See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the San Francisco Bay area at the link below, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
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 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.
FOURTH FRIDAYs, 7:30-9:30pm, at Modern Times Bookstore, 2919 24th St, SF. Queer hosts, and a lot of trendy sexy queers. Sign ups are at 7pm for one slot to do one piece and one piece only. You get 5 minutes; they will stop you if you go overtime. The list fills up fast!
August 6, 2016, 9pm at OMG. The Number One Premier Monthly Bollywood Dance Party of San Francisco. Delicious cocktails with a desi touch and dancing to your favorite music with DJ SSHaaN playing all the popular numbers from current hits to classic retro favorites.
September 24, 2016, 9pm-5am at The EndUp, 401 6th St. The New Asian Men 2017 Calendar Launch Party & Underwear Fashion Show featuring the new models of 2017 Calendar! Powered by Unzipped Citizen | STUD Underwear | 2EROS & SUPAWEAR. Featuring Music by DJ/Producer "DIRTY POP" DREW G & BRIAN CUA. Host: HAROLD ANUNCIACION. ShangriLa is now every 4th Saturday each month.
August 8, 2016, 9pm-2am, SF Eagle. Let loose scenario for boys/ girls/ more men... wonderland of free beard rubs, slick hands + magical dancing gogo men, where jello shots go down easy and the sounds of the discotheque parade around and intoxicate you until you finally wake up from the dream, potentially next to someone you don't remember. Got it? DJs JUAN RAMOS (Ber) + JORDEE.
August 12-13, 2016, 8pm at Nob Hill Adult Theater - Tayte Hanson - personal trainer, dancer, choreographer, model, actor, writer and photographer - joined by hottie Colton Grey (Falcon + Cocky Boys) for 8pm + 10pm SEX SHOWS.
August 13, 2016, 10pm-2am at Rickshaw Stop. Queer dance party for Dykes, lezzies, Trannies, Homos & Friends. Super ecstatic DJs Ms Jackson + China G spin the best of Nineties, HipHop, Dancepop, Soul, 80's & other danceable themes all night long. "We love music, we love queers and we LOVE to make you dance till your socks fall off!!"
August 16, 2016, 7:30pm at Oasis. SF Storytelling Series. Storytellers take us on a trippy journey as they share stories about experiences while in an altered state. Drugs, alcohol, hypnosis, sensory deprivation, and sleeplessness set the stage for a wild evening of tales told by: VIVVYANNE FOREVERMORE, WAIYDE PALMER, PHATIMA, BECKY MOTORLODGE, CARRIE DAVIS, and TOMMY SALAMI.
August 17-18, 2016, 7pm at Oasis. Sequins blaze/ punchlines fly in this homage to Dame Edna, the Diva from Down Under. Vocalist/ actor Michael L Walters takes the stage in a unique, loving, and critically acclaimed parody of Dame Edna's Broadway shows! Glamour, music, side-splitting laughter, glittering gowns, outrageous comedy, original musical numbers, and a gladioli! finale.
August 18-21, 2016, in Oakland, To facilitate conversations between the nation’s LGBTQ identified dance, music, theatre, and interdisciplinary performing artists and LGBTQ/ allied arts and entertainment presenters looking to expand their queer performance programming; to provide economic opportunity and sustainability for queer art makers nationwide. See details at:
August 20, 2016, 9:30pm - 2am, Friday at Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St, SF. California's Number One Dance Music and Video Club, 18+ event (usually on Saturdays) featuring Pop, Dance, Top40, AsianPop and venturing into the Kpop scene. LA Resident VJ LaRock + hot Asian go-go dancers. Tickets $8-$15.
August 21, 2016, 2-8pm, El Rio. Heklina, Stanley Frank + DJ Carnita present afternoon of drag, dancing + disorder. Hostesses: Heklina (MOTHER), Tom Temprano (HARD FRENCH). Turntable: Stanley Frank (SOME THING). DJs: Durt + John Fucking Cartwright. Performances: Scarlett Letters, Laundra Tyme, Mahlae Balenciaga, Gia, Dulce De Leche, Militia Scunt + SF's finest queens/hottest bodies.
August 25-27 2016, 9pm at Nob Hill, Underground Playroom. Thu: Dorian Ferro, Falcon Studios Group Exclusive, returns for his first Circle Jerk With A Porn Star in our Underground Playroom. Drop your inhibitions. Drop your drawers. Get up close and personal. Join the fun! Join the Circle! Fri/Sat: SOLO SHOWS at 8pm + SEX SHOWS at 10pm w/ Jackson Fillmore -Naked Sword, Lucas Entertainment.
August 26-27, 2016, 8pm at Nob Hill Adult Theater. Dorian Ferro, Falcon Studios Group Exclusive, returns - one not to miss - joined by local SF porn star Jackson Fillmore (Naked Sword + Lucas Entertainment) for 10pm sex show.
August 27, 2016, 10pm-10am at THE ENDUP, 401 6th St. Annual Jungle Safari Party! Wear your sexiest jungle outfits/costume. DJs BYRON BONSALL + TWEAKA TURNER. Dating Game Host JEZEBEL PATEL. Fabulous go-gos. Every 4th Saturday of each month! Next date: September 24th. See shangrilasf.net details:
August 27, 2016, 9pm at Bootie SF. King of Pop birthday month mashing him up w/ any/all genres/eras thru the night! MJ tribute Monster Drag Show featuring: SUGAH BETES, DINA ISIS, BEARONCE GROWLES, MADD DOGG 20/20, MISS SHUGANA, KAIKAI B MICHAELS, TERRI TWATWAFFLE, INTENSIVE CLAIRE + more. DJs: TRIPP, BRASS TAX, MARKY RAY, HAUTE MESS, MC2, PAUL GOODYEAR, MALDEROR, JUAN RAPIDO.
August 30, 2016, 4-8pm at OMG! Strip to underwear, cheap drinks, cruising fun in the dark. MANDATORY strip. Wear any kind of underwear - boxers, briefs, thongs - whatever. Dark beats/ dim lights/ hunky bartenders/ sexy vibe/ horny playful men. $5 cover/ FREE ENTRY w/ valid student ID. FREE clothes check. Regular Tuesday nights 10pm-2am. Next: September 6th.
September 1, 2016, 9pm-1am at 729 Bush St. Fun, Sexy/ VERY Interactive clothing-optional party not to be missed. SEX SHOW at 10:30pm, See their website for the password to this private play party. Complimentary clothes check. Tickets $20.
September 2, 2016, 9pm at Oasis. Winner of the 2016 BAR Bestie for Best Monthly Nightlife event! 48 Hills described Polyglamorous as, "Honestly one of the best gay parties in the city, with two rooms full of mind-expanding and just plain fun music, a little Burner-Faerie vibe mixed in with the half-naked mens, and an underground feel."
September 2, 2016, 9pm-4am at CLUB 21, 2111 Franklin St, Oakland. PAPI in Oakland. Special live performance by NINEL CONDE. Drag Diva hosts LULU and MS LOLA rock the crowd with the Sexiest PAPI GO-GO Boyz direct from LA and SF!! State of the art sound and Lights + fabulous Laser Light show + all your favorite Latin/ Dance/ Top 40 and Hip Hop musica.
September 3, 2016, 2-8pm, El Rio. Mar-Nov 1st Sat afternoon soul music dance/cruise party. Free BBQ til gone! DJs Carnita + Brown Amy w/ baddest all-vinyl girl group grooves/ northern soul stunners/ funky foot stompers this side of the '60s Guests: Chulita Vinyl Club, Kitty Von Quim. Performers: Glamamore, Rhani, Qween, Kitty. Tim, Devon, Jorge, Hard French Jiggalicious Dance Babes.
September 3, 2016, 10pm at Oasis. A musical about the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, with music, lyrics and book by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The show, inspired by the 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton by historian Ron Chernow, achieved both critical acclaim and box office success.
September 3, 2016, 10pm-4am at F8, 1192 Folsom Street. The Underwear Party! Amazing sound, sexy vibe, lots of room to explore, OPTIONAL CLOTHES CHECK! You are sure to end up dancing in your briefs / jockstraps / swimwear - the choice is yours for ONE NIGHT ONLY. Colossus DJ JOSH WHITAKER makes a special appearance, beats in hand... sure to make you drop your pants and DANCE!
September 4, 2016, 10pm-6am, at 1015 Folsom Street, San Francisco. Transforming SF’s favorite dance venue for an extravagant Circuit Party! Steamy crowd of HOT GUYS, majestic tribal beats til dawn, Gold GoGo GODs and bonus House dance area. DJs Morabito + Wayne G. Advance tickets online:
September 6, 2016, 7pm at GLBT Historical Society Museum/ Archives. A "Pinter-esque" play by Bryden MacDonald about three men in an apartment: an older man with a young kept boy; and another young man who wants to get the kept boy out. Suffocating, dysfunctional and kind of delicious queer drama of the sort being written in the late eighties and nineties.
September 7, 2016, Wednesday 8pm at Nob Hill Theatre. Strut your stuff on stage - First Prize $200 CASH / Second Prize $100 CASH / Third Prize $50 CASH. The contest is also an audition/ chance to join as a House Performer.
September 8, 2016, at DNA Lounge, 375 11th St. Back to School 18+ gay dance night from the creator of The Crib. DJ Sky plays pop, dance, hits, hip-hop and EDM.
September 9, 2016 + Second Fridays, at First Unitarian Church of Oakland, 685 14th St. 7:30-8pm beginners' lesson and 8-11pm dance. Gender-free contra dance sponsored by SF Bay Queer Contra Dance. Caller: Susan Petrick. Band: Will Wheeler, Isele Phoenix Harper, Yonatan Tietzz. Next: October 14 + November 11 + December 9.
September 9-10, 2016, 8pm at Nob Hill Theatre. FX Rios (Raging Stallion) makes his first appearance at the Nob Hill Theatre - with solo show at 8pm, then joined by local porn star/ bad boy Jon Shield for 10pm SEX SHOW.
September 9-10 2016, at Russian River Rodeo Grounds - Duncans Mills, Sonoma County. "The Greatest Sho-deo On Earth" - 24th annual rodeo & festival, with FRI Buckin' Hot Pool Party and SAT Big 'ol Dance Party. See their website for details and ongoing events throughout the year.
September 9-24, 2016, usually 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 11, 2016, 11am-5pm at SoMa StrEat Food Park, 428 11th St. Vegan grub every second Sunday of each month lunch+munch. Lots of food trucks & popup vendors. 10+ Amazing Vegan Vendors! Vegan specials, vegan beer, vegan Mimosas, live music. RSVP on the Very Vegan Sundays Facebook page.
September 17, 2016, 9:30pm-2am, Friday at Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St. Established in LA where GAMeBoi runs nonstop every Friday as the 18+ nightclub of choice for the Asian community. The third Saturdays San Francisco monthly event features a diverse pop and dance music mix with ventures into the kpop scene. VJ LaRock + hot Asian go-go dancers. Tickets $8-15.
September 23, 2016, 9pm-4am at Public Works, 161 Erie St, SF. Party for bears, cubs and friends on 2 floors of music and men... in the city where the party started. DJs TONY MORAN and PAUL GOODYEAR. 100’s of guys socializing and dancing all night! $20 advance tickets online.
September 23, 2016, 10pm-4am at 60 6th St. BIGGEST, sexiest stripped-down Fetish Party of FLSM Weekend. 1000-plus Men + Boys... in JOCKS, LATEX, BRIEFS, LEATHER, SPORTS GEAR... you name it... International CircuitStar DJ PAGANO returns to SF for a rare, hard bangin' 6-HOUR SET! Hot guys from around the world, dark vibe, sweaty dancing and lots of room to explore...
September 24 - October 15, 2016, 7pm at Eureka Theatre. Theatre Rhinoceros 39th anniversary season. Two brothers, the Louisiana bayou, and West African mythology swirl together in this treasured theatrical event that will leave you breathless. A hot-blooded, music-filled drama from one of the country's most exciting queer African-American voices.
September 25, 2016, 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:
September 25, 2016 at El Rio. Folsom Street soul music dance and cruise party DJs DJs Carnita + Brown Amy play 60s girl groups, early '70s soulful funk, boogaloo, garage + Northern Soul stompers. Hard French Jiggalicious Dance Club Babes shakin it down and making you move. Hard French Photo Booth. Special guests DISCWOMAN, Mozhgan, Olga T and Brown Amy, Cat Club, SF.
September 11, 2016, 8pm at Oasis. Follow The Faun as he bounces between Burning Man and Broadway. This interactive magical dance adventure is part dance class, part shamanic journey, part rave. Dress to dance, expect to sweat. Contains scenes of a sexual nature and a ritual sacrifice. Move your body, blow your mind, open your heart, tickle your fancy!
September 29 - October 2, 2016 at Groundswell Institute queer ecovillage/ retreat center; where queer spirit thrives in harmony with nature. Workshops/ interactive social activities; topics that matter most to our communities, making time for joyous connections. Boost skills, connections and wisdom to take your engagement to the next level. The focus this year: racial/ economic justice.
October 2, 2016, 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.
October 13-16, 2016. 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 at Sundance Saloon, 550 Barneveld Ave, Holiday Inn, 1500 Van Ness Ave, and Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave. Fundraising benefit for AIDS and Breast Cancer Emergency Funds.
November 13, 2016, 4pm at Herbst Theatre. Up-to-the-minute award-winning parody lampoon current events, crazes, fashions and fads. A Night at the Mint, or The Great Heist Caper Affair... Thing. Misfit criminals try to steal the one-of-a-kind Bazillion Dollar Coin from the Museum. As strange exhibits come to life after dark, can the economic future of the nation be saved from disaster?
November 25 - December 11, 2016 at Eureka Theatre. Rhinoceros Theatre Season 39. The explosive play about suppressed sexuality that took critics and audiences by storm, Equus is a timeless classic and a cornerstone of modern drama that delves into the darkest recesses of human existence.
January 20, 2016 - February 26, 2017 at New Conservatory Theatre. Michael does not believe in same-sex marriage. His partner Daniel does. As their love story unfolds, in this “work of profoundly moving art” (The Sun-Sentinel), these two men learn the consequences of their points of view. By Michael McKeever.
April 22, 2016, 8pm + April 23, 2pm at Herbst Theatre, San Francisco. Told in their own words from letters and diaries; musical highlights from all 13 comic operas. Conceived, written and directed by Barbara Heroux, featuring salon orchestra conducted by Baker Peeples + cast of familiar/ well-loved performers.
April-May, 2017 (TBC) - the 60th annual spring festival of 15 days, an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery & innovation. Screening venues normally include the Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St, SF; The New People Cinema, 1746 Post St, SF; the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, 1881 Post St, SF; and the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley. See the website for film schedules.
June 2 - July 2, 2017 at New Conservatory Theatre Center. Two young men. A battle raging in the distance. Game on. Inspired by The Iliad and the epic tale of Achilles and Patroclus, a shockingly funny, poetic and radical re-imagining of one of the oldest love stories in all of Western literature. By JC Lee.
June, 2017 (TBC). 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.
June, 2017 (TBC). Annual festival devoted to documentary cinema. Since 2001, this two week-long event 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.
June, 2017, the 41st 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 25-26, 2017 (TBC) - climaxes a month of events. See their website for media of 2016 festival celebrations at the downtown Civic Center, and the Parade from Market & Beale with over 200 contingents marching.
July 30, 2017 (TBC). 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 & Sheridan Sreets. Past year featured: Dance Party 9pm-2am at SF Eagle -throbbing, hot and raw, head-to-toe leather/ uniforms, go-go sluts, pulsating beats.
August 2-7, 2017 (TBC), the 21st birthday event weekend in the Sonoma County woods. Past year at HQ Sonoma Nesting Company. Pool Parties/ Dinners/ Tours/ PROJECT BEARWAY/ performers/ Bonfires/ Socials/ Ice Cream/ Beareoke/ UNDERBEAR PARTY. Also see Castrobear's every second Sunday bear party at 440 Castro, 4-10pm, with raffles, prizes, drink specials, hot men, and great music!