Ongoing, the Altes Museum. The world inhabited by gods, heroes & myths from the classical era. Includes: the colossal kouros of Didyma; the 'Praying Boy;' the spear bearer & the Amazon by Polykleitos; vases & everyday items of life in ancient Athens.
Incomparable events calendar for all the gay parties, films, cultural events and more, happening in the city that never stands still - in German & English - from Siegessäule Magazine. Click "English" then "Calendar" month & day for the listings.
Every Wednesday 10pm-5am plus Fridays and Saturdays 10pm-7am at Die Busche, Warschauer Platz 18. The biggest gay/lesbian dance nights in Berlin, young crowd, mainstream music. Wednesdays Pop, Fridays Chart and Disco, Saturdays Classic Mix Disco.
Ongoing party events, usually at KitKat. "We are not selling you the possibility to be 'queer' for one night. We want to expose you to your own fears and pleasures by pushing you to understand how your own power mechanisms are produced." Fruit buffet, welcome shots, swimming pool, 5 bars/lounges, fetish balconades.
Ongoing events and open spaces. "Pornceptual presents pornography as queer, diverse and inclusive. We aim to prove that pornography can be respectful, intimate and artistic, while questioning usual pornographic labels. 'Can art succeed where porn fails – to actually turn us on?'” See website for details.
An ongoing monthly series of LGBTQ film nights at Cinemaxx Potsdamer Platz, from around the world, in original languages with German-language subtitles. See the website for upcoming screenings in Berlin and 29 more German cities. SCREENINGS resume September through May after the Summer months break.
Thursdays 11pm-8am at Bassy Club in Pfefferberg basement, Schönhauser Allee 176. Legendary "Super Disco" extravaganza, with showtime around 1am - live vocalists and band entertainment, renowned house and electro DJs, hard-partying and uninhibited mixed crowd. Host Chantal.
Every Thursday, 11pm at Monster Ronsons Ichiban Karaoke. The NASTY KARAOKE PARTY with Amy, Whitney, und Michael; cabins available, SING IN THE DARK with strangers! Admission 3 Euros with a free schnapps at the door. Sing, dance, fuck, get sucked into the GAYHOLE.
Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sunday, Fuggerstraße 33. Two dancefloors, lounge, cruise maze, the biggest darkroom in the city, international DJs. Parties: Men-Only The Fabric every first Friday Industry and third Friday Cazzo; Mate second Saturday; Labyrinth fourth Saturday. See Factory.
Second Fridays, 11pm-8am, at KitKat Club, Köpenicker Str. 76. Relocated from London to Berlin, now one of the biggest and most successful monthly parties in town, with best local/international DJs and unique performers from the international gay underground scene. A majority gay night/ everyone welcome. Also Pride + Folsom Europe events, plus B:EAST BERLIN at Magdalena dates:
Saturday nights from midnight until Sunday afternoon at Berghain and Panorama, Am Wriezener Bahnhof, playing Hard House, Techno in a gay-friendly warehouse/industrial mixed crowd environment. Very selective door, €12 entry. Fridays in Panorama only.
Saturdays, 11pm-8am at Kitkat, Köpenicker Straße 76/ Brückenstraße. Queer Elektrotechno, NuTrance, Progressive Dance with performances, playrooms. "flamboyant, styled and colourful crowd -- multi-layered, feature-filled, sensual, multi-sexual... hilarious action, ecstatic atmosphere, rocking party crowd." After party: Piep Show.
Every first Friday, 11pm-5am at Puro Club,Tauentzienstraße 9-12. The new pilgrimage site for the queer party scene! (Previously at Goya and Imperial Club). Pop, Vocal House and Electro. Entry: €8-10. International live performances, top-rank DJs, go-go dancers, men/women dance crowd.
Last Saturdays each month at SO36. Belly dancing go-gos, midnight show, Homo Oriental dance floor with DJ Ipek and guest DJs. Long been known far beyond Berlin, for almost 8 years, lesbians, gays, shemales and friends have been dancing to Turkish, Arab, Greek and Hebrew pop music. Also after-midnight shows/performances.
Sundays 7pm-1am at SO36. LGBT Ballroom dancing, lessons until 10pm, then Disco Pop and German Schlager music, dirty dancing & fun.
Sundays from 11pm at House of Weekend, Alexanderstraße 7. Big gay/mixed dance nights at thei new summer location, On two dance floors playing Electro and Pop - DJs include: Ades Zabel, Barbie Breakout, Biggy Van Blond, Bürger P., C. House, Chris Bekker, Divinity, Gloria Viagra, Jurassica Parka, Maringo, Melli Magic, Stella DeStroy, Super Zandy, Topmodel.
