Monthly screenings of LGBTQ films from around the world, in Hamburg at Metropolis, Kleine Theaterstraße 10, and also in 19 other German cities - in the film's original language, with German subtitles. SCREENINGS resume September through May after the Summer months break.
First Saturday each month, 11pm at Grüner Jäger, Neuer Pferdemarkt 36, St. Pauli. LGBT party night, Kick-Ass-Queereoké, LIPS party crew, performance by Barbara Fox, DJ Ed van dirt, host Saskia Lavaux - QUEER-POP / HOUSE / EURO-DANCE / CHARTS / R’N’B
Every 3rd Friday in the month from 8pm at Feinkost Hafencity, Am Kaiserkai 27, the northern bears meet for a cozy get-together. See website for details:
January 18 - March 19, 2017 at Kampnagel. Three weekends. One of Europe's biggest festivals for new arts performance from around the world. Over 50 different works of dance, theatre, performance, music, visual arts and film each year. Focuses on interdisciplinary works and artist collaborations dealing in pop-theoretical issues with radical aesthetic approaches.
February 4, 2017, from 11pm at Neidklub. Gay dance party, 3 DJs, videos/visuals, dress sexy & spectacular. Electro, House, Hip Hop and R'n'B. DJs: Gerald van der Hint, Marc Majewski, and Arno von Dannen. MC Homo Dancer, LED giveaway laser shows. Host: Vanity Trash.
February 18, 2017, 12-6am Sat/Sun at Klubhaus St Pauli, Bahnhof Pauli. Men-only House/Electro dance party w/ DJs JESUS PELAYO (MADRID), BERKENKAMP, SICKMANN (HH). Dark rooms/ discreet/ fun boys' night. Sweaty basement/ pulsating hot Electro House beats from 136° Club group. Next: Apr 15th Babylon.
February 27, 2017, 9:15pm, Metropolis Kino. French 2016 drama, director André Téchiné. Son of a soldier must learn to live with a boy who terrorized him at school, as his mother takes in a bully whose own mother is ill. The film follows the romantic and sexual awakenings of two 17 year old boys as their relationship, at first hostile and violent, becomes one of love.
March 3-5, 2017. Events typically include: FRI Gear scene + candidate selection. SAT champagne reception + Show and Mr Leather HH election. Venues include: Treff Extratour, Tom's Saloon, Mr Chaps and S.L.U.T. See more on this and other MSC-Hamburg events at their website:
May 5-7, 2017, Kehrwiederspitze to Fish Auction Hall. Displays on land and on the water in HafenCity, plus at Speicherstadt and at the Oevelgönne Museum Harbour. Events observe anniversary of the 1189 decree by Emperor Frederick Barbarossa, issuing a charter to local merchants, granting freedom from customs duties for ships that sailed the Elbe from Hamburg to the North Sea.
March 25, 2017, from 11pm, at (TBC) Schmidts TIVOLI, Spielbudenpl. 27. Saturday LGBT party night Big Pink 9th Anniversary celebrations. An original Wonderful Night awaits you all right you Gay and lesbian Party Monsters. Three areas, karaoke floor, 5 DJs, WELCOME SHOTS/ RNB. POP/ SCHLAGER.
May 5-8, 2017. Fourth annual fish auction hall LGBT Pride events in celebration of Hamburg's port, information area, food stalls and stage with DJs, live shows and entertainment.
Late-May, 2017 (TBC) along Lange Reihe, Hamburg. General public street fair with stage shows in the Lange Reihe: choirs, live bands in a variety of musical performances + flea market on Baumeisterstraße to haggle and browse, food and beverages. Look out for the Nordbaeren-Hamburg bears at M & V Bar/Restaurant (Lange Reihe 22).
July 29 - August 6, 2017, the 37th-year Pride Week activities, Saturday August 5th Christopher Street Day Parade with meeting point on Lange Reihe; dance parties, LGBT film festival, street festival, entertainment of many kinds. Attendance of approximately 180,000 people at the parade for a recent Hamburg CSD.
Early August, 2017 (TBC), past year 5:30-11pm on the MS Hammonia, at Anleger Überseebrücke/ Hamburg Harbor (S-Bahn: Baumwall). After 10 years partying on the Spree, Berlin, moved to Port of Hamburg, with the PROLL KILLER DOLLS: Pricilla Lay, Denise van de Hoven + Sammy core playing hot tracks and big beats. LIVE ACT: SEPP WYLDE - followed by Der Grüne Jäger party.
August 5, 2017 (TBC). Start: noon, from Lange Reihe at Schmilinskystraße through town - Mönckebergstraße to Jungfernstieg - CSD street festival - culmination of Pride Week w/ about 150,000 participants. Theme this past year: "Queer Refugees for Pride." Pride Dance from 10pm at Edelfettwerk, Schnackenburgallee 202 Beach Club w/ large beach area and pool.
Mid-August, 2017 (TBC). Past year: THU Meet+Greet at Tom's + Opening Party at S.L.U.T. FRI Leather Dinner at XY + First Run at Catonium. SAT City Walk, Harbour Tour, Bike Run + Main Event Leather Party on the boat MS Stubnitz. SUN Farewell Brunch + Farewell Party at S.L.U.T.
October, 2017. As William Blake said, ‘Wisdom through Excess’ – a message the festival takes very seriously. The international theatre rave transforms the Kampnagel with a specific theme each year. Come all: hippies, yippies, poets, punks, junkies and queers. Art is sexy! Excess Yourself!
October 17-22, 2017, Celebrating 28 years of Hamburg LGBT film festivals. Venues: Metropolis Kino (Steindamm 52); Kampnagel, Jarrestraße 20; Passage Kino, Mönckebergstraße 17; Studio Kino, Bernstorffstraße 93-95; B-Movie, Brigittenstraße 5; Rote Flora, Achidi-John-Platz 1; and Bildwechsel, Kirchenallee 25. See film programs/ schedules at website:
November 20 - December 30, 2017 (TBC) at Parkplatz Kirchenallee/ Lange Reihe. Holiday season weekends, colorful program of music, entertainment shows, mulled wine, punch and goodies at Hamburg's only queer Christmas market. Various clubs and groups from the gay and lesbian community participate.
January 19-21, 2018 (TBC) at Markthalle Hamburg, Klosterwall 11. Annual bears' weekend, with over 1200 bears and friends. Events typically include: Bears at the Sauna, double-decker bus tour, Bear-Bowling, Saturday Bärenpaadiie XXL party climax, and Sunday brunch. See website for details and updates on these and other events throughout the year: