ROBERT JEFFREY.
January 26, 2019, 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 DJs Jasmine Infiniti, DJ JiBBZ, and Dreamcast. $10.
January 26, 2019, 10pm-6am. Please join us in celebrating ShangriLa 12th Year Anniversary Party! Wear your favorite bowtie or grab a free one at the door when you come in! Opening Set: BUGIE. Afterhours Set: JOSHUA D. Special Performance at Midnight! See FB
January 26, 2019, 10pm-4am. Bridge Club crew comes to Polyglamorous. Banging since 2012, their open air day parties have changed the game in Portland, with elaborate art installations and a house/ disco/ techno/ club/ diva mix to get your queer feet moving. Featuring: from Bridge Club, Orographic, Hold My Hand, Pocket Rock-It; plus Polyglamorous residents Mark O'Brien, Major, BEYA.
January 30 - 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.
January 31, 2019, 7-9pm. The Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits organization 20th anniversary - committed to activism and service in the Bay Area. Curators Roger Kuhn, Amelia Vigil and Ruth Villaseñor focus on 4 main themes: gay and two-spirit pride; the annual BAAITS Two-Spirit Powwow; indigenous medicine and responses to HIV/AIDS; and two-spirit meaning within the communities.
February 2, 2019, 9pm-2am at Grand Theater/ Gray Area, 2665 Mission St. Out here snugglin, toasting our boom booms on a chestnut fire, four turtle dove’n n stuff and planning BALLS. Time to shine your tacones/ make your haircut appointments. Winter Ball time, baby! With CeCe Pensiton, Solar and residents Brown Amy + Carnita. Dress: fashionable, cosmopolitan, and beautiful bestia.
February 2, 2019, 9pm-3am. Bringing crews and devoted dancers together in a mixed, diverse, exciting environment, with a nod to the diversity/ freedom of 70s/80s SF Disco nightlife, and a respectful nod to NYC + Chicago. SPECIAL GUESTS: Freshie + Sir JoQ. RESIDENTS: Steve Fabus, Sergio Fedasz, Prince Wolf, and Jimmy DePre. Arc Light Diva: Carla Ann Nicholson.
February 5, 2019, 7pm. After a one-night stand with a man Joey met online, the police show up. His mysterious date, who vanished into thin air, might be connected to a murder. Against the advice of his friends, Joey can’t help investigating. The detectives on the case aren’t thrilled, but he can’t help himself. Besides, it keeps him in touch with that sexy detective.
February 8-9, 2019, 8pm. ...an attempt at transformation in the moment of being witnessed and noticing that I am noticing you noticing me noticing you. what can we do with this relationship? this is an invitation. una fiesta. a moment in time that will probably never happen again because only you and you and you decided to show up and that means something. this is special...
February 9, 2019, 9pm-3am. SF disco powerhouses' collaborative effort - one special night for fans of each party to DAD BANG! Embodying DAD's Love Action/ Disco Satisfaction w/ Go BANG!'s Atomic Dancefloor Disco Action. Steve Fabus, Sergio Fedasz, Joe Prince Wolfe, Jimmy DePre + Kelly Naughton, Jumpr. DAD host Christopher R Vasquez. Joyous, welcoming, fun dance party for all.
February 15, 2019, 10pm-3am, venue TBA. 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.
February 15-16, 2019. FRI 10pm-4am, Danzhaus. SAT 10pm-4am, Six. MEN of all backgrounds/ kinks/ scenes; a custom built environment to entice your desires. Conquer the dance floor to beats of World Class DJs and Infamous Porn Star Live Shows - allow your fantasies to run wild at the International Party that many attempt to recreate. NO ONE else can be the Original, the Best, the Only...
February 16, 2019, 10pm-4am. DanceParty - featuring DJs Mohammad (Hot Tea) + Alexander (Reload). Hosts: Fernando, Christelle, Brian Johnson, Evan J Sun, Daniel Blair, Roman, Carlos, and Marco Ivan.
February 17, 2019, 6pm-midnight. Massive President weekend kick off party begins with HEAVEN. DJ Danny Verde and making his HEAVEN debut DJ Alex Lo. The HALCYON NIGHTCLUB will be turned into an Under the Sea experience. After HEAVEN, the kickoff of the mega party IMAGINA, at City Nights.
February 17, 2019, 10pm-5am. PRESIDENTS weekend main event at the legendary massive CITYNIGHTS nightclub immediately following HEAVEN. Massive stage production, LED screens, lasers, props and more. $30 general/ $40 VIP. Ky Martinez Events.
February 23, 2019, 4-10pm. It's survival of the fiercest as Kimmy Chi, a Korean home-schooled transfer student, attends an American high-school ruled by The Plastics, a drag queen girl-gang led by Willam George, with followers Peaches Wieners (middle name Swallows), and stoner dingbat, Laganja Smith. Note that on Wednesdays, they wear pink drag. After-Party at Beaux.
February 28 - March 3, 2019. Hightlights: THU meet and greet at Mr S Leather; FRI DInner + SF Leather Community Awards + Play Party at SF Catalyst. SAT 12-9pm vendor fair + Mr San Francisco Leather and Bootblack contests; SUN Mr SF Leather and SF Bootblack 2019 Beverage Benefit at the SF Eagle.
March 1-23, 2019, Featuring six characters who identify at different points along the spectrums of gender, sex and sexuality, and the conflicts that arise within themselves and with their relationships. Full of drama, heartfelt stories, and hilarious comedy. Book, Lyrics & Music by Syren Theater on the Cusp.
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 8-23, 2019, 8pm (SUN 4pm). Join EXIT Artistic Director Christina Augello and stroll through enchanted woods in The Garden; embark on a journey with world-renowned spiritualist Mme. Blavatsky; and hear of sweet love and sweeter revenge in A Discoverie of Witchcraft. An unforgettable evening of mystery, mirth, with a touch of the macabre.
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!”
March 30, 2019, 7pm. Not a gala. Circus acts, burlesque, hip-hop, drag, live music, DJs, booze+bites, all-night dancing... no sit-down dinner, no long speeches or formalities. Irreverent revelry; surprising, inclusive, joyful immersive community celebration party with a purpose: a creative home for youth, artists and change makers moving us to think, feel, question, and act.
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.
June 28, 2019, 10pm-4am. International DJs TONY MORAN + DANI TORO. Six heavenly go-gos, amazing visuals and lighting; acrobats and food trucks! Limited Vip Tickets: Vip Area, Private Bathroom, 2 bottles of water and express entry and coatcheck. Vip Hosts: Mr .Pam, Christelle, Fernando, Daniel Blair, Carlos, Brian Johnson, Roman and Joey Mills.
July 20, 2019, 11am-4pm. Last year was lots of fun so lets do this again. Get out your BEST floats to drift down the Russian River with friends! FREE event ($10-15 parking). Start: Steelhead Beach, 9000 River Rd, Forestville. Stop: Sunset Beach, 11403 River Rd. Bring: Inflatables, sunblock, hats, water shoes, air pump, snacks, water, towels, floating cooler, water shooters, and music.
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.
Early November, 2019. 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 - December, 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.