Every Monday, 10pm at Kino International, Karl-Marx-Allee 33. Weekly sceenings of the best in LGBTQ cinema from around the world. See website for upcoming films.
Ongoing through May 29, 2017, Schwules Museum. Works follow artistic migration in various directions, exploring LGBTIQ transcultural exchange: Turkey/Germany, Berlin/Istanbul. The Berlin queer migrant state of mind is illustrated by Emre Busse and Aykan Safoğlu (Istanbul) by the Turkish letter ğ, both interested in queer migration, marginalized sexual identities and body politics.
Ongoing through June 26, 2017. The Wagner clan with all their violations of conventional morals, intrigues, scandals, and power-struggles. The gay side of Siegfried Wagner’s life and works, illuminating artistic strategies, his relationship with Nazi and anti-Semitic circles, introducing his life-partner, British composer Clement Harris and his illegitimate gay son Walter Aign.
Now ongoing through July 2, 2017 at Amerika Haus. Photographer and filmmaker, true to his methods for 60+ years, the American arrived in Paris in 1948, experimenting/testing various artistic genres - painting, photography and film. Filled with vital curiosity, he photographed people in the streets, dealt with social issues, and observed the influence of mass media in a consumer society.
April 29, 2017, 11pm-10am at Ritter Butzke. Techno + Pop Dance Party with Nina Queer. Live sex show featuring porn stars Diego Summers + Angle Cruz. Jerk-Off Contest - ALL guests allowed to participate! First to come wins € 100 cash + bottle of champagne. Mega-Darkroom. POP DJs: BERRY E, KATY BÄHM, MAGIC MAGNUS, NINA QUEER. HOUSE DJs: TONY CASANOVA + JOSHUA JESSE.
May 5, 2017, 11pm-6am at Factory/Connection Club. New party for horny MEN! All is permitted! Horny movies, the air charged with testosterone and FUN! The biggest darkroom in Berlin on 3 levels - Action + Play Areas all over the venue. Movies/ short film shows. Fetish always welcome. Two bars/ smoking areas. Techno & Tech-House Music by DJ YOSH HOUZER
May 6, 2017, 9:30am-6:30pm, SchwuZ Club. Unique/ entertaining conference: laid-back, positive atmosphere; no suits/ formalities, lots of networking possibilities, inspiring talks, music, encounters, performances, installations. 50+ mind-blowing speakers, artists, performers; 1,000+ LGBTI techies, experts, innovators, scientists, designers, artists, businesses; 10+ themes. After-party.
May 6, 2017, 10pm at Warschauer Platz 18. Flamingos, unicorns, horny guys! Berlin's new/ largest queer YOUNGSTER party! Together with FRESH PARTY into a world of warmth, joy, love and summer rhythms. DJ Patrick De Almendra plays the finest Electro/ House beats on a large electro floor, Katy Böhm on the Pop Floor plays top club songs, followed by DJ TOM w/ Trashy Oldies!
May 6, 2017, 11pm-10am, Haubentaucher. Queer dance at new/ super-cooling dance temple on 2 floors - only in Friedrichshain. Pop Paty DJs: MAGIC MAGNUS, NINA QUEER, INFLUX_ and POMOZ. Mega XXL darkroom/ cruise area, games lounge, swimming pool, art-screening. 18+ Kurz gesagt: DU WIRST ES LIEBEN! Entry 10 € - Schnaps by Brigitte Skrothum.
May 6-8, 2017, SAT midnight to MON 6am at Griessmühle. Gay-friendly dance w/ Die Orangen aka Dreems + Kris Baha (Malka Tuti), House Mannequin aka Akirahawks and Shingo Suwa (BER), Jonny Rock (LON), Paul Fleetwood (Pittsburgh), Reza Athar (Amsterdam), TK Disko (LA) - with the Cocktail d'Amore Sound Machine.
May 7, 2017, 11pm-6am, House of Weekend, Alexanderstraße 7. Gay/mixed dance nights, 2 dance floors, Electro+Pop. DJs: Kai Berlin, Guy Dahan (TLV), Stella deStroy, Jacky-Oh Weinhaus aka Sam Jones. Next: May 14 w/ Neal Porter + Oscar OZZ, Charlet C House + U-Seven; May 21 w/ Deejay Divinity, Deepneue, Martin Möchtegern, Katy Böhm; May 24 WED GMF 21st Birthday Party; May 28.
May 7, 2017, 8am at KitKatClub. Line up: Marc@Garden, Gary, Keibel66. Style: Techno & Psychedelic Trance. Special: Brunch, Sauna, Showers, Candy-Shop & more!
May 9, 2017, 8pm at CinemaxX, Potsdamer Platz. Young Brazilian directors' film story about the young soldier Bruno's search for his missing brother Leo, leading him to new freedoms among fabulous and unconventional characters; subversive designs of an alternative family, and powerful images of a possible future. A truly queer series to make one envious of Brazilian television.
May 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017, 11pm-8am, Suicide Circus: (10) FLORIAN KRUSE, OSCAR OZZ, SQIM; (17) FABIANO, BJÖRN STÖRIG, WONKERS; (24) JULIET SIKORA, LARS MOSTON, CASIMIR VON OETTINGEN, NOT USUAL, DANIELE DI MARTINO, JURIE MEMBER, SPEAKNSPELL, LORMES; (31) KANT, BONDI, BENJAMIN KNOWS. WellDone!.
May 11-14, 2017 at Kino Moviemento. QUEER FILM in all forms - glory, shame, distaste, trash and beauty. 12th annual festival by people who enjoy queer films, screening newest films plus old films, shorts or features - the queer perspective from all corners of the world to challenge normative views, propose alternate ways of thinking, and approach life and storytelling in other ways.
May 12, 2017, 11pm, KitKat. Men's Gay Dance Party; best local/international DJs; unique performers from the International gay underground scene on main floor + in the B:EAST room with even harder International techno music. Next 2017 dates: jun 9; Jul 21; Aug 18; Sep 8 - The Black & Blue Ball - Official Folsom 2017 Opening Party.
May 19, 2017, 11pm-7am. Strippers, go-gos, young male crowd. DJs GLORIA VIAGRA, STELLA DESTROY, CHARLET C.HOUSE, and KATY BÄHM. SHOW: Stella Destroy + Katy Bähm. 20th-floor Roof Bar/ Chill Zone, show, VIP Area.
May 20, 2017, 11pm-10am at Musik+Frieden, Falckensteinstr 48. BIG OUTDOOR-OPENING! CHILL&GRILL in the garden. Table Tennis Lounge by Brigitte Skrothum, candies by Amanda Cox.
On Stage: The best Trans-show in the World! Mega-Darkroom XXL. RETRO: LEBERWURST + DORIS DISSE. POP: SUGAR BROS, SIMON LA COSTE & MAGIC MAGNUS. HOUSE: MARCEL DB + KID ROX.
May 24, 2017, 11pm-8am. POP-CATHEDRAL: Edith Schröder, Gloria Viagra, Destiny Drescher. HOUSE SACRISTY: Tom Peters, Karina, Exildiscount. RETRO CLOISTER: Modeopfer, Didi Disco. Drag: Absinthia Absolut. Jacky-Oh Weinhaus + Matthias Panitz as Mary + Joseph in Bethlehem stable. Ryan Stecken + Destiny Drescher as devil + angel on schnaps. Gitti Reinhardt as sex worker Mary Magdalene.
May 27, 2017, 11pm-10am at Kesselhaus + Maschinenhaus (Kulturbrauerei). See B:east. Hot/ sexy party people. DJ GAIST (UK) + Resident DJs Brett Knacksen, Chroma, Alexio, Asaf Dolev, Oliver M, Marcel DB. Next: Jun 24 at Kulturbrauerei; Jul 22 CSD/ Pride at Funkhaus.
May 27, 2017, 11pm at SchwuZ. Electro Alternative queer dance party. Softcore-Floor House/Techno: Kiki, Ena Lind, DJ Lachs. Disco/House: Oscillator: Budino, Dama, Trent. Room of Pop: Jacky-Oh Weinhaus, trust.the.girl, marsmaedchen. Free Shots by Julius Petit & Hllywd. Cover:10€.
May 27, 2017, 12-12 at Club Kosmonaut. Cruise party for Friedrichshain students, Mitte men, Neukoelln hipsters, Schoeneberg blokes - intimate atmosphere dancing, Funktion One sound system. DJs MARC MIROIR, TKHN, DEVAN, BALAS. Summer garden with all-night outdoor dancing and prancing.
June 2-5, 2017, annual celebration of cultural & ethnic diversity of Berlin in Kreuzberg: Sunday Parade from Hermannplatz, street festival, entertainment stages, international bands, stiltwalkers, acrobats, magicians (visitors test their own abilities & skills). About 300 market stalls, food of many lands, arts & crafts and much more.
June 2, 2017, 9pm at böseBuben. New fetish party in Berlin. Three floors of sniffling, trampling and licking. Special area live show and shoot. Dresscode: sportswear and sneakers. Special guest Yaro. Tickets: 8-20€
June 2, 2017, 10pm-5am. Men Only. House MUSIC meets Sport/ Athletic. Sexy Sportswear, Scally and Trackies. DJs Felix Jackson + Dennis Sommer. Sexy Live-Show by Andrea Suàrez + Cory Prince. Hosts: Fabian + Marcel. Welcome Shots. See Addiction.
June 4, 2017, 2-4pm at Oberbaumbrücke. Whitsun Capital City cruise on the Spree River with lots of sporty guys and cool drinks - shuffle through Berlin to the music of DJ Felix Jackson with hosts CoryPrince and AndreaSuarez. See the sights from the river past the Funkturm, Berlin Dome, the Museumsviertel and the Federal Chancellery. 35€/ person includes one drink.
June 22-25, 2017. FRI Welcome Party at Woof. Bear Comedy BusTour, Main-Event Unshaved XL Saturday 10pm-5am Pop/Disco/Dance/Club Classics for hunks and bears at Club GRETCHEN, Kreuzberg; BearBrunch at Juniper/Axel Hotel + Sunday UnderBear party for bears/cubs and friends at Woof, with dancing, dark room, snacks.
June 24, 2017, from 10pm-5am at Club GRETCHEN, Obentrautstr. 19-21, Kreuzberg. Bears' and friends dance to Pop, Disco, Dance and Club Classics. Entry: 5-8 €. See Berliner Bear for more events throughout the year in Berlin and other cities.
June 25, 2017, 7pm-3am at SchwutZ, Rollbergstr. 26, Berlin Neukölln. THE classic of nude dancing pleasure held every other month - German "Schlager" pop-beats, retro pop and easy listening. DJs: Jupiter + Itzy. Admission: 5€ - open to all. Next dates: August 20, October 22, 2017
July 12-14, 2017, Funkhaus, Nalepastraße 18-50. Bringing entrepreneurs, artists and scientists to connect and learn at the heart of Europe’s startup scene. Experience inspirational storytelling, interactive forums, art installations, 175+ satellite events, live music, food, drinks, fresh air. toa.berlin
July 14-16, 2017. Three days. Creative sexuality, BDSM, tantra, ritual + other body practices; 40+ workshops, demonstrations, lectures and performances; various aspects and variations of sexuality. schwelle7 hosts ongoing dance, choreography, performance and body arts workshops. Art with body+soul... presenters from around the world.
July 14-23, 2017, Potsdamer Platz. Introducing new possibilities for society at this 10-day city festival to celebrate the summer heat of Berlin. Stage shows/ entertainment, food stalls, + queer scene information booths. Responding to right-wing populism, a movement for a diverse society of LGBTQ people, foreigners, refugees, migrants -- welcoming all/ celebrating all cultures.
July 15-16, 2017, annual weekend of Gay Pride festivities in Schöneberg, each day from 11am. Crowds throng music stages and surrounding streets, clubs and beer gardens around Nollendorfplatz in all directions. See the 2016 photos, and program for 2017 as announced, at their website.
July 19, 2017, 7pm Berlin Zoo "Elefantentor" Budapester Strasse. Sing & swing between elephants, tigers & penguins. Music/ charity event to enable school classes to visit the Zoo! A gay open-air party at Zoo Berlin - to feature: Luci van Org, Kay Ray, Roman Shamov, Daniel Zillmann aka King Mami, BVG Orchestra under the direction of Yukari Ishimot + Gerhard Hoffmann.
July 22, 2017 Berlin Gay Pride annual parade from noon, scores of floats down Kurfurstendamm to Brandenburger Tor, with half a million or so people - participants can spontaneously join the demo wherever they like - and more than a few playful public shenanigans each year. Festival between Siegessäule and Brandenburg Gate: stalls, stages entertainment, culture, politics, music. See:
July 22, 2017, 10pm-6am at Untertage, Mehringdamm 32. CSD Party - Mega-Foam-Event! “Everybody is welcome.” Laser show, TECH HOUSE + TECHNO-MINIMAL by DJs LUDO KAISER + BEATSHOKKER, big dancefloor, dark room and playspace, Jägermeister promo shots. Entry 8-10€. See facebook + website:
July 27-31, 2017, at various venues in Kreuzberg, Schöneberg, Friedrichshain, Neukölln or Mitte. In past year over 250 registered participants came to dance tango, to learn, meet friends and make new contacts. Workshops feature major international teachers and dancers and the Milongas are well attended. An open/ relaxed affair. TICKETS: Compas Studio 3/ PHYNIXtanzt.
