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. 1st FRI Global House Connection international DJs parties: NOV Munich Connection, DEC Paris Connection. 1st SAT Zirkus clowns, freaks, personal masquerades, house/electro/pop music. Special Disco Tea dances. Last SAT Glam House chic disco/vocals party.
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 January 30, 2017 at Schwules Museum. Exhibition examines both Klaus’ life and work, together with that of his older sister Erika (1905-1969), at the center of this story. The prototype of a modern, emancipated New Woman, she raced cars, had lesbian affairs with prominent lovers, and a close relationship with her homoerotically-inclined father, Thomas (1875-1955).
February 2 - March 5, 2017, HKW + various Berlin venues. Month of activities; contemporary rather than retrospective: approach aims to use critical and artistic knowledge gained at the festival over the years to reframe the question of the role of media today. In a world where technology increasingly operates independently of humans, where does the power to act and mediate lie?
February 3, 2017, 11pm at KitKat. The third glorious VASELINE FACTORY. See closed group facebook page.
February 3, 2017, 11pm-7am. Strippers, go-gos, young male crowd. DJs: Bevin/Charlet C House/ChrisSchmidt/ChristianTesch/DarcDelirium/Addicted/Black+Blonde/Delight/AamykoIddiols/EduardodelaTorre/Mart.I/AnnieO/BabetteConrady/Waikiki/LiquidCosmo/GloriaViagra/KellyHeelton/Kvtzner/KatyBahm/LanaDeliciosa/Menace/NicoCasceur/PatGreen/Melli Magic. 20th-floor Roof Bar/ Chill Zone, show, VIP Area.
February 4, 2017, 10pm at Warschauer Platz 18. Party for young people, friends and fans - LGBTQ and friends - edition two/ continuing first Saturdays. Main floor Disco, Deutsch-Pop, Schlager, House and Elektrobeats from DJs Katy Böhm, Patrick De Almendra, and Tom.
February 4, 2017, 11pm-10am, Haubentaucher. Queer dance at new/ supercooling dance temple on 2 floors, only found in Friedrichshain. Pop DJs: MAGIC MAGNUS, NINA QUEER, INFLUX_, KITTY VADER. House DJs: DUKES, RICO AD.HOC.. Show: NINA QUEER, MARTINA ACH WIE SÜSS + MELLI MAGIC. Mega XXL darkroom. Games Lounge. summer months swimming pool. 18+ HERRLICH! LET’S PARTY!
February 4, 2017, at Griessmühle. Saturday 12am - Monday 6am gay-friendly dance w/ Tim Sweeney (NYC), Jonathan Kusuma (Jakarta), Malka Tuti aka Asaf Samuel and Katzele (BER), Tsepo (AMS), Paolo Di Nola (BER), Omer (BER), OSCILLATOR aka Budino, Dama and Trent (BER).
February 5 + 12, 2017, 11pm-6am, House of Weekend, Alexanderstraße 7. Gay/mixed dance nights, 2 dance floors, Electro+Pop. 5th DJs: Edu de la torre, Maik Conrath, Dennis Sommer, Melli Magic + live: Epiphany Get Paid. 12th Boyahkasha meets GMF w/ DJs: Angel O, aleXio, Vicky Goldfinger, Zör Gollin, Charlet C. House + live Sherry Vine Official Page (NYC). Next: Feb 19 + 26.
February 8, 15, 22, 2016, 11pm-8am. Every Wednesday at Suicide Circus with: (8th) SUPERLOVER, STEVE BONE, RAPHAEL HOFMANN; (15th) LEE JONES, LEE JOKES, KONRAD RITTER; (22nd) MILS OHRMANN, WONKERS, DANIELE DI MARTINO. See: WellDone! Music, Revalerstr. 99 / Zugang nur über Warschauerbrücke.
February 9-19, 2017. 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 10, 2017, 11pm-10am, Kit-Kat-Club. 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: Mar 10; Apr 14; May 12; Jun 9; Jul 21; Aug 18; Sep 8 - The Black & Blue Ball - Official Folsom 2017 Opening Party.
February 10, 2017, midnight-9am. When you achieve transcendence, you have gone beyond ordinary limits. DJs Gojiberry, Babette Conrady, Joseph Diel, 2FARO, Mashyno. TRUTH and/or CONSEQUENCES TaRoT by Morgan Hasenfuß. Photo Exhibition "Transcendence" by Andrea Nucifora.
