In the heart of the city, Friday nights at AnKERT Klub, Paulay Ede utca 33. No admission charge. Terrace, cloakroom, lounge, dance hall. Two DJ's, nu-disco, deep house, indie, pop. Music from 9pm, dance most likely from 11.30pm. Crowd is mixed, mainly 20-35 y.o. Hungarian gay guys. No dress code, no basement, no excuse!
April 16 - June 26, 2016, the Ludwig. Youth culture, known to manifest itself in a variety of ways, has an appealing form of commonality in fandom: feeling aligned with subcultures whose cohesion relies on a fixation with a sports team or pop entertainment. A rock music focus: fans before the Internet/social media relied on letters, pictures, posters, magazines, concert tapes and radio.
May 21, 2016, 11pm-5am at Toldi Klub, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út 36-38. 18+ Lesbian & Gay party hosted by WOW "the pop dance party for the hippest queers and their friends" once in a month. Pop music, great sound system, DJs: Tonyo, BrB & mettyu. Entry before midnight 1000 HUF/ after 1500 HUF.
May 28, 2016, 11pm-6am at Kasino, Dorottya utca 2-4. A queer party for fashion junkies, posers, models, art-heads and other freaks. Underground as well as glamorous, Garçons promises a new era in chic clubbing. DJs: Lollidrop + Zenit Incompatible. 2500 HUF. An 18+ event.
July, 2016 (TBC). Annual festival week of events in the capital; film screenings, discussions, workshops, theater performances, art exhibitions, !TAPE – Pride and other parties, burlesque, drag shows, concerts, picnic, and Saturday Pride March from downtown through a world heritage environment. See fb
August 10-17, 2016 multi-cultural festival of music on Óbudai Island each year. Take local train (HÉV) departing from Batthyány tér. Around 1000 performances take place during the week-long festival. There are YouTube live streams if you can't make it, and an official "after movie" to be released after the event.
August, 2016 (to be confirmed). The Biggest Bear party in Central Europe for bears, cubs and admirers at WhyNot Cafe, Action Bar, Habroló Bistro, and Magnum Sauna. Cruising, Sauna, Party, Karaoke and Mr Bear Hungary Election. Also ongoing: once a month every last Saturday party for meeting bears and their chasers; gay bears from Hungary and around the world.
January, 2017 (TBC), at Art+Cinema, Erzsébet krt. 39. Five days with more than 30 LGBTQ feature films from around the world, including award-winning works shown for the first time in Hungary, exciting documentaries, short films, workshops and games.