July 28-29, 2017, at several venues. Bridging the gap between the burgeoning local scene and established, international artists, a weekend packed with over 40 live acts and surprise performances unique to queer Berlin. Musicians, DJs, performance artists from the best of the city’s over-the-top nightlife, with an out of control dance party each night, plus gourmet local foods.
August 12, 2017 (TBC). Annual Summer Saturday LGBT festival, thousands in attendance, lots of local talent performing on grounds of open-air cinema in Friedrichshain / Volkspark. Non-commercial festival celebration involves many gay clubs & institutions. See website for previous events.
September 6-10, 2017, annual weekend leather/fetish/skin/rubber events draw 25,000 visitors. Past year included: THU - Dungeon no Disco at Connection. FRI - REVOLVER Black+Blue Party/ KitKat. SAT - Fuggerstrasse streetfair, gates open noon + PIG Fetish Party/ Alte Münze. Gay Boat excursion, bars and bathhouses events begin Wednesday. See website for all events around the city.
September 9, 2017, 11pm-late at (TBC) Alte Münze, Molkenmarkt 2. Europe’s big men-only fetish party returns. Sensational dungeon labyrinth, huge horny cruising area. OPEN END and strict dresscode: all kinds of fetish gear. DJs on 2 floors TBA. Tickets on sale from May 2017.
From Mid-September, 2017 for seven weeks into October, from 6pm each Monday, at Berliner Hauptbahnhof, Invalidenstrasse 79, Mitte. The 10th year annual celebrations at the Oktoberfest tent, wooden benches and lawn. Good food, DJs, go-go dancers, drag divas, live music bands and performers on stage, and plenty of Oktoberfest beer. See each nights line-up and schedule at website:
October 6-15, 2017 (TBC) annual event. Berlin icons including TV tower and Brandenburg Gate lit up, made into backgrounds for projections. The city is transformed into a stage and the landmarks, monuments, buildings, streets and squares become the stars. National and international artists, designers and creative teams tell their stories.
October 19-23, 2017 with FRI main event at KitKat. Past year included: Welcome to Berlin at Axel Hotel + TESTOSTERON at Connection. FRI HustlaBall + Awards at KitKatClub. SAT Parties at Connection + Grosse Freiheit + Malzfabrik. SUN at APOLLO SPLASH CLUB + Closing Party at GMF. Fun with/for hustlers, hookers, pimps, streetwalkers, flesh-peddlers, porn stars + other scandalous sorts.
October 21, 2017, 11pm at Malzfabrik, Südkreuz. Once again the greatest entertainment, the hottest go-go boys of Europe and some of the best international DJs. Part of the Hustlaball Festival Weekend.
Late October, 2017, Cinema Moviemento, Kreuzberg. Pornography should be stimulating, erotic, sexy - not unwatchable as it now is. This festival will showcase the most innovative, risk-taking visionaries in film, photography, performance, music, the art scene, porno-land and even porn karaoke to challenge the erotic film genre; artists who have explored sex through their work for years.
February, 2018, HKW + various Berlin venues. Activities aim to use critical and artistic knowledge to reframe the question of the role of media today - reflective, aesthetic and speculative positions in between art, technology and culture. In a world where technology increasingly operates independently of humans, where does the power to act and mediate lie?
February 8-18, 2018 (TBC). Berlin’s largest cultural event, one of most important film industry dates. Over ten days, around 400 films shown, most either world or European premieres - every genre, length, format, from 128 countries; 300,000 tickets sold; art, glamour, parties & business deals.
February 16, 2018 (TBC), Station Berlin, Luckenwalder Str. 4-6 (station-berlin.de). Berlinale awards honor best feature film, best documentary + best short film in queer cinema. Variety stage show, stars from all over the world, followed by the TEDDY Party, probably the best party of the Berlinale. Their website - in German and English - has a trove of information and video clips.
March - April, 2018 (TBC). Europe's biggest Leather/Fetish Week of the year. Past year included; Burn Rubber-Party + In Dog We Trust; Sneaker/Sport-Party; SKIN/PUNK-Party; Fist/Fuck-Party; Easter Sunday FAST EASTER BASTARDS BERLIN party w/ fetish hunks, go-go boys, porn stars, total-darkness area, top DJs; Party-Fetish-Boat; flea market, tour + more. See:
Mid-April, 2018, annual 8-day film festival dedicated to Berlin & Brandenburg filmmakers, 3rd largest in Berlin. Feature films, documentaries, 6 world premieres. See website for past and upcoming events.