February 11-18, 2017 at Cubix, CinemaxX, Zoo Palast. Johnny is running his ailing father’s farm in Yorkshire. A young Romanian, Gheorghe, is hired for the spring season. Initial tensions between these two men soon gives way to passion which means Johnny is faced with huge new challenges.
February 11, 2017, 11pm-5am at N3 Club, Mitte. Blacklight/colored lighting, 2 bars, sexy bartenders, darkroom. With DJs Kayden Gray (LON), Robbi Rojo (MAD), Fabio Looez (PAR), Jordan Rag (BRUS), Karl Kay (PAR) rocking with TechHouse; and Daniel, Marcel and Fabian in sportswear/ showing skin. Tickets 10€. See Addiction.
Ongoing through February 12, 2017. History, influences, effects of the legendary Berlin Photographic institution. The most remote part of West Berlin, late 70s Kreuzberg was at the center of a unique transatlantic cultural exchange. From Cold War Checkpoint Charlie the workshop began an artistic airlift to the USA, outside the political-institutional norms.
February 13 + 17, 2017, CinemaxX. Two Cambridge University students in 1900 feel more for each other than mere friendship. But sexual contact remains taboo. The film deals sensitively with the grief of forbidden love. Based on the novel by E.M. Forster (A Room with a View), exquisite composition of camerawork reveals the narrow-mindedness of a society in which prudery and hypocrisy rule.
February 13-18, 2017 at CinemaxX. Two young men and a young woman set out to test the limitations of a restrictive society as well as their own sexuality at the Hainan Island surfers’ beach where they live, appearing to move casually between tradition and courageously alternative ways. But then, something happens, rocking the protagonists to the core, with deep and lasting effect.
February 13-19, 2017 at ZooPalast + CinemaxX. Elio, 17, at his parents’ country home in northern Italy during the hot, sun-drenched summer of 1983, meets his father’s charming, young, self-confident and good-looking American assistant Oliver. At first Elio is cold and distant, but tentative overtures become increasingly intimate, and a mutual attraction grows more intense.
February 15, 2017, 4:15pm at ZooPalast. While falling in love and starting an affair with the new mysterious classmate, 17-year-old Phil realizes that he finally must find out the truth about the family secret his mother and sister are keeping from him.
February 15-18, 2017, at CineStar + CinemaxX. Among the victims of Franco’s regime was the renowned author Federico García Lorca, shot and killed by fascists during early days of the Spanish Civil War. The mystery surrounding the exact location of his remains has made him a symbol for those seeking to remember and disclose hidden stories of gays and lesbians under Franco.
February 17 - 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.
February 17, 2017 at Station Berlin, Luckenwalder Str. 4-6 (station-berlin.de). Berlinale awards ceremony honors 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.
February 18, 2017, 11pm-6am at Connection. 2 dance floors, 3 floors of play areas, biggest darkroom in Berlin, cinemas, sexy/hot bartenders, DJs Katy Bähm + Patrick De Almendra.
February 18 - April 23, 2017 at C|O Amerika Haus. Total surveillance? Contemporary surveillance is not limited to visual monitoring. Yet to understand how surveillance works, it is necessary to address the photographic aspect. Works by around 20 international artists who offer different commentaries on and reactions to precisely this question.
February 18, 2016, 11pm at Musik & Frieden, Falckensteinstr 48. Iinteractive FILM-QUIZ with Brigittes in the WII-LOUNGE! Get liquor and a lead role in a porn movie. Popcorn-Girl: Amanda Cox. DJs: (House) SUPER ZANDY + MARINGO; (Pop) POMOZ, STELLA DESROY, NINA QUEER + MAGIC MAGNUS; (Retro) LEBERWURST + DORIS DISSE. Mega-Darkroom. Transen sing FILMHITS!
February 19, 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: April 23, June 25, August 20, October 22, 2017
February 25, 2017, 11pm at SchwuZ. Electro Alternative queer dance party. Softcore-Floor (House/Techno): Karina, Words, A/Ona. House/Disco: Marc Miroir, Tom Peters, Rachael. Room of Pop: Jacky Oh-Weinhaus, Mashyno, Sergio Wow Free Shots by Julius Petit + Don Franco. Free Shots by Olympia Bukakis. Cover:10€.
February 25, 2017, 11pm-10am at Ritter Butzke, Ritterstrasse 26. Big gay Dance Night; 4 floors of House, Pop + Retro. Live Sex Show/ Porn-Stars. Jerk-off contest: ALL guests allowed! First to come wins € 100/cash + champagne bottle. New Mega-Darkroom. POP DJs: KATY BÄHM, U-SEVEN, NINA QUEER, MAGIC MAGNUS. HOUSE DJs: Marion Cobretti + Matthias Schuell. 12€/ drags free.
February 25, 2017, 12-12 at Kosmonaut. Friedrichshain students, Mitte men, Neukoelln hipsters, Schoeneberg blokes - intimate atmosphere dancing, Funktion One sound system. DJs MARC MIROIR, TKHN, DEVAN, BALAS.
February 25, 2017, 11pm at Magdalena. See B:east. Hot/ sexy party people fill this cavernous club. DJ BEN MANSON + Resident DJs Oliver M, Gary M, Alexio, Miguel Mea, Fuufi, Andrei Stan, Sultonic, Rony Golding, Tiasz. Next dates in 2017: Mar 25th; Apr 29; and July 22nd CSD/ Pride Party - all at Magdalena.
March 10, 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: Apr 14; May 12; Jun 9; Jul 21; Aug 18; Sep 8 - The Black & Blue Ball - Official Folsom 2017 Opening Party.
March 14, 2017. Cinemaxx. French 2016 drama, director André Téchiné. The 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 seventeen year old boys as their relationship, at first hostile and violent, becomes one of love.
March 25, 2017, 11pm-5am at STATION 2B, Pipinstraße 2, Cologne. Blacklight/colored lighting, 2 bars, sexy bartenders, darkroom. With DJs TuNar + Kreisel rocking with TechHouse; and pornboys Allen King, Angel Cruz, Marcel and Fabian in sportswear and showing some skin. Tickets 10€. See Addiction.
April 14, 2017, 11pm-10am, Kit-Kat-Club. 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: May 12; Jun 9; Jul 21; Aug 18; Sep 8 - The Black & Blue Ball - Official Folsom 2017 Opening Party.
April 12-18, 2017. Europe's biggest Leather/Fetish Week of the year includes; Burn Rubber-Party + In Dog We Trust at Scheune; Sneaker/Sport-Party at Reizbar; SKIN/PUNK-Party at WOOF; Fist/Fuck-Party; Easter Sunday FAST EASTER BASTARDS BERLIN party at Connection w/ fetish hunks, go-go boys, porn stars, total-darkness area, top DJs; Party-Fetish-Boat; flea market, tour + more. See:
April 15, 2017, 10pm-6am at Untertage, Mehringdamm 32. Gay Easter party - The Mega-Foam-Event! “Everybody is welcome.” Laser show, Music: TECH HOUSE by DJane CHRISTAL C. COKES + CIRCUIT SOUND by DJ DOMMY DEAN. Entry 8-10€. See facebook + website:
April 16, 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.
April 16, 2017, 11pm-5am, N3 Club. 2 bars, sexy bartenders, darkroom. DJs Jordan Rag + Toni Deluca rocking with TechHouse; and pornboys Allen King, Angel Cruz, Marcel and Fabian in sportswear/ showing some skin. Tickets 12€. See Addiction.
April 19-26, 2017, 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.
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 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 2017? (TBC) at Arena Park, Eichenstraße 4 and Art Village, Flughafen Templehof. The city’s best features: unique music, culture and art. Genre barriers torn down/ redefined as techno flirts with hip hop, Arthouse with cabaret, high fashion with street wear, street food with haute cuisine and classical music with club culture and top international acts.
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, 2017, 7pm Berlin Zoo "Elefantentor" Budapester Strasse. Sing & swing between elephants, tigers & penguins. Music. A charity event to enable school classes to visit the Zoo! A gay open-air party at Zoo Berlin - past year featured: Luci van Org, Romy Haag, Ryan Plug, BVG Orchestra under the direction of Yukari Ishimot + Dirk Wucherpfennig.
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 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 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, 2017. 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.